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Aisuragua/El Arte De Orfeo/Merdumgiriz/2017 CD Review

mardi 10 octobre 2017 à 04:51

  Aisuragua  are  a  solo  project  from  Spain  that  originally  started  out  more  in  a  raw  and  depressive  black  metal  style  but  on  this  recording  goes  into  more  of  a  mixture  of  neo-classical  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2017  album  "El  Arte  De  Orfeo"  which  was  released by  Merdumgiriz.

  Stringed  instruments  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  organs  and  woodwinds  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  militant  feeling  while  all  of  the  music  is  instrumental  along  with  some  symphonic  and  neo-classical  elements  also  being  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout the  recording.

  A  lot  of  the  atmosphere  you  can  expect  from  more  of  an  epic  keyboard  orientated  black  metal  album  can  be  heard  in  the  music  at  times  while  nature  sounds  are  also  used  briefly  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  elements  of  ambient  and  most  of  the  songs  also  sound  very  different  from each  other.

  On  this  recording  Aisuragua  move  away  from  a  depressive  black metal  style  and  go  for  more  of  a  neo  classical  and  black  ambient  mixture  while  also  keeping  everything  instrumental  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  Aisuragua  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  neo-classical  and  black  ambient  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "El  Bosque  Y  La  Ninfa"  "Carabasis"  and  "La  Constelacion  De  La  Lira".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/10/aisuraguael-arte-de-orfeomerdumgiriz201.html


Kabexnuv/Dzyan/Bud Metal Records/2017 Full Length Review

lundi 9 octobre 2017 à 06:44

  Vancuver  B.C's  Kabexnuv  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  and  atmospheric  style  of  occult  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2017  album  "Dzyan"  which  was  released  by  Bud  metal  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  old  school tradition.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  fashion  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  a  couple  of  tracks  and  on  the  closing  song  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  and  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  ritualistic  feeling. 

  Kabexnuv  creates  another  recording  that remains  true  to  the  raw  and  atmospheric  style  of  occult  black  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  based  upon  the  writings  of  H.P  Blavatsky.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Kabexnuv  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  atmospheric  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Seven  Sublime  Lords"  "Dyzu  Becomes  Fohat"  and  "Like  A  Thread  Through  Many  Jewels".  8  out  of  10.

 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/10/kabexnuvdzyanbud-metal-records2017-full.html


Nemere Interview

lundi 9 octobre 2017 à 05:00
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1.We started writing songs back in 2007 but a consistent lineup was only formed in 2009 under the name “Nemere.” The members did not change since then: G.J.-drums, V.T.-guitars, V.Á.-bass, V.ZS.-vocals.

2.Recently you have released an album, 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?
2.Our earlier releases were more raw and aggressive. The new album is a little cleaner regarding both the sounding and riffs, while staying loyal to its raw roots.

3.While there was 2 demos in 2009 and 2010 you waited until 2017 to release your first full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the 7 year gap?
3.We had several shows from 2010 to 2012 then recorded Vérmező in the summer of 2012, but as our guitarist had to move to another country it has not been released at that time. Also, we stopped functioning like a proper band, and because of that the whole project was shelved for later times. And those “later times” are now.

4.Your lyrics cover Anti Christian, Nature and Ancient Hungarian Life, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
4. The rather aggressive anti christianity is more typical for our demos. Our later lyrics features various images of nature, and since we find the ancient Hungarian way of living really inspiring (wandering free nomads), we included those elements as well. We also wanted to take an approach on expressing life and death through our own perspective.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nemere'?
5.It is an ancient Hungarian forename. There is also a mountain range that shares the same name in Transylvania, and they call a powerful wind which blows from there Nemere as well.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6.We don't really have a "best show", all of them were great experience for us. I would call our early performances kind of raw, we used to wear corpse paint and studs/nails, but we left those times behind. However, we do our best to keep certain elements, like the intensive and energetic stage performance while we improve the stage settings.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
7. We are planning several shows, but there is no fixed date yet.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8.We didn't get many responses due to the fresh appearance.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9.We will just play our own music whatever changes it may go through in the future. We do not care about the style, the only important thing for us is that we are able to express ourselves through it.

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. All of us had different influences both in music and in life so we don't really want to say any specific bands. Nowadays everyone is listening to different kinds of music as well, not only metal. We're trying to be open-minded about it.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11.We are burning churches, drinking goat blood, sacrificing virgins... Just kidding, but we think that the question is irrelevant to the band itself. We are all just regular people with regular interests besides music.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12.Thank you for the opportunity! Stay tuned for more info about us soon!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/10/nemere-interview.html


Mystifier/Profanus/Vic Records/2017 CD Re-Issue Review

lundi 9 octobre 2017 à 04:34

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Brazil's  Mystifier  which  showed  them  moving  away  from  a  bestial  black/death  metal  style  to  more  of  a   melodic  blackened  death  metal  direction  with  elements  of  traditional  metal  and  the  album  was  originally  released  in  2001  and  called  "Profanus"  and  will  be  re-issued  on  November  27th  by  Vic  Records.

  Evil  laughter  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Keyboards  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  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  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  fashion  and  some  songs  also  add  in  influences  from  traditional  metal  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  an  a  few  tracks,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  and  they  also  bring  in  3  bonus  live  tracks.

  On  this  recording  Mystifier  still  had  a  very  raw  approach  to  black  and  death  metal  while  also  getting  more  melodic  and  adding  in  elements  of  classic  heavy  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Anti  Religion  themes.

   In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mystifier  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dare  To  Face  The  Beast"  "Superstitious  Predictions  Of  Misfortune"  "Beyond  The  Rivers  Of  Hades"  and  "Sowing  The  Evil  In  Our  Hearts".  8  out  of 10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/10/mystifierprofanusvic-records2017-cd-re.html


Tempers Creature/Schwabisch Frankischer Sagenschatz/Wolfmond Production/2017 CD Review

dimanche 8 octobre 2017 à 02:47

  Germany's  Temper  Creature  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues  the  depressive  style  of  pagan  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Schwabisch  Frankischer  Sagenschatz"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.

  Melodic  yet  ritualistic  pagan  chanting  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  folk  instruments  in  the  background  and  after  the  intro  melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  onto  the  recording  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  growls  and  acoustic  guitars  and  clean  playing  are  also  utilized  briefly.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  depressive  elements  and  all  of  the musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Stringed  instruments  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  folk  music  elements  also  making  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  songs  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  clean  pagan  vocals  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  black  metal  screams  start  getting  more  depressive  and  suicidal,  choir  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can also  hear  a  great  amount  of  diversity  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Heidevolk's  "Ein  Heimatlied".

  On  this  recording  Temper  Creature  remain  true  to  their  mixture  of  pagan  and  depressive  black  metal  from  previous  releases  while  also  demonstrating  a  great  amount  of  variety,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  Paganism,  Depression,  Social  Issues  and  Nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Temper  Creature  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  pagan  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "FiarlesfiaB"  "Kirchseeoner  Perchtanlaff"  "Der  Teufelstisch"  and  "Pulschnitzglitzglitzem".  8/5  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/10/tempers-creatureschwabisch-frankischer.html