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Volk/Volktalarianism/Oldenblood Productions/2015 EP Review

mardi 11 août 2015 à 08:27

  Volk  are  a  band  from  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  heathen  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Volktalitarianism"  which  was  released  by  Oldenblood  Productions.

  A very  heavy,  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  and  all  of  the  musical instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  after  awhile  atmospheric  elements  and  melodic  guitar  leads are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  deeper  screams.  

   Some  of  the  guitar  riffing  brings  in  a  touch  of  thrash  while  some  of  the  open  note  riffs  bring  melodies  onto  the  recording  and  you  can  also  hear  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  along  with  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  there  is  also  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  throughout  all  of  the  tracks  and  as  the  ep  progresses  clean  singing  and  spoken  word  parts  is  brought  onto  on  of  the  tracks  and  they  also  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Veles  "Scrolls".

  Volk  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  evokes  more  of  a  pagan  and  heathen  atmosphere  along  with  some  epic  elements  being  used  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Heathenism,  War  and  Philosophy.

  In  my  opinion  Volk  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  epic  heathen  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Winds  Of  Sorrow"  and  "Heathen  Dawn".  8  out  of  10.  

     

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/volkvolktalarianismoldenblood.html


N.V.N/Kollektiv/2015 Full Length Review

mardi 11 août 2015 à 07:06

  N.V.N  are  a  band  from  Serbia  that  plays  an  industrial  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Kollektiv".

  Industrial  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  cyber  and  atmospheric  elements  and  after a  minute  voices  find  their  way  onto  the  recording  and  after  awhile  the music  gets  more  heavier  and  adds  in  melodic guitar  leads  while  also  keeping  around  the  industrial  and  atmospheric  elements  and  on  the  second  track  the  music goes  for  more  of  a  black  metal  direction.

  When  vocals  are  added  into  the music  they  use  growls  but  done  in  more  of  a  distorted  fashion  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  either  to  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  some  tracks  also  mix  in  even  more  underground  styles  of  electronic  music and spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  one  tracks  also  brings  in  elements  of  ambient.

  N.V.N  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal,  industrial  and  underground electronic  music  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  chaos  and  darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  N.V.N  are  a  very  great  sounding  cyber  mixture  of  black  metal  and  industrial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Become  the  Vortex"  "Antithesis"  "Megamatrix"  and  "I  AM  Deceived".  8  out  of  10.  


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/nvnkollektiv2015-full-length-review.html


Gehenna/Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace/Magic Bullet Records/2015 CD Review

dimanche 9 août 2015 à 04:43

  Gehenna  are  a  band  from  Nevada  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  raw  black  metal  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  double  ep  release  "Deathkamp Ov The Skull + Funeral Embrace"  which  will  be  released  on  August  14,  2015  by  Magic  Bullet  Records.

  Distorted  open  notes start off  the  album  and  a  few  seconds  later  black  metal  screams  are  added  into  the  music  and   after  awhile  more  hardcore  elements  are  added  into  the  music  and  when  the  songs  speed  up the  music  goes into  more  of  a  raw  musical  direction  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  solos  and leads  are utilized  they  are  very  chaotic  in  sound  and the music  also  adds  in  elements  of  thrash  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  on  the  second  ep has  shorter  songs   that  bring  in  elements  of  d  beat   and  punk  and there  are  a  lot of  traces  of  war  metal  in  the  songs.

 Gehenna  remains  true  to  their  mixture  of  raw  black  metal,  thrash  and  hardcore  and  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  violence,  nihilism,  murder,  war,  drugs  and  hate themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Gehenna  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "First  Blood  II"  "Serve  The  Cult"   and  "Funeral  Embrace".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/gehennadeathkamp-ov-skull-funeral.html


Justabeli Interview

samedi 8 août 2015 à 05:57

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band these days?
1 - War Feres: After getting a downtime, decided to resume the activities of the band in 2014, I invited Victor Prospero to take guitarist station and Furlanetto for the battery. Finished compositions, recorded and after that the CD was released in Brazil by Mutilation Records and will be released in Sweden by the Black Lion.

2.In May you had released a new album, 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?
2 - War Feres: This album has been treated from the beginning as a very special thing, I wanted to do everything to stay with the best possible quality in every way. And Victor embraced this cause ... Lapidamos riff by riff, until it was in a way that would please everyone, all done with the utmost dedication. Technically speaking, the difference is remarkable at the time we recorded the "Hell War", we had no experience, mistakes that were made were not repeated in the "Cause The War Never Ends ..." But the essence remains the same, the anger and hatred when playing has not changed, only increased and continued more satanic than ever, hence the name "The GERRA NEVER ENDS ...".

