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Pigs Blood/Self Titled/Gods Ov War Productions/2017 CD Review

samedi 27 mai 2017 à 04:23

  Pigs  Blood  are a  band  from  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin  that plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2017  album  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Gods  Ov  War  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  war  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  speeding  up  and  adding  in  blast  beats  as  well  as  some  bestial  growls  and  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's.

  Throughout  the recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  very  true  to  a  chaotic  war  metal  style  but  also  having  its  melodic  moments  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  some  of  the  riffs  utilize  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  as  well  as  some  elements  of  punk  and  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very powerful  sound  to  them.


  Pigs  Blood  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  bestial  black/death  metal  and  mixes  it  with  punk  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  violence  and  war  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Pigs  Blood  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  black/death  metal  band  with  a  touch  of  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Misanthrope  Absolute"  "Torches  Of  War  And  Retribution"  "The  Age  Of  Endless  War"  and  "There  Will  Be  No  Law".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/05/pigs-bloodself-titledgods-ov-war.html


Persecutory/Towards The Ultimate Extinction/Gods Ov War Productions/2017 CD Review

samedi 27 mai 2017 à 03:31

  Persecutory  are  a  band  from  Turkey  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and   plays  a  raw  mixture  of  war,  black,  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Towards  The  Ultimate  Extinction"  which  will  be  released  by  Gods  Ov  War  Productions.

  A  very  fast, r aw,  brutal  and  chaotic  war  metal  direction  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal s creams  which  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  hate  and  anger  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  thrash  influences.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  along  with  the  riffs  also  mixing  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  stick  to  a  very  raw  and  chaotic  style.

  Depressive  screams  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  awhile  elements  of  death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  angry  shouts  are  also added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  the  music  also  brings  in a   great  amount  of  90's  influences  while  also   having  a  modern  edge.

  Persecutory  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  raw  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  perversion,  death,  chaos  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Persecutory  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war,  black,  death,  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pillars  Of  Dismay"  "Along  The  Infernal  Hallways"  and  "Maelstroms  Of  Antireligious  Cosmos".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/05/persecutorytowards-ultimate.html


Abduction Interview

vendredi 26 mai 2017 à 18:23
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Abduction is a Black Metal solo project. I've been in plenty of bands before, across many different genres, playing guitar, bass, singing. The time was right last year to put together something completely selfish that works a little differently to what I'm used to doing with other people.
It's the purest output of music I can conjure up. I am a profoundly negative person that finds it therapeutic to get all this out...
Fortunately Inferna Profundus Records picked up on this and gave me the outlet to spew misery forth in a proper way and (so far) it's working.

2.So far you have released a demo and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
In its broadest sense it's Black Metal. The very term incorporates many different styles and sounds of course but I would hope it comes across as negatively as possible. I'm less concerned with making things perfect and neatly presented. I'm more concerned that it evokes feelings of loss and pain to anyone interested in exploring it. It certainly does to me anyway.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
Lyrically I'm inspired by real life. I suppose I use metaphors and imagery a lot, but it's a reflection of the disgusting world we live in and the depression that comes with living close to poverty. The constant threat of terror and the crushing of the human spirit by the futile rat race we're all in.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Abduction'?
When I was deciding on what to call the project, I wanted a strong name that evokes some sort of fear and if possible a name that sounds like you've almost heard it before. Settling on a band a name is probably the hardest bit of the process. There are so many thousands of bands out there whose names are either just made up words that have no history or meaning. I wanted to avoid that. It took a while but I'm happy with it.

5.On the albums you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians on the recordings or you prefer to work solo?
Yes of course. Collaboration can be a great thing. I also like the idea of split releases too. I've always explored experimenting with music. Ideally it would have to be a choice that adds something new to the sound, but I think a guest vocalist perhaps, or working with a noise artist or something would be great.  

6.What are some of the best shows that you have done so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Many years ago I played a couple of shows in Germany with Nocturnal. It was last minute decision using primitive versions of the songs from the cassette, but it was very enjoyable.
I also played my first 'official' Abduction show a couple of weeks ago in my home town. I was very surprised it was so busy. I play with a big hood on and a black cloth on my face. I try to remove as much of the human aspect to my performance as possible and hope people grasp the 'void' aspect of it. The more atmosphere, the better.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
I have a few more shows in the UK coming up in Nottingham and Birmingham. I'd really like to get out to mainland Europe again.  I've toured out there with other bands and I really feel at home. If anyone is interested in making that happen, please get in touch.  

