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S.V.O.C Interview

mercredi 15 juillet 2020 à 02:35

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

S.V.O.C. is a raw black metal one-man band with a very noisy and lo-fi sounding. It was my principal black metal project before I join Drudenfuß in 2018 and headed most of my creative efforts onto it.

2 - Recently you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

Although the demo was officially released by Entocomophobic Records this year, all the S.V.O.C.’s stuff was recorded between 2017-2019 (a demo, a split and some unreleased tracks), back into the times the demo was recorded I was making my first findings of harsh noise and noisegrind projects and was amazed by those anti-music scenes. So, I basically blend together elements of old school norwegian black metal bands as Darkthrone and Burzum (like into the riffing) and some shades of noise and grind as the poor quality of the recording and the aggressive sounding and vocals. I can cite as the main influences of S.V.O.C. projects that play both black metal and harsh noise/grindcore styles as Enbilulugugal, Rivologi, Gonkulator, Infernal Goat Vomit, Analthrone, etc.

3 - You are also a part of many other musical projects, what is it that you bring into the music of S.V.O.C that you are not able to do with your other groups?

Well, I’m mainly a noise and dark ambient maker, and the process of creation is very different than composing music. What I attempt with projects like S.V.O.C. is to get out from my comfort zone and explore different concepts and forms of creating stuff but trying to keep the features that defines my material, like the deep and tense atmosphere and the obscure thematic.

4 - What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with this musical project so far?

I wrote no lyrics or song titles for the first demo, I focused more on creating a raw and obscure atmosphere, what I pretend with my stuff is not to transmit a concrete idea or message but evoking sensations and making the listeners generate their own perceptions or interpretations of it.

5 - According to the bandcamp page you also do plenty of other musical projects many of which are not black metal, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical styles and genres you work with?

I’ve been involved in many projects of different genres because I always try to find a style that fits with the thematic that I want to perform. As I said before, I’m mainly a noise/dark ambient maker, my principal project is named GZG, with it I explore mostly personal themes as emotions, my inclinations to horror literature and connection with nature. My style can be defined as dronie or monotonous, focused on performing deep and enveloping atmospheres in an attempt to transmit horror, sadness or introspective feelings, it depends on every album or song intentions; in my tracks I use distorted or manipulated lo-fi field recordings of my environment to reach a more organic sound, trying to avoid digital samples. About my more “conventional” stuff, I’m most interested in extreme and noisy genres as goregrind, grindcore and raw black metal, always trying to keep the anti-music sign on them.

6 - What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name S.V.O.C?

Its name stands for “Satanic Violation of Christ”, I didn’t want a name that was too serious because the project just as an experiment to see what I can achieve performing black metal. So, I chose that one inspired on the second Morbosidad’s release “Cójete a Dios por el Culo” (fuck god by the ass).

7 - Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover?

I always put a lot of effort on the artwork of my albums to make them represent the music or noise it contains. That frozen landscape it’s a reflection of the songs, cold and deep, but also raw and ferocious as an unpredictable storm.

8 - With this project you record everything by yourself, how would you compare it to working with other musicians?

Working along with other musicians such as Insane Mind on Drudenfuß or Xinx Asklas (from Feeling Worthless) into the newest Hate Dogma’s release has always been an incredible experience; but I prefer to work alone, I feel more free to shape the concept of the recording into the exact form that I want to. However, I love doing splits with other artists or participating in compilations because I’m always interested on seeing their creative points of view and putting more variety on the albums.

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

When the demo was recorded I only distributed it among my closer friends into the scene, until this year, when it was discovered and released by Entocomophobic Records, still it has not been widely diffused, but the reception among the few that manage to listen to it was very positive in general, S.V.O.C.’s stuff is far from the common black metal style, so I’m glad that some people could appreciate it.

10 - Where is going on with your other musical projects?

GZG is currently my most active project, recently its album “A Disgusting Life’s Perspective” (an experimental mixture between harsh noise wall and dark ambient) was released through the netlabel “Fat Pidgeon Productions”, on the upcoming albums I can mention “Jardines del Silencio” (Gardens of Silence), it is a dark ambient split along with the argentinian project Nøkturne, and still untitled harsh noise split with the romanian project la-HA-Crax, both are gonna be released by my netlabel “Nuclear Habitat Records”, and “Jardines del Silencio” will probably have a limited release on CD or tape.

