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Abatuar/Mortandad/Dunkelheit Produktionenen/2020 CD Review

vendredi 7 août 2020 à 07:21

  Abatuar  are  a  band  from  Panama  that h as  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Mortandad"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Dunkelheit  Produktionenen.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  bestial  growls  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  grindcore  elements  and  some  of  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  the  raw  aggression  of  war  metal.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  The  screams  also  add  in  touches  of  black  metal  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  chaotic  yet  old  school  style when  they  are  utilized,  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era,  horror  movie  style  synths  and  samples  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track.

 On  this  recording  Abatuar  goes  for  more  of  a  90's  death/grind  style  which  they  also  mix  in  with  the   brutality  and  aggression  of  war  and  bestial  black  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover   Occultism,  Death,  Gore  and  Murder  themes.   

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Abatuar  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ritual  Nigromante  Por  Medio  De  Profanaci  n  De  C  maras  Funerarias"  " Perversa  Psicopat  a  De  Infantes  Homicidas  Que  Juegan  Con  Sangre  Y V  sceras "  "Estrangulamiento  De  Prostitutas  Callejeras  Como  Medio  De  Liberaci  n  De  La  Ira Y  Lujuria"  and  "Rituales  Necr  fagos  En  La  Selva  Maldita".  8  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/abatuarmortandaddunkelheit.html


Black Communion/Miasmic Misanthropy/Dunkelheit Produktionen/2020 Full Length Review

jeudi 6 août 2020 à 10:14

  Black  Communion  are  a  band  from  Columbia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Miasmic  Misanthropy"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Dunkelheit  Produktionen.

  Chaotic  guitar  leads  and  demonic  voices  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a great  amount  of  war  metal  elements,  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw feeling  and  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  bestial  growls  and  black  metal  screams.

  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Evil  sounding  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  the music  also  showing  some  influences  of  the 90's  era  but  modern  at  the  same  time  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Black  Communion  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Evil,  Rituals  and  Desecration  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Black  Communion  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Of  Doom  And  Necromancy"  "Funeral  Vomit"  and  "Evil  Nocturnal  March".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/Black.Communion.Col/?fref=ts

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/black-communionmiasmic.html


Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect/The World Trapped In Vampyric Sway(Darker And Darker)/Crown And Throne Ltd./2020 Full Length Review

mercredi 5 août 2020 à 09:13

  Unholy  Vampyric  Slaughter  Sect  are  a  solo  project  from  Northampton,  Massachusetts that  plays  a  very  raw,  vampyric  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "The  World  Trapped  In  Vampyric  Sway(Darker  And  Darker)"  which  will be  released  in  September  by  Crown  And  Throne  Ltd..

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  and  spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  emtal s creams  a  few  seconds  alter  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  riffs  also  show  an  influence  of  thrash  metal  at  times.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  programmed  beats  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  demonic  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  melodic  yet  ritualistic  chants,  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.   The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  vampires  and  Levayen  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Unholy  Vampyric  Slaughter  Sect  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  satanic  and  vampyric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pummeled  Flesh  In  The  Mouth  Of  A  Virgin"  and  "And  I  Shall  Come  To  Thee  As  An  Iron  Wolf".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/unholyvampyricslaughtersect        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/unholy-vampyric-slaughter-sectthe-world.html


Illkynja/Sæti Sálarinnar/Goathorned Productions/2020 CD Review

mardi 4 août 2020 à 21:26

  Illkynja  are  a  solo  project  from  Iceland  that  plays  a  very  aggressive,  experimental  and  dissonant  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Sæti  Sálarinnar"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Goathorned  Productions.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  deep  and  demonic  sounding  growls. The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  dissonant  structures  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  All  of  the musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  grim  black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  at  times.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Most  of the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  a  more  modern  style  of  black  metal  along  with  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.  As  the  album  progresses  a  brief  ambient  interlude  can  also  be  heard  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  musical  direction  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  and  experimental  moments  at  times,  most  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  mid  tempo  direction  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Icelandic  and  cover  darkness  and  destruction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Illkynja  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive,  experimental  and  dissonant  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ég  er  ljósið,  eldurinn  og  upphafið"  "Sæti Sálarinnar"  and  "Dýrð  í  harmleik".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/illkynja      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/illkynjasti-salarinnargoathorned.html


Yass-Waddah Interview

lundi 3 août 2020 à 20:12
1. First of all I would like to thank you for this interview and greet all the readers of your webzine. Well, Yass-Waddah is a musical project who has seen the collaboration of many musicians from different countries go through it, but is currently made up of one person only...that is me. The project started in Italy in 2011, subsequently continued in Canary Islands, (Spain) where I live now.


