Their music is a revamped take on it all. This is true heavy metal with a solid emphasis on the speediness of thrash.

The mid ‘80s was an evolutionary time for heavy metal. The pioneers were performing in stadiums and their music was splintering like wild fire. This was the golden age of metal and nearly every form of the genre can be traced back to this time period.

Nowadays, nearly every band with a crunchy guitar riff or violent scream is labeled as metal. The micro-genres are so convoluted they sound more like food dressings than they do descriptions of the extreme. It’s difficult developing an original sound but amazingly some bands still manage to do it…

Disharmony from Greece has been an active moniker since 1996 and they are definitely worthy of your eardrums. Their music is a revamped take on it all. This is true heavy metal with a solid emphasis on the speediness of thrash. The Abyss Noir is a guitar driven album, the epic sounds attempted by J. Karousiotis and Stefanos Georgitsopoulos are more than just refreshing, they are vitalizing! Prominent drum work of Thanos Pappas equalizes the overall sound while the distinguished bass lines of Panagiotis Gatsopoulos keep things moving for the listener. The vocals of Chris Kounelis are clear and powerful but not overbearing.  His vocal range is simply amazing, from upbeat tempos to slower ballads, his strength is unmistakable. Highlight tracks are: “Vain Messiah”, “Delirium”, “The Abyss Noir” and “The Caravan”.

Although I haven’t been a fan of Metallica for years, I really appreciate the band’s cover of “Disposable Heroes” which brings new life to a well-worn track.

Disharmony has carved a solid niche for themselves with The Abyss Noir, a refreshing record that re-emphasizes metal’s roots.  Check out this revitalizing release! \m/

Disharmony are:

  • Chris Kounelis – Vocals
  • J. Karousiotis – Guitars
  • Stefanos Georgitsopoulos – Guitars
  • Panagiotis Gatsopoulos – Bass
  • Thanos Pappas – Drums
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