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Pisswitch/St. Barthelemy's Temple/Pisswitch/The Cold Mouth Of The Earth/Babylon Doom Cult Records/2021 Split EP Review

jeudi 10 juin 2021 à 05:35

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a   ep  between  Pisswitch  and  France's  St.  Barthelemy's  Temple  called  "Pisswitch/The  Cold  Mouth  Of  The  Earth"  which  was  released  in  2021  by  babylon  Doom  Cult  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Pisswitch  a  band  from  an  unknown  area  that  plays  a  mixture  of  raw  black  and  psychedelic  doom  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  slow  doom  metal  sound  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a v ery  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  psychedelic  soundscapes  are  also  utilized  at  times,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  slower  direction,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  and  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  blasphemous  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Pisswitch  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  psychedelic  mixture  of  black  and doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Black  That  Now  Shrouds".  


  Next  up  is  St.  Barthelemy's   Temple  a  band  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  and d oom  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  distorted  amp  noises  before  going  into  a  heavier  doom  metal  direction.  Vocals  are  done  in  a  very  deep  style  which  shows  a  touch  of  death  metal  while  high  pitched  yet  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording.


  Some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  the  heaviness  of  sludge  metal  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  riffs.  All  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  and  touches  of  post  black  metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  St.  Barthelemy's   Temple  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "To  The  Baneful  Oblivion".


  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  black  and  doom  metal.  8  out  of  10.


https://pisswitch.bandcamp.com/


https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/St_Barthelemy%27s_Temple/        


 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/06/pisswitchst-barthelemys.html


Xanathar/Darkmoon/Spirit Coffin Publishing/2021 EP Review

jeudi 10 juin 2021 à 04:09

 


  Xanathar  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  epic  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  heavy  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  ep  "Darkmoon"  which  will  be  released  on  June  25th  by  Spirit  Coffin  Publishing.


  Epic  sounding  synths  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  traditional  metal  style  clean  playing  while  elements  of  doom  metal  are  also  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  as  well  as  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  Xanathar  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  a  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  doom  and  heavy  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and r aw  while  the  lyrics  are  based  upon  the  Dark  Moon  game. 


  In  my  opinion  Xanathar  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  epic  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  heavy  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Descending  Into  The  Darkness".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/06/xanathardarkmoonspirit-coffin.html


Tot aus dem Wald/Disziplin Des Hohen Feuers/Wolfmond Production/2021 Full Length Review

mercredi 9 juin 2021 à 05:11

 


  Tot  aus  dem  Wald  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  raw,  misanthropic  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Disziplin  Des  Hofen  Feuers"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.


  A  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  programmed  beats  and  battle  a  few  seconds  later  before  introducing  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  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  a  lot  of  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  and  early  2000's  influences.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  melodic  chants  also  between  added  in  between  tracks,  synths  also  male  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  melodic  riffing  can  also  be  heard.  


  On  this  recording  Tot  aus  dem  Wald  remains  true  to  his  raw,  misanthropic  and  old  school  black  metal  of  huis  previous  release  as  well  as  getting  more  experimental  this  time  around.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  the  grim  and  gloomy  kingdom  Misanthropic  Germany  along some  pagan  god  worship  and  secret  rituals.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Tot  aus  dem  Wald  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  misanthropic  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Helja,  wo  Männer  sterben"  "Fleischpfähler,  ein  kranker  Gaul"  and  "In  krankem  Mondeslicht".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/06/tot-aus-dem-walddisziplin-des-hohen.html


Tempers Creature/Exstinctio Luminis/Wolfmond Production/2021 CD Review

mercredi 9 juin 2021 à 04:09

 


  Germany's  duo  Tempers  Creature  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  a  depressive  style  of  pagan  black  metal  with  some  elements  of  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Exstinctio  Luminis"  which  was  released  by  Wolfmond  Production.


  A  keyboard  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  while  also  introducing  elements  of  ambient  onto  the  recording.  Whispers  and  choir  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Vocals  are  mostly  depressive  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing.


