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Kolp/Leiru/Lost Horizon Productions/2015 Split CassetteReview

dimanche 17 mai 2015 à 05:28

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Hungary's  Kolp  and  Leiru  which  was  released  by  Lost  Horizon  Productions  on  cassette and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Kolp  a  band  that  plays  a  very  grim  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal.

  Their side  of the  split starts  off  with  some  melodic  riffing  that  leads  up  to  more  of  an atmospheric  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  grim  screams  that  have  a  depressive  feeling to  them  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up it  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  style  that  also  utilizes  a decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  solos  and  leads  that  are  used  add  more  melodies  to their side  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  the  production  has  a  very  raw  feeling  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kolp  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  grim  and  depressive  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "I'll  Be  Buried,  I  Know".

  Next  up  is  Leiru  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  slow  form  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  raw  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  grim  screams  a  few seconds  later  and  the  music  has  a mid 90's  feeling  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  bring  in  more  of  an  old  school  yet  melodic  feeling  to  their  tracks  and  you can  also  hear  some  melody in  the  riffs  at  times  and  after  awhile  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  finds  its  way  into  a  few  songs  and  as  their  side of  the  split progresses the  music  starts  to  speed  up  briefly,  the  production sounds  very  raw  and  old school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in t heir  native  tonguue  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Leiru are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  yet  raw  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Kilepsz".

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

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/kolpleirulost-horizon-productions2015.html


Desesperanza/Sef Titled/Nebular Carcoma Records/2015 Cassette Review

samedi 16 mai 2015 à 23:49




  Desesperanza  are  a  solo  project  from  texas  that  plays  a  mixture  of  atmospheric  black  metal  and  funeral  doom  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2014  album  whixh  was  re-issued  on  cassette  in  2015  by  Nebular  Carcoma  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  which  also  shows  grim  screams  and  brutal  blast  beats  becoming  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  with  the  slower  sections  being  in  a  funeral  doom  metal  direction.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length   and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  a  melodic  and  depressive  black metal  sound  to  the  recording  and  when  synths  are  utilized  they  music  starts  going  for  more  of  an  atmospheric direction  and  at  times  when  the  music  is  very  slow  the  music  brings  in  a  lot  of  suicidal  black  metal  elements  which  also show up  in  some  of  the  high  pitched  screams.

  Clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  enhance  the  depressive  nature  of  the  music  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  deep  at  times  diving  the  music  a  touch  of  blackened  death  metal  and  adds  growls  into  the  music  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  elements  of  ambient  and  whispered  spoken word  parts.  

  Desesperanza  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  the  raw,  atmospheric  and depressive  styles  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  funeral  doom  metal  to  create  some  very  dark,  heavy  and  original  music,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  groief,  mass  suicide  and  transcendental  chaos.

  In  my  opinion  Desesperanza  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  atmospheric,  depressive  black  metal  and  funeral  doom  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Amargo  Nectar  De  La  Disgracia"  and  "Eutanasia  Para  La  Patetica  Humanidad". 8  out  of  10.   

 


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/desesperanzasef-titlednebular-carcoma.html


Lubbert Das/Keye/Nebular Carcoma Records/2014 Demo Review

samedi 16 mai 2015 à 22:50
 Lubbert  Das  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  demo  "Keye"  which  was  released  by Nebular Carcoma Records.

  A  very  dark,  distorted  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  demo  and  a  minute  later  the  music  speeds  up  and  goes  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  which  also  leads  up  to  grim  and  high  pitched  screams  becoming  a  huge  part  of  all of  the  songs  on  the  demo.

  Throughout  the recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  focuses  more  on  an  old  school  style  of  black  metal  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  title  track  is  a  very  short  avant  garde  piece  done  with  some  weird  sounding  keys  and  noises  while  the  2  remaining  tracks  show  the  band  making  a  return  to  a  black  metal  direction.

  Lubbert  Das  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding  and  has  the  atmosphere  of  90's  demo's   with  the  lo-fi  quality,  the  production  sounds  very dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  angry  themes.

   In  my  opinion  Lubbert  Das  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS INCLUDE  "Will"  and  "Born  To  Be  Led".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/lubbert-daskeye2014-demo-review.html


Black Pestilence/Outsiders/2015 CD Review

samedi 16 mai 2015 à 08:05

  Black  Pestilence  are  a  band  from  Calgary,  Alberta,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of   black  metal  mixed   in  with  some  punk  and  noise  influences  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  "outsiders".

  Ambulance  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  punk  style  bass  guitars  and  drums  which  leads  up  to  more  of  a  fast,  raw  and  crusty  black  metal  sound  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  the  music  also  incorporates  a  great  amount  of  back  up  gang  shouts  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  touch  of  war  metal  at  times.

  You  can  hear  a  lot  of  punk  influences  throughout  the  recording  and  some  of  the  songs  also  incorporate  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing  and  death  metal  growls  and  as  the  album  progresses  synths  and  samples  along  with  some  noise  elements  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  the  riffs  bringing  in  more  melody  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  in  a  very  melodic  direction.

  Black  Pestilence  plays  a musical  style  that  takes  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  punk  rock  to  create  their  own  musical  style,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Social  Issues.

  In  my  opinion  Black  Pestilence  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cult  Class"  "Horns  For  The  Devil"  and  "Voiceless Generation".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/black-pestilenceoutsiders2015-cd-review.html


Sorrow Plagues Interview

samedi 16 mai 2015 à 06:59
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Sorrow plagues is a one man project by me, David Lovejoy. Started up around August 2014 with my first EP "it will never end". I recently just released my latest EP "An Eternity of Solitude"

2.So far you have released 2 EPs and a single, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on those recordings?

I'd say the production is quite raw, with a harsh, depressive atmosphere, but the melodies are very soothing.

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

I don't like to reveal my lyrics, however the topics I talk about are loneliness, depression, philosophy and anything that's important to me I guess.

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

It's actually just the title of a song by a band I listen to called Devil Sold His Soul. Thought the title would sound quite fitting to the music I was making.

5.With this musical project you play all of the instruments and do the vocals, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?

I will remain solo, that way I can do exactly what I want, however I do intend to do some shows at some point so I would have to get some session players.

6.Have you ever worked with any full bands before in the past?

I've been in bands all my musical life. I'm currently in a hardcore/post-rock band called Callista. I'm filling in on guitar for a couple of metal bands too.

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

I've recieved a bit of interest from some independent labels. I'm working with no sleep till meggido records to produce physical copies. A friend of mine has a label called Infectious sounds and he's digitally distributing my music.

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

Yeah, black metal fans from all around the world seem to really enjoy my music. 

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

Possibly for my next release, but time will tell. Took me a couple months to write the latest EP and I have a feeling it will take even longer for my next release due to my other musical projects.

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?

I'd say the biggest influence for me when it comes to the black metal side of my music would be Woods of Desolation, especially thew earlier stuff. absolutely love that project. The rest of my inspiration comes from the wide array of music I listen to. I'm pretty big on tech metal at the moment.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I watch quite a bit of pro wrestling in my free time, I've given it a go too haha

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

I don't really have anything to say but I'd like to thank you for your kind words on my latest release.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/sorrow-plagues-interview_15.html