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Vulturium Memoriae/Nato Per Ragioni Ignote/Avantgarde Music/2014 CD Review

mardi 20 janvier 2015 à 22:33

  Vulturium  Memoriae  are  a  1  man  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  mixture  of  melancholic  darkwave  and  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  album  "Nato  Per  Ragiono  Ignote"  which  was  released  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  dark  and  avant  garde  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  after  a  minute  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  distorted  yet  melodic  guitar  leads  which  gives  the  music  more  of  a  darkwave  and  post  rock  feeling  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  atmospheric  doom  metal  elements  and  all  of  the  songs  are  instrumental  and  they  also  stick  to  a  slow  musical  direction  and  as  the  album  progresses  more  of  the  ambient  and  depressive  style  of  black  metal  starts  to  mix  in  with  the  more  dark  and  melancholic  post  rock/darkwave  sound  of  the  album  and  none  of  the  tracks  ever  utilize  any  rhythm  guitars  while  some  of  the  songs  do  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing.

  Vulturium  Memoriae  combines  a  variety  of  many  different  musical  genres  from  ambient,  depressive  black  metal,  atmospheric  doom,  darkwave  and  post  rock  to  create  an  instrumental  album  that  is  very  hard  to  categorize  and  the  production  sound s very  dark  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time.

  In   my  opinion  Vulturium  Memoriae  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  melancholic  darkwave  and  post  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Onde  Psichiche  Di  Coscienza"  and  "Grigiore  A  Cielo  Aparto".  8  out  of  10.


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Worm Interview

lundi 19 janvier 2015 à 01:21
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Two young bete noires outlawed from the society of earth, shut out from the smile of a loving god. Only grim nature and it's world of spirits.

2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
A return to true darkness, a hated style, rough, raw, violent, predatory, and black.

3.Your lyrics cover some Satanic, Occult and Pagan topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?
The true satanist in essence comes through the channel which is separated from what is human. The occult is a reminder our journey is vast. The nocturnal paganism keeps us isolated from modern technologies and keeps us close to the spirits.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Worm'?
The word for dragon in Germanic mythology and it's descendants is worm. Like a dreadful dragon in the dark ages wasting the land.

5.On the website it said that you hid 3  copies  in  the  midst  of  Pinewood  Cemetery  Gates,  can you tell us a little bit more about this idea and what was the decision behind this act?
This forgotten sanctuary is easily an extension of both our lives. It began as a place where we escaped the meaningless banter of our daily lives and could be at peace. We soon were able to use it as inspiration for our music. So it's only natural we pay reverence to those local pioneers who have rested below the pines as ever early as the 18th century.

6.According to the website there are only 50 copies being made of the album, are there any plans to make more pressings in the future?
No, that is it for this one. We are moving on.

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the art lyric zine that comes with the album?
It's the primitive way of communication in the early days of black metal. We use it as an extension to our songs. It contains hand drawn artwork and the lyrics to our music.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We don't look for anyone but ourselves.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal that have heard it so far?
We don't care about the world.

10.Are you also involved with any other musical projects these days?
We only focus on Worm.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
Our music being an anathema to all human beings.

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?
Same bullshit first and second wave influenced the first release. And now we are listening to obscure tapes from bands that dropped one or two demos then faded into obscurity.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? Hails for doing our first interview. 

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Disharmonic/Magiche Arti e Oscuri Deliri/Beyond Productions/2015 CD Review

dimanche 18 janvier 2015 à 05:05

  Disharmonic  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  occult  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Magiche  Arti  e  Oscuri  Deliri"  which  was  released  by  Beyond  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  evil  avant  garde  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  and  after  the  intro  drums  and  melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  onto  the  recording  which  slowly  leads  up  to  more  of  a  doom  metal  sound  along  with  some  synths  and  grim  black  metal  vocals  which  also  bring  in  clean  singing  at  times.

  Demonic  whispers  can  be  heard  briefly  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  guitar  riffing  can  be  very  melodic  at  times  and  a  few  of  the  tracks  are  long  an d epic  in  length  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  all  of  the  songs  remain  true  to  a  very  slow,  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  the  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  also  make  a  return  on  a  few  of  the  later  tracks.

  With  this  album  Disharmonic  continues  to  expand  on  the  occult  black/doom  metal  sound  of  their  previous  recording  and  creates  a  recording  that  is  very  dark,  heavy,  avant  garde  and  ritualistic  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Latin  and  cover  Occultism,  Evil,  Spirits,  Witches  and  Hell  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Disharmonic  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ritualistic  and  occult  black/doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cose  Buie"  "Litania  Della  Porta  Ermetica"  "Ippomanzia"  and  "L' uomo  Che  Si  Veste  Di  Bruma".  8  out  of  10.  

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Sigihl/Traurmarsche (And A Tango Upon The Worlds Grave)/Arachnophobia Records/ 2014 CD Review

dimanche 18 janvier 2015 à 03:38

  Sigihl  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  depressive  black  metal,  sludge,  doom  and  drone  and this  is  a  review of  their  2014  album  "Traurmarsche (And A Tango Upon The Worlds Grave)"  which  was  released  by  Arachnophobia  Records.

  a  very  distorted  drone  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  saxophones  and  elements  of  noise  which  leads  up  to  a  slow  and  heavy sludge/doom  metal  direction  along  with  some  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Most  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  musical  direction  with  no  fast  parts  ever  being  utilized  while  also  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  on  a  cople  of  the  tracks  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  the  saxophones  also  give  the  music  more  of  an  experimental  and  avant  garde  feeling  

  Sigihil  plays  a  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  style  of  drone  doom/sludge  that  uses  a  saxophone  as  a  lead  instrument  along  with  some  screams  that  are  in  more  of  depressive  and  suicidal  black  metal  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sigihil  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  drone,  doom,  sludge  and  depressive  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Daymare"  and  "Christ-  Off  Waltz".  8  out  of  10.

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Eerie/Into Everlasting Death/Arachnophobia Records/2014 CD Review

dimanche 18 janvier 2015 à 02:45

  Eerie  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Into  Everlasting  Death"  which  was  released  by  Arachnophobia  Records.

  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before going  into  a  very  fast,  brutal  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  which  also  get  more  grim  and  angry  after  a  few  seconds  and  you  can  also  hear  some  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Deep  death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  at  times  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  some  parts  also  bring  in  a  few  seconds  of  clean  singing  on  a  few  tracks  and  all  4  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  add  more  of  a  melodic  side  to  the  bands  musical  style  while  one  of  the  later  tracks  also  adds  in  some  atmospheric  elements  along  with  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  while  the  main  focus  remains  more  on  a  raw  and  heavy  style  of  black  metal.

  Eerie  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  heavy  and  raw  while  also  very  epic  at  a  same  time  along  with  a  touch  of  melody  and  a  slight  death  metal  influence,  the  production  sound s very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Eerie  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  nihilistic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mining  Out  Of  Black  Earth"  and  "Among  The  Ashes".  8  out  of  10.  

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