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Tempestarii/Temple Of Skies/Mercany Musik/2019 CD Re-Issue Review

samedi 12 janvier 2019 à 23:54

  Tempestarii  are  an  anonymous  musical  project  from  Boise,  Idaho  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  'Temple  Of  Skies"  which  will  be  re-issued  on  January  18th  by  Mercany  Musik.

  Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  being  added  onto  the  recording  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  solos  and  leads  bring  in  more  of  a  melodic  and  atmospheric  style.  All  of  the  tracks  that  are  presented  on  the  album  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and blast  beats  can  also b e  heard  which  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  tortured  sounding  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  all  of  the musical  instruments  have  a  very powerful  sound  to  them.  On  some  of  the  tracks  a  small  amount  of  classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  and  some  songs  also  add  in  a  few  clean  guitar  riffs  that  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  cascadian  or  post  black  metal  vibe.

  As  the  album  progresses  the  music  also  starts  getting  more  diverse  without  ever  losing  the  raw  aggression  that  is  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.  You  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  in  the  way  the  instruments  are  preformed  when  they  go  a  few  minutes  without  using  any  vocals.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  metaphysical  and  Gnostic  orientated  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tempestarii  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gaian  Mind"  and  "Neurosis".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/tempestariitemple-of-skiesmercany.html


Blue Hummingbird On The Left/Atl Tlachinoll/Iron Bonehead Productions/Nuclear War Now!/Crepulsculo Negro/2019 CD Review

samedi 12 janvier 2019 à 19:50

  Blue  Hummingbird  On  The  Left  are  a  band  from  Southern  California  that  plays  a  mesoamerican  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Alt  Tlachinoll"  which  will  be  released  in  February  as  a  joint  effort  between  Iron  Bonehead  Productions,  Nuclear  War  Now!  and  Crepulsculo  Negro.

  Tribal  style  drumming  and  percussion  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  ethnic  instruments  also  being  used  at  times  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  while  the  faster sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  some  bestial  growls  also  being  used  quite a bit.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  South American  influences  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  black  metal  screams,  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Blue  Hummingbord  On  The  Left  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  bestial  sounding  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  pre-hispanic  folk  music,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Mexican  Nationalism  and  Huitzilopochti  War  Culture  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blue  Hummingbird  On  The  Left  are  a  very  great  sounding  mesoamerican  style  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sun  War  Club"  "Hail  Huitzilopochti" "Life  Death  Rebirth" and  "Southern  Rules  Supreme  -  Moon".  8/5  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/blue-hummingbird-on-leftatl.html


Vimur/Triumphant Master Of Fates/Boris Records/2019 Full Length Review

samedi 12 janvier 2019 à 05:29

  Vimur  are  a  band  from  Atlanta,  Georgia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019 album  "Triumphant  Master  of  Fates"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Boris  Records.

  Atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  and  also  give  the  music  more  of  a  sci-fi  atmosphere  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.When t he  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  brings  in  a  lot  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeping  it  very  modern.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Death  metal  growls  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  while  some  of  the  riffing  also  brings  some  melodies  onto  the  recording.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  an  apocalyptic  sounding  instrumental  is  added  onto  the  recording  before returning  back  to  a  heavier direction  on  the  following  tracks  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  into  the  music.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Luciferian,  Occultism  and  War  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Vimur  which  also  shows  a  great  amount  of  progress  from  their  previous  releases  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast,  raw,  aggressive  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Consumed  by  the  Source"  "Sulphurous  Hallucinations  Manifest'  and  "Supreme  Preemption  Of  The  Lightless  Empire".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/vimurtriumphant-master-of-fatesboris.html


