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Goatchrist/The Epic Tragedy Of The Cult Of Enlil/SixSixSix Music/2015 EP Review

mercredi 4 mars 2015 à 20:59

  Goatchrist  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic,  atmospheric  and  occult  form  of  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "The  Epic  Tragedy  Of  The  Cult  Of  Enlil"  which  was  released  by  SixSixSix  Music.

  A  gothic  horror  style  keyboard  starts  off  the  ep  and  brings  in  the  atmosphere  of  an  old  horror  movie  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  which  also  appear  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  as  well  and  drum  beats  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  grim  high  pitched  screams  and  blast  beats.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  mid  90's  influences  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  keyboards  returning  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  add  more  melody  in  the  songs  when  they  are  utilized  and  as  the  ep  progresses  more  growls  and  death  metal  influences  can  be  heard  at  times  while  the  keyboards  also  add  in  a  touch  of  psychedelia  and  mix  in  with  the  heavier  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  tracks  that  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Goatchrist  creates  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  on  this  recording  and  while  the  death  metal  influence  of  previous  recordings  is  still  there  in  some  parts  the  band  focuses  more  on  the  blackened  side  of  things  this  time  around,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  focus  more  on  Sumerian  Occultism  and  History.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  form  Goatchrist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of r aw,  melodic,  and  atmospheric  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Message  Blows  On  East  Sumerian  Winds"  and  "The  Great  Battle  At  The  Ruins  Of  Ninurta's  Temple".  8  out  of  10.  



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Burnt Offering/Madness/Narcoleptica Productions/2015 Demo Review

mercredi 4 mars 2015 à 04:49

  Burnt  Offering  are  a  band  with  members  from  Russia,  Ukraine  and  Kyrgyzstan  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  demo  "Madness"  which  was  released  in  February  by  Narcoleptica  Productions.

  Spoken word  samples  and  nature  sounds  start  off  the  demo  before  adding  in  a  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction  and  once  the  grim  screams  kick  in  the  music  starts  going  for  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that incorporates  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  90's  influences.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark  and  melodic  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts   while  a  later  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  the  band  closes  the  demo  with  an  instrumental  track which  also  brings  in  more  of  an  atmospheric,  tribal  and  ritualistic  sound.

  Burnt  Offering  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  while  also  having  a  very  dark  and  evil  atmosphere,  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  sound  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Satanism  and  Slavonic  Chthonic  Dieties.

  In  my  opinion  Burnt  Offering  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dog"  and  "Mkowb".  8  out  of  10.


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Anal Vomit/Peste Negra, Muerte Negra/Gates Of Hell Records/2015 CD Review

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 21:02

  Anal  Vomit  are  a  band  from  Peru  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Peste  Negra,  Muerte  Negra"  which  will  be  released  in  May.

  A  very  heavy  and  extreme  old  school  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  chaotic  guitar  leads  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  once  grim  screams  are  added  into  the  music  the  songs  start  adding  in  more  of  a  raw  South  American  black/death  metal  sound.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  thrash  influences  and  early  90's  extreme  metal  elements  as  well  as  going  back  to  the  more  evil  and  underground  days  of  black  and  death  metal.

  As  the  album  progresses  you  can  also  hear  clean  playing  being  utilized  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  some  songs  also  bring  in  an  early  bestial  and  war  metal  feeling  as  well  as  adding  growls  in  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  intro's  and  outro's  with  one  of  them  bringing  in  spoken  word  samples  while  the  main  focus  remains  on  a  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black/death  metal  and  some  of  the  alter  songs  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  add  a  small  amount  of  melody  onto  the  recording.

  Anal  Vomit  takes  the  most  raw  and  extreme  styles  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  combine  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy,  old  school  and  blasphemous  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Spanish  and  English  and  cover  Death,  Satanism,  Demons  and  Violent  Sex  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Anal  Vomit  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  the  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obsessive  Sexual  Slaughter"  "Vengenza  Obscura"  and  "A  Savage  Fornication".  8  out  of  10.       

