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Odota Interview

mardi 3 février 2015 à 06:49
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the musical project these days?
Hi there.
Right now I’m working on setting up some dates for live shows this spring and new material is already in works as well, planning to release something this year too.

2.In December, you had released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
It sounds just the way I wanted it to sound. Probably somewhat raw but not too undergroundish. To me it even feels a bit poppish at some moments, yet clearly it’s not too radio-friendly. I’m probably too involved with this album to be able to describe the sound accurately.

3.You have been a part of a decent amount of bands and musical projects over the years, what are some of the things you bring out with this project that you where not able to bring out with the other ones?
Most likely these would be the black-metal ideas that I haven’t been able to realize in other bands-projects. Been thinking for years about mixing the black metal and electronic stuff in the way it would sound right to myself. And now there’s also a hints of psychedelia and some other ingredients too.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
Wild West with all it’s components – marshals, outlaws, gallows, brothels, gunmen, you name it.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Odota'?
This word, “odota”, means “wait” in Finnish. I like the Finnish language a lot and been wanting to use this too for a long time now.  No specific meaning behind it, but it’s more of how it sounds and looks to me
in the context of this project. Maybe it’s a wishful thinking, but to me this name sounds like it could be related to Wild West somehow, although there’s no connection whatsoever.

6.With this project you record everything by yourself, do you feel this gives you a lot more room to be creative with your musical sound?
Oh yes, definitely. I do whatever the hell I want here. I just hope that I’d be able to dig deeper with every new release, to be able to evolve.

7.Currently you are unsigned, have you received any label interest?
Not yet. Not worrying about it too much either, cause if needed I can manage the releasing side on my own, under my small label named Talk Left-Handed. But I’d definitely be happy about some co-operation ideas.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and doom metal?
So far it’s been good, as much as I have heard and read.

9.What is going on with some of the other musical projects you are a part off these days?
At this very moment I’m working on finalizing the EP with my electronic (and more or less poppish) project Hjem. This is a co-work with a singer Leen Toome from Estonian electro-punk band Electrobation. We just recently had yet another recording session and hopefully the EP will be done and out in the late February or early March. Then there’s the Blood Pavilion, an electronic/industrial/down-tempo output. Playing some live shows with it and working on the new material. Last September I released an EP “Horriru”, which is the third release of BP. I already have some new material done and working on more, plan is to have
an album or EP released later this year. Recently haven’t had too much time for my techno project Skull Trading, but I hope to work on it in the fall. And then there’s some more stuff and ideas that are waiting for the right time to come.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?  
Just going with my ideas, wherever they might take me.

11.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?
Surely all the music I’ve done have been influenced by most of the stuff I like. I have periods of time when I tend to listen to one band (or one genre) a lot. For example, at winter I seem to go with the metal or drone mostly, bands like Lord Mantis, Fyrnask, Portal, Terra Tenebrosa, Black Boned Angel, KTL, Altair Temple, Old Man Gloom, Lumbar etc.  At spring and summer I’m mostly headed towards electronic stuff like The Young Gods (one of my favourite bands), Alva Noto, Ancient Methods, Ben Frost, Burial, Holy Other, Maya Jane Coles, Lulu Rouge, Massive Attack and so on.  And in between there’s also a lot of different stuff like Anatomy of Habit, Wovenhand, Get Your Gun, Tricky, Cubanate etc etc etc. s
Well, this is quite a long list now , haha. Shortly – I’m mostly into metal, industrial, darker country, techno, house, ambient, drone, darker drum’n’bass and noise.

12.How would you describe the metal scene in your home country of Estonia?
It’s alive and kicking. There was some metalcore craze going on some years ago, but that seems to be mostly forgotten now. Most notable metal-bands here are probably the pagan-metal band Tharaphita, folk-metal quartet Metsatöll, death metal group Aghor, industrial-metal band Pedigree and of course my previous band Talbot, the duo of doom.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
Cars. Then cars. And then cars.  I’m all out into kustom kulture, hotrods, kustoms, early lowriders, vans, etc. Some original classics too but I enjoy ‘em more with some amount of modifications. Basically more or less anything that’s pre-’90 and can be considered at least a “young classic”.

I like cats too.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
All the best to everyone and hopefully meet you at the show somewhere in the future.

