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Necrolust/The Abyss/Art Inferna/2020 EP Review

mardi 6 octobre 2020 à 05:56

 


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Italy's  Necrolust  which shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  an  occult  black  metal  style and  the  ep  was  released  in  2020  by  Art  Inferna  and  called  "The  Abyss".


  Horror  movie  style  keyboards  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  a  few  seconds  later.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  programmed  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  demonic  growls  and  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  songs  are  in  the  two  and  a  half  minute  length.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  ritualistic  sounding  as  well  as  all  of  the  tracks  sounding  very  different  from  each  other  and  the  music  also  shows  an  influence  of   the  earlier  90's  style.


  On  this  recording  Necrolust  creates  more  of  an  old  school  yet  ritualistic  style  of occult  black  metal.  The   production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Voodoo,  Thelema  and  Necromancy  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from Necrolust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ritualistic  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Voodoo  Majestic"  and  "Necromancy".  8  out  of  10.


https://artinfera.bandcamp.com/album/the-abyss-ep 


  


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/necrolustthe-abyssart-inferna2020-ep.html


Necrolust/Advent Of New Evil/Art Inferna/2020 EP Review

mardi 6 octobre 2020 à 05:43

 


  Necrolust  are  a  band  from  Italy that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Advent  Of  new  Evil"  which  was  released  by  Art  Inferna.


  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  vocals  start out  with  more  of  a  semi  clean  style. When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  are  also  done  in  more  of  an  old  school  direction  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  programmed  blast  beats.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  when  they  are  utilized,  on  later  tracks  the  vocals  also  start  evolving  into  more  of  a  grim  style  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  brief  use  of  horror  movie  style  synths  can  also  be heard.


  On  this  recording  Necrolust  bring  in  more  of  a  different  vocal  style  to  their  old  school  approach  to  black  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Darkness  and  Evil  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Necrolust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nightmares  &  Succubi"   and  "Echoes  Of ADead  Scream".  8 out  of  10.



https://artinfera.bandcamp.com/album/advent-of-new-evil


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/necrolustadvent-of-new-evilart.html


Lament/Visions And A Giant Of Nebula/Casus Belli Musica/Beverina/2020 CD Review

lundi 5 octobre 2020 à 05:21

 


  Lament  are  a  band  from  Indonesia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  blackgaze  and  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Visions  And  A  Giant  Of  Nebula"  which  will  be  released  in  December  as  a  joint  effort  between  Casus  Belli  Musica  and  Deverina.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album along  with  some  clear  vocals  which  are  also  done  in  a  post  rock  style  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  The  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  shoegaze  elements  along  with  some  songs  also  bringing  acoustic  guitars  into  the  music  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  keyboards  onto  the  recording  and  one  of  the  later  songs  is  also  an  instrumental.


  Lament  plays  a  musical  style that  takes  post  black  metal  and  shoegaze  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  life,  despair  and  depression  themes.      

 

  In  my  opinion  Lament  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  blackgaze  and  post black  metal and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hellion"  and  "Visions  And  A  Giant  Of  Nebula". 8  out  of  10.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIHn--4votk

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/lamentvisions-and-giant-of-nebulacasus.html


Omegavortex/Black Abomination Spawn/Invictus Productions/2020 CD Review

lundi 5 octobre 2020 à 04:18


  Omegavortex  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Black  Abomination  Spawn" which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Invictus  Productions.

  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  heavy  and  fast  musical  direction  which  also  introduces  blast  beats  onto  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  elements.

  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  while  also  capturing  a  more  modern  day  aggression.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  old  school  yet  chaotic  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction  and  a  later  track  is  also  an  instrumental.

  On  this  recording  Omegavortex  remain  true  to  the  blackened  death  metal  style  that  they  had  established  on  their  previous  release.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Cosmic  Horror,  Death  and  Darkness  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Omegavortex  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal, you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cosmic  War  Maelstrom"  "Soul  Harvest"  and "B.A.S".  8  out  of  10.

http://soundcloud.com/invictusproductions/omegavortex-cosmic-horror-maelstrom/s-K4Jq84IKfsd 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/omegavortexblack-abomination.html


Viharukous Interview

lundi 5 octobre 2020 à 03:18

 


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

Viharukous is a raw black metal band formed in summer 2018 inspired by a really misanthropic hangover


2.So far you have released 3 demo's, musically how do they all differ from each other?

The first demo is 95% improvised and it's just pure hate. The second demo is more based on the traditional norwegian black metal.

The latest demo is the darkest one and the most personal for me.


3.Some of your lyrics cover satanic and anti Christianity themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

Darkness and especially the dark side of man has always fascinated me and so these kind of themes comes naturally when I write lyrics

and try to express myself.


4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

Our main lyrical themes are misanthropy and anti-life.


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

My friend Ydintuho Deathgiver came up with it. It fits us because it has hate in it and we hate everyone.


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new demo cover?

It's an evil version of the "Guardian Angel" painting. I was originally going to use "Ihana enkeli" by Kalervo Palsa but instead

I decided to make my own version and I'm really happy with the outcome. I think it fits really well with the music of the demo.


7.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

Actually the line up might expand into a three or four piece when we start to work on the next release.


8.On the new demo you also done a Ramones cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?

We both are Ramones fans and Havana Affair is one of the best Ramones songs and it's also fun to play.


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

We haven't been actively looking for a label but we are open to labels to release our music. So far there hasn't been much interest

from the labels other than Black Metal Spirit. They pressed "Sota elämää vastaan" on cassette.


10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?

The first two demos didn't receive much attention but this latest one has been received quite well. Friends of black metal

seem to like it.


11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

I feel like we are going to do an EP next. I think that full length demands that we get a label but I definitely want to see a Viharukous

LP some day! And I think that we could easily do enough material for a LP if we wanted.

I started to work on the new material when we finished the latest demo and I can say it will be lyrically more personal and musically

songs will be a little more complex and I would like to experience more with synth stuff. Can't say nothing for sure but this is

how I feel right now.


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?

Two bands that have influenced our music the most are Burzum and Satanic Warmaster. In general the 90's classic black metal and 2000's finnish

stuff are the best black metal music for me. Also the melancholy of Finnish schlager music (Tapio Rautavaara, Olavi Virta, Juha Vainio etc.)

has influenced  me a lot in my life in general and in my music. And of course I must mention thrash metal as we started with thrash metal before

Viharukous and there are still some thrash in Viharukous songs. Sodom and Slayer.


Lately I've been listening to Ramones, W.A.S.P., Megadeth, Lady Gaga, Type O Negative, Terveet kädet, t.A.T.u., Misþyrming and Charli XCX

to name a few. I recommend spotify user to check out "Viharukous Megapartymix".


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

Worship Gambina and fuck off!


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/viharukous-interview.html