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Deadspace/The Promise Of Oblivion/2015 Full Length Review

jeudi 25 juin 2015 à 07:05

  Deadspace  are  a  band  from Australia  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  death  rock  and  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "The  Promise  Of  Oblivion".

  Ambient  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  mix  in  with  the  depressive  black  metal  sound  that  kicks  in  a  few  seconds  alter  that  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  tortured  screams  and  when  they  use  solos  and  leads  they  remain  true  to  a  melodic  musical  direction  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Elements  of  goth  and  death  rock  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout recording  and  the  music  can  also  be  very  atmospheric  at  times  and  also  bring in  a  touch  of  post  black  metal  along  with  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  part.

   You  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  melody  being  added  into  the  guitar  riffing  as  the  album  progresses  and  the  whole  recording  sticks  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  on  some  songs  the  vocals  almost  get  melodic  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  tracks  that  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  

  Deadspace  plays  a  style of  depressive  black metal  that  is  very  depressive,  atmospheric and  melodic  sounding  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  ambient,  post  metal,  goth  and  death  rock,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  suicidal  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Deadspace  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "With  Tears  of  Callous  Lust"  "Oblivion"  and  "In  The  Coldness  Of  the  Darkest  Night".  8  out  of  10.

  

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/06/deadspacethe-promise-of-oblivion2015.html


Minneriket/Vargtimen/Akslen Black Art Records/2015 Cassette Review

mercredi 24 juin 2015 à 09:21

  Minneriket  are  a  solo  project  from  Norway  that  plays  an  ambient  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2015album  "Vargtimen"  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Akslen  Black  Art  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  atmospheric  ambient  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  music  brings  in  blast  beats  and  at  times  and  after  awhile  grim  screams  start  becoming  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  a  more  raw  and  brutal  style  of  black  metal  and  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  melody  in  some  of  the  riffs  at  times  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  more  depressive  side  of  the  genre  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melodic  guitar  leads  and  there  is  also  an  instrumental  track  while  the  remaining  songs  bring  the  vocals  back  in  while  one  song  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Minneriket  creates  a  very  diverse  style  of  black  metal  with  his  music  taking  the  raw,  melodic,  depressive  and  atmospheric  sides  of  the  genre  and  mixing  them  in  with  epic  structures  and  a  great  amount  of  ambient  elements,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  along  with  a  few  song  titles  being  in  English  and  cover  Paganism,  Existensialism,  and  Melancholy  themes  while  some  tracks  also  borrow  from  select  parts  from  the  Poetic  Edda.

  In  my  opinion  Minneriket  are  a  very  great  sounding  ambient  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  folge  spor"  "Fra  Yggdrasill"  and  "The  Ballad  Of  Ordinary  Flowers".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/06/minneriketvargtimenakslen-black-art.html


Opus Inferii/Ancient Mysteries Unveiled/Vacula Productions/2015 CD Re-Issue Review

mercredi 24 juin 2015 à 08:14

  Opus  Inferii  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays a  very  raw  and occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Ancient  Mysteries  Unveiled"  which  was  re-issued  in  2015  by  Vacula  Productions.

  Dark and  ritualistic  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  synths  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  to  get  a  lot  more  heavier  and  goes  into  a  black  metal  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  screams  and  the  when  the  songs  speed up  they  add  in  more  blast  beats and  a  raw  style  of  the  genre  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Morbid  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  the  music  also  displays  a  great  amount  of  influences  from t he  90's  second  wave  Swedish  style  of  the  genre  and  in  some  songs  you  can  also  hear  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  being  utilized  and  some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  growls  and  all  of  the  musical instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  on  a  couple  of  the  later  songs  synths  make  a  return  to  the  music  briefly.

  Opus  Inferii  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast,  raw  and  melodic  and  also  goes  back  to  the  mid  90's  style  of  Swedish  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  heavy  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darkness  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Opus  Inferii  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast,  raw  and  melodic  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Unveiled"  "The  Hecate's  Veil"  "Nephilim's  Arrival"  and  "Anoit  To  Suicide".  8  out  of  10.

   

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/06/opus-inferiiancient-mysteries.html


Lifeless/Inner Shouts From A Sad Soul/Vacula productions/2015 Full length Review

mercredi 24 juin 2015 à 07:01

  Lifeless  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  and  ambient  form  of  depressive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Inner  Shouts  From  A  Sad  Soul"  which  was  released  by  Vacula  Productions.

  Smooth  ambient  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  good  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  starts  going  for  more  of  an  atmospheric  black  metal  direction  along with a  great  amount  of  depressive  screams  and  cries  and  they  also  mix  in  the  ambient  synths  in  with  the  heavier  parts.
 
