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Moonkult/Solus/Transmissions/Satanath Records/Black Plague Records/Metallic Media/2014 Split CD Review

mardi 17 novembre 2015 à 07:41

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Finland's  Moonkult  and  Hungary's  Solus  called  "Transmissions"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Black  Plague Records  and  Metallic  Media  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Moonkult  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  drum  beats  and  heavy  riffs  before speeding  up  and  adding  in  blast  beats  and  a  more  raw  style  of  black  metal  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  screams  onto  their  side  of  the  recording  and  the  guitar  leads  are  very  dark  and  melodic  while  the  songs  are  all  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  melody,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Fantasy,  Misanthropic  and  Philosophical  themes.

 In  my  opinion  Moonkult  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  "Descending  As  Storm'.

 Next  up  is  Solus  a  solo  project  that  has  been featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  ambient  form  of  black  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sounding  ambient  synth  along  with  some  distorted  guitars  and  melodies  and  after  a  minute  grim  black  metal  vocals  make  their  presence  known  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very powerful  sound  to  them  and  most  of  his  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

   At times  the riffs  can  get  very  melodic  and  when  the music  speeds  up  the  vocals  get  more  high  pitched  along  with  some  blast  beats  that  also  takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  brought  in  briefly  they  enhance  the  darkness  and  melody  that  are  present  in  the  tracks,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature,  philosophy,  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Solus  and  if  you  are  a  fan of  ambient  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cursed  Illusions"  and  "Journey  Through  The  Spheres  of  Eternity".

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  raw,  atmospheric  and  ambeint  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.           

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/moonkultsolustransmissionssatanath.html


Cult Of The Horns/Goatvermin/Satanath Records/Ira Militias Productions/Dark East productions/2014 Split CD Review

mardi 17 novembre 2015 à 06:31

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  France's  Cult  Of  The  Horns  and  Goatvermin  which  was  rleeased  in  2014  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Ira  Militias  Productions  and  Dark  East  Productions  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Cult  Of  The  Horns  a  solo  project  that  plays  a  raw  mixture of  black  and  death  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  classical  music  influenced  intro  along  with  some  operatic  vocals  and  demonic  voices  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  for  more  of  a  fast  and  bestial  war  metal  direction  that  also  introduces  grim  screams,  deep  death  metal   growls  and  blast  beats  onto  the  recording  and  at  times  morbid  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  riffs  and  you  can  also  hear  a  slight  thrash  influence,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  war,  domination,  nuclear  and  violence  themes.

  In  my opinion  Cult  Of  the  Horns  are  a  very  great  sounding  bestial  black/death  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre, you  should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Annihilate  The  Masses"  and  "Sodiers  Of  Doom  -  The  Nuclear  Front".

  Next  up  is  Goatvermin a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw,  brutal  and  satanic  form  of  black/war  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  sound  that  also  introduces  chaotic  guitar  leads  and  blast  beats  onto  their  side  of  the  recording  and  the  vocals  are  done  in  a  bestial  black/death  metal  direction along  with  a  few  high  pitched  screams  and  the  slower  sections  also  add  in  morbid  sounding  melodies  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  blasphemy,  violence  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Goatvermin  are  a  very  great  sounding  black/war  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Atrocious  Citadel".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  album  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  war  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  split.  8  out  of  10.         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/cult-of-hornsgoatverminsatanath.html


Theurgia Interview

mardi 17 novembre 2015 à 02:56
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

DAE: Theurgia is a Black Metal proyect with a hatred and cold sound. Nihilistic lyrics in Spanish Lenguage. ANTI PERPETUO is the first attack in EP Format that contain 5 exclaim of nihilism. and if you want to know about us, please check this https://www.facebook.com/theurgiaband/

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the ep?

DAE: Anti Perpetuo is an a very hatred work, with cold and fast riffs and really sick drums. so brutal work and nothing more.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with the music?

DAE: Anti human statement's, Anti Gods, A darkly dream (Su inexistente inercia Lyric), No Fashion shits. NO METAL FASHION BULLSHITS!!

4.Originally the band was known as 'Daemonhorn', what was the decision behind the name change?

