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Sarkrista/Summoners Of The Serpents Wrath/Purity Through Fire/2017 CD Review

jeudi 30 mars 2017 à 04:20

  Sarkrista  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Summoners  Of  The  Serpents  Wrath"  which  was  released  by  Purity  through  Fire.

  Rain  and  thunder  sounds  start  off  the  album along  with  some  atmospheric  synths  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known  and  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is a   great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  none  of  the  songs  ever  use  any  solos  or  leads  along  with  the  tracks  also  sounding  like  they  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  in  the  mid  90's  and  pianos  are  also  used  briefly  along  with  some  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  acoustic  guitars  are  added  onto  the  closing  track  briefly.

  Sarkrista  plays  a  style of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  traditional  and  satanic  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  blasphemy,  Occultism  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sarkrista  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Lurking  Shadows"  "Ascending  From  The  Deep"  and  "Rituals  Of  Flames  And  Skulls".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/sarkristasummoners-of-serpents.html


Axioma/Opia/Tartarus Records/2017 EP Review

jeudi 30 mars 2017 à 02:52

  Axioma  are  a  band  from  Cleveland,  Ohio  that  plays  an  atmospheric  and  dark  mixture  of  black,  death  and  post  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2017  ep  "Opia"  which  was  released  by  Tartarus  Records.

  A  very  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  and  you  can  also  hear  all of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  after  awhile  aggressive  shouts  and  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known.

  Elements  of  doom  metal  can  be  heard  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  one  track  being  all  instrumental  and  as  the  ep  progresses  elements  of  death,  dark  and  post  metal  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  atmospheric  soundscapes.

  Axioma  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  atmospheric  black  metal,  death,  doom  and  post  metal  and  mixes  them together  to  create  something  different,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while t he  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Axioma  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  dark  mixture  of  black,  death,  and  post  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical genres,  you should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "No  God"  and  "Giver  Of  Time".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/axiomaopiatartarus-records2017-ep-review.html


Eyelids/Endless Oblivion/2017 Full Length Review

jeudi 30 mars 2017 à 02:01

  Eyelids  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2017  album  "Endless  Oblivion".

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  and  after  awhile  heavy  guitars  and  depressive  black  metal  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  don  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  Clean  playing  can  be  heard  briefly  and  touches  of  the  modern  atmospheric  sound  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  and  when  the  music  finally  speeds  up a   small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  song  a  more  raw  feeling  while  the  main  focus  is  on  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction.

  Eyelids  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  depressive  black  metal  style  of  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  melancholy,  depression,  and  solitude  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eyelids  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "II"  and  "VI".  8  out  of  10.       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/eyelidsendless-oblivion2017-full-length.html


Corpus Diavolis Interview

mercredi 29 mars 2017 à 18:15

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

Promotion and lots of side projects. We are working on a new video and we just started writing material for the next album. There are also some shows coming up.

2.You have a new album coming out in April, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The sound of Atra Lumen is very organic, we got that analog vibe which captures greatly the atmosphere we wanted to create. Greg Chandler did a great job at the Priory Recording Studios. You can clearly feel the spirit of the vintage English gear in the recording, the rich harmonics, the wide dynamics and the overall organic sound.
The music is also more organic, slow doomy parts and avantgarde details enrich the primordial brutality of the past.
Atra Lumen is a journey through the obscure unexplored galleries of esoteric metal. The black light emanating from the core of the universe. A ritualistic and ceremonial approach to Satanic syncretism unveiling hidden paths to illumination and spiritual consciousness. Deconstructing the golden walls of conventional black metal and stepping towards the Ultimate Frontier.  
This is Satan, and it has to be experienced to be realized.

3.Your lyrics cover a great amount of satanic, occult and philosophical topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
My life is dedicated to the dark arts, it’s not just an interest. When one decides to walk the path of black illumination it penetrates his whole body, flesh and soul. There is no high magic without low magic. You can resume it to everyday practice, gathering of knowledge and improving the system of rituals and well being.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Corpus Diavolis'?
Corpus Diavolis stands for The Body of The Devil. The pleasures of the flesh. Our lyrics tell our stories dealing with those pleasures. This doesn’t sticks only to physical matters but also concerns spiritual activities… as brain is also made of flesh.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We had the opportunity to share the stage with bands that we really like and respect, those were the best shows so to speak. I can mention the live with Belphegor and Inquisition, really heavy and brutal ones. Opening for Nightbringer was also a great honor  and a great opportunity to meet really inspiring people.
A Corpus Diavolis performance is built like a ritual, really ceremonial. Expect lots of candles, incense and shamanic chants.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
We are planning a release show and party in Marseille at the end of April, we’ll be also part of the ATMF festival in Italy on July the 2nd.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
As far as exposure goes, feedback is positive.

8.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?
Haiku Funeral’s new album “Hallucinations” was released last year and we are currently working on new tracks and upcoming shows. A new dark ritual ambient project called Antelogos has also been launched, expect a new record very soon. I’m also working on a solo record called Daemonicreation, album is almost completed, style is atmospheric/space black metal.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We envision something more brutal. But only the future can tell.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Mostly occult and avantgarde black metal. NIghtbringer, Abigor, Sinmara, Inferno, Acherontas, Schammasch, Dark Fortress, Deathspell Omega. Also some dark ambient and ritualistic stuff like Nastrond, Shibalba, Atrium Carceri, yelworC, Desiderii Marginis, Karl Sanders… And of course classical rock, Led Zeppelin, traditional folklore music, Buddhist chants, contemporary classical music, Stravinsky….

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Ceremonial magic, lecture, voyage, cinema, climbing sports, cooking…


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

Support the artists you like! Follow the path of extreme, true living. HAIL SATAN

Daemonicreator


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/corpus-diavolis-interview.html


Tod Huetet Uebel/N.A.D.A/Caverna Abismal Records/2017 EP Review

mercredi 29 mars 2017 à 06:50

  Tod  huetet  Uebel  are  a  duo  from  Portugal  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "N.A.D.A"  which  was  released  by  Caverna  Abismal  Records.

  High  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  fast  and  raw  riffing  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  aggressive  yet  melodic  guitar  leads  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount of  melody.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  vocals  also  getting  very  deep  at  times  along  with  a  brief  use  of  growls  which  add  in a   touch  of  death  metal  and  the  second  track  is  over  17  minutes  in  length  and  also  adds  atmospheric  and  ambient  elements  onto  the  recording  and  spoken  word  parts  are  also  used  briefly.

  Tod  Huetet  Uebel  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  depressive  style  of  black  metal  that  was  established  on  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  death  and  nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Tod  Huetet  Uebel  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Da".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/tod-huetet-uebelnadacaverna-abismal.html