Also, I’m playing guitars on a goregrind project named “Cranial Osteosarcoma”, along with Sick Phillips (from Feeling Worthless, Insipid, Fascitis Necrosante and others), its first demo and a split with several projects from the mexican grind scene are coming out soon.

11 - What can we expect from this project musically during the future?

This project has been inactive since like one year ago because I dedicate most of my time working into other projects, but I’m planning to record a bunch of new tracks and look for bands or projects who could be interested on making splits.

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

I just want to thank you for the interest on my work, and the opportunity to make this interview. And hail to the ones who support the underground scene!

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BlackStream/Digital Perversion/2020 Demo Review

mardi 14 juillet 2020 à 23:49

  BlackStream are  a  duo  from  Italy  that  plays  an  experimental  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  demo "Digital  Perversion".

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  demonic  voices  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  music  also  brings  in  elements  of  experimental,  industrial  and  noise.  Programmed  beats  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Evil  sounding  growls  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  demo  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  captures  the  raw  aggression  of  old  school  black  metal  without  the  use  of  any  traditional  metal  instruments.  All  of  the  tracks  sound  very  different  from  each  other  along  with  some  harsh  noises  and  power  electronics  also  being  utilized  at  times,  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  BlackStream  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  occult  black  metal,  ritual,  noise,  industrial  and  experimental  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Black  Magick  and  Nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  BlackStream  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  and  occult  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Digital  Megiddo"  and  "Lilith's  Realm  Stream  Is  Black  (Intermezzo)".  8  out  of  10.



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Coprohammer/Tepes/Nailed Nazarene Industries/2020 Full Length Review

mardi 14 juillet 2020 à 07:52

  Russia's  solo project  Coprohammer  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  a  blackened  noise  direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Tepes"  which  was  released  by  Nailed  Nazarene  Industries.

  Distorted  guitar  riffs  and  noises  start  off  the  album  while  the  only  track  that  is  presented  on  the  recording  is  almost  45  minutes  in  length.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  repetitive sounding  repeating  the  same  part  for  throughout  the  recording  along  with  a  static  orientated  harsh  noise  wall  in  the  background.

  On  this  recording  Coprohammer  takes  black  metal  and  harsh  noise  wall  and  mixes  them  together  as  well  as  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  the  production  also  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  decent  sounding  album  from  Coprohammer  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  noise,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  7/5  out  of  10.


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Silver Knife/Unyielding/Unseeing/Amor Fati/Entropic Recordings/2020 Full Length Review

mardi 14 juillet 2020 à 05:35

  Silver  Knife  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  Belgium,  Netherlands  and  France  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Unyiekding/Unseeing"  which  will  be  released  in  August  as  a  joint  effort  between  Amor  Fati  and  Entropic  Recordings.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  adds  in  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  that  are  also  mixed  down  very  low  in  the  mix.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  utilized  at  times  on  some  of  the  tracks  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  being  an  instrumental  and  introducing  spoken  word  samples  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  melancholic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Silver  Knife  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "This  Numinous  Loom"  and  "Sundown".  8  out  of  10.

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Wampirvs Sinistrvs/Blood Of The Vampyre/Harvest Of Death/2020 EP Review

mardi 14 juillet 2020 à 03:27

  Wampirvs  Sinistrvs  are  a  music  project  from  parts  unknown  that  plays  a  very  raw,  old  school  and  vampyric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Blood  Of  The  Vampyre"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Harvest  Of  Death.

  Distorted  noises  start  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  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.

  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length

  Wampirvs  Sinistrvs  plays  a  style  of  vampyric  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  in  the  90's  tradition,  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  sounding  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  decay  and  vampirism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Wampirvs  Sinsistrvs  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  old  school  and  vampyric  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "With  The  Blood  Of  The  Ancients"  and  "Rotten  Coffin".  8  out  of  10. 

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