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Kabexnuv/Crypt Of The Black Solar Order/Bud Metal Records/2015 EP Review

vendredi 23 octobre 2015 à 08:36

  Kabexnuv  are  a  solo  project  from  British  Columbia,  Canada  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2015  ep  "Crypt  Of  the  Black  Solar  Order"  which  was  released  by  Bud  Metal  Records.

  A  very  distorted  and  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  ep  giving  the  music  a  90's  old  school  black  metal  feeling  and  after  a  few  seconds  grim  screams  start  to  kick  in  which  also  leads  to  the  music  getting  more  fast  and  raw  along  with  some  blast  beats  before  adding  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Elements  of  thrash  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  also  add  more  of  an  old  school  metal  feeling  into  the  songs  and  as  the  ep  progresses  the  music  starts  mixing  in  more  atmospheric  elements  into  the  rawer  sections  of  the  tracks  and  with  the  exception  of the  first  track  the  whole  ep  is  mostly  instrumental.

  Kabexnuv  creates  another  recording  that  is  very  true  to  raw  occult  black  metal  while  also  getting  more  atmospheric  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Ancient  Aryan  Occultism  that  also  shows  Vedic  and  Hyperborean  roots  which   also  has  a  touch  of  Blavatsky  and  the  Thule  Society  philosophies.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording from  Kabexnuv  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  atmospheric  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Caverns  Of  Welesburg".  8.5  out  of  10.

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Bloodwraith/The Omnipresent Darkness/2015 Demo Review

vendredi 23 octobre 2015 à 07:15

  Bloodwraith  are  a  band  from  West  Virginia  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  demo  "The  Omnipresent  Darkness".

  A  very dark and  melodic  guitar  riff  starts  off  the  demo  and  after  a  few  seconds  grim  black  metal  screams  start  becoming  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  the  music  has  a  very  raw  and  old  school  feeling  at  times  along  with  some  depressive  elements  being  utilized  at  times  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  grim  spoken  word  parts.

  At  times  the  vocals  can  be  melodic but  done  in  a  more  tortured  fashion  while  also  being  clear  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  elements  of  thrash  can  be  heard   along  with  the  drums  also  bringing  in  blast  beats  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  of  extreme  metal  while  also  being  very  melodic  at  times  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  

  Bloodwraith  plays a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  90's  influenced  and  also  brings  in  melodies  and  elements  of  thrash  to  resurrect  an  old  school  style  of  the  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bloodwraith  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  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Desecrating  Metal"  and  "The  Return  Of  Winter  Darkness".  8  out  of  10.


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Matubes/The Return Of Black Metal/Distributor Of Pain/2015 EP Review

vendredi 23 octobre 2015 à 06:06

  Matubes  are  a  band  from  Bulgaria  that  plays a  very raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "The  Return  Of  Black  Metal"  which was  released  by  Distributor  Of  Pain.
  Drum  beats,  heavy  guitars  and  grim  black  metal  screams  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  the  music  starts  going  for  more  of  a  raw  second  wave  style.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  songs  avoid  any  influence  from  any  modern  black  metal  style  of  the  past 20  years  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  thrash  in  some  of  the  riffing  and  the  whole ep  remains  true  to  a  very  raw,  heavy  and  old  school  black  metal style  and  on  the  last  track  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  can  be  heard.

  Matubes  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  purely  in  the  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  from  the  90's  but  with  a  more  modern  production  that  is  also  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  darkness  and  left  hand  path  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Matubes  area  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  TRACK  "Left  Hand  Path".  8  out  of  10.


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Dol Guldur Interview

vendredi 23 octobre 2015 à 05:42

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We are a necrounderground two piece band from Brazil, raised in beginning of 2013 E.V, praising the vultures upon the mankind and the misanthropic kult of death, following the old ways to execute the cold and raw black metal, avoiding new trend waves, eroding the hope and faith of humankind! At moment we have 2 demos one EP and one split released.

2.Recently you where a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is present on your side of the recording?

