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Sacrilegious Crown/Forbidden Vestiges Of Veneration/Xenoglossy Productions/2022 EP Review

vendredi 13 mai 2022 à 02:52

 


  Sacrilegious  Crown  are  a  solo  project  from  Italy  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  with  some  elements  of  dark  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  ep  "Forbidden  Vestiges  Of  Veneration"  which  will b e  released  in  June  by  Xenoglossy  Productions.


  Dark  ambient  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  ep  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Elements  of  doom  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  music  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  the  music  also  has  its  raw  and  atmospheric  moments  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  slower  direction.


  On  this  recording  Sacrilegious  Crown  goes  for  more  of  a  raw  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  as  well  as  keeping  the  ambient  elements  of  his  previous  release  to  create  something  very  different,.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album based  upon  Occultism,  Forbidden  and  Forgotten  Religious  Cults.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sacrilegious  Crown  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  ambient  black  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hypogeodesic  Procession"  and  "Hermetic  Vortex".  8  out  of  10.


https://xenoglossyproductions.bandcamp.com/album/forbidden-vestiges-of-veneration

 

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/sacrilegious-crownforbidden-vestiges-of.html


Vølus/Thrown To The Abyss/Vargheist Records/2022 CD Review

jeudi 12 mai 2022 à 04:41

 


  Vølus  are  a  solo  project  from  South  Carolina  that  plays  a  dissonant  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "Thrown  To  The  Abyss"  which  will b e  released  in  June b y  Vargheist  Records.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  synths  when  they  are  utilized  also  give  the  music  the  atmosphere  of  a  horror  movie  soundtrack.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats,  tremolo  picking  and  war  metal  elements  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  album  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Vocals a re  mostly  bestial,  cavernous  and  guttural  death  metal  growls  while  black  metal  screams  can  also b e  heard  at  times.  Melodies  and  dissonant  structures  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dissonant  yet  chaotic  style  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  brutal  moments.  Some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  some  progressive  touches.  The  production  sounds  very  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  Legacy  of  Kain,  the  writings  of  H.P  Lovecraft,  Occultism  and  Egyptian  Esotericism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Vølus  is  a  very  great  sounding  dissonant  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Traverse  The  Arkonspire"  "Antediluvian  Watchers"  and  "Temporal  Pathways".  8  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/volusdeath
 twitter.com/volusblackdeath

 volusblackdeath.bandcamp.com/music      


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/vlusthrown-to-abyssvargheist.html


Terragon/Chapitre II: Baudelaire/2022 Full Length Review

jeudi 12 mai 2022 à 03:50

 


  Terragon  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2022  album  "Chapitre  II:  Baudelaire".


  Choirs  and  keyboards  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  before  introducing  grim  black  metal  screams  and  programmed  drum  beats  onto  the  recording.  The  recording  also  has  its  avant  garde  and  orchestral  moments  while  also  adding  in  some  touches  of  classical  music  and  melodies  are  also  added  some  of  the  heavier  riffing.


  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  songs  also  capturing  a  poetic  atmosphere  as  well  as  a  couple  of  tracks  also  introducing  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars onto  the  recording  and  when  the  music  finally  speeds  up  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  album  more  of  a r aw  feeling.


Terragon  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  orchestral  music  and  mixes  it  with  atmospheric  black  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and r aw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  the  poetry  of  Charles  Baudelaire.


  In  my  opinion  Terragon  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Un  Fantôme  ( les  ténèbres..  Le  parfum..  Le  cadre..  le  Portrait...)"  "Dance Macabre"  "Les  Litanies  de  Satan"  and  "Moestra  et  errabunda".  8  out  of  10.


https://xterragonx.bandcamp.com/


        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/terragonchapitre-ii-baudelaire2022-full.html


Nirensimt Interview

jeudi 12 mai 2022 à 02:12

 

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the musical project since the recording and release of the new album?

1. Since the completion of Ecstasy/Agony, I've recorded a few ideas that will be the seeds of the next album but I'm waiting on a new computer before fully diving into it. With the momentum and trajectory on this release, it would be amazing to have another album out by next year but time will tell.



