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Scolopendra Cingulata/Kuoltuu Kaikin Kohetah/Narcoleptica Productions/More Hate Productions/2015 EP Review

mercredi 2 mars 2016 à 01:19

  Scolopendra  Cingulata  are  a  band  from  Kazakhstan  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Kuoltuu  Kaikin Kohetah"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between   Narcoleptica  Productions  and  More  Hate  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  record  player  static  before  going  into  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  that  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  use  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  also  use  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  screams.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they are  done  in  more  of  a  melodic  fashion  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style  of  the  genre  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  keyboards  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  they  also  give  the  music  more  of an  atmospheric  feeling  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  also  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  on  a  couple  of  tracks  while  another  song  has  a  small  amount  of  war  samples,

  On  this  recording Scolopendra  Cingulata  remain  true  to  their  raw  black  metal roots  while  also  getting  more  melodic,  atmospheric,  adding  in  keyboards  and  also  showing  a  great  amount  of  progress  and  skill  as  musicians,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  their  native  tongue  and  cover  history,  war  and  literature  themes.    

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Scolopendra  Cingulata  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Would  Die  -  All  Goodwill"  and  "Jackals".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/03/scolopendra-cingulatanarcoleptica.html


Emptiness Soul/Life = Pain/Vacula Productions/2014 CD Review

mardi 1 mars 2016 à 09:29

  Emptiness  Soul  where  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  2014  album  "Life  = Pain"  which  was  released  by  Vacula  Productions.

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  depressive  keyboards  a  few  seconds  later  that  also  use  a  variety  of  many  different  sounding  keys  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  elements  of  ambient  as  well  as  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  remain  true  to  a  very  melodic musical  direction  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  more  tremolo  picking  that  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  edge  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  all  of the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  they  also  bring  in  a  couple  of  instrumentals  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  With  this  recording  Emptiness   Soul  created  a  very  tragic  keyboard  orientated  style  of  depressive  black  metal,  the  production  sounds very  dark  and  raw  yet  heavy  and  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  productions  cover  suicide  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Emptiness  Soul  and  if  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Life  =  Pain" "Void  Of  A  Dead  Ocean"  "Fragment  Of  The  Soul"  and  "Ode  To  the  Suicide  (Emptiness)".  8  out  of  10.

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/03/emptiness-soullife-painvacula.html


Altarage/Nihil/Sentinent Ruin Laboratories/2016 CD Review

mardi 1 mars 2016 à 00:18

  Altarage  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an avabt  garde  and  bestial  mixture  of  black  and death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  206  album  "Nihil"  which  was  released  by  Sentinent  Ruin  Laboratories.

  A  very  harsh  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  heavy  and  fast  musical  direction  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the fast  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  after  awhile  black  metal  screams  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in a   great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

   A  lot  of  war  and  bestial  black  metal  elements  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the music  is  still  very  heavily  influenced  by  the  darker  side  of  early  90's  death metal  and the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of brutality  while  some  songs  add  in  a  small  amount  of distorted drones  and  there  is  also  a  small  amount  of  melody  in  some  of  the  riffing  along  with  some  of  the  vocals  using  more  of  a  growling  approach  and  as  the  album  progresses  some  of  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  a  touch  of  doom/death  and the  whole  album  also  remains  very  heavy  from  beginning  to ending  of  the  recording.

  Altarage  creates  an  album  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  along  with  a  touch  of  doom  to  create  a  very  heavy  and  dark  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  yet  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  occultism themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Altarage  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  grade,  bestial  black/death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Wormborous"  "Vortex  Pyramid"  and  "Cultus".  8  out  of  10.
   

  

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/altaragenihilsentinent-ruin.html


Diabolus Amator/Despotic Conjuring Of The Soulless/Luciferic Triumph Records/2016 CD Review

lundi 29 février 2016 à 08:11

  Diabolus  Amator  are  a  band  from  Texas  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Despotic  Conjuring  Of  The  Soulless"  which  was released  by  Luciferic  Truimph  Records.

  A  very  dark soundscape  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  and  also  introducing  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto the  recording and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  there  are  also  some  growling  vocals  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  songs.

