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Nesseria/Fractures/Throatruiner Records/2015 CD Review

mercredi 26 août 2015 à 09:14

  Nesseria  are  a  band  from  France  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  that  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  raw  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  sludge  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  ''Fractures"  which  was  released  by  Throatruiner  Records.

  AM  radio  noises  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavy  and  melodic  sludge metal  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  after  awhile  more  fast  and  raw  parts  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have a  very  powerful  sound  to  them..

  Elements  of  post  hardcore  and  crust  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  very  dark  and  melodic  and  the  songs   also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and   some  songs  bring  in  thrash  influences  and  the  music  also  gets  atmospheric  at  times  while  some of  the  brutal  sections  bring  in  grind  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Nesseria  remains  true  to  the  modern  raw  black  metal  sound  of  previous  recordings  and  also  continues  to  mix  in  elements  of  post  hardcore,  crust  and  sludge,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Nesseria  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED   TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Leurs   Histories"  "Fractures"  "Civitas"  and  "Omayra".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/nesseriafracturesthroatruiner.html


Movimento d'Avanguardia Ermetico/Torri Del Silenzio/Avantgarde Music/2015 CD Review

mercredi 26 août 2015 à 08:04

  Movimento  D'  Avantguardia  Emetico  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  complex  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  3025  album  "Torri  Del  Silenzio"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  distorted  yet  modern  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  a  few  seconds  later  spoken  word  parts  which  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  are  added  onto  the recording  and  on  the second  track  the  music  speeds  up  a  bit  and also  adds  in  more  of  a  raw  style  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  while  a  decent  amount  of  melodies  are  still  utilized.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  in  more  of  an  atmospheric  and  melodic  black  metal  direction  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  experimental  and  ambient  elements  and  most of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  couple  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  which  also  gives  the  song  more  of a  progressive  feeling.

  Movimento  D'  Avantguardia  Emetico  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  modern,  complex  and  sometimes  raw  while  also  managing  to  be  atmospheric  and  avant  garde  in  more  of  a  grim  approach,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  poetic  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Movimento  D'  Avantguardia  Emetico are  a  very  great  sounding  complex  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "La  cresta  verso  Grauhaupt"  and  "Torri  Del  Silenzio".  8  out  of  10.  



   

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/movimento-davanguardia-ermeticotorri.html


Kirkebrann Interview

mercredi 26 août 2015 à 06:53
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
 These days we are preparing and doing last arrangements on the material for our next album. I guess in september we will be ready to go to studio and record our 12 tracks. We are also preparing for a small concert in Oslo 14 sep.

2.In April you where a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound of the newer material and also how does it differ from  the stuff you have released in the past?
Well it's still our sound but on this next album the majority of the members participated in the composition so it will be a bit different. On our earlier releases i wrote most of the material and we arrange it together on rehersals, now we still arrange it together but different writers. I guess the new album will be more solid, a bit scizho, but still Kirkebrann he he. It's Black Metal still, the way we like it, in your fucking face.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
I guess we are a bit sick of the world... it's full of arrogant people believing we are better than the universe itself, but most of all we are anti religious. Religion is the big plague in this world and that's one of the big message in our lyrics. All is fucked up... I can not fucking understand how people can believe in that crap. Just read those damn books and see how fucked up it is. Take a look at the universe and understand how small you really are.

4.I know that the bands name means church burning', how would you describe your anti Christian and Satanic views?
I guess i answered this already he he. We are not just anti christian but anti religion. And church of satan? Who needs a damn book to learn how to think... fuck it.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
I get fucked on stage and I release the hatred he he. We had a few line up changes so i guess there have been some different performances but it all over quite good i think. We always get good feedback from the audience; I do my best to fuck them up he he. I enjoyed most of our shows. I guess, one of my favorite is of course when we played at Inferno Festival Club Day with full house. It was great... there was not room for more people. The gigs in Tønsberg our, “hometown”, have always been good and of course in Spain on our mini tour we had some good crowded, specially in Palencia he he Yes, you guys were crazy.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Well now we will focus on the album during few moths except for the gig in Oslo, so i guess it will not be so many gigs this year, but we started booking and hopfully have many gigs next year. We have confirmed a gig at a festival in Wales april next year. Finally we have a manager now so I don't have to do all the work myself he he.

