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Perverted Ceremony/Witchcraft/Nighermancie/Black Candle Invoker/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2019 Split CD Review

lundi 30 septembre 2019 à 21:24

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Belgium's  Perverted  Ceremony  and  Finland's  Witchcraft  called  "Nighermancie/Black  Candle  Invoker"  which  will  be  released  on  October  19th  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with Perverted  Ceremony  a  band  that  plays  a  satanic  and  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  while  the  rhythm  guitars  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a  decent  amount  of blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  keyboards  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  The  guitar  solos  and  leads  stick  to  more  of  an  old  school  style  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  elements  of  death  metal  can  also  be  heard  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Necromancy  and  the  Black  Arts.

  In  my  opinion  Perverted  Ceremony  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  and  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "In  Sin  With  The  Goat".

  Next  up  is  Witchcraft  a  band  that  plays  a  satanic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  along  with  some  demonic  yet  bestial  vocals.  All  of t he  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  keyboards  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of t he  music  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  has  its  ritualistic  moments.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Witchcraft  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Witchcraft  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  and  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Seventh  Sabbath  Night".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  satanic  and  occult  black  and  death  metal.  8/5  out  of  10.

  https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/nighermancie-black-candle-invoker 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/09/perverted-ceremonywitchcraftnighermanci.html


Merda Mundi/Hatred/Malpermesita Records/2019 CD Review

lundi 30 septembre 2019 à 09:34

  Belgium's   solo  project  Merda  Mundi  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  an  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Hatred"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Malpermesita  Records.

   Dark  soundscapes  and  harsh  noises  start  off  the  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  A  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  very  heavy,  raw  and  brutal  direction  as  well  as  avoiding  any  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  the  songs  also  add  in  more  of  a  modern  black  metal  style  along  with  some  dissonant  structures  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  On  this  recording  Merda  Mundi  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal  he  has  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cove r  anti  religion  and  hatred  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Merda  Mundi  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  misanthropic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Condemn  Them"  and  "Fucking  Hate  Them".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/YrpEX0kDT2k     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/09/merda-mundihatredmalpermesita.html


Har/Anti-Shechinah/2019 Demo Review

lundi 30 septembre 2019 à 08:14

  Israel's  Har  have  returned  with  a  new recording  which  continues  their  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep "Anti-Shechinah".

A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  the  vocals  bringing  in  a  good  amount  of  high  pitched  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in a  very  dark  and  chaotic  style  while  the  riffing  also  adds  in  elements  of  death  metal  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  being  used  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  A  great  amount  of  war  metal  influences  can  also  be  heard  along  with  some  bestial  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also h ear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  at  times  as  well  as  keeping  a  modern  atmosphere,  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  hear d in  some  of the  riffing. 

  On  this  recording  Har  remains  true  to t he  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  from  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw while  the  lyrics  cover  the  reverse  side  of  the   Qabalah,  Necromancy,  Darkness  and  Black  Magick  themes.   

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Har  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war,  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out t his  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Bor".  8  out  of  10.

https://harmetal.bandcamp.com/album/anti-shechinah    
https://www.facebook.com/harblackmetal/    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/09/haranti-shechinah2019-demo-review.html


Invunche/II/Babylon Doom Cult Records/2019 LP Re-Issue Review

dimanche 29 septembre 2019 à 21:04

  Invunche  are  a  band  with  members  from  the  Netherlands  and  Chile  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  primitive  punk  and  psychedelic  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "II"  which  will  be  re-issued  on  vinyl  in  October,  2019  by  Babylon  Doom  Cult  Records.

  Ambient  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  punk  and  d  beat  influenced  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  bringing  in  influences  from t he  90's  second  wave  era  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Elements  of  psychedelic  and  surf  rock  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  percussion  and  flutes  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  shamanistic  feeling.

  Invunche  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal,  primitive  punk  and  psychedelic  rock  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Dutch  and  cover  shamanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Invunche  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  primitive  punk  and  psychedelic  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ciudad"  "Asfalto"  "Entre  el  mar  y  la  montana"  and  "El  wekufe".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euuq-nYnAGs&t=169s&mc_cid=fa59b245ea&mc_eid=ac55772fc3 

        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/09/invuncheiibabylon-doom-cult-records2019.html


Cthonica Interview

dimanche 29 septembre 2019 à 20:15
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. Cthonica started as the evolution after a brief incubation of a first appareance; twisting the elementals of our own self-exploitation we conceived a more ravaging form of performing the music that we wanted to transmit. Also, after the lethargy, a renewal of concept was conceived as well and everything was specifically signed to the purpose we wanted to transmit with it.

