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Ze'oth/Grimogonia/2016 EP Review

vendredi 2 septembre 2016 à 03:53

  Ze'oth  are  a  solo  project  from  an  unknown  location  that  plays  an  instrumental  mixture  of  black  metal  and  drone  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2016  ep  "Grimogonia".

  Dark  yet  heavy  guitar  riffs  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  programmed  beats  and  ambient  style  synths  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  it  utilizes  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  most of  the  songs  are  instrumental  with  no  vocals  or  song  writing being  used.

  Melodies  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  riffing  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  also  stick  to  a  very  melodic  direction  and  the  songs  also  incorporate  elements  of  drone  and  as  the  ep  progresses a   brief  use  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  deep  growls  are  added  onto  the   recording.

  Ze'oth  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  instrumental  and  takes  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  to  create  a  style  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while the  song  themes  focus  on  the  dark  and  disturbing  side  of  life.

  In  my  opinion  Ze'oth  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  mixture  of  black  metal  and  ambient  and  if  you a re  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Regal"  and  "Damnation,  the  Souls  Are  Suffering".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/zeothgrimogonia2016-ep-review.html


Cobalt/Slow Forever/Profound Lore/2016 CD Review

vendredi 2 septembre 2016 à 02:34

  Cobalt  are  a  duo  based  in  Colorado  that  has  had  an  album  reviewed  before  by  this  zine  and  plays  a progressive  form  of  black  metal  on  this  recording  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Slow  Forever"  which  was  released  by  Profound  Lore.

  Clean  yet distorted  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  and  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  desert  feeling  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  radio  rock  while  being  a  lot  more  heavier.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  also  all  instrumental  while  some  songs  also  show  the  vocals  utilizing  aggressive  post  metal  style  shouts  and  you  can  also  hear  all of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  be  heard  while  some  of  the  riffing  also  starts  incorporating  more  melodies. and  when  the  music  finally  speeds up  it  brings  in  a  Norwegian  black'n'roll  vibe  as  well  as  a small  amount  of  blast beats  and  the  riffs  also start  bringing  in  more  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  there is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  and  the  last  track  also  brings  in  melodic  chants

  Cobalr  creates  a  recording  that  retains  a  great  amount  of  their  black  metal  roots  while  also  incorporating  more  progressive  and  post  metal  influences  as  well  as  a  very  heavy  Tool  influence  to  create  something  very  different,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover    dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Cobalt  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  progressive  and  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hunt  the  Buffalo"  "Beast  Whip"  "Elephant  Graveyard"  and  "Slow  Forever".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/cobaltslow-foreverprofound-lore2016-cd.html


Riti Occulti/Tetragrammaton/Triton's Orbit/2016 CD Review

vendredi 2 septembre 2016 à 00:44
Riti  Occulti  are  a  band  from  Italy  that h as  been  featured  before in  this  zine  and  plays  an occult  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  2016  album  "Tetragrammaton"  which will  be  released  in  October  by  Triton's  Orbit.

  Dark  sounding  drones  and  ritualistic  music  elements  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  spoken  word  samples  and  after  the  intro  the  bass  guitar  takes  over  as  a  lead  instrument  and  also  takes  the  recording  into  more  of  a  doom  metal  direction  as  well  as  adding  in  melodic  chants  and  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  some  death  metal  growls.

  Atmospheric  synths  can  be  heard  in  the  music  at  times  along  with  some  clean  singing  vocals  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  psychedelic  elements  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  stoner  influences  and  there is  also  a brief  use  of  clean  singing  male  vocals  and  a  few  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  on  one  of t he songs  the  music  actually  speeds  up  and  brings  in  a  small  amount of  blast  beats  and  the  ritualistic  sounds  also  make  a  return  later on  during  the  recording  along  with  some  tribal  beats  and  ethnic  style  acoustic  guitars

  Riti  Occulti  creates  a  recording t hat  takes  black  and  doom  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  some  psychedelic  and  ritualistic  elements  to  create  something  very  dark  and  original,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  darker  side  of  the  Qabala.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Riti  Occulti  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Adonai  I"  "Adonai IV"  and  "Assiah".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/riti-occultitetragrammatontritons.html


Adversum Interview

jeudi 1 septembre 2016 à 13:56
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

In 2015 I started with MDB the Black Metal band Adversum with the purpose to manifest the wrath and voice of Satan.

2.In June you had released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Aggressively devastating and nobly atmospheric. There are often changing moments within the songs. From nocturnal melodies to disharmony or from storms to silence. Reflecting our philosophy there was born a powerful sound.

3.Your lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism, and Left Hand Path themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interests in the black arts?

The lyrics of my songs and my past and present occult workings are two different things. Sure the essence of my ideology covers my lyrics but they are based less on occult/ritual workings but rather on philosophy of life and death. Not to be but to become. To rise and become god of yourself. Satan is the giver of this freedom and power. He is the way to destroy the moral limits. What christians and other subhumans call charity and mercy are elements which restrict and weaken the strong. Not to mention the fucking original sin. According to the development the strong man unleashes the wolf in heart and don’t let be stopped by any borderlines of the mundane worms and their fucking world. Enlightened by the black flame of Lucifer the sons of darkness shall inject their children the sinister blood illumination. It’s our duty to rise over the pathetic status quo and transform it through chaos into a new light.

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

It is the opposite direction and has inspired me as a synonym for rebellion.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to adding other members or do you prefer to remain a duo?

No, I am looking for a further lead guitarist.

6.The album was released on 'Inferna Profundus Records' are you happy with the support they have given you so far?

Absolutely, IPR did and do a great job!

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

Every feedback and review I have heard or read so far were positive. The only negative point I have read in a review was about the short playing time of the album. But it’s not so bad. We give a shit on standards and decide the length of our albums ourself.

8.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork on the album cover?

The coverartwork unites elements of the song lyrics. Serpent Satan the watcher, Lucifer, Azazel, Samael the rebelling angels. The eclipse of stars and Adversum’s thirteenfold trident as the infernal weapon for total death to this world. The sun behind it shines for a new age.

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

Currently we are working on the next album. The next release will be a single with two new tracks.

10.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?

The most influence was the 90ies Black Metal for the music of Adversum. Religious and occult Black and Death Metal.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

To enjoy triumphs and victories.

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

Thank you for the interview. Hail Satan!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/adversum-interview.html


Vimur/Exegesis/Boris Records/2016 EP Review

jeudi 1 septembre 2016 à 04:06

  Vimur  are  a  band  from  Atlanta,  Georgia  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "Exegesis"which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Boris  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  melodic  guitar  lead  along  with  some  heavy  riffs  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction t hat  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  the  influence  of traditional  metal  in  the  music.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a small  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  stick  to  a  very  melodic  style  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to them  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  guitars  while  the  ep  closes  with  some  synths  and  nature  sounds.

  Vimur  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic  and  aggressive  sounding  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  thrash  and  traditional  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Paganism,  Satanism and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Vimur  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  aggressive  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Age  Of  Satan".  8  out  of  10.
 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/vimurexegesisboris-records2016-ep-review.html