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Woman Is The Earth/This Place That Contains My Spirit/2012 EP Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2013 à 03:55

  Woman  Is  The  Earth  are  a  band  from  South  Dakota  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  cascadian  influenced  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  ep  "This  Place  that  Contains  My  Spirit".

  "This  Place  Which  Contains  My  Spirit"  which  is  the  first  song  on  the  ep  as  well  as  title  track  opens  up  with  dark  atmospheric  synths  and  a  few  seconds  alter  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  kick  in  as  well  as  some  grim  sounding  deep  screams  and  growls  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  after  a  few  minutes  the  synths  return  along  with  some  clean  playing  before  getting  heavy  again  as  well  as  bringing  in  fast  parts  and  blast  beats  and  the  song  closes  with  synths.

  "Bird  Song"  begins  with  fast  and  heavy  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  screams  start  to  kick  in  and  after  awhile  you  can  hear  synths  in  the  background  which  also  takes  the  music into  a  more  atmospheric  direction  as  well  as  adding  in  slower  riffing  and  towards  the  end  the  music  returns  to  a  faster  direction  ans  then  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "Sage  Moon"  starts  up  with  atmospheric  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  later  drums  kick  in  and  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  and  after  awhile  blast  beats  and  black  metal  screams  kick  in  and  as  the  song  moves  on  the  guitar  riffing  gets  more  melodic  as  well  as  going  into  a  slower  direction  along  with  some  guitar  solos  and  leads

 "Glow  Beyond  The  Ridgeline"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  ep  kicks  in  with  melodic  clean  guitar  playing  and  drums  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  atmospheric  synths  come  into  the  song  before  going  into  a  fast  black  metal  direction  with  the  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  from  the  drums  along  with  some  grim  vocals  shortly  after  that  and  then  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  time  goes  on  by  the  guitar  riffing  gets  more  melodic,  halfway  through  the  song  synths  take  over  and  take  the  music  into  a  more  ambient  direction  and  stays  in  that  direction  until  the  end  of  the  song.

  Song  lyrics  cover  spirituality  and  nature  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  with  the  bass  guitars  being  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  as  well  as  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Woman  Is  the  Earth  are  a  very  great  sounding  cascadian  influenced  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "This  Place  Which  Contains  My  Spirit"  and  "Sage  Moon".  RECOMMENDED  BUY. 

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Conrad/Oseaan Kroniek/2010 Demo Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2013 à 02:07

  Conrad  are  a  1  man  band  from  Barbados  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2010  demo  "Oseaan  Kroniek".

  "Oseaan  Kroniek"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  demo  as  well  as  title  track  opens  up  with  nature  sounds  and  synths  as  well  as  serving  as  an  intro  for  the  demo.

  "Ocean  Chronicle"  begins  with dark  sounding  synths  and  bass  guitars  and  a  few  seconds  later  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs,  drum  programming  and  deep  grim  black  metal  screams  kick  in  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  a  mid  paced  direction  before  the  synths  take  over  and  a  brief  spoken  word  part  gets  added  in  which  also  leads  to the  music  getting  heavy  again.

  "The  Vehemance  of  Neptune"  kicks  in  with  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  drum  beats  before  adding  in  epic  sounding  synths  which  also  leads  to  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  later  black  metal  vocals  kick  in  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  gutiar  leads  and  programmed  blast  beats.

  "Queen  Anne's  Revenge(...And  The  Bonnet  Militia)  starts  up  with  old  school  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drum   programming  and  vocals  before  adding  in  synths  and  speeding  up  a  bit  along  with  a   few  seconds  of  guitar  leads.

  "Oracles  Of  Olokun"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  demo  begins  with  nature  and  thunder  sounds  along  with  some  synths  and  serves  as  an  outro  for  the  demo.

  Song  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Carribean  Magick,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  dark  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are present  on  the  demo.

  In  my  opinion  Conrad  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  occult  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ocean  Chronicle"  and  "The  Vehemance  of  Neptune".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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Negativvm Interview

