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Adverso/Ex Inanis/Purodium Rekords/2018 Demo Review

samedi 8 septembre 2018 à 01:45

  Adverso  are  a  band  from  Portugal  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  demo  "Ex  Inanis"  which  will  be  released  on  cassette  in  October  by  Purodium  Rekords.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  style.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  angry  shouts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  screams  also  having  their  depressive  moments  as  well  as  all  of t he  riffs  being  done  on  power  chords  and  the  music  also  always  remains  very  dark  and  heavy.

  Adverso  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Portuguese  and  cover  dark,  chaotic  and  oppressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Adverso  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Adventus"  and  "Praereritus".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/adversoex-inanispurodium-rekords2018.html


Toadeater/2018 Demo Review

vendredi 7 septembre 2018 à 05:36

  Toadeater  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  mixture  of  post  black  metal,  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  demo.

  Shoegaze  style  guitar  leads  start  off   the  demo  along  with  some  atmospheric  sounds  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  bring  in  angry  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  using  a  great  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  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  clean  post  rock  style  playing  at  times  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  crust  and  hardcore  punk  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Toadeater  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal,  crust,  hardcore  punk  and  post  rock  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Toadeater  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  post  black  metal,  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Lathe".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/toadeater2018-demo-review.html


Revenant Marquis/Pitiless Black Emphasis/2018 Full Length Review

vendredi 7 septembre 2018 à 05:14


   Revenant  Marquis  is  a  solo  project  from  Wales  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2018  album  "Pitiless  Black  Emphasis".

  A  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of 90's  influences  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  as  well  as  the  music  also  getting  ritualistic  at  times.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark,  raw,  melodic  and  old  school  style  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  being  hidden  under  a  lo-fi  atmosphere  as  well  as  the  bass  guitars  also  sounding  very  powerful  and  there  is  also  an  instrumental  track  as  well  as  some  ambient  elements  towards  the  end.

  Revenant  Marguis  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  sounding  as  well  as  being very  different  at  the  same  time,  the  production  sounds  very  rancid  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  evil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Revenant  Marquis  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw.  lo-fi  black  metal  solo  project   and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Vanishing  Into  Gutters  And  Tunnels"  and  "All  That  Is  Commonly  Avowed  As  Evil".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/revenant-marquispitiless-black.html


Witch King Interview

vendredi 7 septembre 2018 à 01:52
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Ethan: We are a Rhode Island extreme metal band formed in 2008 while the members were still in high school. Over the years we've spent our time writing music and performing on the local live circuit; as well as a few demo recordings here and there.

2.In September your first full length will be released, what are some of the things you feel you have done different musically with this album that you where not able to do with your previous demo's, ep and split?

Ethan: The production quality is much higher, and the musicianship has improved over the years.

3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?

Ethan: The lyrics to the first album were mostly written in my younger years, and deal with my personal path in life, a rejection of Judeo-Christianity influenced by Luciferian Gnosticism, with a dash of Lovecraftian cosmic horror thrown in just for fun.

4.You have a lot of blasphemous topics in the songwriting, do the band members also have any interest in any left hand path philosophies?

Ethan: I cultivate an interest in Gnosticism and Luciferian thought, which comes through in a primitive, formative way on this album.  Future releases will explore this more in depth.

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

Ethan: It is taken from The Lord of the Rings, an early life influence on the members of the band.

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

Ethan: It's a visual representation of the title track, depicting a call to confront and absorb the horrific and morbid aspects of life, that are hidden behind the shallow plastic mask of modern day life.
Sean: The album cover was done by Warhead Art. A totally sick artist out of the Ukraine .

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Ethan: We have a pretty bare bones stage show, rejecting costumes, props, or stage banter.  We prefer to let the music speak for itself. Personally my favorite show we've played was opening for DEMONCY on their Providence date, easily the greatest USBM band and a powerful live force.
Sean: The Morbosidad show in Brooklyn this year was insane. Blaspherian and Hellfire Deathcult also played.

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

Ethan: We will hopefully debut our album September 22 at Dusk, the local metal bar (which is quite the high quality venue and has been very good to us over the years). Further plans remain to be seen.

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

Ethan: The album has yet to be released to the public, so we shall see.
Sean: Aside from the US, a lot of our sales for the Conjuration ep went to Sough American and Australia.

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

Ethan:We plan to continue to keep it loud and old school.
Sean: Faster, heavier, and a fucking ton more chaotic.

11.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?

Ethan: The band is heavily influenced by ARCHGOAT, BLASPHEMY, INCANTATION, IMMOLATION, BLACK WITCHERY, SARCOFAGO, and BEHERIT. I personally take vocal inspiration from Craig Pillar of INCANTATION, Dead from MAYHEM, and Fucked-Up Mad Max of WORSHIP.

I've recently enjoyed the music of PERVERTED CEREMONY and MOENEN OF XEZBETH.

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

Ethan: Never blow out the Eastern candle, never cross the dead, and DON'T BREAK THE OATH!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/witch-king-interview.html


Malepeste/Dysylumn/Ce qui fut, ce qui est, ce qui sera/Goathorned Productions/2018 Split CD Review

vendredi 7 septembre 2018 à 01:35

  This  is  a  review  of   a  split  album  between  France's  Malepeste  and  Dysylumn  called  "Ce  qui  fut,  ce  qui  est,  ce  qui  sera"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Goathorned  Productions  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Malepeste  a  band  that  plays  a  very  ritualistic  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  water  sounds  while  whispers  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  some  synths  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  ethnic  instruments  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  chanting  and  throat  singing  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  After  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  while  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  evolving  into  angry  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  utilizing  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  classical  guitars  also  being  utilized  briefly  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  growls  are  also  used  briefly,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  occultism  and  ritual  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Malepeste  are  a  very  great  original  sounding  ritualistic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  ritualistic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of t he  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Clotho"  and  "Atropos".

  Next  up  is  Dysylumn  a  band  that  plays  a  progressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  blackened  growls  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.

  Throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  tremolo  picking  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  music  also  getting  very  progressive  at  times  as  well  as  some  clean  vocals  also  being  used  briefly  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  synths  are  added  onto  the  outro,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover psychology,  hallucination  and  space  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dysylumn  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Decima".

  In  my  opinion  this  si  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  the  different  styles  of  black  metal.  8/5  out  of  10.

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2018/09/malepestedysylumnce-qui-fut-ce-qui-est.html