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Within Nostalgia Interview

mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 10:18
For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



Within Nostalgia was formed in 2013 by Alyssa Broere under the name Nostalgia. We are a 3 piece Metal band based out of North Bay Ontario. Musically and lyrically we are inspired by nature and its atmosphere as well as emotions of the deepest subconscious. We want to write music that fans can relate to on a personal and deeper level.



Recently you have released your first full length, musically how does it differ from the ep you had released in 2016?


Back in 2016 when our first EP ”Visions” was released, all of the music was written on an acoustic guitar but performed on electric, giving it a very dark folkish feel. The band was in its infancy at that point and had Kye on drums. Fast forward to today with the release of “Conjuring A New Reality” and you can hear a much more matured sound and writing style.



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



Our lyrics have always dealt with the dark side of the human mind in all its facets as well as nature and its relation to the human experience.




What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Within Nostalgia'?



The name Within Nostalgia basically means locked in a mental state of the past, always looking back in life when you should be looking toward a future



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



The artwork for CANR was done by our guitarist Kye Bell and is a heavily modified public domain image. We felt the deer represented our genre as a whole as well as a visual representation of our lyrics however, we chose to go with a more vibrant take on it to differentiate ourselves a bit more.




Originally the band started out as a solo project, what was the decision behind expanding into a trio?


The whole reasoning behind filling out the lineup was to perform live. While we do have a bass player Alyssa and Kye are the driving force behind the band but in order to play live, we needed more members.



What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?


Our best show to date is probably our CD release show this past October. We had an overwhelmingly great reaction from both fans and other bands on the bill. We would consider our stage performance to be a raw and open display of human emotion spanning from rage to the melancholic and many things in between.





Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?


At this moment we have a couple of gigs lined up with Toronto’s Astaroth Incarnate and are working out some dates with Morgan Rider of Deep Dark River/ Vesperia.




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


We’ve never really cared to have a label though we’re sure it would have its many benefits, we feel it’s important to build our own name. If the offer came up we would probably say yes but again, we don’t feel it’s incredibly necessary.


On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of post black metal and blackgaze?


The reaction from the Post Rock and Blackgaze community has actually been very well so far considering we’re something a little different than the typical band inside those genres.



Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?'


We definitely see ourselves going in a more melodic yet black direction with the newest material while still keeping in touch with our unique sound. Both ‘Death Lifes’ Lover’ and ‘Heart In The Eye Of The Skull’ have a lot of the characteristics of some of the newer riffs we’ve been working on.


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?


As a band, we’re very inspired by the feeling of bands likes Alcest and Woods Of Ypres, especially when it comes to lyrics and bands like Agalloch or Fen that have a really great sounding atmosphere. These days our music rotation really has no preference but to name a few bands we have been listening to recently would be Pelican, Those Poor Bastards, Royal Thunder and definitely the new Alcest album.


What are some of your non musical interests?


We really enjoy being out in nature whether it’s camping or hiking etc. Painting is another big one for some of us as well as any kind of art form. We are all also huge animal lovers and each has pets of our own.


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


Just a big thank you from all of us at Within Nostalgia for all of your support!

Facebook.com/withinnostalgia/Instagram.com/withinnostalgiaofficial







Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/within-nostalgia-interview.html


Unreqvited/Mosaic II: la deteste et la detresse/Prophecy Productions/2020 CD Review

mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 09:46

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Canada's  Unreqvited  which  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  an  experimental  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  album  "Mosaic  II:  la  deteste  et  la  detresse"  which  will  be  released  in  2020  by  Prophecy  Productions.

  Ambient  style  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  album  while  acoustic  guitars  and  programmed  beats  are  also a dded  into  some  parts  of  the  recording.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in a   decent  amount  of  melody.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Orchestra  elements  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  and  clean  playing  also  returning  on  later  tracks.  One  song  also  introduces  some  electronic  music  touches  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments,  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  post  rock  elements  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  instrumentals.  The  vocals  are  mostly  used  like  an  musical  instrument  with  no  actual  song  lyrics  and  the  production  also  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Unreqvited  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ambient,  experimental,  post  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nightfall"  "Disorder"  and "Transience  III  _ The  Static".  8  out  of 10.

prophecy.lnk.to/unreqvited-disquiet-mosaic-sylvaine-split

https://youtu.be/CdX4quA2S6k      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/unreqvitedmosaic-ii-la-deteste-et-la.html


Sylvaine/Unreqvited/Time Without End/Prophecy Productions/2020 Split Album Review

mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 08:28

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Norway's  Sylvaine  and  Canada's  Unreqvited  called  "Time  Without  End"  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Sylvaine  a  solo  project  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  moves  away  from  the  post  black  metal  of  her  previous  release  and goes  into  more  of  an  acoustic  post  rock  direction

  Her  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  tragic  sounding keyboards  along  with  some  clean  vocals  a  few  seconds  later.  Elements  of  ambient  can  also  be  heard  on her  side  of  the  split  along  with  some  touches  of  post  rock  and  acoustic  guitars  being  added  onto  the  second  track  as  well  as  both  tracks  also  sounding  very  different  from  each  other.

