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Abatuar/Vegacion de la Bestia/Fosa Comun/Dunkelneit Produktionen/2015 CD Compilation Review

mercredi 21 octobre 2015 à 09:27

  Abatuar  are  a  band  from Panama  that plays  a  primitive  mixture of  black,  war,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  compilation  album  "Vegacion de la Bestia/Fosa Comun"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Dunkelheit  Produktionen  and  also  consists  of  their  2014  and  15  demo's  of the  same  name.

   A  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  80's  influenced  death  metal  sound  starts  off  the  compilation  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  before  speeding  up  and  adding  in  grim  screams  and  more  of  a  bestial  black  metal  style  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  of  black/death  metal.

  Demonic  growls  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  faster  sections  being  very  heavy  influenced  by  grindcore  while  the  slower  riffs  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  doom  metal  at  times  and some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  samples  and  tortured  screams  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  one  track  also  brings  in  avant  garde  element s while  the  main  focus  is  on  a  very  raw  and  bestial  sound.

  Abatuar  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  mid  80's  South  American  extreme  metal,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  mixes  it  in  with  the  90's  style  of  black  and  war  metal  to  create  a  style  of their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  blasphemous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Abatuar  are  a  very  great  sounding  primitive  mixture  of   black,  war,  death  metal  and  grindcore and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dispersión de nube toxica BZ y gas mostaza como incapacitante y vesicante; regresión a comportamientos reptiles"  and  "Sádicos métodos de aniquilación natural para la erradicación de las razas; perversiones de una tierra vírica". 8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/abatuarvegacion-de-la-bestiafosa.html


Heathen Beast/Trident/Transcending Obscurity/2015 CD Compilation Review

mercredi 21 octobre 2015 à 07:44

  Heathen  Beast  are  a  band  from  India  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  with  elements  of  Indian  ethnic  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  compilation  album  "Trident"  which  was  released  by  transcending  Obscurity  and  consists  of  their  3  ep's  "Ayodha  Burns"  "The  Drowning  Of  the  Elephant  God"  and  "The  Carnage  Of  Godhra's"  and  only  the  first  2  ep's  will  be  reviewed  since  the  3rd  one  was  reviewed  a  few  months  back  and  here  is  a  link  to  it  http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/heathen-beastthe-carnage-of-godhra2015.html.

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  death  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  using  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  once  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  blast  beats  are  utilized  along  with  the  guitars  also  bringing  in  exotic  sounding  scales  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  drums  also  bring  in  a  tribal  feeling  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  last  track also  brings  in  a small  amount  of  clean  playing,  death  metal  growls  and  ritualistic  yet  melodic  chanting. 

  Protests  and  chants  start  of  the  second  ep  before  the  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  kick  in  and  the  music  starts  going  into  a  very  brutal  blackened  death  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  o  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  At  times  the  guitars  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melodies  at  times  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  awhile  tribal  beats  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  while  some  riffs  also  add  in  a  touch  of  thrash  and  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  along  with  more  traces  of  Indian  ethnic  music.

  Heathen  Beast  display  more  of  a  grim  black  metal  style  on  the  earlier  recordings  while  still  having  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  and  ethnic  music  elements  that  they  expanded  more  upon  on  the  current  release,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  on  the  ep's  while  the  lyrics  cover  Atheism,  Indian  Culture,  Mythology,  Society  and  History.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  anthology  of  Heathen  Beast's  present  and  current  releases  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal  mixed  in  with  ethnic  music,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Religious  Genocide"  and  "Contaminating  The  Ganges".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/heathen-beasttridenttranscending.html


Escvro/Os Homens e As Estrelas/2015 EP Review

mercredi 21 octobre 2015 à 06:49

  Escvro  are  a  solo  project  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  nihilistic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2015  ep  "Os Homens e As Estrelas".

  Amplifier  noises  and  reverb's  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  which  sees  the  bass  taking  over  due  to  the  absence  of  the  guitar  along  with  some  grim  screams  and  there  are  also  a  great  amount  of  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  spoken  word  parts  present  throughout  the  recording.

  Bass,  drums  and  vocals  are  the  main  instruments  present  on  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style  of  the  genre.

 You can  also  hear  a  touch  of  crust  punk  and  classic  metal  in  the  music  at  times  and  as  the  ep  progresses  field  recordings  as  well  as  clean  playing  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  they  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  ambient  elements  along  with  some  of  the  vocals  also  adding  in  depressive  screams  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  and  length  the  ep  also  closes  with  an  instrumental. 

