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Klamm/Misanthropocene/Disharmonia Records/2021 CD Review

mardi 11 mai 2021 à 06:50

 


  Germany's  Klamm  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  melodic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Misanthropocene"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Disharmonia  Records.


  Drum  beats  and  synths  start  off  the  album  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  some  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clear  vocals  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  avant  garde  vibe.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  elements  of  post  metal  also  being  utilized  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  along  with  some  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  spoken  words  can  also  be  heard  briefly .


 The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  as  the  album  progresses  acoustic  guitars  are  also  brought  into  the  music.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  dystopian  future  and  political  themes  which  also  shows  inspirations  from  the  writings  of  Orwell,  Huxley,  Bradburry  and  Atwood.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Klamm  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sun  Invocation"  "Anthropocene"  and  "Death  Worship".  8  out  of  10.


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Bandcamp: https://klamm.bandcamp.com/     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/klammmisanthropocenedisharmonia.html


Palus Somni/Monarch of Dark Matter/BlackSeed Productions/2021 CD Review

mardi 11 mai 2021 à 05:05

 


  Palus  Somni  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  the  united  Kingdom  and  the  United  States  which  also  consists  of  members  from  Akhlys,  Decoherence,  and  Aludra  and  plays  a  cosmic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Monarch  of  Dark  matter"  which  will  be  released  on  May  28th  by  BlackSeed  Productions.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  dissonant  structures  and  melody  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.


  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  dissonant  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  soundscapes  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Palus  Somni  plays  a  style  of  black  emtal  that  is  very  atmospheric,  aggressive,  fast,  cosmic  and  dissonant  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  cosmic  mysticism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Palus  Somni  are  a  very  great  sounding  cosmic  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Monarch  Of  Dark Matter"  "Calignous  Stellar  Womb"  "Chained  to  the  North  Star"  and  "Frozen  Moon  Cahaos".  8  out  of  10.


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www.instagram.com/palus.somni    


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/palus-somnimonarch-of-dark.html


Ruach Raah/Misanthropic Wolfgang/Signal Rex/2021 CD Review

mardi 11 mai 2021 à 03:53

 


  Ruach  Raah  are  a  duo  from  Portugal  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw,  old  school  and  misanthropic  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Misanthropic  Warning"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Signal  Rex.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  also  adding  in  some  touches  of  punk  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  raw  feeling  while  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts. Most of  the  riffing  is  done  on  power  chords  along  with  the  music  only  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  dark  sounding  melodies  as  well  as  the  whole  album  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Ruach  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very raw,  misanthropic,  satanic  and  old  school  in  the  90's  tradition  as  well  as  adding  in  some  touches  of  punk  rock.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Luciferian,  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Misanthropy  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ruach  Raah  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of r aw,  misanthropic,  old  school  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ceremonial  Flagelleton"  "Luciferian  Legions"  "Scythe  of  Human  Genius"  and  "Satan  My  Master".  8  out  of  10.


https://ruachraah.bandcamp.com    


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/ruach-raahmisanthropic-wolfgangsignal.html


Vile Haint Interview

mardi 11 mai 2021 à 02:30

 

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


Vile Haint is a newly created raw avant-garde black metal band designed to further explore certain ideas that didn't quite fit with one of our other bands, Primeval Well.


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


We were going for a more deliberately evil and somewhat more traditional black metal vibe while still retaining harsh dissonance at times and a somewhat experimental approach. 


3.A lot of your lyrics cover satanic and occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?


I wouldn't describe the lyrics as overtly satanic or occult. They're certainly dark but we largely avoid anything so obvious. 


4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with the music?


One of the sources of lyrical material is west TN folklore centered around ghosts or "haints" passed down to our drummer through older members of his family. 


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Vile Haunt'?


A haint is an older Southern term for 'ghost', so Vile Haint basically means disgusting ghost, or something to that effect.


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


It depicts a haunted swamp.


7.Would the band members be open to do any live shows once the pandemic end?


Yes.


8.The album is going to be released on 'Moonlight Cypress Archives', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?


Moonlight Cypress Archetypes will be releasing haunting music of the black metal/ experimental metal/ Southern sludge prog metal/ improvised (free jazz) metal/ drone metal/ Southern gothic/ dark folk persuasion(s). Vile Haint is the label's first release. 


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


That remains to be seen as the album isn't out yet.


10.What is going on with 'Primevel Well' these days, a band that also shares some of the same band members?


The second Primeval Well album is already done and will be released in October of this year via Moonlight Cypress Archetypes. Primeval Well also is playing a show on May 29th in Bowling Green, Kentucky with Bihargam.


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


Further down the now-established line of thinking that's been developed with this album. In fact, the 2nd Vile Haint album is already mixed and mastered and both the 3rd and 4th albums are already written. 


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?


Bands like Domgard, Azelisassath, and Hadanfard have been influential to this music to some extent as well as Craft and certain aspects of Sorhin and Darkthrone. We've been listening to a lot of bluegrass and Hank Sr. lately. 


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


Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the official release.

https://www.instagram.com/vilehaint/
https://www.facebook.com/vilehaint

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/vile-haint-interview.html


Borgne/Temps morts/Les Acteurs de I'Ombre Productions/2021 CD Review

lundi 10 mai 2021 à 00:18

 


  Switzerland's  duo  Borgne  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  an  atmospheric  and  industrial  black  metal  direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Temps  morts"  which  will  be  released  on  May  21st  by  Les  Acteurs  de  I'Ombre  Productions.


  Industrial  style  synths  and  programmed  beats  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  and  also  introducing  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  and  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments.


  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Deep  growls  are  also  added  on  some  of  the  tracks  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Throughout  the  album  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  synths  and  keyboards  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  The  songs  also  utilize  a  decent  amount  of  electronic  sounds  as  well  as  one  song  being    also  introducing  field  recordings, acoustic  guitars  and  clean  vocals  into  the  music  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  clean  playing  is  also  added  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  death  and  darkness  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  written  in  the  bands  native  tongue.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Borgne  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  industrial  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RFECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "To  Cut  the  Flesh  But  Still  Feel  Nothing  But  Stillness"  "Near  the  Bottomless  Precipice  I  Stand"  "Where  Crown  Is  Hidden"  and  "Everything  Is  Blurry  Now".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/borgnetemps-mortsles-acteurs-de-iombre.html