Cyanna Mercury – Archetypes

Self-release      21.11.2016

They call it “Psychedelic Folk” – the Greek act Cyanna Mercury present a pretty ambitious debut album – and with ambitious I mean that they did everything to put their creation into a proper frame. Dimitris Lilis produced the sound, the mix was done by Alex Bolpasis (The Noise Figures, Whereswilder etc.) and the mastering by James Plotkin (Electric Wizard, Moon Duo, Merzbow, John Carpenter, St. Vitus etc.). The album also features guest appearances by Kafka (voice in “Horse Dark As Night”, “Hermes” and “Ode To The Absent Father”), Esterina (backing vocals in “Horse Dark As Night”, “The Lunatic”, “Lilith” and “There Will Be A Time”), Stella Valasi (santouri in “Nothing We Can Do”), Kostas Karagiannakis (bouzouki in “The Lunatic”) and Phil Diamond (backing vocals in “Lilith”)

For me it is like time-travel to the “Swinging 60s” – not just Psychedelic Woodstock Mamas Papas Miniskirts and Hippies or Austin Powers-“groovy”, but also as a reference to the birth of Hardrock. Plus those Greek Folk elements, and these clean vocals with the occasional touch of Johnny Cash, or even Glenn Danzig in those darker moments (“Nothing We Can Do”). Apropos singer – Spyreas Sid has an appealing, remarkable voice, and you should check out this band just for his intense performance alone. |

Cyanna Mercury ☿ The Lunatic · #Archetypes

  • 9/10
    Bewertung / rating - 9/10

Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too. MA Master of Arts, English and American studies & Media communication = completed two full studies parallel within 5 years; very proud of my achievement - a bit later in life thanks to a scholarship - as a working class girl in a highlyconservative-romancatholic nation...

Leave a Reply