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Krallice/Ygg Huur/AvanardeMusic/2015 CD Review

vendredi 28 août 2015 à 09:40

  Krallice are  a  band  from  New  York   that   has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  technical  and  avant  garde  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Ygg  Huur"  which  was  released  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  dark  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  after  a  few  seconds  blast  beats  and grim  black  metal  screams  start  becoming  a  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  the  songs   also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  faster  sections  being  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction.

  Elements  of  post  metal  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  riffs  also  get  very  technical  at  times  and  also  adds  a  touch  of  avant  garde to  the  bands  musical  style  and  all  of  the  tracks  also  remain  true  to  a  heavy  musical  style.

  Krallice  creates  an  album  that  is  still  in  a  black  metal  direction  while  also  getting  a  lot  more  technical  over  the  years  and  they  manage  to  avoid  the  cascadian  style  that  was  present  on  earlier  recordings,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Esoteric  themes.   

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Krallice  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Wastes  of  ocean"  and  "Bitter  meditation".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/kralliceygg-huuravanardemusic2015-cd.html


K.L.L.K Interview

vendredi 28 août 2015 à 08:30

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. First of all, thank you for your review of our EP on OccultBlackMetalZine as well as the attention that you give to our work. KLLK was born from the musical alliance of my friend SkSk and myself. At that time we were both eager for lore and underground music. That is how in 2009 we came with this idea of an hermetic black metal in abidance with a mystic background. This is how our firsts notes 'I' and then 'Terra Apsens Lux' were released between 2009 and 2012 with the support of musicians who were receptive to our musical approach.

2.In July you had released a new ep, 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?
2. Our current work is indubitably quite different from our firsts two demo. these were made on impulse following a cathartic composition process. At that time the musicians who surrounded us were not involved in the composition process as they are nowadays. It would be interesting to add that our influences evolved and became more specific leading us to some more ritualistic and progressive aspects. This we owe to the symbiotic work of each musician in the band.

 3.Over the years your lyrics have covered Indo Europeanism, Celtic Rituals, Cosmologies, the occultist Julius Evola and Mithraism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the different pantheons and also the works of Evola?
3. We grant great importance to the thematics. I will try by this brief sketch to represent the essence of our project. In our thematics occultism generally isn't presented as abstract as is new-age, Steiner's 'vitalistic' esoterism and doesn't approch Blavatsky's syncretism. It is rather based on doctrines, substantive analyzes and cultural transmissions. In essence, lineage. This is why these subjects draw their influences from indo-european conceptions, ancient cosmogonies and cults from vanished civilizations. This attraction is especially oriented on our multi-millennium Europe because it is our birthplace, so the origin of all our deep concepts. Julius Evola is a great source of inspiration as well since he, in my opinion, plays one of the most important role in the search for transcendence and brings a metaphysical look over a modern, materialistic and anarchic era. Among the other authors that inspire us I could name Mircea Eliade, Savitri Devi, Rene Guenon, Nietzsche and George Soules.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name K.L.L.K'?
4. It will never be unveiled.

5.Has the band done any live shows or this strictly a studio project?
5. It was not part of our original plan, but since, a lot of water has passed under the bridge. More information will come to you soon, but we already have some good suggestions!

6.The ep was released on Mithra! Infrasound, can you tell us  a little bit more about this label?
6. Mithra! Infrasound is a subdivision of the French webzine Mithra! Templezine in which I officiates as editor. This is a particularly small structure that produces analog formats into very neat editions looking like relics. More productions will emerge soon, including a French neofolk duo and even Power Electronics!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
7. For the moment we have got some good feedback and encouraging recepetions from activists of the underground scene, we are sometimes surprised by the requests that may be extended to Australia, Canada and Russia. We owe this distribution to the brave support of GZ from Underground Soundscapes, Space Black Metal, LF from  NKVD / Autokrator or M. Tinnemans from  Tabula Obscura, and many others. All these supports drew us on carrying on this path and we thank them for it.

8.Between 2012 and 2015 there was no new music being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
8. Indeed, We froze the activity for a year, from 2014 to 2015, and before this we recorded the EP 'Between the Heliocentric First Wind and the Great Devourer of Light' which was supposed to come out on an American label along with a Drone music project, Iron Gavel. We will not disclose the name of the label.

9.Early this year you had released your first 2 demo's on a compilation, can you tell us a little bit more about this release?
9. This compilation is primarily a gateway to the release of our EP and it allows to officially put 'Terra Apsens Lux' back on the agenda. The idea to add tracks collected from our many experiments - some dating back to 2010 - came much later, we wanted to immortalise these lost compositions. This kind of anthology is only available in digital format.

