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Destroyer Attack/Solve Et Coagula/Morbid Skull Records/2018 CD Review

vendredi 6 juillet 2018 à 04:44

  Destroyer  Attack  are  a  band  from  Ecuador  that  plays  a  primitive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Solve  Et  Coagula"  which  will  be  released  on  July  13th  by  Morbid  Skull  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  also  bring  in  black  metal s creams along  with the  riffing  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  lot  of  80's  and  90's  South  American  black  and  death  metal  influences.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  vocals  also  utilizing  a  lot  of  old  school  black/death  metal  growls  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  but  also  having  their  chaotic  moments  as  well  as  some  of  the  fast  riffing  also adding  in  elements  of  war  metal and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy.

  Destroyer  Attack  plays  a  musical  style that  mixes  the  most  primitive  elements  of  80's  and  90's  black  and  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  violence,  satanism  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Destroyer  Attack  are  a  very  great  sounding  primitive  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  "Burying  The  Name  Of  The  Messiah"  "In  The  Darkness  Of  My  Mind"  "Supremacy  of  The  Evil  And  Chaos"  and  "Evoking  The  Hidden  Forces".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/destroyer-attacksolve-et-coagulamorbid.html


Into The Cave/Insulters Of Jesus Christ/Iron, Blood & Death Corp/2018 CD Review

mercredi 4 juillet 2018 à 23:53

  Into  The  Cave  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  very  raw,  old  school  and  satanic  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Insulters  Of  Jesus  Christ"  which  was  released  by  Iron,  Blood  &  Death  Corp.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling.

  Bestial  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  some  elements  of  war  metal  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  as  well  as  the  music  also  mixing  in  thrash  and  80's  era  influences  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  horror  movie  style  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Into  The  Cave  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  old  school  Brazilian  styles  of  black,  death  and  thrash  and  mixes  them  with  a  bestial  vocal  approach  to  create  a  sound of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Lust  and  Blasphemous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Into  The  Cave  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  old  school  and  satanic  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Insulters  Of  jesus  Christ"  "Scarlet  Queen"  "The  Serpent  Ring  Of  Seth"  and  "Dethronation  Of  Christ".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/into-caveinsulters-of-jesus-christiron.html


Cancer/Into The Heartless Silence/Throats Productions/2018 CD Review

mercredi 4 juillet 2018 à 20:19

  Cancer  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Into  The  Heartless  Silence"  which  will  be  released  on  July  28th  by  Throats  Productions.

  Drum  beats  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams.

  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  while  the  music  also  gets  very  dissonant  and  technical  at  times  along  with  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Clean  vocals    can  also  be  heard  at  times  on  a  few  tracks  while  guitar  solos  and  leads  are    done  in  a  very  modern  atmospheric  style  when  they  are  utilized  along  with  one  song  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording, on  the  second  half  of  the  album  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Cancer  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  atmospheric  and  depressive style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  release  while  showing  a  great  amount  of  progress  as  musicians,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  mythological  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Cancer  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ad  Nauseam"  "Apherisis"  and  "Abacination".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/cancerinto-heartless-silencethroats.html


Paths/In Lands Thought Lost/Bindrune Recordings/2018 CD Review

mercredi 4 juillet 2018 à 05:07

  Paths  are  a  band  from  Victoria  B.C,  Canada  that  plays  a  Scandinavian  inspired  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "In  Lands  Thought  Lost"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Bindrune  Recordings.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style. 

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  getting  very  atmospheric  at  times  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  riffs  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing,  melodic  chants,  synths  and  psychedelic  elements  are  added  onto the  recording.

  Paths  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  cascadian  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  the  raw  energy  of  the  Scandinavian  approach  to  the  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  society,  struggles,  spirituality  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Paths  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  "To  Brave  The  Storm"  and  "South  Ever  South".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/pathsin-lands-thought-lostbindrune.html


Kalaallit Nunaat Interview

mercredi 4 juillet 2018 à 01:49
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Kalaallit Nunaat starts as a classic raw black metal project in 2012, during my University studies. I wrote many songs during last years of my career, but for some personal problems i wasn't able to record them as well. In 2016 i finally got some time to complete recordings of the song, but, making some remarkable changes to some of the songs i wrote, i turned them into a funeral doom/ ambient version of the original ones, and i published them with another moniker, Shine of Menelvagor, and i released the first full-lenght called “Walking the Icepath to the Wanderers' Plateau” through This Winter Will Last Forever Records”. In 2017, i decided to also records some of the original raw black metal tracks i composed in 2012, and so in april 2018 the split album “Memories from desolate battlefields” as been released.