samedi 23 novembre 2013 à 22:55
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are NEGATIVVM from Bielefeld, Germany and play Black Metal. We released two full-length albums called "Tronie" and "HVNGERKVNST", as well as a little live-recording. Everything we record is for free. Fuck business.
2.How would you describe the musical sound that is present on the recordings?
Also we are often associated with current developments in Black Metal because of our politics, we try not to jump on the bandwagon of Post-, Atmospheric-, Artsy-Fartsy-Bla-Bla and keep things DARKTHRONE "Plaguewielder" to "Sardonic Wrath" era. With German lyrics and a twist that comes from our different musical backgrounds, styles and abilities.
3.Can you tell us a little bit more about your song lyrics?
We seldomly write anything with meaning or message. Things rush through our heads, push us over edges or kick us in the balls. We put these in abstract and old-timey vocabulary. People feel uncomfortable.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Negativvm?
Negativity in CAPITALS.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We have played some great shows and some meh ones in the past, like most bands I guess. I liked the show at Noctura Festival which we recorded and also enjoyed supporting ALTAR OF PLAGUES and MONARCH.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Touring is always great, but people don't seem to fancy us visiting their cities that much at the time. In addition we have families, jobs and other bands, so it's a real challenge to keep our live presence running.
7.On the live album you did an Ulver cover, what was the decision behind during a cover version of one of their songs?
"Nattens Madrigal" is one of the best Black Metal albums of all time and we felt the need to dedicate us to one of its most thrilling songs.
8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We are negotiating with a label about the release of our past albums and maybe a third one in the future, but nothing seems fixed yet. We really hope things work out the way we intend and people will get their hands on physical copies of our records.
9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
For "Tronie" we received a surprising lot of press attention and little feedback from people. With "HVNGERKVNST" it's kinda vice-versa, all the way with lots of facebook-likes, bandcamp-purchases and all that stuff on one hand, and zero press attention on the other.
10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I just listened to some demo recordings of upcoming material and don't think that things will change that much with a new record. Our sound will basically stay the same with thick, monotonous guitars, hypnotic melody, primitive drumming and sore-throat vocals. Just much better.
11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
NEGATIVVM is influenced by stuff like DARKTHRONE, old ULVER, first DODHEIMSGARD in the first place. Black Metal isn't necessarily our main focus when it comes to music to listen to at home though.
12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
We are a bunch of boring nerds.
13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
No. Thank you and take care.

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Gethsemane/Self Titled/Kimchi Kills Records/2013 Demo Review

samedi 23 novembre 2013 à 08:14

  Gethsemane  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2013  demo  which  was  released  by  Kimchi  Kills  Records.

  "I'  which  is  the  first  track  on  the  demo  begins  with  distorted  sounds  and  acoustic  guitars  and  a  few  seconds  later  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  fast  and  raw  black  metal  guitar  riffs  kick  in  along  with  some  vocals  that  are  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  but  have  a  grim  feeling  to  them  and  after  awhile  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  coming  into  the  song  which  also  leads  to  the  music  going  into  a  slower  direction  along  with  some  whispers.

  "II"  begins  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  grim  screams  and  the  music  sticks  to  mostly  a  fast  direction  but  does  slow  down  towards  the  end  and  closes  with  a  spoken  word  part.

  "III"  which  is  the  last  song  on  the  demo  starts  up  with  slow  and  distorted  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  leads  along  with  some  drums  and  you  can  hear  talking  in  the  background  and  then  the  music  speeds  up  and  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  blast  beats  and  weird  sounding  vocals.

  Song  lyrics  are  based  on  the  writings  of  Simon  Vestdijk,  while  the  production  has  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Gethsemane  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "II".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

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Puna Terrori/Demo 2013 Review

samedi 23 novembre 2013 à 07:37

  Puna  Terrori  are  a  1  man  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  noisy  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2013  demo.

  "Empires  In  Ruin"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  demo  opens  up  with  spoken  word  parts  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  sounding  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  along  with  some  old  school  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  the  song  sticks  to  a  mid  paced  direction.

  "Under  The  Sign  Of  The  Star"  begins  with  drum  beats,  high  pitched  screams  and  fast,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  after  awhile  the  music  slows  down  for  a  bit  and  adds  dark  and  epic  sounding  synths  into  the  song  before  returning  to  a  more  fast  and  heavy  direction  while  also  keeping  around  the  synths  in  certain  parts.

  "The  Path  To  Our  Destiny"  kicks  in  with  slow,  and  distorted  guitar  riffs  before  adding  in  screams  and  drums  with  the  music  going  for  an  old  school  black  metal  sound  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  sloppy  sounding  melodies  and  towards  the  end  guitar  leads  and  blast  beats  are  utilized.

  "Kristittyjen  Viimeinen  Yo"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  demo  starts  up  with  spoken  word  samples  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  black  metal  screams  and  the  song  goes  into  a  more  old  school  direction  as  well  as  mixing  in  fast  and  raw  guitar  riffing  along  with  blast  beats  in  certain  parts  of  the  song.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  Finnish  and  cover  anti-revisionist  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  old  school,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Puna  Terrori  are  a  very  great  sounding  noisy  and  raw  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Empires  In  Ruin"  and  "The  Path  To  Our  Destiny".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.      

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