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Nuurisk Interview

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 19:44

1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Nuurisk is a two piece black metal act from Singapore, formed in October 2016.

2. So far you have been a part of a couple of splits and have also released an up, musically how do all of you releases differ from each other?

Almost each song in the Nuurisk discography has its own inspiration; they are not linked in any way.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

So far Nuurisk’s music has been focused around the occult (Seruan) and darkness (Mystery), but there are also plans to venture into gothic and progressive themes, as well as DSBM related lyrical themes and subjects.

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

Nuur means “The Divine Light” in Arabic , and risk means “a situation involving exposure to danger”.

5. Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that was presented on the ep cover, you had released towards the end of 2018?

The artwork for Diamonds Once Stones is based on the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure". The 'trash' in this case refers to what the doll looks like now, while the 'treasure' refers to the hidden sentiment within it and what it's gone through.

In that aspect, the doll summarises the roots of Nuurisk and what we went through to become the band that we are right now.

6. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

We are always open to expanding with the right people.

7. In 2019 you where a part of a split with 'Tsar Bomb' and 'Warlocks Ov Delisha' and in 2019 you where a part of a split with 'Luna Azure' and 'Welkin', what are you thoughts on the other bands that had participated on the recordings?

(Netherwhite) I think Tsar bomba and Warlocks Ov Delisha had showcased some good songs that defined their genres, namely power violence and grindcore; it's the sort of song I would be inspired to compose when I felt like just thrashing around or letting off some steam.

As for the case of Tri Necromantic Black Mass, the two bands we met, Welkin and Luna Azure, definitely helped Nuurisk feel more at home, and also to stretch our imagination a bit when it comes to writing abstract themes in black metal music. I would say for the nostalgic riffs and good feels of raw black metal, Welkin is a good band to listen to, while Luna is a great band for those looking for unconventional ways of approaching black metal music.

8. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We have received a few interests from some people and we are always open to expanding.

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

It has been going great for us thus far. We thank everyone who has been there with us since the start and those have given their continuous support. Hails.

10. When can we expect a full length and where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We'll be looking towards atmospheric black metal in the future, but that doesn't stop us from experimenting with non-metal songs mixed into black metal to give it that feel. Also we take passion in making black metal music good, so we're set on coming up with a full length album some time next year.

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?

ABM, DSBM and pure black metal are definitely the 3 main influences of Nuurisk. However, we get our influences from other genres too such as progressive metal, grindcore, punk and many others, mostly in the hard rock to extreme metal spectrum.

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

You guys should really try hot dog with ice cream, it’s good. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/nuurisk-interview.html


Pa Vesh En/Pyrefication/Iron Bonehead Productions/2019 CD Review

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 19:35

  Belarus's  solo  project  Pa  Vesh  En  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  style  of  ambient  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Pyrefication"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  which  also  mixes  in  ambient  style  synths  in  with  the  heavy  parts.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  that  are  kind  of  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  and  depressive  style  while  the  music  also  evokes  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere.  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  as  well  as  some  clean  vocals  also  being  used  briefly.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  ad  fast  parts  along  with  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies,  one  track  also  introduces a  brief  use  of  throat  singing  and  whispers  onto  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  field  recording  can  also  be  heard in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  necromancy,  darkness  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Pa  Vesh  En  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  lo-fi  ambient  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Wastelands  of  Plagues"  "Grotesque  Abomination"  and  "Pyre  Of  The  Forgotten".  8  out  of  10.

http://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/pa-vesh-en-call-of-the-dead     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/pa-vesh-enpyreficationiron-bonehead.html


Trond/Willkommen Im Unheil/Satanath Records/Black Metal Propaganda Deutschland/2019 CD Review

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 06:04

  Trond  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  traditional  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album  "Willkommen  Im  Unheil"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records  and  Black  Metal  Propaganda  Deutschland.

  Ritualistic  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.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  direction  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  A  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  one  track also  adding  in a  small  amount  of  semi  melodic  vocals.

  The  music  also  brings  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  while  clean  guitars  are  also  added  onto  the  closing  track which  is  also  an  instrumental.The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  darkness,  death  and  war  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Trond  is  a  very  great  sounding  traditional  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Im  Herzen  Des  Windes"  "Kinder  Im  Herzschlag  Der  Ende"  "Nimmerude  Dunkelheit"  and  "Mein  Todloser  Geist".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/trondwillkommen-im-unheilsatanath.html


Molde/The Messenger/Satanath Records/The Ritual Productions/2019 CD Review

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 05:12

  Molde  are  a  duo  with  members  from  Ireland  and  Poland  that  plays  black  metal  with  some  doom metal  elements   and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "The  Messenger"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records  and  The  Ritual  Productions.

  A  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  which  also  introduces  elements  of  doom  metal  onto  the  recording.  The  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length. 

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording  along  with  one  track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  stringed  instruments,  winds  and  battle  sounds,  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  the  album  progresses  and  the  recording  also  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Molde  are  a  very  great  sounding  black  metal  duo  with  some  touches  of  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Backed  By  The  Reckoning"  "Leaving  the  Mortal  Realm"  and  "Call  of  The  Ancient".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/moldethe-messengersatanath-recordsthe.html


Hagzissa/They Ride Along/Iron Bonehead Productions/2019 CD Review

mercredi 24 juillet 2019 à 02:01

  Hagzissa  are  a  band  from  Austria  that  plays  a  very  old  witching  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "They  Ride  Along"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.

  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  emtal  screams  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  A  great  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the  solos  and  leads  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  as  well as  having  their  melodic  moments.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  introducing  melodic  chants  and  vocals  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  songs  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  narrative  spoken  word  parts  and  horror  movie  samples  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  primitive  magick,  folklore,  witchcraft  and  horror  themes.. 

  In  my  opinion  Hagzissa  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  witching  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Die  Pforte  (A  Speech  Above  The  Moor)"  "Searing  Effigy"  and  "There,  Draw  A  Circle".  8/5  out  of  10.

 http://soundcloud.com/iron-bonehead-productions/hagzissa-irrsinnsdimensionen-a-bath-amidst-the-wells     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/07/hagzissathey-ride-alongiron-bonehead.html