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Siculicidium/A Halal es az iranytu/Sun & Moon/2019 EP Review

jeudi 14 mars 2019 à 03:55

  Siculicidium  are  a  band  from  Romania  that  plays  black  metal  with  some  elements  of   death  rock  and  post  punk and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "A  Halal  es  az  iranytu"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Sun  &  Moon.

  Acoustic guitar  playing  and  percussion  starts  off  the  ep  while  both  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  melody  at  times.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  trumpet's  and  jew  harp's  instruments  can  also  be  heard  briefly  in  the  background.  Elements  of  death  rock  and  post  punk  are  added  onto  the  second  track  along  with  both  of  the  songs  sticking  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.

  Siculicidium  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  black  metal  while t he  death  rock  and  post  punk  elements  makes  the  songs  stand  out  a  lot  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover  death  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Siculicidium  are  a  very  great  sounding  black  metal  band  with  touches  of  death  rock  and  post  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "A  Halal".  8  out  of  10.     

www.facebook.com/siculicidium   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/siculicidiuma-halal-es-az-iranytusun.html


Hexivoid/Disdain From A Burning Cosmos/AHPN Records/2019 CD Review

jeudi 14 mars 2019 à 01:55

  Hexivoid  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  cosmic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Disdain  From  A  Burning  Cosmos"  which  was  released  by  AHPN  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  dissonant  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  distorted  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.

  At  times  the  music  gets  very  experimental  sounding  along  with  all  of  the  drum  beats  being  programmed.  Keyboards  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  songs  stick  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  using  a  depressive  tone  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard  and  on  the  closing  track  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard.

  Hexivoid  plays  a  style  of  cosmic  black  metal  that  is  very  dissonant,  experimental  and  void  summoning.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  cosmic,  depravity  and  isolation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hexivoid  are  a  very  great  sounding  cosmic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dissonant  Void  Howling  Forth"  "They  Who  Burned  Themselves  For  Peace"  and  "Disdain  From  A  Burning  Cosmos".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/hexivoid7


 https://ahpnrecords.bandcamp.com/album/disdain-from-a-burning-cosmos

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/hexivoiddisdain-from-burning-cosmosahpn.html


Lugburz Sleed Interview

mercredi 13 mars 2019 à 04:59
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band these days?
- Hi,  Kaswarh here. Currently the group is in the format One Man Band. The concept has been changed to, what interests me (us).

2.Since 2006 you have released a good amount of material, how would you describe your musical progress over the years?
- We did not have a consensus on what the group should have been. We played and recorded what we were interested in at certain moments of life. In other words - the group is Tribute of my life and tells about who I am (we).

3.Your music covers a lot of ground with some of the material going into a depressive black metal direction  while some material brings in more of a space ambient style, do you feel you stand out among many other bands by experimenting with different styles and not recording the same type of style over and over again?
- Our style has always changed. From the moment of launch to the current moment. But there has always been an element of the black metal genre. Now everything is different. For me (us), this is new and I (we) like it.

4.From 2014 to 2018 there was no new music being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that time span?
- War began on the territory of my (our) country. Guitarist [Karmaged] plunged into this war. It changed him and he lost interest in music. For this reason, the format of the group and concept have been changed at the current time.

5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?
- Nihilism and Solipsism. Depression. Hate. Endless Space...

6.Originally the band was called 'Enslate' what was the cause of the new change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Lugburz Sleed'?
- Word 'lugburz' means Barad-dûr ("Dark Tower") - enormous fortress of the Sauron from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth writings. Word 'sleed' means Ukrainian transliteration word "mark". Literal meaning is "The Mark of Barad-dûr". Although the band never performed songs with lyrics-themes of Tolkien's Middle-earth, the name is a tribute to the band Summoning (Epic/Atmospheric Black Metal) which is a landmark discovery in the life of a vocalist [Kaswarh]. Also - name is very difficult to pronounce in Slavic languages:).

7.Has the band had any opportunities to do live shows and if so, how would you describe your stage performance?
- The group has always been and remains a studio project.

8.Currently the band is signed to 'Distrokid' how would you compare working with this label to your old label 'Rigorism Productions'?
- "Rigorism Productions" is a great label that released us on CD. "DistroKid" is an independent digital music distribution service, thanks to him - we exist on all modern music-streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube Mucic and many others).

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
- Primary listeners are North and South America, Europe. I (we) was surprised that our music would climb that far.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
- Space Ambient and Berlin School (Krautrock). Mabye Space (Cosmic) Black Metal.

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?
- Greatly influenced: Burzum, Beherit, Gromm, Summoning. I really like it now: The Lost Sun (https://thelostsun.bandcamp.com/),  Bezmir (https://bezmir.bandcamp.com/), Imperceptum (https://imperceptum.bandcamp.com/) and ISON (https://ison444.bandcamp.com/).

