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Worship Of Eternal Darkness III'Morbid Bestial Invocations'/Askio Productions/2021 Compilation Album Review

mardi 9 mars 2021 à 05:48

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  compilation  called  "Worship  Of  eternal  Darkness  III  'Morbid  Bestial  Invocations'"  which  was  released  by  Askio  Productions  and  we  will  review  the  songs  one  by  one.


  Diabolical  brings  us  "Forza  Militant  Black  Metal  Militia"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  dark,  heavy  and  chaotic  sound  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  song  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  war  metal  elements  and  blast  beats  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  heavily  rooted  in t he  90's  era  and  the  vocals  are  done  in  more  of  an  80's  shouting  style  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  enhance  the  chaos.


  Schizoparanoic  Platioon  brings  us  "Bestial  Slaughter  Platoon"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  sound  which  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  a  powerful  bass  guitar  tone  along  with  the  vocals  being  done  in  more  of  an  angry  growling  style.


  Goat  brings  us  "Progression  To  Violence"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy  guitar  sound  along  with  some  bestial  growls  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats,  when  the  music  slows  down  briefly  it  brings  in  more  of  an  apocalyptic  atmosphere.


  Vermin  Scourge  brings  us  "Spears  of  Iron  Conquest"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  which  also  evolves  into  more  of  a  faster  war  metal  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  vocals  being a   mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls  and  the  song  also  adds  in  some  slow  or  mid  tempo  sections.


  Wargrinder  brings  us  "Ironclad  Destroyer"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy  death  metal  and  grindcore  influenced  sound  before  adding  in  some  black  metal  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  song  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  along  with  the  music  also  being  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.


  Savage  Necromancy  brings  us  "Triumphant  Siege  Of  All  Christendom"  which  starts  out  with  some  raw  tremolo  picking  before  going  into  a  faster  war  metal  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  bestial  growls  and  the  slower  sections  also  add  in  a  touch  of  armageddon.  


  Goatpreacher  brings  us  "On  The  Way  To  Death"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  sound  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  evil  sounding  melodies,  synths,  slow  and  mid  tempo  sections  as  well  as  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  when  guitar   solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.   


  Indominator  closes  the  compilation  with  "Saturno  Renfam  ad  Nauseam"  which  starts  out  with  a  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  sound  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  war  metal  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  chants  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  evolving  into  bestial  growls  and  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  chaotic  guitar  leads.       


  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  war  and  bestial  black/death  metal.


  https://askio-productions.bandcamp.com/album/worship-of-eternal-darkness-iiimorbid-bestial-invocations

      


        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/worship-of-eternal-darkness-iiimorbid.html


Carnal Misanthropy/Release The Wolf/Askio Productions/2020 EP Review

mardi 9 mars 2021 à 04:42

 


  Carnal  Misanthropy  are  a  duo  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  nihilistic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Release  the  Wolf"  which  was  released  by  Askio  Productions.


  Battle  sounds  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.


  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.  The  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  the  vocals  also  getting  deep  sounding  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  as  well  as  some  clean  playing  and  whispers  also  being  utilized  briefly  on a  couple  of  songs,.


  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  nature  sounds  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  nature,  nihilism  and  misanthropy  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Carnal  Misanthropy  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  nihilistic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Release  the  Wolf"  and  "Nocturnal  Visions  Of  The  Ancient  Monument".  8  out  of  10.


Askio Productions @ Bandcamp

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/carnal-misanthropyrelease-wolfaskio.html


Dawn Of Tyrants Interview

mardi 9 mars 2021 à 02:18

 

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?


Dawn of Tyrants started around 2016 as a project that formed from a dead band after a decent hiatus. That saw us shift to a more Black/Death sound as opposed to a more Black Thrash sound prior. It’s been the three of us since that first demo. 



2.Recently you have released your first full length, musically how doe sit differ from your two previous ep's?

The full length is more aggressive. In our first two releases we were exploring different avenues/genres, searching for that perfect sound. Yet we tried to preserve the barbaric ways of our demo records, the raw chaos that started this band.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer album and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

Main themes of this full length are war, death, destruction and human nature. An attempt to describe a destructive essence of our species. Where ever we go as civilization, whatever we do, corruption overtakes our most pure intentions. Always coming down to destruction of what was built


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dawn of Tyrants'?