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L.A.C.K Interview

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 19:57
 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Acheron – This project was already born in the late 2010 under the moniker of "Anti/Life".
Me and Kjiel ( Eyelessight,Sacrimoon ) decided to start a new musical project,which unfortunately has never caught on.
After several commitments with my current bands,in the late 2014 i've decided to resume all the work left,and start a new project with all the musical experience that I have gained over these years.
I've recorded with the same Kjiel and with the help of Maylord (Keyboards with Dark Haunters ) the first demo “Where everything's gone” ,released some days ago by Depressive Illusions Records in 66 copies.

2.Recently you have released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Acheron – Cold,angered and atmospherical black metal,with a lot of post rock/metal influences.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?

Acheron – I usually talk about past experiences,bad moments during my lifetime,but basically L.A.C.K. 's lyrics are based on mentally disturbed people,self-hatred,loneliness and about the fear of being abandoned.

4.You use the name 'Acheron' with this project and a few other bands, do you have an interest in Greek Mythology?

Acheron – Yeah,i like it. I'm not a real expert about,but I have always been fascinated by these legends and mythological tales.

5.I know that the band name is short for Life's Afflictions Can Kill', how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Acheron – All kind of problems can ruin a man.Those can tire you out,make you lose confidence in yourself and bring you to the end.
This is the meaning of this acronym,all the situations,alle the AFFLICTIONS,even the banal ones,could destroy you phisically or psychologically.

6.With this project you record everything by yourself, how would you compare working solo to working with a full band?

Acheron – From a certain point of view it fits better to work alone for me,cause I can decide how the entire work has to sound from the beginning,without too much trouble during the songwriting.
But don't get me wrong,I work well with a complete line up as well,You've just to find the right balance between those situations.

7.On the demo you did you a Nocturnal Depression cover, what was the decision behind during your own version of one of their songs?

Acheron – I'm huge fan of that French band,this one wants to be my personal tribute to those guys,whom are one of my main inspirations.

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

Acheron – I'm still at the beginning,but with this little work I did,I received several compliments from people from around the world.
Really glad for this,I hope that they will appreciate the next works too...

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a part off?

Acheron – Really good! I'm planning different releases and tour with my other projects,I'm really busy guy at the moment!

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

Acheron – Yeah,sure. I'm currently working on the first full lenght and other releases.
I will start the recording sessions in a couple of months with a new great line up.
You will get some news as soon as possible!

11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Acheron – There are a lot of bands that inspired me the most. At the moment I can quote you Austere,Angest Herre,Psychonaut 4,Eyelessight,Nocturnal Depression,Forgotten Tomb...
I listen a lot of bands and different kind of music nowadays,don't have specific playlist now...

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Acheron – Watching Animes and Movies,reading,football...

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

Acheron – Thanks a lot for this opportunity.
Please listen to L.A.C.K.,our first demo “Where everything's gone” has been released by Depressive Illusions Records days ago,hope you would appreciate my first work.
Thank you guys!

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Balmog/Necroangels Revelations/BlackSeed Productions/2015 EP Re-Issue Review

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 04:32

  Balmog  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2010  ep  "Necroangels  Revelations"  which  was  re-issued  in  2015  by  BlackSeed  productions.

  A  great  amount  of  distortion  and  reverb  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  black  metal  direction  that  is  also  very  raw  and  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  along  with  a  very  old  school  feeling  and  at  times  the  vocals  can  be  very  deep  almost  bordering  on  growls.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  even  more  of  a  dark  black  metal  style  to  the  bands  musical  style  and  at  times  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  Gregorian  chants  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  last  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  over  9  minutes  long..

  Bammog  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  evil  sounding  the  way  the  genre  is  meant  to  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  seem  to  have  a  concept  to  them  and  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Human  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Balmog  are   a  very  great  sounding  raw,  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Second  Revelation".  8/5  out  of  10.


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