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Release date: 27 February 2012
Style: Blackened progressive metal, Psychedelic rock


8.3 | 161 votes


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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

Lyrics (6)

Haris - synths
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

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.

published 26.02.2012 | Comments (18)

Staff pick by
Doc Godin

26.02.2012 Bouncy, catchy, spooky, sinister, campy black metal.

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piratebay - 17.03.2012 at 05:12  
Rating: 10 Psychedelic rock & progressive metal & black metal mixed perfectly!!
strade - 08.04.2012 at 02:16  
Rating: 9 How have I just now gotten to this one?
Unhealer - 08.04.2012 at 05:25  
Rating: 9 "When All Is Black" sounds like Heroes Del Silencio playing black metal.
And it sounds awesome.
GODlike - 14.08.2012 at 22:35  
Rating: 10 Thumbs up for the band's effort. It's very original despite the fact that it has elements from long forgotten musical genres.
Czerny Reiter - 12.09.2012 at 02:37  
Rating: 7 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.
Boxcar Willy - 12.09.2012 at 04:18  
  I don't like this at all
Alex Fenger - 12.09.2012 at 18:14  
Rating: 9
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
Draugen - 18.09.2012 at 22:18  
Rating: 8 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.
Ruin - 17.10.2012 at 21:09  
  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.
Fritillaria - 25.11.2012 at 19:26  
  Kinda this album sounds a bit unfamiliar to me and still don't know how I should vote this one
R'Vannith - 13.02.2013 at 16:47  
Rating: 8 I imagine this guys vocal work would honestly go well on a soundtrack to some old western film.
mz - 24.09.2013 at 00:40  
Rating: 9 I wish Pneuma was longer.I feel unsatisfied when it finishes, just like Murmuüre
Erik M. - 04.05.2014 at 01:12  
Rating: 8 Great, but not as great as Oi Magoi.
mz - 04.05.2014 at 03:53  
Rating: 9
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.
Lit. - 04.05.2014 at 04:56  
  Yes, it is.
Alex Fenger - 04.05.2014 at 05:23  
Rating: 9
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.
Erik M. - 05.05.2014 at 00:31  
Rating: 8
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.
Erik M. - 05.05.2014 at 00:32  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger 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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