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Modrig/Ablebend/Madenmahl/Breathe Plastic/2020 Cassette Compilation Review

lundi 7 septembre 2020 à 22:04

  Modrig  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  compilation  album  "Ablebend/Madenmahl"  which  will  be  released  on  September  22nd  on  cassette  by  Breathe  Plastic  and  consists  of  both  of  their  ep's.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  compilation  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Vocals  are  mostly  high pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  captures  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere   as  well  as  adding  some  synths  and  clean  playing  at  times.

  The  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Distorted  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  being an  instrumental  along  with  the  vocals  also  getting  very  deep  sounding  at  times  as  well  as  having  their  melancholic  moments.

  The  second  ep  also  starts  out  with  an  acoustic  intro  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  the  music  also  keeping  the  style  of  the  first  ep  but  also  showing  a  great  amount  of  progress  as  musicians  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  introducing  melodic  guitar  leads  and  solos  onto  the  recording,  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  personal  loss  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Modrig  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Erde"  and  "Verganen".  8  out  of  10.

https://modrig.bandcamp.com/releases

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/modrigablebendmadenmahlbreathe.html


Kraken Duumvirate/The Stars Below, The Seas Above/Silent Future Recordings/2020 Full Length Review

lundi 7 septembre 2020 à 06:54

  Kraken  Duumvirate  are  a  duo  from  Finland  that  plays  an  experimental  and  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "The  Stars  Below,  The  Seas  Above"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Silent  Future  Recordings.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be heard  on  a  few tracks  before  going  into  a  heavier  doom  metal  direction.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  decent  amount  of  atmospheric  sounding  synths  and  experimental elements.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  demonic  voices  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  ritualistic  sounding  along  with a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being  instrumentals.

  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed  as  well  as  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  clean  singing  also  being  added  into  the  background  briefly,  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  slower  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Oceanic  Legends  and  Cosmic  Horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kraken  Duumvirate  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  and  experimental  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Star-Spawn"  and  "Queen  Arise".8  out  of  10.

https://nordvis.com/en/cd-c-22/kraken-duumvirate-the-stars-below-the-seas-above-digicdJ7HQaJU22iJ8rpUuVp2i7Q==1079

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/kraken-duumviratethe-stars-below-seas.html


Entropy Created Consciousness/Antica Memoria Dis/2020 Full Length Review

lundi 7 septembre 2020 à 05:20

  Entropy  Created  Consciousness  are  a  solo  project  from  an  unknown  location  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  goth,  stoner,  psychedelia  and  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2020  album  "Antica  Memoria  Dis"  which  will  be  released  in  October.

  Dark  soundscapes  start off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  The  mechanized  beats  also  add  in  touches  of  industrial  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  one  song  also  introduces  tragic  sounding  keyboards  and  spoken  word  part  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  elements  of  doom  and  stoner  metal  also  being  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow  and  mid  tempo  parts  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  psychedelic  moments  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  noises  and  power  electrics  onto  the  recording.

  As  the  album  progresses  goth  influences  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  one  track also  introducing  death  metal  growls onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  divided  into 2  parts  Acheron  and  Lethe  which  is  also  inspired  by  Dante's  "Inferno".

  In  my  Entropy  Entropy  Created  Consciousness  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  with  some  elements  of  goth,  stoner,  psychedelia  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Minos-Cerberus"  "Infamy  Of  Crete"  and  "Judecca".  8  out  of  10.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/entropycreatedconsciousness 
Bandcamp: https://entropycreatedconsciousness.bandcamp.com/releases           

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/entropy-created-consciousnessantica.html


Beware Interview

lundi 7 septembre 2020 à 03:50
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1.
"Beware ..."hails originally from central florida .it was a  side project idea from the Ashes of Unhallowed Torment ( time before time records). Although all members have been various black metal bands over the years..

2.Recently you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
2. As for the demo we wanted to do a more simplistic black doom sound. With adding our own touch .

