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Nox Desperatio Interview

jeudi 6 septembre 2018 à 06:05
1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

= It begins in the middle of the year 2009 with two integrants, D.V and myself Vel. This band is born from the restlessness process of expressing certain ideas and visions in parallel to our other solo projects. D.V comes from M.C.C and me from Velork.

2. So far you have released one full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on this recording?

= For this production which is the second, we tried to use different lines inside the Raw Black Metal genre also some Depressive and Doom elements.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

= Our lyrics are based on death and its transcendence, the dark and shadowy parts of the mind, the capacity we all have to create and to destroy. Far from empty dogmas and idolatries always parting from the will and power of each one of us with an esoteric focus we proclaim the curse and the decease of humanity itself.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nox Desperatio'?

= It is literally translated as "Nocturnal Despair" the opposite side of calm, the night represented with its mysteries far from light, its name is developed in the field where the tormented consciousness dwells.

5. The album cover had a lot of occult and alchemy symbols', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the esoteric arts?

= We've always felt very intrigued by those since our early ages and it has remain the same. The need to obtain more knowledge, to experiment and do more as well. This design is under the strokes of BMS Illustration after we suggested some ideas, he came up with this and we are very pleased.

6. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

= If the situation changes we could be open to include other members to the band but right now we are satisfied with how we've been working together and this is the result.

7. The CD version was released through Centurion Productions', while the cassette version was released through 'Unpleasant Records', do you feel both of these labels have been very supportive when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

=  Of course, we never thought we would have such reception with the people out there. We feel always grateful with Centurion and Unpleasant for giving us the opportunity, it is a great labour what they do in order to broadcast the newproposals of the genre not to mention the exposure the band receives worldwide so... it is of great value to us who develop in this art condemned to exile.

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

= I think it has had a great reception like I mentioned before, the mix has been of interest to the public and we are glad to know that.

9. When can we expect new music and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

= We are currently working in a full length production which is named 'Incineratio Arcana Nocte' this will have 8 songs charged with lots of strength, hate and chaos. We will be announcing more novelties about it soon and we will continue working in the future that's how we visualize ourselves, spreading this art without layers, more studies searching always for evolution inside our lines in order to raise even more the projection we could have and with this, offer something true with a heavy content

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?

= When it comes to Nox Desperatio it could be said it has influences of genres that go from Raw Black, Depressive, Suicidal to Classic Doom to mention just a few. About other bands well it's a bit difficult to say because it takes a bit of time to pay atenttion with detail, we have stayed in the corrosive and destructive sound of the last decades, it varies a lot in the influence tha we integrate in Nox Desperatio.


11.What are some of your non musical interests?
= Martial arts, knives, guns, history, science and esoterism.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
= Last but not least we are very grateful with Occult Black Metal Zine for the opportunity and support, we are hoping to cross paths in another occasion and always reminding to keep in mind; we have to seize the day since our time in this place is brief, so take advantage of every chance to fulfill your objectives but with a strong atittude.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/nox-deseration-interview.html


RDS 220/Hell Is Truth Seen Too Late - Chapters III & IIII/Svart Blod/2018 Double Cassette Compilation Review

jeudi 6 septembre 2018 à 05:41

  This  is  a  review  of  another  double  cassette  compilation  by  RDS  220  which  continues  the  raw  mixture  of  black  metal  and  crust  and  the  recording  is  called  "Hell  Is  Truth  Seen  Too Late -  Chapters  III  &   IIII"  and  was  released  by  Svart  Blod.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  compilation  along  with  some  drones,  tribal  beats  and  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  very  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  throw  in  crust  style  shouts  and  screams  as  well  as  utilizing  some  black  metal  screams.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  growls  and  when  guitar  leads  are utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dissonant  style,  a  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  on  the  second  cassette  clean  playing  and  avant  garde  sounds  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  this  recording  RDS  220  add  in  some  newer  elements  to  their  mixture  of  black  metal  and  crust  as  well  as  not  repeating  themselves  on  this  release,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  RDS  220  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal  and  crust,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lost  God"  and  "Onction".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/rds-220hell-is-truth-seen-too-late_5.html


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