Cold and raw black metal as in old days, pure hatred and evil Kult atmosphere, but, done on our own way, Fed from the fire of darkest katharsis!!!

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the ideologies that you bring out with your song lyrics?

Our music is about death, hate, holocaust upon mankind and negativity… all we bring out is projections to make this world a worse place to exist…

Our lyrical content deal with nihilism, concepts of misanthropy, Death, Life, very personal visions about everything that surround us, the way we actually see things is what makes us write this kind of music…

4.I know that the bands name comes from the writings of J.R.R Tolkien, what was the decision behind choosing this band name and what seperates you from the many thousand bands that have taken their band name from the writings of this author?

Actually this name has been in my mind a long time ago, before we Start Dol Guldur’s conspiracy, back in 2007 E.V if I reminiscing well , I had a very personal project that resumed was me and my guitar, recording things that sounds like a very lo-fi version of Kveldssanger… and I had a music with this name, since then this name was in my head, I like the phonetic and the word itself, so I’ve taken this name to the band, I have a very personal meaning to this word, I see it like a unprecedented place to this world, unreachable, where the Death kult is projected from, it deals with the misanthropic and anti-social aspect… and also can be understood like a denial to this world if talking about the concept of this name dealing with the band, I mean everything is more about subjection than anything else… and the terminological meaning of this word, Hill of dark sorcery, brings in a dark evil aura!!! Well, I think that our purpose is very different from the other bands that taken their name from Tolkien’s work, as we don’t deal with his writings on our songs as the majority do!

5.I have noticed that you cannot find the band anywhere on bandcamp, facebook or metal archives, do you feel these various websites have taken a lot of the underground nature out of the genre?

That is true, well, the underground as a whole isn’t as used to be in the past, time always change and promote changes and things seems to be confused and diluted now, but don’t get me wrong, I use technology and internet for a lot of personal stuffs I  do, I’m not a caveman, I just can’t stand with most of people acts and opinion, I don’t like that social media contacts and I’m not for looking for friendship, it seems to be very superficial, open to all kind of people to see and come talk with you, I don’t want or need this kind of self-exposition neither my band… Black metal has lost a lot of his occult aura and know is something ordinary, and this kind of new post shit is such a boring joke very spread out on internet with those crybaby teenage dsbm projects, black metal bands with no ideology selling only image and denigrating  this lifestyle, it makes me stay away more and more, also I’m sick and tired of all that wannabe kult attitude… so we isolate ourselves, our circle is very closed, I have few comrades that understand how I fell about it and fell the same way as well or at least thereabout, as I’ve said, I’m not saying that I don’t use internet, clear example this interview was made through e-mail, which is the only tool that I use, I just don’t fell right about it, I don’t have urge to have a lot and a lot people listening to our music, especially  if they are trend, assholes posers and etc. I don’t use to check out Bandcamp, My Space and thing like that… Even though there are some few bands I do respect and have this kind of websites, that is not for me or Dol Guldur!

6.Also the band has stayed away from having their music produced in the digital realm, do you feel black metal is better heard in the classic vinyl, compact disc and cassette formats rather than the modern technology that a lot of the newer bands have been going for?

I fell that the kind of music we do lost the soul in this digital realm, this is so banal, most of the time it seems like a naive and stupid race to get attention or “fans”, to have views on YouTube and “likes” and all this meaningless culture and shit, I don’t care about it, as the same way they don’t care about me or my band, that easy! Just the necro underground hordes matters to me, most of the people can’t stand to be alone, and need idiot attention even though if comes from a trend asshole, in the other hand there are some individuals that fell what it really is about and stay occult into the netherworld, Personally I have pleasure to buy or trade underground stuff, it is like a ritual you know, put the stuff to play on and behold the cover art on your own hand… it is fucking nice!!! Vinyl rules and CD is nice as well, I’m a total freak for cassette!!! Any format is better than digital releases, it fells no essence!

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

No, we didn’t play live and we don’t have plans, maybe in the future we perform our Death kult, but we don’t see it as an important point to Dol Guldur.

8.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Kabexnuv', what are your thoughts on the other musical project that had participated on the split?

