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Satanic Hammer/Terror Under The Sign Of The Goat/2021 Demo Review

vendredi 19 février 2021 à 05:15

 


  Satanic  Hammer  are  a  duo  from  Argentina  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  demo  "Terror  Under  The  Sign  Of  The  Goat".


  A  very  raw  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  while  the  vocals  are  mostyl  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  Blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  and  all  of  the  drum  beats  are  also  programmed.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  a  lot  of  the  music  also  sounds  like  it  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  more  than  20  years  ago.  Gun  shots  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  all  of  the  riffing  is  done  on  power  chords.


  Satanic  Hammer  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  old  school  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Blasphemy,  War  and  Violence  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Satanic  Hammer  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I  Am  The  Terror"  and  "Eternal  in  A  Life".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/bddnfFCwVDQ            

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/satanic-hammerterror-under-sign-of.html


Cicada The Burrower/Corpseflower/Blue Bedroom Records/2021 Full Length Review

vendredi 19 février 2021 à 04:40

 


  Cicada  The  Burrower  are  a  duo  from  Madison,  Wisconsin  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  progressive  mixture  of  post  black  and  sludge  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Corpseflower"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  blue  Bedroom  Records.


  Jazz  style  clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  are  mostyl  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  shouts  and  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  at  times  the  music  also  gets  very  progressive  sounding.


  The  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  the  heaviness  of  sludge  metal  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  songs  also  incorporate  a  great  amount  of  post  metal  elements  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being  instrumentals  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized,  semi  melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.


  On  this  recording  Cicada  The  Burrower  mixes  elements  of  jazz  music  into  their  progressive  mixture  of  post  black  and  sludge  metal  to  take  their  sound  to  another  level.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  depression  and  personal  subjects. 


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Cicada  The  Burrower  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  progressive  post  black  and  sludge  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Fever  Room"  and  "Psilocybin  Death  Spiral".  8  out  of  10.


https://bluebedroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/corpseflower

https://www.facebook.com/cicadatheburrower   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/cicada-burrowercorpseflowerblue-bedroom.html


Whipstriker/Hate Them All/Strike Of Hate/Old Temple/2020 Split EP Review

vendredi 19 février 2021 à 03:53

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Brazil's  Whispstriker  and  Poland's  hate  them  All  called  "Strike  Of  Hate"  which  was  released  by  Old  Temple  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Whipstriker  a  band  that  plays  a  blackened  mixture  of  thrash  and  speed  metal


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  fire,  bells  and  demonic  voices  before  going  into  a  heavier  first  wave  black  metal  direction.  The  vocals  are  also  done  in  the  same  genre  along  with  with  the  music  also  capturing  the  raw  energy  of  punk  rock  at  times  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  style. 


  The  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  thrash  and  speed  metal  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style  as  well  as  some  Kreator  and  Entombed  covers.  The  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  war  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Whipstriker  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  thrash  and  speed  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  Fires  Of  Hell"  and  "When  Life  Has  Ceased".


  Next  up  is  Hate  Them  All  who  return  with  their  old  school  style  of  satanic  black  metal.\


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy  90's  influenced  style  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  music  also  shows  an  influence  of  the  first  wave  style  as  well  as  the  music  also  sticking  mostyl  to  a  mid  tempo  direction  and  they  also  bring  in  Impaled  Nazarene  and  Skid  Row  covers.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Polish  and  English  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Anti  Christianity,  Darkness  and  Evil  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hate  Them  All  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Goats"  and  "Blood  Is  Thicker  Than  Water".


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


https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Whipstriker/3540311625

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Hate_Them_All/3540321510    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/whipstrikerhate-them-allstrike-of.html


UR/Obelga/Old Temple/2020 EP Review

vendredi 19 février 2021 à 03:06

 


  Poland's  UR  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  their  mixture  of  black  and  heavy  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Obelga"  which  was  released  by  Old  Temple.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  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.  Vocals  are  mostyl  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  incorporated  elements  of  traditional  metal.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  also  being  utilized  briefly  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style,  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.


  On  this  recording  UR  remain  true  to  the  raw  style  of  blackened  heavy  metal  that  they  had  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  death  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  UR  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  and  blackened  heavy  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obelga"  and  "Nie  zmartwychwstaniemy".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/urobelgaold-temple2020-ep-review.html


Seide Interview

vendredi 19 février 2021 à 02:28

 

Occult Black Metal Zine / SEIDE (Count D / singer)


 


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


Hi Occult Black Metal Zine. We leave time for the new album Auakistla to live its own life, to be discovered and shared by those who wish to taste it… We are also trying to find a way to rehearse, as we need contact with the public. We already have a gig planned for November with Coroner, Candlemass, Nightfall, Seth, etc. for the Metallian Birthday Party 30 years next November, if it still confirmed.