DAE: Its just a beast reborn. the start of a new life with a new name. but never forget our past.

5.I know that the project name is related to the 'Goetia', can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in 'The Lessor Keys Of Solomon'?

A dont have any projection about the Solomon Key. im not practician, but i have a great fanatism for the occultism things and The solomon key I find it fascinating but i have my own conviction of the occultism.

6.On the ep you record everything by yourself but use other musicians in the live setting, are you open to touring this project into a full band?

DAE: Of course, in fact, we are working like a full band right now. I'm still writing the music but in cooperation with the other members

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

DAE: We have only one show in this year. but its a good show in fact!.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

DAE: We are thinking in a future Tour and shows in colombia.

9.The ep was released on 'Worship Tapes', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

DAE: Worship Tapes is the best alliance we have done, He is a serious person with his work and is exactly what I was looking for this project. will not be the last launch with Worship Tapes.

10.How has the feedback been to the music so far by black metal fans?

DAE: It was quite acceptable, in fact, It's very strange but the music is liked to by people who are not even fans of black metal. i think, theurgia is an a Open Style of Black Metal. Maybe not a TRUE Black Metal, but not to lame.

11.Where do you see this musical project heading into musically during the future?

DAE: Too Far of Venezuela, and im working on that.

12.Are there any musical influences that you are able to bring into this musical project that you are not able to in your other bands?

DAE: In all my projects I always try to do like music. in this case, Funbria and Theurgia are two black metal bands, but with a very different sound to the other.

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

DAE: Keep support the underground or die! Thanks for this interview brother!. Stay True

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/theurgia-interview.html


Ghazghkull/Signs Of Hate/Morbid Shrine Productions/2015 Demo Compilation Review

mardi 17 novembre 2015 à 02:31

  Ghazghkull  where  a  solo  project  from  Spain  that  played a  very  raw  and  misanthropic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  demo  compilation  album  "Signs  Of  Hate"  which  was  released  by  Morbid  Shrine  Productions.

  Nature  sounds  and  atmospheric  synths  start  off  the  compilation  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  some  grim  screams  a  few  seconds  later  and  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Most  of  the  music  is  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style  and  you  can  also  hear  synths  in  the  background  at  times  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  distorted  fashion  and  one  of  the  tracks  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  a  later  track  brings  in  melodic  Gregorian  chants  that  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  while  the  main  focus  remains  more  on  a  raw  style  of  black  metal.

  Ghazghkull  played  a  style  of  black  metal  that  was  very  raw  and  misanthropic  taking  the  90's  style  into  the  early  21st  century  and  also  had  an  atmospheric style  at  times  which  was  very  common  for  the  Iberian  bands  of  the  mid  90's,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  darkness  and  blasphemous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ghazghkull  where  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  misanthropic  solo black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Avatar  Of  Darkness"  "Witness  Of  Nocturnal  Silence"  and  "The  End  Of  The  Human  Race".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/ghazghkullsigns-of-hatemorbid-shrine.html


Coldbound Interview

mardi 17 novembre 2015 à 00:26
1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
1. Hello. Recently I am releasing my third full length album .Rites Under Moonlight.
Now we are on production process and distribution.

2.Recently you have 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.Well . Rites Under Moonlight, is a special album, because also is my personal first concept album , the sound differs a lot from the other two releases and because the whole process of the recording was a painfull process with lots ups and down but at the end the final result came at last.
  Previous releases took shorter time to be produced and to be recorded. Anyways I am satisfied 'cause finally I created the Coldbound sound.


3.Originally the music was all instrumental but over the years you have evolved into doing more melodic blackened death metal, doom metal and black metal, can you tell us about how your musical sound has evolved into all of these different directions over the years?
3.I think Coldbound was never an instrumental project. The first EP indeed had a lot of "soundtracks" with only some keys inside but anyways, to the main point. When I start doing music , I did the mistake to listen at bands I want to sound like, such as a copycat ,and I was dissapointed 'cause the sound at the end was not what I was expecting.
In the new album , I have a bit more "universal" ear , through out the whole process of the recordings I used to listen to music that has nothing to do with extreme scene...mostly was pop and alternative rock such as Boney-M , Muse, Seigmen, A-Ha etc. etc.
So I think this helped a lot to create something different without setting transparent boundaries or limits on limiting my sound ,imagination and visions.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that you explore with your music?
4.Lyrics are all about personal struggles, nature , demise and on the new album also additional main topic is ice,cold and the winter fullmoon.
Strictly I recorded the whole album during the times of Fullmoon, we all have a source of inspiration and that was mine, if you know what I mean.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Coldbound'?
5.This is a really valid question indeed, and was asked quite many times.I would like to avoid on answering this question since is a really sensitive and personal issue that only a handfull of people on earth know about.

