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Endzeit/Years Of Hunger/2014 EP Review

jeudi 28 août 2014 à 16:36

  Endzeit  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  rough  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  ep  "Years  Of  Hunger"  which  will  be  released  on  bandcamp  in  September.

  Dark nature  sounds  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  more  heavy  and  melodic  musical  direction  along  with  some  military style  drum  beats  and  after  the  intro  the  music  gets  more  raw  and  starts  going  for  a  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  as  well  as  keeping  around  a  good  amount  of  melody.

  There  is  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  throughout  the  recording  and  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  era  of  European  black  metal  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  used  there  are  in  more  of  a  melodic  musical   direction  and  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  there  is  a  great  amount  of  raw  tremolo  riffing  being  utilized  along  with  some  melodic  open  note  playing  and  the  bass  playing  also  gets  more  powerful  as  the  ep  progresses and  on  one  of  the  songs  you  can  also  hear  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chanting  being  utilized  and  on  the  last  track  is  a  cover  of  Dark  Funeral's  "The  Dawn  No  More  Rises"..

  Endzeit  takes  a  very  rough  and  raw  style  of  European  style  black  metal  and  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  to  create  a  very  pure  and  true  form  of  this  musical,  the  production  has  a  very  raw  and  old  school  sound  to  it  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Endzeit  are  a  very  great  sounding  rough  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hunger"  and  "Life".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/08/endzeityears-of-hunger2014-ep-review.html


Order Of The Ironfist/Forever War/2014 EP Review

jeudi 28 août 2014 à 14:52

  Order  Of  The  Ironfist  are  a  1  man  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  brutal  form  of  bestial  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2014  ep  "Forever  War".

  A  very  dark  and  militant  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  demonic  noises  before  going  into  a  very  raw  and  fast  bestial  black/death  metal  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  along  with  some  war  metal  style  growls  and  screams  and  there  are  also  a  good  amount  of  evil  sounding  melodies  being  added  into  the  music  which  gives  the  ep  and  old  school  90's  feeling.

  On  the  second  track  the  music  starts  out  with  an  early  90's  war  metal  sound  along  with  some  bestial  vocals  and  the  track  is  8  minutes  in  length  and  contains  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  and  single  note  tremolo  riffing,  while  the  third  song  starts  out  with  a  slower  riff  and  spoken  word  part  before  making  a  return  back  to  a  more  fast  and  chaotic  musical  direction  as  well  as  adding  in  an  early  90's  death  metal  feeling  at  times

  Order  Of  the  Ironfist  contains  his  raw  and  bestial  approach  to  black/death/metal  on  this  recording  and  keeps  the  early  90's  tradition  alive  with  his  musical  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  war  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Order  Of  the  Ironfist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  bestial  black/death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Forever  War"  and  "infernal".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/08/order-of-ironfistforever-war2014-ep.html


The Stone/Nekroza/Folter Records/2014 CD Review

jeudi 28 août 2014 à 14:02

  The  Stone  are  a  band  from  Serbia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Nekroza"  which  will  be  released  in  October.

  A  very  dark  and  epic  sound  along  with  synths and  tribal  style  beats  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  more  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars,  blast  beats  and  deep  yet  grim  screams  and  the  band  also  uses  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  After  awhile  you  can  hear  elements  of  blackened  death  metal  being  mixed  in  with  the  bands  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  style  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  uses  bring  in  a  melodic  Swedish  feeling  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  making  the  album  have  more  of  a  dark  atmosphere  and  after  awhile  you  can  hear  some  thrash  influences  being  mixed  in  with  the  bands  musical  style.

  All  of  the  songs  sound  different  from  each  other  while  they  all  retain  the  old  school  black  metal  feeling  which  is  a  very  dominant  part  of  the  bands  musical  style  and  they  also  bring  in  a  few  long  and  epic  tracks  and  the  solos  after  awhile  start  incorporating  more  traditional  metal elements  into  the  leads  and  some  of  the  riffing  starts  bringing  in  an  early  90's  Morbid  Angel  influence  into  the  bands  musical  sound.

