Despite the remarkable music that Norway was able to produce in the early 1990s in the field of black metal, the Greeks could perhaps boast equally about their own contributions to the genre during that same time period.
Unlike the Norwegian scene, the Greek scene by and large stayed more true to the genre’s 80s roots throughout the formative years of the scene, incorporating a good deal of traditional heavy metal elements into their music—particularly a band such as Varathron.
There were a number of bands that emerged from this scene, however, that made significant contributions, such as Necromantia, Rotting Christ, Thou Art Lord, Kawir, Agatus, and Zemial. All of these projects continue to this day, though, like many of the Norwegian bands, some of them do not quite resemble what they sounded like two decades ago.
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