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Whore Of Babylon/Chapter 1: Devotion, Adoration, Invocation/Akashic Envoy Records/2019 Demo Review

samedi 16 mars 2019 à 21:08

  Whore  Of  Babylon  are  a  solo  project  from  Australia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  raw,dissonant  black  metal,  ritualistic  dark  ambient  and  harsh  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  demo  "Chapter  1:  Devoation,  Adoration,  Invocation" which  was  released  by  Akashic  Envoy  Records.

  Dark  sounding  style  synths  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  atmospheric  and  ritualistic  sounding  drones  also  being  utilized  at  times.  On  the  second  track  the  music  goes  into  a  very  direction  while  also  introducing  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  some  dissonant  structures  and  they  also  keep  the  dark  ambient  elements  of  the  first  track.

  Guitar  solos  and  leads  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.   A  touch  of  doom/death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  slower  riffing  while  elements  of  harsh  noise  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music,  whispers  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.

  Whore  Of  Babylon  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  raw,  dissonant  black  metal,  ritualistic  dark  ambient  and  harsh  noise  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own,  the production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Hekate  the  goddess  of  witchcraft  and  magick,  and  the  arcane  knowledge  of  the  Hermetica  attributed  to  Hermes  Trismegistus  and  the  Clavicula  Salomonis.

  In  my  opinion  Whore  Of  Babylon  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  raw,  dissonant  black  metal,  ritualistic  dark  ambient  and  harsh  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Saba-Azhaka"  and  "Nchaund-Zel".  8  out  of  10. 

https://whoreofbabylon666.bandcamp.com/album/chapter-i-devotion-adoration-invocation



    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/whore-of-babylonchapter-1-devotion.html


Murg/Stravan/Nordvis Produktion/2019 CD Review

samedi 16 mars 2019 à 19:52

  Murg  are  a  duo  from  Sweden  that  has  had  an  album  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Stravan"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Nordvis  Produktion.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  the  heavier  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  using  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style,  Clean  playing  also  makes  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  At  times  the  music  also  brings  in  a  more  modern  and  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  long  and   epic  in  length.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  misanthropy  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Murg  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Stravan"  "Korpen"  and  "Stjarnan".  8 out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/murgofficial
www.murg.bandcamp.com    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/murgstravannordvis-produktion2019-cd.html


Angra Demana/Triptych Of Decay/2019 EP Review

samedi 16 mars 2019 à 04:04

  Angra  Demana  are  a  band  originally  from  Iran  but  now  resides  in  Austria  and  plays  a  very  aggressive  form  of  ambient  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep  "Triptych  of  Decay".

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  aggressive  yet  grim  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  Most  of  the  tracks a re  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  raw,  chaotic  and  old  school  style  as  well  as  having  their  melodic  moments.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  and  ambient  style  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  at  times  the  vocals  have  an  almost  melodic  vibe  to  them.

  Angra  Demana  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  aggressive  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  ambient  into  some  parts  of  their  music  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  insanity,  misanthropic  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Angra  Demana  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive  ambient  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Extinction".  8  out  of  10.

 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/angra-demanatriptych-of-decay2019-ep.html


Decoherence/Self Titled/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2019 EP Review

samedi 16 mars 2019 à 03:09

  Decoherence  are  a  musical  project  from  the  united  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  haunting  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  ep  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats. Vocals  are  mostly  deep  yet  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  song  is  divided  into  2  different  chapters  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences.

  On  the  second  part  of  the  ep  the  music  also  starts  adding  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  some  of  the  faster  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  repetitive  riffing  to  create  a  very  dark  trance  like  atmosphere  and  dark  and  dissonant  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  underneath  the  chaos  and  towards  the  end  a  brief  use  of  clean  guitars  can  also  be  heard.

  Decoherence  plays  a  style  of  black  emtal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  haunting  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  uncharted  and  alien  words  of  inhuman  origin.

  In  my  opinion  Decoherence  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  and  haunting  black  metal  musical  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  8  out  of  10   

https://sentientruin.bandcamp.com/album/decoherence?utm_source=ALL&utm_campaign=311b6e9c47-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_10_11_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a66b1d175e-311b6e9c47-512536657

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/decoherenceself-titledsentient-ruin.html


Ancient Winter Interview

samedi 16 mars 2019 à 02:15
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
The Ancient Winter project was born in mid-2017. After various militancy in extreme local groups in my city, the will to put my ideas on Black metal into music was born. I follow it from as far back as the 90's and I admire its variety and capacity to adapt perfectly to the style of those who play by giving them an infinite number of colors available.

