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Funeral Mist/Deiform/Norma Evangelium Diaboli/2021 CD Review

vendredi 17 décembre 2021 à 04:27

 


  Sweden's  Funeral  Mist  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  an  orthodox  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Deiform"  which  was  released  by  Norma  Evangelium  Diaboli.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  the  sounds  of  thunder  in  the  background.  Gregorian  chants  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Angry  shouts  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  also  have  a  very  dominating  presence  at  times  as  well  as  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are utilized,  synths  and ritualistic  style  drum  beats  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  and  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  children  choirs  and  the  closing  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  The  Nature  Of  Divinity  and  Mortal  Existence.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Funeral  Mist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Twilight  Of  The  Flesh"  "Children  Of  the  Urn"  and  "Into  Ashes".  8/5  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/funeralmistofficial            

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/funeral-mistdeiformnorma-evangelium.html


Léthifère/Envie la mort/Ancestrale Production/2021 EP Review

vendredi 17 décembre 2021 à 02:41

 


  Léthifère  are  a  duo  from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  epic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  ep  "Envie  la  mort"  which  was  released  by  Ancestrale  Production.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  the  vocals a re  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  era  showing  some  influences  of  the  classic  Swedish  style  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  utilized  briefly.


  Léthifère  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  very  raw,  melodic,  icy  and  epic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  dark  aspects  of  the  human  mind.  


  In  my  opinion  Léthifère  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  epic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Envie  la  Mort"  and  "Au  fond  de  i'ame".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8s_hXTNKmE

Bandcamp: https://lethifere.bandcamp. com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ lethifere


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/lethifereenvie-la-mortancestrale.html


Sothoris/Wpieklowstapienie/More Hate Productions/Old Metal Rites/Misantropia Records/2022 CD Review

jeudi 16 décembre 2021 à 02:05

 


  Sothoris  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "Wpieklowstapienie"  which  will  be  released  in  2022  as  a  joint  effort  between  More  hate  Productions,  Old  Metal  Rites  and  Misantropia  Records.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  grim  black  metal  screams  and  deep  death  metal  growls.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  has  its  dissonant  moments.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  chaotic  style  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clear  vocals  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  makes  a  brief  return  and  whispered  vocals  are  also  utilized  briefly..


  Sothoris  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  most  aggressive  styles  of  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Darkness  and  Anti  Religion  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Sothoris  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Potępieniec"  "Opus  Dei"  and  "Requiem  Dla  Hien".  8  out  of  10.


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/sothoriswpieklowstapieniemore-hate.html


Apokefale/A Transcendent Vision/Ksenza Records/2021 EP Review

mercredi 15 décembre 2021 à 04:07

 


  Apokefale  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  very  dark  and  aggressive  form  of  black  emtal  with  some  experimental,  avant  garde  and  death  metal  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  ep  "A  Transcendent  Vision"  which  was  released  by  Ksenza  Records.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  emtal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  all  of  the  instruments  also  have  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  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  elements.  When  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  briefly and  some  of the  technical  riffing  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  experimental  and  avant  garde  feeling.


  Angry  shouts  and  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  some spoken  word  samples  and  acoustic  guitars  also  being  utilized  briefly  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  a  later  song  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  vocals.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  spirituality  and  ethereal  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Apokefale  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  black  emtal  band  with  some  elements  of  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I  Vision:  Ode  To  The  Fire"  and  "Iv.  Vision  Creators  of  the  Ancient  Throne".  8  out  of  10.


https://ksenza.bandcamp.com/album/a-transcendent-vision

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/apokefalea-transcendent-visionksenza.html


Signs Of The Dying Summer Interview

mardi 14 décembre 2021 à 05:18

 

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

The story of Sotds has started about year and a half ago. I Had an idea of presenting more nostalgic, atmospheric music some years ago, but there was not enough time to focus on it. Lockdown caused by Covid pushed me to organize these ideas and first songs were prepared. All those melodic riffs which didn't fit in Martwa Aura or Annihilation Vortex music came together in a consistent formula. I asked Uhu and A. Sarg to join me and here we are. 


2.In November you have your first album coming out, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

SotDS music is a mixture of atmospheric and morbid, depressive moods. It's sort of a tribute to early Katatonia recordings with black metal background. 


3.All of the band members also play in other bands, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Signs Of The Dying Summer', that you are not able to do with your other groups?

Specific atmosphere of SotDS music is something different from music of Martwa Aura, Annihilation Vortex or Sarg. All those bands have roots in extreme music, but each group focus on various moods. Martwa Aura is more sinister, Annihilation Vortex is a mixture of crust, black and death metal, Sarg focus on harsh, ninimalistic vision of black metal. 


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

Lyrics touch such existencial themes as evanescence, vanity of life and dark side of human nature.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Signs Of The Dying Summer'?

The name of the band stands for specific mood, it is a mixture of nostalgic and gloomy atmosphere connected to some sort of painful and even traumatic memories. SotDS is a symbolic credo, a phrase that presents the generał mood we want to achieve in our recordings. 


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

Album cover and all other drawings were prepared by Polish artist, Edward Kreft. Trees from the cover represent stages of life which interpenetrate themselves. Childhood, adulthood and old age, all coming Towards the inevitable end. 


7.Has the been had any opportunities to do live shows or open to the idea?

At the moment we don't take such an option into account. 


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

Reactions are positive. I saw some reviews of 'Oto jest Pustka' and it is really motivating feedback. 


9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

I play the guitar in Martwa Aura and Annihilation Vortex. We finished Polish tour with Mgła few weeks ago and now we are working on Split with Yfel1710. With AV we are preparing second full length album. A. Sarg is involved in Sarg band. 'Demon' LP will be released soon. He recently joined Uhu's band called Gone. It is a mix of black nad death metal. They will finish works with new material soon. Uhu has another band Inside Her. They play synthwave with metal groove background. So as You Can see, we are quite busy fellas. 


10.Where do you see the banf heading into musically during the future?

We do not have any demands or expectations about the future, time will tell if Sotds gets significant reception. 


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?

We listen to various genres of music, which are inspiring for us. When it comes to Sotds, we wanted to express our inspiration in bands such us Katatonia, Tiamat, Forgotten Tomb and Shining. Morbid and  atmospheric mood of their works is the main factor for us to present similar emotions through music. 


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

Thanks for the interview. Greetings

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/12/signs-of-dying-summer-interview.html