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Forlet Sires/Holy/Cruel Bones/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 23 avril 2019 à 03:17

  Forlet  Sires  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  post  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Holy"  which  was  released  by  Cruel  Bones.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  post  rock  and  shoegaze  elements.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  in  between  growls  and  black  metal  screams.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  doom  metal.  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well as  the  music  also  getting  very  atmospheric  sounding  at  times.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  progressive  sounding  and  clean  playing  is  added  onto  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  melancholic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Forlet  Sires  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black,  doom  and  post  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Where  Nothing  Shall  Thrive"  and  "We  Roam  This  World  Alone".

https://forletsires.bandcamp.com/album/holy

      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/forlet-siresholycruel-bones2019-full.html


Sanguinem Daemonus Interview

mardi 23 avril 2019 à 02:07
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Sanguinem Daemonus as a name and concept was created in 2015... But as a band was finally created in 2017.  From day 1 we start composing what would be "Funeral Path of Illumination"

2.In 2018 you put out your first release, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

We wanted just to be BLACK METAL, always with ritualistic influences, in our view black metal it´s spiritual music. Deeply linked to black metal roots, but with our own twist to it.

3.Your lyrics cover a lot of occult and left hand path topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the black arts?

I come from a family with tradition in practicing "occult" right hand activities... But my path was always to the other side, so the occult has always be a part of my life. Now i have many years walking the left hand path, so i keep studying and going deeper.  The other members of the band share in different degrees this interest, so this can be express in our music and lyrics.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Sanguinem Daemonus'?

The inspiration is the eternal link that´s created through blood offering that join us with "demons" and entities from beyond.

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

The artwork represents the path to Qayin, the first illuminated by the outer light.

6.From the pictures I have seen of live performances that the band has played I have noticed that you wear some cloaks onstage, what you consider your shows more of a live ritual?

Has i already mention it, for us it´s ritualistic and spiritual aspects in black metal are fundamental. That´s why every time we play live, we perform a true ritual.

7.Out of all the shows the band has played so far, which one did you enjoy the most?

Our debut! ... The connection of our ceremony and the public was impressive, besides a great work in the material aspects of the show (good equipment, total support from the staff, etc)

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

At the moment we haven´t prepare or plan a real tour. Just some sporadic shows in the following months.

9.On the ep you had also done a 'Behexen' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?

Rituale Satanum was an album that made a very strong impact on me (and the other members of the band). So we decide to offer a tribute to them.

10.Currently the band is signed to 'Black Funeral Productions', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

We had a natural connection with "Black Funeral Productions" since the moment we share our music with them. We like that releases are in limited editions and how they have connected with the right people to promote our album.

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

It has been quite good, has i commented in the previews question, Black Funeral did a good job in contacting the correct people. We even found a review from our release in an Hungarian page.

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

We are currently working in our full length, we hope to finish all recordings this year... Expect deeper abyssal and ritualistic black metal.

13.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?

Our main influences are finish, Swedish and Greek occult black metal, Acherontas, Behexen, come particularly to my mind.... other style that may have influenced our music could be doom death metal... Nowadays i have listen a lot to old Rippikoulu, 13th Moon and Acherontas most recent release.

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

Thanks for your time... May your path be enlightened by the black light.
- Ba'el on behalf of Sanguinem Daemonus

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/sanguinem-daemonus-interview.html


Kroda/The Prodigy Tribute - Fvkk Them and THEIR LAW/Purity Through Fire/2019 Single Review

lundi 22 avril 2019 à 05:29

  Kroda  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  pagan  style  of  black  metal  but  on  this  recording  pays  tribute  to  The  Prodigy  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  single  "Fvkk  Them  and  THEIR  LAW"  which  was  released  by  Purity  Through  Fire.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  track  before  adding  in  a  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  along  with  some  heavy  riffs  a few  seconds  later.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  electronic  music  elements  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  towards  the  end  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  this  single  Kroda  mixes  their  black  metal  style  in  with  the  style  that  The  Prodigy  where  known  for  with  the  music  being  a  mixture  of  black  emtal,  industrial  and  electronic  music.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  song  from  Kroda  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal  being  mixed  with  industrial  metal  and  electronic  music,  you  should  check  out t his  single.  8 out  of  10. 

https://www.facebook.com/krodaua
https://kroda.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaMYTpfINLs
 


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/krodathe-prodigy-tribute-fvkk-them-and.html


Black Mold/Tales Of Degradation/Hellprod Records/2019 Demo Review

lundi 22 avril 2019 à 04:24

  Black  Mold  are  a  band  from  Portugal  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  punk  influenced  form  of  raw  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  demo  "Tales  Of  Degradation"  which  will  be  released  on  May  25th  by  Hellprod  Records.

  Tortured  chants  start  off  the  demo  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  shows  some  punk  and  first  wave  influences.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  music  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  80's  and  90's  influences.

  When  tremolo picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  music  always  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  On  this  recording  Black  Mold  takes  their  raw  style  of  black  metal  into  more  of  an  old  school  and  punk  influenced  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Black  Mold  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  punk  influenced  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Astral  Dome"  and  "Bringer  Of  Light".  8  out  of  10.

 Soundcloud | Bandcamp 



 

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/black-moldtales-of-degradationhellprod.html


Bhleg/Nechochwen/Sorlande Sky/Majestic Translucence/Nordvis Produktion/2019 Split EP Review

dimanche 21 avril 2019 à 23:29

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Sweden's  Bhleg  and  West  Virginia's  Nechochwen  called  "Sorlande  Sky/Majestic  Translucence"  which  will  be  released  on  May  31  by  Nordvis  Produktion  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Bhleg  a  duo  that  plays  a  folk  influenced  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  folk  music  elements  and  chants  before  going  into  more  of  a  melodic  and  heavier  direction,  Their  track  is  7  minutes  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  folk  instruments  and  acoustic  guitars  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  while  all  of  the  instruments  sound  very  powerful.  When  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  are  utilized  they  give  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  song  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  along  with  a  small  amount  of  melodic  guitar  leads  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  nature,  existence  and  cosmos  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bhleg  are  a  very  great  sounding  folk  influenced  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side of  the  split.

  Next  up  is  Nechochwen  who  return  with  their  folk  inspired  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  acoustic  guitars  while  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  also  mix  in  elements  of  folk  music.  Clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody and  grim  black  metal  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  music.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to   them  and  the  music  also  always  sticks  to  a  slower  direction  as  well  as  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.   The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature  and  Native  American  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Nechochwen  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  folk  inspired  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  atmospheric  and  folk  influenced  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.

Bhleg:
https://nordvis.com/en/bhleg-a-4 
https://www.facebook.com/bhlegofficial/ 

Nechochwen:
https://nordvis.com/en/nechochwen-a-12
https://www.facebook.com/nechochwen/  

         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/bhlegnechochwensorlande-skymajestic.html