I enjoy the old glory days of this stuff! So mystical! So exotic and heavy metal!! It is really great!!!
I think the main reason why these bands were overlooked by the metal scene is because 1) they didn't really have an image (poor country, can't buy fancy wear, you know?) and 2) the sound they "created" was not as dynamic and weird as the Scandanavian stuff. I mean, most of these Greek bands used palm mutes and the Scandinavians did not. So that was special at the time. Oh yes, and they had more publicity (murders, burnings, etc).
But regardless, the Greek stuff remains my favorite type of extreme metal. So romantic and heavy!! It remains close to me forever!!!
SON OF THE MOON!!!!!!!