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Noctem Aeturnus/Landscape Of Discord/Naturmacht Productions/2020 CD Review

mardi 7 juillet 2020 à 08:48

  Noctem  Aeturnus  are  a  solo  project  from  Argentina  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Landscape  Of  Discord"  which  was  released  by  Naturmacht  Productions,

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  synths  and  symphonic  elements  a  few  seconds  later  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  atmospheric  style  and  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  orchestral  instruments  also  being  utilized  at  times.  Spoken  word  parts  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  getting  more  deep  sounding  on  some  of  the  later  songs  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  inspired  by  Nordic  and  Greek  Mythology  and  cover  darkness  and  nature  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Noctem  Aeturnus  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Those  Who  Shall  Perish"  "Necromancy"  and "Solstice  In  The  Dark".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQTejW6EJg  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/noctem-aeturnuslandscape-of.html


Ayr/The Dark/Wolves Of Hades/The Hell Command/2020 Full Length Review

mardi 7 juillet 2020 à 07:01

  Ayr  are  a  duo  from  North  Carolina  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "The  Dark"  which  will  be  released  on  July  24th  as  a  joint  effort  between  Wolves  Of  Hades  and  The  Hell  Command.

Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  while  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  acoustic  guitars  also  making  a  return  on  some  of  the  songs.  Synths  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being    ambient  instrumentals.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ayr  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Where  All  Light  Dies"  and  "Sever  The  Golden  Chain".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/ayrthe-darkwolves-of-hadesthe-hell.html


Feeling Worthless Interview

mardi 7 juillet 2020 à 00:51

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Feeling Worthless is a Black Metal / DSBM project born in the cold winter of 2019. It was born as an experimental project between resident members of different locations in Mexico.

2.You have released a good amount of ep's and singles, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recordings?
In each release we have used a different style to record. In the single "Desciendo, Corto y Muero" and the EP "Jornadas de Automutilación" we had Sick Filips as in charge guitar. Due to its influences towards bizarre genres such as Pornogore and Grindcore, the sound had more violent and raw features, unlike the last singles that had a more abstract and experimental sound. Each member has different influences, so the sound of the band is varied.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the project has explored so far with the music?
Its concept is based on the cult of death, suicide, misanthropy, negativity, and nature, mixed with the mythology of some indigenous cultures from different parts of America. Death is taken as the main inspiration, this as a result of its veneration over time by many cultures and civilizations (here is the participation of pre-Hispanic cultures). The monotony of the songs seeks to demonstrate how gray, boring and insipid life can become, sometimes with good things, but almost always (seeing it on a realistic and negative side), with bad things.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Feeling Worthless'?
The name comes from a song by the Venezuelan band "Osteoporosis Aguda", taken from the album "... A Ruthless Hello", to which it belongs. Similarly, the fact of feeling useless and without reason was taken as inspiration, so recording a song from this project is translated and attributed to feeling bad, empty, stupid, useless and with little reason to live. We do not seek to promote suicide, nor that people commit suicide, we seek that people escape through our music and that if they want to get depressed, that we are the reason.

5.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
Not currently, but possible submissions are not ruled out.

6.One of the band members was also involved with the musical project 'Ombdue', how would you compare working solo to working with a full line up?
It is much more comfortable and the flow of ideas is facilitated, the influences of each one always bring something new to the sound and the feedback never ceases to be present. Among all the members of the band we have a good relationship as friends and we have never had friction or problems, it is very satisfying to share talent with people like them.

7.Recently the band released an ep on 'Dirty Fetti', how did you get in contact with this label?
We have been friends for almost two years, during the promotion of "Demo I" of Chorizo Con Papa, I was fortunate to find his seal and he helped me to spread it without problems I told him about this project and he was delighted with our material, with a promptness of two days, our EP was already on his platform.

8.One of the band members also runs "Entocomophobic Records', can you tell us a little bit more about the label and the bands and musical styles you have worked with so far?
Indeed, our vocalist Xinx Asklas is the CEO of this label, which mainly distributes our music. There are not many filters in terms of genres, almost any group or artist can easily enter the label and genres, there is great diversity, including even Latin Jazz and Kitsch Metal projects.

