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Arallu/En Olam/Satanath Records/Exhumed Records/2019 CD Review

jeudi 25 juillet 2019 à 20:36

  Israel's  Arallu  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  middle  eastern  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Em  Olam"  which  will  be  released  in  September  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  and  Exhumed  Records.

  Middle  eastern  style  folk  instruments  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Vocals  are  mostly  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  growls  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  more  of  an  old  school  metal  style.  Female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  decent  amount  of  melody,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  a  few  tracks.

  As  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  demonic  voices  can  also  be  heard  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  synths  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  a  middle  eastern  style  interlude  being  added  onto  the  album  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  on  later  songs,  one  track also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  middle  eastern  style  melodic  chanting  and  the  percussion's  also  gives  the music  more  of  a  tribal  feeling.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Mesopotamian  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Arallu  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  band,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Center  Of  The  Unknown"   "Devil's  Child"  "Unholy  Stone"  and  "Speels".  8/5  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/aralluen-olamsatanath-recordsexhumed.html


Ragnell/Rebirth In Darkness/Satanath Records/More Hate Productions/The End Of Time Records/2019 CD Review

jeudi 25 juillet 2019 à 07:58

    Mexico's  Ragnell  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  their  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Rebirth  in  Darkness"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath,  The  End  Of  time  Records  and  More  Hate  Productions.

  Clean  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in a  melodic  style.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams   along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  using  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  using  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  Keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  while  a    couple of  tracks also  introduces  clean  singing  and  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording  and  as  the  album progresses  clean  playing  also  makes  a  brief  return.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  anti  religion,  evil  and  violence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ragnell  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ablaze  in  The  Altar  (Of  Sacrifice)"  "Dethrone"  "Aeterna  Victoria"  and  "Holy  Center  Of  Worship,  "To Burn".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/ragnellrebirth-in-darknesssatanath.html


Inhibitions/With The Fullmoon Above My Head/Satanath Records/More Hate Productions/2019 CD Review

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 21:28
Inhibitions  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  started  out  more  as  a  symphonic  black  emtal  band  but  on  this  recording  evolve  into  more  of  a  traditional  style  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "With  The  Fullmoon  Above  My  Head"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records  and  More  Hate  Productions.



  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.



  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  growls  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the music.

  The  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  as  well  as  showing  an  influence  of  the  Swedish  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars  and  keyboards  can  be  heard  on  a  few  of  tracks.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death  and  evil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Inhibitions  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  melodic  and  traditional  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deadly  Silence'  "Spirits  Of  Evil"  "With  the  Fullmoon  Above  My  head"  and  "Phenomenon".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/inhibitionswith-fullmoon-above-my.html


Order Of The Ebon Hand/VII: The Chariot/Satanath Records/More Hate Productions/2019 CD Review

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 20:36

  Order  Of  The  Ebon  Hand  ate  a  band  from  Greece  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "VII:  The  Chariot"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records  and  More  Hate  Productions.

  A  very  heavy  yet  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  keyboards  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  as  well  as  adding  in  a  psychedelic  touch  at  times.  The  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  hear  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  The  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  be  heard  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  On  this  recording  Order  Of  The  Ebon  Hand  remain  true  to  the  occult  black  emtal  style  that  has  been  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Demonology,  Tarot  and  Darkness  along  with  a  couple  of  the  song  titles  being  in  Greek.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Order  Of  The  Ebon  Hand  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dreadnought"  "Sabnock"  and  "The  Slow  Death  Walk".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/order-of-ebon-handvii-chariotsatanath.html


Nuurisk Interview

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 19:44

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Nuurisk is a two piece black metal act from Singapore, formed in October 2016.

2. So far you have been a part of a couple of splits and have also released an up, musically how do all of you releases differ from each other?

Almost each song in the Nuurisk discography has its own inspiration; they are not linked in any way.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

So far Nuurisk’s music has been focused around the occult (Seruan) and darkness (Mystery), but there are also plans to venture into gothic and progressive themes, as well as DSBM related lyrical themes and subjects.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nuurisk'?

Nuur means “The Divine Light” in Arabic , and risk means “a situation involving exposure to danger”.

5. Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that was presented on the ep cover, you had released towards the end of 2018?

The artwork for Diamonds Once Stones is based on the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure". The 'trash' in this case refers to what the doll looks like now, while the 'treasure' refers to the hidden sentiment within it and what it's gone through.

In that aspect, the doll summarises the roots of Nuurisk and what we went through to become the band that we are right now.

6. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

We are always open to expanding with the right people.

7. In 2019 you where a part of a split with 'Tsar Bomb' and 'Warlocks Ov Delisha' and in 2019 you where a part of a split with 'Luna Azure' and 'Welkin', what are you thoughts on the other bands that had participated on the recordings?

(Netherwhite) I think Tsar bomba and Warlocks Ov Delisha had showcased some good songs that defined their genres, namely power violence and grindcore; it's the sort of song I would be inspired to compose when I felt like just thrashing around or letting off some steam.

As for the case of Tri Necromantic Black Mass, the two bands we met, Welkin and Luna Azure, definitely helped Nuurisk feel more at home, and also to stretch our imagination a bit when it comes to writing abstract themes in black metal music. I would say for the nostalgic riffs and good feels of raw black metal, Welkin is a good band to listen to, while Luna is a great band for those looking for unconventional ways of approaching black metal music.

8. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We have received a few interests from some people and we are always open to expanding.

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

It has been going great for us thus far. We thank everyone who has been there with us since the start and those have given their continuous support. Hails.

10. When can we expect a full length and where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We'll be looking towards atmospheric black metal in the future, but that doesn't stop us from experimenting with non-metal songs mixed into black metal to give it that feel. Also we take passion in making black metal music good, so we're set on coming up with a full length album some time next year.

11. 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?

ABM, DSBM and pure black metal are definitely the 3 main influences of Nuurisk. However, we get our influences from other genres too such as progressive metal, grindcore, punk and many others, mostly in the hard rock to extreme metal spectrum.

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

You guys should really try hot dog with ice cream, it’s good. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/nuurisk-interview.html