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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.      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/puna-terroridemo-2013-review.html


Euphrasia/Demo 2013 Review

samedi 23 novembre 2013 à 06:56

  Euphrasia  are  a  1  man  band  from  Switzerland  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2013  demo.

  "Traumend"  which  is  also  the  intro  for  the  demo  opens  up  with  dark  atmospheric  synths  to  set  a  perfect  beginning  for  the  recording.

  "Auf  dem  Boden  der  Realitat"  which  is  the  first  official  song  on  the  demo  begins  with  acoustic  guitars  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  while  also  keeping  around  the  acoustic  guitars  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  grim  black  metal  screams  and  blast  beats  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  then  the  music  starts  alternating  between  soft  and  heavy  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Vergehende  Zeiten"  opens  up  with  dark  ambient  synths  and  post  rock  melodies  before  adding  in  drums  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  and  then  the  fast  black  metal  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  after  awhile  it  gets  soft  for  awhile  and  then  goes  into  a  slower  and  heavier  direction  along  with  some  clean  singing  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  back  to  being  fast  again.

  "Trost"  begins  with  acoustic  guitar  playing  and  a  few  seconds  later  heavy  guitars  kick  in  along  with  some  drums  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  post  rock  melodies  at  times  and  then  the  song  alternates  between  acoustic  and  heavy  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  and  the  song  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  and  solos.

  "Thanatos"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  demo  starts  up  with  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  drums  a  few  seconds  alter  which  takes  the  music  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  blast  beats and  high  pitched  screams  and  then  the  song  starts  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  mixing  guitar  solos  and  leads  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  and  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  before  getting  heavy  again  and  you  can  also  hear  the  bass  guitars  before  the  song  gets  heavy  again  and  adds  in  clean  singing.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Swiss  and  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  for  being  a  demo  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  as  well  as  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length

  In  my  opinion  Euphrasia  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Auf  dem  Boden  der  Realitat"  and  "Thanatos".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/euphrasiademo-2013-review.html


Dark Blasphemer/Drowning In Depression/2012 Demo Review

samedi 23 novembre 2013 à 05:57

  Dark  Blasphemer  are  a  band  from  Argentina  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  demo  "Drowning  In  Depression".

  "Intro"  brings  the  album  in  with  some  soft  and  clean  playing  to  set  up  the  beginnings.

   "Eternal  Sleep"  which  is  also  the  first  real  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  slow  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  sounding  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  the  music  goes  into  a  depressive  black  metal  direction.

  "Hate  &  Spirit"  begins  with  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  from  the  drums  which  also  leads  to  grim  and  depressive  screams  kicking  in  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  into  a  slower  direction  and  you  can  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads.

  "Black  Warrior"  opens  up  with  old  school  and  melodic  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  mixing  in  brutal  blast  beats  and  then  the  screams  start  kicking  in  which  then  leads  to  the  music  slowing  down  and  going  into  a  more  depressive  direction  as  well  as  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts.

  "Blasphemer"  kicks  in  with  fast,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  from  the  drums  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  then  the  music  starts  alternating  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  mixing  in  slow  depressive  sections.

  "Dead  Emperor"  starts  up  with  slow  and  melodic  depressive  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  later  drums  and  screams  start  to  kick  in  and  you  can  hear  the  bass  guitars  before  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  the  song  closes  with  some  pianos.

  "Suicide  My  Mind"  hits  it  off  with  dark  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  before  adding  in  drums  and  going  into  a  more  depressive  direction  and  a  few  seconds  later  screams  and  bass  guitars  make  their  way  into  the  song  and  the  song  remains  in  a  slower  direction.

  "Tenebris  Artium"  makes  its  way  in  with  dark  and  heavy  sounding  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  later  bass  guitars  and  drums  kick  in  which  also  leads  up  to  some  high  pitched  depressive  screams  and  the  song  sticks  to  the  same  direction.

  "Devastation  World"  is  introduced  with  fast  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  which  also  utilize  blast  beats  and  then  the  depressive  screams  kick  in  which  leads  to  the  music  going  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  before  adding  in  slower  sections.

  "Drowning  In  Depression"  which  is  also  the  title  track  opens  up  with  slow  and  dark  depressive  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  then  the  high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  the  guitar  riffing  gets  more  melodic  and  a  minute  later  you  can  hear  a  slight  use  of  thrash  elements  which  make  the  song  more  mid  paced  and  then  going  back  to  a  slower  direction.

  "Dawn  Of  Destruction"  is  brought  in  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  high  pitched  screams  before  going  into  a  more  slow  and  depressive  direction  as  well  as  mixing  melody  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  towards  the  end  the  music  starts  getting  fast  again.

  "Outro"  closes  the  album  with  some  dark  sounding  clean  guitar  playing.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Dark  Blasphemer  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eternal  Sleep"  "Black  Warrior"  "Suicide  My  Mind"  and  "Drowning  In  Depression".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/dark-blasphemerdrowning-in.html


Widerwertig/Sinepmaskok/Negation Records/2013 Full Length Review

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 08:10

  Widerwertig  are  a  1  man  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of   orthodox  and  depressive   black  metal  and anarchist  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Sinermaskok"  which  was  released  by  Negation  Records.

