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Emanation/Under Magnetic Sleep/Black Mass Records/2013 EP Review

samedi 21 décembre 2013 à 04:51

  Emanation  are  a  1  man  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2013  ep  "Under  Magnetic  Sleep"  which  was  released  by  Black  Mass  Records.

  "Under  Magnetic  Sleep"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  ep  as  well  as title  track  opens  up  with  noise  style  sounds  before  adding  in  heavy  distorted  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  atmospheric  elements  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  spoken  word  samples  are  added  into  the  music  which  also  leads  to  more  black  metal  elements  kicking  in.

  'Cryptograms  Of  Larvae  Desire"  begins  with  heavy  and  distorted  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  a  few  seconds  later  and  a  couple  of  minutes  later  spoken  word  samples  are  added  in  and  the  song  is  in  an  all  mid  paced  direction.

  "Quintessential  Ectenic  Psychode"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  ep  starts  up  with  dark  and  heavy  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  with  an  avant  garde  background  which  also  leads  up  to  some  drums  and  after  awhile  you  can  hear  elements  of  drone  in  the  music  along  with  some  guitar  leads  that  come  in  and  out  of  the  music.

  Song  themes  cover  Spirtism,  Metaphysics  and  Science,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Emanation  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Under  Magnetic  Sleep".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.     

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Barzakh Interview

mercredi 18 décembre 2013 à 09:18
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Yes and Hello... thank you for this interview session,  That happened to our band at the moment is  preparing new songs, lyrics that we will make an album for next year (2014),  and train our new additional drum in studio, sell merchandise to metal friends in our network who like the products we sell (T-shirt, Cd, Etc…) and for this time our personnel are :
Agni (Guitar/Vocal) & Getz (Bass).

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the newer music and also how does it differ from older material?
Which is clearly very different,  for me the times today everything about it  is very different.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the newer music explores?
Yes of course there is and it can not be separated.

4. The last full length was released in 2007, can you tell us a little bit more about the delay's that have been going on since then?
Yeahhhh  play in bands here is very complicated many of the problems that we have to go through the hard part is getting a sick drummer and vocalist. but we can not wait long after we discuss together and how good for this band future with all the internal problems in it the goodwill that until now we could work in the underground music and still alive for joint working with other bands.

5. Can you tell us a little bit more about the name 'Barzakh?
We take the name of a holy book  which means that the world of life after death.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
I am personally very tired with our show because for me it's just a show as a medium in which an event organizer will be invited if they are interested in our band but unfortunately a lot of stupid things done by the event organizer that makes us lazy to play on stage so we now just thinking how to make album , distribute and enjoy the work of our own album.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
No! We think right now is just to make an album for next year (2014).  Only my dream for my band that is able to meet you at a stage in there how could feel the difference in quality between the culture and atmosphere of your country and my country.

8. Currently you are unsigned  are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We are just looking for a good label certainly we find a lot of experience and know the system is in use after we do an employment agreement between the band and the label.  many of the labels are deceiving us in an agreement (Rip-Off) so for now we must carefully choose the label.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
Not the direction of the trend of the music market  just want the best in terms of sound than our previous album release.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
For now we are listening to the music genre : Atmospheric Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal, Avantgarde, Folk Metal such as : Frigoris, Dissection, Mayhem, Arcturus and  sometimes listen to music from Suffocation, Dream Theater, Sepultura to eliminate boredom in our lives.
For today I’m listening Slowly We Rot Volume. 4 Compilation from Romania.

11. How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?
We could not describe much of it for us the nature of life as Satanism is a much better choice of life and do not bother people who did not know of Satanism! Understand the concept of Occultism  many people use here (Indonesia)  such as traditional ceremonies traditional.

12. Are there any other metal bands from Indonesia  that you would recommend?
You can view on my network facebook page :

13. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
A lot of my time at work and with family, Getz must complete college.

14. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Yes thanks for your support (Review and Interview). Hails brother and stay Cult \m/
For update information about BARZAKH please view official network :

Note : answering by Agni Barzakh

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Obitus Vitae/Olfacit Mortis/Cimmerian Shade Recordings/2013 CD Review

mercredi 18 décembre 2013 à 06:58

   Obitus  Vitae  are  a  1  man  band  from  Spain  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  doom  and  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Olfacit  Mortis"  which  was  released  by  Cimmerian  Shade  Recordings.

