This next song is from their 2001 self-released CD, O Vothros Anoikse. It integrates folk music on a traditional Greek instrument, the bouzouki, with Modern Metal to form what N-Carkade calls Agrotic Metal.
This song’s unique sound is what hooked me on this band. It is really such a different sound that I included it as one of the songs that I sent to Joey.
Here is a Fan Slideshow Video set to this song.
For the uninitiated, the bouzouki is usually an eight string instrument configured in four pairs of strings also called four courses . The original bouzouki had three courses and is first known fretted instrument. This instrument eventually found its way to Ireland where it is still incorporated in their folk music. Knowledge of this instrument by immigrants to the Appalachians gave birth to its shorter neck descendant, the Mandolin. It is an instrument that is on my wish list.
Here is a solo from a song called Diplopenies played on the Bouzouki.