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Golgota/Tempel/Satanath Records/2020 CD Review

mercredi 18 novembre 2020 à 05:18

 


  Sweden's  duo  Golgota  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Tempel"  which  will  be  released  on  November  30th  by  Satanath  Records.


  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  Swedish  style.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style. One  of  the  tracks  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.


  On  this  recording  Golgota  remain  true  to  the  raw  and  melodic  style  that  they  have  established  on  previous  releases. The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  dark  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Golgota  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tempel"  "Latklockoma  klamta"  and  "Med  din  kyss  kom  morkret".  8  out  of  10.


https://satanath.bandcamp.com/album/sat300-golgata-tempel-2020    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/golgotatempelsatanath-records2020-cd.html


Bron/Pred Dverima Noci/Nordvis Produktion/2020 CD Review

mercredi 18 novembre 2020 à 01:22

 


  Bron  are  a  solo  project  from  Serbia  but  now  resides  in  Serbia  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  down  tempo  form  of  ambient  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Pred  Dverima  Nocti"  which  will  be  released  in  Decmber  by  Nordvis  Produktion.


  Ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  a  great  amount  of  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  lot  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  The  songs  also  takes  the  90's  style  and  mixes  it  on  with  the  more  modern  era  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  and  solos  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized  along  with  one  song  also  introducing  clear  vocals  onto  the  album,  down  tempo  elements  are  also  added  into some  parts  of  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Serbian  and  cover  the  untrodden  winds  of  New  Zealand,  Scotland  and  Serbia.


  In  my  opinion  Bron  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  downtempo  ambient  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Zastore  skrai".  8  out  of  10.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bronmusicuk

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/Nordvis    


   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/bronpred-dverima-nocinordvis.html


Moeror Interview

mercredi 18 novembre 2020 à 01:18

 


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


K: We're Moeror from Greece and we play black metal. We started in 2018, and after the 2019 Sag EP we are releasing this year our debut album 'The Ghosts of Amour Propre'. Our style can be described as experimental to not piss off any kvlt black metalheads out there.


2.So far you have released an ep and a full length, musically how do they both differ from each other?


K: The first thing someone will notice is the heavy use of synthesizers. It was something we always wanted to do, and it took us a while to incorporate in our way of composing. Sag was more raw and personal, musically and lyrically as well. The Ghosts of Amour Propre draws inspiration from a different place. We always try to explore a different side of ourselves as musicians and since we had total control over the recording and mixing this time we pushed ourselves even more.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored on both of the releases?


X: As stated before, Sag is more personal, filled with denial and grief. It's almost a diary about the feelings I had around that period. 'The Ghosts of Amour Propre' is driven by humanity's way of life in relation to the 'sustainable happiness' of today and the progress of the species. Driven by the hunt for material wealth and the expansion of mental poverty and loneliness; by the emotional alienation and urban decline. To sum it up, it's how I perceive the dusk of humanity through the eyes of a watcher/wanderer.


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


G: Moeror means grief in latin. The word felt striking to us and grief/anxiety plays a big part in the human condition.


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


G: The cover photography on the "The Ghosts of Amour Propre" depicts the sides of two buildings.

We wanted something minimal, that captures the feeling of being trapped in the modern world.

This relentless urban hell is the main inspiration behind Moeror.


6.Has the band done any live shows yet or open to the idea?


G: The band hasn't done any live shows yet and lives are not in the band's priorities for the moment.

We try to focus on writing and releasing music.

Although, if the moment feels right we are open to the idea.


7.The new album was released on 'Black Theta', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?


K: Black Theta was formed in 2020 by Giannis and I, in order to house Moeror's music. We felt the need to have total control over our music, so we went for it. From recording and producing the album, to the marketing and distribution, everything is handled by us.

It's a lot of work when you don't have a label backing you up, but when you do things yourself it's way more satisfying.


8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of avant garde and black metal?


G: Well, so far the reaction has been good and we are very pleased.

Nonetheless, the band's audience is small, so we try to promote our music as much as possible.


9.What is going on with 'Nekkar' these days, a band that shares most of the same members and also how does their musical style differ from with what you are doing with 'Moeror'?


G: Nekkar are currently on hiatus, but there are discussions on releasing new music someday in the future.

K: Moeror are as far as possible from Nekkar for me. Not only in style, since Moeror are based in black metal, but also because Nekkar had a collectivist culture, everything was created by all of us. In Moeror we value artistic experimentation above all.


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


G: It's kind of early, but from new songs in progress, the band dives deeper into more experimental paths.

We feel that as musicians, we should try to bring something more every release. To grow.

Either way, we write music we first of all enjoy to listen.


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?


G: We draw inspiration from all metal genres. The Polish black metal scene and especially Furia, Odraza, Gruzja and Kły are a big influence to us. Dodheismgard, Ved Buens Ende and In The Woods... are also musicians we highly admire.

Lately, we enjoy the post-punk/darkwave scene, mainly Molchat Doma, Kælan Mikla and Selofan.


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


We would like to thank you for the interview. Many thanks to everyone that supported us!


Bandcamp
Facebook
Instagram
Official website

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/moeror-interview.html


Bestialis/Ritus/Vendetta Records/2020 EP Review

mercredi 18 novembre 2020 à 01:13

 


    Bestialis  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  traditional  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Ritus"  which  was  released  by  Vendetta  Records.


  Classical  guitars  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  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.  Vocals  are mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  clean  vocals  also  being  utilized  briefly.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts. Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars,  percussion's  and  throat  singing  also  being  utilized  briefly.


 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodics  and   the  middle  eastern  music  elements  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling,  growls  are  also  added  on  the  closing  song.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  bull  cults  from  prehistoric  times,  Mesopotamian  and  Persian  Mythology.


  In  my  opinion  Bestialis  are  a  very great  sounding  traditional  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Re-Incantation"  and  "Non-Domestication:  Fall  Of  Gilgamesh".  8  out  of  10.


https://vendetta-records.bandcamp.com/album/ritus

        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/bestialisritusvendetta-records2020-ep.html


Prezir/Depredation/Dread Records/2020 Full Length Review

mardi 17 novembre 2020 à 22:28

 


  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin's  Prezir  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Depredation"  which  was  released  by  Dread  Records.


  A  very  fast  and  heavy  thrash  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  yet  old  school  style  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  the  guitar  riffing.  All  of the musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.


  At  times  the  solos  and  leads  also  bring  in  a  very  melodic  and  traditional  approach  to  metal  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  all  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Religion,  Philosophy  and  History  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Prezir  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  melodic  and  old  school black  metal  with  some  elements  of  death  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sacrificed,  The  Honoured  Dead"  "Terrors  Of  the  Steppe"  and  "Peasentry  Messiah".  8  out  of  10.


prezirband@gmail.com
https://prezir.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Prezir    

https://youtu.be/iTw0ItDWjEY

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/11/prezirdepredationdread-records2020-full.html