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Edenkaiser/Fleshdozer Dimension/2021 CD Review

vendredi 3 décembre 2021 à 03:20

 


  Spain's  Edenkaiser  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  an  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  released  2021  album  "Fleshdozer  Dimension".


  A  very  anaglyptic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  and  the  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  apocalyptic  sounds  can  be  heard  in  between  each  track.  Elements  of  thrash  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  a  couple  of  songs  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  one  of  the  tracks  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  synths  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Edenkaiser  goes  for  more  of  an  old  school  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  elements  of  thrash  metal  to  create  a  very  aggressive  sounding  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Chaos,  Armageddon,  Apocalypse,  Nihilism  and  War  themes.     


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Edenkaiser  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  black  metal  with  elements  of  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Eye  Of  The  Blind"  "Nemesis  In  Flames"  and  "Dawn  Of  The  Forgotten".  8  out  of  10.


 New video "The Eye of the Blind" (2021): https://youtu.be/5fezoqBw86Q

• Encyclopaedia Metallum: https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Edenkaiser/3540372264

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/edenkaiserfleshdozer-dimension2021-cd.html


Bekëth Nexëhmü/De Fornas Likgaldrar/Purity Through Fire/2021 Double Album Review

vendredi 3 décembre 2021 à 02:26

 


   Bekëth  Nexëhmü  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  epic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  double  album  "De  Fornas  Likgaldrar"  which  will be  released  on  December  12th  by  Purity  Through  Fire.


  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  atmospheric  sounding  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  at  times.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark,  atmospheric  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  dark  soundscapes  also  returning  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  as  well  as  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  water  sounds,  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  an  instrumental  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  a  later  song  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts,  the  recording  also  closes  with  a  dark  ambient  track.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  Anti-Cosmic  and  Dark  Germanic  Heathenism  themes.


  In  my  opinion   Bekëth  Nexëhmü  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  atmospheric  and  epic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  double  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sjalslig  Ervilja"  "Ertidens  Kall"  and  "En  Forglomd  Ursjal".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/PZtM51UWUbM        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/beketh-nexehmude-fornas.html


Hellcharge/Don't Try/2021 Compilation Album Review

jeudi 2 décembre 2021 à 05:08

 


  Hellcharge  are  a  band  from  Portugal  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2021  compilation  album  "Don't  Try"  which  will  be  released  on  December  21st.


  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  a  heavier  punk  influenced  direction  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  and  a lot  of  the  songs  are  recorded  live.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  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  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast b eats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  tracks  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  The  band  also  brings  in  some  Minor  Threat,  The  Damned  and  Nirvana  covers  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  in  shouting  style  vocals  as  well  as  the  music  also  showing  an  influence  of  the  70's  and  early  80's  era  of  punk  rock,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  a  brief  use  of  psychedelic  soundscapes  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  dirty  realism,  drugs  and  politically  incorrect  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Hellcharge  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ode  To A  Junkie"  "Planet  Crack"  "Horsepower"  and  "Rehab  is  For  Quitters".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/HiVrBPPrGNQ 


      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/hellchargedont-try2021-compilation.html


Boarhammer Interview

jeudi 2 décembre 2021 à 02:17

 

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


BOARHAMMER has come into existence in the summer tide of 2020. While hiking in the midnight woods under the influence of absinthe spirit one summer night, Wodwoz and the Vessel were called upon by the mighty entity that is BOARHAMMER. They were given the mission to channel the BOARHAMMER’s energy into black metal music, thereby spreading the gospel of the boar god.



2. Recently you have released a new demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


We were told by the BOARHAMMER to transform its animalistic nature into a fitting sound. We decided to go for a primitive kind of black metal, going back to the genre’s roots and adding some second wave influences to the mix. 



3. Your lyrics cover wood mysticism, ambient folk magick and the strangeness of liquids and herbs, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these esoteric practices?


For the Vessel, it all started several years ago in witch county, East Anglia. During a longer stay there, the Vessel got in touch with practices of folk magick, hedge witchcraft, the arts of cunning folk, and ancient traditions in folk medicine. He also developed an interest in chaos magick. 



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


The name was transmitted to us via a complicated absinthe ritual involving the drink itself as well as other substances that should better be left unnamed. 



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


The artwork represents the title of our first demo tape. We sometimes like to include wands in our rituals. On other occasions, we just like to light a fire.



6. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding your line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?


The number of members of the BOARHAMMER is irrelevant. BOARHAMMER is.



7. On the demo you have also done a 'Mercyful Fate' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?


[Gazes into his glass of red wine, pondering the question thoroughly… after five minutes:] Satan.



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


The BOARHAMMER would be grateful for any opportunity allowing him to spread his gospel to a wider audience.



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


Since we are about to release our first demo, the black metal community is pretty much unaware of our existence. As far as first reactions go, we feel like hitting a nerve with people who are into first wave black metal. However, we have just started trying to reach people, and we appreciate all options to spread our music and are deeply thankful for every person that enjoys our music and supports the BOARHAMMER in any way.



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


We are already working on new material, but there are no concrete plans for a next release yet. Of course, we will answer the BOARHAMMER’s call and continue on the path we have stepped upon.



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?


We enjoy listening to many different kinds of music, but it would be safe to say that black metal and death metal are the genres that have the most influence on the BOARHAMMER. We don’t have to mention the obvious first and second wave classics, but here are a few more recent bands that correspond with our musical vision: SPECTRES & TEETH, WULKANAZ, OMINOUS RESURRECTION, MALOKARPATAN, FUNEREAL PRESENCE, SPIRIT POSSESSION, WHITE NIGHTS!



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


Thank you very much for the interview as well as the review you did for us earlier! Keep up the support of underground heavy metal music! 

https://boarhammer.bandcamp.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/boarhammer-interview.html


Hepatomancy/Ego Svm Radix Et Templvm Lvciferi/Under The Sign Of Garazel Productions/2022 CD Review

mercredi 1 décembre 2021 à 05:37

 


  Hepatomancy  are  a  duo  form  Italy  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  brutal  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "Ego  Svm  Radix  Et  Templvm  Lvciferi"  which  will  be  released  in  2022  by  Under  The  Sign  Of  Garazel  Productions.


  A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  sticks  to  a  very  fast  power  chord  orientated  direction.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  minimalist  sounding  while  a  couple  of  tracks  also  brings  in  a  decent  mixture  of   mid  paced  and  fast  parts  but  focusing  on  a  faster  style.  Most  of  the  songs  also  avoid  the  use  of  any  melody  except  for  one  song  to  focus  on  a  heavier  direction  and  the  whole  album  also  remains  very  heavy,  raw  and  brutal  from  beginning  to  the  end  of  the  recording.


  On  this  album  Hepatomancy  focuses  more  on  a  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  style  of  black  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  Vampirism,  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.    


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Hepatomancy  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  brutal  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Forest  Of  The  Impaled"  "Luciferian  Necrogoatholocaust"  "Howling At The  Bloody  Moon"  and  "Requiem  For  A  Vampire".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/uGb54iPkQFU 


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/11/hepatomancyego-svm-radix-et-templvm.html