6.Originally this was a solo project but had a full line up at one time, can you tell us what the current status?
6.Yes indeed. Somewhere during April I asked Andras (keyboards) and Jasmin(vocals) to help me with the recordings of the new album.
In fact Jasmin didn't recorded anything on this album but I am having thoughts of recordings for next year, were I am gonna use her voice.
Andras crafted the Intro and Outro . The process of recording was funny as we were trying to record keyboards for the songs of the album .
Outro comes out of the song called "Origins of black sun"

7.In the beginning no lyrics where published but the new album had the lyrics printed on the Metal Archives, can you tell us a little bit more about this change?
7.In the beginning I didnt wanted to share the lyrics , not because of the obvious typos we all do anyways, but because those lyrics ,as the Coldobund name is something really personal. As about the second album , which was dedicated to the life and death of L.S.K(Secrets of The Moon) , there's one more reason to limit this album to a not -so commercial- material.
On Rites Under Moonlight as you noticed I dont number even the album as (III) in front. Is something that I dont want to do anymore with Coldbound , as Rites Under Moonlight opens a whole new direction for me and my musical visions.
Lyrics were published, except the second song "Deep Into The Woods" . Lyrics were done by an old friend and I cant share them , but tho I can use them on the recordings. Also I can't reveal the name of this person but is the same person who did the lyrics on the second album.

8.Whatever ever happened for the plans for the split with  'White Mist'?
8.That's also a question I receive quite often .Never thought news would spread that fast. Well guys from White Mist recorded 2 songs for the split, as well I recorded 2 songs, but without any notice they peferred to release those 2 songs as their individual demo release.
That's not bad at all , but it was a clear message that they didn't wanted to cooperate with me and that's totally fine.

9.On the new album you worked with Black Lion Productions and Moonlight Productions, do you feel these 2 labels have been very supportive?
9.Moonlight Productions is my own creation and label that will release albums of my own projects - and why not...if something nice comes up around then I can release someone's else material.
Black Lion Production , Oliver and Marcos have supported me a lot as well as with Sepulchral Silence from U.K . They are a lot professional and I am sure there's a great future on Black Lion Production ,as long as they keep their roster limited and good as it is now.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
10.Well,I haven't read a lot of reviews since there are not so many on the display, but from what I have read, people seem to like what I do. I am not confident about the first 2 releases but at least I can accept that myself I did a decent work on Rites Under Moonlight, so I kinda wanna to believe people will like it.

11.Are you currently involved in other musical projects these days?
11.I am doing vocals at the moment for ARVAS (norwegian black metal band from '90s) and we are going to have a bit of busy times next year. This is as well my main project for the moment. Also I am recording music for Reverence IX which is another personal project but has nothing to do with Coldbound. Is something much more different and professional and will take so much time to release the first album since I want every thing to be perfect on it .

12.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?
12.I hope that I will see myself doing steps further...is a long way tho. Lots to learn , lots to listen at.

13.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
13.As I mentioned, pop from '80s such as Boney-M's,A-ha,Petshop Boys,Culture Club , then to the most progressive listening to Muse, Seigmen,Deep Purple and lots of other stuff of course.

14.How would you describe your views on Occultism?
14.Well , also one subject I don't want to share on display. Is better if we all keep our views on a personal frame and spectrum.

15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
15.Thank you so much for your time and your interest. I really do hope you guys will like my new album "Rites Under Moonlight" , and will support me by purchasing the album. You can always check out the Coldbound and Coldbound Official facebook pages for more updates.
 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/11/coldbound-interview.html