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Forfallet Interview

dimanche 26 juillet 2020 à 05:58
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The idea was born after a casual discussion about music between S. and P. (on guitars) a bit more than a year ago. We quickly discovered there was a very good chemistry so soon after that A. on bass and T. on drums joined. Once the band was complete, the sound of Förfallet started forming in the rehearsals.

2.In May you had released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
All members have played (or are still playing) in different bands. One thing we had in common was that we wanted to try something new, something we had not previously done. We also wanted to play some form of black metal. Those two factors combined resulted in this album.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?
Grief, despair, loss of belief and the sheer hopelessness one can feel about the cruelty of mankind.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Forfallet'?
For us, ‘Förfallet’ is about the single ongoing and unstoppable process of decay in society and in ourselves as individuals. We all carry a destructive force within that affects everything around us, even if we don’t want to admit it. And the byproduct of that is the feeling of helplessness once one realizes that one cannot put an end to it.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
It is an oil painting inspired by the soundscapes and emotions invoked by the music, the rest is up to the viewer to interpret. It was painted by P. (guitars, vocals) after the recording of the album.

6.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
We have not played live yet, but it is something we want to do in the future. Because of the situation now with the pandemic there are no specific plans, but we definitely don’t consider Förfallet to be a studio project. It is important for us to try to express and convey our emotions in front of an audience as well.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
We looked for a label briefly, but that is not what is important for us right now, since this is our first release. We want our music to be heard and to get a reaction from the audience; we are curious to see how others relate to our music and what it means to them.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
When we released our album on Bandcamp it did not take long before people started supporting it. We’ve heard good words from a few reviews that are already out and there’s a couple of mentions in some bigger music sites/blogs. So we feel that the reaction has been good so far!

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are already working on further exploring our take on the genre and to refine how we portray our emotions through sound.

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?
We all listen to and have been influenced by different music styles.


11.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for your review and the opportunity to reach more people with this interview. We are currently working on our next album which we hope will be out in about a year.

Bandcamp

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/forfallet-interview.html


Langenneet Interview

dimanche 26 juillet 2020 à 05:39

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Langenneet is an occult metal act, who dedicate its work entirely to studying the “fallen angels” mythos and symbolism surrounding it.

2.So far you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
Aamunkajo demo consist of two songs. At this stage, they present the sound of Langenneet in a perfect way. More elements will be presented in the future, but at the moment it is a perfect demonstration of what Langenneet is about. Musically, it is dark and metal, with both aggression and melody included.

3.A lot of your lyrics cover occultism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
Lyrically Langenneet focuses on the fallen ones mythos & symbolism. Naturally other elements of occult knowledge are very much present in the lyrics as well. This is about personal view - getting the point; not just about taking it all literally. I am personally very much interested in hermeticism and spiritual alchemy.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Langenneet'?
Langenneet means fallen ones in Finnish. Fallen ones are a wide concept that has written roots in Sumer, while abrahamic myths of the fallen angels are probably the most widely known. Most of the readers of this media are probably interested in the satanic development of the theme.

5.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
At this moment Langenneet only writes and records. Live shows might be possible in the distant future, but right now there are no plans for that.

6.So far very little is known about the band except for the bandcamp page, is that intentional or do you plan on expanding your presence in the future?
Right now it feels that Bandcamp is enough. Both of the demo songs are also on YouTube. Langenneet has no desire for social media presence, or other extensive social presence. Everything is based on people’s will to search and study things that might lead them to discover Langenneet. Therefore Langenneet remains anonymous (even to my closest friends), at least for now.

7.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Langenneet haven’t communicated much with record labels yet, but I believe that we will get to that later.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Aamunkajo demo was released only a week ago. Therefore only very few individuals have discovered Langenneet so far. As a matter of fact, your review is one of the few reactions so far.

9.Do any of the band members have any experience playing in other bands or musical projects?
At the moment Langenneet consists only of one person. I have been active in making music many times over in the past.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The are plans for several concept albums. Both of the Aamunkajo demo songs will most likely be featured on the first album. Therefore the demo version are now available for free download at: https://langenneet.bandcamp.com.

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?
I am interested in dark music in general. On the first demo, I sensed the influence of Impaled Nazarene (with Kimmo Luttinen) and Root (with Blackie). This was entirely coincidental, not conscious at all.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the interview. As a long time underground follower, I appreciate it a lot that there are zines and medias who delve into new and unknown music. The whole Langenneet philosophy and concept is based on something similar.

https://langenneet.bandcamp.com/


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/langenneet-interview.html


Goatvulva/Self Titled/Werwolf/2020 Compilation Album Review

samedi 25 juillet 2020 à 09:57

  Goatvulva  where  a  solo  project  from  Finland  that  consists  of  the  main  person  behind  Beherit  and  played  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2020  compilation  which  consists  of  demos  that  where  recorded  in  the  mid  80's  and  early  90's.

  A  porno  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  compilation  before  adding  in  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  heavy  bass  guitar  riffing.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  short  in  length  along  with  the  fast  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  tracks.

  Demonic  voices  and  bestial  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  tribal  and  ritualistic  sounding  along  with  the  porno  samples  also  making  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks.

  Elements  of  noise  and  grindcore  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  a  brief  use  of  dark  sounding  melodies,  whispered  vocals  and  doom  metal  influences  can  also  be  heard,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  raw  yet  chaotic  style  as  well  as  a  later  track  introducing  spoken  word  parts  into  the  music  along  with  a  brief  use  of  synths.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Darkness,  Evil,  Porn  and  Sex  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Goatvulva  where  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  meta,  noise  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bitch  Goddess"  "Crucifixis"  "Black  666"  and  "Hate".  8 out  of  10.

http://werewolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/goatvulva      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/goatvulvaself-titledwerwolf2020.html


Vital Spirit/In The Faith That Looks Through Death/Hidden Tribe/2020 EP Review

vendredi 24 juillet 2020 à 20:53

  Vital  Spirit  are  a  duo  from  Vancouver  B.C,  Canada  that  plays  a  raw  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  western  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "In  The  Faith  That  Looks  through  Death"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Hidden  Tribe.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  raw  yet  melodic  style  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  a  small  amount  of  melody  is  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Some  of  the  clean  playing  also  shows  an  influence  of  western  music  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences.

  Vital  Spirit  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  melodic  while  also  adding  in  touches  of  60's  era  spaghetti  western  music  to create  a  sound  of t heir  own.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Mayan  Cosmology  and  History,  Pancho  Villa's  role  in  the  Mexican  Revolution  and  Wovoka's  Ghost  Dance  movement.

  In  my  opinion  Vital  Spirit  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  raw  black  metal  and  spaghetti  western  music  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Heart  Of  Sky"  and  "Ghost  Dance".  8  out  of  10.

www.vitalspirit.bandcamp.com     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/vital-spiritin-faith-that-looks-through.html


Ordinance/In Purge There Is No Remission/The Sinister Flame/2020 CD Review

vendredi 24 juillet 2020 à 20:00

  Ordinance  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  satanic  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "In  Purge  There  Is  No  Remission"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  The  Sinister  Flame.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  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  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Synths  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  briefly  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  Finnish  style.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  a  couple  of  later  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  ethnic  music  instruments  and  melodic  chants  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  and  classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Darkness  and  Death  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ordinance  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  satanic  and  occult  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obstructed  Paths"  "The  Kingdom  Of  Nothing"  and  "Purging  Kremenation".  8  out  of  10.

Bandcamp

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/ordinancein-purge-there-is-no.html