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Deus Mortem/Kosmocide/Terratur Possessions/Malignant Voices/2019 CD Review

mercredi 3 avril 2019 à 04:28

  Deus  Mortem  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  traditional  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Kosmocide"  which  will  be  released  on  April  24th  as  a  joint  effort  between  Terratur  Possessions  and  Malignant  Voices.

  Atmospheric  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.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  influences  from  both  the  90's  and  era's first  and  second  wave  era's.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  old  school  style  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  While  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  past  they  also  make  the  music  sound  more  up  to  date  with  a  brutal  take  on  the  musical  genre  and  as  the  album  progresses  atmospheric  soundscapes  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  keyboards  also being  used  at  times. 

A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  one  song  also  introduces  classical  guitars  onto  the  recording,  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  and  demonic  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  an  esoteric  journey  through  tragedies,  death  and  destruction  through  universal  laws  -  straight  to  the  womb  of  chaos.

  In  my  opinion  Deus  Mortem  are  a  very  great  sounding  traditional  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Remorseless  Beast"  "Throw  The  Crown  It  Departs"  and  "The  Destroyer".

 https://youtu.be/o-SJG4vTgIQ
https://www.facebook.com/deusmortemofficial

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/deus-mortemkosmocideterratur.html


Istapp Interview

mercredi 3 avril 2019 à 03:22
1.In April you have a new album coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?



We have finally discovered an antidote for the sun and this time our hymns are more forcible, fatal and definitive! Earlier we have spellbounded humanity with our divine melodies and chants. and lead their way into battle but now the threat are much more extensive so this is the guidance for the final attack! "The Insidious Star" is the natural continuation from our previous releases. 





2.This is your first album in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?



We have been constantly fighting off the severe heatwaves that continuously hits the once so pure snowball earth. The glowing orb and its worshippers, who bathe their feeble flesh in the burning rays ,needs to be extinguished once and for all!





3The band refers to its music as being 'True Blekingsk Black Metal' can you tell us a little bit more about this term?



The term True Blekingsk Black Metal is only a way for us to mark our auditory terror and lure more warriors to our constantly growing ranks. The grey mass believe in religious lies and afterlife in a place called heaven. What they don't know is that their suffering will be legendary, even in hell!



4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?



This release is the first one were the songs are sung in different languages. Blekingska, English and German. The lyrical themes on this one extends to topics such as our alliance with hideous mythological creatures, the battle of Muspelheim, death of young children, supreme snipers, our strongholds in Blekinge and how to bring forth eternal winter, absolute zero and finally erase the sun! 





5.You also have a song on the new album that deals with Norse Mythology, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?



We have evoken the cold beasts from Norse Mythology since the beginning of our campaign. Now we expand our legions with monsters from all over the world. Alvrödul, the bringer of light, needs to be exterminated so that nothing can exist but cold!



6. I know that the bands name means 'Icicle' in Swedish, how does this name fir in with the musical style that you play?



When you walk the pathway to Orrekulle and the view of thousands of impaled corpses on icicles meets you, then you might understand!





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



For this album we really needed an extraordinary talent and therefore choose Pär Olofsson as commander. He visualised what is to come for the inhabitants of the planet earth.





8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?



Baden In Blut and Finnkampen is two memorable battlefields! Our so called "performance" is the  frontline of our army where we command our troops and increases their fighting spirit to show no mercy and take no prisoners!



9.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?



We will march for war at April 26 on the preparty for Stockholm Slaughter. There will indeed be a slaughter to remember! Other battlefields will be revealed further on.



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



Our vision has nothing to do with music. We intend to hunt down and kill every single life form who gazes upon the sun in awe and to bring about a new reign of Ice that will remain forever.



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?



We are not influenced by bands or musical styles. Music for our ears are the despairing voices of the dying worshippers!



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



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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/istapp-interview.html


Tryglav Interview

mercredi 3 avril 2019 à 02:55
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project? Boris: the project came in my mind during the early 2018 when i was so tired to play with people without my same vision and passion in music.I think it was march when all started,and from the beginning i wanted to express my vision not only with music but also with the band's look,wich is important thing to me.

2.You have your first album coming out during the end of May, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording? Boris: from the beginning my idea was to combine my love for black metal and 80' horror movies and recreate(especially in live situations) that feeling.there's a song in the album called "creature of the night" that is a perfect combination between black metal and some 80' hair metal.What i wanted was to create an album that's still black metal but catchy and recognizable at first listening too.the songs are catchy but still brutal.

