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Eisregen/Marschmusick/Massacre Records/2015 CD Review

mercredi 19 août 2015 à 08:31

  Eisregen  have  returned  with  a  new  album  continuing  the  atmospheric  style  of  dark/black  metal  of  previous recordings  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2015  album  "Marschmusick"  which  was  released by Massacre  Records.

  Air raid  sirens and  heavy  guitars  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later and  a  few  seconds  later  melodic  riffing makes its  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the  vocals  have  more  of  a  grim  approach  to  the  genre.

  Symphonic  elements  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  are  utilized  and  it  also  gives  the recording  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling and  on  later  tracks  clean  singing  can  be heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  

  Throughout  the recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  of  the  riffs  and  vocals  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  death  metal  while  later tracks  also  bring  in  violins  along  with  some  elements  of  classical  music  while  later  one  of  the  later  tracks  brings  in  samples  of  war  and  a  later  track  also  brings  in  psychedelic  elements.

  Eisregen  creates  an  album  that  is  experimental  and  catchy  like  previous  recordings  while  also  having  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  this  time  around,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  death,  gore,  cannibal,  necrophilia  and  murder  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eisregen  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Marschmusick"  "Leichensack"  "Foltergeist"  and  "Pervertin  Pete".  8  out  of  10.    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/eisregen-have-returned-with-new-album.html


Loputon Suo/Self Titled/2015 Demo Review

mercredi 19 août 2015 à 07:10

   Loputon  Suo  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  dark,  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  and  self  released  2015  demo.

  A  very  raw  and  lo-fi  old  school  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  few  seconds   later  growling  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  giving  the  tracks  a  touch  of  death  metal  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  small  amount  of  high  pitched  screams.

  Elements  of  dark  metal  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  give  the  songs  more  of  a  melodic  edge  and  you  can  also  hear  some  melodies  being  utilized  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  music  is  perfectly  balanced  between  the  90's  second  wave  and  early  2000's  styles  of  black  metal  and  on  the  last  track  that  vocals  start  getting more  diverse.

  Loputon  Solo  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that is  very  raw,  melodic,  old  school  and  dark  sounding  and  also  adds  in  death  metal  style  vocals  to  make  their  style  stand  out  a  bit  more,   the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Loputon  Solo  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark,  raw  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Deus  Delirium".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/loputon-suoself-titled2015-demo-review.html


Death Motif Interview

mercredi 19 août 2015 à 06:01
1.For those that have  never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

1.  Death Motif formed in 2013 (or late in 2012, I can't quite remember and it probably doesn't make a difference), originally as a four piece.  Our original drummer was Josh Dawkins from Lions of Tsavo.  We kept the writing process really loose at the time because we didn't really have a vision for what we wanted to do.  We just kind of decided to kick ideas around until something really struck us.  The song that struck us turned out to be "Hiding in the Tall Grass" from our first EP.  We decided to cultivate the black metal/alt metal/death and roll sound that fell out of that and see where it took us.  Shortly after the release of our first EP, Josh and Death Motif had to part ways, and I found Nikos hanging out in a practice room at our rehearsal complex with his dog.  He joined shortly thereafter in April of 2014.

2.So far you have released 2 ep's, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?
2.  The first EP was an exploration of what we could do to make black metal and death metal sound like rock and roll.  That came mostly from necessity, because our original drummer got into a motorcycle crash and broke his leg pretty badly when we had been together for just a few months.  He was laid up for six or eight months, but we kept writing in that time, so we wrote groovy music that he could play with one leg propped up on an old office chair. 

Nikos has an extremely different style and approach to the music; he's an extremely technical drummer.  So once he joined and we started writing music together, we took the elements that we thought really worked from the first batch of songs and just took the next step, which under the circumstances was to write some really groovy, really moody music that is also kind of hyperactive and has a tendency to make abrupt changes.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3.  We write narratives about unfortunate events, either real or imagined.  The songs that I wrote tend to deal with more real life stuff, things that have happened around me to people that I know (or knew).  Donner has a slightly different approach to his subject matter, which I can't give very much insight into.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Death Motif'?
4.  Donner came up with the name.  I'm not sure if it referred to anything specific, but it seems to me that our name has evolved from whatever it started out as to being a concise descriptor of our music.  Death Motif's motif is death.  Tragic death.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5.  We've played some really cool shows.  I'm not sure I could say which ones were the best, but I can say that we recently played with Primitive Man in Houston, and that bill had a lot of really excellent bands on it, including our friends Krvshr and Bummer.  We also recently played a really great show with our friends in Manifest Insanity and The Blood Royale which was a mega jam party.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6.  Our next shows we have scheduled are going to be really cool.  We're playing a super stacked bill on September 25 that is going to be bro-down of the highest order, and then we get to play with Today is the Day on October 9.  We're trying to get out of town more in the fall; our goal is to find a way to get a midwest tour moving in the spring.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
7.  We haven't been approached by any labels.  We would really like to have some tour support so that we can get out and play new places, but that hasn't been offered to us in any way yet, so we'll realistically try to do some DIY touring and see how far we can get outside of Austin.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8.  Our music has been pretty well received so far.  If anybody really hates it, they've been too polite to mention it to me, at least.  Black metal has the benefit of being (at least to me) a pretty flexible subgenre of music, so people who are in to black metal tend to appreciate the obtuse approach we take.  But we're anything but trve black metal.

