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ADLM/Anges de la Mort/Les Productions Heritiques/2019 EP Review

mercredi 6 novembre 2019 à 08:41

  ADLM  are  a  band  from  Quebec,  Canada  that  plays  black'n'roll  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "Anges  de  la  Mort"  which  will  be  released  on  November  19th  by  Les  Productions  Heretiques.

  A  very dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  gives  the  songs  more  of a   raw  feeling.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  while  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times.

  Elements  of  black'n'roll  can  also  be  heard  in  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the songs  while  the  music  also  adds  in  some  first  and  second  wave  influences  at  times  but  also  keeps  it  modern  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  old  school  style  when  they  are utilized  and  classical  guitars  are  also  added  onto  the  closing  track  which  is  also  an  instrumental.

  ADLM  plays  a  style  of  black'n'roll  that  brings  in  a  mixture  of  both  the  old  school  and  modern  style  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  misanthropic  poetry  against  the  modern  human  world.

  In  my  opinion  ADLM  are  a  very  great  sounding  black'n'roll  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Anges  De  La  Mort"  and  "Que  Creve  Le  Leviathan".8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/768KWe38dh4    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/adlmanges-de-la-mortles-productions.html


Xul Ov Kulten Interview

mercredi 6 novembre 2019 à 07:41
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?



Well, Xul ov Kvlten is a Black Metal horde formed in the southern twilight of 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Our aim and purpose is basically summed up in creating the music that our ears demand. On the other hand, and in thematic terms, the band's philosophical principles lie in subverting the mediocre and decadent heritage of Western Judeo-Christian thought. Consequently, any cultural atavism that manifests some kind of media avant-garde, popular tendency or ideological doctrine will be unilaterally rejected by the deep countercultural essence that the band proposes in each of its acts and compositions.





2.In 2019 you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the recording you had released in 2016?



Probably the most important difference, in substantial terms, was the spiritual maturity that we all assume when recording Entropic Increase.In the time of Nitimur in Vetitum, we were coming out of the sudden suicide of our first drummer and that left the band somewhat out of place and in a delicate musical uncertainty,event that for this album was already completely remedied thanks to the arrival of C.I.I.R as a drummer, who made a great contribution in the composition of our album.



3.Some of your lyrics cover occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this subject?



I would say that more than hidden themes, they are intrinsic and deeply human subjects. The perceptual difference may lie in the phenomenological form in which each of the disc's lyrics are narrativized, which, by the way, are full of linguistic recursions, oxymorons, signs, symbols and metaphors.And well, for the rest, I must point out that the volitional interest behind all narrative-musical composition is born from the attempt to disclose and understand the unknowable mysteries of the cosmos, as well as the deep annals of human consciousness.





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



In summary, I could tell you that all the themes worked are based on a miscellaneous base of epistemological concepts that rise well beyond the classic postulates of modern philosophy.





5.On the first album the lyrics where written in Spanish while the lyrics on the new recording where written in English, what was the decision behind going into this direction?



The decision to have chosen English and not Spanish, has to do with interpreting in a better way the language that Black Metal has use since its origins. In this way, the trip proposed by the album will be directly absorbed by the collective unconscious of its followers, receiving better the underlying content that the universal language of music tries to express.



6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name ;Xul Ov Kvlten'?



The inspiration of our emblem has to do with the semantic power that contains the meaning behind the signifier.To simplify it, we will say that "Xul", in the ancient Sumerian-Mesopotamian language, meant "Blackness", "beast" or "knowledge," on the other hand, "Kvlten" is nothing more than the semantic disambiguation of the Anglo-Saxon "Cult." That is, Xul ov Kvlten means something like "The Black Cult of Knowledge."





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



Cover art is the symbolic signifier of the epistemological and cosmological concepts that underlie the thematic aegis of the disc. If you look closely at the images, you can find the hermeneutical meaning of the entire conceptual and philosophical root present in the theoretical framework of the album, and even, if we dig deeper, you can realize how concepts of physics such as the second law of thermodynamics are present, telling you that every dynamic system is inexorably destined to the total loss of its energy, that is, everything, including the universe and time, will at some point perish.





8.Has the band done any live shows or open to the idea?





