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Devourer/Raptus/Iron, Blood And Death Corporation/2022 Full Length Review

dimanche 6 février 2022 à 02:56

 


  Sweden's  Devourer  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  them  music  going  for  more  of  an  aggressive  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  mixes  in  with  touches  of  death  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Raptus"  which  was  released  by  Iron,  Blood  And  Death  Corporation.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  shows  an  influence  of  the  classic  Swedish  style  mixed  in  with  modern  elements  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


 Throughout  the  album  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  melody.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic    style  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  chants  and  vocals  onto  the  recording.


  Spoken  word  parts  van  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  songs  along  with  some  of  the  music  also  bringing  in  elements  of  death  metal  and  growling  vocals  which  is  also  different  from  previous  releases  the  band  has  put  out  in  the  last  few  years  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  atmospheric  sounds  can  also  be  heard  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darkness,  Death  occultism,  Anti  Religion and  Existential  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Devourer  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  aggressive  and  melodic  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bearer  Of  Dark  Tidings"  "Apokruptein"  "Visions  From  Megiddo"  and  "Torrents  To  The  Void".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/SK_YnrKcgw8


https://devourer.bandcamp.com/album/raptus


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/devourerraptusiron-blood-and-death.html


Invultation Interview

dimanche 6 février 2022 à 01:58

 


1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the solo project these days?


 


A:  Invultation is currently working towards becoming a live entity at some point this year.  I have some other musicians lined up and we are rehearsing a mix of material to hopefully bring this filth to the stage sooner than later.  Also there is another album, a follow-up to “Unconquerable Death,” to be released sometime this year via Sentient Ruin Laboratories.


 


2.Your last release was in 2021, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?


 


A:  “Unconquerable Death” is a little bit more polished, in terms of production, and overall influenced by a greater variety of personal favorites.  On that album I tried to branch out a little bit and try a few different things vocally as well as in the song structures.  I don’t know that it differentiates itself from previous releases all that much but I’m always trying to bring something different to each album instead of repeating the same formula.


 


3.From 2015 to 2020 there was no music being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?


 


A:  After the demo was out I continued to work on new material for Invultation but became busy with my other projects, namely The Wakedead Gathering, LONGBARROW and Echushkya, and had some major personal changes going on in my life at the time.  Eventually when I found time again I revisited the songs I was working on for “Wolfstrap” and decided to scrap them all and start over, so it took a bit longer than anticipated.


 


4.You are also involved with other bands and musical projects, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Invultation', that you are not able to do with your other groups?


 


A:  Invultation is about pure hatred and blasphemy and is tightly focused on these aspects of humanity.  My other projects are more experimental in ways and tend to venture into musically progressive and melodic territories that Invultation simply never will.  It is my outlet for expression of pure violence.


 


5.Some of your lyrics cover Lycanthropy and Luciferian Magick, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?


 


A:  I have always been fascinated with the idea of an “other” or “forbidden” form of magic and when I began reading more about Luciferianism I knew that I had stumbled upon something that could merge into my personal philosophical views.  The belief that the self is something to be venerated and not eliminated is, in itself, a magical discovery for most who venture into this area of the occult, but always with the knowledge that it means something different for each individual.  I view the history and concept of Lycanthropy as a great metaphor for the transformation (or regression) of humanity into its more bestial and instinctual form.  With my answer to your previous question, what would be better to symbolize the meaning behind Invultation?


 


6.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the solo project?


 


A:  “Unconquerable Death” is a bit different lyrically from the demo and “Wolfstrap” in that it largely deals with the idea that death is inevitable and no living being can escape its reach.  Along with that theme, I focused on the idea of undeath as well and what it means to “come back” in a physical and spiritual or magical form.


 


7.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Invultation'?


 


A:  When I was searching for a name that would fit the theme of the demo I stumbled across some old texts about witchcraft in the States that used this term “invultation” in regards to using a likeness of someone (ex. a doll, effigy) and inserting pins in it or burning it to cause pain to the individual being targeted.  Kind of like what people think of as a “voodoo doll.”  The name refers to something specific and conveys the point of the music incredibly well. 


 


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


 


A:  Well, if you’re referring to “Feral Legion” then it is a piece by Nether Temple Design, who also did the artwork for “Unconquerable Death.”  I wanted something different than the usual black/white/red cover you see for most “war” metal or bestial black/death releases and I think he nailed it.  The new album returns to the lycanthropy theme on a larger scale and the intensity is evident in the cover art.  There are some other surprises in the layout of the new album that you’ll just have to see for yourself when the time comes.


 


9.With most of your projects you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?