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Malauriu/Eternu Duluri/2015 Split EP Review

lundi 2 février 2015 à 11:07

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Italy's  Malauriu  and  Eternu  Duluri  which  was  self  released  in  2015  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Malauriu  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  drum  beats  and  ritualistic  sounding  bells  and  winds  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  that  also  have  a  hateful  edge  to  them  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  slight  thrash  influence  at  times  and  the  last  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Latin  and  cover  cover  death,  human  and  misery.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Malauriu  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Putrefazione".

    Next up  is  Eternu  Duluri  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  before  slowing  down  a  bit  and  adding  in  small  amounts  of  melody  and  it  also  gives  the  music  a  depressive  feeling  at  times  and  the  2  later  tracks  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  bass  guitar  having  a  very  powerful  sound  and  the  last  track  also  adds  in  some  atmospheric  elements,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Eternu  Duluri  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  and  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Viti  Spizzati".  8  out  of  10.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  the  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  genres.  8  out  of  10.

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True Love/25 Years Of Isolation/2015 Demo Review

lundi 2 février 2015 à 06:47

  True  Love  are  a  band  from  North  America  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  demo  "25  Years  Of  Isolation".

  Rain  and  thunder  sounds  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  spoken  word  and  laughter  samples  which  also  have  a  demonic  atmosphere  to  them  at  times  as  well  as  being  used  later  on  during the  recording  on  some  songs  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  direction   which  also  shows  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  grim  yet  high  pitched  screams  and  a  good  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  You  can  hear  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  throughout  the  recording  along  with  some  melodies  that  gives  the  music  more  of  a  modern  and  American  black  metal  feeling  while  the  whispers  when  they  are  utilized  gives  the  music  more  of  an  evil  atmosphere  and  they  also  do  a  cover  of  Darkthrone's  "Quintessence"  before  closing  the  demo  with  one  of  their  original  tracks.

  True  Love  plays  a  style  of black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  heavy  sounding  and  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  second  and  third  wave  influences  to  create  their  own  style,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  True  Love  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Final  Drought"  and  "Evasion".  8  out  of  10.



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Mystic Rites/Grin As The Jewell Kingdom Falls/2014 EP Review

lundi 2 février 2015 à 06:06

  Mystic  Rites  are  a  solo  project  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2014  ep  "Grin  As  The  Jewell  Kingdom  Falls".

  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  distorted  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  some  grim  screams  which  also  bring  in  spoken  word  parts  at  times  kicking  in  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  leads  up  to  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  sound  and  after  the intro  the  more  black  metal  side  starts  to  kick  in.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  atmospheric  elements  and  dark  sounding  melodies  while  the  faster  sections  bring  in  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  utilizing  blast  beats  and  the  solos  and  leads  that  are  utilized  are  very  melodic  yet  chaotic  sounding  while  some  parts  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  growls  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  at  times.

  Mystic  Rites  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  this  is  dark,  dark,  raw  and  occult  sounding  while  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  to  create  a  very  grim  and  heavy  recording.  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Blasphemous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mystic  Rites  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "With  Sword,   Fire  and  Satan's  Iron  Fist"  and  "Praise  be  Armageddon".  8  out  of  10.     

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Agos/Irkalla Transcendence/III Damnation Productions/2015 EP Review

samedi 31 janvier 2015 à 05:38

  Agos  are  a  duo  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Irkalla  Transcendence"  which  was  released  by  III  Damnation  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  death  metal  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  mixture  of  both  grim  growls  and  black  metal  screams  and  a  few  seconds  later  morbid  sounding  melodies  are  added  into  the  music  and  the  solos  and  leads  that  are  utilized  display  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  to  speed  up  a  bit.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  elements  of  early  90's  occult  black  metal  being  mixed  in  with  old  school  death  metal  elements  but  done  with  a  production  that  gives  the  music  more  of  an  up  to  date  feeling  and  all  3  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  sticks  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  while  there  are  some  fast  riffs  and  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  ep  closes  with  female  vocals  that  are  all  melodic  and  ritualistic  chants.

  Agos  takes  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  and  adds  in  some  of  the  heavier  side  of  old  school  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sound s very  dark,  powerful  and  heavy  sounding  while  the  lyrics  cover  Sumerian  Civilization,  Mythology,  Occultism,  Gnosis  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Agos  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark,  heavy  and  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Akkadian  Cenotaph".  8  out  of  10. 

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