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Terra/Mors Secunda/Code666/2016 CD Review

dimanche 23 octobre 2016 à 04:55

  Terra  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  with  elements  of  drone  and  post  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Mors  Secunda"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Code666.

  Melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  album  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  both  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  A  very  raw  style  of  black  metal  can  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  brings  in  more  of  a  modern  atmospheric  style  that  also  has  influences  from  the  Cascadian  style  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  as  the  album  progresses  elements  of  drone  and  post  rock  can  be  heard.

  Terra  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  recording  while  also  having  its  raw  moments  and  expanding  on  the  drone  and  post  rock  influences,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Terra  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Apotheosis".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/terramors-secundacode6662016-cd-review.html


Bahrrecht/L' Aube Glacee/Ketzer Records/2016 CD Review

dimanche 23 octobre 2016 à 03:27

  Bahrrecht  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "/L' Aube  Glacee"  which  will  be  released  on  Halloween  by  Ketzer  Records.

  Nature  sounds  along  with  some  classical  guitars  start  off  the  album  and  they  also  use  a  good  mixture  of  finger  picking  and  full  chords  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  stringed  instruments  and  after  the  intro  the  music  gets  very  heavy  while  also  introducing  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  on  the  recording.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  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  black  metal  feeling  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Atmospheric  sounds  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  raw  yet  melodic  style  and  classical  guitars  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses melodic  chants  can  be  heard  briefly  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  of  the  heavy  riffing  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  death  metal  and  spoken  word  parts  are  added  on  the  last  song.

  Bahrrecht  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  heavy  while  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  adding  classical  guitars  on  some  songs  which  makes  their  music  stand  out  a  lot  more,  the  production  is  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bahrrecht  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "Un  Orage  Eternel"  "Ceux  De  La  Nuit"  and  "La  Palingenesie  De  Mon  Ame".  8 out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/bahrrechtl-aube-glaceeketzer.html


Sol Sisetre/I/Graven Earth Records/2016 EP Re-Issue Review

samedi 22 octobre 2016 à 23:27

  This  is  a  review  of  another recording  from  Sol  Sistere  which  is  also  in  the  melodic  and  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  and  the  ep  was  originally  released  in  2014  and  called  "I"  and was  re-issued  by  Graven  Earth  Records  in  2016.

  A  very  fast,  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  mix  the  modern  atmospheric  style  in  with  a  90's  Swedish  influenced  way  of  playing  and  all  3  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  acoustic  guitars  can also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  on a   couple  of  songs  and  the  faster  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking.

  Sol  Sistere  played  a  style  of  black  metal  on  this  recording  that  was  very  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  while  being  mostly  done  with  guitars,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover Mysticism,  Occultism,  Life,  Death,  Feelings,  Dimensions  and  Reincarnation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sol  Sistere  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Reborn".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/sol-sistreigraven-earth-records2016-ep.html


Sol Sistere/Unfading Incorporeal Vacuum/Hammerheart Records/2016 CD Review

samedi 22 octobre 2016 à 02:30

  Sol  Sistere  are  a  band  from  Chile  that  plays  a very  atmospheric  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Unfading  Incorporeal  Vacuum"  which  was  released  by  by  Hammerheart  Records.

  Acoustic  and  clean  guitar playing  starts  off  the  album  and  the  solos  and  leads  are done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  once  the  music  gets  heavy  and  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  fast  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking which also gives the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling.

 All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the recording  have  a  very powerful  sound to  them  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also h ear  a  great  amount  of  melody  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks a re  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  also  make a  return  on  some  of  the  other  tracks  and  they  also  bring  in  a brief  instrumental  that  introduces  violins  onto  the  recording  before  closing  the album  with  2 heavy  vocal  tracks.

  Sol  Sistre  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  melodic  and  atmospheric  while  also  having  its  raw  and  aggressive  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Mysticism,  Occultism,  Life,  Death,  Dimensions,  Feelings  and  Reincarnation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sol  Sistre  are  a  very  great sounding  atmospheric  and melodic black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out this  cassette.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Death  Kneel"  "Degraded  Soul"  and  "Seeker Of  Souls".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/sol-sistereunfading-incorporeal.html


Deus Ignotus Interview

vendredi 21 octobre 2016 à 13:57
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We have a deal with III Damnation productions for our new album Hexapterygon which will be released on CD, Vinyl and Cassette in November.

2.You have a new album coming out in November, 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?
We have further refined our sound as a mixture of Black and Death Metal and also added some elements from the American BM scene and the contemporary Occult Black Metal sound. This musical direction has started with Chrismation and has been evolving ever since.

3.Your lyrics deal with a lot of anti christian and occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the black arts?
We are interested in the black arts as observers and not as practitioners and our lyrics are mostly anti-religious and about secret and occult brotherhoods. We think modern religion is the greatest plague of mankind and that man should begin his own quest for Theosis.

4.In the past you have had some lyrics inspired by H.P Lovecraft, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this author?
This happened in our second demo "Slavery of the Cosmic Knowledge". We are fascinated by the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft and he has always been an inspiration for us.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deus Ignotus'?
Deus Ignotus or "Unknown God" is about mankind's constant search for the supreme being and how it affects as emotionally and psychologically. The "Deus Ignotus" is the ultimate ideal but doesn't actually exist. Nevertheless it's the force that has been driving mankind, since it's beginning, towards self-improvement and perfection, but also towards hatred and destruction. It has a fascinating ambiguity.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a  duo?
Deus Ignotus is comprised of Reshep and Xolferoth. Spoon has been something more than just a session member for the past years. We would be interested in more session members only if they share our musical direction and our ideals.

7.While the band is from Greece you don't really sound like the traditional sound that comes out of the country, do you feel you stand out quite a bit in your home country?
We respect and we are also fans of the Hellenic black metal sound but we, as a band, like to experiment with different sounds and create our own musical direction.

8.The new album is coming out on 'III Damnation Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
III Damnation is a very well respected label here in Greece and has on its ranks many accomplished Greek bands. Also it is responsible for organizing many black metal live shows in Athens with well known bands from Greece and the rest of the world. We are pleased to cooperate with them.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
We have received a lot of interest from worldwide and of course our country, and it is growing over time. There's a strange balance between black and death metal in out music, so it takes the listener some time to become a fan. Some people who have caught the vibe stuck with it.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We do not plan on altering our musical direction, only evolving it. From day to day we become better musicians and composers so it will be possible for us to create better stuff in the future.

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?
We are influenced by the Black-Death metal scene in general, old school Brutal Death Metal and also the nowadays occult scene and the burst of Orthodox Black Metal. We have also influences from the original Black Metal sound and especially USBM. Some of our influences are: Demoncy, Deathspell Omega, Katharsis, Archgoat, Inquisition, Marduk etc. These days we are listening to Batushka, Profanatica, Mispyrming, Dead Congregation, Teitanblood and of course the classic Black and Death metal bands.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Give Hexapterygon a few spins and you will realize that we are not a fucking copy-paste band, we have some original ideas and we would like to spread them out.
Abdicamus Fictum Salvatorem.

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