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Dunnock/The Rainy Season/Sylvan Screams Analog/2014 EP Review

lundi 15 septembre 2014 à 00:02

  Dunnock  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  them  continuing  their  depressive,  atmospheric  and atonal  approach  to  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "The  Rainy  Season"  which  was  released  by  Sylvan  Screams  Analog.

  A  very  distorted  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some high  pitched  screams  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  spoken  words  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  the  band  adding  in  more  fast  and  raw  elements  which  also  show  them  incorporating  blast  beats.

  There  are  a  good  amount  of  experimental  traces  being  presented  throughout  the  recording  which  also  bring  in  harsh  noises  and  drones  on  some  of  the  alter  tracks  and  at times  they  guitar  riffing  mix  in  some  melodies  with  their  raw  black  metal  sound  and  the  violins  and  keyboards  makes  the  music  sound  more  atmospheric  and  the  music  on  this  ep  shows  more  of  a  depressive  approach  than  the  previous  recordings  with  most  of  the  music  being  in  a  slow  direction  while  it  also  has  its  fast  moments  at  times.    

  Dunnock  creates  some  of  their  most  raw  and  depressive black  metal  on  this  recording  while  still  being  very  experimental  at  the  same  time  and  they  manage  to  do  something  new  with  each  recording,  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  raw  sound  while  the  song  lyrics  are  based  on  2  different  days  and  have  a  very  depressive  approach  to  them.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Dunnock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  raw  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I"  IV"  and  VI".  8  out  of  10. 

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Crown Of Twilight/Self Titled/2014 EP Review

samedi 13 septembre 2014 à 00:02

  Poland's  1  man  band  Crown  of  twilight  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues  his  instrumental  approach  to  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  which  he  also  mixes  in  with  doom  metal  and  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  and  self  released  2014  ep.

  A  dark  and  atmospheric  sounding  ambient  drone  starts  off  the  ep  and  after  the  intro  clean  playing  is  added  into  the  music  for  a  few  minutes  before  going  into  a  more  distorted  and  slow  black  metal  direction  along  with  the  first  2  track  being  divided  into  2  different  segments  which  shows  the  first  in  a  clean  direction  and  the  second  in  more  of  a  heavier  direction.

  On  the  3rd  track  ambient  style  sytnths  start  to  kick  in  and  the  guitars  stick  to  more  of  a  slow  doom/drone  metal  style,  when  the  ep  goes  into  the  4th  track  the  clean  guitars  make  a  return  while  also  having  more  of  a  semi  distorted  feeling  that  is  more  closer  to  post  black  metal  and  the  ep  closes  with  an  ambient  drone  outro.

  Crown  Of  Twilight  sticks  to  more  a  slower  musical  direction  on  this  recording  while  still  having  elements  of  black  and  doom  metal  in  their  sound  and  he  also  keep  around  the  ambient,  atmospheric  and  drone  elements  while  a  post  rock  tinge  is  also  added  into  some  of  the  songs  and  the  production  has  more  of  a  dark  and  raw  sound.    

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Crown  of  twilight  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of instrumental  black/doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dark  Heart  of  the  Forest  (Part  1  &  2)"  and  "Twilight".  8  out  of  10.         

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Vuimago/Vurahva/Nebular Carcoma/2014 Demo Review

vendredi 12 septembre 2014 à 22:31

  Vuimago  where  a  duo  from  the  Netherlands  that  played  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  demo  "Vurahva"  which  was  released  by  Nebular  Carcoma.

   A  very  dark  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  demo  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  music  starts  to  speed  up  a  bit  along  with  blast  beats  and  screams  and  demonic  growls  which  are  mixed  in  the  background  while  they  do  get  more  powerful  after  awhile  and  the  band  also  uses  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  The  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  true  90's  black  metal  tradition  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  very  dark  and  ritualistic  atmosphere  into  their  musical  sound  and  they  use  mostly  power  chords  and  tremolo  picking  to  create  a  very  raw  approach  and  after  awhile  the  vocals  really  start  to  sound  it  being  done  in  a  more  evil  style  than  the  standard  way  of  doing  black  metal  vocals.

  Vuimago  plays  a  very  dark  and  true  form  of  occult  black  metal  that  manages  to  capture  a  very  ritualistic  feeling  while  also  remaining  true  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occult  and  Left  Hand  Path  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Vuimago  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ouroboros  Of  The  Worm"  and  "Sermon  Of  The  Sinner".  8/5  out  of  10.       

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Ordinance/Relinquishment/Ahdistuken Aihio Promotions/2014 CD Review

vendredi 12 septembre 2014 à 01:01

  Ordinance  are  a  band  from  Finland that  plays  an  occult  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Relinquishment"  which  will  be  released  on  September  15th  by  Ahdistuken Aihio Promotions.

  A  very  dark,  melodic  and  depressive  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  a  minute  later  grim  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  and  a  few  minutes  later  the  music  starts  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  and  blast  beats,  acoustic  guitars  are  also  adding  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  which  also  bring  a  progressive  feeling  to  some  of  the  later  tracks  and  they add  more  diversity  to  the  bands  musical  style.  