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the bands that where also a part of the current split?
There is Visegaard from Skien, a good Black Metal band; I think they have some trouble with their debut album but i hope it works out for them he he. I haven't talked so mutch with those guys but they are a good gang. We will hopefully play together again. And of cpurse, there are our good friends of Djevelkult... they released their full length last year i think (don't kill me Jan) and we have played lots of gigs with them. We toured together with them in Spain and will co-headline with them next year on the festival in Wales. They are working on some new meterial now and it sounds good. We will still work together with them.

8.The split was released by VempireChrist & Visual Assault, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
To be honest i dont know much about it ha ha ha. As far as i know it's a fan made split in a very limited copies and i still have a few left if someone like to order just contact me on the Kirkebrann page on Facebook.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by black metal?
I guess it has been good. Our first album was not very good promoted but all feedback i get is good. We will do better on the promotion in the future and get Kirkebrann out to the masses he he. As i said before the live feedback is always good, so more touring must be done.

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects that the band members are a part of?
It's a bit quiet in all of them he he. I think Svidd is finished with an EP and Svikt is working in some new songs for recording. There has been some trouble with lineup changes and a break in the rehearsal room. So it's a bit quiet but something will happen eventually. My other projects are on ice so I will focus on Kirkebrann for a while.

11.You are getting record to record a new album, what can we expect musically when it comes out?
Guess i have answered this already again he he. As i said it will be a bit different with 12 songs but still Black Punk fucking Metal. So if you don't fuck off and listen to something else he he.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I guess my biggest inspiration is old Darkthrone (A Blaze in the Nothern Sky 'til Panzerfaust) and old Gorgoroth (Pentagram til Under the Sign of Hell). Fantastic albums and will always be. Still I listen to them nowadays he he. I'm not so good at checking out new bands but i think Svarthauge from Oslo is great. I mostly listen to old black metal,punk and rock and roll. There is no black metal without rock and roll.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
The world will end and everything will die and that is a good thing!!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/kirkebrann-interview.html


Nybbas/Azerate/2015 EP Review

mardi 25 août 2015 à 09:15

  Nybbas  are  a  band  from  Colorado  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  depressive  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their self  released  2015  ep  "Azerate".

  A  very  dark  and  atmospheric  synth  intro  starts  off  the  ep  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  going  for  more  of  a  heavier  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  once  the  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  the  music  starts  getting  very  fast  and  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  After  awhile  the  vocals  start  bringing  in  more  of  a  grim  atmosphere  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  depressive  melodies  at  times  along  with  a  few  tracks  being  long  and  epic in  length  and mostly of  the  tracks  avoid  using  solos  and  leads  except  for the  last  track  and  they  are  done  in  more  of  a  melodic  fashion  while  the  main  focus  is  more  on  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  which  is  mostly  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  era and  the  ep  closes  with  thunder  and  rain  sounds.

  Nybbas  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  aggressive  and  mostly old  school  while some  elements  of  the  more  modern  depressive  and  occult  sides  of  the  genre  are  also  a  part  of  the  musical  style,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Left  Hand  Path,  Anti  Cosmic  Satanism  and  Depressive  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Nybbas  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  depressive  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Burning  Down  The  Tree  Of  Life"  and  "Emanations  Of  Chaos".  8  out  of 10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/nybbasazerate2015-ep-review.html


Meuchelmord/Apathie/2015 EP Review

mardi 25 août 2015 à 08:32

  Meuchelmord  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2015  ep  "Apathie".

  Tragic  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  ep  and  after  a  few  seconds  elements  of  electronic  music  are  added  onto  the  recording  before  adding  in  more  of  a  heavy  and  depressive  black  metal  sound  that  also  uses  very  melodic  and  atmospheric  sounding  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  gets  more  structured.

  When  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  they  are  very  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  songs  have  a  very  modern  approach  to  the  genre  and  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  also  adds  to  a  touch  of  post  rock  to  the  tracks  and  as  the  ep  progresses clear  singing can  be  heard  briefly  and  the  whole  recording  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  musical  direction.

  Meuchelmord  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  depressive  while  also  mixing  the  post,  atmospheric  and  melodic  sides  of  the  genre  into  the  songs  to  make  the  music  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  depressive  themes.

  In my  opinion  Meuchelmord  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive,  post  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Jahr"  and  "Regeneration".  8  out  of  10.      

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/meuchelmordapathie2015-ep-review.html