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Some Happy Thoughts/Le Manque II/2016 Single Review

samedi 3 septembre 2016 à 23:27

  Some  Happy  Thoughts  are  a  band  from  Montreal,Quebec,Canada  that h as  been  featured  recently  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  single  "Le  Manque  II".

   Heart  beats  start  off  the  song  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  and  avant  garde  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  track  is  12  minutes  in  length  and  after  awhile  melodic  guitar  leads  along  with  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  are  added  into  the  music  and  all  of  the  riffs  stick  to  a  slow  direction  while  also  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  song  more  of  a  raw  feeling and  they  also  mix  the  acoustic  guitars  in  with  the  heavy  parts  at  times and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Some  Happy  Thoughts  creates  a  song  that  is  over  12  minutes  in  length  and  sticks  to  a  very  slow  style  of  depressive  black  metal  while  still  also  being  very  raw  and  melodic  at  the  same  time,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are written  in  French  and  cover  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Some  Happy  thoughts  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out this  single.  8  out  of  10.

https://somehappythoughts.bandcamp.com/releases

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/some-happy-thoughtsle-manque-ii2016.html


Anguish Dimension Interview

samedi 3 septembre 2016 à 20:10

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Ale: "The band started in the second part of 2015 with the intent to play a kind of atmospheric black metal. Osten send me some interesting tracks about his past project and then we work together to make new songs. Osten plays guitars, bass & keyboard, while I'm the vocalist, I play keyboard, I write lyrics and I make the drum programming".

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

Ale: "Very raw & cold, pure feeling, a mix from old school black metal & symphonic black metal".

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

Ale: "Human conditions, the foolish of the war, the alienation of the humanity in the last centuries, and I think that in "Children of the Wolves" we want to send a message: technology can't slave humanity".

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

Ale: "Anguish Dimension is a place where you can find yourself. This world, unfortunately, is dominated by a sense of Anguish. I want to continue my lyrical path that I started with Hell Baron's Wrath, my ex band."

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain a duo?

Ale: "We're open to extend the line-up, but if we take new musicians, they must be honestly in passion with the project".

6.Are there any plans for live shows in the future?

Ale: "I don't think but...never say never..."

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

Ale: "Yes, we're searching a new label".

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

Ale: "I don't know, I hope good level, "Children of the Wolves" is out since a couple of days"

9.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Ale: "I play music since 2002. Music is one of my passions. At the moment I don't have other projects, because Maka Isna & Donnie's Leach 88 are on hold. In the past, I played with Cruel Criminal, Hell Baron's Wrath, Superior Rage, Ecc."

Osten: "I play with Project Gulag and sometimes I compose electronic music".

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

Ale: "I don't know".

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?

Ale: "First of all, I love Music. Not only a genre. I'm graduated at DAMS Musica in Bologna. About Metal, I love band like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Guano Apes, Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Slayer, Nevermore & much others. I like many different genres & styles,my favourite composer all time is Igor StravinskiJ".

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Ale: "Formula 1 & motorsport, NBA basketball, cinema and literature, in particular poetry".

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

Ale: "Follow your heart and your passions with your feet on the ground".

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/anguish-dimension-interview.html


Cara Neir/Perpetual Despair Is The Human Condition/2016 Full Length Review

samedi 3 septembre 2016 à 02:37

  Dallas,  Texas's  Cara  Neir  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues  the mixture  of  black  metal,  screamo,  crust,  grind,  punk  and  post  rock  of  previous  recordings  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Perpetual  Despair  Is  The  Human  Condition"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Broken  Limbs.

  Clean  guitars  and  atmospheric  sounds  start  off  the  album  and  spoken  word  samples can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking,  blast  beats  and  high  pitched  screams  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling while  melodies  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  elements  of  post  rock/metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  clean  playing  also  makes  a  return  in certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  also  very long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  tracks  bring  in  influences  of  crust,  screamo  and  punk  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  keyboards  can  also  be  heard  on  some  songs  briefly.

  Cara  Neir  creates  another  recording  that remains  true  to  the  black  metal,  screamo,  crust  and  post  rock  mixture  of  previous  recordings,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  desperate  and  hopeless  themes.

  In my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Cara  Neir  and  if  you  are  a fan  of  this band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spiteful  Universe"  "Bound  by  Believers"  and  "Trials  Of  The  Lost".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/cara-neirperpetual-despair-is-human.html


Ze'oth/Grimogonia/2016 EP Review

vendredi 2 septembre 2016 à 03:53

  Ze'oth  are  a  solo  project  from  an  unknown  location  that  plays  an  instrumental  mixture  of  black  metal  and  drone  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2016  ep  "Grimogonia".

  Dark  yet  heavy  guitar  riffs  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  programmed  beats  and  ambient  style  synths  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  it  utilizes  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  most of  the  songs  are  instrumental  with  no  vocals  or  song  writing being  used.

  Melodies  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  riffing  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  also  stick  to  a  very  melodic  direction  and  the  songs  also  incorporate  elements  of  drone  and  as  the  ep  progresses a   brief  use  of  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  deep  growls  are  added  onto  the   recording.

  Ze'oth  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  instrumental  and  takes  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  to  create  a  style  of  his  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while the  song  themes  focus  on  the  dark  and  disturbing  side  of  life.

  In  my  opinion  Ze'oth  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  mixture  of  black  metal  and  ambient  and  if  you a re  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Regal"  and  "Damnation,  the  Souls  Are  Suffering".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/zeothgrimogonia2016-ep-review.html


Cobalt/Slow Forever/Profound Lore/2016 CD Review

vendredi 2 septembre 2016 à 02:34

  Cobalt  are  a  duo  based  in  Colorado  that  has  had  an  album  reviewed  before  by  this  zine  and  plays  a progressive  form  of  black  metal  on  this  recording  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Slow  Forever"  which  was  released  by  Profound  Lore.

  Clean  yet distorted  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  and  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  desert  feeling  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  radio  rock  while  being  a  lot  more  heavier.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  also  all  instrumental  while  some  songs  also  show  the  vocals  utilizing  aggressive  post  metal  style  shouts  and  you  can  also  hear  all of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  can  be  heard  while  some  of  the  riffing  also  starts  incorporating  more  melodies. and  when  the  music  finally  speeds up  it  brings  in  a  Norwegian  black'n'roll  vibe  as  well  as  a small  amount  of  blast beats  and  the  riffs  also start  bringing  in  more  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  there is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  and  the  last  track  also  brings  in  melodic  chants

  Cobalr  creates  a  recording  that  retains  a  great  amount  of  their  black  metal  roots  while  also  incorporating  more  progressive  and  post  metal  influences  as  well  as  a  very  heavy  Tool  influence  to  create  something  very  different,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover    dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Cobalt  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  progressive  and  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hunt  the  Buffalo"  "Beast  Whip"  "Elephant  Graveyard"  and  "Slow  Forever".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/09/cobaltslow-foreverprofound-lore2016-cd.html