Greek metal, with all its peculiar originality can be a beautiful thing. A
semi-success for Greek metal is Fiendish Nymph, who offer their own brand of
dark metal with roots in gothic doom and old school death metal. Vocals go
from whispery to a raspy howl to poofterish gothic vocals. Songs are
constructed around a few simple chord changes that are doomy at times and
slightly power metallish at others, with keys providing some backing input.
Drums are handled well, and production is clean and clear. Again the songs
are a bit simple (sometimes reminding me of a cross between early Acheron
and The Black), leaving me with the feeling that the songs needed to be
worked out just a little bit more. But truthfully, they are no less simple
than some old school death and black metal that I enjoy (Acheron/The Black -
"Thou art lord . . thou alone!!!!).
© 2000 j. mcintyre