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Moonreich/Fugue/Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions/2018 CD Review

mercredi 23 mai 2018 à 06:02

  Moonreich  are  a  band  from  France  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  fast,  aggressive  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Fugue"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Les  Acteurs  de  l'Ombre  Productions,

  Melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  as well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  spoken  word  parts  are  also  used  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  at  times  the  music  also  brings  in  elements  of  post  black  metal.

  On  this  recording  Moonreich  takes  a  very  melodic  and  traditional  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  in  some  of  the  more  modern  post  style  to  create  an  album t hat  really  stands  out,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  war  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Moonreich  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  aggressive,  melodic  and  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "With  Open  Throat  For  Way  Too  Long"  and  "The  Things  Behind  The  Moon".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/moonreichfugueles-acteurs-de-lombre.html


Pensees Nocturnes/Grotesque/Les Acteurs de l'Ombre Productions/2018 Vinyl Re-Issue Review

mercredi 23 mai 2018 à 04:25

  Pensees  Nocturnes  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of neo-classical,  experimental.  and  avant  garde  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2010  album  "Grotesque"  which  was  re-issued  on  vinyl  in  2018  by  Les  Acteurs  de  l'Ombre  Productions. 

  Neo-classical  and  militant  beats  start  off  the  album  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  along  with  some  audience  reaction  being  used  briefly  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals are  a  mixture  of  black  metal screams  and  clean  avant  garde singing  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  at  times  the  music  gets  very  experimental  and  most  of  the  tracks a re  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  music  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  some  stringed  instruments  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  depressive  elements  and  the  tracks  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  influences  from  other  styles  of  music  and  the  album  closes  with  an  instrumental. 

  Pensees  Nocturnes  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  depressive  black  metal,  experimental,  avant  garde  and  neo-classical  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  nihilism,  solitude  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Pensees  Nocturnes  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  depressive  black  metal,  experimental,  avant  garde  and  neo-classical  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should check  out  this  solo  project.Paria"  and  "Thokk".  8/5  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/pensees-nocturnesgrotesqueles-acteurs.html


Abominablood Interview

mercredi 23 mai 2018 à 02:21
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?
Greetings! The band is currently preparing their second EP entitled "M.U.E.R.T.E.S" -Terminal Presence-, which will be ready by the end of July, we are also headed for our first album "Altar of Maximun Negative Spirituality" where we already declared the 10 years in this decadent plane.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
It is obvious that our new Mlp "Abomination Continue" has a more refined and more direct sound, but without losing its primitive and brutal essence. For example, it is recorded with microphones in the battery without any tricks or triggers etc .With respect to our other works we can only say that things are happening as they take their course and that is a very important evolution or whatever you want to call it. Each release recorded is to achieve a different sound for something that is "other material"


3.Over the years your lyrics have covered a lot of satanic and occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
My interest in dark arts not only comes from my influences in Black Metal or Dark Metal, there is an astral chart that connects me with several of my elements where my will and spirit works. Abominablood is the source of maximum power and manifestation of an entity that flows from the most macabre myths or is the key to the final vacuum.

4.Some of the lyrics on the new ep also deal with Pazuzu and Kali, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Sumerian and Indian deities?
Yes, both are shown with great respect in our lyrics of the new MLP. Being from other lands (Argentina / Patagonia) we have other cultures and other demons, entities, shamans, witches, does not mean that we do not trust "our" ancestors here.Even several of the arts or photos of our previous works refer to much of the occultism here. Also the word Argentina comes from the Latin argentum ('silver') Austrum Argentum? I do not know if it reminds you of something? In short, the lyrics are very personal (nothing that the rest can not understand, if you are standing on firm ground) and are a tribute to them from us.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Abominablood'?
Well throughout these years Abominablood has taken a positive turn to all its goals that it has programmed. But in the beginning, it was not taken as a "serious" band, many compared Abominablood with Teitanblood as a mockery or a positive to the sound that the band offers.I will never deny that I am a great Teitanblood fan and it is obvious that playing Black/Death Metal, my music will sound similar, so it does not bother me in the least when Abominablood is compared to Teitanblood.On the contrary, if you have a good music sense you are going to realize that our band has something else to offer as we are from another country and not Spain (Europe is easier to play this kind of music). We live in a city that is practically a town where we have a very many closed minded metal heads, we have another approach to things. Abominablood is a mixture of Abomination (what the band was based about all this time) and Blood (for black magic ritual).


