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Laang/Haiyang/Talheim Records/2018 CD Review

jeudi 2 mai 2019 à 04:39

  Laang  are  a  solo  project  from  Taiwan  that  plays  a  musical  style  he  describes  as being  'terror  black  metal'  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "Haiyang" which  was  released  by  Talheim  Records.

  Atmospheric soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  ambient  style  synths  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  done  in  more  of  a  shouting  black  metal  style  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  misanthropic  atmosphere.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Synths  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  section  of  the  music  at  times  adding  in  soem s ymphonic  touches  along  with  some  clean  vocals  also  being  utilized  briefly.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  more  ambient  orientated  instrumentals  while  some  of  the  heavier  riffing  also  adds  in  some  melodies  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Taiwanese  and  cover  terror,  desolation,  emptiness  and  inhuman  madness.

  In  my  opinion  Laang  are  a  very  great  sounding  terror  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  that  is  very  different,  you  should  check  out  this album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Shenyuan"  "Yan"  and  "Zidan  King".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/LaangOfficial
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3GOMPmE3jnaoh74rgsTTlI?si=jqXhssUfQm2el4afA00AcA
https://www.weibo.com/laangofficial
https://www.instagram.com/laangblackmetal/  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/laanghaiyangtalheim-records2018-cd.html


NightVermin/Internecine/2019 Demo Review

jeudi 2 mai 2019 à 03:16

  NightVermin  are  a  band  from  Dublin,  Ireland  that  plays  a  very  fast,  melodic  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  demo  "Internecine".

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  Swedish  influences  as  well  as  giving  the  music  more  of  a  modern  day  aggression,  spoken  word  parts  also  make  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks. 

  NightVermin  plays  a  style  of  black  emtal  that  is  very  fast  and  melodic  in  the  90's  old  school  Swedish  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  NightVermin  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast,  melodic  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Primeval  Wails"  and  "My  Grave,  A  Monument  Of  Pain".  8  out  of  10.

https://nightvermin.bandcamp.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/nightvermininternecine2019-demo-review.html


Nattfog/Pohjan Porteilta/Purity Through Fire/2019 CD Compilation Review

jeudi 2 mai 2019 à 01:54

  Nattfog  are  a  solo  project  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  folklore  orientated  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  compilation  album  "Pohjan  Porteilta"  which  will  be  released  on  May  31st  by  Purity  Through  Fire.

  Epic  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  style.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  acoustic  guitars  are  utilized  they  bring  in  elements  of  folk  music.

  Folk  instruments  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  old  school  Finnish  style  and  the  compilation  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  cosmos,  death,  nature  and  despair  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nattfog  are  a  very  great  sounding  folklore  orientated  raw  and  melodic  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Night  Of  The  Ancient  Rites"  "Yoni  Usvassa"  "Yon  Varjoista...".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/Nattfog-703122036409315

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/nattfogpohjan-porteiltapurity-through.html


Horoma Exordium Interview

mercredi 1 mai 2019 à 05:03
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Two piece black metal band who are looking to make the most extreme music they can.

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

Although we wanted the music to extreme, we also wanted you to be able to hear everything. In my heads we went for a vocal style of In The Nightside Eclipse, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas and the music was more in the vein of Organic Hallucinosis.

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

Metal breakdown, other reality's, corrupt institutions. 

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

It's latin for "Being Of A Vision". Seemed fitting from our discussion to then the band to life.

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

Will leave it open for interpretation.

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

Yes will always be just us two.

7.I have read that the band has no plans to ever do any live shows, can you tell us a little bit more about this decision?

I have 100 percent respect for bands to record and tour the world. For us its just about making the music we want to make, when we want to make it. 

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

We are signed with Ordo Nocturnal. They got what we were about. Always open to working with other labels who can help push the band.

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

Its a slow build. But its been cool connecting with people all over the world. At the same we don't care if people don't like it, but people have taken the time to message us, we will message back. Always.

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

Yea have an album worth of songs there. Will do a single track next.

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?

Older black metal and death metal bands.

12.Does Occultism play any role in your music?

I have interest in that for sure.

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

Thank for taking the time write this.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/horoma-exordium-interview.html


Necroroots/Self Titled/Silentium In Foresta Records/2019 EP Review

mercredi 1 mai 2019 à 04:34

  Necroroots  are  a  duo  from  Mexico  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2018  ep  which  was  released  by  Silentium  In  Foresta  Records.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  music.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of 90's  influences. 

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  briefly  but  are  over  powered  by  the  guitars.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  small  amount  of  demonic  voices  are  also  added  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while   the  lyrics  cover  the  mind  liberation  of  religion.

  In  my  opinion  Necroroots  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Chosen  One"  and  "Legions  Of  Death".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSgmVcgrMtM&t=188s&fbclid=IwAR3fbRtF85G8EpTVfkNdnq-mig9r7bc6Rg4iMw-IZS3QhqHqHP48n9BmhhM

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/necrorootsself-titledsilentium-in.html