Hell-enic Yeah! Here we go, an ancient sounding Greek Black Metal album once again. Maybe you know Medieval Demon during their years between 1992 and 1998. They have released a couple of demos, a split with Invocation and a full-length called “Demonolatria” which was released by the infamous Unisound Records. It seems they weren’t satisfied the way they left the scene so they reformed in 2013 and started writing for a follow up for their debut. It is nice to see there are 2 different approaches towards the sound once created by Thou Art Lord, Rotting Christ, Varathron, Necromantia, Deviser and such. The ones who are embracing the majesty as a whole and create their own unholy funerals with scarlet witching signs of evil existence and you have troops who use it as a fundament and take a darker twist or two.
Medieval Demon is one of the latter as it creates a more theatrical occult atmosphere within their songs as the use of the keyboards are more in the 1970s Horror vein. It is a twist that differs them from the ancient scene, but it also gives a cram-full sound from time to time, which I can imagine that will take a spin or 3 to get adjust to. I love the use of the bombastic kettledrum-like sound in Greek Black Metal and Medieval Demon isn’t afraid to use them frequently. Fancy some Greek Necromantic Spiritual Black Metal from the Abyss, you have to check out Medieval Demon. (Ricardo)