 


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


It results from a chaotic creation process but in the end, it projects well the desired shadow. Dogma (2009) was a painful projection. Here Is No Truth (2011) was belligerent, and the audience had to savor Beyond The Fallacy (2017) for its wealth and decadence. This was what pleased our guests and friends, Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) and Blasphemer (ex-Mayhem, Aura Noir). Auakistla is an immersive experience, a dense load as unhealthy as it is cheerful. We approached it without constraint, allowing ourselves the right to modify structures and intentions until the end. The participation of Zarc from Enemy Of The Enemy on the saxophone is a very interesting experience.


Being free in black metal is a crazy idea for some, while it was the will of its creators, it seems to me. Auakistla’s production is also dirtier and more organic, and therefore closer to the emotions it conveys.


 


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer release and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?


Dogma is an evil that gnaws at man from within. Reflecting our darkest and macabre representations, our music and our lyrics deconstruct in their own way the dogmas of the ego, family, religion, policy, and even music. On the other hand, no one is taught a lesson, because we are not much, like everyone else. Seide is just a garbage can for all we can vomit, reject, expel. We made this trash can, by our own hands, for music, visual paintings, lyrics, etc.


  


4.You also mentioned an interest in the Aztecs, can you tell us a little bit more about it?


I am personally committed to Mexican culture. The grandeur and the chaos, the fascination for life as much as this persistent impression that this same life is more fragile than elsewhere, all this is captivating. The pre-Columbian culture is profound, inspiring and should restore to the present peoples the humility with which they suffer terribly. We recall with the song "Noche Triste", this famous "sad night" of 1520, when Hernan Cortès tries to flee from Tenochtitlan (Mexico) and defeat in front of the Aztec people who do not let himself be controlled.


By the way, a thought for our Mexican friends from Throats Productions and Ascension Records who accompany us brilliantly.


 


5.When I looked at the band members names I noticed a Shub Niggurath and Wotan, does the band have any interest in Germanic Mythology and the writings of H.P Lovecraft?


Yes certainly, just as the lyrics of the song “The Outsider” from the EP Dogma refer to the universe of H.P. Lovecraft. I think the names we take as band members don't really matter. Today, many bands are anonymizing themselves. But it's a bit like a red button that shouldn't be pressed: the less they say, the more gossip-hungry audiences want to know. The effect is therefore missed.


 


6.I know that the bands name means 'a man with a blind and fanatical devotion', how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?


He fully responds to the cause of the band. The minion (“séide”) is the blind follower of a cult or cause. The name of the band is therefore a cynical counterpoint to slave morality. Each song has a link with anti-dogmatism. Without sinking into the suicidal spirit, the painted picture is just a whirlwind of threads that pulls the individual from all sides, without really leaving space for free will.


 


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


Our music is our own, our image too. We don’t “order” our visuals elsewhere. This painting was made for itself, by our guitarist Shub Niggurath because it reflected the darkness of a moment, a form freely inspired by decadence but also anger, and it married our music. It is taken from a series of three nudes made with Indian ink for the band’s illustration purposes. The three nudes represent exquisite pain, anger and abandonment. Guess which one was chosen.


  


8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?


Strangely, it is in Germany that we have great memories, with Under The Black Sun Fest 2013, with Horna, Von, Koldbrann, Funeral Winds, … but also at the Iron Eagle with our compatriots Mortis Mutilati in 2018. The German public is alive, focused… Also, a dry and penetrating memory in 2019 in Paris, with the TH-Fest. We need an audience made of free spirits, sensitive to emotions and decadence.


 


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


Nice, I guess. The press is generally very complimentary. But none of us show our dicks, slit a fucking goat’s throat, or wield a nasty ten-foot-high inverted cross, so the buzz is less obvious. It doesn’t matter. We go in the shadows, sometimes alone, sometimes accompanied, but we are not lifted by any wave or fashion. Suffering and cynicism are timeless, my friend, when all of us, as we are, are going to die quickly.


 


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


Yes, but that concerns them. Some of the projects are not even published or known. The most important is the music, not the band attitude.


 


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


I don’t know, except it will never be brighter. We are already happy to launch Auakistla in the face of the world and hope that it will provoke, whether it is fanaticism or hatred, disgust or fascination. May it awaken in those who listen to an instinctive and violent vibration, a burst of freedom in this putrid epoch.


 


12.What are you currently listening to nowadays?


Lots of shit that smell good, just imagine.


 


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


We would like to express our thanks to Occult Black Metal Zine for offering us a spontaneous interview. Auakistla is an immersive experience, a dense load as unhealthy as it is cheerful. For the rest, it is only a little flamboyant music in a little flamboyant world. So we’re not gonna throw too many flowers, nobody cares. Just listen.

Bandcamp: https://seide.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seideband
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1YEF_skK5RIiWSHdAdo5eA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seidebm/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/seide-interview.html