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Uten Hap Interview

samedi 21 juillet 2018 à 22:31
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Uten Håp is a norwegian depressive black metal solo-band which tries to explore and show the feelings behind the depression and anxiety, hopelessness, despair, the monotony of living without purpose, desperation... That's why I chose this particular sound, with this big reverb in all the instruments, to show how the world is going away from you when you are in this hole, as well as the absence of lyrics , because when you are suffering this disease no words will help. It's a lonely fight, long, very long and hard to win.


2.Recently you have released your first full length, how does it differ musically from your previous ep's and splits?

I try to improve in each release, since ANIMA, my first EP, I tried to focus in make less tension in the music, and center myself in the melodic aspect to transmit the feelings of the songs. I'm very critic with my own work, and I can say that “Life Obliteration” has achieved it, is the best album of Uten Håp at this moment: powerful, it transmit the idea behind Uten Håp perfectly.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?

As I said the songs do not have lyrics, only one of them. The intention is to show that when you are falling in this disease and it strikes you hard no words matter. Nothing can be said to help, and no word will go out of your mouth. It's a hard sensation to explain in a song lyric really, so nothing is better than the screams you want to shout out of you when you are feeling that.

But let me say that the songs which Uten Håp will use for live shows will have lyrics about all this disease so people that are suffering from this can feel they don't are alone.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Uten Hap'?

Uten Håp means “Without Hope”, a band with the purpose of showing what is and how feels depression needs a proper name, the worst feeling a human can suffer when is under the attack of depression: hopelessness.


5.With this project you record everything by yourself, is this project more personal to you than the other ones that you are a aprt of?

Yes, is one of the more personal that I have. I try to put a bit of me in every project I work in, but Uten Håp connected me with lot of people, teaching me that you can help people with music, turning it in a very special project for me.


6.Since 2017 you have put out at least 16 releases with this project, do you feel you spend a great amount of time, writing and creating music?

Abolutely, my friend, I use my job to keep my head busy and avoid to think in some things, at this moment I work in 20 different musical projects and a few more as a session musician. Every day I try to study and write something new, so almost 24/7 hahaha.


7.Can you till us a little bit more about the split's you where a part of earlier this year?

I released 2 splits: one with 000 from New Zealand and Apothecary from USA, and then another one with Apothecary. They are very nice people, with great talent, was a big honour for me to share an album with them. John, the man behind Apothecary, is an amazing guy, and wants to keep working with me, so more splits will come in the next months, I'm trying to work with Entardecer and will attack with a proposition to Bitter Lake very soon too.


8.The new album was released on 'Cult of Osiris', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Is a new label from England dedicated to black metal. One of the problems we, as musicians, are having this days is the absence of labels that want to support the bands personaly, taking risks, getting involved, and that's the better point of “Cult Of Osiris”: is a very brave label, with energy, and the intention to help, support and motivate the bands under the same flag, if you work hard to do your music, you need a label in the same level of commitment, and this label isn't afraid to do it.


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

Incrediblely good. I couldn't expect the awesome reaction people had, and have, to Uten Håp. Almost every day I receive messages of people who wants to show support to the band, or from people that want to thank me for what I'm doing, because they use my music to feel they aren't alone in this disease. The comments in the social media and YouTube are just amazing, people love Uten Håp and I only can thank them for everything.


10.Can you tell us a little bit more about the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a part of?

Sure! Right now I'm in 20 musical projects, without counting bands of my work as a musician. If you are into black metal, aside from Uten Håp, you can found me in Rive doing dsbm (depressive suicidal black metal), and in Ov Mhurn (black ambient), Stormgaze (black metal), Wintercrown (black metal), and very soon will hit with IÄ.

In the death metal genre you can listen to me in My Own Demise (death/groove), Helhest (melodic death), Sepulcration (total old school), Krovork or Nekrose (brutal technical death metal).

I also play in Costra (goregrind), as drummer in Sporocysts (noisegrind), brutal technical death metal in Brutal Castration, slam in CPJ, crust in Inkrust, even doom/funeral doom in Frostvein and Anhelo, piano in the pop band Lys, etc.

