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Into Pandemonium/Darkest Rise/2020 EP Review

mardi 24 décembre 2019 à 08:11

  Into  Pandemonium  are  a  band  from  Dayton,  Ohio  that  plays  a  very  melodic,  atmospheric  and  technical  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  ep  "Darkest  Rise"  which  will  be  released  in  2020.

  Melodic  yet  heavy  riffing  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  solos  and  leads  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  vocals  also  add  in a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  technical  sounding  and  as  the  ep  progresses  the  music  starts  having  it's  atmospheric  moments  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  clean  vocals,  synths  and  clean  playing  are  also  added  on  the  closing  track.

  Into  Pandemonium  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  atmospheric  and  melodic  side  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  technical  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while t he  lyrics  cover  transcendental  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Into  Pandemonium  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  melodic  and  technical  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Becoming"  and  "Fallen".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/IntoPandemoniumOfficial/     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/into-pandemoniumdarkest-rise2020-ep.html


Nobody Interview

lundi 23 décembre 2019 à 21:26
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1. I play acoustic black metal fused with Finnish pagan music influences from the pre-Christian era.

2.Can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the ep?
2. The Finnish pagan music involves the kantele, which is a harp-like instrument that is played on the lap like a lap-steel guitar. I mimic the phrasing of this instrument with my guitar. The scales in pagan Finnish music are usually Dorian or Locrian or Phrygian in terms of the musical modes, which correspond perfectly with those of black metal.

3.All of the music has been recorded acoustic so far, would you be interested in using heavier instruments on future releases?
3. I am definitely interested in using electric instruments in my future publications.

4.Some of your lyrics cover pre -Christian Finnish pagan gods, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this subject?
4. I spent my youth in the forests of my hometown in Finland, invoking spirits and performing blood and fire rituals while under the influence of psychedelic drugs and encountered spirits that inspired me to connect with my country's past that was still untainted by the slave-mentality of Christianity.

5.You also mentioned some interest in the works of Aleister Crowley and other forms of occultism, how long have you had an interest in the dark arts?
5. I was first acquainted with The Great Beast when I was 15, after reading the Book of the Law. Ever since I have consumed all his work I have gotten my hands on and his influence on me is constantly present in dream visitations and through transcendental meditation, that allows me to communicate with otherworldly entities. He is my prophet and guide, but not the only one. I engage in Magick rituals daily. The "dark arts" is a wide and hard-to-define subject, and every communion opens new doors, so I do not attest to be an expert on the subject.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nobody'?
6. "Nobody" is a derogative term in the field of arts, signifying someone who hasn't "made it" in the public arena. I have taken this term and all its negative connotations to turn them around into something positive.

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
7. The Master Don Satyr who made this artwork wanted to depict the long, black winters of the North and the spiritual animal of the raven, the chosen messenger of Ukko, the blood-thirsty leader of Finnish pagan gods.

8.On the ep you recorded everything by yourself, would you be open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
8. I am more than willing to work with other people in terms of recording and production, since it gives a new perspective to the work and lessens my workload, being a lazy soul at heart.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
9. The reaction has been at this point uniformly positive, though the style I play is unorthodox.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
10. A full length album is finished already. Just waiting to be published by my label, Inverse Records. I see myself creating new material at a relentless pace and touring around the world.

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?

11. I've been influenced by the great masters of old school black metal and still I am listening to them constantly. The influences are too numerous to list, and after I have gone through all the classics, I am definitely going to check out the new rising stars of the scene.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12. I'd like to thank you personally for choosing to spotlight my work. These days there are many great acts rising everywhere around the world, and so it is difficult to stand out from among them. I really appreciate the exposure you're giving me.

https://www.facebook.com/nobodymetal 
https://www.instagram.com/nobodyofficial666 
https://spoti.fi/2OP9MFY 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/nobody-interview.html


Perdition Hearse/Mala Fide/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2019 Compilation Album Review

lundi 23 décembre 2019 à 21:13

  Perdition  Hearse  where  a  band  from  Norway  that  was  a  part of the early Norwegian black metal scene in the late 80's and 90's and played an earlier second wave style and this is  a  review  of  their  2019  compilation  album  "Mala  Fide"  which  consists  of  their  earlier  demos  which  was  released  on  December  31st  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions.

  Classical  guitars  start  off  the  compilation  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  synths  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  some  first  wave,  death  and  thrash  metal  elements  can  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Synths  and  deep  ritualistic  vocals  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Throughout  the  compilation  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Classical  guitars  also  make  a  return  on  a  later  track  as  well  as  one  song  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  compilation  along  with  a  later track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing. The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  mythology,  perdition,  death  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Perdition  Hearse  where  a  very  great  sounding  early  Norwegian  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "My  Ancient  Gods  Behind  Them  All"  'Cerberos  Leads  Us  Through"  and  "Gloomy  Rotten  Skeleton".  8  out  of  10.

http://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/mala-fide

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/perdition-hearsemala-fidenuclear-war.html


Coil Commemorate Enslave/The Unavoidable/2019 Full Length Review

lundi 23 décembre 2019 à 09:04

  Coil  Commemorate  Enslave  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "The  Unavoidable".

  Spoken  word  parts  and  post  rock  style  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  at  times

  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  post  metal  style as  well  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  guitars  along  with  some  whispered  vocals  also  being  utilized  at  times.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  philosophical  writings  of  Leopardi  and  Cioran.

  In  my  opinion  Coil  Commemorate  Enslave  are  a  very  great  sounding  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Anti  Prophet"  and  "ThE  Snake  And  The  Rope".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/coil-commemorate-enslavethe.html


Serpent Noir/Death Clan/W.T.C Productions/2020 CD Review

dimanche 22 décembre 2019 à 21:10

  Serpent  Noir  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  an  orthodox  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "Death  Clan"  which  will  be  released  in  2020  by  W.T.C  Productions.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  a  few  seconds  later.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  emtal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a   decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  album.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  ritualistic  sounding  as  well  as  some  demonic  voices  also  being  utilized  at  times  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  elements  and  as  the  album  progresses  acoustic  guitars  also  make  a  brief  return  on  a  couple  of  tracks,  spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  chants  are  also  added  onto  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Kabnalah  and  the  Qliphoth  and  are  written  by  occult  author  Thomas  Karlsson.

  In  my  opinion  Serpent  Noir  are  a  very  great  sounding  orthodox  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "Cutting  The  Umbiliical  Cord  Of  Hell" and  "Astaroth:  The  Jaws  Of  Gha'Agsheblah".  8/5  out  of  10.

http://wtcproductions.bandcamp.com/album/death-clan-od   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/12/serpent-noirdeath-clanwtc.html