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Hetroertzen/Phosphorus Vol 1/Listenable Records/2022 CD Review

jeudi 9 juin 2022 à 03:34

 


  Hetroertzen  are  a  band  originally  from  Chile  but  now  resides  in  Sweden  and  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Phosphorus  Vol  1"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Listenable  Records.


  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  album  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  ritualistic  sounds  of  the  intro  also  retuning  on  some  of  the  later  songs,  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Hetroertzen  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  modern  and  aggressive  sounding  as  well  as  remaining  true  to  the  traditions  of  the  genre.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  The  Keys  of  Solomon,  Occultism,  Illumination  and  Gnosticism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Hetroertzen  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sea In  Black"  "Vultus  Satani"  "I  Am  Sickness  I  Am  Death"  and  "The  Conjuring  Of  The  Seven  Spirits".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/hetroertzenphosphorus-vol-1listenable.html


Alburnum/Buitenlucht/Babylon Doom Cult Records/2022 Full Length Review

jeudi 9 juin 2022 à 02:06

 


  Alburnum  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  folk  influenced  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Buitenlucht"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  Babylon  Doom  Cult  Records.


  A  very  distorted  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing while  folk  instruments  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  album.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.


  One  of  the  tracks  also  introduces  acoustic  guitars  and  clear  vocals  onto  the  album  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments  as  well  as  each  song  also  bringing  in  a  different  style.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Dutch  and  cover  depression,  grief  and  tribulation.  


  In  my  opinion  Alburnum  are  a  very  great  sounding  folk  influenced  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ik  Kan  Niet  Zien"  and  "Fluisterend  Water".  8  out  of  10.


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CD preorder: https://www.babylondoomcultrecords.com/product/alburnum-buitenlucht-cd/


https://youtu.be/dsh0WBSrWr0   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/alburnumbuitenluchtbabylon-doom-cult.html


Devouror/Diablos Brigade/Listenable Records/2022 CD Review

mercredi 8 juin 2022 à 05:13

 


  Devouror  are  a  band  from  Singapore  that  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Diablos  Brigade"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Listenable  Records.  


  A  very  dark  and  epic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements.  Vocals are  mostly  bestial  growls  while  the  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style.  


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  influences  of  thrash  metal.


  The  music is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  era  but  mixed  in  with  a  more  modern  day  brutality  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  at  times,  ritualistic  chants  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  album  closes  with  a  cover  of  Possessed's  "Death  Metal.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Blasphemy  and  Death  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Devouror  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Oath  Of  Devils  Cross"  "Manta  Kali  Kunt"  "Supersonic  Satanas"  and  "Bestial  Deathcult  Warfare".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/devourordiablos-brigadelistenable.html


Black Cilice/Esoteric Atavism/Iron Bonehead Productions/2022 CD Review

mercredi 8 juin 2022 à 02:05

 


  Portugal's  solo  project  Black  Cilice  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "Esoteric  Atavism"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  Iron  Bonehead  Productions.


  A  very  fast,  raw  and  lo-fi  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Vocals a re  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  good  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.  A  lot  of  the  music  also  shows  an  influence  of  the  more  underground  90's  to  early  2000's  style  which  they  also  update  for  the  more  modern  era  along  with  all  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Black  Cilice  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  lo-fi  style  of  black  metal  that  he  has  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Esotericism  themes.      


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Black  Cilice  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  raw  and  lo-fi  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMEDNED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Channeling  Old  Power"  and  "Towards  Transcendence".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/black-ciliceesoteric-atavismiron.html


VomitmantiK Interview

mardi 7 juin 2022 à 05:15

 

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

1) HI there! I ( Nightclaw, vocals and lyric writer) formed Vomitmantik in late spring 2018 gathering some of the biggest morbid metal maniacs and bestial souls the Italian scene have ever had. Despite the geographic distance between the members, we are bounded by a longtime deep brotherhood for years ( 2008 less or more) and I knew that we were the perfect bunch of bastards to give birth to this powerful and boundless four-headed Black God of necromancy. We never played together before but we come from bands like Uncreation, Necromutilator, Sadomortuary, Deathfucker, Terrorsaw, and Morbid Pest ( pretty well-known acts in Italy and not only).


2.Recently you have released your first full length, musically how doe sit differ from your previous split and demo?

2) There is not much difference, the full-length contains also the re-recorded hymns from the demo and the split, but with more lethal power and more obscure charge. Our style is and always will be the same expression of the untamed darkness that comes from our inner abyss.