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
- Astrophysics. I also keep an account in Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spacesolipsism/ - i publish visual Images what's on my mind at the moment.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
- Thx, Erik! I am grateful for the interview. It is really rare for me to say a few words. April 30, 2019 Lugburz Sleed compilation "ÖÖ" (https://lugburzsleed.bandcamp.com/album/compilation) comes out. Doomed Atmospheric / Depressive Raw Black Metal / Space Ambient. Compilation 2008-2018 tracks. Remastered 2019. Each track has its own art and history. Follow: https://www.facebook.com/lugburzsleed and https://www.instagram.com/lugburzsleed/ for more info. 42!
Spectral Voice From Newborn Star, by The Lost Sun
6 track album
thelostsun.bandcamp.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/lugburz-sleed-interview.html


AnKou/1984 - The Eyes Are Upon You Ft Tahazu/2019 Single Review

mercredi 13 mars 2019 à 02:59

  France's  solo  project  has  returned  with  a  new  track  which  is  in  the  atmospheric  style  of  black metal  and  features  Tahazu  as  a  special quest  on  vocals  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2019  single  "!984  _  The  Eyes  Are  Upon  You".

  Spoken  word,  war  and  movie  samples  start  off  the  track  before  adding  in  some  acoustic  guitars  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  that  also  get  very  high  pitched  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  The  music  sticks  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  when  the  music  speeds  up  while  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  track  while  the  lyrics  are  based  upon  George  Orwell's  dystopian  novel  "1984'.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  AnKou  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  single.  8  out  of  10.

 https://ankou1.bandcamp.com/track/1984-the-eyes-are-upon-you-ft-tahazu

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/ankou1984-eyes-are-upon-you-ft.html


Necrolust Interview

mercredi 13 mars 2019 à 01:34
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?
1- Hi, I introduce myself to the readers of your formidable zine, I am Radamantis the bassist of the band.
The band had a moment of pause because our old drummer for personal reasons decided to leave the band, we tried some new drummer but since he doesn't satisfy our musical criteria we later decided to continue in 2 with the drums then sampled new record was composed by me and The Hack on vocals and guitar.

2.So far this year you have released a new full length and ep, musically how do they both differ from the material you have released in the past?
2- The EP with the single Summon The Horned Goat preceded the full length Ancient Worship, the new album differs from the previous ones in that we have decided to enrich our violent sound with ambient elements to make that little bit of atmosphere dark and desperate among one song and the other. The goal was to build with the synths a tension support for the powerful riffs, creating really scary music. So the new album is different from the old works.

3.The band has split up on a couple of occasions, what was the cause of the splits and also the decision to reform?
3- From 2006 until now the band has undergone several training changes, this was due to the fact that we didn't find people really interested in creating bad and evil music. But since Hack and I have too much to care about black metal we have decided to carry on the Necrolust speech alone and compose the music that we like best without external influences.

4.Since 2017 the band has released a great amount of material, do you spend most of your time writing and creating new music?
4- The fact that we no longer have to stop to search and test new components has left more free time for the composition and recording of new songs and this has meant that from 2017 to now we have been able to create many musical compositions.

5.You cover a lot of satanic and luciferian themes with your music, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
5- Hack and I have practiced the dark arts for a long time, alone or with other people. Occultism for a period was a constant in our daily activities, practices such as Ars Goetia or Luciferian paganism have subsequently inspired the writing of the lyrics of our songs

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
6- The cover of the new disc represents a follower of the black arts who is preparing to begin before the great ruined cross in a snowy forest. The ruined cross represents the bases on which our sick and hypocritical society is based and therefore reversing the society destroys itself and loses all certainty, the snow represents the candor and the cleanliness that our nature offers instead of our corrupt society, a nature but it can be fatal to the unconscious man created in the image and likeness of a capricious and fickle god, as is the man himself. The adept represents the one who rejects this society and therefore embraced by the black arts and by a dark and suggestive nature leaves behind everything that our unhealthy society based on false Catholic doctrine offers.

7.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows and if so, how would you describe your stage performance?
7- The band has not played live for a long time, from the days when we were a complete formation. Our old live performances were designed to offer the maximum atmosphere to the spectators, there were never any candles or fake fog, pig heads also fake due to the censorship that exists in the rooms of our country and continuous references to symbols and satanic themes in addition to our ever-present corpse paint.

8.In the last couple of years you have also been a part of a couple of splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands you have shared these recordings with?
8 - We made a split many years ago with Ener, one mand band inspired by the Burzum of northern Italy. Then with the Ancient Funeral, a now-dissolved Doom funeral band of our Sicily and a split with a Mexican band called Dark Hollow offering a really powerful and wild old school black metal.

9.Currently the band is signed to 'Art Inferna', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
9- The Art Infera Label is an independent label which we have helped to create myself and Hack. He set himself the goal of introducing the public to all the bands that play in an extreme and wicked way, far from the melodic and light-hearted canons of recent times, offering the public really bad and powerful music.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
10- We have had a good international response in recent times, especially internationally. We know that no one is a prophet at home, but unexpectedly we had a good response abroad. I remember that at the exit of Awakening we were unexpectedly and pleasantly quoted on the True Norwegian Black Metal channel on the official twitter account and we reached new supporters beyond the Italian national borders. This disc has also reached the black hearts of European and American blacksters

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
11 - Surely we will continue to compose more and more bad and distressing music, our goal is to achieve extreme and frightening sounds so we will always strive to achieve this goal.

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 musical bands that have and continue to influence us are Mayhem, Marduk, Gorgoroth, Tjuder, Slayer, Dark Funeral, Darkthrone. They are certainly the black metal bands that we listen to most every day and inspire us.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13- I conclude the interview by thanking you for the interview and all your formidable readers, we invite anyone who wants to listen to us to follow us on Facebook and to buy us on Bandcamp. Thank you.

https://www.facebook.com/necrolust.italy 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/03/necrolust-interview.html