And more projects coming soon! :).


11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

I'm always working trying to give my best, so in the future I hope to continue doing that but I have an objective, I want to keep doing live shows with Wintercrown and visit some countries, but also I want to go with Uten Håp as a live band.


12.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?

I try to consume and study all the music I can, but here you have some names: Ludovico Einaudi, Yann Tiersen, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Robert Johnson, Yiruma, The Rolling Stones, Nobuo Uematsu, Bud Powell...


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

I want to thank you for this opportunity, for supporting Uten Håp and the underground scene, was an honor to have this words with you!



Thank you so much!!!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/uten-hap-interview.html


Pyreficativm/संसार का पथ/Living Temple Records/2018 CD Review

vendredi 20 juillet 2018 à 03:36

  Pyreficativm  is  a  solo  project  from  Chile  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album "संसार का पथ"  which  will  be  released  in  August  released  by  Living  Temple  Records.

  Ritualistic  bells  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  esoteric  soundscapes  while  the  guitar  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  deep  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  whispers  also  giving  the  songs  a  more  evil  atmosphere  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  guitars.

  When  spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  chants  and  singing  are  utilized  they  give  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  along  with  some  synths  also  being  utilized  at  times  while  some  of  the  riffing  also  brings  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  on  some  of  the  tracks  the  music  gets  very  avant  garde  and  experimental  sounding  and  one  track  also  introduces  classical  music  style  pianos  onto  the  recording.

  Pyreficativm  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  ritualistic,  avant  garde  and  experimental  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Alchemy,  Gnosticism,  And  Eastern  Esoteric  Occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Pyreficativm  is  a  very  great  sounding  ritualistic  occult  black  metal  solos  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ancient  Sands  (The  Foundation  In  Tiphareth)"  "Passign  Through  The  Eyes  Ov  Karma"  "Emanations  From  The  Drakonian  Ves"  and  "Transcendental  Conjuration  Ov  Nvt".  8/5 out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/pyreficativm-living-temple-records2018.html


Occultum/In Nomime Rex Inferni/Old Temple/2018 CD Review

jeudi 19 juillet 2018 à 05:47

  Occultum  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  satanic  form   of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "In  Nomine  Rex Inferni"  which  was  released  by  Old  Temple.

  Drums  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  distorted  reverb  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  bestial  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  music  also  sounding  very  modern  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Occultum  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  satanic  style  of  black  metal  that  was  established  on  the  previous  release,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Necromancy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Occultum  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Skulls  Instead  Of  Candles"  "Hanged  Man"  and  "Black  Art  Of  Necromancy".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/occultumin-nomime-rex-inferniold.html


Hate Them All/Defender Of The Black Throne/Old Temple/2018 CD Review

jeudi 19 juillet 2018 à 04:16

  Hate  Them  All  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Defender  of  The  black  Throne"  which  was  released  by  Old  Temple.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.
 
  A  lot  of  Norwegian  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  the  energy  of  old  school  punk  at  times  as  well  as  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length,  a  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy  and  guitar  leads  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track. 

 
  Hate  Them  All  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  old  school  style  of  satanic  black  metal  from t heir  previous  release,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Evil,  Darkness  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  From  Hate  Them  All  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hatehameer"  "i  Saw  The  Devil"  "Black  metal  Terrorist"  and  "The  Throne  of  Fire".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/hate-them-alldefender-of-black.html


Imber Luminis/Contrasts/Naturmacht Productions/2018 CD Review

mercredi 18 juillet 2018 à 00:40

  Belgium's  solo  project  Imber  Luminis  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  a  post  black  metal  direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Contrasts"  which  will  be  released  by  July  28th  by  Naturmacht  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  tremolo  picking  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along with  all  3  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  tracks  bringing  in  a  decent  amount of  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  depressive  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  clean  playing  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well as  the  music  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  post  metal  elements  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  this  recording  Inner  Luminis  goes  into  more  of  an  atmospheric  post  black  metal  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  based  upon  Charles  Baudelaire's  "Le  Voyage".

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Imber  Luminis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album. 8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/imber-luminiscontrastsnaturmacht.html