Site original : OccultBlackMetalZine
⇐ retour index

Lluvia/Premonicion De Guerra/Fallen Empire Records/2013 Full length Review

vendredi 28 mars 2014 à 22:19

  Lluvia  are  a  1  man  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2013  album  "Premonicion  De  Guerra"  which  was  released  by  Fallen  Empire  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  water  and  rain  sounds  before  adding  in  acoustic  guitars  and  after  a  minute  raw  black  metal  guitars  make  their  way  into  the  recording  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  bringing  in  atmospheric  elements.

   The  band  also  brings  a  great  amount  of  fast  parts  in  the  other  songs  while  the  slower  riffs  have  an  atmospheric  and  depressive  feeling  to  them  and  acoustic  guitars  also  make  their  return  in  certain  sections of  the  recording  which  make  the  raw  parts  sound  even  more  grim  when  they  go  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  later  on  during  the  album  you  can  hear  small  amounts  of  melody  being  utilized  at  times  along  and  towards  the  end  an  instrumental  with  synths  is  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  whisper  before  return  back  to  a  heavier  direction  on  the  last  track  and  closing  the  album  with  some  atmospheric  synths

  Lluvia  bring  a  more  heavier  and  raw  approach  to  atmospheric  black  metal  which  mixes  in  more  fast  parts  and  blast  beats  than  most  bands  of  this  genre  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  few  songs  that  are 10  minutes  along  and  the  production  is  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  sounding  along  with  lyrics  that  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  war,  hate  and  nationalism.

  In  my  opinion  Lluvia  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  atmospheric  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sombras  Imperiales"  "La  Oscuridad  Doth  Dar  La  Immortalidad"  and  "En  Medio  Del  Suelo  Ensangratado".  8  out  of  10.     

Source :

C.O.F.O.C/The Insult Is Alive/The True Blackevil/2014 EP Review

vendredi 28 mars 2014 à 07:19

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  C.O.F.O.C  that  sees  the  band  playing  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  punk  and  with  the  ep  being  called  "The  Insult  Is  Alive"  and  released  by  The  True  Blackevil.

  The  ep  starts  out  with  brutal  drums  before  going  into  a  more  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  along  with  grim  screams  and  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  some  guitars  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  adding  in  elements  of  harsh  noise  and  punk.

  When  we  get  more  into the  recording  the  vocals  get  more  grim  along  with  some  depressive  cries  and  moans  as  well  as  a  heavy  early  90's  black  metal  influence  and  at  time s the  music  slows  down  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  white  noise  style  distortion  being  utilized  on  the  tracks  as  well  as  the  band  slowing  down  in  certain  parts  of  the  recording  

  With  this  ep  C.O.F.O.C  create  a  very  noisy  and  raw  black  metal  sound  that  is  more  underground  sounding  than  most  bands  of  this  genre  and  would  not  appeal  to  the  average  black  metal  fan  but  will  appeal  to  the  true  fanatics  along  with  a  raw  production  and  lyrics  that  cover  blasphemous,  metal,  punk,  killing  posers,  satanism  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  ep  from  C.O.F.O.C  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  noisy  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Insult  Of  Satan"  "Dogs  of  Hell"  and  "Shut  Up  And  Fuck  Up".  8/5  out  of  10.

Source :

C.O.F.O.C/Dogs Of Hell/The True Blackevil/2014 EP Review

vendredi 28 mars 2014 à 06:50

  C.O.F.O.C  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  on  this  recording  that  mixes  raw  and  blasphemous  sounding  black  metal  with  elements  of  noise  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "Dogs  Of  Hell"  which  was  released  by  The  True  Blackevil.

  The  ep  starts  out  with  harsh  noise  sounds  and  demonic  growls  along  with  some  drums  in  the  background  and  a  very  lo-fi  and  raw  black  metal  sound  and  the  vocals  also  go  into  that  direction  as  well  as  bringing  in  more  grim  elements.

  As  the  ep  progresses  more  bestial  black  metal  sounds  are  brought  into the  music  along  with  the  drums  being  the  most  powerful  sounding  instrument  on  this  recording  and  the  last  track  is  a  cover  of  G.G  Allin's  "Bite  It  You  Scum".