3.This is the first album to be released in 7 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
3 - War Feres: After the release of "Hell War" were two years playing for several states in Brazil next door and great bands like UNEARTHLY, VULCANO, CALVARY DEATH, necromancy, BYWAR, Mystifier, KRISIUM among others and opened the tour the band Polish Besatt the south of the country, but with problems in forming the band stood. Only returned in 2014, the Justabeli was one of the opening acts at the Show of Greek band ROTTING CHRIST, next to the Ocultan and Black Death.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
4 - War Feres: I enjoy writing about wars and the occult.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Justabeli'?
5 - War Feres: Having your name originated from the junction of two Latin words, just (alongside) and beli (War), meaning thereby 'sitting by the war' (as much as being in favor, as the sup- ported , to fight in self-defense of the nation).

6.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
6 - War Feres: The best shows of gigs in Brazil even in São Paulo. Being on stage is like this in the war, I try to do my best to make a good show.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
7 - We have scheduled tours, most producers in Brazil do not give any support and the bands have to take out of pocket money to play.

8.The new album was released by both Mutilation Records and Black Lion Productions, do you feel these 2 labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

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

9 - War Feres: Yes, the acceptance of the public is being very good.

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part off?
10 - War Feres: As in Brazil most musicians can not live music, people leave the music to work in another profession.


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

11 - War Feres: I think the evolution of a band happens naturally musically speaking.

12.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?
12 - War Feres: I like bands like Immortal, Dissection, Sarcophagus, Belphegor, Desaster, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Bathory, Marduk, Kreator, Sodom, Amon Amarth, Slayer and etc.

13.How would you describe your views on Satanism?
13 - War Feres: There are many views on Satanism, nowadays I see how philosophy, freedom, respect yourself, nature and the universe, but not idolize to anything, I do not believe in a God and would be the last person to say that there is, because there is no real proof that there is a God and no one has so far failed to prove to the world that there is a God. What exists are hypocritical people, Christianity is the most imaginable and at its worst corruption. The Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity, it has turned every value into worthlessness, every truth into a lie, and every integrity into baseness of soul. Christianity intentions, is to make a self-contradiction, an art of self pollution, a desire to lie at all costs, an aversion and contempt for all good and honest instincts! To me that's what reflects Christianity. I call Christianity the great curse, the large inner corruption and the immortal shame of mankind ... Fucking Christ!

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14 - War Feres: I want to first thank the space and valuable support, and to all who in one way or another help us in this battle endless ...

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/justabeli-interview.html


Dood Interview

vendredi 7 août 2015 à 06:25

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Dood is a depressive black metal band from the southern parts of the Netherlands. We are releasing our new opus “Liberating Self-Destruction” August 27th, 2015.

2.So far you have released 2 albums, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?
The first album went pretty fast, me & Drahcir came up with some ideas and worked it out in Reason sequencer. Our intention was not to sound good, we just wanted to release it, it took about 2/3 weeks capturing it all and releasing it out to the public. Around 2013 / 2014 we started to work on “Liberating Self-Destruction”, we teamed up with Gnoom - Drums - which lay the rhythmical foundation down in the studio, now we used acoustic drums.. and as we were used to playing live, we recalled that energy, I tracked the guitars and bass on top of it in Logic, Drahcir his parts, the lyrics.. glueing it all together. Prior to recording of “Liberating Self-Destruction” the ideas were very clear and so did the sound. I Think for us all it’s a very  dark album. I personally think this is the darkest album I ever created.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Strange things occurred prior to recording of “Liberating Self-Destruction”, so did the lyrics and music, both depressing and dark. From the instrumental track “Silence” with it’s hypnotic theme or “Ab Insiddis Diaboli” with furiously fast blasts, ending on acoustic guitars. We experimented with different approaches , tired of doing the same, thus ranging more dynamically also on lyrical themes, we moved away, resulting in new material for “Liberating Self-Destruction”.

4.I know that the bands name means 'death' in Dutch, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?
It’s the state of being dead, the end of all things, regarding Death as a genre, much metal is in it’s own way monotonous after a while, some bands get influenced from one band, others on ten or hundred different, for Dood we do not try to sound as a particular band.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We did shows with Nargaroth, Endstille, Lord Mantis and many more, we let the music and sound do most of the work, with Drahcir as frontman, and releasing all this energy out to the audience. 

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Sure, we’ll do some shows in the future.

7.The new album was self released but the band has also worked with labels before in the past, are you open to working with another label or do you prefer the independent route a lot more?
We decided to release some copies for our fans, I do not see this directly as an independent route.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
For those who believe in true negativity, we invite you all to listen to DOOD - “Liberating Self-Destruction”

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Triest / Ynzir / Turris Arcanum / Beliar / Mescaliner / Hate Medition (Phenex, ex-dood)

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We are thinking about releasing an Dark Ambient/Acoestic album in the future.

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 listened to “Liberating Self-Destruction” in review, we heard many different elements. Sometimes I try to play my distorted guitars as a orchestra, or Drahcir using ancient chanting in the music. Various music styles.

12.How would you describe your Satanic and Luciferian views?
Dood

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
check us out at http://www.doodoffocial.com/
or Facebook: http://facebook.com/dood666
DOOD

W: http://www.doodofficial.com/
FB: http://www.facebook.com/dood666
BC: http://dood666.bandcamp.com/
@: dood@gmx.com

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/dood-interview.html