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Aegorton Interview

dimanche 4 octobre 2015 à 23:47
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?



Aegorton is a one man black metal/doom metal project from the UK. I started this project in 2014, with the intention to create all of my music single handed. I write, play, record, mix, promote, and release all of my music alone. The production is raw, but not so raw that it's hard to tell what is going on, like with many early black metal demos.



2.So far this year you have released 2 demo's, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?



The first demo, simply called "Demo 2015" has more straightforward, simple sound. It has only guitar and drums, and has only 3 original songs (if you don't count the intro and outro). Demo 2015 took black metal riffs and fused them with doom metal riffs. It's as simple as that. I wanted a very simple sound then. Demo 2015 is good, however the second release, Plaguelord, is much more complex. On Plaguelord, I tried to create subtler, more complex, thought-out music. I bought a bass guitar, played around with effects, I took a step forward and tried more to create an atmosphere and feeling to my music. I experimented more and the music was more black metal oriented this time. I took inspiration from bands such as Ulver. This time, there was a common theme of the plague, and I tried to reflect this in the music I made. Demo 2015 was a more straightforward showcase of ideas, Plaguelord is more complete and thought out. Demo 2015 has atmospheric moments but overall is showing off black and doom riffs, albeit good ones.



3.So far all of the music has been instrumental, are you planning on ever bringing in vocals in the future?



Yes, I do. I plan to include vocals on the next release, whenever that may materialize.



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



Aegorton is simply an amalgamation of parts of other words. I was having trouble finding a name, so I decided I would take parts of words and fit them together until I found something that sounded right. The word "Aegorton" has no definition, but it has meaning, although the meaning is not clearly defined. 



5.With this musical project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?



I am adamant on not including any other band members, however, I am open to someone appearing as a guest on a track or two. I am also open to working with others, however, under a different project.



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



I am looking for a label. I may be releasing cassette copies of Plaguelord through a friend of a friend's label, although this label is very small.





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



Very positive! I don't recall receiving negative comments on any of my online pages, such as Soundcloud or YouTube. I receive positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Although, black metal fans seem to appreciate Aegorton more, as, primarily, I focus on black metal more than doom metal.



8.What is going on with the other musical projects these days that you are a part of?



I have a dark ambient side project I am working on at the moment, called Ootheka. I plan to release a demo under that project sometime later this year or early next year. I haven't got anything released under that name so far. I am also talking with a friend from another black metal project, and we may be creating a project together soon, so look out for that.



9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?



I only see myself improving, both my musical ability, and my musical output. Although, the future is a mystery, like it is to everyone and everything.



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 am, obviously, influenced by other black metal bands mainly. Main influences on me, musically, would be Burzum, Ulver, Strid, Darkthrone, Kvist, Sigh... The list goes on. You can hear these influences quite clearly sometimes. At the moment, I've been listening to Nokturnal Mortum, Kvist, Mutiilation, Ulver, along with other albums or bands I have in my collection. My musical taste is very metal oriented, I listen to most styles of metal, and, also, non-metal music as well, although not as much.



11.Does Occultism play any role in your music?



Yes, I find inspiration for musical ideas through occult themes, although I include other themes in my music, the most obvious example being Plaguelord having a theme about the Plague. I am very interested in history, so horrific events from the past, or the past in general, play a bigger role. Then again, I am also interested in the occult, and occult or supernatural themes are present in my music.



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



Thank you for the enjoyable interview. To those interested, you can download Aegorton's  music via the Bandcamp page, or purchase CD copies if you prefer.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/aegorton-interview.html


Temple Of Baal/Mysterium/Agonia Records/2015 CD Review

dimanche 4 octobre 2015 à 23:41

  Temple  Of  Baal  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Mysterium"  which  was  released  by  Agonia  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  ambient  style  synths  and  after  a  minute  acoustic  guitars  are  added  onto  the  recording  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  bring  a  great  amount  of  melody  onto  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  it  has  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  along  with a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  are mostly  grim  sounding  screams  while  death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  at  times  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced and  fast  parts  along  with  acoustic  guitars  making their  return  at  times.

  All   of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  bring  atmospheric  elements  in briefly  in  some  of  the  songs  and  when spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  chants  are  utilized  the  music  gets  more  occult  and  ritualistic and  as  the  album  progresses  thrash  influences  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.