  "Olfacit  Mortis"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  as  well  as  title  track  opens  up  with  slow,  dark  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  drums  and  a  minute  later  grim  black  metal  vocals  make  their  way  into  the  music  and  they  evolve  into  screams  when the  music  goes  more  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  as  well  as  having  synths  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  doom  metal style  melodies  start  to  kick  in  along  with  some  guitar  leads.

  "Mors  In  His  Palude"  begins  with  soft  sounding  synths  and  a  few  seconds  later  heavy  guitar  riffs  come  in  along  with  drums,  funeral  doom  elements  and  black  metal  vocals  which  leads  to  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  before  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  some  melody  in  the  music  which  also  leads  up  to  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Scaevus"  opens  up  with  dark  ambient  sounding  synths  along  with  some  drone  elements  and  the  music  is  an  all  instrumental  piece  with  no  elements  of  black  or  doom  metal  as  well  as  vocals  being  present.

  "Umbrae  Caeli"  starts  up  with  dark  and  atmospheric  sounding  synths  as  well  as  some  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  kick  in  as  well  as  the  music  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  being  utilized.    

  "Anima  Tenebrosa"  kicks  in  with  dark  sounding  ambient  synths  and  a  few  seconds  later  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  drums  and  grim  vocals  kick  in  as  well  as  some  blast beats  from  the  drums  as  well  as  alternating  between  slow  and  heavy  parts  while  alos  utilizing  experimental  elements  from  the  synths.

  "Abditorum"  comes  in  with  avant  garde  style  synths  and  the  song  is  a  more  dark  ambient  and  experimental  sounding  piece  and  there  are  no  elements  of  metal,  vocals  or  other  musical  instruments  present  on  the  song.

  "Misantropaie"  breaks  in  with  evil  sounding,  experimental  and  avant  garde  style  synths  and  a  few  seconds  later  funeral  doom  style  guitar  riffs  along  with  drums  kick  in  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  and  after  awhile  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  grim  black  metal  screams  start  to  kick  in  while  also  keeping  around  synths.

  "Advenere"  hits  it  off  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  from  the  drums  which  also  leads  up  to  grim  screams  and  after  awhile  the  music  slows  down  as  well  as  getting  more  melodic  and  adding  in  deep  growls  before  speeding  up  again  along  with  a  guitar  solos.

  "Mors  Insidit  Me"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  album  begins  with  dark  sounding  synths  as  well  as  utilizing  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  and   after  awhile  grim  black  metal  vocals  and  spoken  word  parts  are  added  in.
Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Latin  and  cover  occultism,  necromancy,  and  misanthropy,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Obitus  Vitae  are  a  very  great  sounding  black  metal  project  with  elements  of  doom  and  ambient  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album. R ECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Olfacit  Mortis"  "Anima  Tenebrosa"  and  "Misantropaie".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.      

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Cold Crypt/Bearing The Light/Cimmerian Shade Recordings/2013 CD Review

mercredi 18 décembre 2013 à 04:47

  Cold  Crypt  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  form  of  black  metal  mixed  with  dark  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2013  album  "Bearing  The  Light"  which  was  released  by Cimmerian  Shade  Recordings.

  "Astral  Death"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  avant  garde  dark  ambient  sounds  along  with  some  synths  and  a  few  seconds  later  programmed  drum  beats  and  spoken  word  parts  are  added  into the  music  which  also  leads  up  to  some  black  metal  being thrown  into  the  music  and  going  into  a  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  direction  as  well  as  bringing  in  high  pitched screams  which  also  leads  to  the  music  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  then  returning  back  to  a  more  ambient  direction while  also  still  mixing  in  the  black  metal  elements.

  "Seeking  the  Red"  begins  with  some  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drum  programming  and  grim  screams  as  well  as  slowing  down  for  a  few  seconds  before  returning  to  a  faster  direction.

  "44"  opens  up  with  ambient  noise  sounds  which  leads  to  some  avant  garde  synths  shortly  after  that  as  well  as  some  drones  and  the  music  is  all  instrumental  and  there  are  no  vocals  or  guitars  present  on  the  song.

