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Husk Of Elohim/Purity Inversion Malignant/First Spell Productions/2017 Demo Review

lundi 19 mars 2018 à 04:37

  Husk  Of  Elohim are  a  duo  from  Colorado  that  plays  an  occult form  of  black  metal  and   this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  demo  :purity  Inversion  Malignant"  which  was  released  by  First  Spell  Productions.

  Raw  tremolo  picking  starts  off  the  song  which  is  also  13  minute  in  length  and  called  "Mantra  Of  The  Black  Plume  before  going  into  a  very  fast direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  demo  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  are  kind  of  mixed  down  in  the  mix  along  with  the  track  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  part and  the  solos  and lead  are  also  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  fashion as  well  as  some  clean  playing  also  being  used  briefly,  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  briefly.

  Husk  Of  Elohim  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic  and  old  school  sounding,   the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Easter,  Western  Occultism,  and  Metaphysical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Husk  of  Elohim  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  8/5  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/husk-of-elohimpurity-inversion.html


Ad Hominem/Napalm For All/Osmose Productions/2018 CD Review

lundi 19 mars 2018 à 02:10

  Ad  Hominem  are  a  solo  project  originally  from  France  but  now  resides  in  Italy  and  plays  a  very  raw   and  controversial  form  of  black  metal  with  some  black'n'roll  touches  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Napalm  For  All"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Osmose  Productions.

  A  very  heavy, raw  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  use  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  as  well  as  some  elements  of  black'n'roll.

  Melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard.

  Ad  Hominem  plays  a  style  of  black  metal that  is  very  raw  and  aggressive  while  the  black'n'roll  elements  makes  the  songs  stand  out  a  lot  more,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  genocide,  war  and  anti  Monotheism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ad  Hominen  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  aggressive  black  metal band  with  a  touch  of  black'n'roll  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I  Am  Love"  "Goatfucker"  "Bomb  The  Earth"  and "Vatican  Gay".  8 out  of  10. 

      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/ad-hominemnapalm-for-allosmose.html


Listeriosis Interview

dimanche 18 mars 2018 à 06:30
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

It's just a one man black metal project - it also has a strong sludge element to it. It's an outlet for me to bludgeon instruments and scream.

2.So far you have released one ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Very raw, aggressive, filthy, lo-fi black metal with a sludge influence.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?

Mainly just human nature. Observations and reflections of the darker qualities of humans.

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

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection. Recently there was an outbreak of Listeriosis in my home country, South Africa. I believe around 180 people died. The bacteria was found to be in food that was being sold to the public. I found that the whole situation allowed for some introspection on our society - we are completely dependent on an entire industry to provide us with food, a basic need for our survival. We line up in shops to buy this food, and have to eat whatever this industry feeds us, even if it contains life threatening bacteria. We're alarmingly dependent on infrastructure, systems and processes that can so easily go horribly, horribly wrong and kill us all.

5.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with any other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

I enjoy working with some other musicians, but honestly I normally can't stand most of the musicians I meet. With so many musicians everything is so calculated musically, they don't like to explore or improvise in fear of making a "mistake", and they are more focused on things like branding and networking than actually making music. They want to pander to the public and make a living out of it, and in my opinion, as soon as you do that your art is compromised and becomes insincere, generic, safe and boring. I like making music with people who are honest and sincere in what they create, regardless of the musical genre. That being said, I do like to work alone - when you work alone there's no compromise.

6.I have noticed that other than the bandcamp page there is no social network or anything available online about the musical project, is this intentional?

I hate social media. I'm not trying to get a million followers or likes. This is fucking black metal. Not a teenage girl's instagram account.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Well, the project has only existed since Thursday, and today is Sunday, so it's four days old. No interest from any labels thus far, and I don't expect any. I'm not looking for a label, because I doubt this music would be profitable for them. If a label were to approach me and say that they could promote / distribute the music and get physical albums / merch printed that would be fantastic, but I don't expect it to happen.

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

As above, it's a new project, but what little feedback I've received has been overwhelmingly positive. I've received feedback from places as diverse as China and Brazil, so globally that's not too bad.

9.Are you or have you been involved with any other bands or musical projects?

I've been in a lot of bands playing styles from blues to doom metal, and I have a solo folk / drone / psych project which is mainly acoustic. You can check it out here - https://duncanpark.bandcamp.com

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

Full length should hopefully be done in a couple of months. It will continue the raw, visceral style of the EP, but there'll be some diversity in sound with black ambient passages and things like that.

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?

I listen to all kinds of stuff. Recently I've mainly been listening to the music my friends make, which ranges from folk to far out noise collages to krautrock. But in terms of metal I'm really big into a lot of doom stuff like Primitive Man and Telekinetic Yeti, and I've been immersing myself in Leviathan's discography for the past few weeks - Leviathan is probably my favourite black metal band.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I have a full time 9-5 job that takes up most of my time, but I love hiking and being in the mountains. I live right by a cemetery and I take my dogs walking there every day. It's probably my favourite place to be. So peaceful and beautiful by the graves.

I hate going out and partying and that sort of thing. I'm pretty antisocial. I prefer animals to humans.


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

Thanks for the interview, and thanks for listening to the music.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/listeriosis-interview.html


Primordial/Exile Amongst Ruins/Metal Blade Records/2018 Full Length Review

dimanche 18 mars 2018 à 00:56

  Ireland's  Primordial  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  their  Celtic  folk  inspired  form  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Exile  Amongst  Ruins"  which  will  be  released  on  March  30th  by  Metal  Blade  Records.

  Acoustic  guitars  start  off  the  album  and  give  the  music  more  of  a  Celtic  folk  music  feeling  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  more  heavier  and  melodic  side  of  the  music  while  all  of the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  rough  yet  clean  at  the  same  time.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  as  the  album  progresses clean  yet  distorted  guitars  can  also  be  heard  on  some  of  the  songs.

  Primordial  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  Celtic  folk  inspired  form  of  pagan  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Celtic  Heritage,  History  and  Struggle  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Primordial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nail  Their  Tongues"  "Exile  Amongst  The  Ruins"  "Stolen  Years"  and  "Last  Call".  8  out  of  10.      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/primordialexile-amongst-ruinsmetal.html


Living Altar/Scythes Towards Psyche/Inferna Profundus Records/2018 EP Review

samedi 17 mars 2018 à 04:25

  Living  Altar  are  a  band  from  Lithuania  that  plays  a  very  bestial  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Scythes  Towards  Psyche"  which  was  released  by  Inferna  Profundus  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  bestial  growls  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  elements  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  can  be  heard  as  well  as  some  black  metal  screams.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  fashion  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy  and  brutal.

  Living  Altar  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  psycho-spiritual  world  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Living  Altar  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Invert  The  Hearts"  and  "Dawn  Of  The  Shadows".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/living-altarscythes-towards.html