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Morbid Slaughter Interview

mercredi 14 mai 2014 à 22:14

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new ep?

Hello, Here Envenom. Well, after the recording of “WICCA” we were practicing for our show with Mortuary Drape. It was something special for us, after one year and half we return to the stage, was our 3rd show. Now we are waiting for the release day.  

2.You have a new ep coming out at the end of May, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical sound of the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Yes, of course.  In fact, Wicca is a song from 2011. I composed this song with other four. I mean, many songs of the band are composed; I have a Full length completely written. Changes, I think that we will change more with time, you know,  MORBID SLAUGHTER starts when I was a boy recently out of the high school. Time passes, and in those year things happen. Wicca is not about criminals, murder or things like that. It's spiritual, you know, the lyrics changed a lot. That not means I will not play the old songs again. I mean, the songs for the Full length are older than Wicca. I need to show those old songs, is part of MORBID SLAUGHTER, from the years of wrath to the beginning of the transcendence of the soul. The other song is "Nightly Breath of God", this one is more of this times, of my spiritual art, is a trance facing the unknown.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

When I start MORBID SLAUGHTER, I was 16. I start writing Black Rock Punk songs (these were recorded for our second demo). I was in the horror movies and my teenage vehemence. I start alone without support of no one. I write about death, murders, horror. I always searched to know about trances and the spiritual transcendence, the unknown was always there. The first demo tape was a completely a nightly dream. You know, for that I have a special affection to it. In this time I can say that the lyrics topics (talking from the beginning to these times) are about: Horror, Death and the occultist magic of the unknown

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Morbid Slaughter'?

Like adjective, Morbid means, a taste for the cruelty, the taboo, things against the moral. Slaughter, also can mean "Sacrifice". So, you have to use your Illusion, right there. If you don't want to seek a mean beyond the words, you can say: Oh yeah! You are about death and blood. That's true, but there is something more there, and you can say: It represent the sacrifice of the taboos, the liberation of the forbidden tastes, a beast that we use like a bridge between our terrenal life and our divine curse with the unknown, free will... I chose to call it: MORBID SLAUGHTER

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We only played three times in all these years. The first and second were horrible to me, problems with sound or things like that. People always react really well with us, but I was not satisfied. In the third concert we were opening the Mortuary Drape's show. I was really excited; we sound really well and it was the first time that we present ourselves like a four band. Always was about a reckless dance with the madness, you know, Rock n roll, the voodoo rhythm of the night. I remember the guy in the cabin said to us: When the lights come on, start. Lights on and we start with a violent ecstasy.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yes, there are two gigs in some cities of our country. More gigs will come in the future, but until now, just two are the ones we know.

7.On past releases you have done Sodom and Bathory covers, what was the decision behind doing your own versions of these classic songs?

Nothing special. We were young, I listen (until these days) a lot of Bathory. And well, the cover of Sodom was good for us; I remember that I cut the final part of the song. These songs are from the Demo-Rehearsal 2010. I hate that demo. But it was fine to submit the band.

8.A few months back Putrid Cult released all your demos on a compilation, where you satisfied with the final product?

Yes, we are. Was something special for Europe, i mean, we have no many contact with people there by things like the expensive shipping. So, I think the compilation was good to let it know to Europe about us.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and thrash metal?

They said to us good comments about our music. We are glad with all the comments.

10. What is going on with the other musical projects these days that some of the band members are involved with?

Well, Aggressive Tyrant has Profaner, they have a 7'' EP waiting for this year; Necrophiliac Sodomizer has Evil Spectrum, they have a 7'' EP waiting, too; Ripping corpse has Sexorcist, I don't know too much about they, what they go to release or things like that.

 I have my own project, i mean, isn't metal – It’s Punk Rock, but it's something really strange, you know, another kind of trance, it's about the sound of the unknown at the heart of the night.

