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Runeshard/Dreaming Spire/Wolfspell Records/2018 EP Review

mercredi 12 septembre 2018 à 04:59

  Runeshard  are  a  solo  project  from  Hungary  that  plays  a  musical  style  he  describes  as  being  epic  power  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  ep  "Dreaming  Spire"  which  will  be  released  on  September  23rd  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  Keyboards  start  off  the  ep  and  they  also  bring  in  the  atmosphere  of  a  fantasy  along  with  some  epic  and  symphonic  elements  which  also  mixes  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  utilized  at  times and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  Bal  Sagoth  influences  throughout  the  recording.

  Runeshard  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  epic  and  symphonic  while  also  picking  up  the  style  that  has  been  missing  since  the  last  Bal  Sagoth  album,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Fantasy  and  Battle  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Runeshard  are  a  very  great  sounding  epic  power  black  metal  solo project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Draming  Spire"  and  "Atlantean  Sword".  8/5 out  of  10.   


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/runesharddreaming-spirewolfspell.html


Daagh/Self Titled/Wolfspell Records/2018 EP Review

mercredi 12 septembre 2018 à 04:08

  Daagh  are  a  solo  project  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  blackgaze  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2018  ep  which  will  be  released  on  September  23rd  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  A  very  dark,  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  atmospheric  sounding  synths  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  giving  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized  as  well  as  the  music  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  shoegaze  elements.

  Daagh  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  atmospheric  black  metal  while  also  mixing  in  depressive  and  blackgaze  elements,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Daagh  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I"  and  "IV".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/daaghself-titledwolfspell-records2018.html


Mourning By Morning/Self Titled/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

mercredi 12 septembre 2018 à 03:07

  Mourning  By  Morning  is  a  solo  project  from  Ohio  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2018  album  which  will  be  released  on  September  23rd  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  drum  beats  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  growls  onto  the  recording  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts   as  well  as  some  ambient  style  synths  also  being  utilized  at  times,  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Morning  By  Mourning  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  90's  era  melodic  black  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  a  more  modern,  atmospheric  and  depressive  sound  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  despair,  nature  and  love  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mourning  By  Morning  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  and  depressive  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Azure  Eyes"  "I  Wander"  and  "Wintertide".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/mourning-by-morningself-titledwolfspell.html


Perputuum Mobile Interview

mercredi 12 septembre 2018 à 01:57
 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. Perpetuum Mobile is a conceptual black metal/grindcore project forcusing on alchemical emblems for its imagery. Heliogabalus from Thecodontion is on vocals and drum programming, Warrior from Aisna and Ancestral Vision is on guitar and drum programming, and I came up with the whole concept, design and lyrics, and helped a bit with programming as well.

2.You have an ep coming out towards the end of September, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on this recording?
2. There are going to be 10 songs on the records, short but very intense pieces of blackened and chaotic hardcore/grindcore.

3.The lyrics on the ep are based upon the writings of mystic Dionysius Andreas Freher, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in his work and also do you have an interest in other mystics?
3. I've always been fascinated with medieval emblems, not just Freher's "Paradoxa Emblemata", but also other works like Claude Paradin's "Devises heroiques", Andrea Alciato's "Emblemata" and Guillaume La Perrière's "Le theatre des bons engins". We used some of the emblems featured in these works as artworks for some Xenoglossy Productions releases already, but we wanted to explore the concept thoroughly in a single project. I love the emblematic quality of Freher's inscriptions especially, and they worked perfectly as lyrics for the record.
Other than Freher, I love "The Key of Solomon" and "The Lesser Key". "The Book of the Law" and "of Lies" by Crowley are two other obvious mentions. I also really liked "The Sword of Satan", by former Maudlin of the Well member Jason Byron.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Perpetuum Mobile'?
4. The name means "perpetual motion" in Latin, the term refers to a device that's always moving. It's taken from emblem number 76 of the "Paradoxa Emblemata": "What thou hast of One yield/ to that One again if thou intendest to keep it?/Only by so doing canst thou be/a perpetuum Mobile". It's used as the first verse of the first song on the record.

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

5. The cover artwork and the other two additional pieces of artwork in the inner panels are all emblems taken from the "Paradoxa Emblemata", together with their respective inscriptions. It's was an obvious choice to feature artwork from Freher's opus, being the very concept of the record.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6. We've never played shows with this project and don't intend to.


7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?
7. No, this is a studio only project.


8.The ep is going to be released through 'Xenoglossy Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?
8. We are the same guys that run Xenoglossy Productions actually, so it was an obvious choice to release this project with our label.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal and hardcore punk?
9. The few people that know about this project already have all been interested in the peculiar concept and the artwork-focused packaging and how uniquely it goes with this abrasive style of music, we hope this is a good sign for the immediate future of the release.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
10. This is probably going to be a single release project but we'll see, we might probably do more releases focused on emblems, but we have other priorities right now.


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?
11. Metalpunk and black metal/punk acts like Ornamental Headpiece, Bone Awl, Cirrhus and Raspberry Bulbs; and blackened grindcore bands like Dephosphorus are our main influences for this project. I listen to a lot of different stuff everyday when I'm working, but coincidentally I've listened to Cirrhus again just yesterday.


12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12. Obviously books and illustration works. Other than that, I'm a fan of weird/experimental movies and videogames.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to talk about this project and its concept!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/perputuum-mobile-interview.html


Graveborne/1918/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

mardi 11 septembre 2018 à 05:35

  Graveborne  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  traditional  form  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "1918"  which  will  be  released  on  September  23rd  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  before  going  into  a  very  fast  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.

  Vocals a re  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  growls  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  clean  playing  and  folk  instruments  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  spoken  word  parts  and  clean  singing  can  also  be  heard  briefly. 

  On  this  recording  Graveborne  expand  on  their  traditional  style  of  black  metal  by  adding  in  elements  of  folk  music,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  the  Finnish  Civil  War  of  1918.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Graveborne  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  folk  music,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "1918"  "Valkokaarti"  "Tuomittu"  and  "Jumalan  palvelija".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/graveborne1918wolfspell-records2018-cd.html