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
It's been surprisingly great. There have been some really kind reviews and the album is selling all over the place. Maybe the struggles of living life in 2017 are not confined to a country's borders.
My record is now available in the US too which I'm happy about. Also I've gained some new friends in Italy, Poland, Lithuania.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I intentionally kept the debut release very broad and varied. Partly because I'm just a huge fan of music in general, but partly to keep the options open for the next releases. I'm not concerned with how people receive it (though it has gone well!). It's fundamentally music for me. There will be more releases, they will be miserable and extremely dark. At the moment that's all I can say.

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?
I remember hearing the Thorns self titled album when I was just getting into extreme music at around 14 yrs old. That was a huge milestone of influence. From there I properly explored the old Norwegian scene, the French Black Legions and so on. Also Xasthur's - 'Nocturnal Poisoning' a truly soul crushing release. The Sunn0))) and Boris collaboration 'Altar' definitely had a large impact on my tastes too (but I'm not planning on releasing a drone album any time soon).
Most recently I've been enjoying the latest Ruins of Bevarest LP as well as Mgla, Batushka, Full of Hell, Black Cilice, Oranssi Pazuzu, Dragged into Sunlight, Inquisition and Obscure Devotion.
There are some great bands locally here too. Repulsive, Wolvencrown, Burial, Artisian to name a few.

11.Does Occultism play any role in your music?
I have always had a fascination with death, symbolism and the occult. Historically, its gone hand in hand with the sort of music were talking about but for me, even before that. I've read plenty of books by La Vey, Crowley, Boroughs etc. That part of the human psyche has always intrigued me, yes. I think, everything with Abduction though, the influence is subverted somewhat. I'm not brandishing pentagrams or using goat imagery like a lot of clowns. The affinity I have with the darker side of life is not a pantomime and doesn't need props or make-up, it's very real. Too often bands think that wearing corpsepaint and inverting crucifixes is the epitome of evil. These days it's turning into Hollywood. One must remember that humanity is horror in itself, you needn't look far to find it. 

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

https://abduction616.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/abduction616/
https://infernaprofundusrecords.bandcamp



Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/05/abduction-interview.html


Tyrannosorceress/Shattering Light's Creation/Tofu Carnage Records/2017 CD Review

vendredi 26 mai 2017 à 03:08

  Tyrannosorceress  are  a  band  from  Dallas,  Texas  that  plays  a  very  dark  and  chthonic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Shattering  Light's  Creation"  which  will be  released  in  June  by  Tofu  Carnage  Records.

  Atmospheric  yet  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  giving  the  songs  a  raw  feeling  while  the  riffs  also bring  in  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  deep  yet  grim  black  metal  screams.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  Some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  guitars  and  the  album  brings  in  a  more  modern  approach  to  black  metal  while  also  mixing  in  dissonant  structures  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  onto  the  recording along  with  a  small  amount  of  atmospheric elements.

  Tyrannosorceress  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark  and  modern  while  also  having  its  raw  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  chaos,  death  and  chaos  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tyrannosorceress  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  and  chthonic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  different,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  The  Light  Of  The Sabbat  Moon"  and  "The  Ageless  Noine".  8  out  of  10.  

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/05/tyrannosorceressshattering-lights.html


F41.0 Interview

jeudi 25 mai 2017 à 19:46
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Ave. F41.0 has been evoked in 2007 to materialize my vision of utterly sinister, yet memorable soundscapes. The first album "Near Life Experiences" has been released in 2013 via a small german label called Empyre Music. It didn´t take me long to feel the will to get  the "project" on stage so i recruited a couple of trustful musicians to get things started. We had a couple of live experiences and I started to record the follow-up "BÜRDE" in 2015, which has been released on may 19th this year via Geisterasche Organisation.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Using a drumcomputer and a very harsh sounding guitar-setup served my idea of what I wanted to express with "N.L.E.". The debut has a vibe of audible degeneration and takes a deep step into mental horror. "BÜRDE", the new album, tries to pursue another approach on the concept behind F41.0 . I wanted everything to sound more genuine and authentic, so i decided to use real drums (brilliantly performed by my mate T.Parkinson / Todtgelichter) this time. Another change is the more prominent use of guest singer Frederics desperately yelling vocals, which fitted perfectly to the whole concept behind "BÜRDE". But the pillars of the bands instrumental countenance remained similar to what I started with the debut.

