A lot of orchestral metal bands first write songs with guitar as a base and then add the orchestral and choir parts. Septic Flesh is different. Christos
Antoniou (guitar & orchestral arrangements) is the key person in that. He has a
bachelor degree in composing classic, barok and romantic music and that is the
base of the songs. First he writes the classical parts on piano and then adds the metal
instruments. The result is that a lot of songs sound like soundtracks and that
they are very bombastic. It all sounds very gigantic and the lyrics about Greek
myth written by Sotiris fit perfectly.
With this new album Septic Flesh shows that they are the band in this genre all the
other black/death orchestral metal bands have to compete with. The dark metallic
riffs, the dragon vocals of Seth and this combined with cinematic orchestral
music has never sounded better. You can compare Septic Flesh with a band like Dimmu
Borgir, but this new album 'Titan' beats them on every front. "Burn" indeed
burns everything to pieces with its evil sound and the perfect riffs in
combination with the choirs and the high speed in a song like "Titan"
genius. They say that there is no such thing as perfection, but when you listen
to this album spin after spin, you have to conclude that this album gets very
I can't name a thing that they should improve on, on the next album.
Every song is an adventure by itself, I advice you to go on this journey with
the album Titan(ic).