  A  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  in  the  faster  sections  of  the songs  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melodies  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and they  also  bring  in a  brief  ambient  instrumental  track  before  returning  back  to  a  black  metal  direction  on  the  remaining  songs  while  also  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  melodic  guitar  leads  while  other  track  also  brings  in a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and thunder  and  rain  sounds  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  they  close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  inquisition's  "Desolate  Funeral  Chant".

  Diabolus Amator plays  a  style  of black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  satanic  while  also  having  its  melodic  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and r aw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  Occult  and  Anti  Christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Diabolus Amator  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pregnant  Virgin  Whore"  "Invocation  Of  the  Abyssic  Dragon"  and  "Glory  Unto  Lucifer".  8  out  of  10.

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/02/diabolus-arnatordespotic-conjuring-of.html


Aggressive Mutilator Interview

lundi 29 février 2016 à 06:31
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
A: Hello and thanks for doing this interview with us.  We are Aggressive Mutilator from Norrköping, Sweden. A two piece band started in 2012. Just right now we are planning to record 3 new songs plus a cover (the regulator by Bad Brains). If the recording goes well we will see if someone is interested in releasing this new opus, the title is gonna be "Monster decay”.

2. Your last demo came out in November, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

A: The earlier stuff are more standard primitive BM but on the latest one "Crude abomination” we have some strange elements added to the music. Some more melodic songs and not so primitive as before.


3. Since 2012 you have released a great amount of music, do you put a lot of time and effort into writing and creating music?

A: On an emotional level we put much effort in doing the songs but the songs are also very spontaneous sometimes. But always with a horror agenda and dark artwork.  I Always  has been a big fan of ghosts, goblins, dark places, horror tales, monsters and darkness. 

4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

A: About sickness, alienation, racism, hate, the society that goes in the wrong direction and WILL collapse.





5. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Aggressive Mutilator'?

A: Actually I don’t remember, Maybe Jack the ripper? The ripper case is interesting because it is also the story of his victims. They must not be forgotten or the dreadful conditions they lived under. It is sad the he opened up the eyes to a world you would not have heard of if he did not committed his crimes. He did not inspire us to take this band name, but in a retrospective view the band name can refer to someone like him. A sick and twisted person who can’t handle the modern society.





 6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you prefer to remain a duo?

A: It is very hard to find member that are into this kind of music. But we have some friend that will fit if there will be a live performance one day.





 7. Over the years your music has been released on a decent amount of labels, can you tell us a little bit more about them?



A: They are Ljudkassett and Bifrost records in Sweden. Wm Psycho record in Poland, American line prod. in Mexico and Stygian shadows prod. in Poland. They have all done very fine pro releases. It is also fun to reach out to different parts of the world. Sweden is not the centre of the world. There are many other great bands out there too.







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

A: We received a lot of feedback from many places. That is really great and fun. It also shows that people are not interested in us as persons but interested in the music. Mostly metal fans have appreciated the music, not so many punk people have written us.





9. When can we expect some new music and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

A: Don’t know. We start with the Bad brains cover and then we will start play Reggae ;). Seriously speaking, we don´t like when you mix too many element in the music. It can work sometimes. But most of the times it gets strange. The most important thing is of course great songs, and then the production or the music style doesn’t matter.





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?

A: Influences are Bathory, Nifelheim, Venom, Tribulation, Rush, Hellhammer, Master´s Hamer, Malokarpatan, Imperiet. Listening a lot to Blasphemy, Mystifier, Neil young, Chuck Berry, Grand belial´s key, Abcession (album: Grave offering)`, The Infamous Gehenna, Broken Cross and Queen these days.





 11. How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

A: We are not Satanist but like to flirt with the occult aesthetic.  We don’t see a problem having a satanic aura around the music. We can also have a Nazi aura even though we are not Nazis.





 12. What are some of your non musical interests?

A: Video-Games, art, movies, books, the Swedish nature.





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

A: Thank for doing the interview. Please visit our bandcamp (www.aggresivemutilattorbandcamp.com) to see and listen to all our recordings, If you are in to under produced and ugly Black Metal this maybe is something for you. Feel free to email us if u have any questions. We have new output coming april 2016 "Crushed by tyranny" is the name of the recording. It will be a pro-tape on Iron county record in Hungary.  https://aggressivemutilator.bandcamp.com/album/crushed-by-tyranny

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