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Nefarious Spirit/Void Prayer/Goatowarex/2019 Split Album Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2019 à 07:51

  This  is  a  review of  a  split  album  between  Greece's  Nefarious  Spirit  and  Bosnia  and  Herzegovina's  Void  Prayer  which  will  be  released  in  December  2019  by  Goatowarex  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Nefarious  Spirit  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  atmospheric  soundscapes  which  also  capture  the  atmosphere  of  a horror  movie  with  the  synths  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  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.

  Vocals  are  done  in  more  of  an  angry  yet  old  school  black  metal  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  the  leads  being  done  in  a  very  raw  yet  melodic  style  and  the  closing  track  was  recorded  live.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  blasphemy,  darkness  and  destruction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nefarious  Spirit  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Destructive  Impulses".

  Next  up  is  Void  Prayer  another  band  that  plats  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  their  side  of  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  most  of t heir  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  utilizing  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of a  r aw  feeling as  well  as  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  also  bring  in a   cover  of  Black  Cilice's  "To  Become".  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  mental  turmoil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Void  Prayer  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Prayers  Null  And  Void".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  underground  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.

HERE

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Nefarious_Spirit/3540420151
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Void_Prayer/3540380581

      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/nefarious-spiritvoid.html


L'Homme Absurde/Belong/2020 Full Length Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2019 à 06:23

  Russia's  L'Homme  Absurde  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  post  black  metal  style  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "Belong"  which  will  be  self  released  in  2020.

  Clean  playing  and  programmed  beats  start  off  the  album  and  also  introduces  elements  of  post  rock  onto  the  recording  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them. 

  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling. Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  metalcore  elements  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  Melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  clean  playing  also  making  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  songs  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  emotional  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  L'Homme  Absurde  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rot"  "Departure"  and "Sanctuary".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/lhommeabsurde
https://www.instagram.com/lhommeabsurdeband
https://lhommeabsurdebm.bandcamp.com

https://vk.com/lhommeabsurde (Russian only)

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/lhomme-absurdebelong2020-full-length.html


Krumkac/Kryvijskaja Dyvizija/Barbatos Productions/2019 CD Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2019 à 04:54

  Krumkac  are  a  band  from  Belarus  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Kryvijskaja"  which  was  released  by  Barbatos  Productions.

  Rain  and  thunder  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  epic  sounding  keyboards  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  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.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  Clean  female  vocals a re  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  album  along  with  some  aggressive  pagan  black  metal  screams  and  shouts  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  One  track  also  introduces  duda's  onto  the  recording  which  also  adds  in  some  elements  of  folk  music  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  album  also  closes  with  an  instrumental  track.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Belarusian  and  cover  Paganism,  Nationalism,  Patriotism,  Love,  the  preservation  of  the  pristine  purity  and  beauty  of  nature.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Krumkac  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  pagan  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nas  Sliach"  and  "Krylami  Bielymi".  8  out  of  10.

Bandcamp:  krumkacband.bandcamp.com/album/lpkryvijskaja-dyvizija..
Instagram: www.instagram.com/krumkac_band/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/krumkacbm/   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/krumkackryvijskaja-dyvizijabarbatos.html


Kalt || Weiss/Serotonin/Kvltstick4000 Records/2019 EP Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2019 à 02:40


  Kalt  ||  Weiss  are  a  solo  project  from  Austria  that  plays  a  very  avant  garde  form  of  black  metal  with  dissonant  and  blackgaze  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  ep  "Sertonin"  which  was  released  by  Kvltstick4000  Records.

  Clean  vocals  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  with  mixes  nu  and  post  metal  together.  All  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  grim  black  metal  screams  also  being  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard   which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling. while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  dissonant  structures.  The  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  At  times  the  music  gets  very  avant  garde  sounding  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  blackgaze  elements.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  cover  sex,  drugs,  existentialism  and  celebrity  culture  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kalt  ||  Weiss  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ubermensch"  and  "Fleisch  und  Verstand".  8  out  of  10.

https://soundcloud.com/lon-4/whole_album/s-uUUGS
https://kaltweiss.com
https://www.instagram.com/kaltweisskult/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Njp7eXpkqAHFOfoQd1XQQ
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kalt-weiss/1477910253
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAT_aeZBmZvbzfq6vTaJO_w/
https://www.facebook.com/kaltweisskult/
https://kaltweiss.bandcamp.com/      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/kalt-weissserotoninkvltstick4000.html


Hellehond Interview

samedi 23 novembre 2019 à 22:36
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Bob- Hellehond formed in 2017 with the idea to play dark metal in the style of old Samael during their demo times. Burzum was an influence too.

2.You have an album coming out in December, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
Bob- Stylewise we are influenced by very early Samael, old Burzum and Hellhammer. As for the albumrecording, all was played live in the studio without any overdubs or editing. Just 1 guitar, bass and drums and that was it. The vocals were done later in a different studio. Devo from Marduk did the mix very fast and it was good already the first time so we left it just that way. It sounds exactly like we wanted it to sound.

3. A lot of the band members also have experience playing in death metal band, what was the decision behind going into a more black metal influenced direction with this band?
Bob- as for me, I always was a Black Metal fan when I was a teenager in the early 80's when bands such as Venom, Hellhammer and Bathory started out. Those are my fave bands ever as well so it is good to play that kind of obscure metal ourselves which we also did in the early Asphyx days. The other members in Hellehond were part of Dutch Black Metal Wederganger and the guitarist was in Infidel Reich.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?
Bob- the lyrics are in Dutch and deal with typical Dutch saga's,Folklore and myths which our surroundings are full of with.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hellehond'?
Bob- Hellehond was a Dog from Hell coming from this area centuries ago who came to eat a farmer's livestock and when that was not enough the farmers were cursed til eternity.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
Bob- that is the Hellehond roaming the area leaving only death behind made by artist Rebecca Waek from Germany.
It is a real oilpainting especially made for us. She is a great artist and probably the best in the genre.

7.Some of the band members have a history that goes back as far as the early 90's, what is it that motivates you to continue playing extreme metal after 3 decades?
Bob- even mid 80's like myself when I found Asphyx in 1987...
I don't know but it is what I do and like doing most. It just pops into my mind to do something extreme and not following any trend or just go right against it.
It is who I am.

8.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?
Bob-not yet but we are open to the idea.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Bob- the album is not out yet but the people who have heard mostly it loved it and some thought it was too simple which was the idea anyway.
The people who liked it loved the songs and the fact the production is extremely raw and unpolished.

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?
Bob- Stijn is also in Usurper(thrash from Holland) and Rectal Smegma(grind). The others only do Hellehond and as for myself I am also doing Infidel Reich, Beast Of Revelation and Siege of Power.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Bob- we will not change so it will be raw music with the 80's vibe to the end.

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?
Bob- Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer/Frost, Necrophagia, Sodom, Necrovore, Incubus(Fl), Carnivore and Messiah.
These are the bands I still listen to nowadays and amongst them are also old Metallica, old Slayer, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Type O Negative, Exciter, Black Sabbath, Trouble, Judas Priest, Infernäl Mäjesty, Mayhem and Winter.

13.Does Satanism or occultism play any role in the music?
Bob- occultism yes but Satanism not anymore since the early Asphyx days.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Bob- thanx for this interview


http://www.facebook.com/Hellehond-1993876777544200

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