Ilios Thanatou are a band from Greece that plays a mixture of dissonant black metal, grind and hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2023 album "Μαρμαρωμένη Απόγνωση".
Clean playing starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to t hem. Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also add in a decent amount of grindcore elements.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody. Hardcore style vocals are also utilized at times along with the songs also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. The music also has its dissonant moments.
Tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing and a couple of songs also adds in a brief use of Gregorian chants, clean playing and synths along with the closing track also adding in some spoken word parts. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Greek and cover antifascist and solidarity values.
In my opinion Ilios Thanatou are a very great sounding mixture of dissonant black metal, grind and hardcore and if you are a f an of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Νεκρή Τάξη" " Πνέουμε τα Λοίσθια" and "Σύγκορμο Ρίγος ". 8 out of 10.