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Mount Depression/The Dream Of The Flesh/2018 Full Length Review

lundi 14 mai 2018 à 00:45

  Mount  Depression  are  a  band  from  Argentina  that  plays  a  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  album  "The  Dream  Of  The  Flesh".

  Tragic  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  album  and  also  bring  in  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  as well  as  mixing  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  while  clean  guitars  are  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  some  whispered  vocals  also  being  used  at  times.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard.

  One  of  the  tracks  is  an  instrumental,  while  the  music  when  it  finally  speeds  up  for  a  few  seconds  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  along  with   one  of  the  later  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  introduces  deep  vocals onto  the  recording  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as w ell  as  some  songs  also  bringing  in  clean  playing.

  Mount  Depression  plays  a  style  of  depressive  black  metal  that  is  mostly  slow  or  mid  tempo  along  with  a  touch  of  dark  ambient,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  depression,  solitude  and  suicide  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mount  Depression  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  "Euphoric  State  of  Hallucination"  "When  I  Die,  I  Want  You  To  Have  Nightmares"  and  "The  True  Significate  Of  The  Hades".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/mount-depressionthe-dream-of-flesh2018.html


Tyhja/Self Titled/2017 EP Review

dimanche 13 mai 2018 à 23:55

  Tyhja  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  and  self  released  2017  ep.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  elements  of  d  beat  and  crust  punk  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  at  times  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  always  remaining  very  dark  and  heavy  and  also  mixing  in  elements  of  grindcore.

  Tyhja  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  very  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  crust  punk  and  grindcore  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  hostility  towards  mankind  and  society,  death  and  the  unavoidable  end  of  everything.

  In  my  opinion  Tyhja  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  grindcore  and  crust  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nahkansanylkja"  and  "Kuolema".  8  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/tyhjaself-titled2017-ep-review.html


Eigengrau Interview

dimanche 13 mai 2018 à 20:19
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Ariadne Azazel: We wanted to make metal we couldn't find anywhere. We wanted ears to hurt. We wanted black metal with lyrics that were just as important as the guitar.



2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from your previous full length and split?

AA: Now this is a good one. It's completely fucking different.

Skolopendra: Sentence is a violent recording. The songwriting was more spontaneous than Verse or our split with Zebulon Kosted. There are more jarring tempo changes, time signatures, etc. Verse was structured like a classical symphony: Sonata, Variations, Minuet, Rondo. Sentence is structured like a car accident.



3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects you explore on the new ep?

AA: The writing that I do is known as automatic writing. In terms of topics and subjects, it's really me getting into a subconscious state and being told from a deeper self what to write about.



4.Some of your lyrics also deal with Crowley and Esoteric themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in occult topics?

AA: I have a background in magick. Crowley twenty years, solitary witchcraft the same. The longest: Chaos Magick. I think the world would be a better place if these subjects were taught at school.

S: It's a different kind of critical thinking.




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

S: The ocular nerve can't process black without contrast, so in pure darkness we just see grey light.



6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, do you feel it is a lot more easier to work as a duo instead of being a full band?

AA: Yes.

S: We had a drummer but he went missing. Actually missing.




7.The new ep was released on 'Hammerkrieg Productions, how did you get in contact with this label?

S: Zebulon Kosted first contacted us regarding the split. By the time Verse was completed Hammerkrieg Productions had shut down. I sent them a copy anyway, and Chris was very enthusiastic about it. Hammerkrieg was up and running again later that year.



8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?

S: We have fans, which is nice...




9.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?


S: We'll have a three way split out later in the year, then we'll record our second full length. Next year should see us doing a collaborative noise recording.



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?

AA: Early 80s bands involved in making machines, cut ups, mashing up the norm. Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Swans, Current 93, Nurse With Wound.

S: Sadistik Exekution is the best fucking band on earth. Portal are good, Pestilential Shadows, Vilifier, a lot of Australian shit. The scene here is good.



11.What are some of your non musical interests?

AA: Dentistry.

S: Autoeroticasphyxiation.



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

S: Cheers for the interview!

AA: Thanks for keeping the flame burning. Heavyfuknmetal!! \m/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/eigengrau-interview.html


Asgrauw/Gronspech/Hidden Marly Production/2018 Full Length Review

dimanche 13 mai 2018 à 05:59

  Asgrauw  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album "Gronspech"  which  was  released  by  Hidden  Marly  Production.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  keys  in  the  background  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  and  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling.

  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  nature  sounds  can  be  heard  and  a  couple  of  the  songs  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Asgrauw  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  raw  and  atmospheric  in  the  early  90's  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Dutch  and  cover  apocalyptic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Asgrauw  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Wovenbode"  "Kiste  Trui"  "Galegeheij"  and  "Grafwegen".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/asgrauwgronspechhidden-marly.html


Tremor/Fractal/2017 CD Review

dimanche 13 mai 2018 à 04:21

  Tremor  are  a  band  from  Columbia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  Native  American  folk  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2017  album  "Fractal".

  Nature  sounds  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  and  folk  instruments  start  off  the  album  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  evolving  into  grim  black  metal  screams  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of the  songs  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

 Death  metal growls  are  also  used  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads are utilized  they  add  in  more  of  an  old  school  metal  atmosphere.
 
 The  songs  also  mix  the  folk  and  metal  elements  together while  the  tremolo  picking  when  it  is utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  edge  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  starts  incorporating  tribal  style  chants  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording.

  Tremor  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  black  metal  while  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  influences  while  the  Native  American  folk  music  elements  gives  the  songs  more  originality,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  traditions  and  ancient  wisdom  of  the  Inca  and  other  South  American  tribes.

  In  my  opinion  Tremor  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death  metal and  Native  American  folk  music  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  original,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Maxims  And  Arrows"  "Taka  Unkay"  "Chakana"  and  "Wisdom".  8/5  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/tremorfractal2017-cd-review.html