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Blackvoid Interview

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 06:19
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1) This project started because I'm a fan of this style of music, and had the need to express my point of view from these depressive feelings innate in me.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
2) What I'm trying to express is my own perspective on issues related to darkness, depression, loneliness and suicide in the characteristic sound of the genre: raw, depressing and melancholy at some points.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with the music?
3) I have always been attracted to the solitude of those living in big cities full of people, but where everyone is alone. That's one of the prospects I try to highlight in the lyrics. Also rescued the problematic issues that can lead a person to end his life.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Balckvoid?
4) Blackvoid is the place where "the void" has a negative connotation for the human species. The destructive "empty" of humans.

5.In the studio you are all solo but use a drummer for live shows, are you planning on forming a full line up in the future?
5) Yes, I am currently trying to find musicians for a couple of live performances.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
6) I have done a couple of live performances, where the staging seeks to provide an aura of closeness with the audience, which makes emphasis on depressive questions.

7.Do you have any touring plans for the future?
7) Not yet, it has been difficult to achieve these live performances.

8.Recently you have put out a split with Turkey's Unhappy, what are your thoughts on the other musical project that participated on the album?
Unhappy is a very raw band, where his only band member has a notorious pain-related disorder and even closer to the negative misanthropy.

9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
9) I've looked and I've also had some offers but not all goes as fast as you want.

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
10) Good question. The future of Blackvoid should be linked to blackgaze mixed with cleaner sounds.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11) I like the music of Nargaroth, Nyktalgia, Photophobia, Mortualia, Peste Noire and more. Currently I hear bands that seamlessly blend black metal with shoegaze, with sounds even cleaner or experimental. I'm a fan of bands like Amesoeurs, Lantlos, Les Discrets, Alcest, Lifelover.

12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
12) I enjoy visual art, I like to follow illustrators, modern painters, etc.

13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
13) Just to thank all who have been interested and liked the music I make. I try to do free downloadable music to bring my part to the scene. And thanks also for this interview.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/blackvoid-interview_6362.html


Negativvm/HVNGERKVNST/2013 Full Length Review

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 06:01

  This  is  the  final  review  of  an  album  from  Negativvm  which  continues  their  heavy  and  straight  forward  approach  to  black  metal  with  the  recording  being  self  released   in  2013  and  called  "HVNGERKVNST".

  "Schneeblinder  Bruder"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  dark  ambient  sound  effects  and  ritualistic  chanting  and  a  few  seconds  later  bass  and  clean  guitars  start  to  kick  in  along  with  some  drums  and  a  minute  later  the  music  gets  heavy  and  goes  into  a  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  drums  before  slowing  down  and  adding  in  some  melodic  guitar  leads  which  leads  to  a  cleaner  direction  and  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  then  the  music  starts  getting  heavy  again  and  then  starts  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  "Wie  Man  Einen  Koph  Macht"  begins  with  fast  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  then  the  song  starts  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  being  utilized  along  with  ambient  sound  effects  and  towards  the  end  the  music  gets  heavy  again  along  with  a  small  amount  of  post  black  metal  guitar  leads.

  "Ohne  Trost"  opens  up  with  a  bass  guitar  lead  and  a  few  seconds  later  drums  and  clean  guitars  kick  in  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  with  the  guitar  riffing  and  post  black  metal  guitar  leads  which  then  leads  up  to  grim  black  metal  screams  kicking  in  and  a  few  seconds  later  acoustic  guitar  riffs  and  spoken  word  parts  come  into  the  song  and  then  the  music  stays  in  a  clean  direction  while  still  utilizing  black  metal  vocals  and  then  the  music  starts  alternating  between  heavy  and  clean  parts.

  "Aus  Bunkerwelton"  kicks  in  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  doom  metal  style  melodies  and  a  minute  later  the  music  gets  more  black  metal  sounding  along  with  some  fast  raw  and  primitive  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  more  slow  and  mid  paced  direction  and  towards  the  end  it  returns  to  a  faster  direction.

