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Eos Interview

jeudi 10 avril 2014 à 07:46
1.For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the band? G. : We are just two guys who’ve played music together for a long time. We eventually concretised our ideas and formed Eos. V. Eventually joined the band last year as our new bass player.
2.Recently you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical sound that is presented on the recording? K. : Through many rehearsals, we’ve built songs with what sounded good to us. We wanted to do black metal but as we were building the songs, un-black metal ideas like dronish soudscape, more mid-tempo/clean part, and so on, came to our mind and we though it sounded good to mix it altogether.
3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music? G. : There wasn’t any specific topics or subjects in our lyrics for L’avalé. We’ve focused more on the musical content. We are currently working on it for the next release. K. : As he says, we were more focusing on the music though we’re working on something more specific for our our next release. Something more in the way of « Avalé »’s lyrics, which to me describe a strange way of thinking where our most meanful feeling even our casual act. The beauty and the ugly can be reduce to nothing and become useless.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Eos'? K. : Actually, it’s the title of an Ulver’s song on their album « Shadows of the Sun » which is related to the goddess of the dawn in the greek mythology, but in our case, it’s related to the Ulver song.
5.Has the band done any live shows yet or have any plans on doing shows in the future? G. :We are planing to do our first live rituals by the beginning of 2015. For now, we are rehearsing the songs on L’avalé.
6.A year back the band was a part of the 'Svn Okklt' compilation, what are your thoughts on the other bands that have participated on the compilation? G. : I really liked the compilation and discovered some great projects, such as Axis of Light, Death Fortress and Tardigraada. Each tracks were excellent. K. : Same here.
7.The demo was released on Fallen Empire Records, how did you get in contact with this label? G. : They’ve contacted me about the SVN OKKLT compilation. They wanted a Wendess’ track, but we didn’t had any track to contribute. I then suggested Eos since we were already in the process to record some demo tracks, which led to the Katharsis track on the compilation. Mike is a great guy to work with and we hope it will be a long partnership.
8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been so far to your music by fans of black metal? K. :We’ve received many positive criticism and few negative comments and that’s fine. We didn’t expect that so much people were waiting for our release, considering we only had one song released yet.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future? K. :We are not heading anywhere specific. We want it to keep it Black Metal, but we don’t want to put ourselves any boundaries. It will surely be darker and heavier. The future will tell us, we don’t want to look too far ahead.
10.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays? G. :Black metal, progressive music. Nowadays, I listen a lot to Swans, Deathspell Omega and The Ruins of Beverast. K. :Black metal, old prog, shoegaze, folk, drone, doom, noisy things, Sonic Youth.
11.What are some of your non musical interests? K. : Food, beer, dark movies, old obscure video games.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? G. : We appreciate the interest toward our project. We have a Facebook page if anyone wants to follow us.
G. - Guitares K. - Batterie. Voix V. - Basse

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Cloak Of Altering/Plague Beasts/Crucial Blast 2014 CD Review

jeudi 10 avril 2014 à 05:07

  Cloak  Of  Altering  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  mixture  of  atmospheric  occult  black  metal,  noise  and  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  album  "Plague  Beasts"  which  will  be  released  by  Crucial  Blast.

  Gabber  style  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  fast  and  raw  industrial  black  metal  direction  along  with some  grim  screams  and  the  music  also  alternates  between  slow  and  fast  parts  to  give  the  industrial  sound s more  power  and  you  can  also  hear  spoken  word  parts  in  the  background  along  with  some  deep  demonic  growls  being  utilized  at  times.

  Elements  of  harsh  noise  are  added  into  the  music  at  times  while  never  losing  its  black  metal  focus,  and  the  album  well  also  mix  some  raw  black  metal  elements  with  the  more  symphonic  side  of  the  genre  while  also  bring  in  video  game  music  sounds  which  also  make  the  album  a  lot  more  avant  garde  and  experimental  and  as  time  goes  on  by  elements  of  prog  rock  and  classical  are  added  onto  the   recording  along  with  a  variety  of  many  different  styles  of  vocals  while  remaining  true  to  more  more  necro  industrial  black  metal  direction  throughout  the  tracks  on  the  recording.

  Cloak  Of  Altering  have  a  very  original  sound  on  these  songs  taking  the  occult,  raw  and  symphonic  forms  of  black  metal  and  mixing  them  with  necro  industrial,  experimental  and  noise  to  create  an  interesting  recording  along  with  a  very  powerful  sounding  production  and  lyrics  that  cover  Satanism,  Chaos  Magick,  Occultism  and  Left  hand  Path  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cloak  Of  Altering  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  industrial,  experimental,  noise  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should c heck  out t his  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Plague  beasts"  "Chaos  Magician  Of  the  Abyss"  and  "Into  Celestial  hell". 8  out  of  10.

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Tomorrowillbeworse/Down The Road Of Nothing/Avantgarde Music/Bylec Tum/2014 CD Review

lundi 7 avril 2014 à 05:52

  Tomorrowillbeworse  are  a  band  from  the  united  kingdom  that  plays  and  experimental  and  post  form  of  depressive  black  metal  with  elements  of  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Down  The  World  of  Nothing"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Avantgarde  Music  and  Bylec  Tum.

