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Zaslon/Self Titled/2021 EP Review

dimanche 19 décembre 2021 à 22:13

 


  Zaslon  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  experimental  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  and  self  titled  2021  ep.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while t he  songs  also  add  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  sounding  without  losing  any  raw  aggression  and  the  whole  ep  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  Zaslon  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  experimental  sounding  as  well  as  always  remaining  very  aggressive.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  poison  and  death  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Zaslon  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  experimental  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "ЯЗВА".  8 out  of  10.


https://zaslon.bandcamp.com/releases  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/zaslonself-titled2021-ep-review.html


V/Haze Miasma/Nebula/Supreme Chaos Records/2022 EP Review

dimanche 19 décembre 2021 à 02:28

 


  V/Haze  Miasma  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  progressive  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  ep  "Nebula"  which  will  be  released  in  2022  by  Supreme  Chaos  Records.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  post  rock.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  heavier  riffing  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments.


  Vocals are  mostly  angry  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  shouts  and  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  some  clear  vocals  also  being  utilized  briefly.


  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  closing  track  also  introduces  pianos  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  mountains,  woods,  autumn  and  winter  themes.


  In  my  opinion  V/Haze  Miasma  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  post  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Hypocrite!...Another  Vicious  Grimace".  8  out  of  10.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VHazeMiasma
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6k2rGgZXWSaCyEVtnGG9M2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr-A3ZTnMlosaZjov5dHdQ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vhazemiasma/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/vhaze-miasmanebulasupreme-chaos.html


Chaoagnostic Interview

dimanche 19 décembre 2021 à 00:57

 

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


I created 'Chaoagnostic' just to play music. After a long hiatus (more than 12 years) it was necessary for me to start somewhere, and this project appeared. For myself I decided only one thing: I will play what I enjoy playing. And this is primitive, furious, raw Black Metal.


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


To be honest, the recording style was dictated by technical capabilities. When I decided to try to get back to music, I got hold of a completely dead guitar. I wasn't sure if I could play again, so there was no point in spending money on an instrument and equipment right away. I reanimated this guitar, bought a primitive micro-amplifier, and this 'gorgeous' equipment (plus a laptop) was used for recording. So it came out a little more raw than I would like.


3.You also returned from the music business for a few years, can you tell us a little bit more about the decision behind leaving the music for a few years and also the decision to return to return?


There was no decision to leave music. At first there was a short break associated with moving to another city, but when it came to resuming musical activity, literally two days before the first rehearsal with the new band, a nuisance occurred. I got an arm injury, spent a week in the hospital, and my arm was in a cast for a month. Over time, the motor function recovered, but the nerve was damaged, and for a long time I was simply physically unable to play. It was only recently I discovered that there are improvements. I tried to play and realized that it is possible. This was the reason for the return.


4.You also have had a history with the law, can you tell us a little bit more about your run ins with the law?


First there was a history with the war. When the aggression of the Putin's regime against Ukraine began, I supported Ukraine, and in March 2015 I joined the volunteer military movement. I fought in intelligence. But for reasons that are not fully known, in December 2015 the state security authorities considered that our group are terrorists and saboteurs. The commander was killed during the arrest, two of my ribs were broken, and I spent 8 months in prison. However, it was such a politicized story that the court released me and the other defendants. And now, apparently, no one knows what to do next. The trial is in its sixth year without any success. Once a month we go to court, look at each other and disperse. Some kind of Kafka, in a word.


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


These are very simple texts, they are too primitive. Although some of them have a second meaning. For example, the song 'Dance of Death' describes the experience of a person in a battle situation. These are not the impressions of the battle itself, but an attempt to convey how artillery shells fly right over you. "Someone's death is over my head." The song 'Holy Pest' is, of course, about the Plague. During a pandemic, I cannot but recall the times when "the world was blessed by Holy Pest." Well, what about 'Dark Blood', it is a variant of the vampire theme. 


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Chaosagnostic'?

 

The name consists of two words - Chaos and Agnostic. I came up with it to describe the fundamental unknowability of the Universe and, moreover, Chaos for the human mind. People have achieved a lot by studying how everything works in this world, but they will never be able to finally figure it out. This is beyond our cognitive abilities, our perception. People only very approximately understand what happened after the Big Bang, but what happened *before* it, when there was no time yet ... Actually, Chaos is what was before the appearance of space and time, and will be after. 'Before time' sounds absurdly, well, what kind of cognition can we talk about, huh? With mystical gnosis the story is the same: the human mind can seek the truth, but cannot find it. That is why 'Chaoagnostic'.

 

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


Honestly I can't, because there is no artwork there. Just the logo and title of the album, nothing else. 


8.With this project you recorded everything by yourself but have had experience playing with a full band, do you prefer to work solo?

 

Nowadays, I think, it's really easier for me to work solo. Don't need to show anything to anyone, don't need to explain how to play. And, finally, I don't know any musician here in Ukraine. Actually, for a project that does not perform at gigs, solo is a perfectly acceptable option. But in the future I might think about session members. 


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

 

I haven't received any offers, but for LP I will definitely look for a label. 


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


I really don't see any particular reaction. However, this is not surprising: just a dirty and raw demo.


11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?


Material for LP has already been written. The album will include songs from the demo and new ones. I look forward to recording this LP in the studio and hope to be able to do it soon. At the moment I am recording drum parts (using drum machine). As for the future, I don’t want to think about it (practice has shown that this is unreasonable), but I hope that I can continue my musical activity. 


