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Nenuial/Zwielicht (Schattenwanderer)/Wolfmond Production/2019 CD Review

vendredi 4 décembre 2020 à 05:32

 


  Nenuial  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Zwielicht  (Schattenwanderer)"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.


  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  vocals  also  adapt  to  a  more  shouting  and  ritualistic  approach  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars,  whispered  vocals  on  one  of  the  tracks  the  riffs  also  show  an  influence  of  thrash  metal  and  the  closing  track  also brings  in  elements  of  classical  music.


  Nenuial  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  aggressive  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Left  hand  Path,  Qliphoth  and  Sumerian  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  Nenuial  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hymn  To  Tiamat"  and  "Endless  Blazes  Of  Stars". 8out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/12/nenuialzwielicht-schattenwandererwolfmo.html


Intolerant Interview

vendredi 4 décembre 2020 à 02:06

 

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Intolerant has been conceived during the lockdown of March/April to show our disgust for mankind.


2.Recently you have released your first full length can you tell us a little bit more about the musical styles that you went for on the recording?

Our goal was to compose an extreme album devoted to chaos.

The guitar riffs are inspired by the cult Black Metal bands of the 90s, while the guitar solos have many Death/Thrash Metal influences.

The drums are a declaration of war from the beginning to the end of the album: extreme distortions and high speed bpm without mercy.

We recorded everything in our home studios and after the quarantine we joined Subsound Studio where we recorded the vocals, mixed and mastered the album.


3.The band members also have experience with non metal genres like industrial, darkwave, post punk, techno, rave and hip hop, do you feel working with a lot of different musical genres has made you better musicians over the years?

Absolutely yes, it’s a matter of attitude.

You can find the same nihilistic approach in many different styles of music.


4.Some of your lyrics cover satanic topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Satanism?

Satanism means rebellion. It is an attitude against the modern world, a pure concept in a polluted system of things.

Satanism stands for freedom of choice.


5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects the band explores so far with the music?

The topics are war, chaos, nihilism, misanthropy, death. 


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Intolerant'?

Hate everything, hate them all. 


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?

Artwork has been done by Warhead: he was the only who could translate in images what Intolerant was about. He is one of our favorite artists and his work fits perfectly with our style.


8.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

We are open to collaborations and guest appearances but we’ll prefer to remain a duo.


9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of war metal?

It's still too early to say it and maybe the more traditional fans of classic metal will not appreciate our musical proposal.

We turn to a limited audience in terms of musical tastes concerned to those who listen to War Metal and extreme music in all its declinations.


10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

We are both involved in many different musical projects, we still keep on doing our shit. We are constantly writing new songs and arranging new productions as it’s a need for us. Soul Devourer is preparing his solo debut under the name of  Blood Artillery while Antihuman War Machine is writing down the synth parts and will finalize the work soon. We are also start writing new songs for the next Intolerant releases.


11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Same place, same style. We don’t think we are gonna change anything.


12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Blasphemy, Conqueror, Diocletian, Revenge, Black Witchery: all the masters of War Metal. Obituary, Cryptopsy, Carcass, Morbid Angel concerning our Death Metal heroes. Darkthrone, Craft, Marduk, Mayhem are among our favorites.  We also found lots of similarity with raw punk bands such as Raw Noise, Doom, Discharge, Wretched that have strongly influenced us.


13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? 

No.

https://www.facebook.com/intolerantband/

https://intolerant.bandcamp.com/releases

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/12/intolerant-interview.html


Wolfkrieg/Todesstrafe/We Are At War Records/2020 Split EP Review

vendredi 4 décembre 2020 à 01:59

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Russia's  Wolfkrieg  and  Italy's  Todesstrafe  which  was  released  by  We  Are  At  War  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Wolfkrieg  who  return  with  their  national  socialist  style  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  drum  beats  and  heavy  riffing  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal screams  a  few  seconds  later.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  songs  also  giving  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  National  Socialism  and  Paganism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Wolfkrieg  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  national  socialist  black  metal  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Sons  Of  Hyperborea".


  Next up  is  Todesstrafe  who  return  with  their  national  socialist  style  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts out  with  World  War  II  era  German  military  music  samples  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  and  the  music  sticks  mostly  to  a  mid  tempo  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  War,  Europe  and  National  Socialism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Todesstrafe  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  national  socialist  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the split.


  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  national  socialist  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.


  https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wolfkrieg/3540358636

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Todesstrafe/3540424916  


      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/12/wolfkriegtodesstrafewe-are-at-war.html


Bhleg/Odhin/Nordvis Produktion/2021 CD Review

vendredi 4 décembre 2020 à 01:32

 


  Sweden's  Bhleg  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  folk  influenced  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "Odhin"  which  will  be  released  in  2021  by  Nordvis  Produktion.


  Nature  sounding  and  chants  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  When  guitar  solos  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  acoustic  guitars  also  add  elements  of  folk  music  onto  the  recording. 


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  clean  pagan  vocals  also  being  added  on  some  of  the  tracks.


  When  keyboards  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  and  epic  feeling  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  adding  tribal  drums  and  folk  instruments  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  used  briefly,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  instrumentals.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  Paganism,  Nature,  Existence  and  Cosmos  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Bhleg  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  folk  influenced  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Vyss"  and  "Drommen  on  vardtradet".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/12/bhlegodhinnordvis-produktion2021-cd.html


Lycopolis/The Procession/Azure Graal Records/Snow Wolf Records/2021 Full Length Review

jeudi 3 décembre 2020 à 05:40

 


  Egypt's  Lycopolis  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "The  Procession"  which  will  be  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Azure  Graal  and  Snow  Wolf  Records.


  A  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  a  few  seconds  later.  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  an  Egyptian  and  Arabic  vibe  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high pitched  black  metal  screams.  The  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  exotic  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  bringing  in  an  instrumental  as  the  album  progresses.


  On  this  recording  Lycopolis  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black  metal  that  they  have  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Egyptian  Mythology  and  History  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Lycopolis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tamarisk"  "Uraeus"  "Separate  The  Sky  from  the  Earth"  and  "Who  Goes  Up  From  the  Horizon".  8 out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/12/lycopolisthe-processionazure-graal.html