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Rotting Christ/Varathron/Duality Of The Unholy Existence/Hells Headbangers/2019 Split EP Review

mardi 25 juin 2019 à 04:11

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Greece's  Rotting  Christ  and  Varathron  called  "Duality  Of  The  Unholy  Existence"  which  will  be  released  on  June  28th  by  Hells  Headbangers  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Rotting  Christ  who  return  with  their  melodic  style  of  occult  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  along  with  the  vocals  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  growls  and  screams,  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  as  well  as  some  synths  also  being  added  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.

  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  music  being  more  aggressive  than  previous  releases,  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Rotting  Christ  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  Next  up  is  Varathron  who  return  with t heir  occult  style  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  synths  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  song  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  song  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  music  also  making  a  90's  style  sound  more  modern.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Varathron  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  band,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

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

http://hellsheadbangers.bandcamp.com/album/duality-of-the-unholy-existence-2         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/06/rotting-christvarathronduality-of.html


Miasma/Abyssal/Shub-Niggurath Productions/2019 CD Review

lundi 24 juin 2019 à 03:32

  Miasma  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  a  Hellenic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Abyssal"  which  was  released  by  Shub-Niggurath  Productions.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier musical  direction  which  also  introduces  dark  sounding  melodies  onto  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  emtal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  when  bells  and  Gregorian  chants  are  used  briefly  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  atmosphere.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  being  mostly  rooted  in  a  Hellenic  style  of  black  metal  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  band  also  brings  in  a  cover  of  Sarcofago's  "The  Black  Vomit"  and  at  times  the  bass  guitar  also  adds  leads  onto  the  recording,  both  of  the  closing  tracks  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  blasphemy  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Miasma  are  a  very  great  sounding  Hellenic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Final  Descent"  "Pure  Orthodox  Love"  and  "Force  Fed  The  Light  Of  Christ".  8  out  of  10.      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/06/miasmaabyssalshub-niggurath.html


Luna Azure Interview

dimanche 23 juin 2019 à 21:01
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Greetings! And hails occultmetalzine Luna Azure started mainly as a studio recording band that explores different Dark sonic scapes and abrasive noises within Metal  after leaving my previous band during early February 2010 .It slowly evolved to include various lineups contributors and influences besides black metal.It is like a musical journey into the ether what we play is an expression and improvisation of our inner subconscious and mythologies.

2.So far you have released a couple of ep's, one full length and also have been a part of a couple of split, how would you describe your musical progress over the years?

We have started sounding Aggressive Discordant and Dissonant using simple structures melancholic with a Rawer intensity lately we have progressed and evolved into a more structured and melodic form at the moment.However we still maintain the live natural sound during recordings as what is captured in the right moment of inspiration is more to our approach compared to a studio engineered sound that’s my opinion we don’t provide a musical equation.


3.Between 2012 and 2017 there was no new music being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that times frames?

There was the misshapen lands demo tape that was released during 2015 only circulating in the local Singapore metal scene. It was not very promoted around just like the kekl demo in 2012 these releases had an uncomfortable sound but it was closer to my visualization of a tonal textural ether world. During that time I had to complete my studies before serving national service for 2 years the previous drummer ky had moved on to other interests and jobs while Daemon moved back to Indonesia. Before being active again with the help of khaal ,mikael and Fizan in early 2016 when I got back into the scene and played an enjoyable show with Infernal curse and viridicorn at hood bar.


4/Some of the your lyrics deal with Eastern, Western Occultism and Dimensional Travels, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

We derive our inspirations from local folklore and myths like the 18 levels of hell Diyu , The song Devoured Moon
Deals with a solar eclipse Dark energy consuming celestial cosmic life returning physical form into chaotic nothingness. The Concept and structure of the song list from our kekl demo has the intention of showing chaos  (noise, ambiance) regulating into structure and order represented by the style of primitive experimental black metal from the song duress onwards. Once form is achieved we enter the fictional journey of a  lost sorcerer wandering the formed misshapen lands of strange abstraction howling banshees and strange customs.