Total Raw esoteric black metal to devour the souls, I enjoy the crude malicious atmosphere of cold and misty evil from Kabexnuv, many hails to the Hawk of the western forest!!!

9.The split was released as a joint effort between Bud Metal Records and Kult Of Medusa productions, while I know about the first label mentioned can you tell us a little bit more about the other label that had participated on the recording?

Actually, Kult of Medusa is a new sub division from Bud Metal recs.

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

Well, I know Bud Metal recs. gave us a great support spreading around WINGS OF BLACK HOLOCAUST to distros, U.S Paragon recs. And some European labels like Pest distro and others, I hail Bud Metal and my Comrade Myrtroen for all the effort!!! But, actually I don’t know how the feedback is going… and I don’t care much about it, but the comrades of our circle have sent some good words and that means a lot… we are an almost anonymous necrounderground band doing music for ourselves first giving a shit about the current state of “extreme” metal scene, So just the freaks and necromancers from necroUG know us!

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We have plans to record a new EP next year, and that is all at moment, death is the only future I can assure… as for the music, Naturally, in the same way, doing things on our own way and vision… we don’t have the urge need to change or create something  “new” like those silly post subgenres, just black metal with this cold raw atmosphere between the 80’s and 90’s style, we don’t do nothing “new” but we do it on our own way and feelings, and for me, personally it is enough , to keep the roots of our purpose, believe when I say Dol Guldur songs represent Death and the terrifying nihil I really meant that… I’m not that  misanthropic evil guy that never smile trying to be kult with “wannabe” attitude, I’m not playing a fucking role, but Dol Guldur actually is the side of my inner self that never smile even though I do. That is my pathway in this shitty world… that is the music I have katharsis to do.

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 get influence from a lot of things if talking about my music, I get influence from movies, painting, my personal world and visions of life and death, if talking about music, 80’s and early 90’s black/death are influences to me, but also some new bands of comrades that keep the essence also have some influence on me…

I listen basically to black metal or black/death old school, now I’m listening a lot to Swamp, Black Misanthropy, Petards of Agony, Trono, Kabexnuv, Mortuary Drape, Satan Cult, Cabra Infernal, Hecate, Vlad Tapes, Apolion’s Genicide, Song D’enfer, Choronzonic, among others and old classic killer stuff like Mercyful fate, King Diamond, Sarcofago (old) Samael (old) Rotting Christ (old) Bathory (Black thrash era) I also listen to some few old rock bands but there is nothing to deal with Dol Guldur, most of the time I listen to black metal!

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

Watch out, there are still some occult bands just like us, Ennobling their own ideas and craft in the depths of necrounderground.
To the maniacs that may have identify with our thoughts and purpose, Our EP NECROCULTO including bonus tracks will be re-released  in split cassette version titled “DEATHKULT KATHARSIS”  with the dark and evil band Lord Frimost by Aniquilacion Satanica prod from Ecuador, and the Split WINGS OF BLACK HOLOCAUST will have cassette version released by Kult of BloodyRites prod. Also check out Bud Metal recs. And his comrade distros, the black wings of the hungry vultures shall cover everyone!!!and thanks for your interest... ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT!

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Abatuar Interview

jeudi 22 octobre 2015 à 18:20
    For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

    Hailz Occult Black Metal and thanks for the interest in Abatuar. It all started in Panama on 2013 as a solo project  with the intention to lay down ideas I had in mind for a while. On 2014 I recorded the first demo entitled “Vejacion de la Bestia” with the help of some friends on guitar and bass and later on a second demo called “Fosa Comun” came out this year.


    So far you have released 2 demo's, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?

    Abatuar’s aim is extreme chaos and obscurity more than playing an specific style and to get there several influences are merged like Grind, Black, Death, Noise, Doom are all melt down together to reach horrible evilness.


    What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the band explores with the music?

    Lyrics are focused on human extermination as a natural beast behavior, it takes some concepts from historical genocides and gruesome annihilations perpetrated by humans or nature, leading to human slaughter.

