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Feral Light/Psychic Contortions/I, Voidhanger Records/2022 CD Review

mercredi 16 mars 2022 à 03:51

 


  Minnesota's  duo  Feral  Light  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  mixture  of  post  black  metal  and  crust  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Psychic  Contortions"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  I,  Voidhanger  Records.


  A  very  heavy  yet  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  presented  on  the  recording.  The  solos  and  leads  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  some  of  the  tracks.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  elements  of  crust  punk  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  post  metal  style  along  with  one song  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  the  music  also  has  its  sorrowful  moments,  the  album  also  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  nightmares  and  bad  psychedelic  trips.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Feral  Light  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black  metal  and  crust  punk,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Enveloped  And  Transformed"  and  "Communion  And  Reckoning".  8  out  of  10.


https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/psychic-contortions  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/03/feral-lightpsychic-contortionsi.html


Light Beneath/Self Titled/Inverse Records/2022 Full Length Review

mardi 15 mars 2022 à 04:17

 


  Light  Beneath  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2022  album  which  will  be  released  on  March  25th  by  Inverse  Records.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  post  metal  direction  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  At  times  the  vocals  also  go  more  into  a  deeper  direction  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  finally  utilized.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are finally  introduced  onto  the  recording  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  most  of  the  songs  also  sticking  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction,  ton  the  closing  track  a  brief  use  of  synths  can  also  be  heard.. The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  oppressive  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Light  Beneath  are  a  very  decent  sounding  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Beneath  Water"  and  "Ravens".  7  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/lightbeneathband 
https://www.instagram.com/lightbeneathband

https://lightbeneath.bandcamp.com


https://youtu.be/hh_rN6gdSXc


https://youtu.be/I-vg5ft0meI  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/03/light-beneathself-titledinverse.html


Comando Praetorio/Sovvertire la Tirannia della Luce/ATMF/2022 EP Review

mardi 15 mars 2022 à 03:08

 


  Italy's  Comando  Praetorio  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  an  anti  monotheistic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  ep  "Sovvertire  la  Tirannia  della  Luce"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  ATMF  Records.


  Atmospheric  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  ep  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Both  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Chants  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  which  also  have  their  high  pitched  moments..  The  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  spoken  word  parts  also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  when  they  are  added  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  the  music  also  more  more  rooted  in  a  modern  black  metal  style.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  denying  Abrahamic  Monotheism  and  taking  refuge  in  the  shadow  of  the  night  sky,  patronized  by  the  Indo-European,  Asuric  and  Uranian  dieties.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Comando  Praetorio  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Ritorna  il  Buio  dell’Origine  Uranica".  8  out  of  10.


https://bit.ly/3HTilYF    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/03/comando-praetoriosovvertire-la-tirannia.html


Askalaphos/March Of The Damned/Feral Age Records/Born For Burning Productions/2022 Full Length Review

mardi 15 mars 2022 à 02:14

 


  Askalaphos  are  a  solo  project  from  Greece  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "March  Of  The  Damned"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Feral  Age  Records  and  Born  For  Burning  Productions.


  Epic  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  all  of  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  a  couple  of  songs  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  some  of  the  music  also  showing  an  influence  of  the  classic  Greek  style,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  synths  also  make  a  brief  return.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Greek  Mythology  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Askalaphos  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  and  occult  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Invocation  Of  The  King  Of  Fire"  "Shadows  Of  Chaos"  and  "Gates  Of  The  Black  Light".  8  out  of  10.


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx5a-mP9RUU&t=841s


      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/03/askalaphosmarch-of-damnedferal-age.html


Pyromancy Interview

mardi 15 mars 2022 à 01:16

 

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


We formed in late 2018 in North-East Italy


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


We wanted to start from the primordial first wave of Black Metal and try to express ourselves from there, creating something personal. To compose the Demo tracks I studied 'Bathory - The Return' maniacally. We wanted something minimal and raw, like Hellhammer, not as a final result but as an approach


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3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?


I think the synthesis is the relation with the devil and its many forms, 'A molecule of The One with many faces'


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


It was suggested by a friend and I immediately liked it, because it's something concrete, material and dangerous. It's a name that nobody took even if it's simple, and due is simplicity my instant perception was about something familiar but not visible yet


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


The main subject came in my head meditating, the surroundings stars are taken from 'Cappella degli Scrovegni' in Padova — near our area — painted by Giotto. In his original version stars creates an orderly pattern, since at the time they saw reality as a perfect order. We just started from there but with the opposite message, misaligning the stars


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


We didn't think Pyromacy as a studio project, but I think we have a lot of work to do before finalizing the live aspect


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7. So far very little is known about the band, are you planning on expanding your presence in the future or do you prefer to keep a lower profile?


We didn't plan anything about our presence sincerely, we just act how we think Black Metal should be, but a low profile is not our final goal


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8. The new album was released on psychical version by 'War Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?


We already had in mind to produce an audiotape, so I thought to send a sample to War Production, since they produced a lot of releases in that support.  War Faust replied he liked what he heard, so we sent him the full Demo. I respect the fact that he produced us, a band that came out from nowhere, and totally supported us


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


I heard positive and also different kinds of feedback, someone found VON influences, someone Death Strike's ones, someone Sarcofago and Impurity. I see this Demo as a test for ourselves mainly, to learn and improve. To have the clearest idea possible of how our sound could be we contacted The Forge Music Prods (Demonomancy, Flamekeeper) and he did an extremely good job in mixing and mastering it. That's why our release has a good production for a Demo, but the goal was just to have the clearest idea possible on how to proceed to future releases


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10. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


We are working on another Demo with the aim to recreate the tension, given by minimalism and impulsiveness, that the first masters had. Doing so nowadays is hard, because our goal is to do it without sounding like a revival or as mannerists. What we want is to understand the old master's approach, not their result, to create our own


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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?


The main ones are Bathory, Venom, Wretched, Hellhammer as influences. Those that are always on the playlist are Blasphemy, Katharsis, S.V.E.S.T, Mortuary Drape, Tormentor, Nameless Therein. Recently I am listening to Funereal Harvest, Grafvitnir, Kaija Saariaho, Deathless Void


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

Thank you and to the readers for your time and support

War Productions | Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/03/pyromancy-interview.html