Meneapneontes – Promachos
Greek mythological metallers Meneapneontes thrash up the soundwaves with their Grecian ancestry-fueled extreme metal.
These guys write great music and lyrics, but it is a tough listen due to their ancient style of mythological metal. Take the best elements of Tyr, Eluveitie and Borknagar all rolled up into one, which is pretty interesting. You’re treated to the extremes of black metal, then folk-inspired metal rhythms and vocal parts, and then you’re subjected to the triumphant battle cry energy some of their songs present. You’ll feel like as if you’re a mighty warrior fighting the turbulent powers generated by Greek god Zeus and goddess Medusa. People, “Promachos” is as real as it gets with it coming off sounding very sincere, as Meneapneontes has done a superb job describing their cultural ancestry from times past.
The sound is very good on this 11 tracker and makes for a good listening experience, especially to the point where you feel as if you’re a part of their fantasy journey. I can only imagine their songs being used for a soundtrack to a movie inspired by Greek Mythology someday, haha. Very, very interesting and insanely done… Want to experience fantasy-based Greek mythology, don’t look any further as Greece’s Meneapneontes will take you on a wild ride of your dreams you’d probably rather stay away from. Murdher/Satanath Records Sarjoo Devani