  Escvro  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  nihilistic  and  also  uses  bass  guitars  as  the  lead  instrument  in  all  4  of  the  tracks,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Portuguese   and  cover  Nihilism,  Existentialism  and  Misanthropy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Escvro  are  a  very  great  sounding  nihilistic  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Entropia"  and  "Pertante  es  Estrelas['.  8  out  of  10.  

 

  

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/escvroos-homens-e-as-estrelas2015-ep.html


Mire Of Despondancy Interview

mardi 20 octobre 2015 à 18:30
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. I think the most important thing for people to know, is that not everyone will like it. Even though the emotion is real, the sound won't please everyone, and I think that's a vital thought to keep in mind for someone first listening to it, who may be putting his/her expectations too high.

2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented  on the recording?
2. Personally, I tried to keep the sound from sounding constant. I want my music to be more diverse, not just having one emotion the whole time. That is kind of why I chose to incorporate different aspects of black metal into one.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
3. Sort of a continuation off of my last answer, my lyrical themes differ. It ranges from feeling melancholia, to a deep longing for the atmosphere of nature.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Mire Of Despondancy'?
4. Well, when I first started thinking about names, I was thinking about not only a place, but an emotion that I felt at the time. For those who don't know, a mire is basically a very marshy/swampy area of land. My emotions were making me feel like I was totally despondent and sinking into a mire and I couldn't escape.

5.With this musical project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?
5. Yes, actually, I am very open. I am currently working on a split with Ultra Suicide, and it should be released soon. However, I only like to work with someone who is making an effort, and who is dedicated.

6.What part of the U.S is the musical project located at?
6. It's located in Pennsylvania.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
7. Well, I got into contact with a label who only was going to give me one third of the copies they were making. Personally, I'd rather stay solo if it means not letting someone else make more off of my own music than me.

8.Is there any meaning behind the name 'Nokturnus Megrothas"?
8. Nokturnus was derived nocturnal, because I really love the night, especially the sky. Megrothas was actually derived from my first name, Megan. That was only really because I still wanted part of myself in this name.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
9. It's good as far as I'm concerned, I mean it was better than I ever expected. Although, I don't make music for feedback or for fans.

10.Are you also involved with any other musical projects?
10. No, I am not.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
11. I'm not really sure, to be honest. Though fame and success isn't a goal of mine with this project. It'll take me wherever it takes me, I can only wait and see.

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?
12. As far as my ambient/atmospheric sound goes, my influences would be Thy Light, Coldworld, and Basarabian Hills. Other influences come from Asbel, Immortal (as far as lyrics), and Forgotten Tomb, etc. Basically every black metal band I listen to, has influenced me in some way because of my adoration for them. And as far as what I'm listening to these days, it's hard to name all of the music. Today it's been Falkenbach, Make a Change...Kill Yourself, Acid Witch, and Graveland.

13.Before we wrap up this interview do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. I'd just like to say thank you, sincerely, to everyone who has been supporting me. I didn't start this project to get fans, likes, or 'fame'. I started this to release my stress and negativity, but people liked it so it kind of inspired me to continue. The emotion is still all there, but the inspiration keeps coming and I'm so gratuitous for that, so thank you everyone.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/mire-of-despondancy-interview.html


Alien Syndrome 777/Outer/Avantgarde Music/2015 CD Review

mardi 20 octobre 2015 à 07:44

  Alien  Syndrome  777  are  a  band  with  members  from  Italy,  Spain  and  France  that  plays  an  atmospheric  and  avant  garde  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Outer"  which  was  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  Thunder  and  rain  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  elements  of  ambient  and  electronic  music  and  a  few  seconds  later  spoken  word  samples  can  be  heard  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  being  heavily  influenced  by  the  Norwegian  bands.

  Avant  garde  sounds  mix  in  with  the  heavier parts  throughout  the  recording  and  the  vocals are  very  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  few  death metal  growls  and  the  riffing  can  be  very  progressive  and  technical  at  times  along  with  the songs  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

   You  can  also  hear  a  heavy  dose  of  industrial  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  to  them  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing  and  melodic  guitar  leads  and  solos  while  some  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  has  more  of  a  raw  and  grim  atmosphere  than  most  avant  garde  bands  and  the  last  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  guitars.

  Alien  Syndrome  777  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is in  the  avant  garde direction  but  with  more  heaviness  and  aggression  than  most  bands  of  this  style  while  also mixing  in  the  early  to  late  2000's  sound  into  the  music,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Sci  Fi  and  Extraterrestrial  Life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Alien  Syndrome  777  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Bleeding  Anthill  Of  The  Universe"  and  "To Balance  And  Last".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/alien-syndrome-777outeravantgarde.html