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

2. The line up of each album has influenced the final result from a stylistic point of view, since each musician has his own way of making music.
Unlike in previous album, I arranged and played the part of all instruments and I also sang all the vocal parts, which I had never done before. This undoubtedly influenced the sound of this new release.


3.From 2012 to 2018 there was no new music being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that times span?

3. In 2012 immediately after the recording of the first EP, the project sank so as not to think to a sequel in the future of Yass-Waddah.
In the following years I devoted myself almost exclusively to classical music. I have also a cello degree, then it was my main job.
In 2015 I moved to live in Tenerife, and here I restarted playing the electric guitar again, becoming member of the thrash metal band "Death Above". In 2017 I felt inspired to take over again the Yass-Waddah project and I started composing the album "Lights In The Murk" (later released in 2018) being so lucky to be able to take advantage of the collaboration of great musicians such as Hannes Grossmann on drums, Clemens Wijers on keyboards and Adrienne Cowan on vocals.

4.What are some of the lyrics topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

4. About the lyrics I wrote for this album, I can say that trying to understand what really reality is, I have spent the last few years being interested and getting a lot of informations about: quantum physics, math and geometry, biology and evolution of mankind, alien abductions, regressive hypnosis, remains of ancient megalithic constructions by unknown civilizations, origin of all religious beliefs and deities worshiped in the past, esoteric rites, masonic societies, astronomy, history of wars, politics and world economy...as well as martial arts practice.
Combining many common points that I found in all these different things, they led me to understand certain things, which I then concentrated on the lyrics of this album. Anyway, this was the first time in my life that I wrote lyrics for my songs, it was all in all a spontaneous thing since I had to concretize some very precise concepts that I had in mind and adapt them in music.


5.On your first release you also did a concept album based upon the writings of William S. Burroughs, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his work?

5. Many artists, musicians and writers have become interested in subjects as diverse as alchemy, secret cults, theosophy and anthroposophy, the esoteric currents of the great religions, eastern philosophies, magic, psychedelia, and drug intake, symbols and universal myths, the so-called fourth way of the Armenian mystic Georges Gurdjieff. William Burroughs was a prominent exponent of this line of thought which inevitably leads us to know the darkest and most hidden parts of ourselves. Beginning to read his works, I started to be interested in certain themes which subsequently made me understand many things with respect to my self and the reality in which we are liviliving in.



6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Yass-Waddah'?

6. The band name was taken from the novel "Cities of the red night" written by William Burroughs. Yass-Waddah is the name of a city, is a "female stronghold" where "everything is true and nothing is permitted except to the permitters".


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

7. Searching for an artist who could create the album cover, I stumbled upon the website of the artist Caio Caldas, who was selling the finished work. As soon as I saw it I realized that it was exactly what I was looking for. I don't know exactly what Caio intended to represent, but for me it represents the "Dark Lord" or "The Great Architect" who is creating this and all the worlds of the multiverse.


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

8. The music of Yass-Waddah has never been performed live, the project was conceived in view for recordings only.


9.The new album was released on 'They Live We Sleep Recordings', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

9. 'They Live We Sleep Recordings' was born from my idea of ​​producing a bit of all the extreme metal bands of which I am a member here in Canary Islands (Death Above, Marabunta and Wikedness) giving an economic support to start the production of the phisical copies of the albums. At the moment the label has only three releases (one album of Death Above and two of Y-W), however there will probably new ones soon...The name was taken from the John Carpenter's film "They Live", which represents exactly the society we are living in nowadays.

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

10. I have seen with great pleasure that there are many people in different parts of the world who are shareing Yass-Waddah's music on the web. I am very grateful to all of these who spent time listening to my music and found something interesting in it.


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


11. Sincerely I don't know about the future in general... I think the apocalypse will come very soon since we are now at the end of Kali Yuga. But it doesn't bother me in the least... So even in a landscape of poverty, war and desolation, perhaps a new Yass-Waddah album will be released if it will be possible, even more inspired by this frame of human annihilation.

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?

12. The bands that have influenced me most for the creation of the music in style of Y-W are certainly some bands that I listened to since the late nineties, such as: Emperor, Oxiplegatz, Burzum, Marduk, Ulver, Immortal, Kvist...
However there are bands of nowdays that I like very much too, for example: Desolate Shrines, The Great Old Ones, Krallice, Nightbringer, Seth, Grifteskymfning, Al-Namrood, Ascension, Cattle Decapitation, ...


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

13. The human mind is the greatest deception that exists. Only by turning off the thought we can get to see the truth that is within us all. And the truth will set us finally free...

https://yass-waddah.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/yass-waddah-interview.html