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Moonworshiper/13 Fullmoon Nights Of Loneliness/Hypnotic Dirge Records/2020 EP Review

samedi 27 juin 2020 à 10:46

  Moonworshiper  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of  depressive  black,  doom  metal,  avant  garde  post  rock,  soundtrack,  trip  hop,  melancholic  pop  music  and  jazz  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  ep  "!3  Fullmoon  Nights  of  Loneliness"  which  was  released  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

  A  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  doom  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  only  track  on  the  recording  is  over  25  minutes  in  length.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  Depressive  black  metal  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  add  in  some  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  some  jazz  music  style  keyboards  and  pianos  also  being  utilized  briefly.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  female  vocals which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  an  avant  garde  vibe.  When  clean  playing  is  utilized  it  also  adds  in  some  post  rock  elements  and  the  music  also  adds  in  some  trip  hop,  pop  and  psychedelic  influences,  spoken  word  parts  are  also  brought  into  the  music  for  a  few  seconds.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Moonworshiper  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  depressive  black,  doom  metal,  avant  garde  post  rock,  soundtrack,  trip  hop,  melancholic  pop  music  and  jazz   and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  8  out  of  10.

 Bandcamp      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/06/moonworshiper13-fullmoon-nights-of.html


Vassafor/To The Death/Iron Bonehead Productions/2020 CD Review

vendredi 26 juin 2020 à 21:14

  Vassafor  are  a  band  from  New  Zealand  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  2020  album  "To The  Death"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  drum  beats  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction.  Ritualistic  chants  can  also  be  heard  in the  background  briefly  before  evolving  into  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  evil  sounding  melodies.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  having  their  chaotic  moments.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  ritualistic  sounding.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  some  elements  of  war  and  death  metal.  Touches  of  90's  era  doom/death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  instrumental  can  also  be  heard  and  the  vocals  also  start  getting deeper  and  bestial  sounding  on  the  later  tracks  as  well  as  the  closing  song  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  album  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Death  Worship,  Cyclical  Warfare  and  Galactic  Entropy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Vassafor  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "To  The  Death"  "Eyrie"  and  "Singularity".  8  out  of  10.

http://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/vassafor-eyrie       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/06/vassaforto-deathiron-bonehead.html


Svederna/Hard/Carnal Records/2020 CD Review

vendredi 26 juin 2020 à 09:03


  Svederna  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Hard"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Carnal  Records.

  A  very  dark,  hard  and  heavy  sound  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  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  music  also  having  a  lot  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeping  it  modern  at  the  same  time.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  in  some  elements  of  black'n'roll  as  well  ad  the  guitar  solos  and  leads also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  are  utilized  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  classical  guitar  instrumental  can  also  be  heard  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction,  some  of  the  riffs  also  add  in  touches  of  punk  and  thrash  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  anti  establishment  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sverderna  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Den  Arkaiska  Rotan"  "Fortigen"  "Urkvedsljuset"  and  "Androm  Till  Skrack  Och  Varnagel".  8  out  of  10.

http://www.svederna.se 
https://www.facebook.com/svederna.garde 
https://svederna.bandcamp.com 

https://youtu.be/kAZwXClnrIw        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/06/svedernahardcarnal-records2020-cd-review.html


Fullmane Interview

jeudi 25 juin 2020 à 20:20
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?





Well I just quit a band back in 2017/18 and had no one to play with,, life was boring and meaningless. So I might as well do everything myself! I said. Do everything MY way. So that's what I did. I went up to a cabin in the woods with some recording equipment and just tried to make something happen. Not really knowing how to do it.

That ended up as the first demo.
The most important is to be honest and unpolished, To make something raw that speaks the truth. I hate it when people try to be something they are not, I never understood it. A lot of bands put on a fake image, especially in black metal, and it just means you cant believe in it, and the music is boring, even if its «technically or lyrically edgy» it does not matter. It has to come from the heart.

Musically It is basically Rock n roll, Punk, Black and Thrash metal, all rolled into one. And Also some experimental electronic / psychedelic influences in there.







2.So far you have put out 3 releases. musically how do they differ from each other?



The first one was a fucking train wreck. I did not know how to do anything except play guitar, learning everything else and writing songs on the spot in 5 days, its all over the place..
Trash metal and punk mixed with black metal. Very rough, rawer than raw production.
On the two later releases you can hear I am learning how to do it and taking more time to work on the songs.