12.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?


Many years ago I was influenced by such different groups as 'Mayhem, 'Marduk' and groups of French 'LLN'. This, of course, was reflected in my music and in the manner of performance. Now I listen mostly the same music as 10-15-20-... years ago. I understand that such conservatism is not a very good thing (age, hehe), but I can’t help it - I like to listen music what I’ve listened before. 'Marduk', 'Antaeus', 'Dissection', 'Mayhem', 'Deathspell Omega', 'Watain', 'Limbonic Art', 'Vlad Tepes', 'Belketre', 'Mutiilation' are the base of my playlist. 


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


Thanks for the good questions and for your interest in what I am doing. 

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


Omhosten/Music Of The Great Beyond/Kult und Kaos Productions/2022 CD Review

samedi 18 décembre 2021 à 04:20

 


  Omhosten  are  a  solo  project  from  Ukraine  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  album  "Music  Of  The  Great  Beyond"  which  will  be  released  in  2022  by  Kult  und  Kaos  Productions.


  A  very  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  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.


  The  riffs  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  second  wave  era  influences.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  being  an  instrumental  as  well  as  the  album  also  getting  very  atmospheric  sounding  at  times  and  the  album  closes  with  a  synth  orientated  outro. 


  Onhosten  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  old  school  sounding  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  quintessence  of  hatred  for  humanity. 


  In  my  opinion  Omhosten  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  old  school  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Will  I  Be  Damned  by  All  Gods"  "Cold  Rain  Will  Come"  "Retaliation  Might"  and  "Blood  Red  Mud".  8  out  of  10.


   https://www. kvltundkaosproductions.com/ omhosten  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/omhostenmusic-of-great-beyondkult-und.html


Evil Might Interview

samedi 18 décembre 2021 à 03:12

 

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

Valtias: Evil Might is quite traditional Black Metal from Finland. Formed in 2019 by some Rienaus members, who asked me to join them as a vocalist. So I did. They had recorded rehearsal demo and I recorded vocals on it. That is Demo I. Demo II is not so primitive as we used proper recording tools and even had an awesome mixer who did his own magic.

2.So far you have released a couple of demo's and a single, musically how do they differ from each other?

V: Not that much. Although Demo II’s songs have evolved to represent us all. The music and soundscape are more Evil Might. We also used some synths and accordion on Demo II to spice the sound up, to make it a bit deeper. That EP is just re-recorded Clandestine Lust for Power from Demo I. We recorded two songs from Demo I in Demo II sessions.

3.A lot of your lyrics cover Satanic and Luciferian themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the black arts?

V: I got interested in Satanism and Esoterism in the late 80s when I heard King Diamond and Mercyful Fate. Then came Thrash and Death Metal, and eventually in 1992 or so I found out Black Metal. I started to read about Satanism, Esoterism and Shamanism, and used these teachings in the lyrics of my former band ArthemesiA. Eventually I turned toward Luciferianism. I bow to none; Non Serviam.

4.All of the band members also play in other bands, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Evil Might', that you are not able to do with your other groups/

V: I lost interest in bands for a while after ArthemesiA split up. Then few years ago I joined Grieve to record few songs. So I haven’t actually had any bands for a quite long time. The other guys couldn’t express themselves in Rienaus, so they wanted a band for their music. Their other bands are not similar to Evil Might at all.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Evil Might'?

V: Hat shrieked that line in one of the Gorgoroth songs. Nothing more esoteric than that. It sounds evil.

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

V: I just threw it together quickly. It’s a classic cliché: a misty dark forest. Throw in a hint of that purple hue from the 90’s Norsk Black Metal cover artworks. A Finnish darkness. That is the CD/digital version (which hopefully will be released on CD in 2022). There’s also a dark forest on the cassette (out now!) cover.

7.Once the pandemic is under more control, are there any plans for live shows?

V: Yeah, we have few gigs coming up in the Spring. Hopefully something bigger as well. Let’s see how it works out. Corona is a whore.

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

V: There’s some interest. We have a split CD coming out from a cult UG label next year. We’re hopefully recording the debut album next year. There are quite many songs lined up. We just need to finalize them.

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

V: Only positive. Although I was quite surprised that the whole UG Zine scene is dead. We looked for zines and medias for the reviews, but the zine scene is just gone. I miss the 90s. Now it’s all digital, no print media. Everyone releases in Youtube and Bandcamp. I guess there’s more spread, but it seems that the underground scene I once knew is utterly dead.

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

V: Rienaus is recording an album soon. I don’t know about the rest actually. There’s something going on all the time. Someone is recording something for some band.

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

V: Like I said, I think… I hope we record it in next year. Let’s see. Musically it will be quite much like Demo II, but we are probably going to try out some new things again. At least I’m taking more time for the vocals to do some more variation.

12.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?

Finnish and Norwegian second wave black metal. 80s and early 90s European black metal like Root and such cutl bands. Venom, Mercyful Fate, Motörhead, Iron Maiden and such. All the cliches. Personally, I’ve been enjoying synthwave (as I’m an eighties kid); Gunship, Carpenter Brut, Perturbator and such. The best modern (2000s) metal band is Peste Noire. Famine is a snail eating and baguette munching evil genius.

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

Listen to Evil Might or die trying.

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