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Akrotheism/The Law Of Seven Deaths/Osmose Productions/2019 CD Review

jeudi 21 février 2019 à 02:08

  Akrotheism  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  goes  into  more  of  an  experimental  style  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "The  Law  Of  Seven  Deaths"  which  will   be  released  in  March  by  Osmose  Productions.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  clean  vocals  are  utilized  they  give  the  music  more  of  an  avant  garde  feeling  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  At  times  the  music  gets  very  experimental  without  ever  losing  the  aggression  or  heaviness  that  is  a  very  huge  parts  of  the  bands  musical  style.  Some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  leads  also  bring  dissonant  style  structures  onto   the recording and  all  of the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them

  As  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.  Later  songs  also  introduce  acoustic  guitars,  wind  instruments,  percussion's  and  ambience  which  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  and  the  tracks  on  this  recording  are  very  different  from  the  previous  recording  while  still  capturing  the  aggression  of  past  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Esotericism,  Misanthropy  and  Human  Decadence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Akrotheism  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental  and  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Typhonian  Serpents"  "Virtue  of  Satyr"  and  "En".  8  out  of  10.

 

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/akrotheismthe-law-of-seven-deathsosmose.html


Downcross/Mysteries Of Left Hand Path/Saturn Sector Rex/2019 Full Length Review

mercredi 20 février 2019 à 05:45

  Downcross  are  a  duo  from  Belarus  that  plays  an  anti  cosmic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Mysteries  Of  Left  Hand  Path"  which  will  be  released  on  February  21st  by  Saturn  Sector  Rex.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  musical  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  A  great  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  black  metal  screams  that  range  from  being  both  very  deep  to  high  pitched.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Some  of  the  music  also  shows  a   death  metal  influence  at  times  along  with  some  growls  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs,  very  little  guitar  leads  are  ever  utilized  and  the  music  always  remains  very  true  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  sound  as  well  as  the  last  couple  of  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Downcross  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw, aggressive  and  melodic  along  with  some  touches  of  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Cosmic  Satanism,  Left  Hand  Path  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Downcross  are  a  very  great  sounding  anti  cosmic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Where  Illusions  Sink  In  Accausal  Fire"  "Black  Flame  Of  Reason  And  Will"  and  "In  The  Depth  Of  Masak  Mavdil".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/downcrossmysteries-of-left-hand.html


Myrholt/Solens Soenn og Maanens Dater Kapittel I/2019 Single Review

mercredi 20 février 2019 à 04:46

  Norway's  Myrholt  has  returned  with  a  song  that  shows  his  music  going  into  more  of  an  acoustic  and  instrumental direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2019  single  "Solens  Soenn  og  Maanens  Dater  Kapittel  I".

  Acoustic  guitars  start  off  the  song  with  a  good  mixture  of  full  chords  and  finger  picking  while  the  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Their  are  no  vocals  presented  on  the  song  along  with  all  of  the  music  being  instrumental  and  the  music  also  avoids  the  use  of  any  black  metal  elements  which  are  a  very  common  thing  on  his  full  lengths.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Myrholt  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  folk  or  instrumental  acoustic  music,  you  should  check  out  this  single.  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/myrholtsolens-soenn-og-maanens-dater.html


Rebirth In Flames Interview

mercredi 20 février 2019 à 04:00
 1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the first full length?
1. Greetings here Black Vomit drums from Rebirth in Flames we are rehearsing the new songs hard to enter the studio again.

2.In 2018 you had released your first full length, musically how does it differ from your previous  demo's,  split,  single  and ep?
2. In all, better sound, composition, more maturity when composing and rehearsing.

3.I have seen your music being labeled as 'black/death metal'while the album sounded more black metal to me, can you tell us a little bit more about how you ended up being labeled as such?
3. I believe that due to the fact that the vocalizations are not of the traditional Black Metal, they are rather lower, more marked to Death Metal, but the music is 100% Black Metal.

4.Your lyrics also deal with a great amount of Satanic, Luciferian and Occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
4. Since I was a child I have been interested in that kind of arts, also reading several books of occultism, that more than anything, I will not go into details.

5.You have also written lyrics in both English and Spanish, which language do you prefer to write in?
5. We prefer more in Spanish for being our language, but we do not rule out doing some in English.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Rebirth In Flames'?
6. It is something personal, it was in a moment of complete desolation and depression that I had in an opportunity.

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
7. The great work that Rodrigo Pereira (Absolute Desert) did for us, is the creation of cosmos by Lucifer, where he is the center of everything!

8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
8. Everyone has been important for Rebirth in Flames, each one has marked us to get where we are.

9.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
9. In that we are, now thinking about making an event for the release of the album.

10.'Culto Negro Distro' released the cassette version of the album while 'Australis Records' released the digital version, do you feel that both of these labels have been very supportive when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
10. If exactly, the two stamps have been important, both Australis Records and Black Cult, also Australis Records released our album in physical format (CD digipack).

11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
11. Yes, it has been excellent, the power that we have, the devastating that sounds in this album does not compare to the production of the CD split that we took previously.

12.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
12. No, nobody.

13.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
13.Well, continue with our Black Metal, continue composing, get more productions and be on a good tour to spread the name of Lucifer!

14.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
14. From the thrash to the rotten Death Metal. He has his bands that listen the most, I listen to more black metal, our great influence has been Black Metal, bands like Dissection, Moonblood, Satanic warmaster are influence when composing.

15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
15. Good Many thanks for the interest in Rebirth in Flames, spread our word and devotion to Black Metal!


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/rebirth-in-flames-interview.html


Shabti/Trembling And Shorn/Last Mercy Emissions2019 C Review

mercredi 20 février 2019 à 03:31

 
    Shabti  are  a  band  from  Portland,  Maine  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  progressive  and  technical  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Trembling  And  Shorn"  which  will  be  released  in  March by  Last  Mercy  Emissions.

  A  very  fast  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful.

  Death  metal  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times  while  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  good  amount  of  progressive  and  technical  elements.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  musicians  also  display  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  at  their  instruments.  As  the  album  progresses  some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  slight  thrash  influence  along  with  the  music  always  remaining  heavy.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  spirituality,  inner  struggles  and  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Shabti  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  progressive  and  technical  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Shrouded  And  Veiled"  and  "My  Doppelganger".  8  out  of  10.

   


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/02/shabtitrembling-and-shornlast-mercy.html