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Comingforever Interview

lundi 29 avril 2019 à 04:49
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Hello, yeah of course. Comingforever is my solo-project where I put some ideas that I have in mind and would not fit at all in other projects in which I am involved. It started a few years ago when me and my friends wanted to create new projects based on the primitive-old-metal-sound (to give it a name) of the 80's and 90's; each one of us did a new solo-project and started to recording new songs, they're not playing anymore but if you want, I can send you great tracks they recorded. I do everything in my house, there I record and produce everything.

2.So far you have released a split and a full length, musically how do they both differ from each other?
I think there is not much difference in sound, I worked on both albums in the same year and I believe that it was in a very short time lapse between song and song. Initially in fact, all the songs were going to belong to the same album.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?
Well, I do not consider myself someone offensive or aggressive, I prefer peace above all else; in these songs I speak about the hypocrisy of religions (and people in general), the illness that causes and the way they blind us. I also talk about the planet and how we should avoid the destruction of it. I would like to talk about the history and rights of animals in the future.


4.There has been no music released since 2016, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during this time frame?
I have composed so many songs, speaking of comingforever and my other solo projects too. In fact, this week (April 26) I'm re-releasing a forgotten single, it's a sound sooo different and distant from sunburst; I do not think it can even be considered blackmetal (or even metal), however, it was a very important track for me. I composed it with the help of a very good friend who is no longer with us and wanted to launch it again. It’s called ‘insulation’ and you can listen to it on spotify and all music platforms.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Comingforever'?
I wanted to create an abstract name, but also something easy to pronounce. I do not remember where those two words came from but it was like 'hell yeah, this is the name'. For me, it's like a reminder that something good will happen.

6.Originally the musical project started out in Mexico but the facebook page has the current location as being Australia, can you tell us a little bit more about the move?
I actually live in Mexico hahaha, I changed the location I do not remember why haha.

7.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
I am always open to collaborate! I like to make music, of any style. I've been playing music for as long as I can remember, I started with piano, then drums, then the guitar. Whoever wants to make music, is welcome in my studio even if he does not know how to play anything!

8.You have also shared a split with 'No Peafowls', what are your thoughts on the other musical project that had participated on the split?
He is a good friend, (in fact, I run Cuerpo Records with him). I met him when I wanted to release a vaporwave album under his label, Empty Records (label dedicated to put out electronic-experimental-underground music). His (no peafowls) music is very different from Comingforever, it has more layers of noise and much more experimental tunes. I admire him.

9.So far all of your music has been released on 'Cuerpo Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
When I started making music with comingforever, I was sure that maybe any label was going to put some interest on my music. Especially because I did not have many contacts in the industry and I did not want to have any musical genre nor established standards either ideologically or aesthetically, I wanted to create something where did not matter who you were or how you looked, but what you had to tell and show the world with your music.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
I think I'm under the radar of bm fans, as I have estimated hahaha, I have no problem with that, but of course, I would like to have a little more reach.

11.When can we expect another release and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
I've played live two times, the first one in an experimental music show in Monterrey, Mexico (next to No Peafowls in fact), it was very strange but pleasant. The second time in a blackmetal show in my city, I'm not sure how it was taken by the most true metalheads of the guild, some laughed at me I'm sure of that hahaha, but I liked the reaction of the general public.

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?
I think Darkthrone is the main influence, I try to get influence from a feeling. Something that can be transmitted, something you can feel or think about, a place; something present from the way I record and compose to the way in which the final mix ends. In the future I would like to make even more raw recordings. I also rely on a lot on the metal of the 80's and 90's. But to be honest, I listen to everything, from heavy metal to indiepop, I have no problem with that.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
I really like soccer, retro computer games, tabletop rpg, podcasts (in fact I have one, where I talk about daily life and the world in a very relaxed way), graphic design (that's what I do for a living).