  "Intro"  starts  off  with  some  slow  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  to  bring  an  introduction  to  the  album.

  "Quallenhybrus"  which  is  also  the  first  official  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  slow  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  punk  style  clean  singing  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffing  starts  utilizing  melody.

  "The  Abvention  Of  The  Goats"  begins  with  clean  guitars  before  getting  heavy  and  adding  in  drums  and  punk  style  vocals  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  more  raw  and  fast  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats.

  "Hieroglyph"  opens  up  with  heavy  and  dark  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  then    the  bass  guitars  and  drums  kick  in  along  with  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  and  a  few  seconds  later  melodies  start  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  "Kofmans  Tod"  kicks  in  with  slow  and  dark  sounding  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  adding  in  vocals  as  well  as  melody  into  the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  speeding  up  to  a  mid  paced  direction  at  times.

  "Tiefe  Tannen"  hits  it  off  with powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  drums  before  getting  slightly  heavier  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  leads  before  going  into  a  fast  black  metal  direction  with  the  vocals  remaining  closer  to  punk  and  then  the  music  slows  down  and  adds  clean  guitars  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  being  utilized.

  "Mnemosyne"  is  brought  in  with  dark  and  depressive  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  drums  before  going  into  a  more  fast  and  raw  direction  along  with  bass  guitars,  drums  and  vocals  and  then  alternating  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  "Trichter"  is  introduced  with  drum  beats  before  bass  guitars  and  melodic  guitar  leads  kick  in  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  power  chords  from  the  guitars  kick  in  and  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  for  a  few  seconds  before  focusing  more  on  mid  paced  parts.

  "TraumA"  makes  its  way  in  with  soft  clean  guitar  playing  and  a  minute  later  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  kick  in  along  with  some  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  a  few  minutes  later  the  music  speeds  up  a  bit  and  adds  in  blast  beats  before  returning  to  a  slower  direction  and  then  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts  and  the  song  closes  with  clean  guitars.

  "Vespera"  has  its  start  with  acoustic  guitars  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  heavy  and  melodic  sounding  guitar  riffs  kick  in  which  also  lead  to  some  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  powerful  bass  guitars  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  fast  playing  along  with  some  blast  beats.

  "Outro"  closes  the  album  with  some  slow  guitar  and  bass  riffing  along  with  some  drums  and  then  speeds  up  a  bit.

  "Cutting  Ouroborus"  which  is  also  the  bonus  track  begins  with  distorted  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffing  along  with  some  drums   and  then  goes  into  a  more  fast,  raw  and  primitive  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  slows  down  as  well  as  adding  melody  into  the  guitar  riffing  before  speeding  up  again  and  the  song  is  all  instrumental.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  German  and  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  along  with  some  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Widerwetig  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  orthodox,  depressive  black  metal  and  anarchist  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Abvention  Of  The  Goats"  "Mnemosyne"  "TraumA"  and  "Cutting  Ouroborus".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.      


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/widerwertigsinepmaskoknegation.html


Blackvoid Interview

vendredi 22 novembre 2013 à 06:19
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1) This project started because I'm a fan of this style of music, and had the need to express my point of view from these depressive feelings innate in me.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
2) What I'm trying to express is my own perspective on issues related to darkness, depression, loneliness and suicide in the characteristic sound of the genre: raw, depressing and melancholy at some points.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with the music?
3) I have always been attracted to the solitude of those living in big cities full of people, but where everyone is alone. That's one of the prospects I try to highlight in the lyrics. Also rescued the problematic issues that can lead a person to end his life.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Balckvoid?
4) Blackvoid is the place where "the void" has a negative connotation for the human species. The destructive "empty" of humans.

5.In the studio you are all solo but use a drummer for live shows, are you planning on forming a full line up in the future?
5) Yes, I am currently trying to find musicians for a couple of live performances.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
6) I have done a couple of live performances, where the staging seeks to provide an aura of closeness with the audience, which makes emphasis on depressive questions.

7.Do you have any touring plans for the future?
7) Not yet, it has been difficult to achieve these live performances.

8.Recently you have put out a split with Turkey's Unhappy, what are your thoughts on the other musical project that participated on the album?
Unhappy is a very raw band, where his only band member has a notorious pain-related disorder and even closer to the negative misanthropy.

9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
9) I've looked and I've also had some offers but not all goes as fast as you want.

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
10) Good question. The future of Blackvoid should be linked to blackgaze mixed with cleaner sounds.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11) I like the music of Nargaroth, Nyktalgia, Photophobia, Mortualia, Peste Noire and more. Currently I hear bands that seamlessly blend black metal with shoegaze, with sounds even cleaner or experimental. I'm a fan of bands like Amesoeurs, Lantlos, Les Discrets, Alcest, Lifelover.

12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
12) I enjoy visual art, I like to follow illustrators, modern painters, etc.

13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
13) Just to thank all who have been interested and liked the music I make. I try to do free downloadable music to bring my part to the scene. And thanks also for this interview.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/blackvoid-interview_6362.html