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Deeper Vileness Interview

samedi 4 avril 2015 à 14:47

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. DV is now a one man band , making raw and ambient music. I originally came up with the idea for Deeper Vileness in the end of 2012 while I was still in highschool , I've always been into a variety of music, but the band that changed my view on music the most was Burzum, following Vikerness words of Advice I aim my music to please myself and not other people , The main influences for the band at this point in time are Burzum, and Sodom.

2.Recently you have released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
2. The music I wrote under the influence of Sodoms early Work, Burzums early work and various raw bands that have balls like Necrofrost, I was more concerned with putting out music rather than how it sounds, in my view demo's should be raw slabs of evil in metal music. Not overproduced bullshit made with the same programs rappers use to make beats.

3.According to the fb page you prefer to label your music style as 'necro metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?
3. The Term Necro-Metal I came up with after watching the documentary Until The Light Takes Us, where Varg describes his sound as "necro sound or corpse like" , I thought it fit the sound well , as Black Metal its self is now run by Rich european kids with good production and rich parents, I've been poor since day one, I've lost many friends in my quest to give everything for music.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
4. Well, I like fantasy and occult type lyrics, While writing the lyrics which I have not published I was reading H.P. Lovecraft, John Dee, Crowley, and Robert E. Howard , A lot of black metal bands have Tolkien influence in their work, I wanted to be different and focus more on Purgatory , Fantasy worlds such as that in Conan or Kull , real swords and sorcery type stuff, I'm also very obssessed with Medieval times.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deeper Vileness'?
5. Deeper Vileness describes the music I want to make, Dark Music. I honestly ripped the name off from a close friends facebook acount, his url was set to /thedeepervileness ,  it was a tough time in my life as I had just dropped out of highschool , and he had gotten arrested so I had no close friends at that point, so when I saw those words I immediately knew it would make a good band name. As it turns out there is a band who has a song named the deeper vileness , this I did not know at the time.

6.So far this band has been a studio project, are there any plans in the future to expand the line up and do any live shows?
6. I was never able to find any members, Everyone locally is too busy jacking off to deathcore and shit like that. Not that I would want my band to even be associated with this area. Basketball shorts, disco lights, and drum machines, the fuck is that bullshit? the one other member who was going to be in  the group is in jail for stabbing some guy in the face.
We were going to play a show once but the band "lending" us their equipment bitched the fuck out  , the song was Bite it you scum by G.G. allin , Also I personally am banned from playing any local venues for starting too many fights with people. I'd also prefer to remain a solo project, no one can really be depended on.

7.You have a couple of former members incarcerated, what kind of effect has this had on the music and also would you work with these musicians again after they finish their jail sentences and also has this created any controversy for the band?
7. It made me a lot more determined to make music, the other member in jail "Gutsfuk" was one crazy guy, We used to visit graveyards, drive around shouting obscenities at random people, we even got shot at from 10 feet away once just for walking around at night dressed how we do. This has not really affected me musically, my music used to be way angrier to be honest, now it's just very meloncholy. I have no idea when this guy will get out of jail, but when he does I'm going to sign his shit, I lost the recordings we had but it was intense music, if you were to combine Nirvanas angry music with GG allin, thats what it would sound like, people would probably call it black metal but it was straight Noise/punk music. It has caused a bit of controversy locally, but everyone locally just likes to stand around drinking beer and talking shit.  If you aren't 100% evil you have no business making Evil fucking music, all the little wank stain fucks that like to sit at home and wear nice little suits when they arent pretending to be black metal need to fuck off. This isn't some weekend hobby for kids , and people need to start realizing that.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
8. We'll if it is offerred maybe, I hold myself in high regard I would rather self release then be some petty labels Bitch. The labels I have talked to say the music is shit and people will have no interest, Peaceville said the same of Darkthrone and look at them! A lot of people are going to feel very stupid when the debut album comes out.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
9. More Ambient, fuller Distorted atmospheric sounding I suppose. Or I'll probably be dead before releasing anything else.

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?
10. Burzum changed my life , I hold Vikernes in High regard. Also Tom Angelripper of Sodom, the early shit is raw. Although in ideas I come up with in the more ambient sense, I would say probably classical music, I was at one point training to be a concert pianist but I have a shit sense of timing and I was an antisocial wreck. I've been listening to a lot more classical, darkwave, and punk music. Stuff like christian death, GG allin, soft cell, sisters of mercy, and some judas priest thrown in there...

11.How would you describe your views on Occultism?
11. It's too much to get into with Occultism, Mainly a great amount of metalheads are attracted to it for some reason, but the people that would know the most about the occult would be people like Doctors, lawyers, College proffessors ,people in High standing places, Obviously  brilliant people, If you look into Occultism, all the original Occultists were also scientists, mathmeticians, and astrologists, it is a lot of studying.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12. Wake me up before you go go , don't leave me hanging on just like a yo yo..... 

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Despot/Pictures Of The Void/2015 EP Review

samedi 4 avril 2015 à 02:36

  Despot  are  a  duo  from  Brazil  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  "Pictures  Of  the  Void".

  Spoken  word  parts  which  also  are  used  on  other  songs  as  well  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  direction  and  a  few  seconds  alter  the  music  speeds  up  and  adds  in  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  growls  at  times.

