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Pagan Megalith/Viharjaras/Neverheard Distro/2017 Cassette Review

vendredi 17 février 2017 à 01:49

  Pagan  Megalith  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Viharjaras"  which  will  be  released  on  cassette  on  February  28th  by  Neverheard  Distro.

  A  very  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  raw  feeling.

  At  times  the  screams  have  a  depressive  feeling  to  them  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  second  wave  influences  along  with  the  tracks  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  a  lter track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing.

  Pagan  Megalith  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  in  the  90's  Nordic  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover   nihilism  and  death  philosophy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Pagan  Megalith  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  style  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mennykovek"  "Alakmas"  "Rex Saturnalis"  and  "Magvaszakadtak".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/02/pagan-megalithviharjarasneverheard.html


Heirdrain Interview

vendredi 17 février 2017 à 00:55
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with you and your musical projects these days?

I’ve just get done a big release of an international contribution, which regroups musician all over the world into a big mp3 cd. Which contains 50 songs for about 5h of the music of different style from black metal to dark ambient/noise through obscurantism production right here:
https://www.facebook.com/DSSOB/
https://www.facebook.com/hecatombehumaine/

Another from flame noire which is called war between within which a raw black metal
And will be released by wulfrune worxx records and depressive illusions records:
https://www.facebook.com/flammenoirebm/


And the last one from Swarn which will be released again on wulfrune worxx records and depressive illusions records:
https://swarn.bandcamp.com/

Other than my new release, I’m working on a box set of my solo project Heirdrain https://www.facebook.com/AOSHeirdrain which will include many unreleased songs. It was an idea from a project from a label which is close now but that I wished to continue the project by my own.

My friend and I from Esprit Dérangé http://www.traumatic-creations.com/espritderange/main.htm are working on a re-release of all our old song recorded in the past which was released by graveless slumber records. But he closes his doors after our release so we are the only one to have the tape of our old release. So we got an offer from depressive illusions record to get it re-release on a tape with all our old stuff.

Also, working on some new album with noosefiller right here : https://noosefiller.bandcamp.com/

For sure, I continue to work on any new release with all project that’s I’m involved into !


2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on your most recent recordings?

Mostly black metal but I came back to my old root with some of my other band which is some old thrash metal band such like Venom, Sodom, Motorhead, Death, Sepultura, Celtic Frost, Possessed, Kreator, Slayer and so on that I must forget!


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your music?

I must say that I’m writing about anything that comes up to my mind. So far, I have written around 350 Song and over but I could say that I’m writing more about death, despair, society, anti-human and philosophy.

4.What are some of your current and past musical projects and also what are some of the musical genres they are involved with?

My current project is:

Heirdrain (All sort of Metal)
Esprit Dérangé (Black Metal)
Black Impurity (Black/Thrash/Speed Metal)
Ellipsism (Black/Death Metal)
Asceti (Black Metal)
Swarn (Blackened Crush Metal)
Flamme Noire (Black Metal)
Moribond (Doom Metal)
Noosefiller (Experimental/Industrial, Black Noise)
and another gothic project that’s doesn’t have any name yet and maybe aren't active anymore.

My Old Project was:

Bloody Wrath (Black, Death Metal)
Decadência Fúnebre (Black Metal)
Divine Darkness (Black Metal)
Dunguaire (Ambient Black Metal)
Icon of Sin (Black Metal)
Sitvartes (Black Metal)
StarBlood (Black Metal)
Sche’ôl (Black, Ambient, Noise)
Transitus Mortalis (Ambient Black Metal)
Ultra Nova (Black, Death Metal)
Dark Light (Black Metal)
Hécatombe Humaine (Black metal, Ambient, Noise, etc)

Guest Session for:

Deep-Pression (Black/Doom/Ambient)
Dedale(s) (Dark Ambient)
No Way Out (Dark Ambient)
Loki Fun Lilith (Dark Ambient)

5.You have a variety of many different musical styles within your projects, do you feel that it is always good to explore and try new things as a musician?

Sure, I keep myself open minded into music because you can always discover something. I was really close into this when I was young, but when I’ve meet some people that’s showed me dark ambient and noise.  I’ve begun to be more open to any style that I enjoy. Music is so vast and every style is enjoyable, at least, if you like it. I don’t say, ‘’go make some jazz things if you don’t ever like this because you won’t enjoy it and won’t learn anything’’.

6.You have done both solo projects and also have been a part of a few bands, out of the 2 which one do you enjoy the most?

All, because if I don’t find something enjoyable into something, I won’t be in. I’m really open to any style but sometimes, you can enjoy the music from a project but the good chemistry between all the member isn’t there so everything is certainly subject to be a failure just because of that. So both things are important into a project if you want that is work.

7.Have you done any live shows with your musical projects?

In the past, yes, into underground show into woods or into friend basement. But I might get back on stage one days with some band that I’m talking to join or form. Like I said, let see if all the chemistry is there!

8.You have also done many recordings with musicians from different parts of the world, do you feel this makes the music a lot more creative?

Yes, because you don't need to regroup each other to work on your music. You can just woke up one days and say ''well, I'm doing to make this and this'' and up, everything is done. When all the guy are on the same goal and idea, everything goes well. More, if you own your studio like me, you don't need any rendez-vous to record, only just sit, start your engine and play.The negative point of this is that you don't have any contact with the guy but only by the net. Sometime, I didn't get any news from the other guys for no reason and the project was doing really great. I ask myself if he want to get the project split and doesn't have enough ball to tell me or maybe the guy is only death (which I don't hope). So, I stuck with good stuff in my pc and wait to have new from the guy because I don't wish to get his stuff out in case that he used it for another project and feel like I ''steal'' it.