5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?

Other topics would deal with seclusion such as Tragedies invictum in the first ep and the onset of technology overcoming humanity in songs like Soul devourer and foreboding cosmicisme other themes would focus on abstract senses and an eraser head kind of atmosphere.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Luna Azure'?

It was inspired during a brainstorm session I did to come up with a name that best identifies with a dreamlike yet ominous feeling. Luna Azure meaning blue moon was chosen being the channeling of natural sudden inspirations.As I work better during nocturnal hours haha.


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

Playing alongside infernal curse and viridicorn was an enjoyable show with an active crowd! Our show at artistry the cafe left many shock expressions!  I would describe it as evoking the mental labyrinth through sound and incense!

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

No


9.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Nuurisk' and 'Welkin', what are your thoughts on the other bands that had participated on the recording?

Nuurisk are a promising and talented band with excellent song writing skills and production the music is catchier .Welkin is meticulous and cold and have potential.


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

It was challenging but I can remain DIY


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

It depends on the individual


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

hmmm.. Its more likely there's a chance we can expect another few smaller scale releases..Probably a more aggressive black metal grind core straightforward sound would be likely in the future it can be quite hard to tell hahaha..


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?

Beherit’s drawing down the moon and oath of black blood album’s as well as the riffs on Mutiilation vampires of black imperial blood album, other bands that are inspiring would be Gnaw they’re tongues, Xasthur ( USA),Masonic youth and even gaming soundtracks such as Eye of the beholder dungeons and dragons.


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

Thank you for the Interview! And Interest Cheers!!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/06/luna-azure-interview.html


Krvvla/T/2019 Single Review

dimanche 23 juin 2019 à 20:48

  Kvvla  are  a  band  from  Belarus  that  plays  an  instrumental  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  single  "T"  which  will  be  released  in  July.

  A  very  dissonant  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  single  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  The  track  is  13  minutes  in  length  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  song  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  track  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  elements  of  post  metal.  At  times  the  music  evokes  more  of  an  improv  feeling  as  well as  no  vocals  or  songwriting  are  ever  utilized  which  lets  the  music  focus  more  on  an  instrumental  style.

  Kyyla  plays  a  style  of  post  black  metal  that  is  very  dissonant  at  times  while  keeping  everything  instrumental  and the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw.

  In  my  opinion  Krvvla  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical genre,  you  should  check  out  this  single.  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/krvvla/
https://www.instagram.com/krvvla/
https://www.last.fm/music/krvvla
https://soundcloud.com/krvvla
https://www.songkick.com/artists/9419464-krvvla
https://www.bandsintown.com/krvvla
https://vk.com/krvvla   

 


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/06/krvvlat2019-single-review.html


Ungfell/Totbringaere/Eisenwald/2019 CD Re-Issue Review

dimanche 23 juin 2019 à 06:30


 
  Ungfell  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  folk  inspired  form  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Totbringaere"  which  will  be  re-issued  in  August  by  Eisenwald.

  Water  sounds  and  folk  instruments  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  ritualistic  sounding  percussion  also  being  utilized  at  times.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  acoustic  guitars  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  and  during  the  faster  sections  pf  the  songs  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  songs  also  having  their  atmospheric  moments  and  they  also  mix  the  folk  elements  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  recording  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  when  clean  vocals  are  utilized  they  give  the  music  more  of  a  pagan  metal  feeling  and  as  the  album  progresses  growls  can  also  be  heard  in certain sections  of  the  recording  and  the  screams  also  start  adding  in  a  touch  of  dsbm.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics are  written  in  Swiss  and  cover  medieval  death,  horror,  filth  and  sinister  witchcraft  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ungfell  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  folk  inspired  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Die  bleiche  Gottin"  "Der  Uzsieche  und  sine  Grimmede"  and  "Der  Opfersprung".  8/5  out  of  10.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKA7KCIvwGs     

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/06/ungfelltotbringaereeisenwald2019-cd-re.html