PROJET AUTOBLOG


OccultBlackMetalZine

Site original : OccultBlackMetalZine
⇐ retour index

Raven Throne Interview

mardi 24 avril 2018 à 01:19
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

The new album is coming soon. We are preparing for the upcoming gigs supporting the album and we are working on the conception for the next album.

2.You have a new album coming out in May, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

All our albums differ from each other. I think it is dignity of RAVEN THRONE. The new album is quite melodic, dynamic and diverse with recognizable cold atmosphere inherent to the band. All this is perfectly combined with its poetic conception. The arrangements are more thoughtful and more mature. Despite the use of cello and acoustic guitars, the album cannot be called soft or commercially sounding.

3.The lyrics on the new album are based upon poems; can you tell us a little bit more about the poems and poets you explore on the new album?

They are poets whose lives were grinded by the Soviet machine of totalitarianism. The tragedy of a creative person through the prism of history is the main message of the album. The lyrics and music formed an amazing unity. The time, the language, the images and the landscapes came to life, so and you can feel and see them.

4.The lyrics on the older albums dealt with Slavic Paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

There are still authentic pre-Christian traditions in Belarus. It is a unique European country. This fact and my fascination with traditional culture affected the early Raven Throne albums. But RAVEN THRONE is a band with black metal roots but not a folk formation. Simply put, a man as a part of the Universe that’s how we understand paganism.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Raven Throne'?

The name ‘RAVEN THRONE’ arose easily on the subconscious in 2004. ‘Raven’ is a powerful mythological image and ‘throne’ is a symbol of power and majesty.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to having a full line up again or do you prefer to remain a duo?

We have a full lineup ready for concert events. But it turned out that it's more comfortable for us to work in studio and to create as a duet. Perhaps the situation will change in the future.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We can’t say that RAVEN THRONE is an active touring band. Usually we have occasional performances. One of the memorable gigs is our supportive performance with ROTTING CHRIST in Minsk in December 2017. It was cool! We always give our best on the shows. Each of them is a classic metal performance with all genre attributes. It should be noted than RAVEN THRONE sounds live more aggressive and dynamic.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yes, we have such plans. We hope to do some gigs supporting the album outside of Belarus.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your current music by fans of black metal?

We've seen only positive reviews by the present time. Actually we don’t depend on somebody’s opinion but a positive appreciation is always pleasant. To all not-indifferent hail and respect!

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We always like experiments. So, we are not going to make copies of our previous albums. We improve our style while remaining within the genre. I can confidently say that the next album will be a step forward.

11.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?

As for me, I listen different music despite genres and styles: classical music, trip-hop, folk, classical rock and metal albums, post-rock and so on. It has no sense to list the all. Something definitely affects me as a guitarist. But at the same time I try to avoid the direct influences on me to be capable create original material. That’s why I prefer the widest range of musical styles.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

My main interests besides music are literature, photography, history. Last years I am fond of popular science stuff about space exploration, evolutionary biology and biogenesis and so on.

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

Thanks for the interview. See you at our gigs. Stay true and follow the Raven!

PRE-ORDER:
Webshop: https://bit.ly/2ua9dyf
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/2uh8T0E 

RAVEN THRONE
https://www.facebook.com/raventhrone.by 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/04/raven-throne-interview.html


Now Everything Fades/Suicide Theatre/2018 Full Length Review

lundi 23 avril 2018 à 05:54

  Now  Everything  Fades  are  an  international  duo with  the  members  coming  from  Jordan  and  U.S.A  and  plays  a  mixture  of  depressive  black  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  album  "Suicide  Theatre".

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  keyboards  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  atmospheric  feeling  also  being  mixed  in  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very melodic  fashion  and  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  are  heavily  influenced  by  doom  metal.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  cries  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  a  couple  of  brief  acoustic  instrumentals,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  they  also  bring  in  a  cover  of  Xasthur's  "Suicide  in  Dark  Serenity"  and  most  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  slow  direction  except  for  a  brief  use  of  fast  parts  which  also  use  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.

  Now  Everything  Fades  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  depressive  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  doom  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  suicide  and  depression  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Now  Everything  Fades  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  depressive  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Aesthetic  Bullet"  "The  Slit-Wrist  Gallery"  and  "The  Pills  of  Salvation".  8/5  out  of  10. 

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/04/now-everything-fadessuicide-theatre2018.html


Brood In Black/Blasfemas/No Hope In Hell Records/2018 EP Review

lundi 23 avril 2018 à 04:40

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Kentucky's  Brood  In  Black  where  they  expand  into  a  duo  but  still  play  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Blasfemas"  which  was  released  by  No  Hope  In  Hell  Records.

  A  very  demonic  and  lo-fi  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  the  music  sounding  like  a  record  being  played  backwards  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  as  well  as  some  blast  beats  from  a  real  drum  set  this  time  around.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  as  well  as  some  elements  of  thrash  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  and  clean  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track.

  Brood  In  Black  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  raw  style  of  black  metal  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  thrash  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Darkness  and  Evil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Brood  in  Black  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Grave  Rot"  and  "Evil  Lives".  8/5  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/04/brood-in-blackblasfemasno-hope-in-hell.html


Brood In Black/Arrival Of Death/No Hope in Hell Records/2017 Demo Review

lundi 23 avril 2018 à 04:06

  Brood  In  Black  where  a  solo  project  from  Kentucky  on  this  recording  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  demo  "Arrival  Of  Death"  which  was  released  by  No  Hope  In  Hell  Records.

  A  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  demonic  vocals  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  programmed  blast  beats  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  their  is  also  a  brief  use  of  dark  sounding  melodies  as  well a s  the  music  being  mostly  rooted  in  the  90's  and  as  the  demo  progresses  a  brief  use  of  guitar  leads  can  be  heard. 

  Brood  In  Black  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  in  the  90's  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover Satanism,  Darkness  and  Blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Brood  In  Black  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lord  Satanas"  and  Angels  Of  Devastation".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/04/brood-in-blackarrival-of-deathno-hope.html


Mournful Winter/In Death A Bliss/2017 CD Review

dimanche 22 avril 2018 à 21:03

  Mournful  Winter  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  an  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  album  "In  Death  A  Bliss".

  Rain  and  thunder  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  sounding  synths  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  also  have  a  depressive  tone  at  times  while t he  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion.

  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  while  clean  playing,  stringed  instruments,  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  they  also  bring  in  an  ambient  instrumental  and  at  times  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.

  Mournful  Winter  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  has  a  lot  of  old  school  elements  but  also adds  in  touches  of  the  earlier  depressive  sound  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mournful  Winter  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  Death  A  Bliss"  and  "Spectral  Visions  Of  The  Abyss".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/04/mournful-winterin-death-bliss2017-cd.html