3.Your lyrics cover a lot of horror topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest
in this subject? Boris: i have this passion for horror since when i was a child.I was always attracted by horror movies and his imaginary.When i was a child i hid myself from my parents just to see horror movies in the night and then, of course,i didnt slept all night haha.At the age 14 i started to buy a magazine called "Horror mania" which had also attached a dvd and was always a good movie like Brain dead,Bad taste,The thing etc..I remember that my mother was so scared that she wanted to take me to a psychologist.Over the years things were not better so i covered myself with horror tattoos and my love for this genre is more alive than ever.

4.I know that the band name comes from Slavic Mythology, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Slavic Paganism? Boris: to be honest,i don't know so much about slavic paganism and i didn't read so much about this.I was searching a proper name for the band and when i found Tryglav i thought that was perfect for the band..that's all.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover? Boris: The artwork was done by a hungarian artist called David Busai at Mordiggian art. i saw his work on instagram and he sold these fantastic images created by him and when i saw this one i was like..shit,this pic is perfect for the
album,it must be mine!David did also the editing of band photos and the all cd booklet.My idea for the cover was to have something dark,with cemetery and other horror stuff and this was exactly what i had in mind.I'm totally happy with the cover,in my opinion is awesome and reminds me Abigail from King Diamond and The Somberlain from Dissection.

6.On the album you record everything by yourself but use different musicians for live shows, are you open to working with a full band in the studio on future releases? Boris: absolutely not! i'm done with this shit,i can't work with other people..it's just not for me.I'll do all alone like this first record.If i need some solos or something like that i will ask "Plague Doctor I" to do something(like the 2 solos on this album)but that's all.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance? Boris:unfortunately the band has never play live yet.i'm still searching for live members but it's a matter of months.be sure that the live shows will be something in line with the band's image..will be an horror experience but i'm still working on that.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released? Boris:not yet because like i said i don't have a live members yet but i think that the band will be operative before the
album release.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal? Boris:Reaction was awesome..black metal fans love the song and what amazed me is that so many people who don't listened black metal love  the song.that's what i wanted with this album and it seems that i did it.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future? Boris:well my dream is to quit my job and touring the world but i guess it's a dream for all musicians so..we'll see!

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? Boris: i'm influenced by all thing i listen.there's so many black metal bands that influenced me so i won't make a list but also there's a lot of 80' metal bands that influenced me with their music and imaginary too.i'm mostly influenced by black metal and 80' metal. nowadays i listen all the same shit i listen since when i was 16..black,death,thrash,heavy etc..except modern metal,core and djent shit.Recently i'm listening the new Valkyrja's "Throne blaze"..awesome album!

 12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? Boris: i would to thank you for the interview and for the readers..go on youtube and check the first Tryglav's single
"Night of the whispering souls"..thank you!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/tryglav-interview.html


Nighnacht/ChristophiliaHells Headbangers/2019 EP Review

mercredi 3 avril 2019 à 02:33

  Nighnacht  are  a  band  from  Cleveland,  Ohio  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "Christophilia"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Hells  Headbangers.

  Grim  black  metal  screams  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  which  also  introduces  elements  of  punk  rock  onto  the  recording.  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  but  also  maintaining  a  modern  atmosphere  as  well  as  some  death  metal  growls  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Elements  of  thrash  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  Nighnacht  plays  a  musical  style  that  goes  back  to  the  80's  and  early  90's  era  of  black  and  death  metal  while  also  adding  in  some  punk  and  thrash  influences  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Christianity  and  Horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nignacht  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  punk  and  thrash  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Christophillia"  and  "Agony".  8  out  of  10.

http://nighnacht.bandcamp.com/album/christophilia 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/nighnachtchristophiliahells.html


Blyh/Awake To Emptiness/The Crawling Chaos Records/Akashic Envoy Records/2019 CD Review

mardi 2 avril 2019 à 03:24

  Blyh  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Awake  To  Emptiness"  which  will  be  released  on  April  26th  as  a  joint  effort  between  The  Crawling  Chaos  and  Akashic  Envoy  Records.

  Atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

The  songs  also  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  old  school  Norwegian  and  Swedish  influences  while  also  mixing  them  with  a  more  modern  style  of  black  metal.  Atmospheric  elements  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  into  the  music.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  emotional  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blyh  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  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "What  A  Man  Can  Bear"  and  "Voracious  Null".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/04/blyhawake-to-emptinessthe-crawling.html