9.Globally, how has been the reaction to your music by fans of depressive black metal?
The truth has been well received by the community despite having so little time of activity. We had the opportunity to appear in Subtle Death Magazine and with various mentions on fanpages, youtube channels and more. Detractors will not be lacking towards this project, but it really is not something that matters to us.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are currently producing a single titled "Recuerdos en Blanco y Negro" and after it is published, we will start with our full length titled "Fearless", so it won't be long before we have one on our discography. The truth is that we do not see ourselves beyond a ceptic pit, if there are opportunities while we are still alive, the public may manage to see us live. Have no illusions.

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?
The project has been inspired by bands like Nargaroth, Noctural Depression, Sendero Inexorable, Lifelover, Silencer, Deafheaven, Alcest, Katatonia, Bethelem, Tormentor, Mayhem, Osteoporosis Aguda, Darkthrone, KoRn, Eskapi, Epitafio, Metzeli, Luciferian Rites, Xibalba, Black Dracul and a lot of other bands that we still listen to today.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We appreciate all the support given to the project, the magazine, our followers and Ixtab.

https://www.facebook.com/FWDSBM

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/feeling-worthless-interview.html


Obscure Relic/First Black Communion/Helldprod Records/2020 EP Review

mardi 7 juillet 2020 à 00:08

  Obscure  Relic  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "First  Black  Communion"  which  will  be  released  be  released  in  August  by  Helldprod  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  brief  use  of  synths  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  era. 

The  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  a  very  violent  and  dark  atmosphere  as  well  as  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  classic  European  style.

  Obscure  Relic  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  melodic  in  the  90's  second  wave  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  evil  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Obscure  Relic  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  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  First  Black  Communion"  and  "Enter  The  Infernal  Realms".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/CAZ9c-H0Xq0

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/obscure-relicfirst-black.html


Chorizo Con Papa Interview

lundi 6 juillet 2020 à 21:23

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are a latin group born in mid-2018, based on bad taste, satire and controversy, thus creating our own genre "Black Kitsch Abstract Metal".

2.Can you tell us a little bit more about your musical style?
Kitsch Metal, is characterized by carrying a radical thought, on the most mean and coarse side of the human being. This is based on the principle of overcoming, we constantly challenge the archetypes and stereotypes of society, we mock and spit on everything, our families, our community, religion, politics, black metal and other groups and even ourselves. This genre is not only that, a genre, it is also a movement and a lifestyle, since you constantly break your own schemes and insecurities, making fun of them, making them your bitch. Basically, kitsch is satire towards everyone and everything, there are no rules, you make fun of everything, under the principle of overcoming (and without harming anyone) facing something strong will only make you less weak. Currently our society is governed by the thinking of sensitive people and without judgment, kitsch seeks to eradicate that behavior. Example, we can make fun of the LGBT community and that does not mean that we are homophobic (some of us in the band are part of that community), we can make fun of South Americans and that does not mean that we are racist (The Singer is from Venezuela, lol). It is all about knowing how to take life calmly, knowing how to respond to situations that, although they are not fatal, afflict our own moral and sometimes physical integrity, the best way to strengthen your abilities is to attack your weaknesses and that is why "we do not we have hair on our tongues" when it comes to speaking. Life is about taking it easy and if your intestines are leaking, just laugh, you're going to die anyway.

3.You refer to your music as being 'black kitsch abtract metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?
It was born one night after rehearsing with the band, we were Exodar, a friend and I (Xinx). We were talking about how to define the band, since we used to pose as "Industrial Grunge" before, but this boy named Octavio (our friend), a local journalist, suggested that our genre would fit more with the term Kitsch, since we were too exaggerated in the clothes and lyrics, without putting the fact that we play a hybrid of black metal with other genres. That's when Exodar and I said that the word abstract came in just the same, since anyone could interpret a sexist and stupid song like "Te Voy a Chupar el Burro" as a masterpiece, when in reality only talks about a guy who only thinks in sex. Between drinks of vodka and laughter, what we would know today as BKAM, an unprecedented genre, would emerge. We are Black Metal by sound, we are Kitsch by thinking and we are Abstract by how others can interpret us.

