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Adversarius/In Nomine Draconis Inferni/Void Wanderer Productions/War Productions/2020 CD Review

dimanche 12 juillet 2020 à 04:15

  Adversarius  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "In  Nomine  Draconis  Inferni"  which  will  be  released  in  August  as  a  joint  effort  between  Void  Wanderer  and  War  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  demonic  voices  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  spoken  words  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  Some  of  the  riffing  and  growling  vocals  also  show  an  influence  of  death  metal  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  elements  as  well  as  a  couple  of  later  track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chants,  the  closing  song  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  which  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  classical  guitars.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Thelema,  Occultism,  Left  Hand  Path,  Death,  War  and  Chaos  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Adversarius  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  "The  Dragon  Of  Da'at"  "Belial"  and  "Musmahhu".  8/5  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/adversariusin-nomine-draconis.html


Arrogant Destruktor/No Fucking Mercy/Void Wanderer Productions/2020 CD Review

dimanche 12 juillet 2020 à 02:52
 
  United  Kingdom's  Arrogant  Destruktor  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for  more  of  a  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "No  Fucking  Mercy"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Void  Wanderer  Productions.

A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and blast  beats  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  that  also  have  their  deep  moments  and  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.

  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  One track  also  introduces  synths  onto  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  first  wave  elements  also  being  utilized  at  times,  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  riffing  also  shows  an  influence  of  thrash  metal. 

  On  this  recording  Arrogant  Destruktor  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black  metal  that  they  had  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  mythical,  celestial  and  fantasy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Arrogant  Destruktor  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Midnight  Graves"  "Pyromancer"  and  "Dominion  Extinguished".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/arrogant-destruktorno-fucking-mercyvoid.html


Lethargie/Void Wanderer Productions/2020 Demo Review

samedi 11 juillet 2020 à 22:29

  Lethargie  are  a  solo  project  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  demo  which  was  released  by
'Void  Wanderer  Productions.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  that  are  kind  of  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  at  times  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  low  and  epic  in  length.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  influences  from  the  90's  and  2000's  era  as  well  as  mixing  it  with  some  more  modern  elements.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  as  the  demo  progresses  the  vocals  also  start  adding  in  more  of  a  grim  approach. 

Lethargie  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  lo-fi  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  dreams,  coldness  and  desolate  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Lethargie  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Puppets"  "World  Whispers"  and  "The  Desert".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/lethargievoid-wanderer-productions2020.html


Necrofaith Interview

samedi 11 juillet 2020 à 20:12
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. Necrofaith is my faith in music, the sound homage to my Lord.

2.Your first album is coming out towards the end of July, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
2. My sound must be dark, satanic and raw, no experimental bullshit.

3. A lot of your lyrics cover satanic themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
3. Satan saved my life, free to choose my existential path.

4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

4. Chaos, solitude, rebellion, hate, devotion, blood, flesh, love, sex and death.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Necrofaith'?
5. "Necro" for music, "Faith" for Satan: Music for Satan.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that was presented on the album cover?
6. The "aesthetic part" of Necrofaith is irrelevant and front cover is only used to identify the album.

7.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
7. Necrofaith will be my lonely litany throughout its existence.

8.So far very little is known about the musical project other than the bandcamp page, is that intentional for the time being?
8. That's intentional forever.

9.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or heave received any interest?
9. A true underground label will release album on tape. More info soon.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
10. Good vibrations.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
11. Future don't exist, I live day by day.

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?

12. The first albums of Bathory, Venom, Blaphemy, Celtic Frost, Mayhem and Kreator, today as yesterday.


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

13. Listen "Sermon I: True Satanic Black Art" and pray Satan.

https://necrofaith.bandcamp.com/album/sermon-i-true-satanic-black-art

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/necrofaith-interview.html


Vokodlok Interview

samedi 11 juillet 2020 à 09:02

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the album?

Hi!
Since the album 'Mass Murder Genesis' was released in 2003 we continued playing concerts and a couple of mini tours until the fall of 2008 when our drummer left the band.
Having a hard time finding a replacement we decided to put the band on hold and went on with our lives and other projects.
Besides VokodloK, GhiauR plays in a Swedish Black-Metal band called 'Burning Darkness' and Urmuz in several Black-Metal bands 'Nocturn', 'Ordinul Negru' and Grind-Core 'Blutrina' .


2.Recently you have released a new ep, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Our latest Ep , 'Oracle Fury' , was revealed on the 13th of  May 2020 and musically is less aggressive and at slower pace compared with the album 'Mass Murder Genesis'. It's more in the vein of the demo 'Unchain the Wolf'. The vocals are a little more diverse and the production is much better then the previous releases. We would like to have different sounds on every release and that will also be heard on our next album.


3.The bands was also broken up for more than 10 years, what was the cause of the split and also the decision to reform?

The energy has always been there but the main reason was, as usual, hard time in finding members - especially a drummer - to work with.
We din't give up the idea of continuing our work with Vokodlok, we were just waiting for the right moment. And that time is here. 


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?

We continue along the same path and covering different themes like death, mythology, religion, human mind. The actual meaning of 'Oracle's Fury' can be found in the song titles: The Myths, Alive In the Mind O.f. The Weak. It has been thought as a whole entity where each song is a piece of the puzzle that in the end will construct the idea behind the album.


5.I know that the bands name is another Slavic word for werewolf, do you have an interest in the werewolf and vampire legends of your home country?

Yeah, we are interested of myths and legends of all kinds which is the reason that our demo 'Unchain the Wolf' uses elements from werewolf  related legends and our latest release 'Oracle's fury' from greek mythology while the album 'Mass Murder Genesis' is more straightforward anti-religious themed.


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?

The artwork has been created by mastermind Costin Chiorean which is renowned for his great art creations and collabs with established bands in the extreme metal scene.
It was inspired by listening to the album along with reading the lyrics and its a great visual representation of the message and vibe in our songs.


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?

I would say that the gigs we did in smaller clubs because of the powerful mood created by the closeness and interaction with the public.
The Battlefield mini tour with the Defilement band in march 2008 was a great experience.


8.Currently the band is unsigned but has worked with a label in the past, are you open to working with another label again in the future?

Yes, of course, we are actually planning to collaborate with a label for our next releases.


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

We got really good feedback, the fans were surprised by our comeback and 'Oracle's Fury' was well received.


10.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

All the songs are ready and we are currently preparing the recording of our next creation in the form of an album that will start in the autumn. If everything works as planned it will be to be released in the autumn of 2021 or not later than the spring of 2022.
Our plans include also gigs and touring in order to promote it. I can also reveal now that our line-up is now complete for both studio and live performances.


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 started like most metal heads, listening in our younger days to Slayer, Metallica, Pantera and then got into the more extreme metal styles.
The bands that influenced us most have always been the old Black-Metal and also Death-Metal bands from the '90s like Mayhem, Immortal, Marduk, Brutality, Hypocrisy to name only a few.
Nowadays we listen to almost all kinds of metal and not so much of the other genres. 

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

Thank you for the support and this great interview!

https://vokodlok.bandcamp.com/
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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/07/vokodlok-interview.html