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ReffuS Interview

mercredi 23 décembre 2015 à 19:18
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

ReffuS: ReffuS was created through Repktkor and Morth's hateful passion for their fellow human race, a cancerous blight upon this earth. Born into the cesspit to rot amongst the bile of society and all its constraints, a vile species born into an unknown cage, a sheep who stands on those among its flock and deems to be better than the others, forgetting. We are all the same to the dirt we are buried in.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Repktkor: I would have to say the musical sound that is presented on the ep, has come from my hatefulness towards humanity and all of life. It is a collaboration from two individuals who are so similar on views of life but yet so different. Furthermore I would say it is a combination of depressive and raw black metal.

Morth: Musical sound is derived and inspired from living with depression and anxiety, feeling detached from the world around us. Black metal being the strongest influence on the sound, from first wave of black metal to many of its sub genres that are present nowadays.

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

ReffuS: Lyrical topics, if you want to call it that is misanthropy. We want this world to die with all of its inhabitants with it, the ultimate goal would be for humankind to do just that. Music is a powerful force.

4.I know that the band name is 'suffer' spelled backwards, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Repktkor: I hate all life, I want it to suffer and die. The music is hateful yet depressive as one. You will all suffer or are already suffering, no matter how blind to it you are. You are all a slave to life.

Morth: In this world we are born and expected to follow what generations have done before. Depending on where you're placed on this planet, there is always constraints on what you can do and how you can express yourself, whether it is cultural, social, family ect. What I always noticed in that no matter where you look, someone is suffering. Through life I had the suffers of life placed on my shoulders and expressing it through music was a way to vent it and spread a message/state of mind. What people interpret that mindset/message to be is for them to decide or pick up on. If you like it great, if you don't I don't care. Causes you to want a hug, great. Feel self destructive, go for it.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future?

ReffuS: Yes the line up will expand in future for live performances and recordings.

6.The band has been around only since November but has already got music released and have played live, do you put a great amount of time and effort into the music?

Repktkor: I always put a lot of time and effort into the music I create, it is an extension of my soul.

Morth: I will always find time for music. I have loved the music since I was young. As I progressed through life, my musical taste matured to what I would listen to now. The band and also the album was put together rather fast, but was a combination of ideas that I have wrote through my life and with my different influences. The ep was released on time for a gig, but we both had wanted to start a band from before the formation of ReffuS and the gig. Only when the supporting bands of the gig pulled out, we decided to form and get a setlist together for the short deadline. In that time there was many hours recording the different instruments and mixing the songs into the ep.

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

ReffuS: We have only had the one gig to date, and considering we didn't get to do a rehearsal together at all or sound check for ReffuS, we think our stage performance was good. All our work together had be previously online contact. So the gig was well performed considering.

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

ReffuS: At the moment no new dates are planned for live performances. But there will be gigs for 2016.

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

Repktkor: You can expect a full length album in 2016 so you humanity can kill themselves while listening to it. It will remain hateful and depressive. Although you never know what might be drawn out from our dead hearts.

Morth: Hopefully in early-mid 2016 a release of a full album will be aimed for. May change. Progress on that has begun, song and sound ideas coming together.

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

Reffus: We are still very new. Although for the feedback we have had so far has been good, although we we do not care for the opinions of others.

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?

Repktkor: I personally mostly listen to raw black metal, bands like: Mutiilation, Seviss, Amystery, Vargsang and Belathuzur. I never listen to the newer band, they do not interest me.

Morth: For me I grew up listening through music of my father's. It would have been bands like Rainbow and Led Zeppelin ect. As my taste for music grew and I progressed through life, I found myself drawn to the darker and heavier and more extreme genres of rock and metal. I would say bands like Dark Fortress and Shining had the melodic smoothness that grasped me but still the harsh side of black metal, and obviously raw black metal would have its influence strongly on the music. There are too many bands to truly name a direct influence. Music has to have a sense of atmosphere and depth.

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

Repktkor: Kill yourselves. Don't be a slave to life and end your miserable existence.

Morth: Nobody wants to feel shit, but in this life it's a common mental state for many within this modern-day world/society. I find that the only limitations and barriers in life should be put there yourself. Only by choosing who you are among this shit world can you rise above it. We are all equal in the certainty of death, keep that in mind for the time you have left on this wretched world.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/reffus-interview.html


Ragnell/Black Requiem/Satanath Records/2013 EP Review

mercredi 23 décembre 2015 à 06:00

  Ragnell  are a  band  from  Mexico  that  has  been  featured  before in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black  n death  metal and this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Black  Requiem"  which was  released  by Satanath  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  and  after  a  few  seconds  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  growling  vocals  bring  in  death  metal  elements  while  the  riffing  also  brings  in  morbid  sounding  melodies  at  times  and  the  first  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  mix  the  rawness  of  black  metal  with  the  brutality  of  death  metal  and  all  of the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  on  one  of  the  tracks.

