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Altarage/Sentinent Ruin Laboratories/Sol Y Neive Records/MMXV Demo Review

mercredi 16 septembre 2015 à 06:14

  Altarage  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  very  avant  garde  form  of  bestial  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  demo  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Sentinent  Ruin  Laboratories  and  Sol  Y  Neive Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  death  metal  sound  starts  off  the  demo along  with  all  of  the musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  doom  metal  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  growls  take  the  music  in  a  bestial  black/death  metal  direction.

  Elements  of  war  metal  can  be  heard  throughout  the  recording  while  the  fast  parts  can  also  be  very  brutal  at  times  and  both  of  the  tracks  bring  in a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  high  pitched  screams  bring  in  both  elements  of  black  metal  onto  the  recording  and  at  times  the  slow  heavy  riffs  have  an  avant  garde  atmosphere  to  them.

  Altarage  plays  a  musical  style  take  takes  war  and  bestial  black  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  brutal  death  metal,  doom  and  avant  garde  elements  to  create  a  style  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Altrarage  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde,  bestial  black./death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Vortex  Pyramid".  8  out  of  10.

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Tsar Bomb/Exterminans IX:XI/Cimmerian Shade Recordings/2015 CD Review

mardi 15 septembre 2015 à 10:00

  Tsar  Bomb  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  heavy  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Exterminans IX:XI"  which  was  released by  Cimmerain  Shade  Recordings.

  Radio  noises  and  spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  and  after  a  few  seconds  synths  and  grim  black  metal  screams  are  added  onto  the recording  which  leads  up  to  a  heavier  musical  direction  that  also utilizes  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  and  the  riffs  can  also  be  very  melodic  at  times.

  Death  metal  growls  and  modern  metal  elements  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  add  in  more  of  technical  yet  melodic  style  of  metal  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  tracks  remain  true  to  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  musical  direction  and  as  the  album progresses  war  samples  make  their return  at  times  and  the  album  closes  with  an  avant  garde  classical  style  outro  which  still  adds  in  th e heaviness  of  black  and  death  metal.

   With  this  recording  Tsar  Bomb  keeps  their  black  metal  elements  while  also  having  more  of  a  blackened  style  of  death  metal  this  time  around  and  the  music  is  also  very  brutal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  more  esoteric  and  occult  side  of  the  biblical  scriptures  but  done  with  more  of  a  blasphemous  approach.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Tsar  Bomb  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  death  metal  influenced  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ad  Maiorem  Legi  Gloriam"  "Septem  Tonitrua"  and  "Mikaheylel". 

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Sangus/Pedicabo Mundi/forzaMorte/2015 EP Review

mardi 15 septembre 2015 à 08:27

  Rhode  Island's  Sangus  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  continuing  the  raw  mixture  of  black  metal,  thrash  and  crust  that  was  established  on  previous  recordings  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2015  ep  "Pedicabo  Mundi"  which  was  released  by  forzaMorte.

  Dark  sound  effects  and  spoken  word  aprts  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  war  metla  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  use  a  good  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  growls  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  uses  are  very  chaotic  sounding  in  true  war  metla  style.

  Element s of  thrash  and  crust  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  small  amount  of  melody and  the  last  track  closes  with  melodic  yet  ritualistic  sounding  chants.

  Sangus  creates  another  recording  that  takes  the  rawest  and  heaviest  elements  of  war,  black  metal,  thrash  and  crust  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  some  very  brutal  sounding  music,  the  production  sound s very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent,  misanthropic  and  satanic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  soundign  recording  from  Sangus and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war,  black  metal,  thrash  and  crust,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blood  Legions"  and  "Ave  il  Luce".  8  out  of  10. 

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Human Bodies/MMXII-MMXIV/Caligari Records/2015 CD Compilation Review

mardi 15 septembre 2015 à 07:34

  Human  Bodies  are  a  band  from  Massachusetts  that  has  been  featured before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  raw  black  metal  and  crust  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  cd  compilation  "MMXII-MMXIV"  which  was  released  by  Caligari  Records  and  consists  of  their  2013  demo,  2014  ep  and  a  couple  of  unreleased  tracks.

  Distorted  guitar  noises  start  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and r aw  black  metla  direction t hat  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  after  awhile  elements  of  crust  punk  and  d  beat  are added  into  the  music  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  more  of  a  melodic  style.

  Throughout  the  compilation  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  use  melodies  at  times  as  well  as  adding  in  a  touch  of  black'n'roll  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  manage  to  keep  everything  in  a  very  raw,  heavy  and  aggressive  manner  throughout  all  of  the  tracks.

  With  their  earlier  material  and  unreleased  tracks  Human  Bodies  shows  that  their  music  has  been  very  heavily  rooted  in  a  crusty  black  metal  style  since  the  start  and  the  music  also  has  a  dark  atmosphere  at  times  while  also  being  very  heavy,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is a  very  great  sounding  compilation  from  Human  Bodies  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  crust  influenced  raw  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Covenant"  "Stygian  Reverie"  "While  the  Others  Wait"  and  "Malice  Prepense".  8  out  of  10. 

