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Patriarch/Tyrant In The North/Legion Blotan Records/2014 Demo Review

jeudi 19 février 2015 à 14:18

  Patriarch  are  a  1  man  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw  mixture  of  punk  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  demo  "Tyrant  In  The  North"  which  was  released  by  Legion  Blotan  Records.

  A  very  distorted  amp  sound  starts  off  the  demo  before  going  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  grim  screams  and  after  awhile  punk  influenced  melodic  guitar  leads  and  riffs  are  added  into  the  music  and  a  later t rack  also  shows  a  brief  use  of  guitar  orientated  drones  and  noises.

  Most  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  raw  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  along  with a  good  mixture of  80's  punk  and  90's  black  metal  being  mixed  together  and  the  songs  also  have  an  early  Polish  style  of  black/pagan  metal  feeling  to  them  at  times  which  also  bring s in  more  epic  elements  onto  the  demo  and  all  of  the musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Patriarch  takes  a  very  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  in  some  early  80's  hardcore  punk  influences  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  while  also  still  having  a  very  raw  and  necro  feeling,  the production  sound s very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  poetic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Patriarch  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  punk   and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Macbeth's  Curse"  and  "Derive".  8  out  of  10.   

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Blasphemous Noise Torment/Ancient Insignias/Supremacy Through Intolerance/2011 CD Review

jeudi 19 février 2015 à 13:46

  Blasphemous  Noise  Torment  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw   mixture  of  black,  war  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2011  album  "Ancient  Insignias"  which  was  released  by  Supremacy  Through  Torment.

  A  very  distorted  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  war  marches  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  bringing  in  more  of  a  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  grim  screams  and  a  heavy  death  metal  influence  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  There  is  a  great  mixture of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  at  times  also  bring  in  an  80's  death  metal  approach  to  growls  and  the  faster  sections  also  bring  in  an  early  war  metal  feeling  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  an  early  90's  Australian  black/war  metal  feeling  to  the  songs  they  are  used  on  ad  the  whole  album  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  direction  form  beginning  to  end.

  Blasphemous  Noise  Torment  goes  back  to  the  90's  era  of  black,  death  and  war  metal  and  combines  them  together  along  with  a  great  amount  of  raw  aggression  and  a  good  doses  of  thrash  influences  to  create  some  very  fast,  heavy  and  chaotic  music,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  War,  Ariosophy,  Violence,  and  Might.

  In  my  opinion  Blasphemous  Noise  Torment  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  heavy  mixture  of  war,  black,  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spartan  Justice"  "Superion  War  Assault"  and  "Primitive  Blood".  8  out  of  10.

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Edenkaiser/Dominum Ex Mortis/Black Steel Music/2015 Full length Review

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 22:44

  Edenkaiser  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Dominum  Ex  Mortis"  which  was  released  by  Black  Steel  Music.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  with  nature  sounds  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  some  melodic  guitar  leads  which  are  also  used  on  a  regular  basis  throughout  the  recording  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  that  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Vocals  use  a  great  mixture  of  high  pitched  screams  and  demonic  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  sounds  that  where  on  the  intro  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  one  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  few  seconds  of  battle  samples  and  the  music  also  brings  in  more  of  an  old  school  and  traditional style  of  black  metal  onto  the  songs  and  some  of  the  later  tracks  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  Gregorian  chants  briefly  while  the  heavier  parts  bring  in  an  influence  of  thrash,  back  up  gang  shouts  and  riffs  that  also  utilize  a  small  amount  of  melody.

  Edenkaiser  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  death  and  thrash  metal,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occult,  Conspiracy, War  and  Nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Edenkaiser  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Steel  Legions"  "The Witch  And  The  Beast"  and  "Oblivion  Remains".  8  out  of  10.  

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Impenitent Thief Interview

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 20:05
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Impenitent Thief started in 2013 due to the break up of Witch Tomb. Musically IT is a continuation of Witch Tomb. A lot of the same ideas and influences.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Evil black/death metal.

3.The band formed out of the ashes of Witch Tomb' what was the decision behind splitting up the other band and starting a new one?