  "Slaughtered  By  Gender"  starts  up  with  dark  ambient  drones  and  a  few  seconds  later  spoken  word  samples  are  added  into  the  music  before  adding  in  some  fast,  atmospheric  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  programmed  drums  and  grim s creams  as  well as  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  ambient  gets  mixed  in  with  black  metal.

  "Her  Plague  Is  Man"  kicks  in  with  clean  singing  female  vocals  that  turn  into  cries  and  screams  as  well  as  bringing  in  fast,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  drum  programming  as  well  as  some  deep  demonic  growls  and  then  the  music  slows  down  and  adds  in  dark  ambient  synths  as  well  as  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts  and  as  time  goes  on  by  there  are  some  noise  sounds  as  well  as  the  female  vocals  returning.

  "Fractured  Fears"  comes  in  with  dark  ambient  drones  which  also  have  elements  of  harsh  noise  along  with  synths  and  guitar  amp  sounds  and  a  few  seconds  alter  high  pitched  black  metal  and  noise  screams  are  added  into  the  music.and  as  time  goes  on  by  you  can  hear  spoken  word  samples  being  utilized  in  the  background.

  "Something  Empty"  breaks  in  with  spoken  word  samples  and  a  few  seconds  later  synths  kick  in  as  well  as  some  heavy  guitar riffs  that  mix  in  with  demonic  growls  and  black  metal  screams  and  the  song  closes  with  spoken  word  samples.

  "Madness  Through  The  Fire"  hits  it  off  with  harsh  noise  sounds  and  loops  and  a  few  seconds  atmospheric  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  depressive  screams  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  small  amounts  of  synths  and  the  song  closes  with  some  power  electronics.

  "Bearing  The  Light"  which  is  the  last  song  on  the  album  as  well  as  title  track  begins  with  dark  ambient  sounds  along  with  some  synths  a  few seconds  later  as  well  as  elements  of  noise  and  loops  shortly  after  that.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark,  occult  and  depressive  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Cold  Crypt  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  dark  ambient  and  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Astral  Death"  "Slaughtered  By  Gender"  and  ''Madness  Through  The  Fire".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.         

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Grue/Casualty Of The Psychic Wars/Eternal Death Records/2013 CD Review

mardi 17 décembre 2013 à 07:33

  Grue  are  a  1  man  band  from  Boston,  Massachusetts  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  i  would  describe  as  being  a  very  dark  and  raw  form  of  occult  black  emtal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2013  album  "Casualty  Of  The  Psychic  Wars"  which  was  released  by  Eternal  Death  Records.

  "Casualty Of The Psychic Wars"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  as  well  as  title  track  opens  up  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  as  well  as  some  drums  and  high  pitched  screams  and  then  the  music  slows  down  a  bit  and  adds  in  melody  as  well  as  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts  which  also  leads  to  blast  beats  coming  in  and  out.

  "Calling  Down  the  Stars"  begins  with  fast  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  from  the  drums  before  adding  in  some  mid  paced  sections  and  you  can  also  hear t he  bass  guitars  before  the  screams  kick  in  along  with  some  slower  sections  and  deep  growls  which  leads  to  the  music  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  before  getting  heavy  again.

  "Lament  of  the  Spheres"  opens  up  with  slow  and  dark  sounding  guitar  riffs  which  also  utilize  some  melody  as  well  as  some  drums  and  a  couple  of  minutes  later  avant  garde  sounds  and  acoustic  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  and  towards  the  end  tribal  style  drum  beats  become  a  part  of  the  music.

  "In  the  House  Of  Nemesis"  starts  up  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  guitar  riffing  and  a  couple  of  minutes  later  it  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  blast  beats  and  black  metal  screams  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  to  alternate  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "They  Who  Walk  Behind  The  Skies"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  album  begins  with  melodic  guitar  leads  and  a  minute  later  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  kick  in  as  well  as  some  clean  playing  which  leads  up  to  some  fast  and  raw  black  metal  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  from t he  drums  before  slowing  down  and  adding  in  grim  screams  and  then  the  song  starts  to  alternate  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

  Song  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  sound  along  with  some  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Grue  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dark,  melodic,  heavy  and  raw  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Casualty Of The Psychic Wars''  and  "In  the  House  Of  Nemesis".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.        


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