ALBUM REVIEW: Spartan – Of Kings And Gods | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 14.01.22







Since the good ol’ days of 300BC, ‘Spartan’ has come to mean primitive, without excess, or barren – everything this ambitious musical project isn’t. Dutch metal band Spartan took a look at Ancient Greek Mythology and thought, “Nice, but could do with a bit more pizzazz.” Sprinkle on some buttery-smooth riffs from dual lead guitars, overlay the war drums and punctuate everything with growls intimidating enough to have Leonidas quaking in his sandals, and you’ve got yourself a Spartan track.

Former mythology-obsessed kids who have become full blown metalheads’ is a niche audience – but Spartan do an exceptional job at catering to their crowd with gusto so theatrical you can practically smell the dry ice.


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