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Rapture Messiah/Antithesis Black Metal Commando/2019 EP Review

mercredi 8 mai 2019 à 05:00

  Rapture  Messiah  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep  "Antithesis  black  Metal  Commando".

  A  very  heavy, r aw  and  old  school  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  alter.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  music  mixes  in  both  first  and  second  wave  influences.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  used  briefly,  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Rapture  Messiah  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  goes  back  to  the  mid  80's  and  early  90's era  of  the  genre. The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Darkness,  Evil  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Rapture  Messiah  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Unstoppable  Evil  Powers"and  "March  With  Satan".  8  out  of  10.

https://soundcloud.com/rapturemessiah/sets/antithesis-black-metal

 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/rapture-messiahantithesis-black-metal.html


Verwoed/Da Val/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/Argento Records/Tattarus Tapes/2019 Full Length Review

mercredi 8 mai 2019 à 03:46

  Verwoed  are  a  solo  project  from  the  Netherlands  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  psychedelic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Da  Val"  which  will  be  released  on  May  24th  as  a  joint  effort  between  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories,  Argento  Records  and  Tartarus  Tapes.

  Distorted  amp  noises  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bringing  in a   great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  done  in  a  very  deep  yet  grim  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  at  times  the  music  also gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  psychedelic  elements.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  Melodic  Gregorian  chants  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  is  also added  onto  the  recording  and  the  music  also  gets  very  abstract  and  hallucinogenic  sounding  at  times,  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track.  The production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Dutch  and  cover  nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Verwoed  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  psychedelic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "De  val"  and  "Het  bedriegende  oog".  8 out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/verwoedda-valsentient-ruin.html


Necroroots Interview

mercredi 8 mai 2019 à 02:15
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

necroroots is a black metal band from Mexico and, more exactly, from a small city called techaluta, formed by two unique members, TERTARO and EIACOS. Together we make all the music and all the lyrics, the main objective of making this band was to express our feelings about the night, the pain and feelings of the human race, and most importantly, how society is falling.



2.In 2018 you had released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?


This was the first time we made black metal, so we wanted the music to be heard in an old and raw way, so we recorded the songs in a very basic way, for the EP we recorded a total of ten songs, of which we chose 6 and taking two songs as background sounds. all the songs in the ep are made the most black metal as possible.


3.Your lyrics cover the mind liberation of religion, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

yes , in the song called "the chosen one" the lyrics talks about how the human race is a slave of all the religions in the world, religion controls all the capacity of the man, we make that the song to invite all persons to open their eyes to reality and follow their own way.


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

well, tertaro was the master mind behind the name of necroroots, is a two words combination NECRO means dead and ROOTS means old because in necroroots we want to make old black metal like the early 90´, Fortunately is a new word and makes the band more original.


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

the art work for the ep was made by me Eiacos , i try to put the essence of the band in the symbol behind the logo of necroroots, the pentagram means for us the revelation of knowledge about the true of life, and the three circles on the pentagram mean the three stages of the human life, born, grow and die, its basically the meaning of the entire ep art work.



6.Currently there is only 2 members in the band but the band had more members in the past, are you open to expanding the line up again or do you prefer to remain a duo?

there were more members in the past because we played in live shows, but they were only session musicians, necroroots has always been a band of two members (tertarus and eiacos), and so it will still be like that, it is easier to create music with only two members , we do not believe that there are more people with our ideology near us.


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

at the beginning of necroroots we started playing live, but when we created the band three years ago the idea was only to make music and share through internet, there were invitations to play live which we took advantage of, but unfortunately the people in the area where we live they do not understand what black metal is, so we decided not to play live again, but we are still focused on continuing to create better music


8.The ep was released on 'Silentium In Foresta Records' but they facebook page said you where signed to Rural Records, do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

rural records recorded the songs for necroroots and Silentium In Foresta Records only distributed a number of copies, in the same way we are very grateful for the support they have offered towards the band, for the moment we still do not finish the album, but once finished necroroots will be looking for labels to distribute our music, we do not care about money, we just want our music to be known by the other people who are like us




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

fortunately we have had more luck in other countries than in ours, there are people here who do not know what black metal is, we have realized that there are people in other countries that like our music, that motivates us to make more black metal , we started only with the idea of making music just for us, but now we are making music for others.


10.I heard you are working on a full length, what can we expect musically once it is released?

We have put all our effort to make this album the best we have done, the songs have more passion, the lyrics are more honest than in the ep songs and the quality of the recording will be even better, we still need to detail some things, but we are sure that it will be even more black and aggressive than the ep songs, the songs have more pain and darkness.

the theme of the disc will talk about how the human being begins to die, from the suicide desires, until the moment he is among the dead suffering



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?

we have a lot of bands that influenced us, a lot of old bands like burzum, mayhem, dissection and gorgoroth just for mention some ones, we don't try to copy they style we only take them some fundamentals about how to create a dark atmosphere , we olways trye to sound like necroroots.

some bands i hearing in this days are the new songs of gaahls wyrd, 1349 a lot , im waiting for the new album of darkthrone, but im still hearing a lot of old school black metal.



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

thanks a lot to occult black metal zine for this interview, and thanks to all the people who supported us in this three years, the album is coming this year and it will be awesome.

cheers for all the metalheads in the world .

eiacos and tertaro.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/necroroots-interview.html


Chernaa/Empyrean Fire/Noizr/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 7 mai 2019 à 05:49

  Chernaa  are  an  international  band  from  with  members  from  the  Czech  Republic,  Russia  and  Ukraine  that  plays  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Empyrean  Fire"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Noizr.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the songs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  brought  into  the  music  at  times.  Synths  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Elements  of  post  metal  can  also  be  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  riffs  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  vocals  are  also  brought  into  the  music  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  philosophical  and  existentialism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Chenaa  are  a  very  great  sounding  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pink  Powder"  "Alice  Syndrome"  and  "Camus".  8  out  of  10.

  https://youtu.be/xja0oIvDTsA 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/chernaaempyrean-firenoizr2019-full.html


Heresiarch/Incursions/Krucyator Productions/2019 Compilation Album Review

mardi 7 mai 2019 à 03:35

  Heresiarch  are  a  band  from  New  Zealand  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  compilation  album  "Incursions"  which  was  released  by  Krucyator  Productions.

  A  very  powerful  bass  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  war  metal  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  bestial  growls  and  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  also  adds in  a  great  amount  of  Australian  and  Canadian  war  metal  influences.

  Throughout  the  compilation  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  riffs  also  utilize  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  while  they  also  bring  in  a  cover  of  Bathory's  "Equimanthorn".  The  intro  on  the  second  demo  starts  out  with  some  war  samples  and  air  raid  sirens  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  added  into  the  music  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  chaotic  style  while  one  track  also  brings  a  brief  use  of  synths  and  choirs  and  the  rest  of t he  compilation  sticks  to  a  very  raw,  aggressive  and  brutal  sound.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  death  and  war  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  collection  from  Heresiarch  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war  and  bestial  black/death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obsecrating  the  Global  Holocaust"  "Carnivore"  "Conflagration"  and  "Abrecan".  8  out  of  10.

https://krucyator.bandcamp.com/album/incursions

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/heresiarchincursionskrucyator.html