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Draept/Spit And Ash/2020 EP Review

dimanche 16 février 2020 à 04:50

  Draept  are  a  duo  from  Sweden  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  harsh  and  lo-fi  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  ep  "Spit  And  Ash".

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  tortured  sounding  black  metal  screams and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  melody.

  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere  at  times.  The  vocals  also  get  very  deep  sounding  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  when  the  music  speeds  up  and  the  music  sticks  mostly  to  a  mid  tempo  style  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  towards  the  end  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  electronic  soundscapes.

  On  this  recording  Draept  gets  less  experimental  and  focuses  more  on  a  mid  tempo  style  of  black  metal  as  well  as  still  retaining  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Draept  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  harsh  and  lo-fi occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Chosen"  and  "Spit  And  Ash".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/bMsaE7ALkCk

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/draeptspit-and-ash2020-ep-review.html


Taake/Whoredom Rife/Pakt/Terratur Possessions/2020 Split EP Review

dimanche 16 février 2020 à 03:21

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Norway's  Taake  and  Whoredom  Rife  called  "Pakt"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Terratur  Possessions  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Takke  who  return  with  their  Norwegian  black  metal  style.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  dark  and  distorted  riffing  before  going  into a   heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  their  side  of  the  recording.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  sound  very  powerful  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing,  Acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  they  also  bring  in  a  cover  of  Sisters  Of  Mercy's  "Heartland",  melodic  guitar  leads  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  darkness,  death,  autumn,  winter,  pain  and  satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Taake  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Ubeseiret".

  Next  up  is  Whoredom  Rife  another  band  that  plays  a  Norwegian  style  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  raw  sound  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  both  of  their  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  along  with  the  guitar  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  spoken  word  parts  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly. The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Norwegian  and  English  and  cover  Left  Hand  Path  and  Norse/Pagan  Mythology  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Whoredom  Rife  are  a  very  great  sounding  Norwegian  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "From  Nameless  Pagan  Graves".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  Norwegian  black  metal.  8  out  of  10. 

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Taake/370

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Whoredom_Rife/3540416792  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/taakewhoredom-ritepaktterratur.html


Aara/En Ergo Einai/Debembur Morti Productions/2020 Full Length Review

dimanche 16 février 2020 à 02:01

  Aara  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "En  Ergo  Einai"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Debembur  Morti  Productions.

  Atmospheric sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  some  tracks  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  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  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  guitar  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  songs  also  mixing  a  classical  music  influence  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  bell  and  thunder  sounds  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  returning  back  to  more  of  an  atmospheric  and  heavier  musical  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  that  cover  the  journey  of  a  man's  search  for  knowledge  and  meaning  in  a  time  of  enlightenment.

  In  my  opinion  Aara  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Arkanum"  and  "Telos".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/Aara-941630312665011/   
 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/aaraen-ergo-einaidebembur-morti.html


Coprohammer Interview

samedi 15 février 2020 à 10:41

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. My Coprohammer project came about as a side effect of my other project called Primogenitis. At first, the goal of the project was to make fun of the ostentatious cult of black metal, especially the raw black litter, but then I started making more serious and independent tracks.

2.You have also released a good amount of material under the name 'Coprohammer', how would you describe the musical progress from the earliest and new music?
2. A new record is always a surprise for me. More often than not, I don’t know about what and on what topic I’ll do the track before the recording itself. This is a little funny, but at the same time quite interesting.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics sand subjects you have explored so far with the music?
3. More often these are classic themes of black metal, for example darkness, winter forest, melancholy, cemetery, however sometimes these are themes of any fecal character and similar humor.

4.Since 2017 you have also released a great amount of material with all of your musical projects, do you spend a great amount of time writing and creating music?
4. It depends. Sometimes not, and sometimes it takes a lot of time to record and implement. It all depends on desire and inspiration.

5.You are also involved with harsh noise and black metal, which genre do you prefer?
5. Black metal. But I make better noise than black metal.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Coprohammer'?
6. I wanted to create both a nasty and funny name for my project. Hope what I did.

7.You record all of the music by yourself, are you open to working with other musicains?
7. Yes, I myself do everything and record for my projects. But I am ready for cooperation.

8.You have also done a great amount of splits with 'Coprohammer', can you tell us a little bit more about the other bands or musical projects you have shared these recordings with?
8. Good.

Crepuscular Entity is a noise project by Ken Jameson of Oregon, which owns Basement Corner Emissions.

Scythes of Evil - the project is one guy from Brazil, quite interesting.

Gay Paganist 88 is the legendary Russian parody NSBM project of a friend of mine, as well as co-owner of the Internet label Ancient Shovel Records.


СРАНЪ - Russian noisecore duet from the city of Tolyatti. A very good project.

Arctic Noise Spider is a black noise project from Murmansk, the author of this project is Dmitry Albertovich Nikonov, an iconic figure for Russian noise and noisecore.

Enbilulugugal is the legendary black noise project from the USA. Needs no introduction.

TVradiation is a quality noise project from Russia.

Lord Draugr is no less good black noise / black ambient project and also from Russia.


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

9. Mostly positive reviews.

10.Can you also tell us a little bit more about the other musical projects that you are involved with?
10. Oh sure. I will name a few basic ones:

Obscure Heaven is the main harsh noise / harsh noise wall project that started it all.

Primogenitis is the first and main black noise project, the most favorite of its own projects.

Coprohammer - well, you already know.

780ajz is a project whose main focus is digital noise. My most experimental project.

Сердце Шторма is a thematic project on the theme of the sea and everything connected with it. The style is harsh noise wall / drone noise wall.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
11. I do not consider myself a musician. I'm just making a noise.

12.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?
12. I listen to a lot of music, but mostly black metal (classic black, cascadian black, RABM), harsh noise, harsh noise wall and punk rock.

13.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
13. Only shocking, nothing serious.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14. I wish all creative people to continue to do what they like, be it black metal, harsh noise or anything else. Creativity is a wonderful thing.

 https://coprohammer.bandcamp.com/music


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/coprohammer-interview.html


Yaldabaoth/Remphan/Unholy War Productions/2020 Cassette Review

samedi 15 février 2020 à 09:06

  Brazil's  duo  Yaldabaoth  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  also  continues  the  gnostic  themed  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Remphan"

  Ritualistic  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  as  well  as  the  sounds  of  wolfs  howling  also  being  used  briefly.

  One  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  evil  laughter  as  well  as  the  music  also  only  utilizing  a  small  amount  of  open  note  riffing  and  focusing  more  on  power  chords,  the  synths  are  also  used  a  lot  more  than  they  where  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Portuguese  and  cover  the  history  of  the  Goetic  demons  and  their  war  with  the  demiurge.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Yaldabaoth  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Genesis  Segundo  a  Goetia"  and  "Hierarquia  Demiurgica".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BjFxMz-Siw&feature=share

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/yaldabaothremphanunholy-war.html