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9.  Writing has begun for what is tentatively planned on being a full length album right now.  We're four or five songs in, and I'm extremely excited about the music that we have written and ready to go.  It's far and away our best stuff yet, and our boundaries are really being pushed in some really wild directions.  Death Motif makes it a point in the writing process to keep elements that consider to be crucial to "our sound" and to force them into different contexts that we have never explored before.  Our fastest, slowest, ugliest and most daring music is in process right now.  I can't get enough of playing it

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?
10.  The collective list for Death Motif's influences is really scattered.  Nothing is off the table for us.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11.  I won't speak for the other guys, but I don't really have any non-musical interests.  I have a one year old daughter that I spend a lot of time chasing around, and beyond that I spend all my time messing with my pedal board or writing.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12.  I recommend the Game of Thrones books.  They're pretty good.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/death-motif-interview.html


K.L.L.K/Between The First Heliocentric And The Great Deceiver Of Light/Mithra!Infrasound/2015 Cassette Review

mardi 18 août 2015 à 07:40

  K.L.L.K  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Between The First Heliocentric And  The Great Deceiver Of Light"  which  was  released  by  Mithra!  Infrasound.

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  cassette  giving  the  music  an  avant  garde  atmosphere  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  to  get  more  heavy  and brings  in  an  atmospheric  black  metal  sound  along  with  soem  grim  high  pitched  screams  a  few  seconds  later  that  also  have  a  depressive  feeling  at  times  and  both  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Most  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  paced  musical  direction  and  you  can  also  hear  melodies  being  utilized  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  ep  progresses  the  music  also  starts  mixing  in  experimental  elements  at  times  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  while  some  of  the  slower  riffs  also  adds  a  touch  of  drone  to  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  deeper  vocals.

  K.L.L.K  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  atmospheric  while  also  adding  in  different  influences  to  give  their  songs  more  of  an  original  feeling,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Indo -  Europeanism,  Celtic  Rituals,  Cosmogonies,  Julius  Evola,  and  Mithraism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  K.L.L.K  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Rahu".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/kllkbetween-first-heliocentric-aindthe.html


My Dying World Mako/Tribute To Memories/2015 Full Length Review

mardi 18 août 2015 à 07:08

  My  Dying  Worl "Mako"  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Tribute  To  Memories".

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  classical  guitars  and  distorted  yet  melodic  leads  that  bring  a  very  sad  sounding  atmosphere  to  the  music  and  a  few  seconds  later drum  beats  are  added  into  the  music  and  all  of  the musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  they  are  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  both  acoustic  and  heavy  parts  while  some  of  the  leads  also  add  a  touch  of  post  black  metal  to  some  of  the  tracks  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  deep  at  times..

  Some  of  the  tracks  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  nature  sounds  and  as  the  album  progresses  some  of  the  riffs  also  start  to  mix in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  style  while  one  of  the  tracks  is  all  instrumental  and  all  of  the  songs  also  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  musical  direction  which  also  gives  the  whole  recording  more  of  a  sad  and  depressive  atmosphere  with  no  fast  parts  or  blast beats ever  being  utilized  and  the  vocals  also get  somewhat  melodic  on  the  last  track.

  My  Dying  World  "Mako"  creates  an  album  that  is  more  in  the  slow  or  mid  paced  style  of  depressive  black  metal  while  still  bringing  in  the  atmosphere  of  previous  recordings  as  well  as  expanding  on  the  melody  to  show  growth  as  musicians,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  melancholy,  apathy  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  My  Dying  World  "Mako"  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Life  Apart"  and  "Make  Your  Choice".  8  out  of  10.

     

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/08/my-dying-world-makotribute-to.html