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Sahrana Interview

lundi 14 septembre 2015 à 18:25
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Sahrana finished split material with slovenian Provocator; now we're focusing ourselves on full-lenght album. We are without full-lenght material since 2009. Now we want to record and bring out that album to glorify over ten years that Sahrana exist.

2. Recently you where a part of a split, how would you describe the musical style that is presented on your side of the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

That is raw black metal. Good production, raw riffs, growl vocals and blasting drums. I didn't want to go off from primordial form of raw black metal, I like to keep it simple.
It differentiate in facts that I changed vocal style from scream to growl and I made shorter riffs for songs that you can find on split CD. It's really music made to hit you in the face. No bullshits, no story tellings, just fist in the face.

3. Your lyrics cover a lot of satanic and blasphemous topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these themes?

Nowdays band is not so much into Satanic themes, more into anti-religious themes. Like every men and women on the face of the Earth I am also disgusted with christianity and islam, two top mass religions and also two top sickest religions. Also band is now between the fires becouse a lot of metalheads are brainless and they has „double standards“, all that becouse our recently published song called „Mosque Burner (Anti-islamic & intolerant)“. One side of them think that we are NSBM because we sing agaisnt islam and others only know to spit on christianity 'cause they don't have the balls to spit on islam, that hate us becouse we have the balls to do whatever we want. Christianity is benign religion nowdays and islam work on principe of „reaction and contra-reaction“. So I need to tell: SAHRANA IS NOT NSBM BAND. WE ARE ANTI-RELIGIOUS BAND, we spit on all religions, on the same way.

4. I know that the band name means 'funeral' in Serbian, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

When you think on funeral, you probably think on gloomy and depressed  feelings and sadness... so name fit quite well on previous materials for us. On this split-CD we probably needed to change the name hahaha... I'm kidding. We stick with name Sahrana now for almost over 10 years, and I think that „Funeral“ will stick very well with our next material.

5. While there has been split, single's and demo's released over the years, the last full length was released in 2009, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

Yeah, exactly; our last full-lenght was made in 2009. and I am not satisfied with that material. It was made and recorded very fast, so with a lot of mistakes and without any trace of production. I don't wanna to repeat that system, from the same reason we took few years to create music, than lyrics and to find a right studio to make our next full-lenght. I wanna for this next full-lenght to be crown of Sahrana's work.

6. Currently there are only 2 members in the band are you open to adding in other musician's or do you prefer to remain a duo?

Yes, currently bend respire as duo. Me and Point Blank from Serbian band Mržnja. We will keep to work as duo but probably we will receive some season members or studio-only members. Also we think to bring Sahrana on stage, obviously we'll need more men than two of us to do that.

7. Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?

Sahrana is still without live show. Til now and for now band worked as studio band. But we worked some plans to put Sahrana on stage for live manifestations. We shall see in near future what will be out of that.

8. Recently you where a part of a split with Provocator, what are your thoughts on the other musical project that have participated on the recording?

Hellscream, guy behind Provocator is my brother. Fuckin' great fella. A lot of alcohol and illegal substances passed between us thru years.
His sogns are simply black metalstraight forward black metal, no compromises just shoot to kill black metal.
Provocator bring us also full-lenght last year, by my thoughts brilliant raw black metal. It is band/project that creating atmosphere on raw and filthy riffs and scumfucking vocals, which is rare thing in todays black metal.

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

Suprisingly good, I would say. Of course we never get any support from Sahrana's hometown, Banja Luka. 'cause BL like more modern access to music and you can number on your two hands number of people in BL who listen black metal. I get the most support and orders from countries like Peru, Brasil, Mexico, Chile, Japan and Hungary. I know that Sudamerica is full of metal maniacs who are obssessed with underground metal.

10. What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that the band members are a part of?

Currently I am preparing to record full-lenght for my doom metal band called SUTON. Also I'm working as vocalist of technical death metal band Purifict and soon we'll unveil our single.
About Point Blank; he putting some finishing touches on Mržnja's full-lenght. I heard it in pre-production and I can say that album will be fuckin' amazing. Depressive and post black meal madness, gruesome atmosphere of desperation.

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

I really don't know, mate. Maybe we switch to death metal, maybe we call split-up, maybe we go into more non-metal waters... I really don't know and I don't want to know that. We work spontanious and we give our thoughts and feelings to lead the way for our music.

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?

I speak now only in my name, not in Point Blank's name; but bands who inspired me from start and in my youth and that they are still here are bands like Beherit, Impaled Nazarene, Blasphemy, Archgoat, Profanatica, Havohej, (old) Sepultura, (old) Kreator, Sodom...etc. In some point of creating music for Sahrana they had certain influence on me and their creations. Nowdays I am more open-minded toward music than ten years ago so I'm not using musical influence to create for Sahrana, but I am still like child when I'm listenin' monuments like „Drawing Down the Moon“, „Ugra-Karma“ and monster release „Fallen Angel of Doom....“.

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

Support underground ! ! ! By tapes, 'zines, CD's & LP's! ! ! Support bands! ! ! Support labels !

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Knjaz Aleks

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