Into the Coven

Into the Coven: Malokarpatan – Nordkarpatenland Review

Eastern Europe, where some reserved folks live and mostly keep to themselves. Amongst those folks, Slovakians witnessed a lot of political volatility in the recent past which resulted in the separation of Czech Republic and Slovakia in early 90s. This civil unrest resulted in the rise of a small circle of black metal artists in the more recent past which formed the foundation of Malokarpatan along with other projects like Krolok, Temnohor, and Algor.

Into the Coven

Into the Coven: Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil Review

The Greeks who would become the prominent members of what we call the Hellenic black metal scene experimented with different sounds before reaching their final shape. Some of them started their journey playing raw, aggressive grindcore and spent years chasing a contract for their debut. Others tried out the early death metal sound before taking part in one of the cornerstone splits of the country. Through experimentation and desire to find their unique approach to “evil metal”, Greeks cultivated their own sound, which resulted in what could be considered the most important wave of Hellenic black metal releases around 1992.