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Aeon Of Eternal/The Wanderer/2021 Full Length Review

samedi 1 mai 2021 à 05:14

 

  Aeon  Of  Eternal  are  a  solo  project  from  Poland  that  plays  an  atmospheric  and  melodic  mixture  of  blac,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2021  album  "The  Wanderer".

  Atmospheric  soundscapes  and  female  vocals  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.  Elements  of  doom  metal  are  also  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

    Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Clean  playing  is  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  which  also  adds  in  touches  of  post  rock  and  shoegaze  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


   Influences  of  goth  metal  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Synths  and  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  on  a  few  tracks  as  well  as  all  of  the  drum  beats  also  being  programmed,  throughout  the  album  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,   mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  choirs, male  vocals  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  emotional  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Aeon  Of  Eternal  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  melodic  mixture  of black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Niwl"  "Daruuraha"  and  "Torden".  8  out  of  10.


https://aeonofeternal.bandcamp.com
https://twitter.com/eternal_aeon
https://www.instagram.com/aeonofeternal/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2j8BrvNMo02EG9anxFbc68?si=4Sl3s4cqTZS0n1S6zBOVXQ  


    


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/aeon-of-eternalthe-wanderer2021-full.html


Crimson Dimension/Self Titled/Spread Evil/2021 CD Review

samedi 1 mai 2021 à 03:51

 


  Crimson  Dimension  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  progressive  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2021  album  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Spread  Evil.


  Melodic  riffing  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Synths  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  yet  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  gets  very  progressive  sounding  at  times.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  clean  playing  and  growls  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  album.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized.  The  black  metal  screams  also  have  their  high  pitched  moments  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard,  a  later  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  Finnish  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  Crimson  Dimension  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  progressive  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Mass"  and  "Age  Of  Awakening".  8  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/crimsondimensionofficial
www.crimsondimension.bandcamp.com 

https://youtu.be/C3rrcWT7B-4

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/crimson-dimensionself-titledspread.html


Necralant/Temples Of Ruin/Upside Underground Productions/2021 Full Length Review

vendredi 30 avril 2021 à 05:29

 


  Necralant  are  a  duo  from  Worcester,  Massachusetts  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Temples  Of  Ruin"  which  was  released  by  Upside  Underground  Productions.


  Melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  off  the  album  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.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  old  school  death  metal  elements.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  heavily  rooted  in  the  second  wave  era


Growls  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also be  heard  along  with  one  of  the  later  songs  also  being  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Satanism,  Left  Hand  Path  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Necralant  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cursed  Visions"  "Diabolic  Conception"  and  "Temples  Of  Ruin".  8  out  of  10.



https://necralant.bandcamp.com/album/temples-of-ruin

https://www.instagram.com/necralant_official/

https://www.facebook.com/upsideunderground

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDW05z2CrNur2RLYrMWN_KA


  


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/necralanttemples-of-ruinupside.html


Luring/Inimicitias Veteres Vulneribus Desparatione/Inferna Profundus Records/2021 Full Length Review

vendredi 30 avril 2021 à 04:24

 


  Luring  are  a  solo  project  from  Pennsylvania  that  plays  a  very  raw,  lo-fi,  dark  and  melancholic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Inimicitias  Veteres  Vulneribus  Desparatione"  which  will  be  released  in  the  summer  time  by  Inferna  Profundus  Records.


  Dark  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  demonic  voices  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  also  programmed   while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams..  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  depressive  and  melancholic  moments  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast b eats  can  be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  songs  also  capturing  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere,  spoken  word  parts  and  whispers  can  also  be  heard  briefly  towards  the  end.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  humanity,  religion,  cosmic  filth,  Satanism  and  blasphemy  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Luring  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  lo-fi,  dark  and  melancholic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deep  Festering  Wounds"  and  "Slit  the  Throat  Of  Every  Angel".  8/2  out  of  10.


https://luring.bandcamp.com

https://youtu.be/LGrwLw_iQ9c


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/luringinimicitias-veteres-vulneribus.html


Holdlajtorja Interview

vendredi 30 avril 2021 à 03:26


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


Greetings to all, Inmar here from Hungary. Some of your readers may know me from Vorkuta. After several years of ‘silence’, I started to write music in late 2018 again. One day I decided to grab my guitar, and astonishingly, themes just started to flow out…


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


Concerning our musical style, the feedback we have received so far were rather diverse, with very different opinions and multifarious associations. This might be traced back to my approach of writing music; instead of conforming to the criteria of certain predefined genres, I simply let music come out of me. This is my sound, without any compromises. And then it’s up to the critics to ponder on what sort of music it is. Quite obviously, various genres of broadly understood metal music can be identified in our songs, since I clearly have these influences, too – even if these are not necessarily coming from the sources the audience might have assumed after listening to our demo. To put it bluntly, I only had one clear aim from the very beginning; to create magical metal music. Apart from that, we really don’t care about genres and their boundaries. We play what we feel like, and simply don’t deal with the (supposed) ‘rules’ of this or that style. Just imagine what if Pink Floyd cared about genres…


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores on the demo?


