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Nehushtan/Book 1: Medusas Revenge/Trepanation Recordings/2021 Full Length Review

jeudi 15 avril 2021 à 03:35

 


  Nehushtan  are  a  band  from t he  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  sludge  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Book  1:  Medusas  Revenge"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Trepanation  Recordings.


  Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  elements  of  sludge  metal.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  one  of  the  tracks  also  introduces  harps  onto  the  album.  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length.


  The  vocals  also  bring  in  a  different  approach  to  the  genre  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  clean  playing  also  making  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording,  when  synths  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  an  apocalyptic  atmosphere  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  the  Land  Of  Nod  a  fictional  post-apocalyptic  version  of  America  in  2108  and  the  protagonist  Medusa  and  her  revenge  on  the  Serpent's  Eagles.


  In  my  opinion  Nehushtan  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  and  sludge  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Symposium"  "Mouth  Of  Hell"  "Nehushtan"  and  "Medusa's  Revenge".  8  out  of  10.


https://trepanationrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/book-1-medusas-revenge  

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Rohtang/Entering The Gate Of Malevolent Darkness/Corrupted Flesh Records/2021 Demo Review

mercredi 14 avril 2021 à 05:33

 


  Rohtang  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  depressive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  demo  "Entering  The  Gate  Of  Malevolent  Darkness"  which  will  be  released  on  April  23rd  by  Corrupted  Flesh  Records.


  A  very  dark  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  drum  beats  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  atmospheric  elements  and  synths  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  tracks  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  most  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  a  very  slow  direction.


  Rohtang  plays  a  style  of  depressive  black  metal  that  is  very  slow,  atmospheric,  raw  and  synth  orientated.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darkness,  Depression,  Misery  and  Spiritual  Demise  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Rohtang  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  depressive  black  metal  solos  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Entering  The  Gate  Of  Malevolent  Darkness"  and  "Journey  Through  The  Dungeon  Of  Pestilence".  8  out  of  10.


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Thousand Year War/The Goddamned Lord/Sadist Records/2021 Full Length Review

mercredi 14 avril 2021 à 04:43

 


  Thousand  Year  War  are  a  band  from  Steamboat  Springs,  Colorado  that  plays  a  very  melodic  form  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  album  "The  Goddamned  Lord"  which  was  released  by  Sadist  Records.


  A  very  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  keyboards  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  symphonic  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  lot  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  tracks  also  mix  both  the  old  school  and  modern  styles  together  at  times  along  with  some  clean  pagan  vocals  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  album  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  the  music  also  moving  away  from  the  death  metal  elements  that  where  a  very  huge  part  of  previous  releases,  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  an  instrumental  and  the  album  closes  with  a  cover  of  Satyricon's  "Du  Som  Hater  gud".  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Norse  Mythology,  respect  for  the  old  ways  of  the  northern  beliefs  of  the  Asaturu  and  Anti  Christian  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Thousand  Year  War  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  pagan  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Valhalla  Rising"  "Northern  Gods"  and  "Moonshadow".  8  out  of  10.


Thousand Year War | Facebook

Thousand Year War - The Goddamned Lord | Sadist Records (bandcamp.com)

Thousand Year War - The Goddamned Lord (Full Album) - YouTube

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/thousand-year-warthe-goddamned.html


Luciferianometh/The Order Of Satan's Rage/2021 Full Length Review

mercredi 14 avril 2021 à 03:35

 


  Sri  Lanka's  Luciferianometh  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  satanic  and  occult  black  metal  style  of  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  album  "The  Order  Of  Satan's  Rage".


  An  Acoustic  guitar  intro  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  some  tracks  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  vocals.  Grim  black  metal  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  as  well  as  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  an  old  school  extreme  metal  style.


