Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma


8.3 | 170 votes |
Release date: 27 February 2012
Style: Blackened progressive metal, Psychedelic rock

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120 have it
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01. Mountain Of Horror
02. Let Your Devil Come Inside
03. Against The Curse, We Dream
04. When All Is Black
05. Into The Gates Of Time
06. Haire Pneuma Skoteino

Line-up
Haris - synthesizers
Theoharis Lirantzakis - guitars, vocals
Dimitris "Dim" Makrantonakis - bass, acoustic guitars

Session musicians
Giannis "Ioannis" Chionidis - drums
Dimitris Dimitrakopoulos - additional vocals

Additional info
Mastered by Jens Bogren, Sweden.
Mixed at Lunatech Studios, Greece.
Artwork by Jesse Peper.

Staff review by
Doc Godin
Rating:
9.3
It has been philosophized that at every moment the universe destroys itself, then recreates itself just as quickly. If this were true, the only appropriate emotion for any human to have is a state of constant, yet pleasant surprise. Now, this theory does sound like a pile of absurd bullshit to me, but it seems like it can be appropriately applied to this bizarre form of black metal that Hail Spirit Noir put forth.

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published 26.02.2012 | Comments (18)

Bouncy, catchy, spooky, sinister, campy black metal.

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17.03.2012 - 05:12
Rating: 10
piratebay
Psychedelic rock & progressive metal & black metal mixed perfectly!!
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08.04.2012 - 02:16
Rating: 9
strade
How have I just now gotten to this one?
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08.04.2012 - 05:25
Rating: 9
Unhealer
Eclecticist
"When All Is Black" sounds like Heroes Del Silencio playing black metal.
And it sounds awesome.
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14.08.2012 - 22:35
Rating: 10
GODlike
Thumbs up for the band's effort. It's very original despite the fact that it has elements from long forgotten musical genres.
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12.09.2012 - 02:37
Rating: 7
Czerny Reiter
I finally got around to check this out and must say that, while the BM aspect is rather light, it corresponds to the lightheartedness of the whole effort which is what makes it all come together so well.

There are some sections that seem a bit disjointed and "Let your devil..." does feel a bit weak, but this is really catchy and interesting metal.
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12.09.2012 - 04:18
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I don't like this at all
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forever bummed out
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12.09.2012 - 18:14
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Boxcar Willy on 12.09.2012 at 04:18

I don't like this at all

I don't like you at all
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18.09.2012 - 22:18
Rating: 8
Draugen
This album just oozes of playful creativity and is so much fun to listen to. It has a very distinct sound that I instantly fell in love with. Much of this is due to the contrast between the consistent, almost creepy, psychedelic undertones and the straight up catchy craziness from time to time.

If I had to complain about something, it would probably have to be that the clean vocals sometimes had a tendancy to annoy me ever so slightly. But at the same time they do have a sense of charm about them which suits the music quite nicely so it is not that big of a deal.
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17.10.2012 - 21:09
Ruin
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I'm going to give this a ten.Not because it's perfect it's because they deserve it.
Looking forward to their future work.
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25.11.2012 - 19:26
Fritillaria
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Kinda this album sounds a bit unfamiliar to me and still don't know how I should vote this one
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13.02.2013 - 16:47
Rating: 8
R'Vannith
ghedengi
I imagine this guys vocal work would honestly go well on a soundtrack to some old western film.
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24.09.2013 - 00:40
Rating: 9
mz
I wish Pneuma was longer.I feel unsatisfied when it finishes, just like Murmuüre
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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04.05.2014 - 01:12
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Great, but not as great as Oi Magoi.
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04.05.2014 - 03:53
Rating: 9
mz
Written by Erik M. on 04.05.2014 at 01:12

Great, but not as great as Oi Magoi.

I strongly disagree. This is better way than OM.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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04.05.2014 - 04:56
Lit.
Account deleted
Yes, it is.
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04.05.2014 - 05:23
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Erik M. on 04.05.2014 at 01:12

Great, but not as great as Oi Magoi.

This is vastly superior to Oi Magoi for me.
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05.05.2014 - 00:31
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by mz on 04.05.2014 at 03:53

I strongly disagree. This is better way than OM.


Fine by me. I think it's the other way around.
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05.05.2014 - 00:32
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Alex F on 04.05.2014 at 05:23

This is vastly superior to Oi Magoi for me.


I know. You already told me on the Oi Magoi MS page.
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23.09.2014 - 00:06
Rating: 10
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by Erik M. on 04.05.2014 at 01:12

Great, but not as great as Oi Magoi.

Yeah, I'm also gonna have to disagree with you there. Oi Magoi is great, but I think it lacks some of the tongue in cheek playfulness that made this one so good. There's nothing quite like "KILL YOUR MOTHER WHILE YOU'RE STILL IN HER WOMB!" or "YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, YOU KNOW!" on OM
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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26.09.2014 - 23:23
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Apothecary on 23.09.2014 at 00:06

Yeah, I'm also gonna have to disagree with you there. Oi Magoi is great, but I think it lacks some of the tongue in cheek playfulness that made this one so good. There's nothing quite like "KILL YOUR MOTHER WHILE YOU'RE STILL IN HER WOMB!" or "YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, YOU KNOW!" on OM


Quite a few people disagreeing with me here it seems... Have spun this one only twice so far, so my opinion on it can still change.
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31.01.2015 - 00:32
Fearmeister
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Okay, I'm gonna eat my own boot and say that my opinion on this album has changed. Still not as good as Oi Magoi but I've came to the conclusion that I should give both albums (almost) equal love.
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31.01.2015 - 00:47
Rating: 9
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Guest on 31.01.2015 at 00:32

eat my own boot

... Wut?
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31.01.2015 - 00:48
Fearmeister
Account deleted
Written by Karlabos on 31.01.2015 at 00:47

... Wut?


I was kinda shitting on it a few months ago.
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10.02.2017 - 18:42
Rating: 9
VIG
King Crimson plays black metal?

Great album.
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04.05.2017 - 19:53
Rating: 10
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by VIG on 10.02.2017 at 18:42

King Crimson plays black metal?

Great album.

It does have a strong King Crimson vibe about it, doesn't it? Never really thought of it in that light before, but now that you mention it that's totally accurate
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Written by RaduP on 14.01.2016 at 02:08

So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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04.05.2017 - 20:08
Rating: 9
VIG
Written by Apothecary on 04.05.2017 at 19:53

Written by VIG on 10.02.2017 at 18:42

King Crimson plays black metal?

that's totally accurate

Yes it is
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