  Depressive  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  some  parts  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  female  vocals  and  the  solos  and  when  also  stick  to  a  very  dark  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  cle4an  playing  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  post  black  metal  in the  bands  musical  style  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Lifeless  plays  a  style  of  depressive  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  melodic  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  ambient  and  post  rock,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  suicide,  nature,  wilderness,  depression  and  melancholy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Lifeless  are  a  very  great  sounding  ambient,  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Forgotten  Voices  On  The  Dreary  Water" "Misery"  and  "Painful  Life".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/06/lifelessinner-shouts-from-sad.html


Forsaken Crypt Interview

mercredi 24 juin 2015 à 05:44


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?



Forsaken Crypt is a one man black metal project created and run entirely by myself (Nefareous). It started with the interest in creating true black metal…. something abrasive and in many ways cinematic. A project with pure intentions, not created to please others or fit into a pre existing shape, but to please myself and make music I want to hear, because so much so called “black metal” these days is utter horse shit...



2.So far you have released a demo and you also got a decent amount of songs on your soundcloud page, how would you describe the musical sound of the songs you have recorded so far?



Each song has its similarities of course, but each has its own feeling. When I create the music the focus is on the feeling, the end result rather than the technicality in the making of it. Too many get caught up creating songs that are referential to other metal bands, I strive to create black metal that is conscious of its history, but never treads old ground… I would like to think I am adding something to the medium. There is a certain tension and release in the music.



3.On the demo you had some satanic and occult lyrics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?



Anything dark or occult interests me and always has… I am a creature of the night, a misanthrope if you will… I tend to take these inspirations and feed them into my music as much as I can. The individuality aspect of it all is what I respect, strength and individualism.



4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?



Death, nature, evil, vampyric lifestyle & spiritual darkness in any respect are all what I write about. Dying love is something I keep going back to in my lyrics, a woman… someone I used to love… necro poetry.



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



It is to put the listener in a state of mind so to speak, as well as I when I create the music, the idea of walking into a place you are not suppose to be, a place you are not welcome. Somewhere long forgotten, cursed place cold and grim where you do not know what lies ahead around the next corner…



6.With this musical project you record everything by yourself, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?



Yes, I am constantly on the lookout to share my music with those who are interested in any way possible… I record everything myself at my place of residence and always have. I fund my own projects and I feel that’s the way it will remain for the better part of my output.



7.What part of Canada is this musical project located in?



Ontario is the province I am currently located in, which is subject to change within the next few years. It’s not particularly known as a place for those who prefer to live on the outskirts of society… almost everyone here who is my age are into obnoxious garbage I couldn’t give less of a shit about. Stupid, pathetic robots of this lame and doomed society.



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



The focus of getting signed to a label is not the money of course, I do not do this for money, but since it is something I put my entire being into, it would be nice to get some semblance of recognition from a label of some sort, preferably one with a similar outlook on things as I. So far I have not received any interest from labels, but I have confidence that will change soon enough.



9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by the fans of black metal that have heard it so far?



It has been widely positive. I have friends and fans all over the world because of my music. They recognize it is true black metal… the intention will always remain the same though, I will always make the music for myself first and foremost and share it with others from there, rather than creating it for other people.



10.Are you also involved with any other musical projects?



I am constantly creating music, whatever I feel I want to create. I have ambient projects as well as experimental ones, one of my others is an experimental metal project called Hammer musik, which is also on bandcamp.



11.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?



Who knows what the future holds, if I have it my way, I would like to continue with this project and really innovate much more with the black metal medium, really do something spectacular and noteworthy, otherwise what the fuck is the point of my existence? I hope to be signed to a respectable, no bullshit, label within the next few years at least. Other than that, continue to improve my abilities and expand horizons.



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?



The obvious ones are; Burzum, Darkthrone, Mayhem, early Immortal, Thorns, Emperor, Bathory, the ones everyone was inspired by when they first heard them. I really love Les legions noires music, Dzlvarv, Belketre, Moevot and Vlad Tepes. Currently I listen to a lot of music off soundcloud... some great artists and friends are; Raiserdrone, Necroplague, Dark Blasphemer & Mental Flamethrower.



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



There are too many weak people on earth these days who take the victim complex… have strength of self… give yourself to the idealism that the individual goat is stronger than a flock of sheep. This world is flooded with too much mediocre bullshit, so if you’re getting into this to reference acts that are already established and tread old ground, just stop yourself now.  Respect and know what has come before and build off of that. I would like to thank occult black metal zine for the review and interview. Hail.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/06/forsaken-crypt-interview.html