  A  very  dark  ambient  drone  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  heavy  and  melodic  direction  along  with  grim  black  metal  screams  and  they  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  both  clean  and  heavy  sections  which  also  adds  a  post  metal  feeling  to  the  recording  along  with  the  melodies  having  a  heavy  doom  metal  influence  to  them.

  In  the  faster  parts  of  the  material  you  can  hear  some  raw  black  metal  elements  being  utilized  and  they  are  only  used  briefly  with  the  focus  being  on  the  slower  material  which  also  utilizes  some powerful  sounding  bass  lines and  spoken  words  are  also  used  in  a  few  of  the  tracks  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodic  guitar  leads  become  a  part  of  the  music  along  with  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  being  utilized  in  some  of  the  songs.

  Tomorrowillbeworse  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  emotion  and  sorrow  with  their  music  which  is  very  dark  and  melodic  as  well  as  being  experimental  along  with  a  dark  sounding  production  and  lyrics  that  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Latin  and  English  and  cover  self  destruction  and  hatred.

  In  my  opinion  Tomorrowillbeworse  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental,  post  depressive  black  metal  band  with  elements  of  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Distressing  Rage"  "If  you  Listen,  You  Can  Hear  Them  Chewing"  and  "Down  the  Road  of  Nothing".  8  out  of  10.      

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Dim Aura/The Negation Of Existence/2013 CD Review

dimanche 6 avril 2014 à 22:45

  Dim  Aura  are  a  band  from  Israel  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  punk  and  rock  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  album  "The  Negation  Of  Existence".

    The  music  starts  off  with  a  slow  and  depressive  black  metal  sound  before  speeding  up  and  going  for  a  more  raw  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  which  also  bring  an  old  school  feeling  to  the  recording  and  after  awhile  they  bring  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  vocals  adding  in  small  amounts  of  growls.

  One  of  the  main  strengths  of  the  album  is  the  old  school  aspect  of  the  black  metal  sound  of  the  band  and  there  ability  they  add  a  depressive  edge  to  it  and  when  the  music  gets  more  up  beat  you  can  also  hear  some  rock  music  and  punk  elements  while  the  main  focus  is on  playing  raw  black  metal  and  at  times  the  vocals  use  some  death  metal  influences.

  As  the  album  progresses  you  can  hear  more  first  wave  black  metal  elements  and  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  being  mixed  in  with  their  sound  and  they  bring  in  a  more  punk  rock  energy  to  the  black  metal  sound  which  is  mostly  rooted  in  the  early  to  mid  90's  era  while  also  having  some  early  2000's  depressive  elements.

  Dim  Aura  have  a  sound  on  this  recording  that  mixes  a  lot  of  many  different  black  metal  styles  together  and  if  you  can  hear  everything  from  raw  black  metal,  black'n'roll  and  dsbm  all  being  mixed  in  the  sound  and  the  music  is  very  true  to  black  metal  along  with  a  raw,  heavy  and  old  school  production  and  lyrics  that  cover  misanthropy  and  hatred  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dim  Aura  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  misanthropic  black  metal  band  and  if you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gods  Of  The  Undying  Darkness"  "Rec  17-5"  and  "Black  Metal  Genocide".  8  out  of  10.    

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AlNamrood/Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq/Shaytan Productions/2014 CD Review

dimanche 6 avril 2014 à 07:54

  AlNamrood  are  a  band  from  Saudi  Arabia  that plays  black  metal  with  elements  of  oriental  folk  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Heen  Yadhar  Al  Ghasq"  which  was  released  by  Shaytan  Productions.

    Middle  eastern  folk  music  sounds  and  black  metal  guitars  open  up  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  leads  a  few  seconds  later  and  all  of  the  middle  eastern  sounds  are  done  on  synths  and  the  music  starts  adding  in  symphonic  elements  on  some  of  the  other  tracks  along  with  the  drumming  having  a  more  tribal  feeling  to  them.  

  When  vocals  are  added  onto  the  album  they  have  a  more  melodic  and  chanting  style  feeling  and  they  also  use  some  evil  laughter  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  grim  black  metal  elements  and  you  can  also  hear  the  drumming  utilizing  blast  beats  and  the  music  can  also  get  very  experimental  at  times  along  with  the guitars  utilizing  some  middle  eastern  scales  and  on  the  4th  track  they  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  folk  instruments  while  the  main  focus  is  in  the  heavier  parts  which  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  AlNamrood  have  a  very  interesting  sound  with  their  music  and  creating  a  musical  style  that  could  be  classified  as  middle  eastern  black  metal  since  it  has  a  mixture  of  heaviness  and  oriental  melodies  which  they  also  mix  in  with  symphonic  synths  along  with  a  powerful  sounding  production  and  lyrics  that  are  written  in  Arabic  and  cover  Ancient  History,  Evil,  Darkness  and  Anti  Religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  AlNamrood  are  a  very  great  and  original  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal  and  middle  eastern  folk  music  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  these  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Estahat  Al  harb"  "Youm  Yukram  Al  Jaban"  and  "Subat".  8/5  out  of  10.


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