2.So far you have released 2 demo's and have been a part of a split, how do all of the recordings differ from each other?
There is no difference among the releases. The 2 demos are just a promotional version of the tracks officially released on the split album.

3.Your lyrics cover Frost, Mythology, Fantasy and Cosmography themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?
For me, frost is just a “meteorological” version of solitude, the only human condition that can leave us with our true emotions and feelings. Mythology is a great hobby since years, including from classic Roman and Greek, to Nordic one. Also fantasy is a great source of inspiration, expecially Tolkien's masterpieces, so much widespread in black metal. Cosmography is a personal interest that i will express in my next releases.

4. I know that the band was named after the name of Greenland in the indigenous Greenlandic langauge 'Kalaallisut', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this culture?
I really love the “Grœnlendinga saga”, so i decided to inspire the moniker of my project to this enchanting and desolate land. I have never visited Greenland until now, but i think it could really be the perfect place to isolate ourselves from this modern and overwhelming world we live in nowadays .

5.On the recording you play all of the instruments, are you open to bringing in other musicians on future releases?
I think i could bring some musicians in my projects only to improve some technical musical elements and, eventually, to bring Kalaallit Nunaat on stage. But i will never involve other musicians in this project, or in my other one Shine of Menelvagor, in songwriting, because i need these to keep very personal. However, i'm going to put on some other musical project with other musicians and friends.

6.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Au Revoir', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

A. of Au revoir, also involved in the project Talv, is a great pen pal for a long time, and i think he is one of the best italian musicians in atmospheric black metal. He is properly one of the musicians i hope to involve in a future two (or more) men black metal band! I think he has a perfect skill to turn solitude and despair in music.

7.So far you have worked with 'Depressive Illusions and 'This Winter Will last Forever' on getting your material released, do you feel both labels have been very supportive so far?
I think they're both great labels. Depressive Illusions records, including it's sublabels Vibrio Cholerae, Floppy Noise and Spirits of the Air records, is a very great label, always helpful to support a great number of underground musicians, from black metal to shoegaze to ambient to noise and so on. For its part, This Winter Will Last Forever is one of the greatest italian black metal label. Everything they released is always qualitatively high, and the phisical format of them is always well produced and packaged. Every black metal fan should discover their wonderful releases, including some historical projects such as Orcrist and Massemord.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
The split album as been released only 2 months ago and the promotion until now, by my side, has been unfortunately slow, because of my personal and working problems. However, i have already received some good response from black metal fans who bought the phisical form of the split album, and some other good reactions including your great review.

9.Currently you are working on your first full length, what can we expect musically once it is released?
First Kalallit Nunaat full-length will be characterized by a perfect mix of dark ambient, acoustical elements and raw black metal madness. It will consist in some long suites, just like the split album ones, to create a challenging and involving musical journey. As the split, it also will be matched with a wonderful artwork by italian artist (and personal friend) Valerio Paolucci.

10.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?
My musical interests and influences are very wide. They include all metal styles (from symphonic epic power to slam brutal death metal), also grindcore, gorenoise, dungeon synth, some 80s bands like Tears for Fears and Spandau Ballet, and also i really love the american songwriter James Taylor, i listen to him for over twenty years. Limited to metal music, my favourite artists are Blind Guardian, Burzum, Taake, Wolves in the Throne Room, Xasthur, Vomitory, Rhapsody, Kreator, Opeth, Dying Fetus, just to mention a few of them. Nowadays, i'm listening, besides the classic masterpieces of the aforementioned bands, some brutal death metal stuff (for example Human Barbecue, Decapitate Hatred, Gravitational Distorion and many more), last Dragonforce full-lenght and some underground dungeon synth and black metal releases, just like Acheulean Forest and Drapsnatt.



11.What are some of your non musical interests?
My non musical interests include reading (from classic Tolkien and Martin fantasy masterpieces, to Tom Clancy's novels, to some sci-fi stuff), sport (football, as player and as supporter of my city's team) and travels.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
First of all, I want to thank you for this interview and for the great review you wrote about the split album. Furthermore, I want to thank everyone who have read this words, and i hope they will try to discover my black metal project Kalalllit Nunaat, my other funeral doom project Shine of Menelvagor, and enjoy them. Let me know every comment about them!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/07/kalaallit-nunaat-interview.html