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Universal Disorder/Act II-Existential Glimpses Of Chaos And Order In A Cosmic Womb/Burning Skull Records/2020 EP Review

vendredi 22 mai 2020 à 21:07

  Universal  Disorder  are  a  duo  with  members  from  Sweden  and  Finland  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Act II-Existential  Glimpses  Of  Chaos  And  Order  In  A  Cosmic  Womb"  which  was  released  by  Burning  Skull  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  also  have  a  depressive  edge  at  times.  Both  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style,  clean  playing  is  also  brought  onto  the  second  song  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Universal  Disorder  plays  a  style  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  modern  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Chaos  that  runs  through  the  universe.

  In  my  opinion  Universal  Disorder  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  thie  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "As  The  Eternal  Secrets  Of  The  Cosmos  Unfold".  8 out  of  10.

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https://universaldisorder.bandcamp.com/   

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/universal-disorderact-ii-existential.html


Irae/Lurking In The Depths/Signal Rex/2020 CD Review

vendredi 22 mai 2020 à 10:26

  Irae  are  a  solo  project  from  Portugal  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Lurking  In  The  Depths"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Signal  Rex.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  guitar  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  era  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  synths  and  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  The  production  sounds  very  dark and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  End  Of  Humanity,  Darkness  and  Black  metal  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Irae  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  metal  Violador"  "Between  Ruins"  and  "Carved  In  Pit  Stones".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/zuOBWukQRoU

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/iraelurking-in-depthssignal-rex2020-cd.html


Black Goat/Dominion Of Fire/Iron, Blood & Death Corp/2020 CD Review

vendredi 22 mai 2020 à 08:24

  Black  Goat  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  old  school  and  satanic  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Dominion  Of  Fire"  which  was  released  by  Iron,  Blood  &  Death  Corp.

Tragic  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  while  also  adding  in  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Most  of t he  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  to  early  90's  era.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  Elements  of  the  first  wave  era  can  also  be  heard  in  the  music  along  with  the  demonic  growls  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  death  metal  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style.

  Horror  movie  samples  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  some  of  the  riffing  also  showing  an  influence  of  speed  and  thrash  metal.  Synths  also  make  a  return  on  the  later  tracks  as  well  as  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  and  one  track  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  and  towards  the  end  of  brief  use  of  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Vampirism,  Black  Magick  and  Necromancy  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Black  Goat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school,  satanic  and  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Venefica"  "Wrath  Of  The  Damned"  and  "Dominion  Of  Fire".  8/5  out  of  10.

Contact: BathoryIX@gmail.com
Bandcamp: https://blackgoat666.bandcamp.com/
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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/black-goatdominion-of-fireiron-blood.html


Gloom/Rider Of The Last Light/Spread Evil/2020 CD Review

jeudi 21 mai 2020 à 21:21

  Gloom  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic,  suicidal  and  melancholic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Rider  Of  the  Last  Light"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Spread  Evil.

  Gun  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  and  2000's  era  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  melancholic  and  suicidal  sounding  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  having  their  deeper  and  more  aggressive  moments.  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  and  old  school  style  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Gloom  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic,  old  school  and  traditional  sounding  along  with  some  melancholic  and  suicidal  touches.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  suicide,  death,  murder,  melancholic,  anti  religion  and  black  metal  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Gloom  are  a  very  raw,  melodic,  melancholic,  suicidal  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Iron  Claws  Of  Black  Metal"  "No  Mercy  After  Sunset"  and  "Rider  Of  The  Last  Light".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/6GtCLisM6hc

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/gloomrider-of-last-lightspread-evil2020.html


Soul Butcher Interview

jeudi 21 mai 2020 à 20:43
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1.Well it is primitive way of playing Black metal with HC Punk influences.


2.So far you have released a single and demo, musically how do they both differ from each other?
2.Not much really,maybe the production on single is a little better.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that you have explored so far with the music?
3.Some my visions of worthless life, disgust for peoples and escape into isolation.
Just let the darkness swallow this world with perverted pleasure.

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

4.I wanted to create something that would have a terrible message for peoples with aggressive and simple riffs,one big "fuck off and die" attitude.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover?
5.As a big fan of classic photography for covers i wanted something simple for start.
I also like drawings, but classic photography has always been more or less my favorite thing for black metal album covers,just like in old days.
I think my favorite photography for album cover is "Blaze in the northern sky",simple,dark and primitive,i love it!

6.With this project you record everything by yourself but have experience playing with other musicians in each projects, do you prefer working solo?
6.Yes,everything except for vocals, a friend helped me there because I have no idea how to sing haha.
Well with a full band the energy is stronger, and doing solo music is more artistic freedom.
Here is very very hard to find a drummer,or someone who like the same music as you do,it is just almost impossible.
So I would like to find peoples for playing live who will just do what I tell them,that would be awesome.

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

7.Not necessary but if anyone is interested to hook me up feel free to contact me.

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

8.Well for now everything is good,peoples who are into metal or punk like it and i cant wait for the day to play live and feel that energy even more.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a a part of?
9.My main band iz Atomski Rat,a raw hard core punk with several metal and grind influences.I got band Karakondzula,a black/thrash metal band,but that band is on a break for very long time.
I got Rdja, a black metal band but that one is on break as well.And i got Vladar,a small synth dark ambient project for fans of old horror movies soundtracks.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
10.I got a lot of cool riffs but nothing until I find a drummer.
Well future music will be more black metal way of playing.
I'm planning a new demo with 3 new songs and one cover song,but the conditions are killing me,because there are none of it.

11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11.Oh man there is a lot of it,but I will mention only the most important one's.
The greatest impact who had on Soul Butcher are bands like Nattefrost,Ildjarn,Fuck off and die(a band from Lithuania),Horna,The shitlickers,Disclose,Hellhammer,Impaled nazarene,Whiskey ritual and of course mighty Darkthrone.
And nowadays i listen a lot of new black and death metal bands who sound pretty old in style of sound and riffs.
I mean just give me simply riffs and i am happy guy,bands like Maim,Bastard priest,Obliteration.
And of course a lot of gothic rock bands like She past away and one of my personal favorite bands of all time Lebanon Hanover.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12.Don't live by the rules,make you own rules and enjoy it! And check out Serbian Black metal,there are a lot of great bands you can find that nobody knows about,pure underground stuff.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/soul-butcher-interview.html