Monday, January 18, 2010
Daemonia Nymphe - Krataia Asterope/ Δαιμόνια Νύμφη - Kραταια Aστεροπη
Taking a break from my goofy black metal obsession, here is a very beautiful album from Greek pro-Ancient Gods neofolk group Daemonia Nymphe. Great to see a group, not unlike Portugal's Sangre Cavallum, who adapts the neopagan/ neofolk ethos to a culture which hasn't lost any of its legitimacy to Nazism. I had made a post on my tumblr last year about my truly mixed opinions of neofolk where I described a class of culture-loving, almost apolitical groups that included Waldteufel, Sangre Cavallum, and Sturmpercht. I would of course add Wardruna to this list, and Daemonia Nymphe as well. Hellenic in all its qualities: ethereal, genuine, strong, limber. Keyboards may be present, but new age cheesiness is kept to a minimum. Praised be Bacchus!