 


A:  Yes, I’m open to working with other musicians and I have been in and out of full bands over the course of my time as a musician.  So, I’m no stranger to working with others.  I just find that when it comes to writing and recording, it works better for me to have total control over the process.  But, like I said earlier, I am working with several others to bring forth a live version of the band soon. 


 


10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of war and bestial black/death metal?


 


A:  Overall it has been a very positive reaction, in my opinion.  I am continually pleasantly surprised and very appreciative of the amount of fans purchasing my music or sending positive words about my work.  The response has definitely fueled my desire to keep pushing forward with Invultation for as long as possible.


 


11.What is going on with your other musical projects these days?


 


A:  The Wakedead Gathering should have a new album out sometime this year.  It has been in the works since 2015 and is long overdue but there have been various setbacks, largely due to my own fault, that have kept it unreleased thus far.  There will be a new Echushkya album out this year as well.  I am in the process of writing lyrics and only need to record vocals for it and the recording will be done.  LONGBARROW is, for the time being, dormant.


 


12.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?


 


A:  I’m not entirely sure where I will end up but I hope to start playing shows again and continuing to increase my knowledge of the recording and mixing process as well.


 


13.What are you currently listening to nowadays?


 


A:  Great question and a difficult one to answer, unless you have several hours haha.  My favorite bands at the moment are: Gravesend, Savage Necromancy, Cenocephalus, Cerebral Rot, Funeral Chant, and I enjoyed that new Archgoat album and the new Negativa album is up there for my favorites of the year so far.  Honestly, there are far too many bands to name and I’ll for sure leave someone out if I were to list them.  Suffice it to say that I’m always listening to new music coming out and discovering bands that deserve a lot of credit for keeping death and black metal alive. 


 


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




A:  I just want to thank everyone who has supported Invultation throughout its existence and the great labels and artists I have worked with to take this project to the next level.  Be on the lookout for some guest appearances I have on some new releases coming out this year…  And finally, thank you for the great questions!  Hail death!


BANDCAMP RELEASE

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/invultation-interview_5.html


Blazemth/The Return Of Lucifer/Xtreem Music/2022 CD Review

samedi 5 février 2022 à 05:08

 


  Blazemth  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "The  Return  Of  Lucifer"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Xtreem  Music.


  A  very  dark,  atmospheric  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  also  adding  in  some  epic  sounding  synths  and  spoken  word  parts  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can   be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  direction  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  some  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  as  well  as  one  track  also  bringing  in  a  brief  use  of  death  metal  growls,  didgeridoo's  are  also  used  as  an  instrument  on  the  recording  and  also  gives  the  album  more  of  an  occult  atmosphere  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  more  modern,  diverse  and  aggressive  sound  then  what  was  released  in  the  90's  era.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Mysticism,  Luciferian,  Darkness  and  War  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Blazemth  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  old  school  and  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Return  Of  Lucifer"  "Hecate"  and  "The  Grummer".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBTey05dN0Q  


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/blazemththe-return-of-luciferxtreem.html


Nhialic/Medz Yeghern/2022 EP Review

samedi 5 février 2022 à 04:00

 


  Nhialic  are  an  international  duo  with  members  from  Armenia  and  Sudan  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2022  ep  "Medz  Yeghern".


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  tracks  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great amount  of  melody.


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  well  as  the  music  also  showing  an  influence  of  the  classic  Swedish  style  at  times,  on  some  tracks  the  vocals  also  add  in  more  of  a  deep  and  demonic  style  and  one  song  is  also  an  instrumental  and  flutes  are  also  added  on  the  closing  track.  


  Nhialic  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  melodic  and  old  school  in  the  mid  90's  to  early  2000's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while t he  lyrics  cover  History,  Literature  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Nhialic  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  and  old  school  black  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Waltz  Into  Darkness"  and  "Medz  Yeghern".  8  out  of  10.


https://twitter.com/nhialicband
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https://youtu.be/rUoyBkHroJg
https://youtu.be/zyH8BRlWJu0

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/nhialicmedz-yeghern2022-ep-review.html


Galvornhathol/II/2022 Full Length Review

samedi 5 février 2022 à 03:11

 


  Galvornhathol  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  ambient,  shoegaze,  atmospheric  black  and  melodic  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2022  album  "II".


  Atmospheric  sounds  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  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  death  metal  growls  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  album.


  Synths  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  also  add  in  touches  of  ambient  along  with  some  tracks  also  showing  an  influence  of  shoegaze  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized,  clean  playing  is  also  added  on  a  couple  of  songs  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  German  and  English  and  cover  poetry,  spiritualism  and  nature  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Galvornhathol  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  ambient,  shoegaze,  atmospheric  black  and  melodic  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eudaimonia"  "Before  the  Fall"  "Sword  Of  The  Sun"  and  "Gipfelmeditation".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/galvornhatholii2022-full-length-review.html