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Recitations/The First Of The Listeners/Avantgarde Music/2016 EP Review

mardi 11 octobre 2016 à 01:23

  Recitations  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  experimental  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "The  First  Of  The  Listeners" which  will  be  released  on  October 15th  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  also  slowing  down  at  times  and  adding  in  some  dark  sounding  melodies  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  deep  yet  grim  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in a   great  mixture  of  slow,  mid paced  and  fast  parts.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  atmospheric  synths  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  the  vocals  also  mix  in  some  melodic  singing  into  their  grim  approach  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  and  the  music  also  adds  in  psychedelic  elements  briefly   and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  tracks  sound  different  from  each  other  while  also  getting  very  ritualistic  and  adding  in  touches  of  ambient  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars.

  Recitations  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  modern  and  experimental  while  also  having  its  raw  and  atmospheric  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Recitations  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  First  Of  the  Listeners"  and  "To  Voice  the  Unutterable".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/recitationsthe-first-of.html


Veldraveth Interview

dimanche 9 octobre 2016 à 23:37
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Of course the updates for all regarding the band's plans since we recorded and release our most recent album was a duplication of the work we have been in the past months, we have been doing some gigs in our country and preparing some visual works and some other stuff for the promotion of Malformations of God.

2.in March you had released a new album, 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?

Malformations of God is a different album for many reasons, we deal with some textures changes and some sound changes this time, we are free to work on the way we believe is the better, so we decided as for the type of compositions the sound of this album may be some aggressive. I am satisfy with the final result.

3.In the beginning you had a more of a black metal style but the newer material also mixes in a lot of death metal, what was the decision behind going into this direction?

I told you before, we manage to change our sound when we heard the type of composition, of course we have more black metal in the past, but we always will be a black metal styled band, I think we are free to look and experiment different things.

4.This is your first full length since 2009, what was going on during that time span?

If you see our discography you can realize we have been so busy working on a split who was released with Funebria, a band from our country, and we spend a lot of time working in the releasing of the ten anniversary box called "Moumentos de oscuridad y muerte" this took a lot of time, and plus the retirement of some members of the band in these times, we have experienced a lot of dead time, but we never rest.

5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

We manage to write some stuff from different sources, this time we explore and try to explain our point of views to the "believers in god" of any religion, we treat they as " malformed people, from here is wher the title of the album was taken.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Veldraveth'?

Veldraveth was emerged some years ago, we like to tell that the meaning is that Veldraveth is the structure of chaos.

7.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 have been playing live since the born of the band, I think we have do some good shows in our country as well we have bad shows, by some external issues or problems with organizer but lately shows have been gettng more organized and better as well, this is a good point.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

 Of course we are planning to tour in latin america very soon.

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

The feedback was very impressive, we have receive messages from people from different countries, I think we're approaching in a good way, always in the vein of the under.

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

We never stop to create new music and show it to the world, we don't want to stop the machinery, of course Veldraveth must seek his own way, it's a travel to discovering ourselves

11.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?

Fuck yeah, we tray to sintetize influences from years before to our actual days, it's hard to mention all, but specially I am obsessed with Hypocrisy and bands like Belphegor, Weapon, Darkthone, to the more new acts like Cult of fire, Bathuska, and many more.

12.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

I always will answer this the same way, people are free to look by his own, what is better for they, I think occult is a way of living, is interesting and exciting, but I am not into religious belief, neither Satan, I'm free of "Christian vision" on the world.

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

Thanks for the interview, hope you can get a listen to the new album, look for it in the social networks, bye.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/veldraveth-interview.html


Nattkaos/En Man av Folket/2016 EP Review

dimanche 9 octobre 2016 à 01:47

  Nattkaos  are  a solo  project  from  Sweden  that  plays a  very  depressive  form  of black  metal  and  this  is  a  review of  his  self  released  2016  ep  "En  Man  av  Folket".

  A very  dark  and  melodic  guitar  lead  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  and  there is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  synths  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  dark  and  haunting  style.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  and  depressive  sounding  suicidal  black  metal  screams  and  a couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  you  can  also  hear  traces  of  dark  ambient  and  experimental  in  the  music  and the  songs  also bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts and  all  of  the  songs  also  sound  different  from  each  other and  clean  guitars  are  added  on  the  last  track.

  Nattkaos  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  depressive  and  also very heavily  influenced  by  dark  ambient  and  experimental  music,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and cover  suicidal  themes. 

  In my  opinion  Nattkaos  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED TRACKS  INCLUDE "Kvinnan  I  Dimman"  and  "Den  Sista  Maltiden".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/nattkaosen-man-av-folket2016-ep-review.html


Spirit Of The Forest/A Void Into The Fields Of Silence/La Nature Oubilee/Scum Productions/2016 CD Review

samedi 8 octobre 2016 à 01:47

  Spirit  Of  The  Forest  are  a  band  from  Montreal,  Quebec  Canada  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "A  Void  Into  The  Fields  Of Silence/La  Nature  Oubilee"  which  was  released by  Scum  Productions.

  Water  sounds  along  with  some  tragic  sounding  keyboards  and  classical  guitars  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  give  the  recording  more  of  a  pagan  atmosphere and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  melodic  guitar  leads  and  folk  instruments  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  They  also  mix  acoustic  guitars  in  with  some  of  the  heavier  parts  at  times  and  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  keyboards  make  a  return  and  the  riffs  also  start  adding  in  more  melodies  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  deep  growls  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  singi9ng  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording.

  Spirit  Of  The  Forest  plays  a  style  of  pagan/black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  melodic  while  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments, t he  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  heavy  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics are written  in  a  mixture  of  French  and  English  and  cover  Paganism, Darkness,  War  and  Nature  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Spirit  Of  The  Forest  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black/pagan  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Crossroads"  "The  Dark  Era"  and  "Illumination".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/spirit-of-foresta-void-into-fields-of.html


Dreaded Void/The Abyssal Plane Of Suffering/Dark Adversary Productions/2016 EP Review

vendredi 7 octobre 2016 à 04:35

  Dreaded  Void  are  a  band  from Australia  that  plays  a  murky,  apocalyptic  and  unrelenting  evil  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "The  Abyssal  Plane  Of  Suffering"  which  was  released  by  Dark  Adversary  Productions.

  A very  dark,  evil  yet  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  second  wave  influences  along  with  most  of the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  A  great  amount  of  single  note  riffing  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  power  chords  are  also  used  on  a  regular  basis  and  the  songs  bring  in  mostly  fast  riffs  while  also  adding  in  mid  tempo  and  slow  sections  briefly  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads  and  all  3  of  the  tracks  stick  to  a  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  musical  direction  and  on  the  last  track  the  vocals  get  very  deep  and  demonic.

  Dreaded  Void  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  mostly  fast  in  the  90's  second  wave  tradition,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Darkness  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dreaded  Void  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast  and  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Murk".  8 out of  10.

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/dreaded-voidthe-abyssal-plane-of.html