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Expulser/The Unholy One/Greyhaze Records/2018 CD Re-Issue Review

mercredi 31 janvier 2018 à 05:38

  Expulser  where  a  band  from  Brazil t hat  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  early  mixture  of  black,  war  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1993  album  "The  unholy  One"  which  will  be  re-issued  in  April  by  Greyhaze  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  which  also  mix  in  a  very  blackened  death  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also h ear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  thrash  along  with  a small  amount  of  melody  and  when  guitar  leads  are utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  yet  chaotic  fashion  as well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  as  the  album  progresses  demonic  voices  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording,  when  keyboards  are  utilized  they  bring  in  the  atmosphere  of  a  horror  film.

  On  this  recording  Expulser  remained  true  to  their  early  mixture  of  black,  war  and  death  metal  while  also  mixing  in  more  thrash  elements  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darkness,  Evil,  Satanism,  Alcohol  and  Anti  Christian  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  was  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Expulser  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  war,  death  and  thrash  metal, you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Praise  To  The  Almighty  God"  "The  Unholy  One"  "The  Evil  Orgasm"  and  "No  Ressurrection".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/01/expulserthe-unholy-onegreyhaze.html


Scumpulse Interview

mardi 30 janvier 2018 à 05:35
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



We are a 4 piece Scottish black metal band that comes with a healthy dose of crusty punk… If Phil Vane had pumped Abbath, that kinda thing



2.How would you describe the musical sound on the recording that you have released so far?



Same as above really - a healthy mix of black metal and crust punk.



3.The band formed out of the ashes of 'Fifteen Dead' and 'Tower Of Flies', what was the decision behind breaking up those bands and forming a new one?



Andrew is still active with Tower of Flies, expect some new material sometime in the future. As for Fifteen Dead, we had just finished a tour of the US that, although was good fun, presented us with some issues. Ross made the decision to leave not long after we came home and asked if I wanted to come with him. This was the beginning of where we are at now.



4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music/



Terrible bosses, bad jobs, shit towns and liking the pub a bit too much. It’s less snow clad Orc battles and more trackie clad pub chibbing.



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



Magnus’ Gran used to make a hallucinogenic jam by collecting the scum from the top of a boiling pan of liberty cap mushrooms and cooking it up with brambles and sugar. It’s a traditional Highland recipe. When you take it you can feel the pulse of the universe. It also helped me get off the gear.



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



We have really enjoyed all the places we have visited to play, you always get to meet some really cool people and see some interesting cities you normally wouldn’t get to. Our stage show is loud, energetic and raw.





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



Yeah, we are heading out on a UK and European tour to promote the record. We will most likely be doing this over the summer of 2018. Keep your eye on our social media for more info in the very near future.



8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal, punk and crust/



We always worried that the punks would find us too metal and the metal heads would find us too punk but overall people seem very warm to it. Someone once described us as “music for that small Venn diagram of people that like Black Metal but hate Hitler” which we quite like.



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



We will keep pushing ourselves to be continually putting out a better release than the last. I imagine it won’t stray too much from the metal/punk format but we will definitely be keeping things interesting



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?



Immortal, Darkthrone, Emperor, Thorns, Celtic Frost, Motörhead, Skitsytem, Martyrdöd, Tragedy, ENT, Wolfbrigade

11.What are some of your non musical interests?



The pub, internet pornography, Class A – C’s, Youtube videos of people playing old computer games & meat



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



Be excellent to each other

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/01/scumpulse-interview.html


Daemon Of Oa/Death Initates Life/2018 Full Length Review

mardi 30 janvier 2018 à 05:23

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Daemon  Of  Oa  which  is  also  in  the  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  and  the  album  was  self  released  in  2018  and  called  "Death  Initates  Life".

  Tremolo  picking  riffs  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music  is  mostly  rooted  in  the  90's  European  black  metal  tradition  along with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion, clean  vocals  can  also be  heard  briefly  and  a  later  track  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Daemon  Of  Oa  creates  another  recording  that  is  in  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  traditional  style  of  black  metal  while  also showing  a  great  amount  of  progress  as  a  musician,  the  production sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism,  Darkness  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great sounding  recording  from  Daemon  Of  Oa  and  if  you  are  s  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Borderline  Of  Hellfire's  Dominion"  "Raise  The  Dead"  and  "My  Vengeance".  8/2  out  of  10.

https://daemonofoa.bandcamp.com/album/death-initates-life      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/01/daemon-of-oadeath-initates-life2018.html


Daemon Of Oa/An Evil Inhail/2017 EP Review

mardi 30 janvier 2018 à 04:25

  Daemon  Of  Oa  are  a  solo  project  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2017  ep  "An  Evil  Inhail".

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  when  they  are  utilized  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  as  well  as  some  growls  also  being  used  briefly.

  Daemon  Of  Oa  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic  and  traditional  sounding, the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Darkness,  and  Evil  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Daemon  Of  Oa  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  satanic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Invocation  Of  The  Cosmic  Stream"  and  "Pervert Eyes".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/01/daemon-of-oaan-evil-inhail2017-ep-review.html


Reshitivist/Commencement By Failure/Sliptrick Records/2018 CD Review

lundi 29 janvier 2018 à 05:39

  Reshitivist  is  a  solo  project  that  is  based  in  both  Siberia  and  Australia  and  plays  a  mixture  of  depressive  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  album  "Commencement  By  Failure"  which  was  released  by  Sliptrick  Records.

  Nature  sounds  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  screams.

  Death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  grindcore  elements  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  bringing  in  more  of  a  depressive  black  metal  style  as  well  as  adding  atmospheric  synths  in  some  parts  of  the  tracks and  one  of  the  songs  sis  very  long and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  symphonic  elements  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  sounding  different  than  each  other  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  the  album  progresses  and  when  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  raw  feeling  as  well  as  the  riffing  also  getting  very  technical  at  times  and  there  is  also  a  brief  instrumental  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Reshivist  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  elements  of  the  symphonic  and  depressive  sides  of  black  metal  and  also  mixes  it  with death  metal  and  grindcore  as  well  as  some  technical  riffing  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  depression,  anarchy  and  transcendence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Reshivist  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  depressive  black,  death  metal  and  gindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Unified  And  Destroyed"  "Disrupt  Order"  "The  Deluge"  and  "Resign".  8/2  out  of  10. 

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/01/reshitivistcommencement-by.html