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Temple Of Gorgon/Throats Of Lie/Plague Demon Records/Blasphemous Creations Of Hell Records/2021 Full Length Review

mardi 21 septembre 2021 à 03:18

 


  Temple  Of  Gorgon  are  a  solo  project  from  Los  Angeles,  California  that  plays  an  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Throats  Of  Lie"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  plague  Demon  and  Blasphemous  Creations  Of  Hell  Records.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  blast  beats  are  also  added  into t he  faster  sections  of  the  songs.


  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  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  old  school  influences  as  well  as  keeping  everything  modern  at  the  same  time  along  with  the  synths  also  giving  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  when  they  are utilized,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  added  into  the  music  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style     


  Temple  Of  Gorgon  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  aggressive,  melodic  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death,  evil,  serpent  worship  and  mythological  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Temple  Of  gorgon  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rebirth  Of  The  Moon"  "Of  Fog  And  Dust"  and  "Enter  the  Kingdom  Of  The  Dead".  8  out  of  10.



https://templeofgorgon.bandcam p.com/releases 

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/temple-of-gorgonthroats-of-lieplague.html


Infernal Storm Interview

mardi 21 septembre 2021 à 02:13

 

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


We are a black metal band from Kozani, Greece. I, Tzoukopoulos A. started writing and composing in April 2020, and after a year or so he brought John Seviloglou in for the vocal duties and Makis Kavoukas behind the heyboards. After that, we together started preparations for the debut EP.


2.Recently you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


There wasn't a certain musical style that we wanted to approach with the EP, we all just like black metal and the ideas just kept coming. We all brought our own ideas on the table and the whole thing started taking shape afterwards.


3.Some of your lyrics cover Occult themes, can you tell us a little bti more about your interest in this topic?


The lyrics are entirely influenced by some personal experiences, and came together in a metaphorical way, just like the band name and the artwork.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Infernal Storm'?


Like I said, in the midst of those personal endeavors the only name that made sense and clinged to me was Infernal Storm, it does kinda sum up the way I felt during that time in my life.


5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?


The artwork as well is deeply or even entirely influenced by the trials I experienced then, with a metaphorical and a more dark and morbid if you may flavor to it applied by Manuel Scapinello, who did an absolutely stunning work and we thank him deeply.


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


Due to the pandemic situation we couldn't bring in new members that easily and decided to proceed with the two of us (Me and John), and Makis of course. We are slowly starting to try out new members for the remaining tasks in the band that are yet to be filled (guitars and bass) for the following recordings and live shows when the time is right of course.


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


We sent many promo tracks to quite a few labels and production companies and the guys from Askio Productions were instantly eager to help us with the release of the EP's physical copies that are now available on cassette.


8.On a worldwide level how had the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?


Truth is, the feedback was greater than we expected, from both friends and random listeners that came across our work and we are stunned by the outcome and the nice words that everyone has shared with us until now.


9.The band is from Greece a country that has plenty well known black metal band, what is it that you feel makes you stand out musically in your own country?


We couldn't say that we stand out due to the fact that there are so many more bands in the genre with numerous years of experience. We are from a small city that there are not many or even any black metal bands and that's the main reason that makes us stand out here for the time being.


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


We are in the phase of pre-production for two new songs currently which will be included in the album that we are not quite sure yet when it will come out. Musically, the extreme sound will remain, and we believe that it will turn out to be faster, heavier, more aggressive and more atmospheric.


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?


Surely a great influence were bands from the Greek scene like Rotting Christ, Lucifer's Child, Necromantia, etc. That also includes band like Emperor, Dissection and many more. I am currently listening to Necromantia, also Yoth Iria and Gaerea and John listens more to metalcore and melodic death metal bands these days.


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


Thank you very much for this interview, stay safe and check out our debut EP "On Thorns Ov Hell" streaming now via the Symphonic Black Metal Promotion and Total Darkness Promotion channels on YouTube and also from our Bandcamp profile.

Bandcamp: https://infernalstorm. bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Infernal-Storm-112055120989241
Youtube: https://youtu.be/wPYXSn22dZ8
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ infernalstorm_/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/infernal-storm-interview.html


Vrag/Harcom/Filosefem Records/2021 CD Review

lundi 20 septembre 2021 à 04:47

 


  Hungary's  solo  project  Vrag  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  atmospheric  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal  from  his  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Harcom"  which  was  released  by  Filosefem  Records.


  Melodic  riffing  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  All  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.


  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  introducing  growls  onto  the  album  as  well  as  a  later  song  also  bringing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording.


  On  this  album  Vrag  remains  true  to  the  atmospheric  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal  that  he  has  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover  The  Finality  Of  Human  Life.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Vrag  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  misanthropic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Belül  halott"  and  "Búcsúzom  a  némaságtól".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TEKIHeqSd4&ab_channel=BlackMetalPromotion)

       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/vragharcomfilosefem-records2021-cd.html


Zaqqoem/Anarchic Rapture Of Withering/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2021 EP Review

lundi 20 septembre 2021 à 03:25

 


  Zaqqoem  are  a  duo  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  very  abhorrent  and  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  ep  "Anarchic  Rapture  Of  Withering"  which  was  released  by  Sentient Ruin  Laboratories.  


  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the ep  which  also  gives  the  music  the  atmosphere  of  a  classic  horror  movie  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  bestial  growls  and  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  can  also  be  heard.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  closing  track  is  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.


  Zaqqoem  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  total  ruin  and  oblivion  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Zaqqoem  are  a  very  great  sounding  abhorrent  and  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Desist".  8  out  of  10.


BANDCAMP RELEASE


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/zaqqoemanarchic-rapture-of.html


Minnesjord/Teufelsberg/Signal Rex/2021 Split Album Review

lundi 20 septembre 2021 à 02:42

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Portugal's  Minnesjord  and  Poland's  Teufelsberg  which  will  be  released  on  Halloween  by  Signal  Rex  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Minnesjord  a  raw  form  of  black  metal  with  some  touches  of  punk  and  deathrock.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  distorted  soundscapes  and  clean  playing  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in a   great  amount  of  blast  beats.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  kit  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  elements  of  punk  and  deathrock.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  some  guitar  leads  also  being  utilized  briefly,  the  vocals  also  have  their  depressive  moments.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Portuguese  and  cover  dark  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Minnesjord  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  band  with  elements  of  punk  and  deathrock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t heir  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Armigero"  and  "Mavorcio".


  Next  up  is  Teufelsberg  a  duo  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  sounding  intro  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  sues  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast beats.  Most  of  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in t he  90's  era  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Darkness  and  Evil  themes.    


  In  my  opinion  Teufelsberg  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  ae  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Retaliation  Of  The  Evil  Ones".  8  out  of  10.


http://minnesjord.bandcamp.com/album/minnesjord-teufelsberg-split-2021

http://teufelsbergbm.bandcamp.com/album/minnesjord-teufelsberg-split-2021

https://youtu.be/MchUskHPI38  


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/09/minnesjordteufelsbergsignal-rex2021.html