Morild/Så kom mørket og tog mig på ordet En sort sky af minder I afgørende stunder Frosset fast i mit indre Jeg håber det forsvinder med lyset At dø eller blive fri/Indisciplinarian/2019 Full Length Review

samedi 12 janvier 2019 à 03:39

  Moriid  are  a  band  from  Denmark  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Så  kom  mørket  og  tog  mig  på  ordet  En  sort  sky  af minder  I  afgørende  stunder  Frosset  fast  i  mit  indre  Jeg  håber  det  forsvinder  med  lyset  At dø eller  blive  fri"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Indisciplinarian.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  drum  beats  a  few  seconds  alter  while  also  mixing  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  When  vocals  are brought  into  the  music  they  are  done  in  a  very  high  pitched  yet  depressive  style  and  the  solos  and  leads  bring  in  more  of  a  distorted  approach.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  90's  influences  but  modern  at  the  same  time.  The  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Clean  playing,  guitar  slides  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  one  track  is  an  instrumental  along  with  some  of  the  guitar  leads  also  adding  in  a  melodic  touch  of  post  black  metal.  At  times  the  music  also  shows  a  cascadian  influenced  approach  to  the  way  the  songs  are structured  as  well  as  the  music  getting  more  diverse  as  the  album  progresses,  rain  and  thunder  sounds  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Danish  and  cover  dark  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Moriid  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "En  sort  sky  af  minder"  and  "At  do eller  blive  fri". 8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/morildsa-kom-mrket-og-tog-mig-pa-ordet.html


Promethean Gate Interview

vendredi 11 janvier 2019 à 05:41
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Answer: the project is more a catalyzer of occult knowledge and magick ritual than anything.
Music is somehow secondary, is just a way I found to spread my knowledge and beliefs.

2.So far you have released a demo and single, musically how do they differ from each other?
Answer: not much in fact, the song The Call Of The Nameless God was composed at the same time of the other songs, but I didn't use it in the demo because I thought It would be too much.
The probably the biggest difference is the lyric is older, IV years ago or something like this. It was composed for a band called Inhumane Rites I used to play in. But, as you can see, it ended up in Promethean Gate.

3.Your lyrics cover a lot of occult and left hand path themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
Answer: I'd avoid this kind of subject, knowledge is something to be conquered, not freely given.
But, some writers that has guided me are: Thomas Karlsson, Adriano Camargo and Helena Blavatsky.

4.You also have some lyrics that are inspired by literature, can you tell us a little bit more about the literature that has an influence on your songwriting?
Answer: This one yes, horror books and films fascinated me since young age. The mysteries of fear and death are so connected to our subconscious that bringing this to Black Metal, and my music, was just an extension of everything.
For the first music themed after a book, The Tales of Modern Prometheus, it was done after I finished Frankenstein ( I dont know how many times I read it), the main point was to do a parameter between Victor Frankenstein and Prometheus from the greek mythology (and of course, Luciferianism).

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Promethean Gate'?
Answer: The inspiration was to set something using my alias Prometheus, and show the project was a continuation of myself.
Now, the meaning behind Prometheus is something that goes beyond. The one who brought fire to mankind is someone to celebrated.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
Answer: The Ourobouros was to shown the path has no beginning and neither an end.
The Goat Of Mendes is an old medieval deity, the connection to it is the third song of the demo, Architecture and Concepts of The New God.

7.With this project you record everything by yourself but have experience playing with other bands, which one do you prefer?
Answer: Do it all by myself, without any regrets.

8.The demo was also released on 'Depressive Illusions Records', do you feel honored working with this legendary label?
Answer: Yes, I always love Moloch music and have this release in Europe is something very nice. Aldo, Sergiy was always a nice guy with me.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Answer: I really try to avoid some exposition and reading too many things of it. The Idea is to not let anything somehow change my perception of what I want to accomplish.
But I can say is, the Kiss fans hated the cover from the depth of their hearts.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
Answer: Two splits will be released this semester. One with the might Deviator from Ukraine and the other with the unfame Morpherus from Brazil. There's a chance for a third release this year, but I'm not sure.
About a Full-Length, probably next year with an Ukranian label, but nothing is set.

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?
Answer: To set the tone for Promethean Gate music, I brought something from old Norwegian Black Metal as Emperor and something from Hellenic bands as Acherontas and Kawir. Of course other bands influenced as Walsung (Brazil), Cult of Fire (Czech Republic), Cultes des Ghoules (Poland) and Nightbringer (USA).
Nowadays I'm listening a lot of Acherontas, Bölzer, Mephorash and something outside metal, as American Funk music.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Answer: I just would like to thank you Loki for the opportunity and the patience with my delay.
Also, for those who really follow the left handed path and Luciferian words and wants to improve knowledge and to expand your connections, sent us a message. The true luciferians should stay united.
Thank you.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/01/promethean-gate-interview.html