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Euthanized/Sanguine Spectacle/Helldprod Records/2021 Demo Review

jeudi 27 mai 2021 à 04:31

 


  Euthanized  are  a  band  from  Vancouver  B.C,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a review  of  their  2021  demo  "Sanguine  Spectacle"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Hellprod  Records.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  demo  while  evil  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  also  has  a  lot  of  mid  80's  to  early  90's  influences.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are utilized  they  are  also  done  in  an  old  school  style  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  demo  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized  and  the  recording  closes  with  a  cover  of  Venom's  "Live  Like  An  Angel,  Die  Like  A  Devil".


  Euthanized  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  old  school  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  darkness  and  a  hatred  for  mankind.


  In  my  opinion  Euthanized  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sanguine  Spectacle"  and  "Revert  to  Savagery".  8  out  of  10.


Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Youtube  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/euthanizedsanguine-spectaclehelldprod.html


Klang Schreit Nichts/Reduzierter Allgermeinzustand/2021 Full Length Review

jeudi 27 mai 2021 à 03:09

 


  Klang  Schreit  Nichts  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  plays  an  avant  garde  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  album  "Reduzierter  Allgermeinzustand".




  Distorted  amp  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  musical   direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Clean  female  vocals  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  an  avant  garde  vibe.


 Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  at times  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Clean  male  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  all  3  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed.


  Dissonant  structures  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow  and  mid  tempo parts.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  distorted  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments,  synths  and  drones  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  on  the  closing  track  a  small  amount  of  techno  style  beats  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  dark  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Klang  Schreit  Nichts  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Klang  Schreit  Nichts".  8  out  of  10.


Website: https://linktr.ee/KlangSchreitNichts
Bandcamp: https://klangschreitnichts.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KlangSchreitNichts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/klang_schreit_nichts/    


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/klang-schreit-nichtsreduzierter.html


Vomit Ritual/Callous/Pulverised Records/2021 Full Length Review

mercredi 26 mai 2021 à 03:58

  


  Vomit  Ritual  are  a  band  from  Riverside,  California  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Callous"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  Pulverised  Records.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  war  metal  elements,  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of b estial  growls  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  along  with  some  atmospheric  soundscapes  also  being  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  the  closing  track  also b eing  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.


  On  this  recording  Vomit  Ritual  adds  in  some  atmospheric  touches  to  their  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  as  well  as  showing  a  great  amount  of  progress  as  musicians  from  their  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Hate,  Blasphemy  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Vomit  Ritual  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war  and  bestial  black  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Asphyxiated"  "Penetrating  The  Infectious  Wound"  and  "Nervous  Temple".  8  out  of  10.


https://vomitritual.bandcamp.com/releases

https://youtu.be/-nJE9Snxqbo


    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/vomit-ritualcallouspulverised.html


A Sea Of Dead Trees/Garmonbozia/Trepanation Recordings/2021 CD Review

mardi 25 mai 2021 à 03:57

 


  A  Sea  Of  Dead  Trees  are  a  solo  project  from  Scotland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  post  black  metal  and  shoegaze  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Garmonbozla"  which  will  be  released  in  July  by  Trepanation  Recordings.


  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  and  also  introduces  elements  of  post  rock  into  the  music  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Touches  of  shoegaze  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  keyboards  also  being  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  one  track  also  introduces  clean  vocals  onto  the  album.  High  pitched  black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  at  times  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  instrumentals  as  well  as  most  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.


  On  this  recording  A  Sea  of  Dead  Trees  remains  true  to  the  mixture  of  post  black  metal  and  shoegaze  that  he  had  established  on  his  previous  release.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  anxiety,  depression  and  Lovecraftian  Horror  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  A  Sea  Of  Dead  Trees  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black  metal  and  shoegaze,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Carried  Away  By  Owls"  "The  View  From  Halfway  Down"  and  "Vallis  Lacrimarum".  8  out  of  10.


Booking and info – https://aseaofdeadtrees.bandcamp.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/aseaofdeadtrees/        

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/a-sea-of-dead-treesgarmonboziatrepanati.html


DÖMD Interview

mardi 25 mai 2021 à 02:40

 

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the solo project?



DÖMD is the solo project of Digher which is a sad, lost, manic and forgotten spirit that exists on the edge of sanity. It is a vision that portrays the struggle in finding the roots both within black metal itself, but also within one's own history and culture.



2.So far you have released 3 demo's, musically how do you feel they differ from each other?



”I skuggan av ringmuren” and ”Koleragravar” are both created in the same creative flow so to speak. ”I skuggan av ringmuren” is however more bareboned while ”Koleragravar” was made to have a more suffocating feeling of intense darkness that in the end will swallow you whole. You know that something is coming, something that is pure, something that you, in time, will succumb to.



”Vitastjärnas dröm” however is more like a glimmering illusion within ones own struggle with melancholy while at the same time you envision your heathen ancestors drowning out at sea or are slaughtered in the battlefield.



3.In the last month you have released 3 demo's, do you spend a great amount of time writing and creating music?



My life is trying to channel what is inside me. When I have nothing more to channel I will no longer be alive.



4.A lot of your lyrics deal with mythology, folklore and the heathen heritage of Gotland, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?



I have always been interested and fascinated in these kind of topics. The older I get the more I get drawn into the mythology of man and how our past always shapes our future. It is very personal and very entwined into my own life.



5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'DÖMD'



It has a lot to do with the philosophocal idea of determinism because DÖMD in english would be DOOMED. But it is also a personal statement that relates to ideas os misantrophy, nihilism, pessimism, mealcnoly, depression and such.



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



The artwork are of old Gotlandic ruins, old Gotlandic graves and old Gotlandic picture stones. The picture stone depicts the dream of VITASTJÄRNA when she dreamt about three snakes entangled inside her womb and thus leading the way to the evolution of human life on Gotland.



7.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?



I have had both good experiences and very bad experiences when creating with other humans. I find it more fitting for myself, at the time, to create everything by myself, mostly due to my own lack of communicating in a proper way with other people when it comes to my creative visions. And also because I often end up feeling greatly misunderstood when trying to make my creativity become reality.



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



I have not yet looked for a label. Right now I am fully focused on my own creativity and where it in the end can lead DÖMD.



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



I have had many people from all over the world liking what I do. However not so much in scandinavia or in Sweden or in Gotland where I live. I find that natural because the scandinavian extreme metal scene is very boring and artifical these days, it is mostly overly melodic and without soul. It focuses mainly on production and technicality. None of these things I offer.



I have however heard a lot from fans in the likes of Mexico, South America, Russia and so on. I feel that they have a very different take on black metal and extreme metal in general than many in Scandinavia has these days. They are focused on what is authentic, like BATHORY, HELLHAMMER and so on...



10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?



Within a year a full length will hopefully be released. I have no ambition as a musician as long as I can make my vision of what I find to be the true essence of what I am creating to be a reality everyone that is willing can participate in.



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?



All the old gods of black metal are my influences and they are also what I am listening to nowadays.



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



”No one will understand the reason for this anyway.” - Pelle ”Dead” Ohlin

https://dmdmusic3.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/05/domd-interview.html