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Hak-Ed Damm/Destructio Purificalis/Black Market Metal Label/2021 CD Review

jeudi 30 septembre 2021 à 03:35

 


  Quebec,  Canada's  Hak-Ed  Damm  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  fast  and  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Destructio  Purificalis"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Black  Market  Metal  Label.


  War  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  some  angry  growls  and  shouts  also  being  utilized  at  times  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  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  The  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeps  it  modern  at  the  same  time  and  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  vocals  can  also be  heard  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  songs  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  all  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  war,  death  and  blasphemy  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hak-Ed  Damm  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast  and  aggressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Chaos  Planetaire"  "La  Clan  des  Cannibales"  and  "L'Ultime  ogive".  8  out  of  10.


https://blackmarketmetallabel.bigcartel.com/product/hak-ed-damm-destructio-purificalis
https://blackmarketmetal.bandcamp.com/track/hak-ed-damm-triomphe-de-la-mort


          

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/hak-ed-dammdestructio-purificalisblack.html


Memitim Interview

jeudi 30 septembre 2021 à 02:16

 

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


The project is conceptual. The idea is to have each release cover the mass destruction of living beings around the universe in a variety of ways. All while our protagonist, Death, describes the sequence of events. 


2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


The musical style is very raw recordings of instruments and vocals. Real equipment mic'd up in the studio. Something special about tube amps glowing and swapping out cabs and mics for tracking rather than an all in the box recording. The music itself is a blend of many styles of rock, metal, and experimental. No predetermined sound. Five tracks were written and mostly recorded while three ultimately 'made the cut' so to speak.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?


The vaporization of an earth-like planet and it's denizens by a nearby quasar's particle jet. And how little it matters to Death.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Memitim'?


Memitim is a hebrew word for Death. The kind that pays you a visit.


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


Pencil and inks on watercolor paper photographed under a yellow light. It is a nod to the concept of the album done by a fellow artist.


6.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?


Collaboration is a great tool for originality, but the purity of solo work has its own uniqueness. A featured artist for a guitar solo would be great.


7.So far very little is known about the musical project, are you planning on expanding your presence in the future or do you prefer to keep a lower profile?


The album is available on basically all major streaming platforms, Youtube, and available for purchase on Bandcamp. Physical copies exist locally and soon for purchase online with other merch. There's been a conscious effort to stay away from Facebook and/or Instagram type platforms. Outside of those decisions, whatever happens, happens.


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


Outside of a Russian page grabbing some likes/hits, no idea.


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


A label signing would be a great achievement.


10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see t=yourself heading into as a musician during the future?


EP's and singles are all that's on the radar at the moment. An album consisting of a collection of a few EP's could be a thing...


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?


Prog rock and prog/extreme metal have been the largest influences. Mastodon, Sleep, Opeth, Gorgoroth, Pain of Salvation, Sunn, Tool, etc. along with many underground acts such as Ancalagon, Dredneks, and Halothane.


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


Thanks for the opportunity! A vlog is already being recorded following the process of the recording of the second EP for the project which will be available on the Youtube page. Be a goat.

https://soundcloud.com/memitimofficial
https://memitimofficial.bandcamp.com/releases
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTrN43gKLl7D-Yt4LJ5b5Tg

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/memitim-interview.html


Fordom/Manic Howls/Night In Terrors/2021 CD Review

mercredi 29 septembre 2021 à 05:48

 


  Fordom  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Manic  Howls"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Night  In  Terrors.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  being  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  Finnish  style  and  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  riffing.


  Death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  tracks  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized.


  A  couple  of later  songs  also  adding  in  some  clean  vocals  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  finally  utilized  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Demonology,  Luciferian  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Fordom  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Inside  The  Temple  Of  Bael"  "Rituals  Spreading  Into  The  World"  and  "Lucifer  Rises  Again".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/HlHXok3Chvw      

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/fordommanic-howlsnight-in-terrors2021.html


Amen Corner/Jachol Ve Tehilá/Nomad Snakepit Productions/2021 Album Re-issue Review

mardi 28 septembre 2021 à 03:52

 


  Amen  Corner  are  a  band  from  brazil  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1995  album  "Jachol  Ve  Tehilá"  which  will b e  re-issued  in  November  of  2021  with  3  bonus  tracks  by  Nomad  Snakepit  Productions.


  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  synths  a  few  seconds  later  before  introducing  some  clean  playing  onto  the  recording.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  are  added  into  songs.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  of  the  riffs  also  adding  in  elements  of  thrash  metal  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  heavily  influenced  by  both  the  first  and  second  wave  era's.


  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  tracks  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  doom  metal  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  mixing  in  more  of  a  death  metal  approach  at  times,  clean  playing  also  makes  a  brief  return  as  the  album  progresses  and  when  the  music  finally  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  blast b eats  can b e  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while t he  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  Occultism  and  Paganism  themes.


  In  my  opinion   Amen  Corner  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Seventy  Seven  Guardians"  "The  Cult  Of  The  Pagan  Gods"  "Zigurates  Baal"  and  "On  The  Throne  With  Lucifer".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/amen-cornerjachol-ve-tehilanomad.html


Owl Cave/Broken Speech/Time Tombs Production/Ellie Promotion/Season Of Mist/CD Review

lundi 27 septembre 2021 à 05:33

 


  Owl  Cave  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  plays  an  experimental  and  ambient  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Broken  Speech"  .


  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  only  song  that  is  present  on  the  recording  is  over  43  minutes  in  length.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  track  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  most  of  the  music  is  also  instrumental.  The  song  is  also  divided  into  6  different  sections  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments  and  noises  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  


  The  music  also  has  its  avant  garde  moments  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  dissonant  sections.  The  slower  sections  of  the  song  also  adds  in  the  heaviness  of  sludge  meta  as  well  as  some  elements  of  ambient  and  martial  also  being  utilized  at  times  when  synths  are  finally  introduced  in  the  music  while  the  production  also  sounds  very  dark. 


  In  my  opinion  Owl  Cave  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  and  ambient  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of  10.


 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/owl-cavebroken-speechtime-tombs.html