  Temple  Of  Baal  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  mostly  fast  and  also  mixes  in  a  lot  of  death  metal  elements  to  create  a  very  heavy  sounding recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Temple  Of  Baal  are a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lord  Of  Knowledge  And  Death"  "Dictim  Ignis"  and  "All  In  Your  Name".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/temple-of-baalmysteriumagonia.html


VI/De Praestigiis Angelorum/Agonia Records/2015 CD Review

dimanche 4 octobre 2015 à 05:52

 VI  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very  fast,  raw  and  heavy  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "De Praestigiis Angelorum"  which  was  released by  Agonia  Records.

  a  very  dark,  atmospheric  and  ritualistic  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  distorted  noises  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along with  some  high  pitched screams  and  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.                                             

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  and  you  can  also  hear  synths  in  the  backgrounds  at  times  and  they  also  get  more  powerful  at  times  and  also  ad  in  choirs  while  the  main  focus  is  more  on  a  guitar  driven  sound,  a  few  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  brings  in  melodies  at  times  along  with  a  brief  use  of clean  playing  and  the  songs  have  more of  a  modern  and  complex  black  metal  style  to  them.

  VI  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast  at  times  while  also  having  a  ritualistic  atmosphere  at  times  and  the  music  remain  true  to  the  French  style  of  the  genre  and  you  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  in the  way  the  band  composes  their  songs,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  devotion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  VI  are  a  very  great  sounding  fast  and  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Par  Le  Judgement  Cause  Par  Ses  Poisons"  "Une  Place  Parmi  Les  Morts"  and  "Plus  Aucun  Membre  Ne  Sera  Rendu'.   8  out  of  10.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/vide-praestigiis-angelorumagonia.html


Awe/Providenta/Pulverised Records/2015 CD Review

samedi 3 octobre 2015 à 07:14

  Awe  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Providenta"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Pulverised  Records.

  A  very  atmospheric  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  that  also  bring  depressive  melodies  onto  the  recording  and  all  3  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and epic  in  length   and  once  the  music  gets  heavier  it  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  melodic  riffs  and  leads  along  with  a  great  amount  of  avant  garde  and  experimental  elements.

  Once  the  music  speeds  up  the  music  goes  for  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  along  with    blast  beats  and  grim  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot of  complex  parts  in  the  riffing and  you  can  also  hear  synths  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  at  times  the vocal  get  very  deep  at  times,  while  the music  gets  more  progressive  as  time  goes  on  by  while  remaining  true  to  a  raw  black  metal  style  which  also  brings  in  a  more  modern  take  of  the  genre  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Awe  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  complex  and  also  takes  the  genre  to  a  different  level  and  also  adds  more  of  a  progressive  style  of  playing  to  this  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  conceptual  ideology  of  Man  and  Universe.

  In  my  opinion  Awe  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Actus  Purus".  8  out  of  10.  

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/aweprovidentapulverised-records2015-cd.html


Vision Lunar/Luna Subortus/Abridged Pause Recordings/Winterwolf Records/2015 EP Review

samedi 3 octobre 2015 à 06:11

  Vision  Lunar  are  a  solo  project  from  Montreal,  Quebec,  Canada  that  plays  an  instrumental  form  of  atmospheric  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2015  ep  "Luna Subortus"  which   was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Abridged Pause Recordings  and  Winterwolf  Records.

  Atmospheric  ambient  synths  start  off  the ep  along  with  some  psychedelic  elements and  after  a  minute  the  music  gets  heavier  and  goes  into  more  of  a  black  metal  direction  that  also  uses  a  great amount  of  melody  and  the  music  also  uses  clean  playing  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  songs  are  instrumental.

 Some  of  the  guitar  riffing  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  sound  and  the  clean  parts  also  bring  in  a  heavy  post  rock  and  shoegaze  influence  and  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  direction  and  some  of  the  riffs  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  Vision  Lunar   plays a  style  of  post  black  metal   that  is  very  raw  and  atmospheric  and  also  avoids  any  lyrics  or  vocals  to  focus   more  on  a  guitar  driven  sound  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw.

  In  my  opinion  Vision  Lunar  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  atmospheric  post  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  up  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Spiritus  Luna".  8  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/10/vision-lunarluna-subortusabridged-pause.html