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Sanguinem Daemonus/Funeral Path Of Illumination/Black FuneralProductions/2018 EP Review

mercredi 10 avril 2019 à 03:11

  Sanguinem  Daemonus  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Funeral  Path  Of  Illumination"  which  was  released  by  Black  Funeral  Productions.

  Ritualistic  and  demonic  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  shamanistic  style  percussion  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  the  music  also  bringing  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  influences.

  Sanguinem  Daemonus  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  melodic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  Luciferian,  Left  Hand  Path  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sanquinem  Daemonus  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spell  Of  Hellfire"  and  "Towards  The  black  Cross".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/sanguinem-daemonusfuneral-path-of.html


Starless Domain/EOS/Pacific Threnodies/Black Horizons/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 9 avril 2019 à 05:25

  Starless  Domain  are  a  band  from  the  United  States  which  also  contains  members  of  Stellar  Descent,  Twilight  Falls,  Boreal  and  Footpaths  that  plays  a  musical  style  they  refer to  as  being  'deep  field  black  metal'  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "EOS"  which  will  be  released  in  May  as  a  joint  effort  between  Pacific  Threnodies  and  Black  Horizons.

  Ambient  and  synths  synths  start  off  the  song  which  is  also  divided  into  4  different  chapters  and  almost  and  hour  in  length  while  also  mixing  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  tortured  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  while  demonic  growls  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  and  the  riffs  also  get  very  repetitive  sounding  for  a  few  minutes  on  end.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  synths  also  start  utilizing  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  as  the  album  progresses  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  also  being  added  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  deep  space,  auroras,  emptiness,  uncertainty  and  science  fiction  themes.

   In  my  opinion  Starless  Domain  are  a  very  great  sounding  deep  field  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  that  is  very  original,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/starless-domaineospacific.html


Mavradoxa/Nightmarrow/Hypnotic Dirge Records/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 9 avril 2019 à 04:01

Mavradoxa  are  a  band  from  New  York  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording   plays  a  very  melodic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Nightmarrow"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  being  introduced  onto  the  recording  a  few  seconds  later.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  adding  in  a  touch  of  traditional  metal.

  At  times  the  screams  also  get  very  depressive  sounding  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  music  also  getting  very  atmospheric  sounding  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  gear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  acoustic  instrumentals,  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  progressive  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  isolation  and  hopelessness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mavradoxa  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Carrion  Shade"  and  "Black  Crystal  Snowfall".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/mavradoxanightmarrowhypnotic-dirge.html


Angra Demana Interview

mardi 9 avril 2019 à 02:47
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
we are Angra Demana, we are expressing our inner Violence and Darkness



2. Recently you have released a new ep, musically how does it differ from your previous full length?


as my mental and skills grow the way I write music also grow , I wrote those songs when I was 18/19 ,now I'm different than those times so I composing differently, one of the fundamental changes is the ambient parts, I don't use those ambient passages or keyboards parts in my songs anymore at least not in the same form which i used to, but actually everything is different in new EP and also the next full length, fast and aggressive riffs more blast beats , i tried to replace guitar instead of piano ,i think the difference is very obvious if you listen to both records . But everything happening naturally, so nothing is planned

3.The band has been around since 2007 but so far has only released one full length and an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap in between releases?

i have been facing so many problems and barriers after releasing ''Dissolve Into Nothingness'', i'm not going to explain details because of some security reason, though in middle east, Iran is not that much extreme in comparison with other countries but still playing Black Metal is not easy in over there, with those fucked up Islamic conservative laws,  so as an Anti-Islamic person i had to move forward carefully to keep myself and my music project alive. So that was the reason.


4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored with the music over the years?

violence, misanthropy, darkness and of course Anti-Islamic view is always a part of our lyrics ,but definitely we are not going to stuck with the same topic for a long time.


5.I know that the bands name comes from the Zoroastrian Religion, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

as an Iranian i couldn't find something more interesting than my ancient history, I’m not a Zoroastrian, and i do not directly write lyrics about Zoroastrianism, but you see the trace of ancient Iranian history, symbols, hymns, rituals and spells in my lyrics, but what makes me fascinated is the Dualism in Zoroastrianism both Cosmically and Morally, the ongoing battle between Good (Ahura Mazda) and Evil (Angra Mainyu) within the universe and the fact that Life is a mixture of these two opposing forces and one cannot be understood without the other and the same battle is running in the mind of mankind which can be called as Moral dualism.


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

This is the result of the creative and unique talented mind , Mr Vojtěch Doubek, i told him the EP title and he came up with this result  and i was satisfied



7.Originally the band was from Iran but currently resides in Austria, can you tell us a little bit more about the move?

i can't give you the details but it wasn't planned


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

no actually i'm looking for new permanent members, especially a drummer, but finding a right person its gonna take a time.


9.The new ep was self released but the band has experience working with a label, are you open to working with another label again in the future or do you prefer to self release your music?

yes we are open to work with new labels but not necessarily, I hate that fucking business.


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

well although we haven't promote the EP good but i gotta say so far so good, some people are surprised because of our new direction but its very positive , especially in Europe



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

well i can't give you the fix date , because i don't know it yet, but I’m working on many new songs, some are already done and some are still in writing process, next full length will be a big surprise for black metal fans, i promise


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?

i'm not listening to metal music when i'm in a writing process or mood, at the moment im more or less into old Progressive Rock bands or Classic musics , but of course once a while there are some old school metal record which i would like to hear.


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

No, thank you

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/angra-demana-interview.html


Armagedda/Ond Spiritism/Nordvis Produktion/2019 CD Review

mardi 9 avril 2019 à 02:22

  Sweden's  Armagedda  have  returned  with  another  re-issue  which  shows  the  music  expanding  their  traditional  black  metal  style  to  a  different  level  and  the  album  was  originally  released  in  2004  and  called  "Old  Spiritism"  with  the  newer  version  coming  out  in  May  on  Nordvis  Produktion.

  Clean  playing  which  is  also  used  on  later  tracks  starts  off  the  album  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into a   heavier  direction,  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.  The  music  also  shows  a  great  amount  of  progression  from  their  earlier  releases  focusing  less  on  the  old  school  black  metal  style  and  showing  more  of  a  different  approach  that  was  ahead  of  its  time  in  2004.

  Most  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  while  the  music  does  speeds  up  on  some  of  the  tracks  as  well  as  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  one  track  also  brings  in  a  depressive  atmosphere  as  well  as  the  music  also  getting  very  atmospheric  and  epic  as  the  album  progresses,  one  track  is  an  instrumental  and  also  introduces  rain  sounds  onto  the  recording  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing track.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  darkness,  death  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  was  another  great  sounding  album  from  Armagedda  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  mid  paced  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Helvetestoner"  "Doden  Styr  Livet"  and  "Afgrundsvisioner".  8  out  of  10.        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/armageddaond-spiritismnordvis.html