Sunday, October 4, 2015
Deviser - Unspeakable Cults (1996)
Greek black metal back in the 90's was a spectacular departure from its Scandinavian counterparts; instead of cold and alienating, its warm Mediterranean mysticism was very much ahead of the times. More directly inspired by classic metal, Hellenic black metal bands like Deviser relished not just in black metal brutality, but the power of Olympian melodies that their music so often included. Unspeakable Cults is one the best examples of this early scene, as it is the ideal balance between chaos and harmony. Definitely recommended.