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Malignament/Demo 1/Purity Through Fire/2020 Demo Review

mercredi 1 janvier 2020 à 00:06

  Malignament  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  demo  which  will  be  released  in  2020  by  Purity  Through  Fire.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  done  in  a  very  angry  black  metal  style  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  decent  amount  of  old  school  influences  but  still  captures  a  modern  atmosphere.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also done  in  a  very  melodic  style,  the  closing  track  is  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Malignament  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic,  old  school  and  traditional  sounding,  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw   while the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Malignament  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  black  emtal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Bloodlust".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/QL4sphCUE6M

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/malignamentdemo-1purity-through.html


Yoth Iria/Under His Sway/Repulsive Echo Records/2020 EP Review

mardi 31 décembre 2019 à 23:26

  Yoth  Iria  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  mystical  form  of  occult  black  metal  with  some  elements  of  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  ep  "Under  His  Sway"  which  will  be  released  in  2020  by  Repulsive  Echo  Records.

  Dark  yet  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  keyboards  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  added  into  the  background  briefly.

  Vocals  are  mostly  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  chants  also  being  utilized  at  times  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  Elements  of  doom  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  one  track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling,  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  classic  Greek  black  metal  style.  The  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Yoth  Iria  are  a  very  great  sounding  mystical  occult  black  metal b and  with  some  touches  of  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Sid-Ed-Djinn".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocuCW47DBk

 

 

      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/yoth-iriaunder-his-swayrepulsive-echo.html


Into Pandemonium Interview

lundi 30 décembre 2019 à 10:26
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Saga: Our name is Into Pandemonium and we are a local 6 piece metal band from Dayton Ohio. The genre's that we play vary from Atmospheric metal to Technical Death metal and Melodic metal, we prefer to call Extreme metal for short.

2.You have an ep coming out during the beginning of 2020, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

Ethan:  For the ep Darkest Rise we wanted to try and go for something unique. We took elements and influences from other subgenres, each member is influenced by different things that we were able to blend cohesively. When a lot of the songs were made we intended to imbue what we were feeling into the progression of the songs.

3.Your lyrics cover transcendental themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

Saga: I read a lot of Sci-Fi books and think more than a person should about their own existence and the construct of what makes everything real. So lyrically I'm drawn toward topics that view the universe from multiple perspectives, sometimes these views are from creatures that I've made up for the sake of storytelling or from the views of beings I've read about in books that exist on a different plane or dimension. I enjoy the thoughts of what it would be like to exist as some conglomerate of fathomless beings to see the events of our universe in a way that I cannot as human.

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

Saga: The idea behind Into Pandemoniums' name is the way we write our music and how it sounds. The music is unpredictable, we don't really fit a specific genre besides the title of metal one song can be black metal then the other one can almost pass a folk metal song. It also is a pretty good way to describe our personal lives, none of us come from a great place we're all a mess and anytime it's time for us to gather as a band, it usually is incredibly chaotic. We have this saying in our band "When something goes horribly wrong, welcome to into pandemonium"

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?

Saga: So the artwork was done by Heather Van Hoose, she actually came up with the design of the creature on the cover which we called The Colossus, which exist in the majority of the songs as Darkest Rise is mostly a concept album. The Colossus, in our lyrics, is apart of a race of other celestial beings like itself which are all chaotic in nature and composed of stars which is why he is floating in space. The circles around him represent Time, Space and Fire. Elements that "Colossus" is born from.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Saga: Summer Slaughter Tour 2019 Cleveland Ohio was definitely one of our best shows to date in my personal opinion we also had a show at the beginning of 2019 in Lima Ohio at Harry's Hideaway when we were without a bassist for that show. It was still pretty fun even with a member missing. It's hard to compete with the Slaughter Tour shows they are on a whole different level than what we're used to.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?

Saga: At the moment we do not, we would love to though. We do plan on playing some shows out of town though.

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

Saga: Currently, we are looking to build ourselves up more before go label hunting. We also have not received any interest at this time.

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

Saga: We've received some pretty good responses from fans of both genres that have heard our music. We've also had some negative responses usually people who just don't like the music genre overall or some who just don't like us musically.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Saga: I think that we're heading into a different sound from what is going to be on this ep. I think we'll probably go more melodic than we will be heavy sound wise that isn't to say that we'll be dropping the heaviness. We expect our next production will be better constructed and recorded than what we've done with this record. Hopefully, our sound will have matured will be much more definable for us.

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?

Saga: A lot of different influences go into our writing, there's some Marty Friedman, Watain, Leviathan, Emperor, Mayhem, Jeff Loomis, Shadow of Intent. There is a large variety of influences in the band and writing that goes into our music. As for what everyone is listening to I can't speak for them but I personally have been listening to some of the new releases that came out this year like Cattle Decapitation's Death Atlas, a little Mayhem, Hate. I've been pretty stuck on Dir En Grey's album The Insulated World.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Saga: Tough question as we all don't speak much outside of the band, I do know that some of us are big on literature, some of us do tattoos and art, some of us are gamers and history buffs. I personally enjoy fashion and video editing.

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

Saga: Thank you to occult Black Metal tomorrow for speaking with us! 

https://www.facebook.com/IntoPandemoniumOfficial/ 
https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/intopandemonium/darkest-rise 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/into-pandemonium-interview.html


Drivdal/Leve/Death To Music Productions/2019 EP Review

lundi 30 décembre 2019 à 10:15

  Drivdal  is  a  solo  project  from  Norway  that  plays  an  anarcho  form  of  black  metal  with  some  elements  of  punk  and  70's  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  ep  "Leve"  which  was  released  by  Death  to  Music  Productions.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  e  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  emtal  screams  along  with  some  deep  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well a s  the  music  also  capturing  the  aggression  of  hardcore  punk.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  70's  rock  style  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  keyboards  onto  the  recording,  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  brief  use  of clean  playing  can  also  be  heard.

  Drivdal  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  Norwegian  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  some  elements  of  punk  and  70's  rock  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  anarchy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Drivdal  are  a  very  great  sounding  anarcho  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Verden  Hikster"  "Morkertid"  and  "Nederlagets  Svik".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KF9qrP4YYE&feature=youtu.be



    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/drivdallevedeath-to-music.html


Nyogthaeblisz/Abrahamic Godhead Besieged By Adversarial Usurpation/Hells Headbangers/2019 CD Review

vendredi 27 décembre 2019 à 21:03


  Nyogthaeblisz  are  a  band  from  Texas  that  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  harsh  noise  and  power  electronics  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Abrahamic  Godhead  Besieged  By  Adversarial  Usurpation"  which  was  released  by  Hells  Headbangers.

  Harsh  noises  and  power  electronics  start  off  the  album  and  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.  Spoken  word  samples  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  war  metal  elements,  blast  beats  and  tremolo picking  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  death  metal  growls.  Some  of  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  mix  in  the  raw  aggression  of  grindcore  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  ritualistic  moments  as  well  as  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  mostly  sticks  to  more  of  a  fast  and  brutal  musical  direction  and  as  the  album  progresses  some  mid  tempo  sections  can  also  be  heard.

  Nyogthaeblisz  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  it  with  elements  of  grindcore,  power  electronics  and  harsh  noise  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Chaos  Magick,  Satanism,  Qabalah,  and  Anti  Abrahamic  Religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nyogthaeblisz  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  grindcore,  power  electronics  and  harsh  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Abrahamic  Godhead"  "Qabalistic  Matrix  Parasitism"  and  "Khao-Psionic  Merkabah".  8  out  of  10.

http://nyogthaeblisz.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/nyogthaebliszabrahamic-godhead-besieged.html