  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  showing  an  influence  of  90's  era  death  metal  at  times.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  spoken  word  parts  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  synths  can  also  be  heard,  the  album  also  closes  with  an  acoustic  guitar  outro.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Left  Hand  Path,  Black  Magick, Egyptian  Magick,  Baphomet,  Knights  templar, Vedic  Mythology,  Astral  Projection  and  Sinhal  Buddhism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Luciferianometh  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  satanic  and  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Elemental  King  Ov  Cosmos  Knight  ov  Amenti"  "My  Ancient  Spirit  Guide  I  Ascended  Through"  and  "Majesty  Ov  Baphomet's  throne".  8/7  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/04/luciferianomeththe-order-of-satans.html


Sznur Interview

mercredi 14 avril 2021 à 02:26

 

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?


Seth: The album was recorded in october 2020. We received final mix in december. Since that time we’ve managed to sing up with GodzOvWar for release that will take place on 17.04. Negotiation of the details of release, cover artwork etc. also took some time. However we’ve been rehearsing hard and started work on new stuff.


2.Recently you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?


S: It’s much better haha… First of all we have a live drummer now. Very creative guy who put a lot of human madness into the drum parts. Second – the studio and producer. Absolutely brilliant work done by Mr. Heinrich. No doubt, one of the best metal producers in Poland with huge sense and dedication. Third – the music. It’s a bit more complete and for sure better arranged than on previous albums. Still dark and furious but melodic. Bass parts are really good and there are some surprises in samples... 


3.A lot of your lyrics also cover misanthropic, death, anti human and suicidal themes, can you tell us a little bit more about what these topics mean to you?


ZERO: I can’t agree that the lyrics are anti-human or misanthropic. There were no special emotions during writing them. They simply express how stupid, primitive, filthy we are. How much ignorant we are. I wish „ Dom Człowieka” to be receive rather a documentary than hatefull manifesto. There is nothing left to hate anyway. I sing those lyrics with a smile on my face. 


4.Your music is heavily  rooted in the old school black metal style, do you feel that the classic bands are superior to the modern bands?


S: Hey, we’re modern band right? Joke of course. I’m into the scene since 90’ so it’s somehow natural for me to create music rooted in old school classics. However I truly appreciate the modern bands especially for the music in itself. Are the pioneers superior? I don’t know. The progression of the whole Black Metal as a genre is fascinating. It is almost 40 years of evolution in blasphemy and exploration of musical extremes. And still there is some magic to step into.


5.I know that the bands name means 'rope' in Polish, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?


S: Yes...


6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?


ZERO: We’ve only played once. We dress like a workers of funeral company and just like them, we try to do our best work.


S: We’ve played only once in January 2020 before the Covid shit. Regarding the fact that we were rehearsing for about 3 months as a band, the show was really good. You may check some fragments on YT anyway. We are trio so I use octaver to cover the lack of bassist.


7.The band started out as a solo project, do you feel you have accomplished a lot more with a full line up?


S: For sure! Now the band is in completely different condition than when I’ve formed it some years ago. We’re now a band consisting on three individual artists. Each one of us is giving his best to create a wholeness of artistic creation called Sznur. It’s not only the music but also lyrics and visual art. 


8.The new album was released on 'Godz Of War Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?


S: We’ve trade some cds before so we were in touch. Concerning the profile of the label it was our first choice and somehow a dream to be released under their banner. I was really excited when Greg decided to cooperate with us and I’m sure this is the best way for all of us. I guess no other label would have enough guts to release this kind of controversial art.


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


S: I don’t know. I don’t care. We’ll see….


10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


S: We already have some new tracks. We set no artistic limit to ourselves, so the the music will progress all the time. Maybe it’s more brutal and experimental but still melodic and in the vein of nordic BM. We hope to record new album by the end of this year. But it all depends on too many aspects to mention. Strange times...


11.What are you currently listening to nowadays?


S: Many different things. Besides classic metal stuff I trully enjoy stoner, sludge, psychedelic rock… Sometimes ambient and synthwave stuff… My favourites from last weeks are: Biesy, Odraza, Blut Aus Nord, Weedpecker, Trup, Ihsahn, Urfaust, Dead Can Dance and Richard Wagner...


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


S: Thanks for the interviev. I hope we all finally fucking die…

ZERO: Eat more vegetables


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