Xaris Beledakis, an editor on the Greek rock and metal website Greek Rebels reviewed “Metallia”
Greekrebels.gr is an online magazine that promotes and supports the Greek & global rock/metal scene for the last 14 years.
I am very grateful for his beautiful words, the fantastic review and spirit that he has given to this album.
He says about Metallia:
That’s exactly what Metallia has done. Diversity. Listening to it I realized that each song melodies separately and a different human mood, as is also shown by the change of atmosphere from piece to piece. Musically you will meet straightforward references to Jim Matheos (more with O.S.I than with Fates Warning) and the Vai/Satriani a bit, while subconscious 70s prog influences coupled with classical music become apparent with a closer second listening. So we’re talking about a disc that escapes the “leaks” called heavy metal and gets the freedom to look for a different path. Either this is called art rock, or just experimental.
Personally, I would consider a crime if someone restricted the “Metallia” by calling it a progressive instrumental album, as this alone it is not. All-out musicians will already have welcomed Oh. as the new rising star of the domestic scene. The rest of the ordinary listeners, as well as the cinephiles (why not?) who choose to listen to it, will not lose, provided they are concentrated because it’s not one of those works that you just listen to for time to pass.
Please read the FULL review on GreekRebels.gr in Greek (translation below)