Otherwise than having a band, you must regroup when all the member can and jam then record which is really not the same feeling to me than making music by my own or by the web. But I like both for sure, each of them have their positive and negative point! But the positive point is that you can go to his door and ask him directly if there is anything wrong and kick his ass out !

9.What are some of the record labels you have worked with over the years with your musical projects?

Many, many label, mostly underground, all of them are fair and enjoyable to work with but, again, in the underground scene, you must trust each other you deal with. I have so many things to say about label in positive and negative point that I could start a roman.

10.On a worldwide level, how has the feedback been to your recordings by fans of underground music?

I don't really care of it, I'm doing my things and I goes forward in life. I won't stop just because someone hate me or don't enjoy my music. Nobody can please to everybody and surely not in music. There will always someone to hate/like your music in any way. How much time I've saw people hating a new recording of a band because it doesn't sound like his old stuff and tried something new. All the band have their own way to work/idea and every band evolved into the future. For sure, we make music for the fans and fans make us live in return and are important,otherwise, I would make music only for me but I won't make what I don't enjoy because it's not ''IN''

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

Surely making music until my death surely, haha, With all those years active, I don't see why I should stop if I still like this

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?

Shit, the list is Fuck'n long but to be short, surely, say venom, bathory, burzum, mayhem, motorhead. Mostly all the 80-90 music era into black, death, thrash, heavy metal

But now, I'm listening to some goth darkwave from time to time band like diary of dreams, blutengel, the cure but I'm not a huge fan of this style.

13.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your musical projects?

in the past, I had some satanist lyric and idea when I was young because I hated to be christian. When I grow up and being apostasy, I mostly forgot all those idea and get a bit of occultism lyric from time to time but it's mostly not my main influence in my lyrics.

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

Thanks for this opportunities, it's been 7 years I didn't make an interview and I still find this enjoyable! Here all the link you must see:
https://www.facebook.com/AOSHeirdrain
https://aosheirdrain.bandcamp.com/ (under construction for now)
https://www.facebook.com/DSSOB/
https://www.facebook.com/hecatombehumaine/
https://www.facebook.com/flammenoirebm/
https://swarn.bandcamp.com/
 http://www.traumatic-creations.com/espritderange/main.htm
https://noosefiller.bandcamp.com/


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/02/heirdrain-interview.html


Coldfells/Self Titled/Bindrune Recordings/Eihwaz Recordings/2017 CD Review

vendredi 17 février 2017 à 00:49

  Coldfells  are  a  band  from  the  United  States  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  doom  and  heavy  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released 2017  album  which  will  be  released  in  April  as  a  joint  effort  between  Bindrune  and  Eihwaz  Recordings.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  slower  riffing  is  very  heavily  influenced  by  doom  metal  while  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  bring  in  a  very  melodic  post  metal   style.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  melodic  singing  is  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  they  add  in  a  touch  of  traditional  metal  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  tracks  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  death  metal  growls  are  also  used  briefly.

  Coldfells  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  a  very  modern  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  doom  and  a  touch  of  traditional  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  winter  Appalachian  landscapes themes.

  In  my  opinion  Coldfells  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  atmospheric  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Rope"  and  "In Time  Shall  Be  Forgotten".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/02/coldfellsself-titledbindrune.html


Malvm/Cvltvs Diaboli/Neverheard Distro/2017 EP Review

jeudi 16 février 2017 à 21:38

  Malvm  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "Cvltvs  Diaboli"  which  will  be  released  on  February  28th  by  Neverheard  Distro.

  Ambient  soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  before  adding  in  some  heavier  riffing  and  after  awhile  grim  black  metal  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard. 

 During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  the  music  has  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  90's  influences  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  guitar  solos  also  stick to  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  deep  at  times  and  ambient  soundscapes  also  return  on  later  songs  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Malvm  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  melodic  in  the  old  school  tradition,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover  Stanism,  Misanthropy,  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Malvm  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ordogtal  Valo"  and  "Mereg".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/02/malvmcvltvs-diabolineverheard.html


Nocrul/Khorne/Neverheard Distro/2017 Cassette Review

jeudi 16 février 2017 à 05:23

  Nocrul  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric form  of  black metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Khorne"  which  will  be  released  on  cassette  on  February  28th  by  Neverheard  Distro.

  Demonic  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffing  a  few  seconds  later  along  with  some grim  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  atmospheric  synths  are  also  used  at  times  and  clean  playing  is  also  added  into  some  of  the  songs.

  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  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  black  metal  feeling  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  deep  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  a  brief  use  of  ambient  elements  can  also  be  heard  on  one  of  the  tracks  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Summoning's  "Hails  To  The  Sons  of  Lugberz".

  Nocrul  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  epic,  atmospheric  and  melodic  while  also  having  its  raw  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  the  brutal  world  of  Warhammer  40k.

  In  my opinion  Nocrul  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of   this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Khornaete  Daemons"  "Greater  Feets  Of  Carnage"  and  "Cult  Of  Khorne".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/02/nocrolkhorneneverheard-distro2017.html