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Strick Interview

mardi 20 novembre 2018 à 03:18
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Strick was founded in late 2016 and is a munich based blackend grind band, with a furious and viscous sound. Disharmonic guitars and Black Metal shrieks mixed with dbeat and a grind core attitude.



2.So far you have released 2 ep's, musically how do they both differ from each other?

Our second release „Selektion“ is way faster and is overall more a grindcore orientated than our first ep Monotonie is.



3.Your lyrics cover a lot of anti fascism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your hatred from fascism?

We believe in equality and human rights, and fascists opposing those basic rules of society deserve nothing but hatred. Because the „argument“ i was born in a certain place and that is why i deserve to rule over you, is just crazy bullshit.



4.I know that the bands name means either rope or hung in German, how does this name fit in with the musical style you play?

Strick is probably best translated with"rope used for suicide", we also cover suicidal thoughts in our song "Kein Ende". We try to fuck up our audience with our music, so they can experience and express radical emotions, especially at our live shows.



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

It is from our buddy SNDBCK a german artist who does all our artwork. And it reflects the prison which is modern capitalism, and that in our darkest moments we might think that ending it all is the only possibility escaping it.



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

One of our favourite shows was in pula croatia this year, the location was awesome and the crowd was crazy. Also pretty much all of our gigs with our buddies Dekonstrukt and Gall. We play in a darkened foggy room, and use random flickering light. To kind of entrance our audience, so they can really feel our music.



7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future/

Yes we have but nothing we can announce yet. But we will inform you soon via social media.



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

Well we are actually pretty happy how it is right now. But our next release might be with a label.



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

Well we are a small band but those who heared our stuff liked it. We got uploaded to yt spotify and stuff, it is okay. Also Reviews have been positive.



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

Well there aren`t any plans for a full length yet, but maybe another ep. Well we want to keep it dark with a lot of blast beats.



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?

Our guitar players writing is heavily influenced by Nasum and Nocte Obducta.



12.What are some of your non musical interests

Hema, Philosophy, Nature, Beer. Also Memes 11



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

Thank you for the review. We had a blast answering your questions.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/strick-interview.html


Vetela/Retarded Necro Demential Hole/Harvest Of Death/2018 Full Length Review

mardi 20 novembre 2018 à 03:00

  Vetela  are  a  band  from  Portugal  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  improvised  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Retarded  Necro  Demential  Hole"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Harvest  Of  Death.

  A  very  raw  and  necro  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim,  high  pitched  and  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  synths  also  being  utilized  briefly.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  instrumental  while  all  of  the  music  is  improvised  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  lot  of  tremolo  picking  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs,  in  some  parts  of  the  music  a  small  amount  of  dark sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  primitive  style.

  Vetela  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  improvised  sounding  while  also  having  a  good  amount  of  90's  influences,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Vetela  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  improvised  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/vetelaretarded-necro-demential.html


Svoid/Spiral Dance/Sun & Moon/2018 EP Review

dimanche 18 novembre 2018 à 23:10

  Svoid  are  a  duo  from  Hungary  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  the  music  moving  away  from  black  metal  and  going  into  more  of  a  mixture  of  post  punk,  indie  and  alternative  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Spiral  Dance"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Sun  &  Moon.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  synths  add  in  elements  of  post  punk  and  goth  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  done  in  a  clean  style  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  influenced  by  indie  and  alternative  rock.

  When  power  chords  are  utilized  they  give  the  songs  more  of  a  harder  edge  while  the  music  has  none  of  the  metal  influences  of  their  previous  material  along  with  some  post  rock  elements  being  utilized  at  times  and  all  of  the  songs   stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  direction  as  well  as  being  very  diverse.

  On  this  recording  Svoid  moves  way  from  black  metal  and  goes  into  more  of  a  mixture  of  post  punk,  indie  and  alternative  rock,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  post  apocalypse  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  decent  sounding  recording  from  Svoid  and  while  some  black  metal  fans  will  not  like  the  new  direction,  I  can  see  this  winning  a  fan  base  among  post  punk,  indie  and  alternative  rock  fans.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Very  Hours'  and  "The  Velvet  Cell".  7/5  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/svoidspiral-dancesun-moon2018-ep-review.html


Isgarde/Den Sista Vilobadden/2018 Full Length Review

samedi 17 novembre 2018 à 23:40

  Sweden's  solo  project  Isgarde  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  his  atmospheric  style  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  release  2018  album  "Den  Sista  Vilobadden".

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  style  along  with  some  atmospheric  sounding keyboards  also  being  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  clear  vocals  fives  the  songs  more  of  a  pagan  metal  feeling  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  the  acoustic  guitars  also  adding  in  elements  of  folk  music  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  good  amount  of  mid  90's  influences  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  when  they  are  utilized  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  On  this  recording  Isgarde  remains  true  to  the  atmospheric  and  melodic  style  of  pagan  black  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a s elf  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  solitude  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Isgarde  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  pagan  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Klatt  i  frostens  nalar"  "Time  For  the  Ages" and  "Begravd".  8 out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/isgardeden-sista-vilobadden2018-full.html


Ysengrin/Stargazer/D.A.V.V.N/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2018 Split Album Review

samedi 17 novembre 2018 à 05:04

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  France's  Ysgren  and  Australia's  Stargazer  called  D.A.V.V.N"  which  will  be  relased  in  December  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions  and  we  will  start  off  the  split  with  Ysengrin  who  return  with  their  Hermetic  mixture  of   black,  doom  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  clean  playing  and  clear  singing  while  their  track  is  over  8  minutes  in  length  along  with  a  small  amount  of  demonic  growls  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  as  well  as  the  slower  sections  of  the  song   bringing  in  elements  of  doom  metal  and  the  vocals  also  add  in  a  touch  of  black  metal.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  track  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  music  also  has  its  avant  garde  moments  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Hermeticism,  Esotericism  and  Ancient  Times.

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

  Next  up  is  Stargazer  a  band  that  plays  an  avant  garde  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  avant  garde  style  synths  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  while  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also b e  heard  in  the  heavier  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  avant  garde  moments  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  Mysticism,  Esoterica,  and  Magick  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Stargazer  are  a  very  great  sounding  avnat  garde  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t hose  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  occult,  avant  garde,  black,  doom  and  death  metal.  8  out  of  10.         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/11/ysengrinstargazerdavvnnuclear-war-now.html