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

If things going well maybe you will hear first a Mini-album or maybe the Full length. I don't know, we need to hear offers and talk because we ask for artistic freedom. I see Morbid Slaughter like art, always looking for reach the beyond the limits, you know, of course, we always will be a rock band, a metal band - whatever! but I when I compose a song I don't think or care about "YEAH THIS SOUNDS REALLY OLD SCHOOL BLA BLA BLA OR YEAH THIS IS HOW IT MUST TO BE METAL AARRGH" That isn't me. Morbid Slaughter is an artistic way to express darkness.

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?

Bathory is the biggest influence in us (As a band). But, that was in the beginning, now we know our sound, I know the Morbid Slaughter's sound, and is not about be underground or old school or things like that, It's about be Morbid Slaughter.

Nowadays I still listen Bathory, Dissection, Watain, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and bands like In Solitude, The Tower, No future, Tribulation or another bands from a different scene of a metalhead or banger.

13. How would you describe your views on Occultism?

The Occultism is something very personal in own person. I mean, the shapes that I have from my childhood took form, the exploration was always a personal desire. I saw these devils in music; the inspiration, to wander in an inner exploration. Does it have an important place in Morbid Slaughter? Yes, it does. Does it mean that we or I think that I’m a soldier of hell, 666, so fucking evil blablabla? No, it doesn't. I have my own life, but the spirit always is there, in a connection with a path where you walk.

14.What are some of your non musical interests?

Deserts, catacombs, Jungle; books, paints, movies, photography or many kinds of arts.

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

Break on through to the other side

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Morbid Slaughter/Wicca/Boris Records/2014 7 Inch Review

lundi 12 mai 2014 à 03:10

  Morbid  Slaughter  are  a  band  from  Peru  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black/thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  7  Inch  "Wicca"  which  will  be  released  by  Boris  Records.

  A  very  raw  and  old  school  blackened  thrash  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  and  evil  sounding  black  metal  vocals/screams  and  the music  sticks  to  mostly  a  mid  paced  direction  for  a  little  while  before  speeding  up  a  bit  and  adding  in  more  raw  sounding  guitars  and  the  old  guitars  sound  like  they  are  lifted  off  an  underground  80's  black  or  thrash  metal  record.

  As  for  the  second  track  it  has  more  thrash  elements  than  the  first  song  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  remain  true  to  black  metal  which  is  also  added  into  the  rawer  sections  of  the guitars  and  the  lead  guitars  remind  of  'Bonded  By  Blood'  era  Exodus..

  Morbid  Slaughter  combine  both  first  and  second  wave  black  metal  together  in  a  very  primitive  and  raw  fashion  as  well  as  adding  a  great  amount  of  thrash  and  punk  influences  into  their  musical  sound,  the production  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding  while  the  lyrics  cover  witchcraft,  occultism  and  anti  christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Morbid  Slaughter  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black/thrash  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  7  inch.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Wicca".  8/5  out  of  10.     

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Abandoned By Light/On Broken And Rotted Dreams, Suicide Took Flight/Senseless Life Records/2014 Full Length Review

dimanche 11 mai 2014 à 11:55

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from   Abandoned  By  Light   which  continues  his  raw  approach  to  depressive  black  metal  with  the  album  being  released  by  Senseless  Life  Records  in  the  year  of  2014  and  called  "On Broken And Rotted Dreams, Suicide Took Flight".

  Thunder  and  rain  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  suicide  and  depressive  cries  and  screams  and  after  the  intro  clean  playing  starts  to  become  a  powerful  presence  on  the  recording  as  well  as  some  slow,  dark  and  heavy  riffing  which  also  leads  up  to  some  grim  screams  and  a  more  depressive  black  metal  direction.

  Melodies  on  the  album  have  a  very  distorted  and  sloppy  sounding  feeling  to  them  which  are  also  close  to  doom  metal  at times  and  as  time  goes  on  the  guitars  start  having  a  more  upbeat  sound  to  them  and  the  music  starts  to  have  a  more  raw  feeling  when  fast  parts  start  making  their  way  into  the  tracks  along  with  a  small  amount  of  death  metal  growls.

  A  good  portion  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  while  the  music  does  not  have  a  great  amount  of  talent  there  still  is  a  good  amount  of  diversity  presented  on  the  album  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  ambient  sounds  when  synths  are  utilized  and  there  are  also  some  hateful,  violent  and  depressive spoken  word  samples  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  the  last  song  is  a  Nocturnal  Depression  cover  tune.