The second release «Haunting the basement» is  very hardcore inspired, everything is fast and straight to the point, but tight. Very tight. And still the rawest fucking sound, except now it sounds good.

«Lurking in the dark» the latest release, is more heavy and slower, more mystical and melodic, with keyboards laying a weird spooky atmosphere over it all.

I am already working on new songs now – so watch out!




3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?



Everything from War, death, and the decline of civilization to puking on a bus and getting high in a graveyard. Stupid trends in society..

and just a general frustration about life and a longing for something far beyond.



4.I know that the bands name means 'Fullmoon' in Norwegian, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?



Well, Its a mystical name. I make most of my music at night as I am more creative then, I am also a lone wolf in this project, and I just like the name.



5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new ep cover/



The cover is a picture of me outside a barn where I grew up, at winter time. Trying to look like the grim reaper and having some kind of black metal orgasm in the dark.

Edited the colours a little bit on my phone and just thought it looked cool.





6.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?



Part of the reason why I started this is to learn everything myself and do everything my way. However, that means a lot of work. If its gonna be any good. And also I am dying to play the stuff live, So eventually I will bring in more musicians. Just need to find the right people (hello).





7.The physical copy is coming out on 'Screaming Skull Records, how did you get in contact with this label?



I contacted a lot of labels and this guy was the only one that answered, And I was the first band to send him a demo in a long time, so we needed each other kind of. Since then we have cooperated and my newest release is also coming out on Screaming Skull- will be like 50 cassettes or something.

It is a true DIY label driven with no profits out of love for underground music.  Recommend you check them out!



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



The first comments I got on my music was like: «is this a joke?» you know. Black metal has become very polished, prog rock, overproduced, over complicated..
Full-Moon has always been the complete opposite of that. An antidote. So I expected some hate. But mostly people think its great actually, once they listen to it. A lot of people that do not even listen to metal like it. Punks like it. I do not care about fitting into «what black metal is supposed to be» Fuck that elitist bullshit.





9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?



I like to keep the albums short – that way you do not get bored half way trough. Call it an EP or whatever you want. If I put 10 songs on an album, nobody got time for that.

But I think the next one will be a little longer, have a lot of songs now.

As for the future, I do not want to think about it too much. But I will never stop doing this shit.





10.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?



Influences for Full-Moon is oldschool black metal – Mayhem, Darkthrone, Burzum and Gorgoroth. Mixed with Hardcore punk, Old norwegian bands like Betong Hysteria and Svart Framtid. And Kjøtt! I worship all early norwegian punk. Horror movie soundtracks and acid rock also come into the frame. And some trash metal of course, got to have some of that...



Lately I have ben listening to some new hip hop like Travis Scott, and ASAP Rocky. A lot of cool stuff happening in hip hop theese days and also in Hardcore punk. Check out Negativ, Purple X and Guff from Oslo (I play in Guff also). Also many new black metal bands experimenting with electronic music, witch I think is interesting.
Most of the time though, on a daily basis, I just listen to Motorhead, Ramones, the Stooges, Hawkwind, different punk stuff, and Mayhem/Darkthrone probably. Bathory, Venom. Classic stuff.



11.What are some of your non musical interests?



I have always loved drawing, man you should see, some of my drawings are very black metal.. I will attach a pic to this email. Otherwise, Drinking, partying.. Paint Graffiti.

I like to just walk around at night a lot, alone.





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



Watch out for new maniac full moon music! Thanks for taking the time to talk! See you later folks.



Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/06/fullmane-interview.html


Blasphemovs War/Self Titled/Entocomophobic Records/2020 Demo Review

mercredi 24 juin 2020 à 21:09

  Blasphemovs  War  are  a  band  from  Venezuela  that  plays  a  very  raw,  old  school  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2020  demo  which  was  released  by  Entocomophobic  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  and  early  2000's  era  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts   while  guitar  leads  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  second  track  and  both  songs  stick  to  more  of  a  raw  and  aggressive  musical  direction.

  Blasphemovs  War  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Christianity,  Blasphemy,  War,  Darkness  and  a  Hatred  For  Humanity.

  In  my  opinion  Blasphemovs  War  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  old  school  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Black  Holocaust".  8  out  of  10.

youtu.be/zPeMsv7P7oo

https://www.facebook.com/blasphemouswar/
https://entocomophobicrecords.bandcamp.com/…/blasphemovs-wa…

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/06/blasphemovs-warself-titledentocomophobi.html