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Review: Eurynomos - From the Valleys of Hades
From the Valleys of Hades

Label: Iron Pegasus Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 49:35
Tracks: 12
Genre: Black/Thrash


Review online: June 23, 2021
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (9 Votes)

If you wondered what happened to Okkulto after he left Desaster, then wonder no longer. He landed here, in Eurynomos—a band that obviously exists to carry on the sound that Desaster perfected on Tyrants of the Netherworld and subsequently drifted off of. Not to say Desaster have not cranked out some fine works in the years since then, but there is just an essential element of dirty thrashing that they never quite managed to nail.

This album nails it. Here are all the down-and-dirty black-thrashing riffs you could want, blazing away in songs about myth, magic, death, and killer bats. Okkulto thankfully sounds exactly like he used to, and so this whole album is like a shot of pure nostalgic adrenaline right into your veins. Overall, the recording job is a bit muted, and needs more presence, but the overdriven guitar sound can't be argued with, and the energy level on this disc is a pleasure to hear. If you miss the old A Touch of Medieval Darkness days, then get this fucker.

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