10.What is going on with the other musical project these days that 3/4th of the band members are a part of?
10. Indeed, we work on other projects that have no link with KLLK. N.Sol Invictus and me are part of a declinist Black Metal project named Avitum, a demo was released this year on Atavism Records. Other projects are in preparation and will be ruled by the same intention of transcendental research.

11.Where would you like to see the band heading into musically during the future?
11. Our work will remain impregnated by the atmospheric Black Metal and led in a ritualistic way. We have no intention of moderating ourselves now that we have a real drummer among us; Sleap aka B.Abysse. our possibilities have definitely expanded.

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. Our first influences came from groups practicing a deep and occult Black Metal like Deathspell Omega ('If Monumentum Requires, Circumspice' being one of our favorites), Portal, Blood of Kingu, Alrakis, Darkspace, Vrolok and Urfaust. We also had a distinct preference for industrial and experimental music, I think of SPK, Swans, Zero Kama, Militia (especially the tribalism vibe on the album 'Power.Propaganda.Production!') Allerseelen, the first Lustmord and Mz 412. There is currently a more diversified synergy among the band members, we particularly worship Crepusculo Negro, the bands labeled as 'Cascadian Black Metal'. We also have an attraction for dissonance and labels like Prison Tatt, Pesanta Urfolk, Sol y Nieve, or Beläten and Lost Pilgrims. Most recently we have been marked by bands like Vanum, Maléfices (Canada), Yussuf Jerusalem and the album 'The Lone Descent' from :of the wand and the moon: .

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. Once again thank you for this interview, we're hoping that the answers are interesting enough. We are currently on the composition of a more consistent release, the details will be revealed in the coming weeks!


Regards!


Carl Neomalthusian / K.L.L.K

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/kllk-interview.html


Yuyvr/Incinerated Gods/Throatruiner Records/201 EP Review

vendredi 28 août 2015 à 06:26

  Vuvyr  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  has  been  featured  before in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "Incinerated   Gods"  which  was  released  by  Throatruiner  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  old  school  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  a  few  seconds  later  high  pitched  screams  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding.

  A  lot  of  the  riffs  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  elements  of  crust  and  hardcore  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  along  with  a  touch  of  post  black  metal  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  part and  the  influences  are  perfectly  balnced  between  both  old  school  and  modern  styles.

  Vuyvr plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  while  also  bringing  in  elements  of  crust  and  hardcore  and  using  post  black  metal  style  solos  to  make  their  music  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Vuyvr  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of crust  influenced  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hate  is  A  Black  Hole"  and  "Devoured".  8  out of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/yuyvrincinerated-godsthroatruiner.html


Nesseria/Fractures/Throatruiner Records/2015 CD Review

mercredi 26 août 2015 à 09:14

  Nesseria  are  a  band  from  France  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  that  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  raw  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  sludge  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  ''Fractures"  which  was  released  by  Throatruiner  Records.

  AM  radio  noises  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavy  and  melodic  sludge metal  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  after  awhile  more  fast  and  raw  parts  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have a  very  powerful  sound  to  them..

  Elements  of  post  hardcore  and  crust  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  very  dark  and  melodic  and  the  songs   also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and   some  songs  bring  in  thrash  influences  and  the  music  also  gets  atmospheric  at  times  while  some of  the  brutal  sections  bring  in  grind  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Nesseria  remains  true  to  the  modern  raw  black  metal  sound  of  previous  recordings  and  also  continues  to  mix  in  elements  of  post  hardcore,  crust  and  sludge,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Nesseria  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED   TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Leurs   Histories"  "Fractures"  "Civitas"  and  "Omayra".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/nesseriafracturesthroatruiner.html


Movimento d'Avanguardia Ermetico/Torri Del Silenzio/Avantgarde Music/2015 CD Review

mercredi 26 août 2015 à 08:04

  Movimento  D'  Avantguardia  Emetico  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  complex  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  3025  album  "Torri  Del  Silenzio"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  distorted  yet  modern  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  a  few  seconds  later  spoken  word  parts  which  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  are  added  onto  the recording  and  on  the second  track  the  music  speeds  up  a  bit  and also  adds  in  more  of  a  raw  style  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  while  a  decent  amount  of  melodies  are  still  utilized.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  in  more  of  an  atmospheric  and  melodic  black  metal  direction  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  experimental  and  ambient  elements  and  most of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  couple  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  which  also  gives  the  song  more  of a  progressive  feeling.

  Movimento  D'  Avantguardia  Emetico  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  modern,  complex  and  sometimes  raw  while  also  managing  to  be  atmospheric  and  avant  garde  in  more  of  a  grim  approach,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  poetic  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Movimento  D'  Avantguardia  Emetico are  a  very  great  sounding  complex  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "La  cresta  verso  Grauhaupt"  and  "Torri  Del  Silenzio".  8  out  of  10.  



   

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/movimento-davanguardia-ermeticotorri.html