  At  times  the  music  also  captures  a  medieval  atmosphere  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  utilized  briefly.  The  songs  also  have  their  lo-fi  moments  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  clean  pagan  vocals  onto  the  recording,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


 Clean  playing  is also  added  on  a  couple  of  tracks  as  well  as  one  Falkenbach  and  2  Burzum  covers  also  being  added  as  songs  onto  the  album  along  with  the  ambient  elements  also  returning  on  some  of  the  later  songs  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  instrumentals,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  stringed  instruments  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  Paganism,  Nature,  Germanic  Mythology,  Depression  and  Social  Issues.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Tempers  Creature  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  and  pagan  black  metal  with  elements  of  ambient,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Morgengrauen"  "Die  Trauer  der  Nanna"  and  "Nimmer  mehr".  8/5  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/06/tempers-creatureexstinctio.html


Sieta Interview

mercredi 9 juin 2021 à 02:58

 

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


Sieta is a Slavic folk metal project. It is the second project made as a part of Skyglow Productions, which is basically music composed by me, Aleksandr Mokin.


2.You have an album coming out in June, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?


Temnozor was more an inspiration in terms of idea, while Nokturnal Mortum and Moonsorrow were the ones who influenced the sound. It is still very different from them and features a lot of death metal-ish stuff.


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


All music is written by me. I had an idea of making an album about Novgorod while making "Thousand Years of Terror" for my main project Skyglow. The title song was 10 minutes long and it was about the coming of Christianity to Russia. I wanted to elaborate on this topic a little more, and I decided it was a good theme for the next album. But as I wanted it to be folk metal, I chose to create a separate project for this album.


4.Your lyrics also cover the contrast between Christianity and Paganism in the ancient city of Novogrod, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting process?


The plot behind the album is the uprising of Novgorodian people against the Kievan knyaz who wanted to subordinate all of the ancient Rus' regions and force them into christianity. The idea was to make a "metal opera" about these events. I first came up with the concept and a plot. I had in mind what mood each song should have and what its lyrics should be about. Then I wrote all the music and then the lyrics. I had to study two languages during the process by reading linguistic textbooks and historical sources.


5.Your lyrics are also written in a mixture of Old Russian and Old Church Slavonic, what was the decision behind using both languages in the songs?


Old Russian was the people's language of that time, while Old Church Slavonic was the church's language. It was obtained by word-by-word translation of the Bible to Bulgarian. So the novgorodians' parts are in Old Russian, and the knyaz and his minions' parts are in Old Church Slavonic. This was also done to further express the confrontation between the two sides.


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


The name “Sieta” means “sorrow” in old Russian, it represents sorrow for what our nation has endured through the centuries.


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


The cover art was made by Vsevolod Ivanov, an author of a series of gorgeous slavic folk fiction paintings. The building in the center is an abandoned pagan shrine. It also has two versions: day and night – to represent the two forces.


8.Once the pandemic end, does the band have any live shows planned?


I don’t think so, as it requires twice as much time. The only possibility for it to happen is that we’d become famous enough for me to quit my job and make money on concerts.


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


The album is not out yet by the time I am writing this. We have two singles, but we promoted them mainly in Russia. We did send out the album exclusively to some bloggers and I can see some good reviews, but it's too early to draw conclusions for now. I hope that the album will achieve some appreciation among the black/folk metal audience, as I am very proud of the work done.


10.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?


Sergey's band Excruciation by Silence has recently released their first full length album and are touring with it now together with Viktor. I recommend fans of prog-thrash to follow this band, as they prepare a lot of new material.

I am writing a new Skyglow album which will be Progressive MDM.

Critical Extravasation is in the process of recording a full length album in the style similar to their first EP, namely technical death metal. It is sick material, but the recording is going slow. I’ll try my best to help it see the light as soon as possible, but there is still a lot to do before we can release it.


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


For now I want to focus on writing new material for Skyglow. Then I'll maybe make something for Sieta, but I always try to come up with something new for each album. I have some ideas of what the theme of the album can be, but I did not come up with a musical vision yet.


12.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?


My favorite music style is old school MDM, like "Skydancer" of "Dark Tranquillity", "Voice Of Harmony" of "Excretion", "The Sentencing" by "Estuary of Calamity" and so on.

Website: skyglowprod.com
Bandcamp: sieta.bandcamp.com
Facebook: facebook.com/sietaband
Youtube: youtube.com/c/skyglowProductions
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/4eloJUwRUF1zkBE8deXHly
Instagram: instagram.com/skyglow_prod/
Twitter: twitter.com/skyglowprod
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/skyglow_productions
VK: vk.com/sietaband

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/06/sieta-interview.html