6.On the recordings you have worked mostly as a duo, is it hard to find other members that share the same visions as you?
Definitely it's always a problem to look for musicians, that's why we do not play live. The instruments are divided between
Venomous (Drums, Voice, Guitars, Concept) and F.D (Guitars, Bass).

7.The new ep was relased on 'Cyclopean Eye Productions', how did you get in contact with this label?
It was not me who got in touch with them, all this was through my friend Dagon of the magnificent band Inquisition! He listen to my music and immediately contacted Sandesh, so that this material could be put out on a professional cd format.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of black and death metal?
Really good!There have been many mails and many messages to our page from Poland, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Usa, and many other places etc.

9.What is going on with 'Vomit Of Doom' these days?
We are recording our second long play entitled "Tormento Delirium" that will be available in the month of July on cassette and CDs format and possibly some copies on vinyl and we will try to promote the material as much as possible by hand or letter promos.


10.When can we expect another Abominablood full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
From both bands (Abominablood and Vomit of Doom) there will be new material this year. We will also work with the same musicians in a Death Metal project called Pure Massacre and the Immortal Fate style, Blood ..., soon we will release a promo demo.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Well my influences of all times are Sodom, Sarcófago , Beherit, Blasphemy, Conqueror, Naked Whipper, Angel Corpse, Baphomet, Krabathor, Master, Blood and Phlegm. But lately I'm very much into bands like Sacrocurse, Profane Order, Aima, Supremative, Black Blood Invocation, Vomit Angel, Altar Of Gore, Konflict, and many more that from around the globe.I'm always trying to get some demos or things from the underground scene world-wide.


12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Stay submerged in the depths of Metal Underground and devote your time in supporting and not criticizing, otherwise make your own band and let the rest work.

By Venomous

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/abominablood-interview.html


In Tenebriz/Winternight Poetry/Symbol Of Domination Productions/More Hate Productions/2018 CD Review

mardi 22 mai 2018 à 06:15

  In  Tenebriz  are  a  solo  project  from  Russia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  ambient,  atmospheric  black  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "Winternight  Poetry"  which  will  be  released  on  May  25th  as  a  joint  effort  between  Symbol  Of  Domination  and  More  Hate  Productions.

  Ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  while  the  slow  riffs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  doom  metal  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  modern,  melodic  and  atmospheric  style  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  while  growls  are  also  used  at  times  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars.  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  instrumental  can  be  heard  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  slow  direction  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to   them.

  In  Tenebriz  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  ambient,  doom  and  atmospheric  black  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  poetic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  In  Tenebriz  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  ambient,  atmospheric  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I" "III"  and  "VII".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/in-tenebrizwinternight-poetrysymbol-of.html


Autumnwind/Endless Fear/Symbol Of Domination Productions/More Hate Productions/2018 CD Review

mardi 22 mai 2018 à 05:12

  Autumnwind  are  a  band  from  Syria  that  plays  a  mixture  of  ambient  and  atmospheric  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Endless  Fear"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Symbol  Of  Domination  and  More  Hate  Productions.

  Ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  being  all  instrumental  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  songs  that  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  The  synths  also  bring  in  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  while  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  at  times  along  with  the  drum  beats  being  programmed  as  well  as  the  riffs   and  guitar  leads also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  the  music  sticks  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  paced  direction.

  Autumnwind  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  an  instrumental  form  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  ambient  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  the  production  sounds  very  professional.

  In  my  opinion  Autumnwind  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  mixture  of  ambient  and  atmospheric  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Hallucination"  and  "Endless  Fear".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/05/autumnwindendless-fearsymbol-of.html