  The  Stone  remain  true  to  their  raw  and  melodic  black   metal  sound  of  previous  recordings  while  also  keeping  a  good  amount  of  thrash  and  death  metal  influences  in t heir  musical  sound,  the  production  has  a  very  raw  yet  powerful  sound  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Serbian  and  cover  nihilism,  death  and  misanthropy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  the  Stone  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Kosmar"  "Lov  na  Vestice"  "Mrak"  and  "Prefgoblje".  8  out  of  10.
  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-stonenekrozafolter-records2014-cd.html


Womit Angel Interview

jeudi 28 août 2014 à 00:27
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

We finished recordings in may and for the summer we've planned some gigs and promotional stuff. Also we're shooting a music video at the end of this month.


2.You have a new album coming out in September, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Sound is raw yet we have better mastering on the tracks than ever before. We're not really hi-fi kind of guys. I think sound is thicker but songs are more punk than before.

3,You got some lyrics that are really dark and violent  can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Child fucking dads. Necrophiliacs. Serial killers and mass murderers in the name of faith. Shit! Even the Pope is more fucked up than most of us!

4.How would you describe your views on Satanism?

I can only speak for myself (W.Horepreacher). In some ways I travel a Setian way when it comes to my beliefs of the Universe and nothingness. I believe in self development as an individual. Strong mind in a strong shell!


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

Band name was originally Lerva Enkeli (finnish) but we translated it  into english 'cus it sounded more suitable. We added ö instead of o because of Motörhead.


6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Come and see for yourself, haha!
We did a nice chaotic show with Barathrum last year. Memorable I'd say. Now we're not welcome to that night club because of total amount of blood we left behind, haha.


7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album once it is released?

We have a couple of gigs planned. Release party as usual. We don't do that many gigs. We go more by feeling when it comes to gigs.


8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal and punk?

Spain, Mexico, nice feedback. All in all good feedback. Our music not for them big masses, haha


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

I have no idea. Maybe more speed and filth. That always sounds nice!
Someday we might actually learn how to play.


10.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?

We exist because of Impaled Nazarene and that is our main influence!
We listen various music but to mention few: Carpathian Forest, Terveet Kädet, Viisikko.


11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Philatelia and Coprophilia
 


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

Thank you for the interest! If you feel a twist in your stomach then go and support the underground!
Thank you.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/08/womit-angel-interview.html


The End/White Lotus/Cvlminis/2014 EP Review

mardi 26 août 2014 à 23:57

  The  End  are  a  1  man  band  from  India  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  post  black  metal,  experimental,  and  rawgaze  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  ep  "White  lotus"  which  will  be  released  on  vinyl  by  Astral  Gate  Productions  and  on  cd  by  Cvlminis.

  Clean  playing  and  melodic  chanting  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  ambient  style  synths  before  adding  in  distorted  guitars  and  clean  singing  and  after  awhile  you  can  hear  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  being  utilized  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with a  good  amount  of  male  and  female  spoken  words  being  utilized  at  times.

  Most  of  the  music  on  the  recording  is  very  experimental  and  the  guitars  bring  a  more  raw  black  metal  vibe  to  the  music  and  on  the  second  track  high  pitched  screams  are  added  into t he  music  giving  the  album  more  of  a  dark  and  depressive  feeling  while  the  synths  and  post  rock  elements  dominate  most  of  the  tracks  on  the  album  which  also  leads  up  to  more  acoustic  guitars  being  added  onto  the  songs.

  The  End  continue  their  experimental  sound  adding  in  more  atmosphere  and  post  rock  elements  this  time  around  while  black  metal  is  still  a  very  huge  part  of  the  musical  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  poetic  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  The  End  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  post  black  metal  and  rawgaze,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "UrbaNausea"  "Drown  With  A  Sunshine  Smile".  8  out  of  10.

   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-endwhite-lotuscvlminis2014-cep.html