PROJET AUTOBLOG


OccultBlackMetalZine

Site original : OccultBlackMetalZine
⇐ retour index

Unreqvited/Mosaic I: I' amour et I' ardeur/Northern Silence/2018 CD Review

vendredi 26 octobre 2018 à 02:00

  Unreqvited  are  a  band  from  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  depressive  black  metal,  post  rock,  and  experimental  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Mosaic  I:  I'  amour  et I' ardeur"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Northern  Silence.

  Water  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  and  nature  orientated  soundscapes  a  few  seconds  later  while  ambient  style  synths  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  as  well  as  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  at  times.

  A  great  amount  of  post  rock  elements  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  a  great  amount  of  heavy  riffs  being  used  throughout  the  recording  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  influenced  by  shoegaze,  depressive  black  metal  screams  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  and  when  acoustic  guitars  are  utilized  they  give  the  tracks  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  instrumentals.

  Unreqvited  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  depressive  black  metal,  post  rock,  shoegaze  and  experimental  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  original  and  the  production  sounds  very  professional.

  In  my  opinion  Unreqvited  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  depressive  black  metal,  post  rock,  shoegaze  and  experimental  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dreamscape"  and  "Balance".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/unreqvitedmosaic-i-i-amour-et-i.html


Eltun Interview

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 06:19

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Well, it's a pleasure to talk to you on Eltun's part. To know us a little, we are a band of Pagan Black Metal Chileno, inspired by the greatness and majesty of nature, the Mapuche ancestral culture and the Araucanian wars.
Eltun was formed in the winter of 2013 with 3 members originally, Frostmortum, Trauko, Ngen winkul, until trauko who was dedicated to voice and bass decided to retire. This project started with very clear ideas of what we wanted to do.
Our philosophy as a band is to profess and honor nature and the warriors that defended it from the invader.
The pagan term to which we attribute is more on the one hand anti-Christian, but we would like to deepen this perhaps in another question.
We are currently a duo that we have been playing for about 5 years, on guitar and vocals Ngen Winkul and on drums Frostmortum
2.So far you have released a demo and an ep, musically how do they both differ from each other?

In the demo we wanted a dirtier sound and there was also a bit of black thrash and the EP was more melodic, but at the same time more pagan and old black metal of the 90s, but the feeling and lyrics have not changed. There were also differences in terms of production and recording, for example, the demo was recorded in a single day with fewer resources unlike the EP, which took longer to record and was somewhat more produced. That influences the final result of a job.
3.Your lyrics cover Mapuche Culture, War and Paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the pagan culture of your homeland?

Of course, well the pagan term is somewhat difficult to explain, at first the Christians called pagan to everyone who was anti-Christian and worshiped more than one God. For the Mapuche culture there is no religion in itself, rather it is a worldview, for which the Mapuche should not be called pagan, because he does not worship gods, there are deities if they are paid homage and respect, or superior beings , therefore, equal enters a pagan terminology, but as explained is something difficult to understand. We as a band consider ourselves pagan, we are anti-Christians and we perform rituals, also in the musical sense we find paganism due to the European musical influence.
Well, the interest is born from that we feel proud of the culture of our country, it is our duty to keep it alive and that the world knows it, badly and badly the Mapuche are comparable to the Vikings, considering that they were warriors. The Mapuches were the only ones to whom the Spaniards had to negotiate to take away the land, because in the war they could not, and descending from those people makes us feel extremely proud.
 To add us as I said we are anti-Christians, but not satanic. Satanism for us is the same as being a Christian. Satanism is an invention of Christianity, by way of justifying with something the guilt of the sins of the people. My advice is not to be satanic, if you believe in satan, you believe in the bastard Jewish god.


 4.I know that the bands name means 'cemetery' in the Mapudungun language, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Eltun more than the name comes from the rituals and celebrations of the deceased who are fired, and that is what we do when creating, doing ritual and celebrating. That is why the name fits with our musical style and our ideas, in this ceremony a major character of the clan was fired and he was fired 4 days, it was a complete party, as it should be a funeral, shit!

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

The cover of the album belongs to a painting created in 1904 by subercaseux and refers to the same name of the album "1553", the year in which the Mapuche killed Valdivia's dog.

6.Currently there is only 2 members in the past while the band was a trio at one time, are you open to working with any other musicians again or do you prefer to remain a duo?

Yes, we really agree to work with other musicians, in fact, we have tried but the little seriousness and commitment of these people have triggered us to be a duo, but in part, we like the fact of being two, we are the ones we do everything in the band, music and lyrics. The idea of ​​having another musician would be to give more weight to live music.

7.Recently 'Crush The Desert' re-issued your 2016 ep, how did you get in contact with this label?

The seal was contacted by mail, we do not know specifically where they know us, but we have the idea that it could have been for a French zine who reviewed us a while ago and I think the label worked with that zine, so which we believe that they knew us through that contact. We are very pleased with the fact that they have contacted us from Europe, we like them to appreciate our art from the old continent and to support us, although there is a lot of racism in this musical genre, it is appreciable that they understand our message. Our fight is against an enemy in common, we must not forget it. Go ahead, pagans!

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

There has been a good reception from the listeners, through a YouTube channel called "Pagan Black Metal" we had the opportunity to upload our latest work, and we have reached several places in the world. Recently they invited us to play in Ecuador, it has not come to anything in particular, but hopefully it can be achieved. They have also supported us a lot from Mexico, a country that we like, its people and culture and what nationalists they are. Most of the support comes to us from outside Chile, which is a bit bad, because we expect more support from our people.

