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AntroNero Interview

samedi 2 novembre 2019 à 21:39
AntroNero were born in the summer of 2015, from the minds of Massimiliano Aragona and Francesco Liberti, both former members of Animvs Infirmvs. Starting from the latter’s Black Metal origins, they decide to work together once again after years of separation, while remaining for various issues an under study project. And because of that, it’s only in the spring of 2017 that their namesake first EP comes out, with four original tracks and also a tribute song to Animvs Infirmvs themselves. The EP proposes a Black Metal tainted by various personal influence. Right after, although with some difficulties, the two of them start working on what will be their first LP. While they waited, they release the singles “Ego” and “Aldilà Dei Remoti Confini” (which anticipate a separation from the EP) and a cover of “La ballata degli impiccati”, a tribute to the genovese singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André. In the spring of 2019 the long-awaited LP “Bagliori nel buio” finally comes out. Twelve unreleased tracks, in which they unleashed all of their stylistic influence, making it, in fact, a hard-to-define album.
On october 31st of the same year they published a new tribute, this time to Nerorgasmo
A three tracks Medley In which their distinctive mark meets the nihilism proper of the Turin-based  band.

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
AntroNero is the result of two conflicting yet complementary minds
On the one hand the will to draw inspiration from classical metal archetypes, on the other the need to seek our own distinctive mark, calling upon each other’s musical influences
Based on that, we find in our Italian mother tongue the means to give the highest expression to our characters, identities, not to mention our styles

2.So far you have released one ep and one full length, musically how do they both differ from each other?
  The EP stemmed from the decision to take the studio project path, in contrast with the previous intents to form a band
The LP further stressed such concept by bringing about the features, ideas and criteria that were only suggested in the EP

3.The band formed out of the ashes of 'Animvs  Informvs', what was the cause of breaking up that band to form a new one?
3animvs infirmvs introduced us in the world of black metal several were the circumstances, ideas, and  issues which led us to the breaking point it tore us apart in the same way it  brought us together
but chance has made us meet again several years later so we decided to create a new project, although remaining attached to what has been the adolescent chapter of our mutual connection

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?
4The project deals with different topics, among which : introspection, stance-taking, existential discomfort, melancholy, misanthropy , fear, disorientation, alienation, and so forth

5.I know that the bands name means 'black cave/hole' in Italian, how does that name fit in with the musical style that you play?
 Among the many, this one seemed to us the most appropriate

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

It perfectly coincides with the lyrics of the track “ Bagliori Nel Buio”

7.Currently there are only 2 members in te band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?
 Despite the struggle to find new members, we do not exclude the possibility to become a fully-fledged band


8.So far you have worked with 'L.F Records' and 'Vacula Productions' on getting your material released, do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
LF records started just for fun, in fact either the EP and the LP were recorded at Francesco Liberti’s house

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Despite soft, our approach with the public has been after all positive

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Currently Francesco Is committed only to AntroNero
With regards to Massimilano, he is engaged in a one man band project called Aramas, which means Aragona Massimiliano and refers back to the concepts emphasized  by AntroNero

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Actually we don’t know, but as long as the circumstances will allow us to do so, we’re going to try to express through the music what we are

12.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?
The multiple musical influences which allow us to vary every track, although sticking to our distinctive mark, are due to the fact that we don’t draw on any precise genre or band
As one may notice when listening to the album, our style ranges from the Black Metal motif, to the more melodic Heavy Metal, and from the darkest and sinister riff to the glowing, melodic sounds

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
we will continue to work in the shade 


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/antronero-interview.html


Irillion/Fatanyu/Februus Metal Productions/2019 EP Review

samedi 2 novembre 2019 à 08:52

  Irillion  are  a  duo  with  members  from  Venezuela  and  Mexico  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  their  music  style  moving  from  an  instrumental  and  atmospheric  black  metal  style  and  going  and  going  into  more  of  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  ep  "Fatanyu".

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Death  metal  growls  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  as  well  as  some  grim  black  metal  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of   early 90's  influences.

  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.  A  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  On  this  recording  Irrillion  introduces  vocals  into  their  music  and  goes  into  more  of  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  old  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Irillion  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out t his  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Meneltarma".  8 out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/irrillionfatanyafebruus-metal.html


Sorgelig/We, The Oblivious/Humanity's Plague Productions/2019 CD Review

samedi 2 novembre 2019 à 07:38

  Greece's  Sorgelig  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  raw,  old  school  and  misanthropic  black  metal  direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "We,  The  Oblivious"  which  was  released  by  Humanity's  Plague  Productions.

  a  very fast,  raw  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats. Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal   screams  which  also  get  very  angry  and depressive  sounding  at  times.  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90''s  style.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also h ear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts. When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a   very  raw  and  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  both  of  the  closing  songs  also  introducing  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars.

  On  this  recording  Sorgelig  remains  true  to  the  raw,  old  school   and  misanthropic  black  metal  style  that  was  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  misanthropy  themes.   

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sorgelig  and  if  you  re  a  fan  of  raw,  old  school  and  misanthropic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out t his  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Rain  That  Haunts  My  Tomb"  "I  Am  Not"  and  "We  Are  Just  Wanderers  in  Oblivion".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/sorgeligwe-oblivioushumanitys-plague.html


Lunacy/My Favourite Dreams/Valse Sinistre/2019 Full Length Review

vendredi 1 novembre 2019 à 19:58

  Lunacy  are  a  duo  from  Belarus  that  plays  a  mixture  of  blackgaze,  depressive  rock,  post  metal,  post  punk  and  dreampop  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "My  Favourite  Dreams"  which  will  be  released  on  November  25th  by  Valse  Sinistre.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  some  post  rock  and  shoegaze  elements.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  clean  vocals  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.

  Grim  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Dreampop  and  post  punk  influences  are  also  a  very  huge   part  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  riffing  also  adding  in  the  heaviness  of  post  metal.

  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  music  also  showing  an  influence  of  the  mid  90's  era  Katatonia  back  when  they  moved  away  from  their  heavier  style  as  well  as  the  songs  sticking  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  style  and  keyboards  are  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes. 

  In  my opinion  Lunacy  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  blackgaze,  depressive  rock,  post  metal,  post  punk  and  dreampop  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Road"  "Prophecy"  and  "Reflection".  8  out of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/lunacymy-favourite-dreamsvalse.html


Mystagogue/And The Darkness Was Cast Out Into the Wilderness/Vendetta/2019 CD Review

vendredi 1 novembre 2019 à 09:00

  Mystagogue  are  a  duo  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  very  intense,  dark  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "And  The  Darkness  Was  Cast  Out  Into  The  Wilderness"  which  was  released  by  Vendetta.

  Melodic  guitar  leads  and  clean  playing  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and r aw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  getting  very  atmospheric  sounding  at  times.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  utilizing  some  melody  at  times.

  When  synths  are  utilized  briefly  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  along  with  the  songs  bringing  in  more  of  a  modern  style  but  also  mixing  in  some  old  school  elements  and  at  times  the  screams  also  add  in  more  of  a  depressive  approach  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  growls  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  extreme  emotions,  history,  occultism,  religion,  wletschmerz  and  darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mystagogue  are  a  very  great  sounding  intense,  dark  and  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Gift  Of  Grief  Upon  The  Black  Earth"  "Here  in  The  White  Silence  of  The  Dawn"  and  "The  Splendour   Of  Our  Demise".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/mystagogueand-darkness-was-cast-out.html