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Vessel Of Iniquity/The Doorway/Sentient Ruin Industries/2021 Full Length Review

samedi 3 juillet 2021 à 23:13

 


  United  Kingdom's  solo  project  Vessel  Of  Iniquity  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  a mixture  of  black  metal,  grindcore,  noise  and  industrial  and this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "The  Doorway"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Sentient  Ruin  Industries.


  A  very  powerful  bass  guitar  and  ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  heavier  riffing  a  few  seconds  later.  Industrial  style  beats  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  war  metal  elements  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can be   heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  bestial  growls  which  are  also  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  some  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  and  abstract  moments  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  mixing  in  the  brutality  of  grindcore,  harsh  noises  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording. When guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  annihilation,  disembodiment,  disintegration  of  reality  and  existence  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Vessel  Of  Iniquity  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  grindcore,  industrial  and  noise,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "By  Allusion  Called"  "The  Doorway"  and  "Ascension".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/07/vessel-of-iniquitythe-doorwaysentient.html


Kold Interview

samedi 3 juillet 2021 à 21:53

 

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?


 


Kold is a two man black metal band. The project leans on the traditional formulas from the second wave of black metal but utilizes a unique blend of melodicity and rhythmic variation in combination with the classic elements from the 90s.


We created the band in the spring of 2020 and the EP was written and recorded in two different parts of Denmark. With an alternating focus on recording and production, the record was completed during February 2021. All this means that the EP was created during a melancholic time, where loneliness and longing became the main source of inspiration.


 


2.Recently you have released an EP, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


 


We wanted to create black metal where we could channel some of our thoughts and feelings in a way that no other genre of music can do. So with black metal as the starting point, we then channeled our inner lives. It was important to us that the songs didn’t get refined and adjusted too much. Because it’s not about achieving musical perfection. It’s about sincerity and sentiment. 


 


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?


 


The lyrics are based on some of the thoughts, emotions and experiences we or the people around us in our lives have had while we were making the EP. The stories range from an abstract story of a peasant family's hopeless childlessness, the shameful nature of isolation, to the gloomy backside of escapism and the most sinful nooks and crannies of the human chamber of thought.


 


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


 


Kold is cold in Danish. We wanted the name to reflect the general sentiment of the project where we channel the coldness of our inner lives. 


 


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


 


The picture is taken locally from near where M grew up. We wanted the artwork to elicit the same emotions as the music and lyrics. Coldness, beauty and sincerity. 


 


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?


 


We are open to including more people if the fit is right. But it’s important that we all share the same passion and intentions. 


 


7.The EP was released by Vendetta Records, how did you get in contact with this label?


 


We knew that a lot of Danish black metal bands were working with Vendetta Records, and we know someone personally who has released with them, so once the EP was almost finished we followed the label on instagram in the hopes of sparking an interest from them. They then contacted us, asking if we would show them some of our music. And luckily, they liked it. It probably also helped to establish a collaboration that everything was more or less ready to go. 


 


 


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


 


The reception has been beyond any of our expectations. The reactions have been very positive. The cassette tapes sold out within a day, so we decided to do a second press. We didn’t really anticipate anyone to take notice of the release, but it has gotten quite a bit more attention than we expected both from listeners, reviewers and the industry. 


 


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


 


It’s difficult to say how long it will take, but new material is already being made. 


The genre will still be black metal, but as the music is made from the thoughts and emotions that are in our lives when we write it, it will sound like whatever that is. Hard to say what that means musically. 


 


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?


 


I(N) listen to a lot of different genres, but of the bands that inspire me for Kold right now I can mention for example Deafheaven and Afsky. 


 


11.What are some of your non musical interests?


 


I’ve(N) recently gotten into botany. So I’m growing a lot of plants, mainly chili peppers. 


 


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


 


The release of our self-titled debut EP is only the beginning of a hopefully long and exciting journey for Kold. So stay tuned! 


 

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/07/kold-interview.html


Krossfyre/Rites Of Extermination/Hells Headbangers/2021 CD Review

samedi 3 juillet 2021 à 19:09

 


   Krossfyre  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Rites  of  Extermination"  which  will  be  released  on  July  23rd  by  Hells  Headbangers.


    A  very  heavy,  aggressive  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  chaotic  style  along  with  the  tracks  also  mixing  in  elements  of  war,  death  and  thrash  metal  as  well  as  the music  also  taking  influences  from  the  80's  and  90's  and  mixing  it  with  the  modern  era,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.


  Krossfyre  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  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  darkness,  evil  and  devil  worship  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Krossfyre  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  "Rivers  Of  Fire"  "Law  Of  The  Jackals"  and  "Spit-Bullet".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/07/krossfyrerites-of-exterminationhells.html


Gotmoor/Zonderlingen/Headbangers Records/2021 CD Review

samedi 3 juillet 2021 à 05:52

 


  Gotmoor  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  old  school,  brutal  and  symphonic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Zonderlingen"  which  was  released  by  headbangers  Records.


  A  very  heavy  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  brutal  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them. 


  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  the  symphonic  elements  also  mixing  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  some  touches  of  classical  and  soundtrack  music  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  epic  atmosphere,  some  tracks  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  choirs  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Flemish  and  cover  darkness,  winter  and  misanthropy  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Gotmoor  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  brutal,  old  school  and  symphonic  black  metal,  you  should  check  put  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tanneke  Sconybcx"  "Aradia's  Geheim"  and  "Pagus  Flandrensis".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/07/gotmoorzonderlingenheadbangers.html


Black Mass Pervertor/Lex Sodomiticum/2021 EP Review

samedi 3 juillet 2021 à 02:51

 


  Finland's  Black  Mass  Pervertor  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  an  old  school  mixture  of  black,  thrash,  heavy  metal  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  ep  "Lex  Sodomiticum"  which  will  be  released  in  August.


  A  very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  Elements  of  punk  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  a  lot  of  the  music  is  heavily  influenced  by  the  90's  era  without  sounding  outdated.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  touches  of  80's  era  thrash  and  traditional  metal  as  well  as  a  couple  of  tracks  also  bringing  in  some  evil  laughter  and  demonic  voices,  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly  towards  the  end..


  On  this  recording  Black  mass  Pervertor  continue  the  punk  influenced  old  school  black  metal  style  of  previous  releases  as  well  as  adding  in  touches  of  thrash  and  heavy  metal  to  take  their  sound  to  another  level.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  man's  persistent  urge  to  conquer,  destroy  and  humiliate,  and  to  gain  power,  knowledge,  and  spiritual  freedom  by  experimenting  with  the  occult  and  violent  morbid  sexuality.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Black  Mass  Pervertor  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  black,  thrash,  heavy  metal  and  punk,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Awaken  Lust  For  Forbidden  Pleasures"  and  "Left  hand  Sorcerer". 8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/07/black-mass-pervertorlex-sodomiticum2021.html