9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

No, not actually. We have participated in other projects, but not anymore. Yes, we have the idea of ​​creating another project with another musical orientation, but it is still being built, there is nothing specific.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Difficult question, but the idea in the future is to continue doing fucking black metal, until we rot. We do not see ourselves famous or anything like that, we do not think of fame but in knowing that in Chile Black Metal is made.

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 follow typical bands of the Nordic black metal movement of the 90s, going through styles also German black metal, Polish and surroundings. As for example the Horn band that make a very good black metal pagan, the Poles Graveland or also in the Czech Republic the band trollech
I did not want to name the Norwegian bands. They are like the common, dark throne or burzum.

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

Ngen Winkul: Of course, today more than ever we must be united against the damned Christians and all the Jewish plague that affects our beautiful world. We live in difficult times so we must be prepared as warriors that we are.
Thank you very much for this interview, we are eternally grateful.
Frostmortum: Thank you for coming to our page, listening to our music and doing the interview. I hope or expect you to keep an eye on our future work.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/eltun-interview.html


Death Vanish/Cold Hammer Of Melancholy/Eternal Death/2018 EP Review

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 04:11

  Death  Vanish  are  a  solo  project  from  Connecticut  that  plays  a  very  primitive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  ep  "Cold  Hammer  Of  melancholy"  which  will  be  released  in  November  on  cassette  by  Eternal  Death.

  A  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  along  with  some  drum  beats  start  off  the  ep  before  adding  in  some  heavy  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  black  metal  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  being  utilized  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  music

  Most  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  while  the  music  only  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads  along  with  the  bass  guitars  also  being  used  as  a  lead  instrument and  the  songs  always  stick  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  musical  direction.

  Death  Vanish  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  primitive  and  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  melancholic,  philosophical  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Death  Vanish  are  a  very  great  sounding  primitive  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cold  Hammer  Of  Melancholy"  and  "Bloodless  Fog  (Of  My  Mind)".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/death-vanishcold-hammer-of.html


Light Of Death Interview

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 03:27
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1.-first greetings from bolivia, well, about us; I can tell that we are the first black metal band from our city (tarija) active since 2010 but our first release saw light in 2013, limited just to 20 copies, the band grew up with every show around the city, composing our own songs, telling about darkness, sickness, death, suicide and despair, I think our songs tell exactly what they wanna tell, from the lyrics to the music, sometimes raw, others dark and deep like the fog, others like an eternal despair in silence, that's what I can tell about us, we are real, we make what we wanna make,what we do, even if only we play our music for 10 metalheads around, we have to offer reality in this times of plastic

2.So far this year you have released 2 albums, musically how do they differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2.-well, they differ only musically, I mean, We like to experiment with some things, from this the "avantgarde" label, about lyrics always we talk about the dark side of life, and maybe the production, 'cause i know the first releases are rawer in comparison with newer material.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
3.-like I said before, our lyrics are about the dark side of life, excistance, suicide, death, actually we are working in the first long play album titled "In sickness & death" here the topics are sickness, madness, remorse, death and hate, we hope this work come true very soon

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Light Of Death'?
4.-abouth the name, I think the light of death is like the last time in life, a little second when we change the light for eternal darkness, the moment of death, the final of existence and a moment of illumination

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5.-we think the best shows are 2, the first in our city in a place called "ex-torito" near of cementery, with bands from argentina and in cochabamba in a black metal festival , and our performance in stage i think people who listen our music can tell you, but always we show the best of us

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6.-for now we are trying to finish the recording and production of our album, but if we have the chance we'll do it

7.So far you have worked with both 'Introspective Minds Records' and 'Ars Metal' on your releases, do you feel these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
7.-arts metal are very helpful to us, the band is known out from tarija for the work of arts metal, and introspective mind records is just for recording and it's also very helpful to us

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
8.-I think we are welcome in argentina, and I saw fans from mexico and other places in the facebook page, so I think we are going to the right way

9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
9.-yes we do, Alberto & Me (Orlando) also have our musical projects, Kevin & Aldo started with their projects too, but when we have to do something with light of death, nothing else matters, and light of death brings its darkness

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
10.-I think to a renewal of genre and to a new level of experimentation

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.-about the influences I wanna name Burzum, Shining, Darkthrone,Mayhem, Psychonaut 4 and more... actually I must to say I really like Shining...

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12.-drugs jaja it's a joke, mmmm I think the art in every way

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13.-I hope we have another chance to talk with you in the future, greetings from tarija to everyone who read the blog, and long live black metal, soon we'll release the album, so we hope all of you are ready for this...thanks for the support

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/light-of-death-interview.html


Profanatica/Altar Of The Virgin Whore/Hells Headbangers/2018 EP Review

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 02:20

  Profanatica  are  a  band  from  Connecticut  that  has  been  around  for  almost  30 years  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  blasphemous  form  of  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Altar  Of  The  Virgin  Whore"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Hells  Headbangers.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  death  metal  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  The  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  and  the  songs  always  stick  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  musical  direction.

  Profanatica  creates  another  recording  that  remains  very  true  to  their  raw  and  blasphemous  form  of  black/death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  Christianity,  blasphemy,  darkness  and  desecration  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Profanatica  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Conceived  With  Sin'  "Crucifixion  Wounds"  and  "He  Has  Risen".  8/5  out  of  10.



  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/profanaticaaltar-of-virgin-whorehells.html