  "Schreiende  Leiber"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  a  high  seconds  later  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  then  the  music  starts  to  alternate  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads  and  as  the  song  moves  on  clean  guitars  start  to  mix  in  with  the  heavier  parts.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  distrust  of  humanity  and  hopelessness  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sounding  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  along  with  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Negativvm  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Schneeblinder  Bruder"  "Ohne  Trost"  and  "Schreiende  Leiber".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/negativvmhvngerkvnst2013-full-length.html


Negativvm/Retrogarde("Tronie" Live)/2013 Live Album Review

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 04:45

  This  is  a  review  of  another  album  from  Negativvm  which  includes  all  of  the  songs  from  the  first  album  along  with  a  couple  of  other  tracks  and  the  album  was  self  released  in  2013  and  called  "Retrograde("Tronie"  Live)".

  "Lingchi"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  the  band  talking  to  the  audience  before  adding  in  sound  effects  and  spoken  word  samples  and  after  awhile  black  metal  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  grim  screams  kick  in  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  fast  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  the  music  slows  down  a  bit  and  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing  for  a  few  seconds  before  speeding  up  again.

  "Kein  Himmel"  opens  up  with  audience  noise  before  adding  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  grim  sounding  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  a  minute  later  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  before  alternating  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  hear  melodies  coming  from  the  guitars  at  times.

  "Unter  den  Uhren"  begins  with  dark  sound  effects  before  adding  in  drums  and  atmospheric,  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffing  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  screams  start  to  kick  in  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  blast  beats  for  awhile  before  returning  back  to  its  normal  pace.

  "Menetekel"  starts  up  with  drums  and  heavy,  mid  paced  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  later  high  pitched  screams  start  making  their  presence  known  in  the  song  and  a  minute  later  the  music  goes  into  a  more  fast,  raw  and  primitive  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  sections.

  "Chore  aus  Gold"  kicks  in  with  ambient  style  sound  effects  and  a  few  seconds  alter  drums,  fast,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  start  to  kick  in  along  with  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  then  the  music  starts  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  and  at  times  you  can  hear  melodies  coming  out  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  song  closes  with  sound  effects.

  "Wie  man  einen  Kopf  macht"  makes  its  way  in  with  dark  ambient  sound  effects  and  a  few  seconds  later  drums  that  also  utilize  some  blast  beats  and r aw  black  metal  guitar  riffs  start  to  kick  in  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  and  then  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  being  utilized  before  getting  heavy  again  along  with  some  post  black  metal  guitar  leads.

  "Von  Wolf  Und  Hass"  which  is  the  last  song  on  the  album  as  well  as  an  Ulver  cover  song  begins  with  distorted  amplifier  sounds  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  before  adding  in  drums  and  fast  raw  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  with  some  drums  and  high  pitched  screams  and  you  can  hear  melody  coming  out  of  the  guitar  riffing

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  distrust  of  humanity  and hopelessness  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  with  all  of  the  songs  being  recorded  live  along  with  a  few  that  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Negativvm  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  live  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lingchi"  "Menetekel"  and  "Von  Wolf  Und  Hass".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/negativvmretrogardetronie-live2013-live.html


Negativvm/Tronie/2011 Full Length Review

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 03:20

  Negativvm  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2011  album  "Tronie".

  "Lingchi"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  sound  effects  and  spoken  word  samples  along  with  a  background  choir  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  fast,  raw  and  primitive  guitar  riffs  along  with  blast  beats  from t he  drums  kick  in  along  with  some  grim  sounding  screams  and  as  the  song  moves  on  it  goes  into  a  slower  direction  and  adds  in  some  melodic  clean  singing  vocals  while  also  keeping  around  the  black  metal  screams  which  also  leads  to  the  music  getting  fast  again  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  getting  more  melodic.

  "Kein  Himmel"  begins  with  dark  sounding  synths  and  a  few  seconds  later  black  metal  guitar  riffs  start  to  kick  in  along  with  some  drums  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  more  melody  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  which  also lead  to  grim  vocals  kicking  in  which  also  leads  to  the  music  speeding  up  a  bit  and  as  the  song  moves  on  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  being  utilized.

