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Gontyna Kry/Ignipoten/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

lundi 5 mars 2018 à 06:09

  Gontyna  Kry  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  technical  form  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Ignipoten" which  will  be  released  by  Wolfspell  Records  on  March  20th.

  Epic  yet  symphonic  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  vocals  being  added  onto  the  recording  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  awhile  grim  black  metal  screams  start  to  make  their  presence  known  which  also  take  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a   very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  while  keyboards  are  also  mixed  in  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  some  of  the  riffing  being  very  heavily  influenced  by  death  metal.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while both  the  riffs  and  leads  also  get  very  technical  at  times  along  with  the  music  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well as  some  of t he  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Gontyna  Kry  plays  a  style  of  pagan  black  metal  that  is  very  diverse  with  the  music  mixing  the  raw,  atmospheric,  symphonic,  avant  garde  and  technical sides  of  the  genre  along  with  a  touch  of  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Slavic  Paganism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Gontyna  Key  are  a  very  great  sounding  technical  pagan  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ogniem  Zwyciezamy"  "Odrodzenie"  "Prazlodlo"  and  "W  Holdzie  Ziemi".  8/5  out  of  10.   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/gontyna-kryignipotenwolfspell.html


Bezdan/Spirits Of The Past/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

lundi 5 mars 2018 à 05:00


  Bezdan  are  a  band  from  Serbia  that  plays  a  furious  and  traditional  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Spirits  of  The  Past"  which  will  be  released  on  march  20th  by  Wolfspell  Records.

   A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  of  the  genre  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  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Goatmoon's  "Eclipsed  By  Raven  Wings".

  Bezdan  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  furious  and  traditional  sounding  in  the  true  old  school  fashion,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bezdan  are  a  very  great  sounding  furious  and  traditional  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are a   fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spirits   Of  The  Past"  and  "Iz-Crnila".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/bezdanspirits-of-pastwolfspell.html


Gyre Of Incandescents/Self Titled/Wolfspell Records/2018 CD Review

lundi 5 mars 2018 à 04:26

  Gyre  Of  Incandescents  are  a duo  with  members  from  Canada  and  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  ritualistic  form  of   black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  released  2018  album  which  will  be  released  on  March  20th  by  Wolfspell  Records.

  A  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  as  while  as  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  synths  are  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  songs.

  Clean  female  vocals  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  second  wave  tradition  along  with  some  synths  also  being  used  at  times  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of a  ritualistic  feeling  as  well  as  all  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion,  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Akitsa's  "L'homme  Der  Fer".

  Gyre  Of Incandescents  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic  and  ritualistic  in  the  early  90'a  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Gyre Of  Incandescents  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  ritualistic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Unseen"  and  "Final  Hours".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/gyre-of-incandescentsself.html


Existenz Dizaster Interview

lundi 5 mars 2018 à 03:30
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. Existenz Dizaster is my solo project, which is in process of develoment, I experiment and specialize mostly in post-rock, post-black, ambient, shoegaze styles. All records and the subsequent processing I produce in my home studio and with some time  I will  try to improve the quality of sound. Each subsequent album will have its own concept and theme.


2.In December you had released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
2.  The album "Dekadenz» was released on 07/07/17 to the network. Then I signed the contract for cooperation with Vacula Prod. After that in December the album was released on Vacula Production. I experiment a lot with sound and   different styles, trying to create my own non-trivial sound in order to have my own individual identity and authenticity among many other projects specializing in similar genres. And also I add avant-garde motives to my arrangements in order to have my progressive core. And this is not only because I want to stand out among the rest, but simply because I am  interested  in such  kind of mixing of musical styles that enriches my music andI feel comfortable in this way. I like to add all the components to the main skeleton of my compositions and make their sound more rich and interesting , each composition is unique. I can describe the sound of Existenz Dizaster something like deep atmospherical, spatial, penetrating, ghostly, melancholic, spiritual, sometimes cold and in some moments oppressive world. Through this  sound, I  can transmit colorful and at the same time gloomy  and dark images and pictures

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
3.In the music of Existenz Dizaster, I strive to explore the dark aesthetics of being and the mysterious nature, as well as the desperation of existence in the meaningless realities of gray being.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Existenz Dizaster'?
4.The meaning of the name of my project shows detrimental effect to existence and in consequence forms the alienation from modern being. My inspiration was caused while I was studying some works of German philosophers.

5.On the album you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?
5. I am open to work with other musical projects. (as it was in the case of North Black) . But the project Existenz Disaster will forever remain as one - man project band.

6.You have also done some session work on the 2018 'North Black' album, can you tell us a little bit more about your contributions to the recording?
6.We are friends with North Black and he invited me as a session vocalist to work together on his new album "Martyr". My contribution to "Martyr"  was in  recording vocals, as well as mixing and mastering the album.

7.On the album you had also done a 'Alcest' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?
7. In "Dekadenz" there is no cover on Alcest, but there is my own version for the track Les Discrets - "Apres L'Ombre". I decided to do my own version of "Apres L'Ombre" because its sound and atmosphere suits into my album "Dekadenz “ and the motive of this track is very lyric and it harmonized with my own songs I have recorded.  The own version for the song of Alcest "Apres L'Ombre"   - was recorded separately after the release of "Dekadenz". In some period of my life I was long time inspired by the band Alcest. On the first winter’s day it inspired me to record my instrumental version on "Sur l'Ocean Couleur de Fer".

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8. If you consider my music among fans of Black metal genre, so they loved it and were very interested in it.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
9. In the future, I plan to create a common project with North Black where we will play grim and raw black metal. Also for Existenz Dizaster I have many ideas and concepts for the next full-length albums.

10.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?
10. I listen to a lot of Black Metal and Post-Rock artists, but the writing of "Dekadenz" was influenced by the period when I listened to Alcest, Les Discrets, Netra, North Black. These artists impressed me much and had directly contributed to my inspiration during recording of "Dekadenz". In my present time I listen a lot to the artists of DSBM, Darkwave and Ambient music.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11. At this time, I'm very much interested in practical veterinary medicine because I spend a lot of time with my pet. In my present time I have no one hobby which was not related to music so now I completely give myself to the music and for the recordings of the next album. I can only say that before my musical activity, one of my hobbies was game-design and I was keen on developing a horror game, and also for myself was engaged in photographing landscapes and video editing on an amateur level.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12. I express my gratitude to my listeners and for the label Vacula Prod. for promotion and special thanks to Occult Black Metal Zine for their interest on my project.  So best greetings to everyone!

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


Black Mass Pervertor/Life Beyond The Walls Of Flesh/Blood Harvest/2018 CD Review

dimanche 4 mars 2018 à 02:51

  Black  Mass  Pervertor  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Life  Beyond  The  Walls  Of  Flesh"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Blood  Harvest.

  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  some  evil  laughter  being  used  at  times  a  few  seconds  later  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  music  also  has  a  lot  of  90's  era  Finnish  influences  along  with  the  energy  of punk  also  being  used  at  times  as  well  as  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the music  always  remains  heavy.

  Black  Mass  Pervertor  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  in  the  90's  tradition  along  with  a  touch  of  punk,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  as w ell  as  giving  the  music  a  more  modern  feeling  while t he  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  and  Death  Worship  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Black  Mass  Pervertor  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  band  with  a  touch  of  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Imbibing  The  Seas  Of  Darkness"  "Unorthodox  Methods  of  Magick"  and  "The  Forbidden  Zone".  8  out  of  10.




  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/03/black-mass-pervertorlife-beyond-walls.html