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Ominous Reflections/Die Ewige Swart Lig/Depressive Illusions Records/2021 EP Review

samedi 25 septembre 2021 à 03:59

 


  Ominous  Reflections  are  a  band  from  South  Africa  that  plays  a  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2021  ep  "Die  Ewige  Swart  Lig"  which  was  released  by  Depressive  illusions  Records.


  Water  sounds  and  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  demonic  voices  and  chants  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  which  also  get  more  angrier  sounding  on  later  songs.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized, spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  


  Ominous  Reflections  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic,  satanic  and  traditional  sounding,  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  True  Theistic  Satanism.


  In  my  opinion  Ominous  Reflections  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obsidian  Ocean"  and  "Die  Ewige  Svart  lig".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/IHvp_8xuaTA

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/ominous-reflectionsdie-ewige-swart.html


Orv/A Crowning Of Misery/2021 EP Review

samedi 25 septembre 2021 à 02:51

 


  Orv  are  a  duo  from  Hungary  that  plays  an  orthodox  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  ep  "A  Crowning  Of  misery".


  Ambient  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of t he  guitar  riffing  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  as  well  as  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  synths  and  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  song.


  Orv  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  self consumingly  tyrannical  human  nature  and  its  trajectory  from  rising  to  self -sufficiency  to  the  inevitable  decline   


  In  my  opinion  Orv  are  a  very  great  sounding  orthodox  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Submission"  and  "Dawning".  8  out  of  10.


https://weareorv.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfo2-OTEgOUbvT_S2yHGpiw
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Orv/3540494977


   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/orva-crowning-of-misery2021-ep-review.html


Rancor Profundo/Heretic Thirst/Rottenheart Productions/2021 Full Length Review

vendredi 24 septembre 2021 à 04:35

 


  Rancor  Profundo  are  a  duo  from  Scotland  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Heretic  thirst"  which  will b e  released  in  October  by  Rottenheart  Productions.


  Raw  tremolo  picking  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  era  second  wave  influences  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as some of  tracks  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  spoken  word  parts,  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  at  times

   

  Rancor  Profundo  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satano-Atheism,  Abyssic  Mental  Horror,  Psychoanalysis  and  Moral  Castration  themes.   


  In  my  opinion  Rancor  Profundo  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Heretic  Thirst"  and  "Beyond  the  Mists".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/rancor-profundoheretic.html


Orgrel Interview

vendredi 24 septembre 2021 à 01:22

 

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

For years, we played just to fulfill our will. We searched for a language or a way to express and purge our souls. The world out there was falling down and the right answer came from black metal. Black metal with no finery or pollution. Just black metal. We needed and we still need it.




2.You have a new album coming out in October, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

In “Red Dragon’s Invocation” you can find a simple and basic sound. There is no jerking off. Black metal has to amplify our primitive sensations. The raw way is the right way.




3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

According to the deception and the fall of this modern world, we want to indicate a way to resist and fight. Rage and despair, revenge and stoicism are our starting points.



4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Orgrel'?

Orgrel is just a name. Short and solid, the sound it produces when you pronounce is strong and rotten at the same time. Like the roar of an orc.




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

Red Dragon’s Invocation’s cover has been created by Luciana Nedelea. The painting perfectly expresses the image that the music created in our minds while we were composing the songs. What she did is pure art.




6.Do the cloaks in your promo pics have any ritualistic or occult meaning to them?

Cloaks, weapons, skulls, and all other items are symbols and images. Everything is a way to express a vision. And like words, symbols are the right way to do it. You can call them symbols, images, idols, forms, simulacra or icons but the meaning is the same: Awaken something hidden in people’s mind.




7.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?

We are open to the idea but it’s not our primary goal.




8.So far very little is known about the band, are you planning on expanding your presence in the future or do you prefer to keep a lower profile?

We have been in the deep underground for more than ten years. We need nothing. The only profile we live is, as you called it, the lower one. It could happen that our presence will be more effective but it’s not fundamental to us.




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

We see that true black metal fans always appreciate what is honest, raw and genuine. So, it seems that our stuff can be fuel for the burning apocalypse.




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

We will carry on. Our path is tough but it won't stop us. Head held high and may everything go wherever will be.




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?

the 90s black metal wave, that was the starting point and that's what we usually listen to.




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

Thanks for your questions and time. Summon the burning dragon!


http://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/orgrel-burning-ruins

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/orgrel-interview.html


Glemt/Eclipsing Through The Womb Of Twilight And Dementia/Inferna Profundus Records/2021 CD Review

jeudi 23 septembre 2021 à 05:55

 


  Glemt  are  a  solo  project  from  The  United  Kingdom  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Eclipsing  Through  the  Womb  Of  Twilight"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Inferna  Profundus  Records.


  A  very  dark  yet  lo-fi  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  vocals  also  have  their  tortured  and  depressive  moments.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  synths  also  giving  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  adding  in  some  touches  of dark  ambient  and  dungeon  synth,  as  the  recording  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  song.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Left  Hand  Path  Magick  and  Communicating  With  The  Deceased.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Glemt  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  lo-fi  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Under  Lamenting  Romanticism  Of  Nights  Torment"  "Phasmophobia"  and  "Behold,  Universal  Wrath".8  out  of  10.


Bandcamp: www.glemt.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Glemtblackmetal 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thetrueglemt 

https://youtu.be/VzAnxZ1sb9Q

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/glemteclipsing-through-womb-of-twilight.html