Strep Cunt, bass/vocals in Witch Tomb lost interest in playing in a band regularly. We were cancelling shows and not practicing as a unit like we used to. Witch Tomb used to practice weekly. It just seemed like everyone was burned out and everyone had different excuses not to practice anymore so we broke up. The loss of our rehearsal room had a lot to do with it as well. We're still friends with Strep Cunt and have shared the stage with his solo project Cryostasium countless times. No bad blood.

4.Your lyrics cover some blasphemous topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your hatred for Christianity?

I was brought up Catholic and realized what horse shit it was very early on. All religions are shit and can fuck off. Almost all of our lyrics mock religion in one way or another.

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

The Impenitent Thief was the "bad" thief hung next to Jesus Christ. According to this bullshit story Gestas (IT) spit and mocked Christ as both of them died. Hail Gestas!

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

Witch Tomb played some pretty sick shows with Profanatica, Havohej, Incantation, Acheron, Angel Corpse, Grief, Psycho, Krieg, Demoncy, Abazagorath, Ibex Throne, etc. Impenitent Thief has mostly played locally around the Boston area that I set up myself with other worthy local bands such as Psycho, Goat Felch (Strep Cunts new band) Desolate, Martyrvore, Kilslug, Larry Lifeless, Witch King,Haxen, Deathgod Messiah, etc. One of my best friends was a bartender at a local dive bar and we booked almost 20 bands over two days for No Life Fest 2. That was a great time.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We're always open to playing live so I am sure I will set something up in the future. We'd like to get to NYC on a good support slot. No extensive touring planned but I wouldn't be against it.

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

Witch Tomb always had a great response. The new ep from Impenitent Thief just came out so not many people have heard it yet. So far I've got some orders and the response has been positive.

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are in the process of writing new material. Two songs are finished. I don't know if it will be a full length or another long ep. One of the new songs has an early Sigh inluence and the other has a heavy early Venom meets old Samael meets Profanatica vibe.

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?

Bathory, Profanatica, old Samael, Havohej, old Demoncy, old Rotting Christ, old Thou Art Lord, old Impaled Nazarene, old Venom, old Hellhammer/CF, Naked Whipper, Blood, Dead Christ, old Mystifier, old Sigh, old Varathron, old Mortuary Drape, Blasphemy, Order From Chaos, old Incantation, Impetigo, NME, Bulldozer, Abigail, Sabbat, Tormentor (Hun), old Mayhem, The Black, Imperator, Poison (Ger).

11.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

I'm attracted to it but I wouldn't say I practice anything at all. Hail the I!

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

Thanks for the interview and support! My contact is Our EP is available directly from me as a cd-r version, and a limited to 100 cassette from NoVisible Scars. Hail Billy C!!! NoVisible Scars

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Sacrilegium/Wicher/Pagan Records/2015 Vinyl Re-Issue Review

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 19:50

  Sacrilegium  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  played  an  atmospheric  form  of  pagan/black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1996  album  "Wicher"  which  will  be  re-issued  by  Pagan  Records  in  March  on  vinyl.

  Nature  sounds  along  with  some  atmospheric  elements  and  spoken  word  parts  and  after  a  minute  melodic  guitar leads  become  a  huge  part  of  the  recording  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  atmospheric  epic  black  metal  direction  which  also  utilizes  blast  beats  and  the  screams  sound  very  grim  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  use  spoken  word  parts  and  the  faster  sections  have  a  very  raw  feeling  ans  one  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chants  and  the  keyboards  also  have  a  symphonic  feeling  to  them  without  falling  into  the  mainstream  trappings  that  later  bands  fell  into.  and  on  a  later  song  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  on  a  couple  of  tracks  as  well  as  one  instrumental  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  the  bonus  track  also  adds  in  clean  singing  pagan  vocals.

  Sacrilegium  played  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  epic  keyboard  orientated  form  of  black  metal  for  their  time  and  had  more  of  an  underground  approach  to  this  instrument  than  the  alter  bands  that  came  out  in  the  following  years,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Slavic  Paganism.

  In  my  opinion  Sacrilegium  where  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  keyboard  orientated  pagan/black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spiew  Krukow  Czamych  Cieni" "W  Rogatym  Majestacie  Snu"  and  "Wicher  Falami  Ognia".  8  out  of  10.

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