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RDS 220/Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late Chapters I & II/Svart Blod/Double Cassette Review

jeudi 6 septembre 2018 à 04:55

  RDS  220  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  double  2018  cassette  compilation  "Hell  Is  Truth  Seen  Too  Late Chapters  I  &  II"  which  was  released  by  Svart  Blod.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  compilation  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  war  sounds  a  few  seconds  later  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  a  great  amount  of  crust  punk  and  d  beat  elements  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  style  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  RDS  220  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  crust  punk  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  RDS  220  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ashoka's  Hell"  and  "Triumphant  On  The Ruins  Of  The  World".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/rds-220hell-is-truth-seen-too-late.html


Carpe Noctem/Vitrun/Code666/2018 CD Review

jeudi 6 septembre 2018 à 03:59

  Carpe  Noctem  are  a  band  from  Iceland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  dissonant  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  their  2018  album  "Vitrun"  which  will  be  released in  October  by  Code666.

Dissonant  sounding  guitar  leads  and  guitar  riffs  start  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  go  for  more  of  a  deeper  style  of  black  metal along  with  the  faster  sections  of t he  songs  also  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more of  a  raw  feeling.

  At  times  the  music  gets  very  progressive  and  technical  while  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  at  times  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length, experimental  and  avant  garde  sounds  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Elements  of  death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  they also  bring  in  an  instrumental  track.

  On  this  recording  Carpe  Noctem  move  way  from  the  viking.black metal  style  of t heir  earlier  material  and  goes  into  more  of  a  modern  and  dissonant  style  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Icelandic  and  cover  Norse  Myths,  Occult  Scriptures  and  Black  Magick  Rituals.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Carpe  Noctem  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dissonant  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Songurrin  Sem  Omar  A  Milli  Stjarnanna"  and  "Her  Hvillr  Bolvun".  8  out  of  10. 
    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/carpe-noctemvitruncode6662018-cd-review.html


Domnitor/Duhul Belicos/Redefining Darkness Records/2018 EP Review

mercredi 5 septembre 2018 à 04:22

  Domnitor  are  a  band  from  Romania  that  plays  a mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Duhul  Belicos"  which  will  be  released  on  September  21st  by  Redefining  Darkness  Records.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Elements  of  death  and  thrash  metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  small  amount  of  melody  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  80's  and  90's  influences  but  sounding  very  modern  at  the  same  time  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy,  raw  and  brutal  sounding.

  Domnitor  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black,  death,  and  thrash  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  battles  of  Romania.

  In  my  opinion  Domnitor  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Drumul  Blestemat"  and  "Strunga".  8  out  of  10. 

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/domnitorduhul-belicosredefining.html


Golgata/De domdas gryning/2018 EP Review

mercredi 5 septembre 2018 à 01:39

  Golgata  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  "De  domdas  gryning".

  Ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  clean  vocals  also  being  used  at  times  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  they  close  the  ep  with  an  acoustic  guitar  outro.

  Golgata  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  while  also  adding  in  more  clean  vocals  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  darkness  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from Golgata  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should c heck  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "De  domdas  gryning".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/golgatade-domdas-gryning2018-ep-review.html


Lux Nigrum Interview

mardi 4 septembre 2018 à 06:33
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the musical project these days?

Salve!

Thanks for your interest on LN.

Currently Lux Nigrum is working on drums for the next material, on the last few months I've been composing guitars and writing lyrics to finally release the new Demo/MiniEP, it's been a few years since the release of Chaos Ritual. Basically, fighting against time and life to make musick.


2.Currently you are working on newer music, how does the current material differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Well, I think I have improved myself as a "musician" because I've been practicing more, listening more and different music (some classic stuff too) like Thanatoloop, Herxsebet, Communion, Goatoimpurity, Vril, Einstürzende Neubauten and Blixa Bargeld solo work. Focusing on what you can hear is one of the most important aspects on composition.

The main difference may be time, influences, being self-critic with your work  and how that affects you on a positive or negative way, during the end of 2016 I had 7 songs ready to be recorded and I just wasn't convinced with them, music is a magical manifestation of yourself...

3.Your lyrics cover Anti Cosmic Satanism and Chaos Magick, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts and how long you have been following this path?