2.You have your first full length coming out in October, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

2. The recordings on Typhomanteia are basically a return to the primitivism where we started from; it’s all primordially reduced to that. As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve exploited the most extreme side of the ideas we had and conceived something, in our perception, more ‘relentless’ and ‘heavy-sounding’. All that thanks to Necrosound Studios who had a perfect approach on what we’ve first recorded and also translated it into towards abyss where we wanted to recite this work.

3.Some of your lyrics show an influence of Nietzsche, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his work and also are there any other philosophers that have an influence on your views?
3. Nietzsche has undoubtedly been a huge motivation in my life-experience definitely, and specially in this times we’re living, for sure. Correctly accepted, his notions joined with our ethos were well-amalgamated although the idea on Typhomanteia wasn’t to be a nietzschean apology; but the influence is present, indeed. I should also add other magnific minds as Isidore Lucien Ducasse (for his majestic- romantic approach on natural human evil), Dante Alighieri (for his glorious everlasting verses that materializes passages from absolute glory to infinite horror), Charles Baudelaire (for his permanent épater that dissolves reason into human perdition); which is basically the main focus on the axiom “Sacred Triarchy Of Spiritual Putrefaction” and, of course I have to mention François Rabelais, which in a deeper philosophical way, depicts the act of living as a crawling creature in his own bowels: copious and negligently scratching his last breath to a miserable end

4.You also go into some occult and left hand path areas lyrically, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

4. The Supreme And Absolute Omnipresence Of Death. The other notions added to this base, are just the convulsing-expanding tentacles of that primal will.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Cthonica'?
5. Claiming the THrone Of Noxious Illuminative CAtharsis; perpetually reciting.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
6. The whole artwork (cover and inlay) was an attachment from BMS Illustration; and depicts perfectly the symbols / mottos / “logos” of Typhomanteia’s concept: The Sacred Triarchy of Death.

7.The band members also participate in 'Okkvlt', musically how do they differ from the work you have done with 'Cthonica'?

7. Okkvlt was a first step given in order to claim the beginning of what would manifest later under the name of “Cthonica” and specifically translated through “Typhomanteia”. The creative process was very similar and also was something that since today we still enjoying and consider an elemental part to understand what Cthonica would become later. Unfortunately due foreign circumstances, all the labels that supposedly “supported” that work, ended up in a total deception due their lack of responsibility; until we finally released it through Panamanian label Profaner Records, reaching it at what we considered an acceptable release considering the standarts we wanted to maintain with for that one specially.

8.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?
8. Cthonica started as a two-headed entity and will prevail until the end of his time.

9.Your album is coming out through 3 different labels, while I am familiar with the first two mentioned I am not so much with the third one, can you tell us a little bit more about 'Clavis Secretorvm'?
9. With Clavis Secretorvm we have a very brief relationship but it’s definitely what I should consider a fact to be thankful for. As much as we are with Sentient Ruin and Caligari Records for making all this possible.

C.S. operates as one of (in my opinion) the most devoted labels whose premise is to uphold underground sonorities with all the compromise. I guess it is (and should be) all about that, Compromise and devotion.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of dark, extreme and underground metal?
10. Recent comments have been quite positive and of course we appreciate them as well for the support to this new apparition; we’re thankful with everyone out there who supports this work physically or not.


11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
11. Surely the same as today. Live performances are something that we’re not interested in right now, and it’ll not be part of our schedule for a long time probably, although we don’t discard anything.

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?
12. Relentless and primitive Black Metal of Death; abyssal ambiances and obscure transmissions from the wretched. For all those who walk under that sign, we hold respect.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
First of all thanks to you for this consideration. Nevertheless and from now on Cthonica will not respond any other interview; as basically what we had / have to say, it’s firmly and honestly wrote in this previous lines.

Expect the further spasms of the birth we gave and is slowly disemboweling.

NIHIL VERUM NISI MORS.

https://www.facebook.com/CthonicaTriarchiaSacrae/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/09/cthonica-interview.html