  On  this  recording  Sylvaine  moves  away from  the  heavier  direction  of  her  previous  release  going  for  more  of  and  acoustic  direction  with  some  touches  of  post  rock  and  ambient.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  solitude  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sylvaine  and  while  some  black  metal  fans  might  not  like  the  songs  presented  on  the  split,  I  can  see  this  finding  an  audience  with  fans  of  ambient,  post  rock  and  acoustic  music.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Falling".

  Next  up  is  Unreqvited  a solo  project that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  moves  away  from t he  post  black  metal  style  of  their  previous  release  and  goes  more  into  an  orchestral  direction.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  nature  sounds  and  ambient  soundscapes  before  adding  in  some  acoustic  guitars.  Orchestra  elements  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  on  both  of  the  tracks  while  the  songs  also  use  a  good  amount  of  programmed  beats and  post  rock  influences,  operatic  female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  both  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  post  black  metal  guitar  riffing  and  melodic  blackgaze  leads  are  added  on  the  second  song.

  On  this  recording  Unreqvited  brings  in  more  of  a  mixture  of  post  black  emtal,  and  orchestra  music  while  also  having  more  of  a  traditional  post  rock  style  than  previous  releases  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Unreqvited  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black  metal,  shoegaze,  post  rock  and  orchestrated  music,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Fields  Of  Elysium".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  post  black  emtal,  post  rock,  sheogaze  and  ambient.  8  out  of  10.

prophecy.lnk.to/unreqvited-disquiet-mosaic-sylvaine-split  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/sylvaineunreqvitedtime-without.html


Trinity/Lux Aeterna/Cippangu Production/2019 CD Review

lundi 25 novembre 2019 à 04:14


  Trinity  are  a  solo  project  that  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  dark/  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Lux  Aeterna"  which  will  be  released  by  Cippangu  Productions.



  Ritualistic  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars  as  well  as  some  whispered  vocals  and  the  symphonic  elements  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style   while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody. Vocals  are  mostly  deep  yet  grim  black  metal  screams  that  also  adds  in  some  touches  of  death  metal  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style.

   During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw feeling  as  well  as  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Some  of  the  songs  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with some  clean  playing  and  violins  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  the  album  progresses

  Some  of  the  slower  riffing  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  doom/death  metal  along  with  some  classical  guitars  also  making  a  return  on  a  couple  of  later  tracks  and  the  album  also  closes  with  a  couple  of  demo  tracks  that  also  show  more  of  a  raw  and  traditional  style  of  black  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  and  blasphemous  themes.

  In  my opinion  Trinity  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  dark/black  metal solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blasphemy"  "Fallen  Angels"  "Lux  Aeterna"  and  "Sacrilege".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/trinityitaly
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCugmMzwWdM8zfguBMPzs4Sw
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Trinity/3540388155
https://trinityblackmetal.bandcamp.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6HlgSxTC4ycoK02o1d5L6g?si=8Ax5ApqqQ72JVFWGTEHgIQ

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/trinitylux-aeternacippangu.html


Goatblood/Apparition Of Doomsday/Dunkelheit Produktionen/2019 CD Review

lundi 25 novembre 2019 à 02:48

  Goatblood  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Apparition  Of  Doomsday"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Dunkelheit  Produktionen.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  demonic  vocals  and  sounds  of  torture  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  can  be  heard  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  bestial  growls.

  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.

  A  touch  of  doom/death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style.  Grim  black  metal  screams a re  also utilized  at  times  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  spoken  word  samples  onto  the  recording  and  elements  of  grindcore  can  also  be  heard  in  the  more  brutal  sections  of  the  tracks.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death,  war,  evil  and  blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Goatblood  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  bestial  war,  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Goat  Order"  "Flood  Of  Roaches"  "Miss  Dead Body"  and  "When  Human  Descents".  8  out  of  10.

http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/apparition-of-doomsday

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/goatbloodapparition-of.html