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Necrostrigis/From Bleak Cavernous Chambers/Nebular Carcoma/Postmortem Apocalypse/2020 Compilation Album Review

mercredi 19 février 2020 à 20:06

  Necrostrigis  are  a  duo  from  Poland  that  plays  an  old  school  form  of  vampyric  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  compilation  album  "From  Bleak  Cavernous  Chambers"  which  will  be  released  in  March    as  a  joint  effort  between  Nebelar  Carcoma  and  Postmortem  Apocalypse.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  compilation  before  going  into  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  compilation.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  compilation  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts. The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  satanism.  demons,  evil,  vampyrism,  mysticism  and  northern  abyss  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Necrostrigis  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  vampyric  black  emtal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Night  Sabbath  Metal"   "Grave  Cavern  (Hunting  For  Blood)"  "Cursed  Dead  Marshes"  and  "Possessed  By  The  Cult  Of  The  Night".  8/5  out  of  10.

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/necrostrigisfrom-bleak-cavernous.html


Arcada/Projections/Edged Circle Productions/2020 CD Review

mercredi 19 février 2020 à 08:54

  Arcada  are  a  band  from Peru  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Projections"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Edged  Circle  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeping  it  modern  at  the  same  time,  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction  and  towards  the  end  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  samples  can  also  be  heard.

  Arcada  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  emtal  that is  very  fast,  raw,  aggressive  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Black  Magick  and  Philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Arcada  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "IAO"  and  "Setheus".  8 out  of  10.

http://edgedcircleproductions.bandcamp.com/album/projections

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/arcadaprojectionsedged-circle.html


Merkury/Mori Otis/Pacific Threonodies/2020 EP Review

mardi 18 février 2020 à 20:39

  Merkury  are  a  band  from  Olympia,  Washington  that  plays  an  atmospheric  from  of  ambient  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Mori  Otis"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  pacific  Threnodies.

  Ambient  style  keyboards  start  off  the  ep  and  they  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  along  with  a  touch  of  noise.  One  of  the  tracks  is  also  an  instrumental  while  one  song  is  also  over  12  minutes  in  length  which  also  shows  the  music  going  into  a  heavier  direction.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  the  heavier  song  also  adds  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  melody.

 The  music  also  adds  in  a  good  balance  between  old  school  and  modern  influences  along  with  the  guitar  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments,  the  ep  also  closes  with  another  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  historical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Merkury  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  ambient  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Ruins  Of  The  Megalithic  Temple  Of  A  Sombre  Boreal".  8  out  of  10.

https://pacificthrenodies.bandcamp.com/album/mori-otis      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/merkurymori-otispacific-threonodies2020.html


Enepsigos/Wrath Of Wraths/Osmose Productions/2020 CD Review

mardi 18 février 2020 à 11:03

  Enepsigos  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Wrath  of  Wraths"  which  will be released  in  March  by  Osmose  Productions.

  Ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams.

  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences,  one  track  also  adds  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  ritualistic  elements  also  making  a  return  as  the  album  progresses  and  a  couple  of  songs  also  introduces  clean  playing  and  Gregorian  chants  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Enepsigos  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Shields  Of  Faith"  and  "Water And  Flesh".  8  out  of  10.

CD, LP and Merchhttp://bit.ly/enepsigos-shop
BANDCAMPhttps://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/wrath-of-wraths
Release Pagehttps://osmoseproductions-label.com/enepsigos-wrath-of-wraths/
Band Pagehttps://osmoseproductions-label.com/bands/enepsigos/
PRESAVE on digital platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Itunes)https://backl.ink/117810532

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/enepsigoswrath-of-wrathsosmose.html


Predictor Interview

mardi 18 février 2020 à 09:22
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Greetings and thank you for the interview-request.The evolution of Predictor was, as it is often in life, a chain of many good hazards. Last Summer, Baxaxaxa requested me to do the sound-production for their Demo „The old Evil“. We already knew each other and were jamming roundabout 12 years ago. But somehow, we went on our own paths for a while, to come back together now. What is quite good, since we improved our skills and sound a lot better than 12 years before. Cryptic Tormentor and me spend a lot of time to jam during the recordings. Both of us has the same imagination of how Predictor should sound and with this symbiosis we could created a lot of Songs. So Predictor was found Summer 2019.


2.Recently you have released your first demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

Predictor-sound is very raw with a paling athmosphere, forceful, combined with fast and blasting part. Our style arose during the first rehearsals, and since we were more than pleased with the result, we knew that this is how we want to sound. We're both rooted in all kinds of extreme Metal and each of us brought his own influences. In the creation-process, we play all parts from our inside and refine it during the recordings. With Black Bunker Sounds, I’ve setting up a studio to let the music sound like it really should: Raw and dark. It sounds like the soundtrack and vision of the apocalypse and purification from the tainted humanity.


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

In general, the lyrics are morbid and apocalyptic predictions and visions, phrased in religious stories and descriptions of occult occurrences and Creatures.


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

The naming was one of the later parts in the foundation phase, but it came before the lyrics were written. We recorded the songs and listen several times to them to find a exact subject-direction. Predictor is the perfect fitting name for us, since our songs are (as already told) morbid and apocalyptic visions. And the Predictor unveiling them. Also Predictions have always been an important part in Black Metal lyrics, just think of Samael's "Morbid Metal".


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

The Artwork is designed by a higly-valued artist Black DeathSign. He is one of the people who can feel the energy of our music and with this connection, he designed the Artwork exactly how we want it. It shows The True Predictor, a Prophet of unadorned Visions.


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

There are no plans to extend the Band right now, but we will leave this option open. The future will show us, how this project will evolve.


7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Officially, the demo is a Black Bunker Sounds release (BBS001). It’s released by our own, so we are independent for now. Time will show if a fitting label will be interested in releasing our creations.


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

Since release some days ago, the feedback was quite good as expected, but to make a more precise résumé, we have to wait until we get enough feedback. It already has been bought by maniacs in Germany, the United States, Denmark and we also got some feedback from other european countries. As we all know, also South-America and Asia have a great scene, so we will see if our Demo makes the way to there.


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

A full-length Album will be released for sure. Indeed, our artistic process is straight and fast, but it is also energetic. We have almost enough material. When we feel ready, we will start recording. The focus is also on getting the Songs straight that we will be able to play live-gigs.


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 complete list would be too long. But you can start with Black Sabbath, Sodom, Venom, Bathory and end with great newer Bands like Teitanblood, Funeral Mist e.g. We listen to a lot of music, and thankfully there are more than enough great bands that communicate the right (or wrong) atmosphere.
Soundtracks are also a big part of our musical interest.


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

Yes, it is a main-component.


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

Again, thanks a lot for the Interview! Predictor is bursted with energy. Keep the flame burning and watch out for new Predictions!

Facebook:        https://Facebook.com/TheTruePredictor
Bandcamp:        https://thetruepredictor.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/02/predictor-interview.html