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Misanthropic Rage Interview

mercredi 19 octobre 2016 à 00:32

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We're about to release our debut full length album (18.11 is the premiere date), but we're already gathering ideas for next releases.

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 ep you had released a few months back?

The sound and the atmosphere of the album doesn't differ much from the EP, simply because both were created and recorded at the same time. It is a little more straight-forward though, Qualia and it's title track were meant to be a journey for us, something different from the very beginning, that's why it became rather long track, we've just went with the flow. Full album has more traditional approach to the matter. The only difference is this time we've decided to hand recorded tracks for mastering to Serakos studio in Warsaw, while Qualia was done entirely by ourselves.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Our lyrics almost always describes the way we see the world around us. Sometimes it's straight “in your face” type of message, sometimes it's more metaphorical, but it's always about our view on the world and diseases that devours it from it's core, whether it's religion, politics or just simply human stupidity.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Misanthropic Rage'?

It describes our approach to life. We've become really fed up with everything around, we've started to make music together and “Misanthropic Rage” perfectly describes both the music and attitude.

5.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?

If we can find similar minds that will fit to our vision, then sure, it'd be great to be able to take our music and spread it on live shows. From the creational point of view we'd rather stick to the absolutely minimum – the way we work together suits us well and saves us lots of unwanted obstacles, and it's obvious that the more people you have working on something, the harder it gets to have same goal and vision.

6.The new album is coming out on Godz Ov War Productions, are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Yes, the atmosphere and dialogue between us goes great so far. It's always a pleasure to work with someone that's doing it for the music, not for fame or money.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

I'd lie if I said that we don't care, we're happy when somebody likes what we're doing, but we're not doing it for fame, money or to please someone. We're do what we do with a goal to transform our vision and emotions into sounds, and if someone likes it, that's great.

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

We both have side projects, but our main focus is Misanthropic Rage for the time being.

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

That's too early to be sure, we like to evolve. We're not planning anything for the moment, we trust our instincts and do things when the time is right.

10.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?
Obviously the main influence is Black Metal, especially the Icelandic scene lately, but we listen to a lot of different kinds of metal, and music in general. We don't want to limit ourselves, there's a lot of great sounds even (or maybe especially) in places you would never think of.

11.How would you describe your views on Occultism?

Well, let's just say that making our music is a very spiritual experience for us. We are interested in occultism, but we doesn't follow anyone. I'd rather say we're exploring ourselves in our way.

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

Thanks for having us and taking interest. There is a lot more to come from us, so stay tuned.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/misanthropic-rage-interview.html


Aenaon/Hypnosophy/Code666/2016 CD Review

mardi 18 octobre 2016 à 04:38

  Aenaon  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  experimental  and  progressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Hyposophy"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Code666.

 Clean  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  screams  along  with  some  clean  singing  and  saxophones  are  also  utilized  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful.

  At  times  the  riffs  can  be  very  melodic  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  they  also  add  acoustic  guitars  into  certain sections  of  the  recording  and  when guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  most  of  the tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  A  lot  of  the  vocals  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  anger  and  hate  and  some parts  of  the  songs  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  the  songs  also  mix  in  growls  and  progressive  structures  and  one  song  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  female  vocals  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  elements  of  ethnic  music  and  the  last  track  brings  in  psychedelic  style  keyboards.

  Aenaon  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  and  progressive  and  also  stands  out  with  saxophones  being  used  as  one  of  the  main  instruments  which  also  makes  the  songs  sound  a  lot  more  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  personal  weaknesses,  paranoia,  death,  and  denial  of  ego  and  body  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Aenaon  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  and  progressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  very  original  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fire  Walk  With  Me"  "Tunnel"  and  "Phronesis-Psychomagic".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/aenaonhypnosophycode6662016-cd-review.html


N.K.V.D/Toltalitarian Industrial Oppression/Krucyator productions/2016 CD Compilation Review

mardi 18 octobre 2016 à 02:57

  N.K.V.D  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  had  had  an  album  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  industrial  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2016  compilation  album  "Toltalitarian  Industrial  Oppression"  which  was  released  by  Krucyator  Productions  and  consists  of  2007  ep  "Diktatura"  and  2011  full  length  "Vlast".

  Distorted  spoken  word  parts  along  with  some  ambient  style  soundscapes  start  off  the  compilation  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  while  also  mixing  in  some  synths  at times  as  well  as  some  programmed  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black   metal  screams.

  Melodies  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  spoken  word  samples  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  great mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  songs  are  also  all  heavily  influenced  by  industrial.

  N.K.V.D  plays  a  style of  black  metal  that  is  very  heavily  influenced  by  industrial  and  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  movie  samples  which  also  makes  the  songs  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  cover  history,  dictatorship,  totalitarianism,  and  oppression  themes  while  some  samples  are  in  English.

 In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  collection  of  work  from  N.K.V.D  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  industrial  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Kadyrovski  Klan"  "Incipit  SSR"  "Alkhan-Kala"  and  "Grozny".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/nkvdtoltalitarian-industrial.html


Akral Necrosis/Underlight/Loud Rage Music/2016 CD Review

lundi 17 octobre 2016 à 00:11

  Akral  Necrosis  are  a  band  from  Romania  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  heavy  and  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Underlight"  which  was  released  by  Loud  Rage  Music.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  and  after  a  few  seconds  high  pitched  screams  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  while  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid paced  and  fast  parts.

  A  great  amount  of  morbid  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  starts  getting  utilized  more  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  focus  remains  more  on  a  heavy  and  raw  approach.

  Akral  Necrosis  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  on  this  recording t hat  is  very  fast,  raw  and  aggressive,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  without  taking  away  from  the  aggression  while  the  lyrics  cover  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Akral  Necrosis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast,  raw  and  aggressive  black  metal,  you should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "King  In  Yellow"  "Saturnian  Gallows" "Hounds Of  Plague"  and  "Underlight".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/akral-necrosisunderlightloud-rage.html


Sauron/Wara!/Witching Hour Productions/2016 CD Review

dimanche 16 octobre 2016 à 01:28

  Sauron  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  pagan  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album "Wara!"  which  was released  by  Witching  Hour  Productions.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  folk  instruments  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  clean  singing  pagan  chants  are  added  on  the  recording  while  most  of  the  vocals  are  grim  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  all  of the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  most  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  while  also  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  fast  riffing  and  blast  beats  at  times  and  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  they  close  the  album  with  a cover  of  Bathory's  "Enter  The  Eternal  Flame".

  Sauron  plays  a  style  of  pagan/black  metal  that  is mostly  done  in  a  mid  tempo  style  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  folk  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Paganism  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Sauron  are  a  very  great  sounding  pagan/black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Czarcie  Bagna"  and  "Goreja  Wici".  8 out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/sauronwarawitching-hour-productions2016.html