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Dismalimerence/Tome: 1/Transcending Records/2020 CD Review

mardi 21 avril 2020 à 10:53

  Dismalimerence  are  a  band  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  progressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020 album  "Tome:  1"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Transcending  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  and  progressive  sounding  along  with  the  tiffs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Elements  of  post  rock  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  album  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  and  clean  playing  also makes  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  songs.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dismalimerence  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  and  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Crimson  Glow" "Orchid's  Reverie"  and  "Destined  For  Solitude".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/Dismalimerence/
Dismalimerence.bandcamp.com
twitter.com/dismalimerence
www.instagram.com/dismalimerenceofficial/

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/dismalimerencetome-1transcending.html


Voodus/Open The Otherness/Shadow Records/Regain Records/2020 EP Review

mardi 21 avril 2020 à 09:43

  Sweden's  Voodus  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  occult  black  metal  style  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Open  The  Otherness"  which  will  be  released  in  June  as  a  joint  effort  between  Shadow  and  Regain  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  both  of  their  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Clean  playing  and  classical  guitars  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  tracks  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments,  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  this  recording  Voodus  remains  true  to  the  melodic  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  they  have  established  on  their  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Dark  and  Sinister  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Voodus  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  emtal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Open  The  Otherness".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/voodus666/

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/voodusopen-othernessshadow.html


Whispering Shadows Interview

lundi 20 avril 2020 à 21:20
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the musical project these days?

Musical project work is slow and steady, I am trying to work on creating a different style of music to my current. More relaxed and clean. The Whispering Shadows stuff is still a priority but I mainly use this a way to let out the anger and pain. Where as the other music as a subtle beauty to it. I guess.  I'm a huge fan of different styles of music so I want to incorporate these in anyway I can. It's all about trial and error.

2.Your last album was released in 2018, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

I think I got better at expressing myself. The early stuff was very atmospherically rooted in black and doom where as the newest stuff has a post rock element to it. Plus I can't growl for shit anymore so I am trying to work out a better way of incorporating vocals.

3.With every album you go into a different musical direction, do you feel a musician needs to show progress with each recording instead of keeping the same style which can also get very stagnant at times/

I actually hate my early work and will happily give it away free to anyone who asks but oddly this is where my main fan base has come from. I think if you keep your music the same the people with wither away. It's about growing as a person aswell as growing as an artist. Life changes every day...so why should music stay the same?

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music and also how would you describe your progress as a songwriter?

I tend to change my writing style with each release. Each song is personal in its own write and takes a page out of the diary of Me I would say however I sometimes have help with writing from a good friend who's writing far surpasses my own. Her name is Kris and she has helped with a few tracks...a few that I've not released but she wrote the intro lyrics to "Eden" and all of "miles of Ashe and no shade" I won't go into depth about what each song relates to.. however the entire album "unveil the dream catcher" revolves around my grandma who died not so long ago and it's about her battles with dementia.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Whispering Shadows'?

It means "people who talk behind your back"

6.Can you tell us a little bit about the artwork that was presented on the 2018 album?

This was just a photo I took whilst in Kyiv , Ukraine. It's simple and I liked it.
The album before was drawn by Ksenia Ostapenko who is the wife of my good friend Yegor who is in the band "Narrow House" check those guys out!

7.In 2013 and 2014 you released a good amount of music but since then have only released 2 full lengths, do you feel your music has gotten powerful since you have cut back on putting out releases?

I've never stopped making music. I actually try to make music each time I have some time but because my music took a drastic turn into a different direction I worried I would alienate the fan base I had and it actually took "Yegor" the dude I mentioned previously to say "publish your stuff man" so I did. There's actually alot more on my computer that has not been made public. Powerful? I dunno if powerful if the right word..it's just taken on a life of its own and I believe If I didn't rely on stupid programmed drums it could turn out to be something really special.

8.With this musical project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

Again I'll mention "Yegor" here...he is the only person I've really done anything with as I helped work out a solo for an album or ep he is yet to release. I did do some stuff many moons ago with a guy called "Ilya" and the music he was made was so impressive and beautiful but I didn't have any patience back then and I was unable to meld both mine and his style. I am open to working with others but I am abit of an arsehole and if it's not how I see it I somewhat refuse it. I am working on this though haha

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

Minimal I would say.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

More post rock, post black territory. Maybe acoustic aswell. My dream however is to make a musical piece that resembles that of the works of "angelic process" as that got me defines how music should make you feel. I want someone to feel what I make the way I feel when listening to that music.

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?

Angelic Process, Alcest, Slow, Clouds, Shape Of Despair..they are my biggest influences.

At the moment I am listening to the same stuff as before..but I would say my main pleasure is "Sleep Token" or "Flora Cash"

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

Yeah, thank for your time in reviewing my stuff and giving me this opportunity. I am still making music so check it out if you can. Also check out "Narrow House" for some cool ass music and "Abrisad Photography" for some cool band photos taken by my freind. If you wanna know the man behind the music check out "Mr Vice" on YouTube and also o have a podcast called "Withered Hands Podcast"

Shameless promotion I know but why not eh?
Take care and keep safe.

Silencer

https://whisperingshadows.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/whispering-shadows-interview.html


Fullmoon Night Ritual/Cold Breath Of Winter/Morbid Chapel Records/2019 Demo Review

lundi 20 avril 2020 à 21:06

  Fullmoon  Night  Ritual  are  a  duo  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  demo  "Cold  Breath  Of  Winter"  which  was  released  by  Morbid  Chapel  Records.

  A  very dark  and  ritualistic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  demo  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  era  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  one  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  field  recordings  and  dark  soundscapes  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  as  the  demo  progresses  a  brief  use  of  melody  can  also  be  heard,  synths  are  also  added  on  the  outro.

  Fullmoon  Ritual  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  second  wave  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Winter,  Hatred  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Fullmoon  Night  Ritual  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  satanic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Ritual"  and  "Mystery  Of  False  Salvation".  8  out  of  10.

Morbid Chapel Records @ Bandcamp
    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/fullmoon-night-ritualcold-breath-of.html


Morbid Winds/The Ruin Of Forgotten Desolation/Morbid Chapel Records/2020 Demo Review

lundi 20 avril 2020 à 09:57

  Morbid  Winds  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  demo  "The  Ruin  Of  Forgotten  Desolation"  which  was  released  by  Morbid  Chapel  Records.

  A  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  demo  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  faster  sections  pf  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.

  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  era  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  synths  are  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  it  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melody  also  being  added  into  the  guitar  riffing.

  Some  songs  also  add  in  some  slow  and  mid  tempo  sections  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  utilized  briefly  on  a  couple  of  the  tracks  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  morbid  and  night  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Morbid  Winds  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  atmospheric  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  "Nocturnal  Portal"  and  "Tomb  Of  My  Sanity".  8  out  of  10.

https://morbidchapelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-ruin-of-forgotten-desolation

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/morbid-windsthe-ruin-of-forgotten.html