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Pan-Amerikan Native Front/Little Turtle's War/Stygian Black Hand/2021 Full Length Review

vendredi 5 février 2021 à 04:36

 


  Pan-Amerikan  Native  Front  are  a  solo  project  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that  plays  an  indigenous  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2021  album  "Little  Turtle's  War"  which  was  released  by  Stygian  Black  Hand.


  Water  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black   metal  screams  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.


  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  couple  of  the  tracks  also  being  instrumentals as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  Native  American  style  chanting  into  the  music  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  song.

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  Pan-Amerikan  Front  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  aggressive  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Native  American  Mythology ,  History  and  war  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Pan-Amerikan  Native  Front  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  indigenous  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Assembly  of  The  Western  Confredercy"  "Michikiniqua's  Triumph"  and  "nakaaniaka  meehkweelimakinciki".  8  out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/pan-amerikan-native-frontlittle-turtles.html


Mork/Katedralen/Peaceville Records/2021 CD Review

vendredi 5 février 2021 à 03:32

 


  Mork  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric,  old  school  and  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Katedralen"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Peaceville  Records.


  Horror  movie  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  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  and  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.


  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  touch  of  black'n'roll.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  dark  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  also  introducing  melodic  vocals  onto  the  recording,  some  of  the  songs  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  sadness,  grief,  death  and  darkness  themes.    


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mork  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  old  school  and  raw  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dodsmarjsen"  "Evig  intens  Smerte"  "Fodt  Til  A  Herske"  and  "De  Fortapte  Sjelers  Katedral".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/MORKOFFICIAL
https://www.instagram.com/mork.official
https://twitter.com/morkhalden
https://www.morkisebakke.no
http://peaceville.com/bands/mork


https://youtu.be/Sr2oun_yBkQ

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/morkkatedralenpeaceville-records2021-cd.html


Upon The Altar Interview

vendredi 5 février 2021 à 02:22

 

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?


Hey. The band was formed only a year ago. It was a very busy year. At the beginning we acted as a duo. In February 2020 we recorded a demo and due to our old friend Jesusatan from Apocalyptic Rites Zine Morgul from Putrid Cult listened this shit. He liked it so much that he offered us to release an album. At that time, Void joined us and took up the position of vocalist and bassist. We immediately started composing and in July the recordings were in full swing. Exactly on the first anniversary of our activity, we received a package from Morgul with CD's and merch. We are currently starting preparations for playing concerts when the Reptilians will unlock the world.


2.In February you have your first full length coming out, musically how does it differ from your previous demo?


It does not differ significantly. The full album is an explication of what was included in the demo. UTA is not a band that will develop musically with subsequent releases. Any signs of progress is fatal to the music we make. Instead, regress is indicated. The only difference is that we are more aware and consistent in the chosen path.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?


We are not very original. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel. We follow the old school of metal and classical themes for the genre. As in the case of music, we adhere to the principle: zero progress


4.Most of the band members are also in other bands, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Upon The Altar' that you are not able to do with your other groups?


I can only speak for myself, but I know the rest of the team feels the same. UTA is for us a return to the beginnings of playing metal. We wanted to feel the atmosphere from years ago, when we took our first steps in Metal. And we felt. The other bands have their own bigger or smaller ambitions. UTA, on the other hand, is our manifesto of uncompromisingness. It is Metal of Death in its purest form. Made by the Devil and for the Devil.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Upon The Altar'?


The name was taken from the title of Blapshemy "Blood upon the altar", of course. There is nothing strange and mysterious about it. Of course we follow and pay tribute to the Greatest Classics of the Genre.


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


We used a graphic made by Jean Duvet, a French Renaissance goldsmith and  engraver. It perfectly complements the atmosphere of our music and lyrics. 

bTo and Sars were responsible for the entire layout. 

we are very pleased with the final result.


7.Originally the band started out as a duo but recently expanded into the trio, what was the decision behind adding in another member?


Playing these songs live. we don't want to remain a studio project. the material has a concert potential and we want to use it. besides, I didn't feel comfortable being a vocalist and drummer. I'm not the almighty Mike Browning. We have known Void for many years, he is a great singer, musician and frontman with charisma. We hope that UTA will make its concert debut soon.


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


As for a band out of nowhere, we surprisingly get only positive reviews and reactions. Of course it's not music for everyone and we know that. We do not have excessive ambitions for a career. We just want to be another brick that makes up the walls of the Great House of Satan.


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


Literally: we're not going anywhere. We want to be exactly where we are. I have already written about it before. We will record the same dingy and ugly albums. And we will not develop in any direction that is more pleasing to the ear. We want to cause earache.


10.What are you currently listening to nowadays?


This may sound strange but I'm not listening to anything at the moment. I have times when I listen to music compulsively. I can not stop. There are also times when I don't listen to anything for a long time. my mind and ears reset.


11.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?


Of course, these are important, but not the only, components of the overall UTA message. They provide a cultural background for the stories told by Void. There is a certain ritualism in music as well. Especially when it comes to rhythm solutions. The drums play their hypnotic rhythms. It all came out by itself, without our calculations.


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


No. Thanx. Take care.


www.uponthealtar.bandcamp.com


https://youtu.be/24QUUI6Sqtg

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


Hænesy/Garabontzia/Purity Through Fire/2021 CD Review

jeudi 4 février 2021 à 06:17

 


  Hænesy  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a   review  of  their  2021  album  "Garabontzia"  which  will  be  released  on  February  28th  by  Purity  Through  Fire.


  Atmospheric  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  post  metal  style  melodies.


  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  one  of  the  songs  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  album,  later  songs  also  bring  in  ambient  elements.


  Hænesy  plays  a  style  of  post  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  has  more  raw  aggression  than  most  bands  of  this  genre  as  well  as  having  a  musical  as  well  as  bringing  back  a  2005  to  2006  era  style  but  keeping  it  modern  at  the  same  time.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Hænesy  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fate  Of  The  Depth"  "Drowning  Of  The  Final  Intellect"  and  "Asphyxia".  8  out  of  10.


www.facebook.com/haenesy 


https://youtu.be/tx7Mm0106Jw

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/hnesygarabontziapurity-through-fire2021.html


Human Serpent/Heirlooms Eternal/The Scars of Millions Proselytism/2021 CD Review

jeudi 4 février 2021 à 05:14

 


  Greece's  Human  Serpent  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  raw  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Heirlooms  Eternal"  which  was  released  by  The  Scars  Of  Millions  Proselytism.


  High  pitched  black  metal  screams  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  At  times  the  vocals  also  get  more  angry  and  deep  sounding  while  a  small  amount  of  melody  is  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  also  getting  more  melodic  on  later  songs,  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  piano's  and  clean  playing  and  the  closing  song  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  On  this  recording  Human  Serpent  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  misanthropic  style  of  black  metal  that  they  had  established  and  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy  and  nihilism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Human  Serpent  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  misanthropic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Thousand  Limbos  of  Mind"  "Memories  Are  Room  Of  Pain"  and  "Mirrors".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6EWFaw1Wss


https://humanserpent.bandcamp.com/album/heirlooms-eternal


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/human-serpentheirlooms-eternalthe-scars.html