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Blosse/Nocturne/De Tenebrarum Principio/2019 CD Review

dimanche 13 octobre 2019 à 04:53

  Blosse  are  a  solo  project  from  Quebec,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  lo-fi  form  of  black  metal  with  some  elements  of  dark  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Nocturne"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  De  Tenebrarum  Principio.

  Field  recordings  start  off the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  musical  direction  along  with  some  synths  also  being  added  into  the  background.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Elements  of  dark  ambient  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere.  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  some  clean  vocals  also  being  used  briefly  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  demonic  sounding  growls  onto  the  recording.

  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.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  stringed  instruments  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  cosmic  horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blosse  is  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  ambient  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "La  valleeemaudite"  and  "Destruction".  8  out of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/blossenocturnede-tenebrarum.html


Douaumont/Chironex Flecker/Pale Noise Media/2019 Full Length Review

dimanche 13 octobre 2019 à 03:12

  Douaumont  are  a  duo  from  Minnesota  that  plays  a  very  progressive  and  dissonant  mixture  of   black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Chironrx Fleckeri"  which  was  released  by  Pale  Noise  Media.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  black  emtal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  along  with  the  bass  guitars  being  used  as  a  lead  instrument.

  The  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  progressive  and  dissonant  elements  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A decent  amount  of  distorted  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  at  time s the  music  also  adds  in  some  avant  garde  structures  and  as  the  album  progresses a   brief  use  of  clean  vocals  can  be  heard.

  Douaumont  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  progressive,  black  and  death  metal  together  with  some  dissonant  elements  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Douaumont  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  and  dissonant  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those musical  genres,  you  should  check  out t his  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tongues  Of  Dust"  "Ossuary Of  Chalice"  and  "Sea  of  Fabrication".  8out  of  10.

Link to the Official YouTube Stream       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/douaumontchironex-fleckerpale-noise.html


Myronath Interview

samedi 12 octobre 2019 à 23:22
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Myronath basically started early in 2019 when Malphas and I (Vargblod), discussed the options of starting a project together. We started writing some rudimentary material which immediately felt it had potential and a hidden energy in them. After just a couple of weeks Myronath took a turn to be a more serious project and soon ended up as a full band and an album was being produced in no time.



2.Recently you have released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that is presented on the recording?

Myronath's view is that we do not want to present any new ideas into Black Metal. It is not our intent to explore new ways to play Black Metal, but we stand for what Black Metal is. The very dark side of our soul. The Darkness within the universe, and our music represents a way with which we channel our energies to this Darkness.


3.A lot of your lyrics deal with Luciferian, Qliphoth and Left hand Path themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

As mentioned before, our material represents ourselves, thus all songs are very personal and reflect our beliefs and ways of life. The subject is too deep to just explain it in an interview and some ideas and beliefs go beyond words.






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

Myronath literally means The Hidden Temple, and it is the name given to our "coven" so to speak as the band represents a Temple where we venerate and channel our energies to the Divine.



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

The album cover was done by the talented Mordiggian Art. I was following the artist for some time and decided to contact him about the artwork for the album. He immediately understood what we needed and we must say we are very pleased with the result. All of the inside artwork then in the booklet was done by me.



6.So far there are only 2 members with some session musicians filling in at times, are you planning on expanding into a full line up?

There are actually discussions going on this very moment about this issue. We shall soon make some announcements.



7.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows yet?

We just played our first live show (and Debut CD Launch) last week at Mörkaste Småland Festival in Hultsfred- It was a hell of an event, and the crowd really showed their support to us! It was definately a night to remember and we have some other gigs coming up in the pipeline, so keep an eye open for an imminent announcement!


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

Overall we got a very positive feedback from the fans and critics! Opinions vary of course, and that is the beauty of music because it speaks to a person differently, according to the listener. But I must say that the album seems to be getting recognition in a positive way overall, which makes us believe evenmore in what we are doing... and drives us to continue on our Path.




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

Musically we have actually already started writing the second album. As an artist you cannot control when the inspiration (or the urge) comes to you, so at the moment we are writing new material and I have to say I am very happy with how things are coming out. We are also discussing gigs for 2020, so definitely Myronath shall be very active in the coming year.



10.Both of the band members are also involved with other bands or musical projects, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Myronath' that you are not able to bring into your other groups?

Myronath actually brought us together in a weird way. For me there was an issue where certain topics and areas did not quite fit with the other music I was composing, especially Draugul, so when the chance came to start Myronath, I immediately saw that this was the missing piece in my puzzle, so to speak, Myronath connected what was missing between my musical world and my spiritual side.


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?

Well... more than influence, i like to use the word inspiration. There are many bands who inspire me do do the music, as well as the other members in Myronath. We do not really have a main band as inspiration, and sometimes you cannot control from where the inspiration comes from. Sometimes it even comes from a weird sound you hear on the street, or even looking at a certain landscape, if you get my drift, but of course bands like Bathory, Mayhem, Burzum, Dissection, etc have all contributed in building the foundations of what we call Black Metal today, and it is hard not to be inspired by them as well!


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

I would like to thank you for this interview opportunity and also to thank all of our fans who showed us support from the very birth of the band! HAIL!
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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/myronath-interview.html


S.E.K.H/Acephale & Arkhe Tenebre/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2019 Double Cassette Review

samedi 12 octobre 2019 à 10:25

  S.E.K.H  are  a  duo  from  Spain  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  experimental,  industrial  and  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  double  ep  compilation  "Acephale  &  Arkhe  Tenebre"  which  was  released  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  compilation  along  with  some  chants  and  whispers  being used  in  the  background.  The  first  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  and  avant  garde  sounding  at  times  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  tracks.

  Elements  of  industrial  can  also  be  heard  in  the  heavier  sections  of   the  music  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  distorted  sounding  black  metal  screams.  When  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  distorted  style  as  well  as  some  elements  of  noise  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  all  of  the  tracks  also  sound  very  different  from  each  other  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  dissonant  moments,  demonic  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  the  closing  track  also s hows  an  influence  of  death  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  conceptual  exploration  of  Bataille's  notion  of  subversion  and  the  entrancement  of  the  abyss.

  In  my  opinion  S.E.K.H  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  experimental,  noise  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Acephale"  and  "An  Abyss  Of  Excrements  And  Broken  Teeth".  8  out  of  10.

BANDCAMP RELEASE

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/sekhacephale-arkhe-tenebresentient-ruin.html


Dawning Eclipse/Pictures Of Dysphoria/2019 Full Length Review

samedi 12 octobre 2019 à 09:16

  Dawning  Eclipse  are  a  band  from  Austria  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and depressive  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Pictures  Of  Dysphoria".

  Nature  sounds  and  ambient  style  synths  start  off the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.  Acoustic  guitars  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  while  elements  of  shoegaze  are  also  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music also  mixes  the  heavy  and  atmospheric  parts  together.  Vocals  are  done  in  a  very  angry  black  metal  style  along  with  some  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well as  some  clean  vocals  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.

  Blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  as  well  as  the  songs  also  having  their  depressive  moments.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  tremolo  picking  when  it  is  utilized  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts   and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  female  and  male  vocals  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dawning  Eclipse  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  depressive  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Transpiring  Void"  and  "Vortex  of  Delusion".  8  out  of  10.

 https://dawningeclipse.bandcamp.com/album/pictures-of-dysphoria 
  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/10/dawning-eclipsepictures-of.html