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Tenebree/Errante herejia/Australis Records/2020 CD Review

jeudi 16 avril 2020 à 11:14

  Tenebree  are  a  band  from  Chile  that  plays  an  atavistic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Erranre  herjia"  which  was  released  by  Australis  Records.

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  classical  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  all  done  in  a  very  melodic  style. Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  also  getting  deeper  on  some  of  the  songs.  Spoken  word  parts  are  also  introduced  on  one  of  the  tracks  as  well  as  the  music  being  mostly  rooted  in  a  more  modern  style  of  black  metal  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  tracks.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  Atavistic  Country  Traditions.

  In  my  opinion  Tenebre  are  a  very  great  sounding  atavistic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre, you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hacia  el  Norte"  "Ensombrecer"  and  "Evocaciones  de  Antiguos  emblemas".  8 out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G9D_6KHl94

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/tenebreeerrante-herejiaaustralis.html


AlNamrood/Wala'at/Shaytan Productions/2020 Full Length Review

jeudi 16 avril 2020 à 09:32

  Saudi  Arabia's  AlNamrood  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  their  mixture  of  occult  black  metal,  oriental  and  middle  eastern  folk  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Wala'at"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Shaytan  Productions.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  oriental  style  folk  music  instruments  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Middle  Eastern  style  scales  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Angry  sounding  shouts  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  in  a  great  portion  of  the  music.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  also  being  utilized  when  the  music  speeds  up  and  most  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  more  of  a  mid  tempo  direction  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  vocals  also  add  in  a  semi  melodic  tone.

  On  this  recording  AlNamrood  takes  their  music  into a   more  mid  tempo  style  while  also  retaining  the  folk  music  elements  of  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Arabic  and  cover  ancient  history,  evil,  darkness  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  AlNamrood  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of occult  black  emtal,  oriental  or  middle  eastern  folk  music,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sahra  Yaesa"  "Al  Shareef  Al  Muhan"  "Aar  El  Estibad"  and  "Alquam".  8  out  of  10.

Bandcamp https://shaytanproductions.bandcamp.com/album/walaat       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/alnamroodwalaatshaytan-productions2020.html


Armnatt Interview

jeudi 16 avril 2020 à 08:06
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Since we recorded the second album we have been working on the third.


2.You have a new album coming out in May, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
It is the sequence of Darkness Times.

3.Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's era, do you feel black metal was more true to its roots back in that era and do you also feel modern black metal has abandoned what black metal is really supposed to stand for?
Some things better not change.

4.This is also your first release in 6 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
ARMNATT never stoped beeing active, Dense Fog took the time needed.

5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new album and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?
The tracklist says it all.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'ARMNATT'?
There are to much inspirations  to mention.

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
It refects the Dense fog themes.

8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Extreme Metal Attack was excellent.

9.You are also scheduled to play the 'Invicta Requiem Mass' in December, can you tell us a little bit more about this festival?
It is an honour to be invited to Invicta Requiem Mass!

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
For the brothers in arms that support ARMNATT we Hail!

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are going to do the same as we please.

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?
There are to much influences to mention.

13.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
The music speaks for itself.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you very much! Hail!

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


Drapsnatt/Skelepht/Nordvis Produktion/2020 CD Re-Issue Review

mercredi 15 avril 2020 à 21:18

  Drapsnatt  are  a  duo  from  Sweden  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album "Skelepht"  which  will  be  re-issued  in  May  by  Nordvis  Produktion.

Atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  while  also  introducing  keyboards  onto  the  recording  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  growls  are  also  utilized  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  the  clean  playing  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.

  A  good  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  which  are  only  used  briefly  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  a  couple  of    tracks  also  introducing  clean  singing  onto  the  recording  and  one  of  the  later  songs  is  also  an  instrumental  and  the  closing  song  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  winter  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  was  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Drapsnatt  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Meningslosheten"   "Skelepht"  and  "Valan".  8  out  of  10.

https://nordvis.com/en/drapsnatt-a-6
http://drapsnatt.bandcamp.com

SOCIAL PROFILES:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drapsnatt/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/Nordvis  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/drapsnattskelephtnordvis-produktion2020.html


Oranssi Pazuzu/Mestarin Kynsi/Nuclear Blast Records/2020 CD Review

mercredi 15 avril 2020 à 11:54

  Finland's  Oranssi  Pazuzu  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  psychedelic  black  metal  style  of  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Mestarin  Kynsi"  which  will  be  released  on  April  17th  by  Nuclear  Blast  Records.

  Keyboards  and  atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  a  few  seconds  later  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  psychedelic  elements.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  music  also  mixes  the  experimental  and  heavy  parts  together.  A  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  screams  also  adding  in  a  depressive  touch  at  times.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  distorted  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized,  clean  playing  also  makes  a  return  as  the  album  progresses  along  with  some  acid  house,  70's  prog,  krautrock  infleunces,  programmed  beats  and  effects  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  style.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  cosmos  and  abstract  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Oranssi  Pazuzu  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  psychedelic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  " Tyhyyden  sakramenti"  and  "Taivaan  portti".  8  out  of  10.

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/04/oranssi-pazuzumestarin-kynsinuclear.html