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Usurpator Interview

dimanche 12 juin 2022 à 23:10

 

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

 I formed Usurpator as a one man black metal project in 2017 and self released the first demo tape called Beheading Pathos in 2018. With influences of psychedelic rock, doom/drone metal and ambient, it was clear that Usurpator didn't aim to be categorized in just one music genre. After the demo, a slight shift in musical style followed, integrating also elements of Death Metal. Releasing the debut EP Spear of Psychosis in 2018 as a co release with the Labels Dead Seed Productions and Church Of Eradication, the album determined the sound of Usurpator. 


2.Recently you have released your first full length, musically how does it differ from your previous demo and ep?



It differs very much from my demo, since it's a different style of music. The difference between Spear Of Psychosis and Atonement is that I've tried to set the bar higher, creating a faster, more complex and aggressive Album than Spear Of Psychosis. 


3.Some of your lyrics cover occult and mythological themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

 As half greek I'm fascinated by Greek mythology almost my whole life. I'm not that much into occultism, but I use mythological figures in a metaphorical and symbolic sense. For example Phthisis is one of the ancient greek spirits/deamons of pestilence and disease, called Nosoi, and the personification of rot, decay and putrefaction. What time would be better to write a text about that mythological figur giving birth to a child than during a global pandemic? 


4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

My lyrical themes evolve around philosophical questions about society and social constructs like hierarchy, religion ect. , but also horror and death. 


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Usurpator'?

Basically the name Usurpator means usurper im german. The idea for the name is that death will sooner or later overthrow everything and is inevitable. Death is the only true Usurpator.


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

The cover captures the moment of wrath and revenge upon human society. Unaware and yet still calm the characters are on the point of no return - their atonement, plague and evil forces of nature symbolized by the white horse rider is coming upon them. As society crumbles, some people gather, wielding tridents, symbolising hell is coming to earth. 


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

The cover captures the moment of wrath and revenge upon human society. Unaware and yet still calm the characters are on the point of no return - their atonement, plague and evil forces of nature symbolized by the white horse rider is coming upon them. As society crumbles, some people gather, wielding tridents, symbolising hell is coming to earth. 


8.The vinyl version of the new album was released on 'Church Of Eradication', how would you compare working with this label to 'Dead Seed Productions'?

I don't like to compare labels. What I can say so far is that the release of Atonement was much faster than of Spear Of Psychosis. According to Dead Seed Producions there was an issue with the pressing plant where we pressed Spear Of Psychosis.


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


Usurpator is a very young project and didn't reach that many people yet. Those who got in touch with my music so far gave always a very positive feedback.


10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

I don't know, I'll just continue to the point Usurpator has nothing to say anymore. But until then there are many more albums to be released!


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?

My musical taste is almost boundless, so my inspirations reach from electronic music, movie soundtracks, punk and more to metal. 


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

Thank you for the interview, cheers! 

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/usurpator-interview.html


Written In Torment/Black Command/Purity Through Fire/2022 CD Review

dimanche 12 juin 2022 à 23:03

 


  United  Kingdom's  Written  In  Torment  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  an  epic,  melodic  and  old  school  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "Black  Command"  which  will  be released  in  July  by  
Purity  Through  Fire.


  Heavy  yet  melodic  riffing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.


  Synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  vocals  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  songs.


  On  this  recording  Written  In  Torment expands  from  a  solo  project  to  full  line  up  goes  for  more  of  an  epic  and  melodic  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  also  mixes  the  90's  era  in  with  a  more  up  to  date  style.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Human  Suffering  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Written  In  Torment  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  epic,  melodic  and  old  school  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Anger  Road"  and  "Black  Command".  8  out  of  10.


www.writtenintorment.com
www.facebook.com/writtenintormentofficial

www.writtenintorment.bandcamp.com


https://youtu.be/iXxhO95C4uQ   


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/written-in-tormentblack-commandpurity.html


Verberis/Adumbration Of The Veiled Logos/NoEvDia/2022 Full Length Review

dimanche 12 juin 2022 à 02:16

 


  Verberis  are  a  band  from  New  Zealand  that  plays  an  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Adumbration  Of  The  Veiled  Logos"  which  will  be  released  on  June  17th  by  NoEvDia.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  At  times  the  riffs  also  get  very  dissonant  sounding  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  vocals  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  grim  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls.


  All  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  album  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  slower  sections  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  elements  of  doom  metal.  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.


  Verberis  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a    dissonant  and  occult  style  of   black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  death  metal  as  well  as  some  touches  of  doom  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Metaphysical  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Verberis  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  mixture  of  dissonant  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sepulchre  of  Shattered  Saints"  and  "I  Am  The  Father  And  The  Tomb  Of  The  Heavens".  8  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/verberis


  


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/verberisadumbration-of-veiled.html


Hand Of Flauros/Self Titled/2022 Full Length Review

samedi 11 juin 2022 à 05:03

 


  Hand  Of  Flauros  are  a  solo  project  from  Washington  D.C  that  plays  a  very  fast,  atmospheric  and  dissonant  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  and  self  titled  2022  album.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  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  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dissonant  structures  and  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments  as  well  as  some growls  also  being  used  briefly,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  the  recording  closes  with  a  synth  orientated  outro. 

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  Hand  Of  Flauros  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast,  aggressive,  dissonant  and  atmospheric  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Hand  Of  Flauros  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast,  atmospheric  and  dissonant  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blackstone"  "Grimoire  Of  Despair  And  Madness"  and  "Lesser  Key  Of  Solomon".  8  out  of  10.


https://remorselesswinter.bandcamp.com/album/hand-of-flauros

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/hand-of-flaurosself-titled2022-full.html


Nebran/...Of Long Forgotten Times/Van Records/2022 Full Length Review

samedi 11 juin 2022 à 02:58

 


  Nebran  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "...Of  Long  Forgotten  Times"  which  will  be  released  by  Van  Records.


  Synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  while  some  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  era  90's  era  Nordic  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


 A    couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  instruments  instrumentals along  with  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  folk  instruments  as  well  as  the  whole  album  also  sticking  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  and  as  the  recording  progresses  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  dark  ages,  long  forgotten  times,  nature,  modern  society,  self-denial  and  misanthropy  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Nebran  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  atmospheric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fugitive  From  A  Fallen  Empire  Pt.  1"  "Against  The  Modern  World"  and  "The  Witch  (That  Never  Existed)".  8  out  of  10.


  info@nebran.org

www.nebran.org



Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/nebranof-long-forgotten-timesvan.html