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Dusk/Threnody/Ritter Records/2019 EP Review

vendredi 4 octobre 2019 à 08:08

  Dusk  are  a band  from  Costa  Rica  that  plays  an  industrial  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  ep  "Threnody"  which  was  released  by  Ritter  Records.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  along  with  a  brief  use  of  rain  and  bell  sounds  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  whispers  and  background  voices  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Industrial  elements  are  also  added  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  along  with  all  of  the  drum  beats  being  programmed.

  A  small  amount  of  dissonant  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  synths  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music. Vocals  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  bestial  growls  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  some  programmed  blast  beats  also  being  added  into  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  as  well a s  the  music  also  getting  very  experimental  and  atmospheric  sounding  at  times,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  melodic  guitar  leads  are  also  added  onto  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Dusk  are  a  very  great  sounding  industrial  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Threonody  II"  and  "Threnody  V".  8  out  of  10.

YouTube:
http://bit.ly/YoutubeDuskVT

Facebook:
http://bit.ly/DuskVT

Bandcamp:
https://duskvt.bandcamp.com/album/threnody    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/duskthrenodyritter-records2019-ep-review.html


Imipolex/Order of The Epimethean Flame/2019 Full Length Review

jeudi 3 octobre 2019 à 21:14

  Imipolex  are  a  band  from  Portland,  Maine  that  plays  an  old  school  and  occult  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their self  released  2019  album  "Order  Of  The  Epimethean  Flame"  which  will  be  released  on October  26th.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams.

  Death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Dark  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  riffing  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  elements  of  doom  metal  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  as  well  as  some  of  the  vocals  also  bringing  in  more  of  a  mid  80's  to  early  90's  black/death  metal  style  at  times,  growls  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  dealing  with  esoteric  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Imipolex  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  and  occult  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Battleslain"  and  "Anamnesis".  8/5  out of  10.

https://imipolex.bandcamp.com/album/battleslain 

 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/imipolexorder-of-epimethean-flame2019.html


Bestial Goat Desecrator/Self Titled/Nebula Forest Productions/2019 Demo Review

jeudi 3 octobre 2019 à 09:33

  Bestial  Goat  Desecrator  are  an  international  duo  with  members  from  Mexico  and  El  Salvador  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  demo  which  was  released  by  Nebula  Forest  Productions.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  sound  starts  off  the  demo  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  emtal  screams  as  well  as  having  their bestial  moments  at  times  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences 

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  elements  of  death  metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  All  of  the  riffing  is  done  on  power  chords  along  with  the  music  also  avoiding  any  use  of  melody,  solos  or  leads  to  create  a  very  brutal  recording,  as  the  demo  progresses  air  raid  sirens  and  sounds  of  war  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  bass  guitar  also  sounds  very  powerful  on  the  closing  track.

  Bestial  Goat  Desecrator  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism, Blasphemy  and  War  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bestial  Goat  Desecrator  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cruelty  Of  Satan"  and  "The  Stink  of  The  Goat".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/LWtYhaMGDBY

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/bestial-goat-desecratorself.html


Vritra/Deinde Signum Mortifera/Goatowarex/2019 Vinyl Re-Issue Review

mercredi 2 octobre 2019 à 21:03

  Vritra  are  a  solo  project  from  Finland  which  consists  of  Shatraug  better  known  for  his  work  in  Horna  and  plays  a  satanic  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his 2009  album  "Deinde  Signum  Mortifera"  which  will  be  re-issued  on  October  6th  by  Goatowarex.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  some  clean  playing  and  ritualistic  whispers  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  being  an  instrumental.

  Vritra  played  a  style  of  satanic  occult  black  metal  that  was  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding  in  the  Finnish  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  they  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Vritra  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  and  occult  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deinide  Signum  Mortifera"  and  "Virtute  Vexilli  Sathanas".  8  out  of  10.

https://goatowarex.bigcartel.com/
www.facebook.com/PLOGTWRX 
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Vritra/103526    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/vritradeinde-signum-mortiferagoatowarex.html


Dore Interview

mercredi 2 octobre 2019 à 20:05
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Thank You for having us and this interview. We are "Dore" - a group focus on creating atmospheric black metal music inspired by artists, poets and visionaries. That is why we have chosen the name of Gustave Dore for our band's name.

2.So far you have released a single and have your first album coming out, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on those recordings?
For each debut album the band has to "let go" everything that is inside their heads and hearts. The debut single and album is influenced by 90's black metal classics. However the music can and will evolve. We have already started working on a next single, which will be  released  in the first months of next year. It is going to be something new, but we don't want to spoil the surprise now.

3.The lyrics on the new recording are a concept album can you tell us a little bit more about the story you covered on the recording?
The story revolves around the myth of Lucipher, the fallen angel and the only free one, who was punished for questioning God's decisions. The Almighty created perfect angels and weak humans, prone to sin, but gave more love and affection to the faulty creations. When Lucipher questioned him, he cast him into the depths of Hell for eternal banishment.
The album's storyline begins when Lucipher gathers his army of the damned to free him. Then he begins his journey towards human realms, where he sees, that they have done much more evil than he has ever made.
Leading his army of sinners the fallen angel attacks the Pearly Gates of Heaven and destroys the defending angels in an unholy bloodstorm of violence. But when he finally reaches the Throne Room to face The Almighty and avenge his eons of banishment there is no one to be confronted... God has left his angels and humans long time ago and never returned. The album ends with Lucipher leaving Earth in search for his own new place. Behind him there is a dead world left, which was the victiom of God's injustice.

4.You also mentioned some interest in the works of William Blake and Gnostic philosophy, can you tell us a little bit more about those interests?
Of course. William Blake was very close to the gnostic movement and Dore's work is also related to it in a way. We do also think, that through knowledge and wisdom a person can ascend to become a better version of him or herself. The gnostic paradigma appeals to us, an idea of perfecting oneself.
Blake was a mystic, he reached beyound space, time and the known world with his mind. We believe in such creativity and celebrate it.

5.The band is named after and the album artwork is also inspired by 'Gustave Dore', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his work?
Dore's is the example of perfection - both in form and content. Elegant yet appealing, tasteful yet strong, delicate yet intense. Each of his works from "Dante's Inferno" through "Paradise Lost" up to biblic illustrations are whole worlds and stories locked in frames.


6.So far very little information is provided about the band online with only a metal archives and bandcamp page being present, do you prefer to keep a low profile?
Yes, we think that the music and focusing on our inspirators is more important than promoting ourselves.

7.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
Our musical journey starts as a studio project... but the night is young and we do not say "no" to ever playing live.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Yes, we are looking for a label, but knowing the situation of the market we are aware that the first step have to be taken by ourselves. Nothing's free, so at first we want to gather as many people to know and like our music. Labels are the next step, but now we are focused on gathering as much fans as we can - in the underground.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
As black metal fans aren't that easy to please we are very happy for each positive review and when criticism comes - we take it into consideration. We believe in honesty so we do not engage in discussions with negative reviews. We have our way and if it doesn't suit somebody's taste? Too bad, we walk our own way.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We will experiment. Even though the main weapon will still be atmospheric black metal we want to explore different inspirations - from the world of art and different music styles. The single planned for the beginning of 2020 will be something completely new. Expect the unexpected.

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?
Of course we can name many outstanding bands shaping our taste. Currently we listen a lot to Emperor, Immortal, older works of Dimmu Borgir and Covenant.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We are very happy to have the freedom to create our own music and style. Such events as this interview and feedback on the internet show us that this way has potential and there is a lot of people interested in it. We will proceed!
Thank You for having us.

Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/dore-interview.html