So far the band has only performed in front of the members of our hermetic circle of trust. However, and as a result of this launch, next year we intend to give a couple of national events and, if we are lucky, make a tour of Europe.





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



In general, it has been very good. Fans, not only from Latin America or Northern Europe have written to us, but also from as far away as China, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Russia, Turkey and Israel. This has empirically shown us how universal the powerful influence emanated by the primitive essence of Black Metal can be.





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?

Today, all our energies are focused only on Xul ov Kvlten.





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



The musical horizon of Xul ov Kvlten is clearly determined by the roar of our wills. However, I can tell you that the following works will follow the powerful left hand path. Our essence is Extreme Metal and that is where we will project ourselves until death silences the honesty of our growls.





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?



Personally, my musical tastes are chromatically eclectic. Today, I still listen to what is the quintessence of European Black Metal made .On the other hand, my more classical musical inclinations point from Renaissance laudists like 'Paul o'Dette' or 'S.L Weiss', to Baroque icons like 'Marin Marais', 'Henry Purcell', 'Jean-Baptiste'  and 'Albinoni' .On the side of Russian romanticism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, I feel very influenced by composers such as Musorgski, Korsakov, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky or Rajmaninov. Without neglecting, of course, the 20th century impressionists such as Maurice Ravel, the nationalist Manuel de Falla or already closer to the 21st century, the atonal cacophonist par excellence, Krzysztof Penderecki.





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



Thank you for this excellent broadcast space.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/xul-ov-kulten-interview.html


Waldgefluster/Stimmen im Wind 2020/Nordvis Produktion/20120 Re-Recorded Album Review

mardi 5 novembre 2019 à 08:39

  Germany's  Waldgefluster  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  is  in  the  folk  influenced  style  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  a re-recording  of  their  2006  album  "Stimmen  in  Wimd"  which  will  be  released  in  2020  by  Nordvis  Produktion.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  and  they also  add  elements  of  folk  music  onto  the  recording.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  melody.

  Vocals are  mostly  angry  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in a   decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts. All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  spoke  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  When  synths  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  also  add  in  some  of  the  earlier  touches  of  post  black  metal  as  well  as  some  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  vocals.

  At  times  the  music  also  has  its  depressive  moments,  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  album  also  closes  with  an  acoustic  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  melancholy,  nature  and  heathenism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  form  Waldgefluster  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  folk  influenced  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Waldgefluster"  and  "Wotan  sang".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/waldgeflusterstimmen-im-wind.html


Crest Of Darkness/The God Of Flesh/My Kingdom Music/2019 CD Review

lundi 4 novembre 2019 à 21:24

  Norway's  Crest  Of  Darkness  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  a  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  direction  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "The God  Of  Flesh"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  My  Kingdom  Music.

  Dark  yet  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  fast  and  heavy  direction  which  also  introduces  blast  beats  onto  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  growls  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  some  keyboards  also  being  mixed  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music .

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  one  track  also  introduces  clean  playing  and  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording.

 The  music  also  has  a  good  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeps  it  very  modern  at  the  same  time.  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  elements  of  death,  thrash,  doom,  and  traditional  metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  As  the  album  progresses  the  music  also  captures  the  atmosphere  of  a  horror  movie  soundtrack  on  one of  their  tracks  as  well  as  giving  the  music  more  of  a  depressive  edge  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction,  whispered  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  knowledge,  spiritualism,  destruction  and  anti  Christianity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Crest  Of  Darkness  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  God  Of  Flesh"  "The  Spawn  Of  Seth"  "Blood"  and  "Salvation  In  Hell".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/crest-of-darknessthe-god-of-fleshmy.html


Golgot Interview

lundi 4 novembre 2019 à 10:23
1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Golgot is Brungard on drums, and me, Wieland, on vocals, bass and guitar. We’ve known each other for several years and we worked together on a split record with our other bands in the past already. Together we now play a sort of style-bastard that is constantly shunted between its old Black Metal mother and its depressed Doom daddy.

2. Recently you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

It’s not that easy to name particular styles and I think that I have already narrowed things down too much when mentioning Black and Doom Metal in my first answer. When writing Estrangement I: Floodline I had heard and constructed most of the structures in my mind already before finally searching those riffs on the guitar neck. Playing a certain style was not a question or a goal I set for Golgot since I have never been a huge fan of sticking to genre rules. My initial starting point was to manifest these vocal and guitar lines I had in my mind and not to form a Black Metal or Death Metal project for the sake of it.