  C.O.F.O.C  create  a  very  blasphemous  sound  on  this  recording  without  having  to  really  on  guitars  and  proves  that  black  metal  can  still  sound  very  evil  with  drums  and  vocals  along  with  a  raw  and  primitive  production  and  lyrics  that  cover  satanic,  anti  christian,  alcohol  and  hateful  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  C.O.F.O.C  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  blasphemous  black  metal  mixed  in  with  noise  and  punk,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "666  to  Pope"  and  "Bite  It  You  Scum".  8  out  of  10.       

Source :

Eskhaton/Worship Death/Chaos Records/2014 CD Review

vendredi 28 mars 2014 à 03:41

  Eskhaton  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  plays  a  bestial  form  of  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Worship  Death"  which  will  be  released  by  Chaos  Records.

  The  album  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy,  dark  and  evil  war  metal  sound  along  with  some  brutal  blast  beats  and  bestial  black  metal  vocals  which  gets  even  more  powerful  sounding  once  you  get  past  the  intro  and  more  dark  death  metal  influences  are  added  into t he  music  along  with  some  chaotic  solos  and  leads.

  When  we  get  more  into  the  album  the  music  becomes  a  mixture  of  Australian  war  metal  and  bestial  black/death  metal  along  with  the  vocals  utilizing  some  deep  demonic  growls  and  when  they  add  in  slower  parts  you  can  hear  a  good  amount  of  Incantation  influences  in  their  music  while  the  main  focus  is  on  the  more  fast  parts  along  with  a  great  amount  of  raw  aggression  coming  out  of  the  tracks  on  the  recording.

  With  this  album  Eshhaton  take  some  fast  and  chaotic  bestial  black  and  war  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  the  darker  side  of  death  metal  along  with  a  great  amount  of  brutality,  a  raw  yet  very  heavy  production  as  well  as  some  dark,  occult  and  blasphemous  lyrics  and  this  is  one  of  the  best  albums  I  have  heard  in  months.

  In  my  opinion  Eskhaton  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  black/death  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obdeathed"  "Worship  Death"  "Dark  Era"  and  "Antilife  Antichrist".  8/9  out  of  10.   

Source :

Vorbkt Interview

jeudi 27 mars 2014 à 21:16
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the project?

For those who have never heard, which would be almost the entire planet, Vorbkt is a project started in late 2012 consisting of one sole member with intent to create ugly, oldschool misanthropic black metal, not made for the 'normies'! 

2.How would you describe your musical sound?

The musical approach I take is minimal. very dark themes, lo-fi productions, raw sensibilities, guitars made of razorblades, crappy electronic drums, reverb. Sounds of death

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects that you explore with your music?

Lyrical themes include: Misanthropy, Negativity, Melancholy, Hatred, Death, Suicide, Extinction…I explore a lot of what my mind dwells on in the dark hours of the cold winter nights..

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

Vorbkt - pronounced 'Vor-kuh'. There is no real meaning behind the word, this is a project with no boundaries and the word fits what I want to portray. Perhaps inspiration could be taken from the 90s Les Legions Noires bands..

5.Currently there is only 1 member in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up or do you chose to remain solo?

I do not want anyone else in on this project, as the quality of material released will only be shite! this is an interpretation of my mind, what comes out of Vorbkt is not something you can sit down and write with your 'buddies'! it must be taken from the darkest of places, a perversion of my brain in this futile human world.

6.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

I could care less about labels that rip you off and suck you dry! fuck them all! I will do everything by myself from day one until the end. If I receive any interest, most likely I will promptly tell them to fuck off!!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of depressive black metal?

The little feedback I have received has been positive, yes the normals who are not into this music would not 'get it', but I do not create this for anyone but myself. Fuck you if you aren't a fan, and if you are It really doesn't matter. 

8.Are you involved with any other musical projects besides this one?

I play drums in a local band called Winterhearth, but that is it. 95% of my time spent, and musical abilities come from being alone. 

9.Where do you see the project heading into musically during the future?

In the future, who can say. I do not think that it is such a big thing, this project, and I do not treat it like its 'important' It is just a reflection of my mind at the time of recordings.. 

10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Black metal. I only listen to white noise. 

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Hate, War, Death, Observing Suffering 

12.Can you provide some links so people can hear more of your music?

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
If something is not worthwhile - end it (all) 


Source :