3.This is the first album since 2013, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
Well, i am not the kind of artist who is working on music 24/7. Ideas do come, when the time is right, and i am not hunting them just for the sake of it. Additionally it took quite some time to get the live lineup ready and stable since most of my supports are  working individuals. So spare time had to be divided carefully in general. Last but not least the preparations for "BÜRDE" as well as its recordings took way more time than expected.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that you explore with the newer music?
The lyrical side of "BÜRDE" is a subordinate to the images displayed with its title (english-"burden"). Sufferage,Weightlessness, Disorder, Despair, Rage..
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'F41.0"

The meaning can easily be googled. The driving force behind is bound to what the term is standing for. Generally, personally, whatsoever.

6.On the albums you record everything by yourself but have a live line up, are you open to working with other musicians on the recordings?
As i mentioned above i already did. "BÜRDE" features many guest musicians such as A.Schmied (Mor Dagor), Metvs (Signum Karg) or Nebular (Atras Cineris / Kratein) for example. Frederic (Todtgelichter), and Asgoroth (TCO, Narvik)  lent their voices for "N.L.E." as well as for the new album. So i am far from insisting to do anything myself in future even though i feel it might be time to reduce those contributions for the next output.
But since i am a real bad drummer it is quite secure that drums will at least be handled by T.P. again.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
The first live experience has been a real special one since somehow it symbolized a new step for F41.0 to me. But the time on the road we had doing two open air shows in 2015 has also been memorable. I am lucky to have a live lineup consisting of close friends, so everything went smooth yet concentrated.
What you can expect from a concert? We try to let the music speak so there's no lavish "ritual" to be expected when you book us!
8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
I am not keen on touring for weeks and months to "promote the band" (= sell more records), but we will surely keep on playing several selected shows like we did the years before. Some vague things are already planned but bookers might get in touch with us.

9.The new album was released on 'Geisterasche Organization', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
As far as i know they developed from organizing concerts to a record label concentrating on unique black metal based art. We got in touch a couple of years ago and they were the first to book us for a concert. The event was small yet enjoyable and perfectly organized, so we stayed in loose contact afterwards. When they asked me to join the ranks of their label things went quite fast. I aways liked smaller, yet engaged labels who are still catching fire for their releases. And with interesting german bands like Nemesis Sopor or Frostreich i am in good conditions i guess.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
Feedback usually comes from people based in my homeland germany, be it via e-mail or face to face after one of our gigs. The conversations are of mostly positive nature and i do feel satisfied when extern listeners seem to understand, what F41.0 is about.

11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a part of?
Most bands I used to be involved in have split up or been put on ice.  So besides some loose projects F41.0 is the main centre of my activities.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
I will keep things as i always did. F41.0 will continue to record, release and perform pitch black metal.
But: A couple of new songs have lately been carved in stone and it seems the next step for the band leads into more aggressive and harsh structures again..

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?
Too many to mention!  There is a wide range from oldschool black / death metal to all kinds of alternative /independent music in general that influenced my way of writing songs. Concerning newer releases i´m not that up to date to be honest, since i´m mostly bored from what is hip, be it metal or non-metal music. But I still am enthusiastic about publications from bands like Blut Aus Nord, The Ruins Of Beverast, Soap&Skin, Muse or Deathspell Omega for example.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
Well, even though most movies suck, i love going to the cinema for example. Good motion picture art has a huge impact on me. As well as inspiring discussions or enjoying my home´s landscapes.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank your for your interest in F41.0.
Listen to the music via Spotify or one of the numerous illegal download blogs and if you like what you hear / see - feel free to support the artist who spent shitloads of time and money for it.
--> http://f410pitchblackmetal. bigcartel.com/
--> www.geisterasche.de

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/05/f410-interview.html