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Death Vanish/Cold Hammer Of Melancholy/Eternal Death/2018 EP Review

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 04:11

  Death  Vanish  are  a  solo  project  from  Connecticut  that  plays  a  very  primitive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  ep  "Cold  Hammer  Of  melancholy"  which  will  be  released  in  November  on  cassette  by  Eternal  Death.

  A  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  along  with  some  drum  beats  start  off  the  ep  before  adding  in  some  heavy  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  black  metal  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  being  utilized  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  music

  Most  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  while  the  music  only  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads  along  with  the  bass  guitars  also  being  used  as  a  lead  instrument and  the  songs  always  stick  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  musical  direction.

  Death  Vanish  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  primitive  and  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  melancholic,  philosophical  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Death  Vanish  are  a  very  great  sounding  primitive  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cold  Hammer  Of  Melancholy"  and  "Bloodless  Fog  (Of  My  Mind)".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/death-vanishcold-hammer-of.html


Light Of Death Interview

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 03:27
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1.-first greetings from bolivia, well, about us; I can tell that we are the first black metal band from our city (tarija) active since 2010 but our first release saw light in 2013, limited just to 20 copies, the band grew up with every show around the city, composing our own songs, telling about darkness, sickness, death, suicide and despair, I think our songs tell exactly what they wanna tell, from the lyrics to the music, sometimes raw, others dark and deep like the fog, others like an eternal despair in silence, that's what I can tell about us, we are real, we make what we wanna make,what we do, even if only we play our music for 10 metalheads around, we have to offer reality in this times of plastic

2.So far this year you have released 2 albums, musically how do they differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2.-well, they differ only musically, I mean, We like to experiment with some things, from this the "avantgarde" label, about lyrics always we talk about the dark side of life, and maybe the production, 'cause i know the first releases are rawer in comparison with newer material.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
3.-like I said before, our lyrics are about the dark side of life, excistance, suicide, death, actually we are working in the first long play album titled "In sickness & death" here the topics are sickness, madness, remorse, death and hate, we hope this work come true very soon

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Light Of Death'?
4.-abouth the name, I think the light of death is like the last time in life, a little second when we change the light for eternal darkness, the moment of death, the final of existence and a moment of illumination

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5.-we think the best shows are 2, the first in our city in a place called "ex-torito" near of cementery, with bands from argentina and in cochabamba in a black metal festival , and our performance in stage i think people who listen our music can tell you, but always we show the best of us

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6.-for now we are trying to finish the recording and production of our album, but if we have the chance we'll do it

7.So far you have worked with both 'Introspective Minds Records' and 'Ars Metal' on your releases, do you feel these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
7.-arts metal are very helpful to us, the band is known out from tarija for the work of arts metal, and introspective mind records is just for recording and it's also very helpful to us

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
8.-I think we are welcome in argentina, and I saw fans from mexico and other places in the facebook page, so I think we are going to the right way

9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
9.-yes we do, Alberto & Me (Orlando) also have our musical projects, Kevin & Aldo started with their projects too, but when we have to do something with light of death, nothing else matters, and light of death brings its darkness

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
10.-I think to a renewal of genre and to a new level of experimentation

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?
11.-about the influences I wanna name Burzum, Shining, Darkthrone,Mayhem, Psychonaut 4 and more... actually I must to say I really like Shining...

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
12.-drugs jaja it's a joke, mmmm I think the art in every way

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13.-I hope we have another chance to talk with you in the future, greetings from tarija to everyone who read the blog, and long live black metal, soon we'll release the album, so we hope all of you are ready for this...thanks for the support

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/light-of-death-interview.html


Profanatica/Altar Of The Virgin Whore/Hells Headbangers/2018 EP Review

jeudi 25 octobre 2018 à 02:20

  Profanatica  are  a  band  from  Connecticut  that  has  been  around  for  almost  30 years  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  blasphemous  form  of  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Altar  Of  The  Virgin  Whore"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Hells  Headbangers.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  death  metal  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  The  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  and  the  songs  always  stick  to  a  very  heavy  and  raw  musical  direction.

  Profanatica  creates  another  recording  that  remains  very  true  to  their  raw  and  blasphemous  form  of  black/death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  Christianity,  blasphemy,  darkness  and  desecration  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Profanatica  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Conceived  With  Sin'  "Crucifixion  Wounds"  and  "He  Has  Risen".  8/5  out  of  10.



  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/profanaticaaltar-of-virgin-whorehells.html


Embra/Abjection/Casus Belli Musica/Beverina/2018 CD Review

mercredi 24 octobre 2018 à 06:00

  Embra  are  a  band  from  Richmond,  Virginia  that  plays  an  atmospheric  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Abjection"  which  will  be  released  in  December  as  a  joint  effort  between  Casus  Belli  Musica  and  Beverina.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  atmospheric  soundscapes  and  field  recordings  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  dissonant  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  vocals  adding  bestial  death  metal  growls  onto  the  recording.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  black  metal  screams  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  some  atmospheric  elements  also  being  added  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music,  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  half  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  a  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  at  times  and  as  the  album  album  progresses  an  instrumental  is  added  onto  the  recording.

  Embra  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  very  atmospheric  and  dissonant  form  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  physical,  mental,  emotional  and  spiritual  torment  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Embra  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Astral  Cord  Severance"  and  "Voidwelder".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/embraabjectioncasus-belli-musica2018-cd.html


Bog Body/Through The Burial Bog/2018 Demo Review

mercredi 24 octobre 2018 à 05:06

  Bog  Body  are  a  duo  from  New  York  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black,  doom,  death  metal  and  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  demo  "Through  the  Burial  Bog"  which  was  also  released  on  cassette.

  A  very  powerful  bass  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  is  also  used  as  a  lead  instrument  in  the  absence  of  a  traditional  guitar  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  doom  metal  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Death  metal  growls  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  while  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  a  small  amount  of  noise  elements  also  being  used  briefly  as  well  as  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  raw  aggression  and  as  the  demo  progresses  the  drums  also  start  speeding  up  for  a  few  seconds  and  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  fo  blast  beats.

  Bog  Body  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black,  death,  doom  metal  and  noise  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  sacrifice,  mythology  and  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bog  Body  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  doom,  death  metal  and  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spectral  Blaze"  and  "Guts  Of  Infinity".  8  out  of  10. 

bog-body.bandcamp.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/10/bog-bodythrough-burial-bog2018-demo.html