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Terror Oath/Self Titled/Iron Bonehead Productions/2019 EP Re-Issue Review

samedi 23 février 2019 à 23:55

  Terror  Oath  are  an  international  band  with  members from  New  Zealand  and  the  United  States  that  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  self  titled  2014  which  will  be  re-issued  in  March  of  2019  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.

   A  very  fast,  raw  and  chaotic  war  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls.

  A lot  of  the  music  also  captures  the  primal aggression  of  the  90's  Australian  war  metal  style  while  being  modern  at  the  same  time.  On  the  second  track  the  music  also  starts adding  in  a  great mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  coming  out  of  the  guitar  riffing.

  The  last  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  adds  in  some  war  sounds  to  the  recording  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  the  music  always  remains  very  raw  and  brutal  as  well as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  war  and  Armageddon  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Terror  Oath  are  a  very  great  sounding  war  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Terror  Oath".  8  out  of  10.



   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/terror-oathself-titlediron-bonehead.html


Gardu/Gardetemalismo/Tropo Records/2018 EP Review

samedi 23 février 2019 à 04:20

  Gardu  are  a  solo  project  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  experimental  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his   2018  ep  "Gardetemalismo"  which  was  released  by  Tropo  Records.

  Night  sounds  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  also  get  very  demonic sounding  at  times.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  old  school  style,  a  small  amount  of  avant  garde  sounds  and  harsh  noises  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  briefly  on  a  couple  of  the  tracks.

  All  of  the musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  music  also brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  as  well  as  one  song  being  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English,  Italian  and  Gai  and  cover  the  folklore  of  a  valley  in  Italy  known  as  Vallecamonica  along  with  some  occult  and  blasphemous  touches.

  In  my  opinion  Gardu  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  experimental  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of this musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Evil  Mist  In  The  Sonic  (Sonec)  Woods"  and  "Birth  of  Blasphemy".  8  out  of  10.        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/gardugardetemalismo2018-ep-review.html


Thecodontion/Jurassic/Xenoglossy Productions/Wooaaargh/Glossolalia Records/2019 7 Inch Review

samedi 23 février 2019 à 03:36

  Thecodontion  are  a  duo  from  Italy  that  plays  a  prehistoric  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  with  some  touches  of  grindcore and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  7  inch  "Jurassic"  which  will  be released  in  March  as  a  joint  effort  between  Xenoglossy  Productions,  Wooaaargh  and  Glossolalia  Records.

  A  very  powerful  bass  guitar  starts  off  the  ep  and  also  takes  the  place  of  a  regular  guitar  as  the  lead  instrument.  When  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  more  of  war  metal  style  which  also introduces  blast  beats  onto  the  recording  while  also  mixing  in a   great  amount  of  grindcore  elements.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  lot  of  death  metal  influences  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  as  well  as  a  touch  of  thrash  and  the  songs  also  manage  to  capture  a  lot  of  brutality  with  bass  guitars,  drums  and  vocals  alone.

  Thecodonition  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  with  some  elements  of  grindcore  and  thrash  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dinosaurs,  fossils,  paleontology  and  prehistoric  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Thecodonition  are  a  very  great  sounding  prehstoric  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Normannognathus  wellnhoferi  (Crests)"  and  "Breviparopus  taghbaloutensis  (Legacy  of  the  Trackmaker  Unknown)".  8  out  of  10.
    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/thecodontionjurassicxenoglossy.html


Goatkraft/Sulphorous Northern Bestiality/Iron Bonehead Productions/2019 CD Review

samedi 23 février 2019 à 02:52

  Goatkraft  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Sulphorous  Northern  Bestiality"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.

  A  very  distorted,  evil  and  demonic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the album  before  going  into  a  more  heavy  and  brutal  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  a  great  amount  of  war  metal  elements.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  the  more  bestial  side  of  death  metal  at  times.

  A  lot  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  influenced  by  the  90's  era  while  still  being  very  modern  at  the  same  time.  Some  of  the  interludes  before  the  songs  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  and  occult  feeling  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  music  also  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  style  that  was  presented  on  their  previous  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism,  blasphemy,  death,  hate  and  destruction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Giatkraft  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hordes  Of  Damnation"  Bestial  Desecration"  and  "Blasphemous  Sulphur  Oppression".  8/5  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/goatkraftsulphorous-northern.html


Perpetual Among Us Interview

vendredi 22 février 2019 à 06:07
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



The band was formed in mid 2017 with the intention of being able to perform a black metal with atmospheric passages and dense sections where we could trigger stories related to a murderer who wants to be a god. The music and compositions are by Perpetual Among Us and the lyrics were written by Cristian Tapia, who helped us to deepen a little more what we wanted to express.





2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?



Our musical style is oriented towards Black Metal, but as a band we have a fairly modern sound. This can transgress the most faithful listeners to the classic black metal sound, but in essence we believe that we can print riffs, voices, lyrics and drums that are born mainly from Black Metal





3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?



This new musical material was thought as a conceptual disc. The main theme is about the four stages that a serial killer goes through; the aura, the hunting, the seduction and finally the murder (Amen). This serial killer is the one who relates these murders believing to be a god.





4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Perpetual Among Us'?



Perpetual among Us means the very act of the murderer, saying that he is perpetual and powerful as a god, whether real or not. The word "perpetual" is intense, solemn, dark and direct, which fits perfectly in our music.





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



The art was made by the graphic designer Eliseo Peña, based on a concept of smoke and ashes, representing everything we are and will be the aesthetic proposal of the band.The idea of developing art under these concepts is mainly to be able to give a visual sustenance consistent with the music of the album.





6.In the band photo all of the members are wearing cloaks, would you consider your music as being ritualistic?





During the recording process, clean voices were incorporated with choirs and the use of ritual elements typical of a ceremony, but not necessarily the band points in that "ritual" or "solemn" direction. We do not rule out being able to use that resource, but for the moment it is an element that came naturally to our music.

Our visual proposal is oriented to detach ourselves from autonomous images of each member, in order to enforce everything in our music.





7.Has the band had any opportunists to do any live shows?



The band does not appear live yet. At the moment we are focused on expanding our music and composing more material in the studio.

Recently we had changes in our line up that have been quite positive, however, they have delayed our live debut. We are happy with our decisions as a band and we hope that these changes will allow us to have a better performance.



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



We had a positive reaction on our music. The reviews and comments have been quite good. We believe that it has been the result of showing visceral music, full of anger, with a good lyrical plot.



9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?



We hope to release new material at the end of 2019 by recording in the same studio and releasing the material with our label, Australis Records.



10.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?



Our main influences is black metal clearly, we wanted to explore new sounds, for example, a very present bass, difficult to perceive in this type of music. Our main influences as a band are: Burzum, MGLA, Omega Deathspell, Batushka, Satyricon, Marduk, Immortal, Dark Funeral, Emperor, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, among others.



11.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?



Our vision of black metal is purely musical. We do not profess occultism or Satanism as a philosophy. Our album exposes the delirium of a serial killer, who believes he is a god justifying his actions.



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



We would like to thank our Australis Records label for launching and promoting our music. In addition, we thank the national metal scene that has given us excellent reception and support.

Soon we will schedule live dates to express our musical concept on stage. SEE YOU SOON!


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/perpetual-among-us-interview.html