  "Unter  den  Uhren"  starts  up  with  dark  ambient  style  sounds  and  a  few  seconds  later  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  kick  in  along  with  some  drums  which  leads  to  black  metal  screams  and  background  atmospheres  and  halfway  through  the  song  it  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats before  slowing  down  again.

  "Menetekel"  opens  up  with  slow  atmospheric  black  metal  guitar  ans  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  before  the  grim  sounding  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  a  minute  it  goes  into  a  more  fast,  raw  and  primitive  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  for  a  few  seconds  before  returning  to  a  more  normal  pace  but  getting  fast  again  towards  the  end.

  "Chore  Aus  Gold"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  dark  avant  garde  sound  effects  and  a  few  seconds  later  fast  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  kick  in  along  with  grim  vocals  kicking  in  a  few  seconds  which  also  leads  to  the  drums  utilizing  blast  beats before  slowing  down  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  and  as  the  song  moves  on  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  being  utilized  and  then  it  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  and  then  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  of  the  song  the  sound  effects  make  a  return.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  distrust  of  humanity  and  hopelessness  themes,  while  the production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  as  well  as  some  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Negativvm  are  a  very  great  sounding  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lingchi"  and  "Menetekel".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.             

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/negativvmtronie2011-full-length-review.html


Govor/Lucifer/2013 Demo Review

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 02:21

  Govor  are  a  band  from  Croatia  that  plays  an  atmospheric,  satanic  and  anarchist  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  demo  "Lucifer".

  "Mit  O  Noci"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  demo  opens  up  with  a  classical  music  style  orchestra  before  adding  in  fast  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  from  the  drums  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  and  clean  guitars  in  the  background  as  well  as  the  music  adding  in  synths  and  then  the  song  starts  to  alternate  between  fast  and  mid  paced  parts.

  "Bitka  Na  Nebu"  begins  with  mid  paced  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  before  adding  in  drums  along  with  sounds  of  thunder  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  cleaner  direction  along  with  some  synths  for  a  few  seconds  before  getting  heavy  again  as  well  as  alternating  between  atmospheric  and  heavy  parts.

  "Gospodar  Tame"  kicks  in  with  classical  music  orchestras  and  a  minute  later  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  kick  in  along  with  some  drums  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffing  starts  utilizing  melody  and  then  the  music  gets  a  little  faster  along  wit h some  atmospheric  sounding  synths  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  being  utilized  before  the  song  gets  heavy  again.

  "Cetvrti  Element"  opens  up  with  classical  guitars  that  utilize  finger  picking  and  full  chords  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  the  guitars  utilizing  some  melody  and  the  classical  guitars  are  also  added  in  with  the  heavier  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  which  also  leads  to  atmospheric  synths  kicking  in.

  "Zrtva  Paljenica"  starts  up  with  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  and  a  few  seconds  alter  drums  kick  in  before  adding  in  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  and  then  the music  alternates  between  clean  and  heavy  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  elements  of  middle  eastern  music  as  well  as  synths  and  classical  music  orchestras.

  " Samozapaljenje"  is  brought  in  with  raw  black  metal  guitar  riffs  before  adding  in  drums  and  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  you  can  also  hear  synths  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffing  starts  utilizing  some  melody  and  you  can  hear  orchestras  and  bass  guitars  kicking  in.

  " Prosvijetljenje"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  demo  begins  with  symphonic  synths  and  classical  musical  sounds  before  adding  in  fast  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  bass  guitars  and  blast  beats  which  also  leads  to  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  then  the  music  goes  for  more  of  a  mid  paced  direction  while  also  keeping  around  the  faster  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars.

  Song  themes  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  Mythology  and  Anarchism,  while  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  demo.

  In  my  opinion  Govor  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental,  atmospheric,  satanic,  anarchist  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mit  O  Noci"  "Cetvrti  Element"  and  "Prosvijetljene".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/govorlucifer2013-demo-review.html