    Pandemic pests, chemical weapons, lethal viruses, wars and similar ways of extermination where sometimes we are predators and sometimes just preys.

    What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Abatuar'?

    Abatuar or Abattoir means a slaughterhouse for animals but here it represents a slaughterhouse for humans.

    Both the metal Archives and Facebook page list only one member in the band while other musicians have been involved with this musical project before, is this band a solo project or are there any plans to hire a full time line up in the future?

    You are right, I’ve had collaborations on the strings from Yigo Manzo (Atrofia, Merciless Death) and Anibal Sucre (Enslaver, Hatross) because I am not good at playing guitars so I always need collaborations to record jeje. As of now I have no plans to have a full line up band or playing live, but time will tell.

    Dunkelheit  Produktionen is releasing both of the demo's on a cd, can you tell us a little bit more about this compilation?

    I send a couple of promo tapes to certain labels and some of them showed interest but Dunkelheit  was the one who really took the action. I am really satisfied with Bernd’s work so far and I think it will be a great outcome.

    On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme and underground metal?

    Well, it was well received by most people I guess, most friends supported and some zines and labels too. Both demos already ran out and were shipped out to many foreign countries after many trades basically.

    Best feedback so far has been Dunkelheit’s


    What is going on with your other musical projects these days?

    My oldest Black Metal band from 2005 “Equinoxio” is about to release its 3rd full-length by end of year, I also play in “Aberrante” with some good friends making Death/Grind and we are about to start recording our 3rd demo. I also recorded a demo in a trip I made to Spain this year where I met a Peruvian guy (El Conde Negro) in a rehearsal room  who had some South American riffs and no drummer so we just decided to record it  before I returned to Panama, this Death/Black band was named “Tumba” and the demo was called “DEMO(nio) I”.  And finally I recorded the first demo with my most recent project called “Fumigador” (noise/grind) which also released a split tape with “Demonomancer” from El Salvador. All this was released and distributed by PUS Records which is a small tape label I have with Dr. Morbo (Christ Snacks, Aberrante) releasing limited quantities for our own bands mainly.


    When can we expect a full length and where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

    I am in the preparations to record a full length which is planned to be released by Dunkelheit as well. The album should be ready by end of year or beginning of next year and will continue in the same infamous grind/black way but adding more extremity with Noise chapters.

    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?

    For Abatuar I would say Repulsion, Napalm Death, Septic Death, Reencarnacion, Blood, Deche Charge, Abhorer, Regurgitate, Sarcofago, Mystifyer, Parabellum, Autopsy.

    About nowadays, I always listen to different stuff but to name a few it includes some Noise from Spain and Japan like Genital Masticator, Psychotic Noise, Potabilizadora, Merzbow and some Grind/Death/Doom like Unholy Grave, Nocturnal Vomit, Recrucify, Altar of Giallo, Rator, Morbid Macabre,  Mythic, Disembowelment, Rot, Blasfemia (Colombia), Sexorcist (Peru) and old Panamanian metal like Carnivoro Castrador, Christ Snacks, Disemburied, Demacrator, Jefe de la Morgue, Psychosis and others.


    How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

    This is a really contextual question jejeje… well, to talk about satan is to talk about god and I don’t believe in any religion so that’s not of my business. On the other hand Occultism is something really vast with many workstreams around the world, in Latin America you can see a mixture of ancient cults like Palo Mayombe, Candomble, Zombification, Black Magic or Santeria which have a really obscure reputation. These topics are really interesting however they are not a direct influence in what I do. The atrocities human hands can do are yet fascinating without the help of the dead.

    The band is based in Panama a country not very well known for metal, are there also any other bands or musical projects from your home country that you would recommend?

    You are right, we are not popular, actually metal activity here is very low compared to neighbor countries like Colombia or Costa Rica. Old bands I can recommend: Enslaver, Christ Snacks, Spirit of the Deep Waters, Deathless, Schopenhauer, Hecatombe, Sehlah, Cementerius … New ones: Hatross, Atrofia and Ruins of Chritendoom


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

    Thanks for the support and expect the next purulent album dripping excrement!

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