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Architect Of Disease/Open The Hearts/The End Of Time Records/2013 CD Review

vendredi 24 juillet 2015 à 09:48

  Architect  Of  Disease  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  progressive  and  melodic  form of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Open  the  hearts"  which  was  released  by  The  End  Of  Time  Records.

  A very  distorted,  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  vocals  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  doom  metal  and  the  solos  and  leads  that  are  utilized  demonstrate  a  great  amount  of  melody,  talent  and  skill.  

  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  the  songs  start  bringing  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  to the  recording  while  the  songs  are  also  in  more  of  a  modern  black  metal  direction.

  Architect  Of  Disease  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  can  be  raw  at  times  while  also  modern,  melodic  and  progressive  at  the  same  time,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Architect  Of  Disease  are  a  very great  sounding  progressive  black  metal  band  and  if you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Leviathan  Prayer"  "Without  Divine  Intervention"  and  "Devour  The  Sun".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/07/architect-of-diseaseopen-heartsthe-end.html


Serpent Seed/Debris Of Faith/The End Of Time Records/2014 CD Review

vendredi 24 juillet 2015 à 08:55

  Serpent  Seed  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Debris  Of  Faith"  which  was  released  by  The  End  Of  Time  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful sound  to  them  and  after  awhile  vocals  that  are  in  between death  and  black  metal  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  a  few  high  pitched screams  being  used  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  are  used.

  When  solos and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  the  songs  also  bring  in a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  also  brings  in  more  of  an  early  to  mid  2000's  style  of  black  metal  at  times  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  elements  of  thrash and  some  of  the  fast  riffs  also  bring  in  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  while  some  of  the  heavier  riffs  bring  in  death  metal  influences  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts. 

  Serpent  Seed  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark  and  heavy  and  also  mixes  in  elements  of  death  metal  to  make  their  music  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  occult  and  blasphemous  themes.  

  In  my  opinion  Serpent  Seed  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  "Demon's  Blade"  "I  Spit  On  Your  Cross"  and  "Unholy  Trinity".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/07/serpent-seeddebris-of-faiththe-end-of.html


Blasphmachine/Salvation/Dunkelheit Produktionen/2015 CD Review

jeudi 23 juillet 2015 à 07:27

  Blasphmachine  are  a  band  from Malaysia  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black,  death  and  war  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Salvation"  which  was  released  by  Dunkelheit  Produktionen.

  Ritualistic  sound  effects  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  drum  beats  which  also  leads  up  to  more  of  a  heavy  war  metal  direction  along  with  some  vocals  and  bestial  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  and  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  elements  of  black  and  death  metal  as  well  as  having  a  musical  style  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  to  early  2000's  era  of  war  metal and  some  of  the  riffs  also  incorporate  a  decent  amount  of  morbid  sounding  melodies  and  they close  the  album  with  a  cover  of  Black  Witchery's  "Into  Damnation  Eternal".

  Blaspmachine  plays  a  style  of  black/war  metal  that  is  very  fast,  raw  and  aggressive  and  also  brings  in  a  touch  of  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Christianity,  Blasphemy,  Occultism  and  War  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blasphmachine  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Temple  Of  Desolation"  "The  Beast  Among  Men"  and  "Leviathan".  8  out of  10.

  

    

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/07/blasphmachinesalvationdunkelheit.html


Noche Eterna Interview

jeudi 23 juillet 2015 à 06:28
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?



After the recording of Lucifer Corpus Edimus between 2013-2014 and its release in October of 2014, Noche Eterna has been working on its  second album, and also a split album collaborating with other Ecuadorian legions; both productions will be released by mid-late 2015.



2.In October 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?


The first demo didn't come out as raw as anticipated due to money issues and studio availability; instead, Lucifer Corpus Edimus contains a raw and more putrid sound, which undeniably projects the evil and hatred we expected in the production of this piece.



3.The current album was the first material to be released in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?



We did couple of live rituals, worked in the making and recording of the Lucifer Corpus Edimus, a member of the band split apart for personal reasons, so we decided to continue Noche Eterna as a two piece band.



4.The lyrics on the new album cover a good amount of Satanic, Luciferian and Occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

We follow the dark path, so as for our lyrics, they must evoke the obscure ideas and ideals of Noche Eterna.



5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Noche Eterna'?



Noche Eterna is spanish for Eternal Night; an metaphor for the Evil Master’s kingdom.



6.The band originally was a trio but now is reduced down to a duo, are you open to letting other musicians into the fold again during the future?



We created Noche Eterna as an extension of the obscurity and knowledge within ourselves as members of this pact, it should be continued and maintained that way. We are not looking for an additional member, but possibilities are open.



7.Originally the band was from Ecuador but now resides in Florida, what was the decision behind the move?

We are all from Ecuador, and we came to the States through different life circumstances. The band initiated in Florida after our common ideals were materialized as Noche Eterna.



8.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?


We did a couple of live rituals in the past, but currently we have stayed as a studio project.



9.The new album was released on Chivo Negro Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Chivo Negro Productions is an independent underground metal label located in the Andean region of Ecuador. The label is focused in the production and distribution of limited edition black metal albums including the works of legions such as Black Angel, Moloch, Masturbación Cristiana among others.



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


We have received respectable feedback from Portuguese, Bolivian, and Colombian legions on the “Reino de Guerra y Muerte” and “Lucifer Corpus Edimus” albums.



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

No



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


So far with the upcoming release of the album titled Mille Anni Tenebrarum, we are fully satisfied with the music composition and sound quality that we have achieved. The album projects crude and annihilating guitars, fast paced drums combined with demonic blends of hateful dual vocals.



13.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?


There are no specific bands to be named as influences, but in general : first and second wave of black metal, darkness, war, hate, death, and the Horned King.



Lately listening to a lot to Sarcofago, and Cryfemal.



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


Thanks for the support, and raise your horns with the sign of Satan!

Keep the dark flame alive!


Asmodeo, Warbringer

Salve Satan!

666

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/07/noche-eterna-interview.html


Hybrid Nightmares/The Third Age/2015 EP Review

mardi 21 juillet 2015 à 08:22

  Australia's  Hybrid  Nightmares  have  returned  with a  new  recording  that  continues  their  progressive  mixture  of  black  and  extreme  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  "The  third Age".

  Wind  sounds  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  musical  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  melodic  guitar  leads  that  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of t he  recording  and  also  mix  in  elements  of  technical  death  metal and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  thrash  metal.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  while  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring in  a  decent  amount  of melody  and  all  of  the  tracks stick  mostly  to  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction while  the  music  does  speed  up briefly  and  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  semi  blast  beats  and  the  last  track  also  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  along with a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  acoustic  guitars. 

  Hybrid  Nightmares  continues  the  mixture  of  progressive  and  extreme  metal  from  previous  recordings  and  also  keeps  the  black  metal  vocals  of  previous  recordings  while  also  adding  new  elements  to  their  musical  style,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  stories,  absurdism,  war  and  battle.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording from  Hybrid  Nightmares  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  progressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Purge"  and  "The  Obelisk".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/07/hybrid-nightmaresthe-third-age2015-ep.html