I think those interests come along as you grow up and see life as it is, you begin to question everything, all the things that you used to know, until one day you realise you are stranded in absolute nothingness so it is your responsibility to build your own reality according to what you believe and what you consider "pure". I'm not gonna talk in deep about you can see and hear on Lux Nigrum, but as I said, you begin to question everything, and with practice and effort you get "answers" and you can "hear" what you couldn't hear before. I was looking for answers, I studied and worked for what I needed until I could find the truth, which is worth living and dying for.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Lux Nigrum'?

The blessing of the eleven ones...
assuming that cosmos is a limited and oppressive system that shall be destroyed, accepting Chaos as the holy manifestation  of nothing and all, free of all dualism and free of the consequential cycle of existence. Lux Nigrum is illumination through the "Black Light".

5.Since 2016 there has not been any new material released, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?

It's been some kind of "active hiatus", since the last release of LN I've been answering interviews, sending and trading CDs of the re-edition of Primordial Chaos by Ignis Gehenallis and working on other "musical" projects.

6.With the exception of a drummer, you record everything by yourself, do you feel that it is very hard to find other musicians that share the same vision you have?

Yeah it's really complicated to find someone who has a serious compromise with music and with all that Lux Nigrum represents, it's a waste of time trying to work with alcoholic or drug addicted assholes who are in music just by chance and not for devotion. I'd rather wait a thousand years to finish an LP and do it by myself with the help of a few indicate  persons, than to work "fast" with sub-human scum.


7.'Defiled Light', took your 2015 demo and released under a different name with 2 bonus tracks, do you feel this label did a lot of help when it came to getting your music out there heard?

It helped a lot to spread Lux Nigrum over the USA, the cassette edition was limited to only 20 copies but I found out that a lot of people got a copy and the edition was sold out in a week or two, I'm very satisfied with the work that the Defiled Light did for Lux Nigrum, it's a shame that the label died... but I think it keeps working as "Perverse Homage" with other artists. Sanguine Relic is their most important project in my opinion.


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

Considering the quality of the demos and also considering that those are just demonstrations of what Lux Nigrum sound is, the reaction has been really good, I received emails from people on France, USA, Peru, Chile (obviously) and Argentina, so people are interested in Lux Nigrum, some people love the chaotic and savage sound and other people hate it but really appreciate our spiritual and philosophical fundaments, until now I'm satisfied with the response... the idea is just to keep working and never stop.

9.Are you currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

My other current project is De-Sartre, it started on early 2016 and it's pure Harsh Noise, sonic destruction and deconstruction of the idea of music and what it has become through all these years, a reflection on our post-modern society and the nocive capitalistic and neoliberal aspects that poison our every day lives, along with that, De-Sartre is a contemplation exercise, specially playing live.

Agresor Prods. from Mexico will release a cassette edition of "De la Explotación a la Autoexplotacion" on Cassette Tape limited to 30 copies.

Also I played with Ponzoña (Black Metal) and right now working on the first and last demo of a HNW duo.

10.When can we expect some new music to be released?

I'm planning to release this new opus before the end of the year, entitled "Burning the Eternal Return": Behold the vanishing of the tyrannical serpent, Ouroboros consumes itself destroying the eternal circle of life and death, no more cosmical darkness, no more dualism. Blessed be the Acausal Light of Azerate.

As I said before right now "we" are working on the drums, (Vimana, the same person who recorded the first demo with me) and bass, guitars and voice are waiting to be recorded, also Michel Leroy of Thanatoloop will collaborate on Lead Guitar.


11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that you are listening to nowadays?

I've been listening a lot of Einstürzende Neubauten, some Thanatoloop releases  (specially "..."), Atomicide, Goatoimpurity, Metaphysis, Assault, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, "Henry's Dream" is a masterpiece, also the duo collaboration between Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, their last album "Nerissimo" is one of the most reflexive and "dark" works I've ever heard.


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

Thank you for your interest and support.

If anyone is interested:

https://luxnigrum.bandcamp.com
https://de-sartre.bandcamp.com

Contact: matias.morales.oyarzo@gmail.com or via Bandcamp.

Salve Azerate. 
Salve Caos.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/lux-nigrum-interview.html