  This  is  a  very  better  sounding  recording  from  Abandoned  By  Light  while  it  still  has  what  i  would  call  an  amateur  depressive  black  metal  sound,  the  production  is  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  suicidal  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  decent  sounding  album  from  Abandoned  By  Light  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Live.Hate.Die.Repent"  "Frost  At  A  Funeral"  "Life  Is  A  String  Of  Winds"  and  "Misanthropic  Black  Metal  Noise".  7/9  out  of  10.


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Abandoned By Light/This Is Where It Ends/Senseless Life Records/2014 Full Length Review

dimanche 11 mai 2014 à 10:27

  Abandoned  By  Light  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  album  "This  Is  Where  it  Ends"  which  was  released  by Senseless  Life  Records.

  Rain  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  humans  in  torture  which  leads  up  to  a  very  slow  and  raw  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  grim  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  music  sounds  raw  enough  to  the  point  where  you  can  hear  the  guitar  picks  and  the  amp  sounds  like  it  is  one  of  the  cheaper  products.

  Deep  growls  are  added  into  the  music  at  times  and  after  awhile  clean  playing  as  well  as  some  acoustic  guitars  and  melodic  singing  become  a  part  of  the  album  while  still  sticking  to  a  raw  and  heavier  direction  and  after  awhile  spoken  word  samples  find  their  way  into  the  music  and  once you  get  a  little  more  into  the  tracks  you  can  hear  some  melody  in  the  guitars  while  it  is  done in  a  more  sloppy  manner.

  When  whispers  are  utilized  the  music  starts  having  a  more  grim  feeling  to  it  and  the  music  also  starts  getting  faster  on  some  of  the  other  tracks  while  lacking  the  power  of  better equipment  which  would  make  the  music  sound  better  and  the  last  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

   Abandoned  By  Light   are  probably  one  of  the  most  unprofessional  depressive  black  metal  projects  I  have  heard  while  the  music  still  is  enjoyable  and  different  at  the  same  time,  the  production  is  very  raw,  amateur  and  garage  like  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion   Abandoned  By  Light   are  a  very  decent  sounding  raw  and  depressive  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Under  the  Black  Sky...Alone"  "Cages  of  Regret"  and  "Empty  Cries  Of  Isolation".  7/5  out  of  10.


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Tuhonsiemen/Temppeli/Senseless Life Records/2014 EP Review

dimanche 11 mai 2014 à 08:42

  Tuhonsiemen  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and this  is  a  review of  their  2014  ep  "Temppeli"  which  was  released  by  Senseless  Life  Records.

  A  very  slow,  dark  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  adding  in  grim  black  metal  vocals  and  the  music  starts  getting  a  little bit  more  heavier  along  with  a  more  depressive  feeling  along  with  some  more  fast  and  raw  old  school  elements  being  thrown  into  the  music  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  On  some  of  the  tracks  small  amounts  of  clean  playing  and  blast  beats  become  a  part  of  the  music  which  is  mostly  focused  on  a  more  old  school  and  raw  Finnish  sound  which  also  is  more  in  a  slow  or  mid  paced  direction  with  the  melody  having  an  evil  edge  to  them  which  is  also  very  close  to  doom  metal  and  the  bass  guitars  are  also  very  powerful  sounding  at  times.

  You  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  chaos  being  invoked  when  the  band  brings  in  fast  songs  as  well  as  adding  in  more  primal  and  raw  elements  into  their  musical  sound  and  the  last  tack  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  using  acoustic  guitars  in  the  beginning  before  going  into  a  more  dark,  melodic,  heavy  and  raw  direction.

  Tuhonsiemen  continue  the  tradition  of  raw  and  old  school  Finnish  black  metal  with  their  sound  while  also  having  its  melodic  moments,  the  production  is  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  sounding having  a  sound  that  is  more  closer  to  a  90's  demo  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tuhonsiemen  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Kylvaja"  and  "Temppeli".  8  out  of  10.


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