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Baron/Dissent/2021 Demo Review

dimanche 16 mai 2021 à 01:10

 


  Baron  are  a  solo  project  from  The  Philippines  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  misanthropic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2021  demo  "Dissent".


  Dark  soundscapes  and  clean  playing  start  of  the  demo  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  All  3  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  angry  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  that  are  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also b eing  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  Baron  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  misanthropic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nihilism,  pessimism  and  suicide  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Baron  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  misanthropic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  dmeo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Dissent  III".  8  out  of  10.


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Labyrinth Entrance/Deplore The Vanity/Godz Of War Productions/2021 CD Review

dimanche 16 mai 2021 à 00:29

 


  Labyrinth  Entrance  are  a  solo  project  form  Poland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  aggressive  and  traditional  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Deplore  The  Vanity"  which  will  be  released  on  May  21st  by  Godz  of  War  Productions.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  synths  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  couple  of  the  instrumentals  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  album.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style,  a  couple  of  tracks  are  also  very long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  spirituality  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  labyrinth  Entrance  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  aggressive  and  traditional  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Absence  Of  Light  Surrounding"  "Dissolving  Weakness"  and  "Drowned".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/labyrinth-entrancedeplore-vanitygodz-of.html


Vulture Lord Interview

samedi 15 mai 2021 à 19:32

 

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album? 


- Nothing. After finishing mixing and mastering, we just revel in its glory. 


  


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


- It's a direct continuation from our last release, written right after the Blasphemy EP. 


  


3.This is also your first release in 18 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame? 


- Nefas and myself decided to go back to the primitive roots of Black Metal and created Beastcraft instead. On the side, Nefas and Diabolus still wrote tracks and made demos for a future Vulture album. Individually or together, the four original members have released many albums, with Urgehal, Shining, Carpathian Forest, Sarkom, Endezzma, Svarttjern, Hagl, Ulvehyrde, Den Saakaldte and the beforementioned Beastcraft, just to name a few of the bands. This, together with sessions live and on recordings by bands like Craft and Koldbrann, we've not laid dormat. 


  


4.Most of the music sounds closer to black metal but you refer to yourself as being 'death metal', can you tell us a little bit more about it? 


- It was initially not a pure satanic band, just people in opposition to religion and praising death in all its glorious forms. Black metal is satanic ergo Vulture Lord is not a black metal band. We are black deathrashing metal. 


  


5.Some of your lyrics cover satanic and anti Christian themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts? 


- Since I entered the black metal scene in '91, I have studied all the occult, satanic and dark arts I have come across. I have searched and I have practised for years. 


  


6.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored over the years with the music? 


- Vulture Lord is a weapon against the white religions. All our lyrics is concentrated around that, written in the "old way/style". 


  


7.In the 90's you also went through a great amount of name changes, what was the cause of the name changes and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Vulture Lord'? 


- We went back and forth through styles, changing name for each time and also due to many line-up changes. Deformed Corpse was grindcore, Interment was death, Energumen was black, Coffin had a new line-up as well as Faun, the circle was ended with me teaming up with Diabolus again for Vulture Lord returning to our roots of death and thrash metal. It just shows the path I took, but could just as well be individual band. 


  


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


- I wanted an enormous graveyard with a church, all overthrown and enthroned by the Vulture Lord. One can see the church transformed into the lair or chapel of the Vulture Lord, the lord of death, with the vultures circling the sky. The actual Desecration Rite is the figures emptying the graves, unhallowing the ground and throwing the Christians into the Abyss. 


  


9.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance? 


- We have never played live. 


  


10.The new album is going to be released on 'Odium Records', how would you compare working with this label to other labels you have been a part  of in the past? 


- Couldn't be more pleased. Total dedication and patience. 


  


11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your newer music by fans of black, death and thrash metal? 


- Rightfully awesome.  


  


12.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? 


- Carpathian Forest, Endezzma, Svarttjern, Ulvehyrde and Hagl are still going strong. 


  


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


- We will continue our step backwards into our combination of old-school black, thrash and death metal. 


  


14.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 have my journey in metal with me from the seventies and up, but what has inspired Vulture Lord is from the decade between 1984-94, with Slayer, Celtic Frost, Napalm Death, Death, Razor, Exodus, Metallica, Darkthrone, Metal Church, Acheron, Bathory, Necrophagia, Venom, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Immortal, Necromantia and Massacre. I still prefer to listen to music from the eighties and nineties. 


  


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


- Fight religion and seek to the originators of metal. 


 

Hail the fire!

Baron Sorath Northgrove

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/vulture-lord-interview.html


Odraza/Acedia/Godz of War Productions/2021 EP Review

samedi 15 mai 2021 à 05:38

 


  Poland's  Odraza  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  avant  garde,  dissonant  and  experimental  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  release  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  ep  "Acedia"  which  will  be  released  on  May  21st  by  Godz  Of  War  Productions.


  A  very  dark  yet  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  sounding  while  the  first  track  is  also  over  20  minutes  in  length  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  tortured  sounding  black  metal  screams.


  Synths  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  heavier  riffing.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  ep  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  adding  in  some  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  dissonant  moments,  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.  


  On  this  recording  Odraza  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  experimental  as  well  as  mixing  in  a  lot  of  black  metal  elements  and  dissonant  structures  to  create  a  very  different  sounding  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  alcohol,  depression  and  vanity  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Odraza  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental  and  dissonant  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/odrazaacediagodz-of-war-productions2021.html


Dark Seal/Stvoření světa/Murderous Production/2021 CD Review

samedi 15 mai 2021 à 02:45

 

   Dark  Seal  are  a  band  from  Czechia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  epic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Stvoření světa"  which  was  released  by  Murderous  productions.


  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  whispered  voices,  chants  and  synths before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  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  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  some  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  Some  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  pagan  vocals  along  with  the  music  also having  its  atmospheric  moments.  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  bands  native  tongue  and  cover  Paganism  and  Nature  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Dark  Seal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  epic  and  atmospheric  pagan  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  " Poselství  z  hvězd"  "Lughnasad"  and  "Exodus  niterně slabých".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/dark-sealstvoreni-svetamurderous_98.html