14.Before we wrap up this interview. do you have any final words or thoughts?
First of all thank you for the time and space and above all, the interest you put on my music. I'm glad to find spaces like this to spread the word about my music. Let's listen to some new (and old) music! In the end it is what really counts!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/comingforever-interview.html


Blotgrop/Odesrok/Depressive Illusions/2018 Demo Review

dimanche 28 avril 2019 à 20:30

  Blotgrop  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  heathen  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  demo  "Odesrok"  which  was  released  by  Depressive  Illusions.

  A  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  deep  yet  grim  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  that  also  add  in  a  black  metal  influence  while  the  riffing  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  pagan  and  viking  metal.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  A  great  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  a  lot  of  the  music  also  adds  in  a  good  amount  of  90's  influences.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  most  of  the  music  sticking  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  style  and  the  closing  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  recording.

  Blotgrop  plays  a  style  of  heathen  black  metal that  is  very  epic  sounding  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  ancient  Nordic  Spiritualism  and  Asatru  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blorgrop  are  a  very  great  sounding  heathen  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK "Rovblod".  8  out  of  10.

 https://blotgrop777.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6DWliiG4Cc

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/blotgropodesrokdepressive-illusions2018.html


No Point In Living/The Cold Night/Heathen Tribes/2018 CD Re-Issue Review

dimanche 28 avril 2019 à 04:13

  No  Point  In  Living  are  a  solo  project  from  Japan  that  plays  a  very  progressive  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2017  album  "The  Cold  Night"  which  was  re-issued  on  physical  format  in  2018  by  Heathen  Tribes.

  A  very  nature  orientated  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  which  also  introduces  ambient  style  keyboards  onto  the  recording  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  A  great  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  while  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  when  the  riffs  use  tremolo  picking  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  At  times  the  music  gets  very  progressive  sounding  and  as  the  album  progresses  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  a  later  track  is  also  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  seasons,  depression,  agony  and  solitude  themes.

  In  my  opinion  No  Point  In  Living  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  and  depressive  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Impatience"  and  "The  Path  To  The  End".  8  out  of  10.

 https://www.facebook.com/nopointjp/
https://npiljp.bandcamp.com/ 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/no-point-in-livingthe-cold-nightheathen.html


Ancient Torment/Satan's Legacy Come Flesh/Eternal Death/2019 EP Review

dimanche 28 avril 2019 à 02:23

  Ancient  Torment  are  a  band  from  Rhode  Island  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "Satan's  Legacy  Come  Flesh"  which  will be  released  in  May  by  Eternal  Death.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  A  great  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  band  musical  style  but  also  keeping  it  very  modern  at  the  same  time.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  towards  the  end  a  brief  use  of  growls  can  also  be  heard.

 Ancient  Torment  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  satanic  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Rites  Of  Violence  and  Sex.

  In  my  opinion  Ancient Torment  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  band  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Satan's  Legacy  Come  Flesh" and  "EveIn  Estrus".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/ancienttorment/   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/ancient-tormentsatans-legacy-come.html


Hellgoat/Death Conquers All/Boris Records/2019 CD Re-Issue Review

dimanche 28 avril 2019 à 01:18

  Hellgoat  are  a  band  from  Atlanta,  Georgia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Death  Conquers  All"  which  will  be re-issued  in  May  by  Boris  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  has  a  great  amount  of  influences  from  the  90's  second  wave  style  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  some  of  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  almost  capture  the  raw  aggression  of  war  metal  but  staying  mostly  rooted  in  a  traditional  black  metal  style.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  always  stick  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  musical  direction.

  On  this  recording  Hellgoat  remained  very  true  to  the  raw,  old  school  and  satanic  black  metal  style  that  was  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Gnostic  Satanism  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  was  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hellgoat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Slay  The  Lamb"  "Upon  The  Hill  Of  Megiddo"  "Feat  Of  the  Goat"  and  "Ordained  By  The  Masters  Hand".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W92LoEximA4

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/hellgoatdeath-conquers-allboris.html