   Ragnell  plays  a  musical  style  on  this  recording  that  mixes  the  heaviest  styles  of  black  and  death  metal  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  anti  religion,  evil  and  violence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ragnell  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS INCLUDE  "Soaked  In  the  Blood  Of  Blasphemy"  and  "Holy  Center  Of  Worship  "To  Burn".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/ragnellblack-requiemsatanath.html


Bloodrain/Bloodrain: Ultimatum & Nomen Nostrum Legio/Datanath Records/Possession Productions/2013 CD Compilation Review

mercredi 23 décembre 2015 à 04:47

  Boodrain  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic,  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  compilation  "Bloodrain: Ultimatum & Nomen Nostrum Legio"  which  was released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records  and  Possession  Productions  and  consist  of  their  2003  and  2006  albums  off  the  same  name.

  A  very  dark  and  evil  synth  along  with  some  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  compilation  and  after  the  intro  the  music  gets  more  heavier  and  melodic  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  goes  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction.

  Blast  beats  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  and  the  vocals  are  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  solos  and  leads  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody    and  classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  one  tracks  also  adds  in  a  few  seconds  of  power  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  compilation  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  classic  and  thrash  metal  at  times  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing  and  as  the  compilation  progresses  bass  leads  are  also  used  at  times  and  they  also  bring  in  a  cover  of  Kreator's  "Bringer  Of  Torture"  and  the  second  album  on  the  compilation  has  more  of  a  raw  yet  melodic  style  of  black  metal while  also  still  being  very  melodic and  thrash  influenced  and  they  also  include  a  cover  of  Profantica's  "Spilling  Holy  Blood"  before  closing  the  compilation  with  one  of  their  own  tracks.

  Bloodrain  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  can  be  both  very  raw  and  melodic  while  also  being  very  heavily  influenced  by  thrash,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Satanism  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Bloodrain  are  a  very  great  sounding  thrash  influenced,  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Shining  From  Beyond"  "Under  The  Lucifer's  Star"  "Will  Of  Baphomet"  and  "Images  Of  Evil".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/bloodrainbloodrain-ultimatum-nomen.html


Artificum Nex/Desert Of Sins/Satanath Records/2013 EP Review

mercredi 23 décembre 2015 à 03:21

  Artificum  Nex  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  has  had  an  album  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  'Desert  Of  Sins"  which  was  released  by  Satanath  Records.

  A  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  vocals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  also  using  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  has  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  deep  at  times  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  some  of  the  riffs  bring  in  some  old  school  metal  elements  at  times while  also  having  a  more  modern  approach.

  Artificum  Nex  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  on  this recording  that  is  very  raw  at  times  while  also  being  very  melodic  and  having  a  perfect  balance  between  modern  and  old  school  influences,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Artificum  Nex  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "My  Damnation"  and  "In  Abyss  Of  Empirical  Dreams".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/artificum-nexdesert-of-sinssatanath.html


Milicia Oscura/Anti-Christo/Satanath Records/2013 CD Review

mercredi 23 décembre 2015 à 02:48

  Milicia  Oscura  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  blasphemous  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Anti-Christo"  which  was  released  by Satanath  Records.

 Sytnhs  and  ritualistic  sounds  start off  the  album  and  after  a  few  seconds  the  music  starts  getting  more  dark  and  heavy  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  and  demonic  growls  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  more  of  a  90's  influenced  raw  second  wave  style  along  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  very  dark  and  melodic  while  classical  guitars  along  with  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  can also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  a  great  portion  of the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  synths  also  return  in  certain  sections of  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  a  later  track  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chants  which  also gives  the  music  more  of  an  occult  atmosphere.

  Milicia  Oscura  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  old  school  and  blasphemous  sounding  and  also  has  a  90's  occult  atmosphere  at  times  and  also  avoids  sounding  modern,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  darkness,  blasphemy  and  anti  christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Milicia  Oscura  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  and  blasphemous,  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eterna  Crucifixion"  "Christo  Murio"  "El  Despertar  Del  Demono"  and  "El Anticristo".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/milicia-oscuraanti-christosatanath.html