Olympus are a band from France that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Gods" which was released by Heart Metal Productions.
Rain and thunder sounds start off the album along with some shouting style chants to the Greek Gods before going into more of a heavier and brutal musical direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the vocals are mostly death metal growls and melodies are also added into some of the riffing.
Epic sounding synths can also be heard on a couple of tracks while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with the music also mixing in a great amount of black metal elements as well as couple of songs also adding a small amount of ritualistic sounding percussion onto the recording, classical guitars can also be heard briefly on the closing track.
Olympus plays a style of blackened death metal that is very fast, aggressive, epic and brutal sounding. The production sounds very professional while t he lyrics cover Greek Gods , Goddesses and Mythology themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Olympus and if you are a fan of blackened death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Zeus" "Hephiastos" "Apollon" and "Hades". 8 out of 10.