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Au Dessus/Self Titled/Godz Of War Productions/Third Eye Temple/2015 EP Review

dimanche 15 février 2015 à 23:02

  Au  Dessus  are  a  band  from  Lithuania  that  plays  a  modern  stylr  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  which  will  be  released  on  February  27th  as  a  joint  effort  between  God  Of  Warz  productions  and  Third  Eye  Temple.

  A  very  distorted  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  a  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  atmospheric  elements  and  high  pitched  depressive  screams  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  At  times the  vocals  can  be  very  grim  sounding  and  on  the  following  tracks  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  melody  along  with  a  good  amount  of  modern  black  metal  elements  and  while  the  band  is  labeled  as  a  post  black  metal  band  there  music  is  more  raw  than  bands  that  fall  into  this  genre  while  some  of  these  elements  do  show  up  at  times  and  the  solos  and  leads  that  are  utilized  are  very  melodic  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  brought  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  a  few  tracks  that  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Au  Dessus  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  a  raw  or  depressive  direction  but  also  mixes  in  a  touch  of  the  post  and  atmospheric  genres  to  create  a  modern  style  of  the  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  yet  heavy  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Au  Dessus  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "II"  and  "IV".  8  out  of  10.  


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Human Parasites Interview

samedi 14 février 2015 à 18:06

For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
We are Human Parasites, a black metal duo (Astraeos - strings and vocals / Kng - drums) from Karditsa, a small city in central Greece.

Recently you where a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on your side of the recording?
Raw, punk and misanthropic.

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We are standing against any organized religion that mankind created and against the whole stupidity of the human race.

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Human Parasites'?
The parasitic nature of humanity.

Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Nope, we will remain a duo. The only addition will be a session bass player for a future live performance.

Recently you where a part of a split with 'Human Serpent', what are your thoughts on the other band that have participated on the recording?
Human Serpent are a great band, they had the idea to release a split and our answer was affirmative without second thought. I hope we will have the honour to share the stage with them in the future.

The split was released on Old Graves Productions, how did you get in contact with this label?
The split is about to be released on tape by the Greek label Old Graves Productions (50 copies) and the Peruvian label MercyfulHell Productions (150 copies). Human Serpent got in contact with the man behind Old Graves and I with MercyfulHell.

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
Not so many people know our name yet because we are a new band, but the majority of people listened to our music have a good word to say.

Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects?
The drummer KNG is also playing for the doom/sludge metallers Noir and for the crust band Procrastinate and I am playing on the black metal bands Theosis, Morbid Fog, L'Hiver and Vetusmora.

When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The debut full length album is ready, including eight songs. We are in search for a label, I hope soon we will have more news about it. Now, about the future, our basic plan, except creating music, is to have some live performances.

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?
Our basic influences are Craft, Carpathian Forest, Dodsferd, GG Allin and Discharge. Now, personally, I listen to many different music styles, metal or not. This moment, answering the questions, I am listening Vukodlak, a US black metal band from Pennsylvania.

Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Spread the plague of hate against the mankind's insanity!

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Achral Necrosis/Sanguinis Sigilum/Luciferian Moon Records/2014 Full Length Review

samedi 14 février 2015 à 17:54

  Achral  Necrosis  are  a  1  man  band  from  LaVeta,  Colorado  that  plays  a  very raw  and  atmospheric,  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  album  "Sanguinis  Sigilum"  which  was  released  by  Luciferian  Moon  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sound  along  with  some  clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  giving  the  music  an  ambient  and  atmospheric  feeling  along  with  some  programmed  beats  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  black  metal  direction  and  also  brings  in  grim  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  it  starts  bringing  in  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  while  some  parts  also  bring  in  clean  playing  that  makes  the  music  sound  more  ritualistic  and  atmospheric  and  the  later  tracks  also  bring in  more  of  a  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  and  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  melodies  can  be  heard  throughout  the  recording  in  both  the  riffs  and  guitar  leads  along  with  a  good  balance  between  clean,  atmospheric  and  heavy  parts  as  well  as  most  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length .

   As  the  album  progresses  melodic  occult  chanting  can  be  heard  briefly  in  some  of  the  tracks  and  halfway  through  the  album  there  is  an  instrumental  that  brings  out  even  more  of   a  ritualistic  direction  while  the  following  tracks  see  the  return  to  a  heavier  direction,  one  of  the  tracks  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  also  makes  the  music  sound  more  raw  and  chaotic  when  the  heavy  parts  return  and  in  the  songs  where  synths  are  utilized  the  music  brings  in  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling.

  Achral  Necrosis  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  grim,  raw,  and  atmospheric  along  with  a  great  amount  of  diversity  being  present  throughout  the  recording,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Cosmic  Satanism,  Luciferian,  and  Thelema  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Achral  Necrosis  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  occult  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Daimonum"  "Anti  Cosmic  Void"  "Aeon  Of  Horus"  and  "Luna  Luciferi".  8/5  out  of  10.        

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Acid Cross/Rehearsal 2015 Review

samedi 14 février 2015 à 16:35

  Acid  Cross  are  a  band  from  Ottawa,  Ontario,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black'n'roll  with  elements  of  punk  and  d  beat  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  Rehearsal.

  A  very  old  school  sounding  black  metal  riff  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  vocals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the music  also  incorporates  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  bringing  in  element s of  both  first  and  second  wave  black  metal  and  both  of  the  tracks  stick  to  a  mid  paced  direction  and  the  whole  ep  is  under  5  minutes  and  on  the  second  song  a  brief  guitar  lead  is  utilized..

 Acid  Cross  plays  a  style  of  black'n'roll  that  is  very  old  school  and  raw  sounding  and  I  would  like  to  hear  more  of  what  they  can  offer  in  the  future,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  has  a  garage  feeling  to  it  while  the  lyrics  cover  black  moon  and  devil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Acid  Cross  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black'n'roll  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  rehearsal.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Devil  Rides  Out".  8  out  of  10     

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Impenitent Thief/No Visible Scars/2014 EP Review

samedi 14 février 2015 à 13:38

  Impenitent  Thief  are  a  band  from  Massachusetts that  plays  a  very  raw  and  bestial  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  cassette  which  was  released  by  No  Visible  Scars.

    A  very  fast  and  raw  bestial  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  good  mixture  of  growls  and  screams  as  well  as    the  music  slowing  down  at  times  and  you  can  hear  quite  a  bit  of  the  early  90's  US  black  metal  sound  in  the  songs  along  with  a  touch  of  death  metal  at  times  but  done  with  an  atmospheric  background.

  There  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast parts  present  throughout  the  recording  and  as  the  ep  progresses  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  elements  of  war  metal  while  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  whole  ep  sticks  to  a  very  raw  and  bestial  style  of  black  metal  and  avoids  any  soft  parts.

  Impenitent  Thief  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  bestial  and  old  school  sounding  with  a  sound  that  sounds  like  Havohej  mixed  with  Archgoat,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  christian  and  blasphemous  themes.

In  my  opinion  Impenitent  Thief  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  bestial  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lashing  Of  Christ"  "Humiliation"  and  "Altar  Mouth".  8  out  of  10.

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