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Celtefog/Sounds Of The Olden Days/2016 Full Length Review

vendredi 12 février 2016 à 01:29

  Celtefog  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays an  atmospheric  form  of  pagan/black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self released  2016  album  "Sounds  Of  The  Olden  Days".

  Wind  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  making  their  presence  known  a  few  seconds  later  on  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  awhile  high  pitched  black  metal screams  are  added  into all  of  the  songs.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  folk  music  elements  in  the  bands  musical  style  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  an  epic  atmosphere  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  they  also  add  in  some  flutes  and  tribal  beats  which  are  in  a  very  shamanistic  style  while  also  bringing  in  a  sound  close  to  the  middle  ages.

  Whispers  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  goes  fro  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  which  also  uses  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  te  fast  riffs  also  mix  in  a  lot  of  tremolo  picking  and  on  some  of  the  tracks  the  back  up  vocals  also  get  very  angry   and  deep  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  songs  also  start  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  their  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and melodic pagan  chants  present  on  some  of  the  tracks  and  they  also  bring  in  an  instrumental  before  closing  the  album  with  a  vocal  song.  

  Celtefog  creates  another  pagan/black  metal  album  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  melodic  while  also  having  a  great  amount of  raw  aggression  to  them,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature,  winter,  revenge  and  Paganism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Celtefog  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  pagan/black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Call  Of  The  Ancestors"  and  "Nykta".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/celtefogsounds-of-olden-days2016-full.html


Aggressive Mutilator/Langrocken/Bifrost Records/2014 EP Review

vendredi 12 février 2016 à 00:07

  Aggressive  Mutilator  are  a  duo  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  mixture of  raw  black  metal,  death,  thrash  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "Langrocken"  which  was  released  by  Bifrost  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  giving  the  music  a  very  dark  atmosphere  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  screams,  blast  beats  and  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  and  the  music  also  mixes  both  the  first  and  second  wave  of  the  style  together.

  Elements  of  80's  thrash,  death  metal  and  punk  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  ep  while  some  of  the  riffing  also  mixes  in  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  

  Aggressive  Mutilator  plays  a  musical  style  that mixes  both  80's  and  90's  black  metal  while  also adding  in a  touch  of  death  metal,  thrash  and  punk  to  make  the  songs stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Swedish  and English  and  cover  sickness,  rituals,  evil  and  lust  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Aggressive  Mutilator  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of r aw  black,  death,  thrash  metal  and punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Storangen"  and  "Barbo  Pale".  8  out of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/aggressive-mutilatorlangrockenbifrost.html


Burial Dust/Oshubho Ahobaan/2016 EP Review

jeudi 11 février 2016 à 22:35

  Burial  Dust  are  a  band  from  Bangladesh  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a review  of  their  self  released  2016  ep  "Oshubho Ahobaan".

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  after  a  few  seconds  drum  beats  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  they  also  give  the  music  a  very  ritualistic  feeling  which  also  leads  up  to  more  of  a  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  musical  direction  that  also  introduces  deep  black  metal  vocals  onto  the  recording.

  A  lot  of  the  riffs  have  an  old  school  metal  vibe  to  them  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  after  awhile  the  vocals  also  start  utilizing  more  high  pitched  screams  and  when  the  music speeds  up  a  great  amount  of blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  early  90's  occult  black/death metal  in  the  bands musical  style.

  A  great  amount  of  evil  sounding  melodies  in  both  the  leads  and  guitar  riffing  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  and  when  synths  are  utilized  they enhance  the  ritualistic  and  occult  nature  of  the  bands  musical  style  while t he  main  focus  remains  more  on  a  heavy  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  all  of  the  tracks  also  sound  different  from  each  other  and  the  outro  uses  clean  playing  that  gives  the  music  more  of  a  Middle  Eastern  vibe.