Let's say that Ancient Winter aims to create a fairly dynamic black metal without falling into the boring,and as far as possible modern, double-edged weapon of the latest productions of the genre of which I mostly disapprove directions.

2.So far you have released one album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
2) Si.Be the musical style that I tried to recall with the recording is certainly of a primordial black metal with a pinch of attention to create an industrial style martial setting. I certainly think we can already hear from the intro the propensity to create tension with the use of low-fi sounds, but of effect, with the use of adequate compositions.

3.A lot of your lyrics cover old stories from your home town of 'Mantova', can you tell us a little bit more about it?
3) Be my city was a source of inspiration in the text in Italian "Agnese" which speaks precisely of the famous Gonzaga family who ruled Mantua for a long time. Agnese Visconti after marrying Francesco Gonzaga at the time 1380 Lord of Mantua was beheaded in the square on charges of adultery with the alleged lover.

They were buried in the well-known Piazza Pallone where there is also a plaque. In short, a fairly indicative story of the times where political intrigues could already be found, which seem to have influenced the event. However today my city is very quiet, even today too much!!! AHAHA so don't be afraid to visit it if you do.

4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?
4) I have tried to talk about the feelings that the man lives the most in contact with society and with false and unimportant people who unfortunately have apparently the obligation to meet in this earthly life. parentheses on the relationship with life and how much we must resist against the baseness of the values given by the modern mediocrity that inevitably tries to weaken you. A hymn against modernity understood as the one that fucks you.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ancient Winter'?
5) The meaning and inspiration deriving from the name Ancient Winter is the call to ice, the cold, the fog, the solitude that are elements that in my music I try to recall.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
6) The artwork you find on the cover is a photo I took in winter in 2016 on the lake of my city. Very suggestive, I decided to insert it on the cover also because it was totally disconnected from the birth of the disc, and therefore very spontaneous. On the back of the CD, instead, there is an image that portrays the suggestive entrance of the eagles to the parks of Palazzo Te di Mantova.

7.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
7)In this project I deliberately wanted to record everything from I only used Tritto who wrote the lyrics in Italian, which was mentioned in the production of the disc.In the future I honestly thought of leaving the part of the vocal to someone else. I already have in mind who and I have had a lot of proposals tempting.This is to allow me more time and energy to only writing of the pieces. For what concerns battery and drawing up pieces I want to continue composing and recording without any other influence.

8.The album was released on 'Vl Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
8) Of course I really want to talk about it. As it is my label staff. I would like to say that I would also like to produce some bands. So if you have a band, come forward.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
9) Then, speaking of impressions, it seemed to me very positive, it is It was a good test and I believe the intentions of this work have been received to the fullest a well-known search engine without moving a finger, then evidently also had a response abroad. In Italy I found good responses also from other bands I had way of knowing and having a drink with me !! haha

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
10) In the future as a musician I see myself in my studio a composing music trying to convey what I feel and what I intend to communicate, always and in any verso.Ancient Winter will definitely be for a long time reading key that will grow more and more.

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?
11) Then I tell you that surely in terms of musical tastes I am very varied. I love death metal black metal music 90s which I think is still at the top today both at the level com-positional rather than brutal.
 Among the records to remember and that perhaps I just loved in all senses starting from production and composition certainly Anthems to the welkin at dusk, the album we say I would have wanted to write me AHAHAHA! In Italy, I would like to mention Aborym, Sadist, Von Hexe, Luce D'Inverno, A'Rèpit, among my favorite bands. The last three bands that are underground,deserve attention in my opinion.Then the first deicides and the 90's death and black I still love it and listen to it. I listen to ambient music and classical music in which I believe I still have much to explore today.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12) I have so many things to say but the first one is definitely thank you for your attention and the second is thank the people who support mine and other bands underground that still believe that playing Black Fucking Metal is not only a genre but also a lifestyle that goes against 360-degree patterns. Heil to Black Metal and long life to

Ancient Winter.

Cheers


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/ancient-winter-interview.html