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

3) Well, in the other bands we play ( or we played before) the targets of our personal inner Beast are different and might take another shape. Also, the bond between the members is different and generates other kinds of musical manifestations. (For example, my past band Terrorsaw was just a chaos storm spreading free metal violence fueled by alcohol abuse). Now with Vomitmantik we truly joined our needs to evoke our deepest darkness and each one join the others to create our spells and set the Black God free.


4. A lot of your lyrics cover Occultism, Necromancy and Anti Christianity themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

4) We can say that we have a sort of our own " obscure mythology" and our personal savage necromantical rituals. All that burns inside of us and we talk about our visions and icons representing a kind of search that we can do only by embracing the endless, primordial Night. Only in darkness we will find the " enlightenment", but you know, in our case everything comes out mercilessly, chaotic and barbaric like a Beast from fucking hell, in Vomitmantik we are not for sophisticated philosophy or baroque alchemical formulas. Anyway, we prefer to not be more specific on this subject, it's too personal.

And yes, of course, Christianity ( and monotheistic religions in general) are ways of self-enslavement, weakness, and, definitely, futile boundaries that must be thrown into a purifying fire.


5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

5) Mainly rites to become one with Night and Darkness, entities of magic, divine death, fire, and devouring, but also clairvoyance through nightmares, ritual fights, wild hunting and lust glorification.


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

6) " Vomitmantik " is the fusion of the words " Vomit" and " Necromantic" ( but nothing to do with the cult movie). We wanted something that could undeniably give the idea of a summoned storm of all the obscure, violent, boundless and real things that mankind tries to suffocate, deny or exorcise. This black, unstoppable storm with us is spreading free vomiting all its truths, revenge and hate right on the soul of all the weak skums and their pathetic religions, morals, institutions, politics and nowadays society.


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

7) The "DEVOTIO AD BESTIAS" cover artwork is a work of the master Paolo Girardi, the most insane and incredible painter of nightmares and abominations in the world and it's based on a sketch that I made. We wanted our personal, subterranean Bestial God to take life and Paolo was THE MAN for the job, no doubt about it! He added some elements and outstanding light effects that turned the final result into a living entity!

Each of the four heads represents the "deep side" of each member of the band and the enormous phallus of the Beast is ready to fuck the modern world to death!


8.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?

8) Yeah sure! I can tell you that our very first live show was at an excellent festival in Parma ( north Italy) called " Stige Fest " and we shared the stage with the legendary Tormentor! A real blast of a gig and a real honor for us! We also played at some other underground gigs around Italy but very few in number, we like to perform live rituals a lot of course, but we are selective on this point. We also wanted to record the album before increasing the number of the gigs, but with two years of pandemic shit this has been impossible. Now we are slowly starting again to spread our necromancy around and we want to ride the nightwing across the world!


9.The album was released on 'Nuclear Abominations Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

9) Nuclear Abominations Records exists for a lot of years! It's a small, putrid and TRULY underground label. It's run by our friend Michele Toscan, a real extreme metal maniac with an old-style approach to what, firstly, is his biggest passion before being a job...this is the way things should be done in the underground scene! What's important for us is a well-done work in fact of press quality and distribution with no bullshits, cheats,mess or other reasons of distrust. Michele is honest, he works very hard with good results and has excellent contacts for the distribution.


10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of war, black and death metal?

10) For the moment the reactions of those that listened to our stuff and/or have seen us live are very good! We are glad and satisfied when we hear the words of some maniacs and old-timers that claim to have been cursed by our spells ahahaha!


11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

11) Well, at the moment for me, the bass player C.  "El Putas" Boar and the drummer Von Boia, Vomitmantik is the only band we actively play. Our guitarist Von Pest plays also in Necromutilator, Sadomortuary and Deathfucker and all these acts of metal impurity have new killer stuff out ( or about to come). In fact they are already playing and planning live strikes!


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

12) We are already working on a good number of new sinister incantations for the next release (but for the moment I don't want to say more about this) and we will manifest our presence on stage again for sure, especially after the summer...


13.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?

13) Mainly our musical influences are from the Ross Bay Cult scene, from the South American and American black/black death, from the Australian crazy bastards, and from old-style European extreme metal in general. Blasphemy, Black Witchery, Conqueror, Archgoat, Sarcofago, Impurity, Mayhem, Inquisition, Destroyer 666, Bestal Warlust, Revenge...but also from Bathory, Celtic Frost / Hellhammer, Possessed, early Morbid Angel, and, of course, VENOM!


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

14) Thanks for supporting our necromancy with this interview and your interest in Vomitmantik! Our album DEVOTIO AD BESTIAS is available on CD format through Nuclear Abominations Records and Buio Omega distribution's website and in digital format on Nuclear Abominations Bandcamp! Get the curse!

https://youtu.be/588yRa3oxLk

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/06/vomitmantik-interview.html