Initially the Tyrants were us. Just came up in brainstorming at the time along with some other names. It seemed a proper ideal when considering our lyrical themes and various imaging propaganda.  However it seems that the tyrants are now others as the world has taken a hard shift into utter garbage by plan instead of happenstance.  


5.How would you describe the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?


Representative of death and destruction. That’s been an ongoing theme since the beginning and we finally found something grizzly enough to convey what we’re tying to say. That piece was originally an anti war painting but we obviously do not share that opinion. All war is good. All death is better.   


6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?


The best show I feel we’ve played was with Sortilegia sometime pre-plague. It was at a small venue that was used for burlesque shows so everything was red velvet and antique woods. Compared to the usual piss soaked shitholes we usually play this was an extreme difference and that difference along with actual good sound, made it an interesting show. As for our stage performance, I find the more we do the better it goes. We’ve played some basic ones with whatever clothes we’ve worn that day on stage and others with the chains, nails, hoods etc. and those always go better. Sets the mood, the mood of death. 


7.On the album you also done a 'Type O Negative' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of the songs?

This one is for the ladies


8>The album was released on 'Black Market Metal Label', how did you get in contact with this label?


We’ve known each other from our local scene for some time and we were contacted after the ‘Sniper at Heaven’s Gate’ release about possibly working together and although we’re way behind schedule, we got it done finally. Much appreciation for Black Market for their help and patience. A lot of shit went down since we started this recording but we persevered.  


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


Most reactions were to our demo as Genocide Supremacist is fairly new but it seemed to go over well amongst the people who don’t care for beautiful, proper sounding metal. We prefer it ugly and I feel there’s something in the flaws and ugliness in certain recordings that makes them great. Nowadays everything is Protools and it all sounds the same. Same scooped guitars, same triggered drum clicks, and the same perfectly leveled vocals. It’s just all so boring and lifeless. I would gladly take a 4 track raw recording over the mass produced Metalcore sounding drivel we’re bombarded with these days.  


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

There are few things that we want to experiment with. Exotic scales, industrial sounds, only time will tell what the next release will sound like


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?


Mostly a mix of Black Metal and Death Metal, some Thrash, Sludge and Doom as well. Everyone in the band has their own personal tastes. I usually go for War/Bestial Metal, OSDM, Sludge & Doom. Our influences are more of the same. You can hear War Metal, Death and Thrash more so I think on Genocide. Some slower doomy influences in “Void” towards the end of the album and that’s something we’ll expand upon in the future.    


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


The world is shit and it’s getting worse. Live while you can, die when you must, and fuck with everything in the middle. 


https://www.facebook.com/dawnoftyrants
https://dawnoftyrants.bandcamp.com


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/dawn-of-tyrants-interview.html


Kodu/Unusta Koik/Nigredo Records/2021 CD Review

lundi 8 mars 2021 à 03:53

 


  Kodu  are  a  band  form  Estonia  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  dissonant  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Unusta  Koik"  which  will  be  released  on  March  21st  by  Nigredo  Records.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  dissonant  structures  can  also  be  heard  ar  times.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  old  school  and  modern  influences.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  finally  introduced  into  the  music  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  synths  can  also  be  heard,  the  closing  track  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Kodu  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  melodic  and  dissonant  sounding  and  mixing  it  in  with  an  old  school  aggression  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Estonian  and  cover  the  poets  of  the  19th  and  20th  century  and  mythology  of  their  homeland ,  natures  connection  to  man  and  the  philosophy  of  the  Northern  people.


  In  my  opinion  Kodu  are  a  very  great  sounding  dissonant  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sugispime"  "Kaotsin"  and  "Laotus".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/kodublackmetal/  


  


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/koduunusta-koiknigredo-records2021-cd.html


Through Chaos & Solitude/One Inch Of Peace/Bound By Modern Age Records/2021 CD Review

lundi 8 mars 2021 à 02:09

 


  Through  Chaos  &  Solitude  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "One  Inch  Of  Peace"  which  will  be  released  on  March  20th  by  Bound  By  Modern  Age  Records.


  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  drum beats  are  programmed.


  Vocals  are  done  in  mostly  a  deep  growling  style  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  one  song  also  introducing  classical  guitars  onto  the  recording  and  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  Grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  album  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast b eats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  some  songs  also  add  in  touches  of  folk  music  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  eco  and  nature  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Through  Chaos  &  Solitude  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "One  Inch Of  Peace"  and  "My  Heart  In  Your  Hands".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/through-chaos-solitudeone-inch-of.html