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Uberchriist Interview

jeudi 18 mars 2021 à 02:30

 

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

Überchriist came together in the mid-2000s when we were playing in separate punk/noise/heavy rock bands that did a lot of shows together. We decided to form a more black metal influenced band so we could explore the subconscious and become one with the great primordial beast within, and that’s exactly what happened. 


2.Recently you have released a new ep, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Chiefly it’s just more articulate musically and vocally, better musicianship and more clarity overall. More vigorous. Wizened, perhaps. 


3.This is also your first release in 10 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?

We were just waiting for the world to catch up pretty much, honing our identity from different perspectives. Variously playing prog, post punk, power violence, bar rock, etc. in a smorgasbord of other projects. 


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

Death and rebirth, facing difficult realities of existence, ritual and mythological symbolism, finding purpose in the face of impermanence and futility in a hostile world, fusing conscious thought with unconscious instincts, fun stuff like that. 


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

It was inspired by Nietzsche, like if man worships Christ than ubermensch would worship Uber Christ. Basically what would be the messiah of the next stage in the evolution of humanity. Regarding the spelling it was just to set the band apart from any other use of the term that could be out there, as well as suggesting that the concept doesn’t actually have much to do with Christianity one way or the other. Plus the two i’s look like an umlaut I guess. 


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

It is inspired by old epics and tragedies. Greek myths and pure agony. Also, It’s sort of like Bat Boy from Weekly World News mixed with a possessed televangelist preacher screaming into the void. 


7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

The biggest crowd we played to was opening for Deafheaven, oddly enough, but it was fun. We mostly played with a lot of local punk and thrash bands like Bukkake Boys and Manic. Lots of loud noisy drunken whirlwinds. I think someone puked in front of the stage once. 


8.Currently the band is unsigned but worked with a label on the previous release, are you open to working with another label again in the future?

Yeah, I guess that’s the goal, along with finding a way to tour at some point. No one has reached out at this point.


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

Limited exposure thus far but generally positive. People sometimes want the same old black metal from 20 years ago, but that leaves no room to grow, to live. If you don't live then you can never die.


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

We just added 2 new members so we’ll hopefully have enough material sometime this year. Adding some new moods and tones. Just looking to expand and refine what we’re capable of and practice as much as we can until shows start happening again. 


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?

When we first got together we were into stuff like Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega. Leviathan/Wrest has always been a big inspiration for me. A lot of classic older metal and prog/ambient. Stuff like Klaus Schulze and John Carpenter soundtracks. As far as current bands Mgla, Akhlys and Oranssi Pazuzu are a few good ones. OP was one of the last shows I saw and it was insane. 


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

Thanks for taking the time to check us out, we’re coming down the pike so get on the train or get outta the way!

www.uberchriistatl.bandcamp.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/uberchriist-interview.html


Sielunvihollinen/Teloituskasy/Hammer Of Hate/2021 Full Length Review

jeudi 18 mars 2021 à 01:10

 


  Sielunvihollinen  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  an  old  school and  melodic  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Teloituskasy"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Hammer  Of  Hate.


  High  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  heavy  riffs  start  off  the  album  while  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  classic  Finnish  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  clean  playing  and  melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  song.


  Sielunvihollinen  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  melodic  old  school  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Christianity  and  Anti  Islam  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Sielunvihollinen  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  and  old  school  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tulen  kaste"  "Noitavaino"  and  "Usvan  tuoma".  8  out  of  10.


http://sielunvihollinen.bandcamp.com/album/teloitusk-sky

www.facebook.com/sielunvihollinen
www.kvlt.fi


  


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/sielunvihollinenteloituskasyhammer-of.html


Labored Breath/Dyspnea/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2021 Full Length Review

mercredi 17 mars 2021 à 04:16

 


  Labored  Breath  are  a  solo  project  from  Oakland,  California  that  plays  a  very  aggressive  and  modern  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Dyspnea"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.


  Dissonant  style  riffing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  angry  sounding  shouts  are  also  brought  into  some  parts  of  the  songs.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music  also  shows  some  influences  of  the  modern  French  and  Icelandic  styles  of  the  genre.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  having  their  deep  and  demonic  moments,  atmospheric  soundscapes  and  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  one  of  the  songs  is  also  an  instrumental,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  chants  can  also  be  heard  and  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  is  also  added  on  the  closing  song.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  humanity's  biggest  fears.


  In  my  opinion  Labored  Breath  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive  and  modern  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hypoesthesia"  and  "Belie".  8  out  of  10.


BANDCAMP RELEASE


     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/labored-breathdyspneasentient-ruin.html


Fornicus/Ofstingan/Life After Death/Dark Horizon Records/2021 Split EP Review

mercredi 17 mars 2021 à 02:53

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  U.S.A's  Fornicus  and  Ofstingan  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Life  After  Death  and  Dark  Horizon  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Fornicus  who  returns  with  a  blasphemous  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  distorted  sound  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  songs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  90's  influences  and  bestial  growls  are  also  utilized  at  times.  


  Dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  elements  of  war  metal  also  being  utilized  times.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  with  the  solos  and  leads  also being  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  when  they  are  used  briefly and  the  music  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  slow  and  mid  tempo  sections,  clean  vocals  are  also  added  on  one  of  the  tracks.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  blasphemous  and  anti  religion  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Fornicus  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast  and  blasphemous  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK "Hellfucked".


  Next  up  is  Ofstingan  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  and  raw  sound  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  90's  influences  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  along  with  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  utilized  briefly  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Blasphemy  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Ofstingan  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Fallen  Revenge".  8  out  of  10.


  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  the  faster  forms  of  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.


https://fornicus.bandcamp.com 
https://www.facebook.com/fornicus666

https://www.instagram.com/fornicus666


Ofstingan:
https://ofstingan.bandcamp.com

https://instagram.com/ofstingan     


  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/fornicusofstinganlife-after-deathdark.html


Eranthos/Eternal Decay/2021 EP Review

mercredi 17 mars 2021 à 02:06

 


  Eranthos  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  fast  and  aggressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  ep  "Eternal  Decay".


  Dark  sounding  melodies  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  brutal  blast beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  elements.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples.  All  of  the  music  also  avoids  any  use  of  guitar  solos  or  leads  to  focus  more  on  a  brutal  style  which  also  shows  an  influence  of  the  faster  Swedish  bands  of  the  late  90's  mixed  in  with  the  more  modern  blackened  death  metal.


  Eranthos  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  the  fastest  and  most  aggressive  styles  of  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  with  a  more  blackened  vocal  approach  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death  and  decay  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Eranthos  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast  and  aggressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal,  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Denial  of  Life"  and  "Into  The  Abyss".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h05WM9XbEmM

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/03/eranthoseternal-decay2021-ep-review.html