When the second wave of black metal exploded in the early 90’s, black metal bands were popping up around every part of the world and needless to say, a lot of talented bands slipped under the radar of the general populous. One such band is the Greek black metal band Necromantia, who released two splendid records in the 90’s. Their debut, ‘Crossing the Fiery Path’ set the stage with an approach to black metal that took at lot of queues from traditional heavy metal. This album also introduced the world to the concept of a rhythm section composed of an 8-string bass in place of a traditional guitar. These ideas would be polished and improved upon and it wasn’t until 1995, that Necromantia released their magnum opus, ‘Scarlet Evil Witching Black’ which saw the band materialize their out of the box ideas with excellence and flair.