  Burial  Dust  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  ritualistic  while  also  having a  very  old  school  90's  vibe  and  a  touch  of  death  metal  which  also  makes  the  musial stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Burial Dust  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Where  Is Your  Rahmaa"  and  "Sandshaded  Mausoleum".  9  out  of  10.          

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/burial-dustoshubho-ahobaan2016-ep-review.html


Golgota/Industrial Thoughts/2015 EP Review

jeudi 11 février 2016 à 21:43

  Golgota  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  a very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  "Industrial  Thoughts".

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  tribal  beats  a  few  seconds  alter  that  leads  to  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  uses  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  screams  and  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  second  wave  style.

  When  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  an  early  90's  atmospheric  doom/death  metal  feeling  and  deep growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  which  also  adds  an  influence  of  death  metal  onto  the  recording  and  the  vocals  also  bring  in  a  very  great  atmosphere  at  times  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  songs and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on the  recording  an d there  is  also  a  brief use  of  melodic  vocals.

  Golgota  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old school  while  also  being  very  melodic at  the  same  time,  the  production  has  a  very  heavy  yet  raw  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Golgota  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Flood"  and  "Forest  Of  Grief".  8  out  of 10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1RbnMKiMjg
 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/golgotaindustrial-thoughts2015-ep-review.html


Natvre's Interview

jeudi 11 février 2016 à 19:46
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

 Over a decade now we explore heavy music.Over a decade now we waste time,money and spiritual creativity to projects that always left us with the feeling of incompleteness.On the Fall of 2014 we decide To create A MONSTER.Free from all the dogmatic logic of any scene,of any expectations and illusions, we attacked the dark mother of inspiration with all our senses. And she gave us NATVRE'S  

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

Well in December we just upload the album on bandcamp unofficially.The official release was on 26th of January via Clean head productions.We create the album rehearsing on a cold basement with almost no Light.We believe that this claustrophobic and cold energy was injected in the very soul of the songs,So the job in the recording studio was easy.We used no fancy equipment and no editing .The raw and psychotic power of the sound was tamed by our great Engineer and good friend Stelios"stelth"Koslidis.
3.Your lyrics cover Obcure Philosophies and paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

First of all i must say that the lyrics have the same importance with the music.  Obscure Philosophies and paganism are just the surface. they are the tools.a dark approach to the multi levels of the universe.we are two lyricists in the band with different approach but with  the same expression hunger.When the universe has something to tells us, words are escaping from our mouths and those words are becoming lyrics.Then the unique shelf of each song selects the right words to tell it story    

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

Natvre's, or with the conventional grammar Nature's stands for all the creations and the characteristics on this planet.She creates,she destroys.Light and darkness. As a band we are trying to "translate"  her dark and destructive force into sounds.Nature's wrath

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

No live rituals yet. who ever is interesting to book us this is the way

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yes absolutely,a European tour is our first goal. We want to spread our music as far as it's possible and we believe that the band actually "is a band" when it's hitting a stage.

7.The album was released on 'Clean head productions', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Clean head productions is a kind of distro, supporting underground bands and promoting their music. Actually they work with grind and death metal bands,but when they heard us they believed on us and took the decision to support us with worldwide distribution.Althought it is a co-production so it is not something that binds us with any contract . They do very good job in the underground scene sending cd's everywhere.

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

It is very soon to tell something about the level of response but the first signs seem promising.

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

Our will is to enter normally in the black metal scene, to work hard and promote well our job , be focused to our plans and inspire people.

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?

We are three different individuals, we listen almost same bands and same style of music. For Natvre's we believe that Norway inject too much poison in our veins' but Norwegian black metal isn't necessary the one and only influence. As musicians we listen to big variety of extreme sound. Nowadays we work so hard with our project so we are listening to Natvre's .


11.What are some of your non musical interests?

We are very different characters although we have the same passion for music, we know each other for very long time so we are close friends but we have different interests . From reading political and philosophical books to climbing and drifting in mountains



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

First of all thank you very much for the interview and secondly we challenge all the readers to listen to Natvre's wrath.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/natvres-interview.html