The first song is an eschatology based on Spengler, with Borghes-inspired literary insights. The most profound things are inexpressible. The lyrics of the short interlude, a curse, came from Kryptagonist. This is the only one in Hungarian, whereas all the other lyrics are in English. ‘Vox In Rama’ is a papal decree issued in 1233, dealing with the heresy of Luciferianism. The lyrics are about bloodshed that floods the globe from time to time.


4.The name translates to Moon Ladder in Hungarian after a Lovecraft story, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his works?


Yes, this term appears at the end of Lovecraft’s short story entitled ‘At the Mountains of Madness’. Moreover, the really apt and ingenious Hungarian translation uses an archaic form of the word ‘ladder’ (‘lajtorja’), which makes the entire expression even quainter. I do highly appreciate the oeuvre of H. P. Lovecraft, but I am also fully aware of his contested role in international literature; nonetheless, there aren’t any explicit relations between his works and our music. We simply needed a short and catchy name, which I think is harder and harder to come up with nowadays. In my youth I used to read him quite often, although recently I rarely have the time to do so, unfortunately.


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


It’s my work, I was trying to adapt the cover to the theme and the mood of our songs. Concerning the logo, I did not only want the composition of the letters to stand on its own visually, but also aimed at combining Western (medieval) typography and Eastern calligraphy. The aim was to create a particular kind of mystical, oriental atmosphere. It is a sort of Orientalism (without any social sciences connotations) that permeated the public sphere of the Romantic era. A naïve wondering at the unknown East and indulging into the charming influence of the Exotic.


6.Are any of the band members open to doing live shows once the pandemic ends?


It’s not completely impossible, albeit we haven’t really thought about it yet. Either way, this seems to be a long way off, since the most important thing for now is to finish the album. Nevertheless, even if circumstances turn out to be more fortunate, I’m still not sure whether we’d play live. As opposed to Richter’s view, I’m on Gould’s side on this one, and not because I’m disgusted by the audience. Quite simply, our music isn’t for skull-crushing headbanging, but more for listening to it at home, in a properly darkened room.


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


Yes, we aren’t signed to any labels yet, but we are actively working on finding an appropriate one. In a world of digital downloads, those who still insist on releasing physical formats deserve the utmost respect. Of course, we are also aware that everything is uncertain these days. What is more, there are myriads of bands, there’s a massive competition, and everyone is striving for attention. Hence, we have no other goal than to make sure that our music will find its audience.


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


Well, since the demo is relatively new, we haven’t received too much feedback or bumped into heaps of reviews yet. In fact, this is our very first interview – therefore, currently we’re keen to see how people will react to our music.


9.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?


Vorkuta recently released a 7” EP entitled ‘Wandering Alone in the Forest of Transcendence’, which will be followed by a split material.


Vorgrov: Following the latest Marblebog album ‘Aeon’, which is a dark ambient record, I am planning to finish the sixth Marblebog full-length in 2021. It’s going to be a black metal album again this time, but much more aggressive and faster than my last black metal album ‘Kietlen’. Several Marblebog 12" vinyl reissues are planned for 2021 as well, but I cannot reveal more details just now. My ambient/drone project Asattarn will do a split release in 2021 with Odvas, a Hungarian black ambient artist, the format is not decided yet.


Kryptagonist: An EP will be the next step in 2021 with both SIR and Leiru.


10.When can we expect the full length and also what can we expect musically once it is released?


We’d like to finish the recordings of the full-length album in 2021. Its title will be the same as that of the demo (‘Ab Orinte Ad Occidente’), with similar music, too.


11.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?


All of us are shaped by different musical influences. There might be several shared ones for sure, however, these aren’t fully explored to date either. Lots of great music was made from the ‘60s to the ‘90s that I regularly listen to. My influences are also among these, pretty much irrespective of genre. There must be valuable pieces released after the 2000s as well, but to be honest, I don’t have a comprehensive overview of any scenes following the turn of the millennia. In this regard, the others are perhaps more up to date than me. As for me, there are not too many acts that I listen to on a daily basis.


12.Does Occultism play any role in your music?


Occultism does not play any role in our music at all. Thus, there is no consciously concealed symbolism or numerology in our song structures, nor is there an intentionally controlled blend of musical notes that could give rise to such assumptions.


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


Thank you very much for your support, it is truly highly appreciated.


Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/holdlajtorja-interview.html