3.The demo was recorded in 2013 and was not released until 2020, can you tell us a little bit more about the long wait?
3. We started to do the songs for Beware...
In 2012. We had trouble finding a small local studio to work with and use analog and  when  we did find studio (out of melbourne florida.) we had issues with the mix and guy running it. It was big fucking mess And we decided to put it on hold For awhile  until we could find another studio down the road. We revived the stuff back in 2015 but we working with our guitar player while he was outta state.so that was slow process.  Then the following year we got back on track we all were living in the same house again. Started writing music. Then decided  to pack up and  move to new orleans the whole band as our drummer is from there originally . But tragedy struck again . Our guitar player was shot and killed in new orleans while working and so we had decided to  put down the music for awhile focus on trying to tame.or at least comprehend  the chaos in our lives.
We weren't sure if we were ever gonna play again so all the recordings sat in a box until 2019. when me and the drummer finally settled in a place of stability. I went and got some mixing boards and etc. and so during Fall we pulled out all the previous recordings  we got it mixed at our now home made studio Devils Dungeon .. We did some  minor adjustments. And the rest is history..

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

4. The subjects we deal with are pretty typical of black metal.  But most ours relates to experimental drug use,  necromancy . occult mysteries transcendence..etc


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

5. As for the name "BEWARE..." it Was coined by drummer E.dodd During a DMT trip. Then Mcbride /guitarist set it in stone because it was written in booklet of Destroyer 666 unchain the wolves (Aware ,Beware! War. )we felt it was just meant to be and the name is open for interpretation by the listener...

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

6. E. Dodd did  the artwork. We wanted to go with something not so all over the place blasphemy blah blah blah that's been done a million times. although that stuff is great .  Our art is something as id like to say  " To shatter through the realms of life and death" ...

7.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
7. We have done one private show at house party. 

8.So far very little is known about the band with no metal archives or social network page, do you prefer to keep a lower profile?
8. We like to keep a low.profile . we do have a facebook page but its very minimum due to me being not very fond of the social media world . But we would like to be submitted to the archives.  Unfortunately They keep rejecting our info. So we encourage any listener to submit it . As im not gonna bother with metal-archives anymore..

9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?


9. Yes we are interested in finding a label.  Ive sent numerous demos across the world .its still only been a few months   But still awaiting.  alot of labels are full right now its  a struggle and trying break through a sea of bands and capture a labels interest these days    but yes we would like a label ...

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
10. We recieved a handful of responses so far to people we gave a demo too. Its been very positive . but like i said it has only been a handful since the demo is still fresh in the underground circulating.  We shall see as time goes on ,what the overall response is...

11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
11. As for a full length . well I think the plan next is to do a EP we still have enough old songs for that which will musically have the same style and overall sound that we will stick with .we dont plan on changing.our sound.  and if we acquire a new guitar player that can join the ranks  we would like to start playing shows.  All the while sticking with the same Formula


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. We like old Samael they were huge influence on us. Mortuary Drape . Goatloard. Hell even Ved Buens Ende ro add strange touch.
As of currently Ive been listening to Omenfilth , Ripper,  Necrovation for newer bands . And all the same shit ive been listening to for years.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. thanks for the interview.
Now  Im gonna go Drink some booze , wait and watch for the world to burn, From the  Appalachian Mountains ....

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/beware-interview.html


Aldabaoth/Endless Fog/2020 Demo Review

dimanche 6 septembre 2020 à 03:54

  Aldabaoth  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  old  school  form  of black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self released  2020  demo  "Endless  Fog".

  Night  sounds  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  dark  sounding  keyboards  a  few  seconds  later  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  some  of  the  tracks  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style. 

  Clean  playing  can  also  be heard  briefly  while  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  music  also  has  its  ritualistic  moments  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  demonic  sounding  growls  onto  the  recording  and  most  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  aslower  direction.

  Aldabaoth  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  old  school,  atmospheric  and  ritualistic  sounding  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Aldaoth  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Voices  From  Beyond"  "Black  Bells  Toll  Again"  "Bleed  Together"  and  "We  Rise  Again  From  Darkness". 8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH_qgLtW2BQ&feature=youtu.be  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/aldabaothendless-fog2020-demo-review.html