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Göll/No Longer A Dweller In The Abyss/Dying Sun Records/2021 Cassette Review

lundi 8 novembre 2021 à 04:19

 


  Göll are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2021  album  "No  Longer  A  Dweller  In  The  Abyss"  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Dying  Sun  Records.


  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  vocals are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  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.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in t he  mid  90's  to  early  2000's  era.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  


  Göll  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  ritualistic  and  satanic  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Chaos  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Göll  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  ritualistic  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Rite  of  Evocation"  and  "Chaos  Reigns". 8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/11/gollno-longer-dweller-in-abyssdying-sun.html


Iscuron/The Pursuit Of Unhappiness/2021 Full Length Review

lundi 8 novembre 2021 à 00:12

 


  Iscuron  are  a  solo  project  from Italy  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric,  medieval  and  symphonic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "The  Pursuit  of  Unhappiness"  which  will  be  released  in  December.


  Medieval  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Symphonic  elements  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of   slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  tracks  also  mixing  in  electronic  music  sounds.  The  songs  also  mix  in  a  good  amount  of  second  wave  influences  as  well  as  sounding  very  modern  at  the  same  time,  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  tracks  also  show  influences  of  classical  and  folk  music.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  fantasy  and  medieval  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Iscuron  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  medieval  and  symphonic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "This  Fog  Will  Not  Dispel"  and  "The  Monastery  of  Sorrow".  8/5  out  of  10.


Bandcamp: https://iscuron.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ iscuronofficial
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/ channel/UCciZh0ysTQ_ HAnJXJBGVNHA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ iscuron/         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/11/iscuronthe-pursuit-of-unhappiness2021.html


RüYYn/Self Titled/;Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions/2021 EP Review

dimanche 7 novembre 2021 à 22:15

 


  RüYYn  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2021  ep  which  was  released  by  Les  Acteurs  de  L'Ombre  Productions.


  Winter  orientated  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a darker  and  heavier  musical  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  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  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  briefly  and  when  synths  are  added  on  the  recording  they  also  give  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  some  melodies  and  as  the  ep  progresses  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  soul  consumed  by  hatred  for  the  modern  world,  having  contemplated  the  fall  of  its  civilization  where  coldness  and  silence  reigns.


  In  my  opinion  RüYYn   are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I"  and  "IV".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/11/ruyynself-titledles-acteurs-de-lombre.html


Diablation Interview

dimanche 7 novembre 2021 à 21:29

 



1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Well, everything has been so fast since then, I can't believe we are done with this album for so long already. But yeah, we are already talking about the next one, focusing on what we really want to achieve after "Allégeance". And as most as we can, we're trying to convince people to take a listen to our work, making sure promotion is done fairly. 


2.In December you have your first album coming out, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

We wanted to record such an album for a while, but I think we encountered many things in our life that kept us from doing it. "Allégeance" basically takes from our deepest roots, I think it's quite easy to think of influences like Gehenna, first Dimmu Borgir era, Diabolical Masquerade, and lots of other stuff that never got old.


3.A lot of your lyrics cover devil worship and occultism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

Lyrics are one of the most important aspects of Diablation, that's why they are written and sung in french. I don't think we can talk about an "interest" in the dark arts, it's more like something you can't escape, you have to live with it, so why not compose and write around it.  


3.You also have one track covering Hermeticism, how would you describe your interest in the western esoteric systems and also do you have any interest in systems such as Qabalah or any of the classica occult or esoteric authors of the last few decades?

I personally have absolutely no connection with any of the western esoteric traditions whatsoever. 


5.One of the band members also has 'Vampyre' in his name, do you also have an interest in the occult aspects of vampirism?

It would be hard to say we do not, or more precisely, that we did not, cause this is not a new theme for all of us.  


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Diablation'/

The word "Diablation" doesn't exist, we made it up and linked the word "Diable" which I don't think anybody needs some clarification about what it means, and the suffix "-ation" which indicated the action of doing something, the process of whatever. Then linking those two gave a very powerful meaning. 


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

The talented Tancrede Szekely has been working on it, it is 100% his creation from A to Z, based upon what he listened and read from us. Working with highly skilled people like Tancrede is one of the highlights of this album, he basically started from scratch, with few or no directions from our side and we can't be happier with the result. You really have to look and "think" this cover, there's tons of little details that make the difference and that are almost self-explanatory. 


8.has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?

We haven't. Now, we are not totally against but our location, between France and the US, will make the jump harder. 


9.A couple of the band members where also a part of 'Ad Inferna', what was the decision behind leaving that band and forming a new one?

Excellent question which should be easy to answer but yet very long to develop. Ad Inferna was a band in which we couldn't think on our own anymore. Our past, our imagery, the musical decision we had to take as well as everything else surrounding this band: there was no more room for new directions, a new line-up, some new ideas, etc... I think it was time for Ad Inferna to close its gate, so many people wouldn't have understood if we had chosen to release another black metal album under this entity. 


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

I will tell you that in a bit! Hopefully, it will be good! 


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

I think people who will like "Allégeance" will undoubtedly like what we are going to release in the future. Like I mentioned earlier, we are already talking about another chapter, we'll take the time we need but it will not be far away from this one, musically speaking. 


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 list would be too long and to be sincere, besides the few bands I cited earlier, I wouldn't be able to highlight one of them. After more than 25 years of doing music intensely, you tend to get your own style and withdraw from your obsessional influences I think. I'm personally a big listener of oldies, from Windir to Opera IX, Limbonic Art, etc... but strangely, I think the album I was listening to the most these last weeks was "Silent Enigma" from Anathema. I think this one will stay a masterpiece for a while. 


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

Thanks so much for your review and thanks for supporting us, we owe you and we really appreciate that. 


Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Diablation

Bandcamp : https://diablation.bandcamp.com/

Instagram : https://Instagram.com/diablation 

YouTube : https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCwDek1Mkzf4V2GtBLZHo5xg

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/11/diablation-interview.html


Cepheide/Les Échappées/Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions/2021 Full Length Review

dimanche 7 novembre 2021 à 04:55

 


  France's  solo  project  Cepheide  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  an  atmospheric  style  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Les  Échappées"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Les  Acteurs  de  L'Ombre  Productions.


  Raw  tremolo  picking  starts  off  the  album  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  lot  of  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  Vocals  are mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  decent  amount  of  post  metal  elements.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  songs  also  giving  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.


  One  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  slide  guitars  along  with  a  lot  of  the  vocals  also  being mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,    clean  playing  and  melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  song.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  the  emotional  responses  from  the  body  in  its  multiple  impulses.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Cepheide  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Le  Sang"  and  "Les  Cris".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/11/cepheideles-echappeesles-acteurs-de.html