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Soul Butcher Interview

jeudi 21 mai 2020 à 20:43
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1.Well it is primitive way of playing Black metal with HC Punk influences.


2.So far you have released a single and demo, musically how do they both differ from each other?
2.Not much really,maybe the production on single is a little better.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that you have explored so far with the music?
3.Some my visions of worthless life, disgust for peoples and escape into isolation.
Just let the darkness swallow this world with perverted pleasure.

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

4.I wanted to create something that would have a terrible message for peoples with aggressive and simple riffs,one big "fuck off and die" attitude.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover?
5.As a big fan of classic photography for covers i wanted something simple for start.
I also like drawings, but classic photography has always been more or less my favorite thing for black metal album covers,just like in old days.
I think my favorite photography for album cover is "Blaze in the northern sky",simple,dark and primitive,i love it!

6.With this project you record everything by yourself but have experience playing with other musicians in each projects, do you prefer working solo?
6.Yes,everything except for vocals, a friend helped me there because I have no idea how to sing haha.
Well with a full band the energy is stronger, and doing solo music is more artistic freedom.
Here is very very hard to find a drummer,or someone who like the same music as you do,it is just almost impossible.
So I would like to find peoples for playing live who will just do what I tell them,that would be awesome.

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

7.Not necessary but if anyone is interested to hook me up feel free to contact me.

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

8.Well for now everything is good,peoples who are into metal or punk like it and i cant wait for the day to play live and feel that energy even more.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a a part of?
9.My main band iz Atomski Rat,a raw hard core punk with several metal and grind influences.I got band Karakondzula,a black/thrash metal band,but that band is on a break for very long time.
I got Rdja, a black metal band but that one is on break as well.And i got Vladar,a small synth dark ambient project for fans of old horror movies soundtracks.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
10.I got a lot of cool riffs but nothing until I find a drummer.
Well future music will be more black metal way of playing.
I'm planning a new demo with 3 new songs and one cover song,but the conditions are killing me,because there are none of it.

11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11.Oh man there is a lot of it,but I will mention only the most important one's.
The greatest impact who had on Soul Butcher are bands like Nattefrost,Ildjarn,Fuck off and die(a band from Lithuania),Horna,The shitlickers,Disclose,Hellhammer,Impaled nazarene,Whiskey ritual and of course mighty Darkthrone.
And nowadays i listen a lot of new black and death metal bands who sound pretty old in style of sound and riffs.
I mean just give me simply riffs and i am happy guy,bands like Maim,Bastard priest,Obliteration.
And of course a lot of gothic rock bands like She past away and one of my personal favorite bands of all time Lebanon Hanover.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12.Don't live by the rules,make you own rules and enjoy it! And check out Serbian Black metal,there are a lot of great bands you can find that nobody knows about,pure underground stuff.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/soul-butcher-interview.html


Duthaig/Harlech's Sleep/Cyhyraeth/2020 Demo Review

jeudi 21 mai 2020 à 10:11

  Duthaig  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  demo  "Harlech's  Sleep/Cyhyraeth".

  Ambient  style  keyboards  and  nature  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  melodic  sounding  post  metal  guitar  leads  and  solos  and  a  few  seconds  later.  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.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  mixes  the  atmospheric  elements  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  programmed  beats  which  add  in  a  touch  of  trip  hop  and  melodic  chants  also  being  utilized  briefly,  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track. 

  Duthaig  plays  a  style  of  post  black  metal  which  is  very  atmospheric  sounding  as  well  as  capturing  the  rawness  of  the  old  school  era.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Celtic  History,  Welsh/Irish  Mythology  and  Nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Duthaig  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  post black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre, you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Harlech's  Sleep".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/duthaigharlechs-sleepcyhyraeth2020-demo.html


Hexivoid/The Beckoning Of Celestial Tendrils/MSH Music Group/Analog Ragnarok/2020 Full Length Review

jeudi 21 mai 2020 à 09:03

  Hexivoid  are  a  solo  project  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  cosmic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of his  2020  album  "The  Beckoning  Of  Celestial  Tendrils"  which  will  be  released  in  July  as  a  joint  effort  between  MSH  Music  Group  and  Analog  Ragnarok.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  dissonant  direction.  Distorted  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  deep  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Some  tracks  also  adding  in  some  experimental  elements  along  with  some  touches  of  doom  metal  also  being  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  as  well  as  some  synths  also  making a   brief  return  as  the  album  progresses,  a  couple  of  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  cosmic,  depravity  and  isolation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hexivoid  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  cosmic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Daughter  Of  The  Cosmos"  and  "Liquid  Gulfs  Of  Infinity".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/hexivoidthe-beckoning-of-celestial.html


Herxheim//Incised Arrival/I, Voidhanger Records/2020 CD Review

mercredi 20 mai 2020 à 21:22

  Herxheim  are  a  solo  project  from  Texas  that  plays  an  old  school  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Incised  Arrival"  which  will  be  released  i  July  by  I,  Voidhanger  Records.

  Horror  movie  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  blackened  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  mid  80's  to  early  90's  influences  while  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  elements  of  doom  metal.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  bass  guitar  takes  place  of  a  regular  guitar  which  is  mostly  absent  as  the  lead  instrument.  Dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Touches  of  death  metal  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  melodic  yet  old  school  guitar  leads  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  a  couple  of  tracks  and  more  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  as  the  album  progresses.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  Mephisto  fables  revolving  around  the  human  condition  and  tales  of  warning  and  wrath.

  In  my  opinion  Herxheim  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  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  "Wanton  of  Idols"  and  "Warning  master  Love".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/herxheimincised-arrivali-voidhanger.html


Ysengrin/Initiatio/I, Voidhanger Records/2020 CD Review

mercredi 20 mai 2020 à 11:28

  France's  Ysengrin  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  experimental  and  occult  mixture  of  black,  dark  and  doom  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Initiatio"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  I,  Voidhanger  Records.

  Acoustic  guitars  start  off  the  album  while  the  music  also  brings  in  2  bass  guitars  and  makes  them  the  lead  instrument.  When  keyboards  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  while  the  vocals  also  add  in  a  good  mixture  of  deep  growls  and  grim  black  metal  screams.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  one  of  the  tracks  is  an  instrumental  that  also   introduces  bones  and  bells  onto  the  recording  which  also  enhances  the  ritualistic  atmosphere  of  the  album.  Elements  of  doom  and  dark  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  era  Greek  and  Italian  black  metal  influences.  One  song  also  introduces  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  fast  playing  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  and  a  later  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  chants.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  Alchemy,  Hermeticism,  Esotericism  and  Ancient  Times.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ysengrin  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  occult  black,  dark  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Potencee  d'Or"  "Memorables  (G.  de  Nerval  -  extraits)"  and  "Monumentum".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/ysengrininitiatioi-voidhanger.html