MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

MAYHEM IN BLUE

Hail Spirit Noir

Experimental/Post Metal


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Hail Spirit Noir Mayhem In Blue album cover
3.98 | 28 ratings | 4 reviews | 32% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy HAIL SPIRIT NOIR Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. I Mean You Harm (3:55)
2. Mayhem In Blue (7:57)
3. Riders To Utopia (4:38)
4. Lost In Satan's Charms (10:52)
5. The Cannibal Tribe Came From The Sea (6:51)
6. How To Fly In Blackness (6:16)

Total Time 40:29

Lyrics

Search HAIL SPIRIT NOIR Mayhem In Blue lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search HAIL SPIRIT NOIR Mayhem In Blue tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Theoharis Liratzakis / guitars, lead vocals
- Haris / synths
- Dimitris "Dim" Makrantonakis / bass, acoustic guitar, guitar solos

With:
- Dimitris Dimitrakopoulos / clean vocals
- Håkon Freyr Gustafsson / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Ra.design with Olia Pishchanska (photo)

CD Dark Essence Records ‎- KAR118 (2016, Norway)

LP Dark Essence Records ‎- KAR118 LP (2016, Norway)

Thanks to ole-the-first for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
Edit this entry

HAIL SPIRIT NOIR MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy HAIL SPIRIT NOIR Mayhem In Blue Music


Mayhem In BlueMayhem In Blue
Import
Sony Music Canada Inc. 2016
Audio CD$9.88
$13.09 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy HAIL SPIRIT NOIR music online Buy HAIL SPIRIT NOIR & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

HAIL SPIRIT NOIR Mayhem In Blue ratings distribution


3.98
(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(32%)
32%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
36%
Good, but non-essential (11%)
11%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
Poor. Only for completionists (18%)
18%

HAIL SPIRIT NOIR Mayhem In Blue reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Warthur
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Hail Spirit Noir's third album finds them seeing just how far apart they can take the two poles of their sound - psychedelic rock and black metal - whilst still bridging the two worlds effectively. Just as you think they've entirely succumbed to one sonic world, elements of the other erupt into the sound, and yet somehow manage to come across like an entirely natural aspect of the song, even though I'm damn sure the Pink Fairies never threw in screamed vocals and blast beats into their songs. Although I don't think it quite hits the perfect blend that was offered by Oi Magoi, it's still another interesting mutation of the band's sound that proves the sheer versatility of their schtick.
Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars "Mayhem in Blue" is the 3rd full-length studio album by Greek progressive metal act Hail Spirit Noir. The album was released through Dark Essence Records in October 2016. It´s the successor to "Oi Magoi" from 2014. Hail Spirit Noir was formed in 2010 by three members of Transcending Bizarre?. The band released their debut full-length studio album "Pneuma" in 2012.

Stylistically the music on "Mayhem in Blue" continues the psychadelic/space rock tinged progressive extreme metal style of the first two albums by the band. It´s music which owes as much to artists like early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind as it does to an act like Darkthrone and their ilk. The black metal element is relatively restrained here though, but there are a couple of pretty raw moments featured on the album (including a few blast beats). Mostly though we´re treated to a more mellow, dark, and twisted progressive rock/metal sound. Keyboards and especially organ play an important role in the band´s music, and you can add The Doors to the list of influences as keyboard player Harris often sounds like a bizarre dark carnival version of Ray Manzarek.

"Mayhem in Blue" features 6 tracks and a full playing time of 40:29 minutes, and all tracks featured on the album are high quality compositions. The tracks are adventurous, memorable, and dynamic. The catchiness of the material is one of the great assets of the album, and even the 10:52 minutes long "Lost in Satan's Charms" is instantly catchy. It´s probably because the band don´t go overboard with complex song structures and technical playing, but instead keep it relatively simple and focused on atmosphere. Simple doesn´t mean regular vers/chorus simple though and the band often break away from that tried and true formula to create more adventurous structures, but they still manage to keep things accessible.

The musicianship is strong on all posts, and the playing tight yet organic. Lead vocalist/guitarist Theoharis has a powerful raspy black metal style vocal delivery, but the pleasant warm clean vocals by guest vocalist Dimitris Dimitrakopoulos are even stronger. The combination of the two vocal styles bring much to Hail Spirit Noir´s music. "Mayhem in Blue" features a raw organic sound production, which brings out the best in the music, and upon conclusion it´s another really strong release by Hail Spirit Noir. A 4.5 star (90%) rating is deserved.

Latest members reviews

4 stars If you know of Greece's Hail Spirit Noir, you know they're weird. Firstly, there's a 70's feel infused throughout their music, as if this could be an obscure, psychedelic-oriented band from progressive rock's golden age. The keyboards, sometimes imitating the waver of a flute, sometimes maintain ... (read more)

Report this review (#1732017) | Posted by Insin | Saturday, June 10, 2017 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Hello from Greece.I ve always appreciated the greek black metal scene from its beginning.i believe that black metal is a music with a wide range of imagination,a technical music and so underrated.For me there are two lets say schools of black metal.norwegian and greek.I purchased the latest releas ... (read more)

Report this review (#1715896) | Posted by KOSKAR | Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of HAIL SPIRIT NOIR "Mayhem In Blue"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives