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The Mist From The Mountains Interview

samedi 15 janvier 2022 à 20:10

 

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


 


-Band was officially formed January 2020. Tuukka (guitarist) and I (Tuomas, vocalist) had the idea of this band already few years and Tuukka was already composed some material. We were living in totally opposite ends of Finland and we were also a bit inefficient so nothing happened before we asked Kim (also vocalist) to join to the band. That was January 2020 and then things started to happen quite quickly. Sami was asked for drums and Henri for bass & synths and soon we had first demo versions recorded and then we were ready to start to record our debut album.


 


2.You have a new album coming out towards the end of January, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


 


-Musical style has been really clear for us from the beginning. We were all growing listening to black metal and especially Tuukka like this kind of a bit more melodic stuff. So the style and material came naturally.


 


3.Most of the band members have experience playing in other bands around Finland, what is it that you bring into the music of 'The Mist Of The Mountains' that you were not able to do with your other groups?


 


-All the other bands of the members are more or less different style. Tuukka is the main composer and he has not been in any other bands for 20 years, so he has fresh ideas without a burden of the other bands. I need to give a big credit for Henri as an assistant composer; his own band is quite different style these days so he also had fresh ideas and additions for the final result.


 


4.Some of your lyrics cover occult and mythology themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the topics?


 


-It’s about learning to be mentally stronger using the methods and wisdoms of occultism and mythology. We are all quite much outdoor people whose minds rest in the middle of nature and nature is cruel especially in the far north. So it’s a perfect match to get stronger and be the Master of Wilderness.


 


5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?


 


-Big picture was already given quite well in previous question, but certainly I need to add death and fire to the list. All these mentioned topics are strongly connected with the nature and they create a strong entity together.


 


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'The Mist From The Mountains'/


 


-Tuukka was living few years in very far north, the only mountain area in Finland, where the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian borders crosses. His residence was right below the Finland’s most well-known mountain or fell as we call them here. I was also visiting at his place many times and we had some very nice hiking and skiing trips on the mountains together over there. And there is no any goddamn skiing centre, that place is pure wilderness. So, The Mist From The Mountains was quite clear choice for a bands name as it has very strong connection for us in real life. 


 


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?


 


-All the pictures are taken by Tuukka during the years he was living in Lapland. Front cover picture is a water fall out there and the final result of the front cover and whole lay out of the album was finished by Henri. So this album is quite much do-it-yourself album by the band, excluding the mastering. And the mastering was done at Tico Tico Studios, which is also located in Lapland.


 


8.Does the band have any plans for live shows in the future?


 


-Yes, our first gig was just agreed yesterday for the late spring. I don’t tell more; let the gig organizer release the line-up of the happening first. More gigs will be done, but nothing else agreed yet.


 


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


 


-So far all the reviews, excluding one, have been positive or even praising. Individual feedback has been the same quite much. Those who don’t like our music do not bother to inform us about it, I guess.


 


10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?


 


-We all, except Tuukka, have some other active bands indeed. I’m just not the right person to talk about those bands, so you’ll hear about them when the time is right.


 


11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


 


-The style remains the same in a big scale, but for sure we are not going to do “the same album” again. Tuukka is already written some new material and it sounds as black metal.


 


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?


 


-Musical influences are quite well able to hear from our music, the bands we were listening during the whole nineties when we were still young lads. I’m still listening those same old ones all the time. It depends about my mood is it some primitive or a bit more melodic black metal. Of course I have also found newer bands I like a lot and during the years I have also open up my eyes or ears and found also find good stuff from some other genres. But I always return to real black metal in the end, that’s written in my DNA. I think it’s approximately the same with the other band members too.



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


 


-Run like hell, in Hell!


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/01/the-mist-from-mountains-interview.html


Interment Ashes/Self Titled/Eternal Death/2022 EP Review

samedi 15 janvier 2022 à 20:03

 


  Internment  Ashes  are  a  duo  from  Connecticut  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  with  some  elements  of  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  titled  2022  ep  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Eternal  Death.


  A  very  dark  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  all  of the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  recording  also  having  its  lo-fi  moments  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  angry  shouts  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  tracks  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  era  second  wave  influences  as  well  as  adding  in  elements  of  punk  at  times,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  coldness  and  isolation  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Internment  Ashes  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  old  school  black  metal  duo  with  elements  of  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Isolation's  Urge"  and  "Negligent  Confinement".  8  out  of  10.


https://eternaldeath.bandcamp.com/album/interment-ashes    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/01/interment-ashesself-titledeternal.html


Waffenträger Luzifers/HellStrike/Total Death Records/Christhunt Productions/2021 Full Length Review

samedi 15 janvier 2022 à 06:24

 


  Waffenträger  Luzifers  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "HellStrike"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Total  Death  Records  and  Christhunt  Productions.


  A  very  heavy  and  aggressive  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.  Vocals are  mostly high  pitched  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  some  occasional   death  metal  growls  along  with  some  melodies  also  being  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling,.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Some  of  the  riffing  also  shows  an  influence  of  the  first  wave  style  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  adding  in  a  more  old  school  yet  primitive  approach  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  being  an  instrumental.  At  times  the  music  also  adds  in  the  rawness  of  punk  rock  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction  and  the  album  also  closes  with  a  cover  of  The  Misfits  "Attitude".  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  German  and  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Christianity  and  Black  Metal  themes.   


  In  my  opinion  Waffenträger  Luzifers  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "New  World  Order"  "I'am  The  Son  Of  Satan"    "Black  metal  Possession"  and "Judas  Christ  Homo  Sexist".  8/5   out  of  10.


https://totaldeathrecords1.bandcamp.com/album/waffentr-ger-luzifers-hellstrike     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/01/waffentrager-luzifershellstriketotal.html


Archvile King/À la Ruine/Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions/2022 CD Review

samedi 15 janvier 2022 à 05:19

 


  Archvile  King  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album "À  la  Ruine"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Les  Acteurs  de  L'Ombre  Productions.


  The  sounds  of  fire  burning  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  a  few  seconds  later  while  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  and  90's  era.


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  angry  shouts  also  being  utilized  at  times.  Acoustic  guitars  also  return  on  later  tracks  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  thrash  metal  elements,  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times,  as  the  album  progresses  an  acoustic  instrumental  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  darkness,  death  and  ruin  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Archvile  King  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mangez  vos  mortis"  "Dans  la  forteresse  du  Roi  des  Vers"  and  "L'Artisan".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/01/archvile-kinga-la-ruineles-acteurs-de.html


Pensees Nocturnes/Douce Fange/Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions/2022 CD Review

samedi 15 janvier 2022 à 03:55

 


  France's  solo  project  Pensees  Nocturnes  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  a  mixture  of  neo-classical,  avant  garde  and  depressive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Douce  Fange"  which  will  be  released  on  January  21st  by  Les  Acteurs  de  L'Ombre  Productions.


  Percussion's  and  marching  style  band  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  animal  sounds  and  spoken  word  parts  which  also  return  on  later  tracks  while  the  music  also  adds  in  elements  of  jazz,  tango,  circus  and  musette  at  times  which  also  gives  the  recording  an  avant  garde  feeling  and  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.


  Clear  vocals  are  also  added  on  some  of  the  tracks  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along with  the  music  also  having  its  psychedelic  moments.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  being  utilized  when  the  album  speeds  up  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  Old  France,  Nihilism,  Absurdism  and  Solitude  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Pensees  Nocturnes  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  garde  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Quel  sale  Bourreau"  "Le  Tango  du  Vieuloniste"  and  "Le  Semaine  Sanglante".  8 out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/01/pensees-nocturnesdouce-fangeles-acteurs.html