  The  album  is  divided  into  3  different  sides  that  contain  3  tracks  each  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording,  when  the  band  adds  in  fast  sections  the  music  brings  a  very  90's  orientated  raw  black  metal  feeling  to  the  recording  and  at  times  the  vocals  also  start  to  get  more  dark  and  ritualistic  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  sound  very  different  from  each  other  while  also  always  remaining  true  to  a  black  metal  direction,  on  the  second  side  the  music  starts  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melodic  chants  into  the  background  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  band  starts  utilizing  more  melodic guitar  leads  along  with  a  brief  solo  which  they  mix  in  with  a  raw  style  of  black  metal.  

  Ordinance  creates  a  very  diverse  sounding  album  which  is  mostly  rooted  in  the  true  and  old  school  style  of  black  metal  but  done  with  more  melody  and  small  amounts  of  acoustic  guitars  which  also  gives  the  band  more  of  an  occult  and  ritualistic  edge,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  still  capturing  the  raw  nature  of  the  music  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ordinance  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Shadowcast"  "Pergrination  Unto  the  Inevitable"  and  "For  Satan  My  Soul".  8/5  out  of  10.    

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Blliiigghhted Interview

jeudi 11 septembre 2014 à 21:17

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

Blliigghhtted is a band that explores the history and philosophy of dark spirituality through audial mediums. It is a psychodrama in which we recreate great works of possessed art and mix them with our avant-garde visions both in essence and form.

2.Recently you have released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

I think you did a really good job when you said “Blliiigghhted  creates  a  30  minute  track  that  is  very  ritualistic  as  well  as  remaining  in  a  slow  direction  from  beginning  to  end  and  you  can  hear  a  mixture  of  grim  and  depressive  black  metal  in  the  vocals,  doom  metal  and  melodies  in  the  guitars  and  a  dark  ambient  and  atmospheric  background,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Luciferian  themes.” I also would like to say that I really like your cut to the chase reviews in general.

3.On the demo, you did a 30 minute track, what was the decision behind creating a long song instead of putting out a recording that has shorter songs on it?

This is ceremonial music, and ceremonies take time.

4.On the album you had 3 different concepts "Macbeth" "The Sacrifice" and “Chaosophy", can you tell us a little bit more about fusing these 3 concepts together in a 30 minute track?

The influences of “Macbeth” by Shakspeare and “The Sacrifice” by Tarkovsky are purely in the title and the main instruments. “Which Of You Have Done This?” is what Macbeth utters to his lords when he sees the ghost of his victim while he is in their council. “Which Of You Have Done This? The Lords” is what Alexander utters to himself when he sees a miniature of the sacrifice in Tarkovsky’s “Offret”. The images that which create these uttering’s are both of the one tyrannical god in my opinion. Both these characters are mentally insane and are possessed by uncertainty. I wanted to connect their sublime uncertainty to their inner fire of Chaos rather than a mere lack of faith. I have given the boys the homework to study these concepts and works to spiritually interpret them with their instruments. Emir was to interpret Offret with his guitar while Deniz was to do Macbeth with the synth. They did a good job at the common theme of possession whilst preserving the Works’ unique qualities, namely depression and madness respectively.

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

Interlacing of Blighted and Light.

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

“The Lords” is an improvised and live recorded song actually. Only the best of our friends are accepted into these kinds of ceremonies. Emir told me he already received some live performance offers. Neither I nor Merdümgiriz wants to play to people we do not know.

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

It’s stolen from a book called Kill Without Joy, which tells in detail how to process a murder. Those finger fighting daggers, purely used for murderous intention, can be linked to Macbeth, but let your mind and the magic of the work wrap your conscious rather than me elaborating.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by those that have heard it so far?

I haven’t heard much feedback, its good so far. Some dumb losers who haven’t the slightest clue about the power of darkness have criticized the intensity and length of it, but I want to see their faces when we release our next album which will destroy goat cunts.

9.What is going on with some of the other musical or non musical projects these days that the band members are involved with?

We are, as you may know, a band called Viranesir on the more incestuous parts of our artistry, and we have made like 3 new albums to be released for it, one metal, two psych-synth punk. Emir has been working on a Yayla album since he released Nihaihayat, it is simply crazy so far, can’t wait for 2015. He will also release two anti-cinema masterpieces sooner. Deniz is working on a Destroyers Of History album that has to do with our master Atatürk.

10.Are there any other plans to release more albums or recordings with this band in the future?

We are recording an album called “Purge Me Satan”.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on this band?

Some that I can think right off the bat are; Abruptum, iLdjarn-Nidhogg, (purely the early incantations of) Deathspell Omega, Dissection, Inquisition, Haus Arafna, The Cure, Mortiis, Bethlehem, John Frusciante, Manierisme, Nenia C’Alladhan, Poésie Noire, Til Det Bergens Skyggene, Ulver, Velvet Cacoon.

12.What are some of the band members non musical interests?

Emir is spending a good amount of his days hand-making merchandise for his label and Deniz is doing promo for it. They are also surfing all day long pleasing their sick fantasies in deep web. I practice black arts.

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

Thanks so much for the interview,  fuck islam in the virgin cunt.

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