  Half  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  you  can  also  heat  both  death  and  thrash  metal  influences  in  the  guitar  riffing  at  times  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark  and  melodic  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  synths  and  clean  singing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Despot  creates  a  recording  that  is  very  raw,  melodic,  epic  and  atmospheric  and  the  music  goes  for  more  of  a  90's  style  of  black  metal  but  done  with  more  of  an  up  to  date  approach  and  the  music  also  incorporates  elements  of  thrash  and  death  metal  to  make  the  songs  really  stand  out,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Atheism  and  Literature.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Despot  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bound  Forever"  and  "Bastard  Hive".  8  out  of  10.    

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Shroud Of Despondency/Family Tomb/2015 Full Length Review

samedi 4 avril 2015 à 00:44

  Shroud  Of  Despondency  are  a  band  from  Wisconsin  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  progressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Family  Tomb".

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  atmospheric  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  and  after  a  few  seconds  grim  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  a  good  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  deep  growls  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Keyboards  have  a  very  dominating  sounding  presence  on  this  recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  uses  are  very  dark  and  melodic  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  with  the  faster  sections  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  samples.

  A lot  of  the  songs  on  this  recording  bring  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  that  has  been  absent  from  previous  recordings  and  the  music  also  brings  back  the  early  symphonic  black  metal  band  at  times  before  the  genre  became  more  mainstream  and  overproduced  and  as  the  album  progresses  acoustic  guitars  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Shroud  of  Despondency  stay  away  from  the  more  progressive  and  experimental  stuff  of  previous  recordings  and  goes  back  to  their  more  atmospheric  black  metal  roots  to  close  the  chapter  of  the  band  and  this  is  suppose  to  be  there  final  album,  the  production  sounds very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Shroud  Of  Despondency  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Birthrites  Of  The  Sick"  "Where  Desolation  Is  Destiny"  and  "Blesse".  8  out  of  10.


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Deeper Vileness/Of Darker Realms/2015 Demo Review

vendredi 3 avril 2015 à 19:46

  Deeper  Vileness  are  a  musical  project  from  Harlingen, Texas  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  necro  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  demo  "Of  Darker  Realms".

  A  very  dark  and  evil  sounding  organ  starts  off  the  demo  and  after  the  intro  the  music  has  an  even  more  haunting  atmosphere  which  leads  up  to  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  black  metal  sound  that  also  uses  high  pitched  screams  and  noisy  reverb  along  with  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  You  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  being  utilized  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  and  you  can  hear  the  early  90's  garage  like  quality  of  the  demos  that  where  released  back  then  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  you  can  also  hear  a  small  amount  of  ritualistic  chanting  being  used  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  the  vocals  at  times  also  add  more  of  a  grim  feeling  to  the  songs  and  there  is  also  a  brief  instrumental  track  that  gives  the  music  more  of  an  ambient  feeling  and  they  close  the  ep  with  an  organ  outro.

  Deeper  Vileness  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  and  has  a  sound  that  would  be  too  underground  for  a  lot  of  people  that  are  into  the  more  well  known  bands  of  the  genre  but  would  appeal  to  people  that  prefer  the  side  of  the  genre  that  most  people  would  consider  listenable,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  necro  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Deeper  Vileness  are  a  very  great  sounding  lo-fi,  raw  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Of  Darker  Realms"  and  "Where  Evil  Dwells".  8  out  of  10.      

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Dawn Of Azazel/The Tides Of Damocles/2015 CD Review

jeudi 2 avril 2015 à 23:56

  Dawn  of  Azazel  are  a  band  from  New  Zealand  that  has  had  an  album  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  while  they  originally  started  out  more  in  a  black  and  war  metal  direction  in  the  beginning  they  have evolved  into  more  of  a  brutal  and  progressive  death  metal  band  over  the  years  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "The  Tides  Of  Damocles"  which  will  be  released  on  April  28th.

  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  brutal  death  metal  direction  along  with  some  angry  shouting  and  screaming  vocals  and  the  music  also incorporates  elements  of  groove  and  modern  metal  and  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  being  added  into  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  distorted  and  melodic  sounding  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  breakdowns  that  are  very  close  to  deathcore  and  metalcore  and  none  of  the  tracks  have  any  traces  of  black  or  war  metal  which  was  very  dominant  on  their  earlier  releases and  the  last  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  if  it  was  not  for  the  bands  past  this  album  would  of  been  reviewed  in  a  different  blog  that  has  nothing  to  do  with  black  metal.

  Dawn  Of  Azazel  creates  an  album   that  stays  away  from  the  black  and  war  metal  sound  of  earlier  recordings  as  well  as  staying  away  from t he  brutal  death  metal  sound  of  later  material  to  create  more of  a  modern  and  progressive  style  of  death  metal  that  also  brings  in  a  touch  of  groove  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  angry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  decent  recording  from  Dawn  Of  Azazel  and  while  war,  black  and  brutal  death  metal  fans  would  be  disappointed,  I  can  see  this  album  appealing  to  fans  of  progressive  and  modern  death  metal  as  well  as  fans  of  the  more  mainstream  metal  genres.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Strike  First,  Strike  Hard,  Strike  Often"  "The  Odious  Tides"  "Progeny  Of  Pain"  and  "Tarnished  Gold". 7  out  of  10.


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