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Kolotun/No One Will Reign Forever/2020 EP Review

mercredi 14 octobre 2020 à 20:14

 


  Kolotun  are  a  band  from  Latvia  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  ep  "No  One  Wil  Reign Forever".


   Dark  yet  heavy riffing  starts  off  the  ep  while  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  when  the  music  speeds  up.  Vocals  start  out  in  an  angry  shouting  style  while  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  briefly  and  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  at  times  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Spoken  word  samples  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  guitar  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody and  when  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  briefly  it  also  gives the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Kolotun  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  sounding  as  well  as  having  a  vocal  approach  that  is  very  different  to  the  genre.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature  and  life  themes.


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


https://kolotun.bandcamp.com/album/no-one-will-reign-forever

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/kolotunno-one-will-reign-forever2020-ep.html


Staota/Kuoleman Kastama/2020 EP Review

mercredi 14 octobre 2020 à 05:51

 


  Staota  are  a  duo  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  misanthropic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  ep  "Kuoleman  Kastama".


  Clean  playing  and  synths  start  off  the  ep  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams. 


  Deep  growls  can  also  be  heard  at times  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  Finnish  style  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic style  when  they  are  utilized  and  they  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Mayhem's  "To  Daimonion".


  Staota  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  misanthropic  in  the  Finnish  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Finnish  and  English  and  cover  misanthropy,  nihilism  and  death  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Staota  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  misanthropic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Yhdessa  Olemme  Tuhkaa"  and  "Absence  Of  Life". 8 out  of  10.


https://staota.bandcamp.com/releases    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/staotakuoleman-kastama2020-ep-review.html


Uthullun Interview

mercredi 14 octobre 2020 à 03:10

 


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

We are Uthullun from the US. The project first took shape in 2019, but had existed in one form or another for a couple years before then. We seek to explore the depths of despair.


2.So far you have released an ep and a full length, musically how do they both differ from each other?

Our full length, Dirges for the Void, does contain the songs that were on the EP, but it represents an evolution of our musical composition. It's a further exploration of the use of contrasting yet complementary dissonance, melody, and harmony to create an atmosphere of misery, despair, and dread. It's not necessarily very musically different, but it displays more depth of Uthullun's sound.


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

Lyrically, Uthullun is a contemplation of death, sorrow, isolation, alienation, and self-destruction.


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

"Uthullun" is a word taken from a novel that, taken literally, means "sunless" in a fantasy language, but can also be used to mean "cold." Given the lightless nature of our music and lyrical themes, this word resonated with the band.


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

The album cover for Dirges for the Void calls back to the cover of Sunless, with a black void taking the forefront of the art. It was masterfully manifested by Carlos "Asty" Agraz, who added his surreal, otherworldly aesthetics to our vision. The final product was an image of a dying world, with a sun blackened and bleeding dark fluids into a sea wracked with crystallized manifestations of death and unbeing. We believe art is meant to be interpreted by the viewer, but to us, it depicts the misery of the world coagulating and finally snuffing out the light of the sun, hemorrhaging its black despair to the Earth below.


6.With this musical project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

Sunless and Dirges for the Void were all recorded and mixed in-house. In the future, we would of course be open to collaborations or splits with other musicians, but we wanted the first form of Uthullun to be wholly under our creative influence.


7.The new album was released on 'Wolves Of hades', how did you get in contact with this label?

Like anything else in this day and age, contact was made through social media. Geor from Wolves of Hades saw potential in Sunless and offered to help the band with publicity and physical distribution. We liked the releases under Wolves and Geor's other related label, Argento Records, and were glad to accept the offer.


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

Until relatively recently, Uthullun has had relatively minimal promotion - it was more of a passion project and we preferred to stay anonymous than really push our music. The responses we've had to Sunless have been generally rather positive, with praises of the riffs and production at the forefront. Many of our listeners have been in the US, but Wolves of Hades being a European label, we have clearly made some good impressions overseas. Ultimately, Uthullun will continue to express our vision of black metal as we see fit, but we are grateful our interpretation of the genre has resonated with people.


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

You can expect to see an evolution of our use of dissonance. We are most interested in experimenting with dynamism and atmosphere without getting lost in typical atmospheric black metal monotony. To us, though, atmosphere is a key component of black metal in a musical sense - the emotions the music conveys and its ability to bring the listener to another world or state of mind.


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?

It should surprise no one who hears our music, but our influences include Deathspell Omega, Svartidauði, Aosoth, and Thantifaxath. On rotation for the band are groups like Worthless, Carpe Noctem, Hræ, Mannveira, Cowardice, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, and Kælan Mikla, as well as the bands cited as our influences.


11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Outside of music, we are interested in martial arts, horror films, nature and science, and artistic pursuits in general.


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

Question tradition. Always push your creative boundaries regardless of critics or the standards of the old guard. Create for yourself first and foremost.


https://www.facebook.com/uthullun/

https://uthullun.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/uthullun-interview.html


Accursed Share/Abyssal Human Jihad/2020 EP Review

mercredi 14 octobre 2020 à 03:06

 


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Denver,  Colorado's  Accursed  Share  which  continues  the  raw  style  of  black  metal  from  his  previous  release  and  the  ep  was  self  released  in  2020  and  called  "Abyssal  Human  Jihad".


  An  apocalyptic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast,  raw,  melodic  and  lo-fi  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  also  programmed  along  with  all  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  musical  direction  and  the  sounds  of  human  torture  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track


  On  this  recording  Accursed  Share  expands  on  the  raw  and  lo-fi  style  of  black  metal  he  established  on  his  previous  release. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Accursed  Share  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  raw  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "No  Redemption".  8  out  of  10.


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/accursed-shareabyssal-human-jihad2020.html


Accursed Share/God-The Bitch Has Hidden/2020 EP Review

mercredi 14 octobre 2020 à 02:34

 


  Accursed  Share  are  a  solo  project  from  Denver,  Colorado  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2020  ep  "God-The  Bitch  Has  Hidden".


  A  very  dark  and  tortured  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast,  raw  and  lo-fi  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals are  mostly  angry  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  are  also  mixed down  very  low  in  the  mix  and  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed,  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  the  second  track.


  Accursed  Share  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  lo-fi  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics cover  a hatred  for  humanity  and  anti  religion  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Accursed  Share  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Aborting  the  Human  Race". 8  out  of  10.



  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/accursed-sharegod-bitch-has-hidden2020.html