2.Recently you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

2. Ecstasy/Agony takes the sound that was developing gradually through Vast and Drowned in Embers and finally throws the switch all the way to metal. There's more blast beats, the additional of harsh vocals, faster tempos, more focus on tight and interesting sounding riffs than the more ambient, chordal focus of the early albums.


3.This is also your first release in 6 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

3. In 2016 I graduated college and found The Canyon on an old hard drive, then polished it up and got it released. After that point, life got busy: new jobs, moving to Chicago, getting engaged and married, buying a house, all that stuff. I did actually write another album in that time, but the lyrics and themes are so intensely personal, even more so than Ecstasy/Agony so I decided to shelve that one for the future, when I can do it full justice.


4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?

4. Since Ecstasy/Agony is the first release with vocals, it lays out the main themes behind most of my song writing - the enchantment of nature and space, coming to terms with trauma and mental illness, the philosophy of asking "What is the Self? Is it set or changeable?"


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

5. The name Nirensimt comes from a mystic experience with past life regression. It is meant to be a word in a form of elvish meaning "One who looks at the stars too much".


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?


6. The artwork is really neat and I put that together myself so I'm glad you asked. There's a lot going on, but I wanted to capture the feeling of magik, of cosmic. The various parts are all free-to-use stock images and it was exciting to take these disparite pieces and make them look like a cohesive image. Another fun aspect is the sigil at the top is actually a public domain gender inclusion sigil (modified slightly), which hints at that as a theme in some of the songs, especially Earth Reclaims the Stone.


7.The band started out as a solo project but over the years have evolved into a duo, what was the decision behind adding in a newer music?

7. Nirensimt started as me (Peder) just in my basement as a natural expression of my musical energies. While I'm competent at many instruments, bass was never one of my strong suits so I wanted to bring someone in who could lay down good bass parts. I've worked with Eric for a long time, all the way back to high school jazz band so it was a natural fit. Since he doesn't come from a strictly metal background, I find that he approaches everything melodically and harmonically first which adds a depth to the sound not usually found in other black metal projects and besides that he's one of the most skilled improvisers I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. Moving forward and wanting to keep that tight sound while improving how we write and work together, it just made sense to include him as a full member moving forward.


8.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

8. We have not been approached by a label nor are we seeking one out. If it happens, great, but there are certain advantages to being independent that we quite like.


9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of post and atmospheric black metal?


9. What I have heard so far has been generally positive but if I'm honest, yours is the first actual review I've seen.


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

10. As Nirensimt continues, I would expect more grandiose compositions, long songs, and blast beats. I want to get more technical in my lead writing, but I don't want to bury the atmospheric roots either.



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. Honestly, I try to fold a bit of everything into my writing. Bands like Wormwitch, Uada, and Bull of Apis Bull of Bronze were a huge influence on the way Ecstasy/Agony turned out, but you can hear bits of Ulcerate and Obsequae too. Sigur Rós was what started my musical journey and I like to think their influence can still be found in here too.



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

12. Thank you so much for the opportunity, love and light 

Bandcamp: https://nirensimt.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nirensimt
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoS2a7QxjlXcH_HKNGtDSrQ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nirensimt/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/nirensimt-interview.html


Lord Of Horns/Few Ever Survive The Night.../2022 Demo Review

mercredi 11 mai 2022 à 05:42

 


  Lord  Of  Horns  are  a  solo  project  from  New  Jersey  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2022  demo  "Few  Ever  Survive  The  Night...".


  Aggressive  sounding  drums  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  and  horror  movie  style  synths  a  few  seconds  later.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are   mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

 

 Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  era  as  well  as  the  spoken  word  parts  also  giving  the  demo  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.


  Lord  Of  Horns  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  second  wave  black  metal  and  horror  soundtrack  music  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  horror  and  dark  fantasy  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Lord  Of  Horns  are  a  very  great  sounding  horror  orientated  old  school  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Ritual  Hunt".  8  out  of  10.




  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/lord-of-hornsfew-ever-survive-night2022.html