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Soulemission/Tales Of Inevitable Death/Black Lion Records/2016 CD Review

mardi 11 octobre 2016 à 04:53

  Soulemission  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  black  metal  with  some  death  and  thrash  metal  elements  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "Tales  Of  Inevitable  Death"  which  will  be  released  on  Halloween  by  Black  Lion  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  along  with  melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  album  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  songs  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while t he  vocals  are  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  synths  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  the  songs  bring  in a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast parts.

  As  the  album  progresses  elements  of  thrash  and  traditional  metal  can  be  heard  in  some  of  the  riffing  and  leads  and  when  Kvarforth  from  Shining  makes  an  appearance  the  music  starts  mixing  in  a  more  depressive  edge  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  whispers  as  well  as  a  few  seconds  of  melodic  screams  while  another  song  brings  in  melodic  yet  ritualistic  chanting  and  they  also  bring  in  an  instrumental  before  closing  the  album  with  a  vocal  track  which  also  introduces  spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  vocals  onto  the  recording.

  Soulemission  plays  a  style  of black  metal  that  is  very  heavy,  raw  and  melodic  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  black,  death,  thrash  and  traditional  metal  to  create  something  very original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Misanthropy  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Soulemission  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  black  metal  band  with  elements  of  death,  thrash  and  traditional  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bellum  Omnium  Contra  Omnes"  "Luciferian  Blood  Order"  and  "Glorification  Of  Elimination".  8/5  out  of  10.

http://soulemissonblacklion.bandcamp.com/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/soulemissiontales-of-inevitable.html


Meserthim/ - " .- -... ... . - . -. - . ."/Avantgarde Music/2016 CD Review

mardi 11 octobre 2016 à 03:42

  Mesarthim  are  a  duo  from  Australia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture of  trance  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "- " .- -... ... . - . -. - . ."  which  will  be  released  on  October  15th  by Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  atmospheric,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  synths  also  being  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  and  after  awhile  black  metal  screams  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  modern,  atmospheric  and  melodic  style  and  a great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  ambient  and  trance  and  they  also  bring  in  a  brief  instrumental  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  on  the  last  2  tracks.

  Mesarthim  creates  another  album  that  sticks  to t he  atmospheric  style  of  black  metal  from  previous recordings  while  also  keeping  around  the  ambient  and  trance  influences,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  cosmos  and  existence  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  another  great  sounding  album  from  Mesarthim  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  trance  influenced  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "..---"  and  "-....".  8  out  of  10.     

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/meserthim-avantgarde-music2016-cd-review.html


Battle Dagorath/I-Dark Dragons Of The Cosmos/Avantgarde Music/2016 CD Review

mardi 11 octobre 2016 à 02:46

  Battle  Dagorath  are  a  duo  with  members  from  both  the  United  States  and  Germany  and  also  plays  an  epic  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  album  "I-Dark  Dragons  Of  The  Cosmos"  which  was  released  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  Dark  ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  starts  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while also  keeping  the  atmospheric  and  ambient  elements  while  also  adding  in  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  the  music  brings  in  a  more  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  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  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion

   Classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  riffs  also add  in  melodies  into  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  one  song  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  thunder  and  rain  sounds  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  the  last  track  is  an  ambient  instrumental.

  Battle  Dagorath  plays  a style  of  black  metal t hat  is  very  epic  and  atmospheric  while  also  having  its  raw  and  melodic  moments  as  well  as  mixing  in  elements  of  ambient  music  to  create  a  sound  of their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  catharsis  through  worship  of  ancient  powers  and  magnetism.

  In  my  opinion  Battle  Dagorath  are  a  very  great  sounding  epic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Phantom  Horizons  Beyond"  and  "Transfixion  Of  The  Spheres".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/battle-dagorathi-dark-dragons-of.html


Recitations/The First Of The Listeners/Avantgarde Music/2016 EP Review

mardi 11 octobre 2016 à 01:23

  Recitations  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  experimental  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "The  First  Of  The  Listeners" which  will  be  released  on  October 15th  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  also  slowing  down  at  times  and  adding  in  some  dark  sounding  melodies  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  deep  yet  grim  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in a   great  mixture  of  slow,  mid paced  and  fast  parts.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  atmospheric  synths  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  the  vocals  also  mix  in  some  melodic  singing  into  their  grim  approach  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  and  the  music  also  adds  in  psychedelic  elements  briefly   and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  all  of  the  tracks  sound  different  from  each  other  while  also  getting  very  ritualistic  and  adding  in  touches  of  ambient  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  classical  guitars.

  Recitations  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  modern  and  experimental  while  also  having  its  raw  and  atmospheric  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Recitations  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  First  Of  the  Listeners"  and  "To  Voice  the  Unutterable".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/recitationsthe-first-of.html


Veldraveth Interview

dimanche 9 octobre 2016 à 23:37
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Of course the updates for all regarding the band's plans since we recorded and release our most recent album was a duplication of the work we have been in the past months, we have been doing some gigs in our country and preparing some visual works and some other stuff for the promotion of Malformations of God.

2.in March you had 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?

Malformations of God is a different album for many reasons, we deal with some textures changes and some sound changes this time, we are free to work on the way we believe is the better, so we decided as for the type of compositions the sound of this album may be some aggressive. I am satisfy with the final result.

3.In the beginning you had a more of a black metal style but the newer material also mixes in a lot of death metal, what was the decision behind going into this direction?

I told you before, we manage to change our sound when we heard the type of composition, of course we have more black metal in the past, but we always will be a black metal styled band, I think we are free to look and experiment different things.

4.This is your first full length since 2009, what was going on during that time span?

If you see our discography you can realize we have been so busy working on a split who was released with Funebria, a band from our country, and we spend a lot of time working in the releasing of the ten anniversary box called "Moumentos de oscuridad y muerte" this took a lot of time, and plus the retirement of some members of the band in these times, we have experienced a lot of dead time, but we never rest.

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

We manage to write some stuff from different sources, this time we explore and try to explain our point of views to the "believers in god" of any religion, we treat they as " malformed people, from here is wher the title of the album was taken.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Veldraveth'?

Veldraveth was emerged some years ago, we like to tell that the meaning is that Veldraveth is the structure of chaos.

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

We have been playing live since the born of the band, I think we have do some good shows in our country as well we have bad shows, by some external issues or problems with organizer but lately shows have been gettng more organized and better as well, this is a good point.

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

 Of course we are planning to tour in latin america very soon.

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

The feedback was very impressive, we have receive messages from people from different countries, I think we're approaching in a good way, always in the vein of the under.

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

We never stop to create new music and show it to the world, we don't want to stop the machinery, of course Veldraveth must seek his own way, it's a travel to discovering ourselves

11.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?

Fuck yeah, we tray to sintetize influences from years before to our actual days, it's hard to mention all, but specially I am obsessed with Hypocrisy and bands like Belphegor, Weapon, Darkthone, to the more new acts like Cult of fire, Bathuska, and many more.

12.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

I always will answer this the same way, people are free to look by his own, what is better for they, I think occult is a way of living, is interesting and exciting, but I am not into religious belief, neither Satan, I'm free of "Christian vision" on the world.

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

Thanks for the interview, hope you can get a listen to the new album, look for it in the social networks, bye.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2016/10/veldraveth-interview.html