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Yfel 1710/Zlatują się Ćmy/Pagan Records/2022 Full Length Review

vendredi 7 octobre 2022 à 05:52

 


  Yfel  1710  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  raw,  aggressive,  melodic  and  traditional  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2022  album  "Zlatują  się  Ćmy"  which  will b e  released  in  November  by  Pagan  Records.

  
  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.   Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also   very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also h ear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  guitar  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  old  school  influences  which  they  also  take  into  a  more  modern  direction  along  with  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  musical  direction.

  Yfel  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  aggressive,  melodic  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Yfel  1710  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  aggressive,  melodic  and  traditional  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "  Numinosum  nocy"  "Zbieracz  Ciał"  "Przybądź, Diable"  and  " Jeste ś Bramą".  8  out  of  10.

  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yfel1710 

Bandcamp: https://yfel1710.bandcamp.com/ 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/10/yfel-1710zlatuja-sie-cmypagan.html


Gorycz/Kamienie/Pagan Records/2022 Full Length Review

vendredi 7 octobre 2022 à 04:43

 


   Gorycz  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  progressive  and  avant  garde  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Kamiene"


  Percussion's  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  some  distorted  sounds  and  clean  playing  which  also  takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  progressive  direction.  Avant  garde  elements  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can be  heard  which  also  gives  the  song s more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  one  tracks  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  into  the  music.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  influences  from  other  musical  genres  at  times  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  angry  sounding  shouts.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics a re  written  in  Polish  and  cover  the  deep  experience  of  life.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Gorycz  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  garde  and  progressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Matka"  "Szczurom  niebieskim"  and  "Kamienie  milcza".  8  out  of  10.


  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goryczolsztyn/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/to_gorycz_idzie/ 

Bandcamp: https://gorycz.bandcamp.com/ 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2xx8s542UcNtMiIRO6mPXl         


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/10/goryczkamieniepagan-records2022-full.html


UnfyrosAlpha Hunt/Aural Hypnox/2022 CD Review

vendredi 7 octobre 2022 à 03:28

 

  Unfyros  are  a  duo  from  Finland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  old  school  and  mid  tempo  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Alpha  Hunt"  which  was  released  by  Aural  Hypnox.



  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  old  school  influences.


  Some  of t he  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music  sticks  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.  Some  of  the  riffing  also  shows  an  influence  of  traditional  metal along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  more  modern  dissonant  touches  at  times  synths  can  also b e  heard  in  the  background  briefly.


  On  this  recording  Unfyros  brings  in  more  of  an  old  school  and  mid  tempo  style  of  black  metal  with  some  dissonant  and  traditional  metal  touches.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  nature  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Unfyros  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  and  mid  tempo  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Dagger  Within"  and  "Onyxian  (Abyss-Mother)".  8  out  of  10.


  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7O5HidWqog


     


  


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/10/unfyrosalpha-huntaural-hypnox2022-cd.html


Os/Tehom/Iron Bonehead Productions/2022 Full Length Review

vendredi 7 octobre 2022 à 02:07

 


  Os  are  a b and  from  Hungary  that  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Tehom"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.


  A  very  ritualistic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  darker  and  heavier  musical  direction.  Bestial  growls  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  grim  black  metal s creams  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats,  grindcore  and  war  metal  elements  can  also  be  heard.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  they  are utilized  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  album  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  slower  sections  also  add  in  a  touch  of  doom/death  metal. 


  Os  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.   The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  decay,  bones  and  occultism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Os  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gaze"  and  "Dissolve".  8 out  of  10.


  https://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/os-inhale

www.osdeathworship.bandcamp.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/10/ostehomiron-bonehead-productions2022.html


Wind Of Eternity Interview

jeudi 6 octobre 2022 à 05:43

 

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

Wind of Eternity started in 2010 after the split of my previous band Orchid. My name is Zeb-zero and I take care of all instruments, programming's and voices. In reality first compositions which are present in the current album, are dated long time ago (2005-06). During all this time song have been dismantled and re-arranged to take a new form. With this solo project I just try to compose the music that I like more, putting together powerful riff and melancholic atmosphere. That's just a depressed aggression!  


2.Recently you have released your first full length, musically how does it differ from your previous ep?

The first album of Wind of Eternity (After All These Years) is really different to my previous EP released with Orchid (Monumento Suicida). Orchid was a amorphous creature devoted to a sad, darkened raw black metal. Wind of Eternity, which is always full of somber atmospheres, shows songs which are more articulated and complex also from an arrangement point of view. 


3.You also took a 7 year break, what was the decision behind making a comeback after the hiatus?

Yes, indeed the projects remained on hold for a lot time. This break was due to other priorities but the woodworm of the music was always penetrating my mind. After a long disease, to turn my life, I have decided to work again in my old writings.


4.What are some of the ,lyrical topics and subjects that you have explored with the music so far?

As you can imagine the themes of the lyrics are not ideal for a beach party. Main topics are the decadence of the society, negative personal experiences, nostalgy of past times, repulsion against boring - following mass people.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Wind Of Eternity'?

With this name I wanted to represent something that can remain during time. Something pure. 


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

That's a bit funny how the cover was created. In a first instance I wanted to use a picture taken in a industrial area located in the country close to my house during the last winter. A mix of asphalt and greyness of unused buildings. Later I wanted to use my own drawing representing an entity in the solitude of a grey city. At the end I have tried to combine the picture and the drawing and you can see the final result. That's easy to understand the meaning: un undefined entity in the loneliness between grey buildings and abandoned factories. 


7.With this project you record everything by yourself but have experience working with other musicians in your previous band 'Orchid', how would you compare the two?

There is a huge difference; as you can imagine with Orchid the composition process was done by my partner and I separately and then in the rehearsal room we tried to put all together and define the structure of the songs. Now, doing all in my own, and working in the absolute loneliness I take care of the composition of everything, track by track. First approach was mostly based on instinct, second one is a bit more reasoned.   


8.The new album is going to be released on 'Visionaire Records', are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Yes, they are supporting me on the promotion of this opus and I am happy so far, they are doing a great job. I suggest also to have a look on their full catalog because they are plenty of interesting releases.


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

I think it is a bit early to say, the album has been just released.  I am not sure that this album could be appreciated only by fans of this kind of music. In this album there is a mix of different musical aspects that could be appreciated by a wider range of listeners. I would define my music like a sort of depressed metal aggression


10.Where do you see yourself heading into as musician during the future?

That's hard to say. I am currently working on new material and my focus is to have a new album ready soon. Song are mostly all composed, now I am in the recording phase. Name of the second album should be Storpio Mentale (Mentally Crippled). And it is not completely excluded a live activity in the future. This will depend if I find the right people for the band. And another focus is to improve my mixing skills in order to mix the songs in my own


11.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?

There are a lot of band that influenced me. As you can imagine I am a lot into music. If I have to provide some names for sure I would say: Darkthrone, Leviathan, Shining, Novembre, Katatonia, Forgotten Tomb, Krohm...Coming to my nowadays listening's I like different stuff from dark, progressive, till to the most deviated metal 


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

Please listen the first album of Wind of Eternity, it is a well recorded and mixed stuff. Use an good quality audio system and raise up the volume! You will enjoy it!!!


Zeb-zero

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086259489401

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/10/wind-of-eternity-interview.html