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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


Emanation/Temple Sleep Crystalization/Bestiarie/2016 Vinyl Review

jeudi 1 septembre 2016 à 03:15

  Spain's  solo  project  Emanation  have  returned  with  a  new  album  which  continues  the  experimental and  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2016  album  "Temple  Sleep  Crystallization"  which  was released  on  vinyl  by  Beastiarie.

  Atmospheric  drones  and  heavy  guitars  start  off  the  album  and  the  first  track  is  all  instrumental  and  on  the  second  track  more  experimental ,  industrial  and  noise  elements  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and   you  can  also  hear  a  small  amount  of  melody  in  the  riffing.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  when  vocals  are  utilized  they  are  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  and  are  mostly  depressive  black  metal  screams and  most  of  the  songs  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  and  old  school  feeling.

  Most  of  the  tracks  still  sound  very  modern  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  that  also  sound  like  they  are  coming  out  of  an  AM  radio  which  also  gives  the  music  more of  an  avant  garde atmosphere  and  on  one  of  the  later  tracks  synths  are  added  onto  the  recording  briefly  and  they  also  bring  in  elements  of  ambient  and  psychedelia.

  Emanation  creates  another  black  metal  recording t hat  is  very  atmospheric  and  experimental  as  well  as  adding  some  originality  to  the  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  song  themes  focus  on  the  dangers of  spiritism.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording from  Emanation  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  experimental  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obesession"  "Subjagation"  and  "Eremetic".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/emanationtemple-sleep.html


Taiga/Sky/Symbol Of Domination Productions/United by Chaos/2016 CD Review

mercredi 31 août 2016 à 02:06

  Taiga  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of their  2016  album  "Sky"  which  will be released  in  September  as  a  joint  effort  between  Symbol  Of  Domination  Productions  and   United  By  Chaos.

  Acoustic  guitars  along  with  some  melodic  yet  distorted  leads  start  off  the  album  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  direction  which  also  uses  a  decent amount  of  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  edge.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  some  of  the  solos  and  leads  also  bring  in  more  of  a  modern,  melodic  and  atmospheric  style and  some  of the tracks  are  very  long  and  epic in  length  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  clean  playing  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  ambient  elements  while  a  later  song  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  the  music  also  sticks  to  mostly a   slow or  mid  paced  direction.

  Taiga  plays  a  style  of  depressive  black  metal  that  is  very  guitar  driven,  modern,  melodic  and  atmospheric  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  darkness,  depressive  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Taiga  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  back  metal, you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Recognizing  The  Insignificance"  "The  Sky  Has  Not Died"  and  "Hope".  8 out  of  10.

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/08/taigaskysymbol-of-domination.html