3. The demo was also released on cassette. Do you feel this format captures the raw aggression of this musical style a lot more than the digital format that most bands have used over the last 10 or more years?

Cassette is an amazing medium for music. Hit it hot when recording and cut some sub-bass and highs and you’ll get musical analog compression and punch. Feed a badly balanced and noisy mix onto it and the tape will diffuse it even further, which can be a pleasant effect but also the reason why many people think it is an inferior medium. You have to work meticulously on the audio source and you have to maintain your recording/playback device in order to get the benefits from tape cassette. Back to your question, many bands still use cassette multitrack recorders or dictaphones but chose a digital rip of it as a means of distribution. Digital format can capture everything, it’s not telling us about the recording quality in the first place. I am fine with digital releases as accompanying medium as long as bands still put out tapes, CDs and vinyl.

4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

Estrangement I: Floodline deals with a flood motif, as the title suggests. The flood is an archetypical element in many texts of both ancient and contemporary civilizations. In the demo’s lyrics, a fictitious group of people obeys their deity and the symbols they created for it. They take it to an extent where they worship the rotten bodies of their next of kin whom they had sacrificed to their god before. Sickened by their self-centered and power-hungry approach towards spirituality, the deity sends them a flood to wash them away. The survivors of the flood are thankful and continue with their inhumane death cult. The cult & flood plot works on many metaphorical layers, too.

5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Golgot'?

The inspiration behind it was to find a name that is both unique and phonetically interesting to me.  A little bit influenced also by some French Légions Noires bands and their Gloatre language, I wanted to find a combination of sounds that captured the essence of the music.

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

I wanted an ink drawing and I wanted to do it myself although I cannot draw at all. The DIY approach with Golgot is really important to me so that I wouldn’t want to ask outside dudes to draw or produce stuff for us. The idea behind the snake with claw was to depict a conflict, a paradox, a metaphor, a connection to the lyrics and a catchy oddity at the same time by the help of the simplest means available.

7. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

I doubled up the number of members already when Brungard joined on drums and that should really be enough now.

8. One member lives in Germany while another lives in the United States, what kind of impact does this have on the musical style with the band members living in different parts of the world?

The impact of me as a non-drummer having written the drums for the first demo and then forcing Brungard to recreate the mess I had programmed lays much weightier on the outcome than the circumstance that we live in different countries. For upcoming recordings I can send all my ideas to Brungard immediately and he can play whatever he likes. Rehearsing together in one room would of course be the best way to interact musically, but it’s just not possible.

9. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Working with a label would be good in the future. I’d say that’s one reason we have made the self-produced tape in the first place. To me the better way of presenting a totally unknown project is to do some self-made stuff and see what happens instead of spamming labels with emails and begging for support.

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

I really don’t know. It’s just a small tape release, no recognizable reactions. I gave the tape to three or four people close to me and those tapes that sold on Bandcamp shipped to the USA, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, damn, almost every single tape shipped to a different country. So, approximately 30 people spread around the globe happen to know this thing. 

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

I haven’t thought about the future yet but I will start thinking about riffs for another demo quite soon. I am quite sure that new material is going to be similar to the title track of the first demo.

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?

I listen to all kinds of Metal really and some stuff from outside the realms of Metal, too. Next to me right now are some recently played LPs as follows: Deathrow – Riders of Doom, Led Zeppelin – II, Blue Öyster Cult – Agents of Fortune, Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Sahb Stories & Next, Zom – Demo 2011, Ulver – Bergtatt & Nattens Madrigal, Undergang – Den Dobbelte Grav EP & Holocaust – Inside the Power Cage compilation.
Stylistic influences on Golgot I would say are second wave European Black Metal for the coldness, twisted US stuff like Von or Goatlord for the brutality and inspiration to experiment with playing and production but also recent bands (Finnish bands in this case) like Ride for Revenge or Oksennus that demonstrate that you can still do something fresh. 

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

Thanks for taking time and sending these questions. 

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/golgot-interview.html