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XI/Black Magic-K-aos/Nocturnal Silence/2019 Demo Review

jeudi 28 novembre 2019 à 10:01

  XI  are  a  band  from  Chile  that  plays  a  very  satanic  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019 demo  "Black  Magic-K-aos"  which  was  released  by  Nocturnal  Silence.

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  demo  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  emtal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  The  music  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in a   decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  XI  plays  a  style  of  satanic  occult  black  emtal  that  is  very  raw,  old  school  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  War  and  Chaos  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Xi  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  and  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cain,  el  rey  de  la  muerte"  and  "Cruzando  el  abismo".  8/2  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/9XxMB1Adkvo

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/xiblack-magic-k-aosnocturnal.html


Intig/Utfryst/2019 Full Length Review

jeudi 28 novembre 2019 à 09:06

  Intig  are  an  international  band  with  members  from  Sweden,  Denmark  and  the  United  States  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  :Utfryst".

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric  soundscapes  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are  done  in  a  depressive  black  metal  style.

  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  atmospheric  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  some  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  electronic  sounds.  Some  tracks  also  add  in  guest  vocals  from  former  members  of  Lifelover  and  Woods  Of  Infinity  as  well  as  one  song  also  being  an  instrumental.

  All  of the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  elements  of  post  rock  can  also  be  heard  at  times.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Swedish  and  English  and  cover  depression,  anxiety  and  suicide  themes.   

  In  my  opinion  Intig  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fargar  i  svartvitt"  "Do"  and  "Life  Wasted".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/intigutfryst2019-full-length-review.html


Tryant Goatgaldrakona/Marquis of Evil/Blood Harvest Records/2019 EP Review

mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 23:22

 
  Tyrant  Goatgaldrakona  are  a  duo  from  Hungary  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  2019  ep  "Marquis  Of  Evil"  which  was  released  by  Blood  Harvest  Records.

  A  very  fast,  raw and  brutal  war  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  bestial  death  metal  growls  while  dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of t he  riffing  and  the  music  also  has  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  black  metal  elements.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  more  of  an  old  school  death  metal  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them, touches  of  doom/death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in t he  slower  sections  of  the  songs.

  On  this  recording  Tyrant  Goatgaldrakona  remains  true  to  to  the  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  from  their  previous  releases  as  well  as  focusing  more  on  the  death  metal  side  of  their  music.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Tyrant  Goatgaldrakona  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  bestial  war,  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Seventh  Throne".  8 out  of  10.

http://bloodharvestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/marquis-of-evil      

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/tryant-goatgaldrakonamarquis-of.html


Negativa/01/Nebular Carcoma/2019 EP Re-Issue Review

mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 21:17

  Negativa  are  a  duo  from  Spain  that h as  had  some  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  avant  garde  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  ep  "01"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Nebular  Carcoma.

  Static  sounds  and  field  recordings  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  melodic  and  atmospheric  musical  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals are  mostly  depressive  black  metal  screams.

  At  times  the  music  also  captures  a  lo-fi  atmosphere  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Avant  garde  and  dissonant  elements  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  they  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Atrablis's  "Parte  Segunda",  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  towards  the  end. The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Atrablis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  lo-fi,  avant  garde  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out t his  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "III"  and  "V".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/negativa0

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/negativa01nebular-carcoma2019-ep-re.html


Kalt || Weiss Interview

mardi 26 novembre 2019 à 20:32


 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
KALT || WEISS is a mix of Deftones-Cleanvox and Deathspell Omega dissonances with long but concise songs. This of course is simplified but it describes pretty well whats going on.

2.Recently you have released your first ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
The main goal was to get a timeless sound and production that does not sound dated and old a few years down the line. This is why i oped for real drums, the subtle variations in the sound keep it fresh over the years, and chose a mixing engineer with a more subdued and less "over the top" style to keep the arrangements breathing. This maybe sounds less impressive on the first 10 seconds but it will hold up a few years down the line.

3.Your lyrics cover sex, drugs and existentialism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?
Well, who isn't interested in those topics. The main focus is the themes interplay with coping mechanisms. Almost no one is a biological addict to substances, mostly it's a emotional dependency that later manifests as a biological addiction.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Kalt  ||  Weiss'?
Literally translated it means "cold white". I got the name from the Placebo song "In the cold light of morning" and in german the adjective kaltweiss describes a cold blueish hue of white usually radiated by old neon tubes.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
I shot the picture myself. Sometimes there is not a lot of conscious solution finding behind what i do artistically, the setting and picture just had the right vibe. It is sexual but not in a exploitative way but more in a suggestive.

6.You recorded most of the album by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
Not on this project. In other projects i frequently collaborate with others but KALT || WEISS is definitly 99% my thing, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse.

7.The ep was released on Kvltstick 4000 Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Truth be told it's just a sham-name for myself. All the streaming services wanted a label name and leaving it empty seemed wrong so i just picked the most absurd name i could think of.

8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and avant garde metal?
If someone reacted it was very positive, but i have not been able to achieve significant reach.

9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
Well, i see Serotonin as a full length, it has a runtime of 35mins. It is maybe short for blackmetal terms but not for metal albums in this decade. I cannot say when or if album 2 will come out but a realistic guess would be in 2021 with maybe a few one off tracks through 2020.

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?
Chino Morenos cleanvox style was obviously a huge influence, others include Deathspell Omega and other "Dissoblack"-bands like Nightbringer. Der Weg Einer Freiheit are a huge inspiration too. Right now i am listening to Leeched, their new album should be out soon, and Fawn Limbs.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Visual Art mostly, of course this goes together with being a musician.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for taking the time. Maybe one thing: try to determine why you like what you like and be honest with yourself if you really like it or if it's just some sort of groupthink forcing you to like what you don't really like.

https://soundcloud.com/lon-4/whole_album/s-uUUGS
https://kaltweiss.com
https://www.instagram.com/kaltweisskult/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Njp7eXpkqAHFOfoQd1XQQ
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/kalt-weiss/1477910253
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAT_aeZBmZvbzfq6vTaJO_w/
https://www.facebook.com/kaltweisskult/
https://kaltweiss.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/11/kalt-weiss-interview.html