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Horrocious/Depleted Light And The Death Of Uniqueness/Osmose Productions/2019 Full Length Review

lundi 7 octobre 2019 à 09:38

  Horrocious  are  a  band  from  Turkey  that  plays  a  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Depleted  Light  And  The  Death  Of  Uniqueness"  which  will  be  released  on  October  25th  by  Osmose  Productions.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats,  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  along  with  some  of  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keep  it  very  modern  at  the  same  time,  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Horrocious  plays  a  style  of  black  emtal  that  is  very  raw,  fast,  aggressive  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  Lucifer and  his  eternal  war  against  the  integrity  of  the  worlds.

  In  my  opinion  Horrocious  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Upon  The  Fallen  Worlds"  "Perceived  Integrity  Of  Lord"  and  "Reborn  From  Energy..Sublime  Demons".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/horrociousdepleted-light-and-death-of.html


Iffernet/Self Titled/WV Sorcerer Productions/2019 CD Review

dimanche 6 octobre 2019 à 21:06

  Iffernet  are  a  duo  from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  self  titled  2019  album  which  was  released  by  WV  Sorcerer  Productions.

  Fire  burning  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  crazy  sounding  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  riffing  also  adding  a  small  amount  of  melody  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  fire  burning  sounds  also  returning  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  music  also sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Iffernet  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  guitar  orientated  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  despondency  and  despair  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Iffernet  are  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Tales  Of  Things  To  Sink"  and  "Unconquered  Sons".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/iffernetself-titledwv-sorcerer.html


Horse Drawn 2019 Interview

dimanche 6 octobre 2019 à 20:09
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new ep?
Jonny: We’re working on recording the rest of the material for the full release. The two songs are just a demo of what’s coming.

2.You have a new ep coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Jonny: this is a more stripped down straight forward approach. Nothing complicated, no more doom/sludge/genre blending/whatever else we tried before. Just black metal.

3.This is also your first release in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

Jonny: Major life events and focusing on our other projects.
Plaguewielder and Coldfells have both released material in that time.

4.On the new ep, you cover your Midwest origins, depression and psychedelic experiences, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting that is presented on the new recording?

Jonny: I can’t speak for the lyrics, but as far as the music goes the Midwest is where we came from in every sense. The area has fallen apart, it’s bleak, it’s underwhelming, it’s sad. It’s got all the makings to influence black metal. Bryce and I both have been surrounded by and influenced by depression in many ways from personally to family members, but also in our physical surroundings. Economic collapse, addiction, deaths, unemployment, etc...
As for psychedelic experiences, a lot of our bonding came from smoking DMT, dropping acid and eating mushrooms. You really get to know someone laying on the floor in filth for an entire night tripping balls and having total breakdowns. That’ll grow a bond like nothing else. Some of those experiences were very early on in this band, and still influence us to this day.


5.On the new ep you also work as a duo, do you feel the music has gotten a lot more personal with only 2 members ?

Jonny: Regardless of the lineup, Horse Drawn has always at its core been a duo. So this isn’t really new, this is just the first time we’re acknowledging it.

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

Jonny: there’s not much to tell honestly. There is a lake not far from my home in NJ at a park called Ramapo Reservation. My wife and I were out for a walk. Almost a year later, it’s a little scary how unintentionally appropriate the photo became.

7.Is the new ep also going to be self released as the previous releases where?

Jonny: we haven’t made any attempts to get it released, so probably, but it’s not out of the question that we will contact someone to try and release it. Sometimes DIY is just easier. We’ve both worked with various labels before and less hands in the pot means we can do things at our own pace.

8.On a worldwide level how have your fans reacted to the newer music that have heard it so far?

Jonny: the reaction to this recording has been more positive than anything else we’ve done, so I think it’s going over well. People always have varying opinions though, so it’s easy to get lost in it. We didn’t make the changes to appeal to anyone specifically, it’s just where we are right now.

9.What can we expect from the band musically during the future?

Jonny: it’s hard to say for sure, but what you can expect is more focused material.

10.Are there any musical influences that you bring onto the new recording that you where not able to do on past releases?

Jonny: We had a drummer previously who wasn’t a big metal guy. We still are very fond of him, but it made us write a certain way. That’s why I really wanted to reuse some of the old material (early graves was previously recorded on No Light, and we’re redoing another from that era) to show that HD has always been a black metal band at its core. The approach was molded to what it needed to be.

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

Jonny: just to say thank you for taking time to do this, and to thank anyone who has checked out our music.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/horse-drawn-2019-interview.html


Hamelin/Self Titled/Wolves Of Hades Records/2019 EP Review

dimanche 6 octobre 2019 à 09:44

  Hamelin  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  ep  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Wolves  Of  Hades  Records.

  Folk  instruments  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  dark  sounding  synths  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  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.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  post  metal  style.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  Whispers  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  some  clean  playing  also  being  utilized  at  times,  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  one  song  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  samples  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard. The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  melancholic  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hamelin  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Below  The  Waves"  and  "Nadir".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/hamelinself-titledwolves-of-hades.html


The Deathtrip/Demon Solar Totem/Svart Records/Profound Lore/2019 Full Length Review

samedi 5 octobre 2019 à 20:02

  The  Deathtrip  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  the  United  Kingdom  and  Norway  that  plays  a  very  cold  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "demon  Solar  Totem"  which  will  be  released  in  November  as  a  joint  effort  between  Svart  Records  and  Profound  Lore.

  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  some  clean  vocals  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  the  music  also  getting  dissonant  sounding  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  some  of  the  songs  also  having  their  ritualistic  moments  and  elements  of  doom  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs.  the  production  sounds very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism  and  metaphysical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  The  Deathtrip  are  a  very  great  sounding  cold  and  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Angel  Fossils"  "Vintage  Telepathy"  and  "Awaiting  A  New  Maker". 8/5  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-deathtripdemon-solar-totemsvart.html