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Khaos Labyrinth Interview

samedi 26 septembre 2020 à 00:40

 


1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?


- Hello. We recently returned from a russian mini-tour. Now we are on vacation, after which we will start recording a new album.


2.Your last album was released in 2019, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?


- Each of our albums is different from the others. I do a lot of experiments with the genre that bring a lot of interesting things to the music. Now we are rehearsing songs for the upcoming album, in which the influence of post-punk and post-rock is noticeable. We develop as authors and our creativity grows with us. The first album was a reflection of what I liked at the time of its creation. The second was a ready-made work that we did ourselves.


3.You also released 2 different versions of the album, one with vocals one without can you tell us a little bit more about this decision?


- I like instrumental black metal. This was the reason for this decision. My second project NMLSS_VGR was a continuation of this fascination. There I create completely silent music.


4.In addition to black metal you have also released some ambient recordings, how would you compare the 2 different genres?


- In the early 90s, black metal artists made extensive use of ambient in their creations. I love albums from that period. You put on a record and you find yourself in another world. It's a great mix of genres. Just listen to the album Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss, and you will see what I mean.


5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?


- Our lyrics have changed over time from teenage Satanism to scientific theories. At the age of 20, I believed that if the songs were evil and directed against Christians, that was enough. Now I am 30 and I know that the best weapon against religion is knowledge. I am an atheist and materialist. Humanity will not fly into space with a load of religion around its neck. Education and critical thinking is the best path to the future.


6.You also had  at least 2 different name changes, what was the cause of the bane changes and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Khaos Labyrinth'?


- In fact, this is the first name. I created this group on the shards of the previous one and just took my material from there.


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


- For the cover, I used NASA photos of Pluto's surface and reworked them a lot. You can see the result on the art of the album.


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


- Best show was in 2016 with Abbat in Moscow and our concert this year in St. Petersburg.The show usually looks - we go out and play.


9.Currently you are unsigned you have released an album on a label in the past, are you open to working with another label again in the future?


- We are absolutely open to suggestions for the release of our next album. Working with the label on the first album disappointed me greatly, so we released the second ourselves. Our first label still owes us money and only sent us a financial statement once. So fuck Russian major labels.


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


- On a global level, black metal fans are not aware of our existence, I supposed. But I would be interested to know their reaction.


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


- The new album will be released in 2021. After which the group will most likely cease to exist.


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?


- The influence of black metal in the 90s is above all. But I also often use music that has nothing to do with not only black metal, but in general with extreme music. Post Rock, Post Punk, Depressive Rock... Doom Metal i think. 


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


- Think your head, guys. Read the books. Cosmos is not for lazy men. And not for stupid people. Good luck!


https://www.facebook.com/khaoslabyrinth
https://khaoslabyrinth.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/KhaosLabyrinth
https://www.instagram.com/the_true_khaos/
https://vk.com/khaoslabyrinthofficial

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/khaos-labyrinth-interview.html


Chagrin/Memories Never Die/2020 EP Review

vendredi 25 septembre 2020 à 05:47

 


  Australia/Norway's  duo  Chagrin  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  atmospheric  style  of  post  black  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  released  2020  ep  "Memories  Never  Die".


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  programmed  beats  a  few  seconds  later  which  also takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  post  metal  elements.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.  One  track  also  introduces  synths  onto  the  recording  along  with  anothe  song  also  bringing  in  some  spoken  word  parts,  stringed  instruments  and  shoegaze  touches  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  wither  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.


  On  this  recording  Chagrin  remains  true  to  the  atmospheric  post  black  metal  style  that  was  established  on  previous  releases. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.


  In  my  opinion  his  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Chagrin  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  post black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Destruct  Myself"  and  "Our  Autumn". 8 out  of  10.


Bandcamp
Spotify

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/chagrinmemories-never-die2020-ep-review.html


Kyrios/Saturnal Chambers/Caligari Records/2020 EP Review

jeudi 24 septembre 2020 à 23:33

 


  Kyrios  are  a  band  from  New  York  that  plays  a  very  dissonant  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Saturnal Chambers"which  will  be  released  on  cassette  in  October  by  Caligari  Records.


  a  very  dark,  heavy,  melodic  and  dissonant  sound  starts  off  the  while  the  synths  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  avant  garde  edge.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  emtal  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  The  songs  also  add  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  while  also  adding  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  one  song  also  being  a  horror orientated  instrumental.


  Kyrios  plays a  style  of  black  metal  that takes  the  old  school  style  of  the  90's  while  also mixing  it  with  a  more  modern  avant  garde  and  dissonant  style  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  ancient  ruins,  dark  age  mysteries  and  abstract  horrors.


  In  my  opinion  Kyrios  are  a  very  great  sounding  dissonant  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this musical genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "A  Mare  in  The  Wire".  8  out  of  10.


http://caligarirecords.bandcamp.com/album/saturnal-chambers            

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/kyriossaturnal-chamberscaligari.html


Narbhasaklanti/Self Titled/Nailed Nazarene Industries/2020 EP Review

jeudi 24 septembre 2020 à 03:56

 


  Narbhasaklanti  are  a  solo  project  from  Russia  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  mixture  of  ambient  black  metal and  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2020  ep  which  was  released  by  Nailed  Nazarene  Industries.


  A  very  raw  and  lo-fi  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  being  added  into  the  music.  At  times  the  music  also  adds  in  touches  of  harsh  noise  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  ambient  elements  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments.


  Narbhasaklanti  plays  a  music  style  that  takes   raw  black  metal,  noise,  dark  ambient  and  experimental  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Narbhasaklanti  is  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  mixture  of  black  metal, experimental,  noise  and  ambient  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Cross". 8out  of  10.


https://nailednazareneindustries.bandcamp.com/album/narbhasaklanti    


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/narbhasaklantiself-titlednailed.html


Vyrion/Nil/2020 Full Length Review

jeudi 24 septembre 2020 à 03:27

 


  Vyrion  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  plays  a  very  progressive  form  of  black'n'roll and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  album  "Nil"  which  will  be released  in  October.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  progressive  sounding  along  with  some  growls  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  the  music  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  black'n'roll  elements,  one  track  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  album  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very long  and  epic  in  length.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  and  cover  the  stories  of  civilizations. 


  In  my  opinion  Vyrion  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  black'n'roll band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Belaguered"  "Crave"  and  "Infect".  8  out  of  10.


http://www.vyrion.com 
https://www.facebook.com/vyrion 

https://vyrion.bandcamp.com          

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/09/vyrionnil2020-full-length-review.html