4. What are some of the themes and lyrics that the band has explored so far with music?
As I mentioned before, we play all kinds of controversial topics without any scruples, we have talked about religion in songs like "Mercaderes de la Paz", about a post-apocalyptic future where buying food is a luxury in the song "Taquitos a 100 Varos ", of how any imbecile who claims to be your friend can stab you in the back in "Judas También tocaba el Bajo" and even how menstruation can kill you in" Itzel's Death ". I insist, this band and genre are governed by satire, we make fun of everything and everyone, including ourselves.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Chorizo Con Papa'?
It is a very simple story, the guitarists were drunk and one said to another "we should make a band called Papas con Chorizo" and that's how it was created. Then it was that the name was changed to Chorizo con Papa.

6.You have a show planned for the end of August, what can fans expect from one of your live performances?
First of all, the show had to be rescheduled by the end of the year, due to the Covid 19 contingency, but about a show from us ... I can assure you that they will come out full of sweat, beer, blood, our singer blood and some with bruises. In our presentations we give our best and let go of all that anger that we carry inside, not to mention that most of the time we are drunk.

7.Recently you where also a part of a split,can you tell us a little bit more about the bands or musical projects you shared this recording with?
Lords of Kitsch Metal, one of the best jobs we've ever collaborated on. A split full of shit and blood, of kitsch and destruction. All the bands in the split are bands that we have good friends with, especially with the colombos of Kathreptis, my guitarist (Tlato) and I are fans of their sound. Ni Una Menos is a very good band to be mean, their songs don't last more than 5 seconds and they can't be taken seriously, but above all, these guys know very well how to make feminists mad without dad and people without reason, that is the reason why I like them so much, nor do they take their music seriously, only idiotic people could believe that they really want to skin women. To those of Black Dracul I have too much respect, in Ecuador they are known as Pornographic Black Metal and the truth, the title they deserve. Their sound is too powerful and they can make any atmosphere dense with their mere presence, I usually refer to my good friend the Agamonth as the "Fire Spit", since in his presentations he uses torches and spits flames. Drudenfuss, I have been meeting José Rojas and Frandy Molina for 4 years, they are very humble and talented people, they have always been supporting CCP and they have never turned their backs on us, those guys are worth their weight in gold, especially now that one one of them ventures into the world of record labels and they always have us in mind. All the bands on this album are good and there is nothing that makes us think otherwise.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
We have had too much support. Many people since our genesis have fervently supported us, making appearances in magazines, YouTube channels, pages, blogs, reviews and an endless number of things that sometimes we do not even know how we got there, we have sounded in 3 of the 5 continents (America, Asia and Europe) and we were even invited by Metal Hammer Portugal to participate in a compilation, which we declined because they charge dearly (haha). We have published our demo on labels and broadcasters in Chile, Italy, Japan, Venezuela, Mexico, USA and many more countries. We also had the opportunity to get a collaboration with Johan Gabrielson, a former Lifelover Member, although for various reasons, this collaboration has been postponed. Detractors of our idea and sound have always been and always will be, we are not interested in what people think, for us all can go to hell, whoever likes our noise will always have a place in our hearts and in our lives We owe them our success and whoever doesn't like it can suck our dick. And to all the trve blackers who read this interview and are bothered by our Dadaism and our way of thinking, who are going to lick their mother's tits, we are not interested in their problems.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the futre?
On tours or in a grave, if the alcohol doesn't kill us, we kill ourselves, the only thing we stay alive for is this group crap. We love our fans and our music, we have many plans and to tell them where we are in the future would be to tell them the story, we prefer that they take the surprise, although as a small exclusive for this interview, we are preparing a tour between towns in the Yucatan peninsula If all goes well, we will soon be offering you our music at their closest seedy bars.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had a n influence on the music of 'Chorizo Con Papa'?
Saying bands would make this interview too long, but of genres, there is a huge malagama of them. Mainly we have been influenced by Black Metal, Thrash Metal, Nu Metal, Latin rhythms, Hip Hop, Grunge, Psychedelic Music, Surf Rock, Post-Punk, Hardcore and Funk, this is why we do not define ourselves exactly as Dry "Black Metal". Each member in their inception brought a genre to the group, Exodar liked Atmospheric Black Metal, Surf Rock and Punk Tlato, Toro (our ex-drummer who is still in rehabilitation) Thrash Metal and Post-Hardcore and I the Depressive Suicidal Black Metal and Grunge, resulting in the spawn we see today

11.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you all for your support and to your magazine for the interview. ¡Long live Kitsch Metal! Y que chingue su madre el Ámerica.

https://www.facebook.com/chorizoconpapamx

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/chorizo-cob-papa-interview.html