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Cryptic Wanderings/In The Shade/Negra nit Distro/2015 Split 7 Inch Review

lundi 25 mai 2015 à 23:39

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split7  inch  between  Spain's  Cryptic  Wanderings  and  In The  Shade  which  was  released  by  Negra  Nit  Distro  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Cryptic  Wanderings  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  their  song  "The  Black  Scaffolds  Of The Hangman".

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  demonic  growls  and  clean  playing  before  getting  more  heavy  and  going  for  a  very  fast  raw  black  metal  direction  that  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  a  small  amount  of  morbid  sounding  blast  beats  and  the  vocals  keep  the  demonic  elements  while  also  adding  in  more  grim  screams  and  a  few  seconds  of  clean  singing  and  the  song  also  brings  in  a  great  mixture  of  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the   leads  also  remain  true  to  a  raw  and  chaotic  style  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cryptic  Wanderings   are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  and  raw  old  school  orientated  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split. 

  Next up  is  In  The  Shades  another band  that  plays  a  very  dark  and  raw  form  of  black  metal  with their  song  "Place  Of  Penance".

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  slow,  dark  and  melodic  black  metal  riff  and  you  can  also  hear  the  bass  guitars  in  the  background  and  a  few  seconds  alter  grim  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  and  after  awhile  the  songs  speeds  up  and  adds  in  blast  beats  while  with  a  more  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  the song  is  long  and  epic  in  length,  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  raw  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  In  The  Shade  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  and  raw  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  In  my  opinion this  is  a  very  great  sounding  7  inch  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.

  

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/cryptic-wanderingsin-shadenegra-nit.html


Pale From Sunlight Interview

lundi 25 mai 2015 à 22:49
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project? Pale From Sunlight is a depressive black metal band. We write very emotionally charged songs with lyrical content about dystopia, depression, suicide and other topics.

2.So far you have released one ep and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?
Our first EP featured more aggression than emotion, but was necessary to write so that the band could get to the sound we have now. Once the EP was written and we had something concrete to work with the next logical step would be to refine our practice.

3.So far you have put out2 releases in less than a year,  does the band spend a great amount of time creating new music? Both of us are very passionate about writing music in general. We started righting “Love Was Never An Option” shortly after the release of the S/T EP because there was momentum in what we had started.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music? Most of our lyrical content is based on dystopian worlds, astral travel, heartbreak, and suicide.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Pale From Sunlight’? It pertains to Vemetrith in our story when he commits suicide, but is reincarnated with pale, glowing skin.

6.Currently there are only 2 members i the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future, or do you chose to remain a duo?
As far as the writing process goes, we have no desire to implement any members into the band. However, when we decide to play live we will bring on board members to play the material.

7.The band is from South Dakota a state that is not very well known for producing many metal bands, do you feel this adds to the depressive qualities of music since you are more isolated there? It certainly has had influence in our writing process. When wintertime arrives or it rains here it can sometimes aid in any lyrical or instrumental writing we may be doing.

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest? Since our release of “Love Was Never An Option” we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback both from fans and labels. We have decided to continue our DIY mentality until we feel the right opportunity comes along.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of depressive black metal? Very well. When we released our full length it got much more attention than we had ever thought it would. Fans from all different countries and continents have been giving us support.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
At this point it is tough to tell. We feel that we have found our niche and want to build on top of that. What that may sound like exactly, is hard to say.

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?
Our music has been heavily influenced by many of today’s DSBM and Black Metal bands. Some of these include Xasthur, Silencer, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Exiled From Light, Make A Change…Kill Yourself, and many other bands. We both enjoy different genres of music all the time. Regardless of genre, we enjoy music that has an emotional impact on the listener.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts? Thank you for taking the time to do this interview. We are always looking to keep our fans engaged so be on the lookout for some great stuff in the future.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/pale-from-sunlight-interview.html


Nocturnal Depression/Spleen Black Metal/Avantgarde Music/2015 CD Review

lundi 25 mai 2015 à 08:38

  Nocturnal  Depression are  a band  from France  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Spleen  Black  etal"  which  was  released  by  Avantgarde  Music.

  A  very  dark  and melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  starts to  get  more  heavier  a  few  seconds  alter  and  all of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  they  are  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  a  good  portion  of   the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  riffs  also  remain  true  to  a  raw  and  depressive  style  of  black  metal  and  some  the  songs  also  bring in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  small  amount of  blast  beats  and  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  bring  in  an  influence  of  early  90's  black  metal  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  a  very  melodic  and  modern  depressive  black  metal  style  and  a  couple  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  violins  and classical  guitars  that  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling.

  Nocturnal  Depression  plays  a  depressive  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  more  raw  sounding  than  most  bands  of  this  genre  and  also  stick  to  mostly  a  mid  tempo  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written in  French  and  cover  suicide,  sorrow,  despair  and  nature.

  In  my opinion  Nocturnal  Depression  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Acedie"  and  "Spleen  Black  Metal".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/nocturnal-depressionspleen-black.html


Leere/Bleak/Gravity Entertainment/2015 CD Review

lundi 25 mai 2015 à 07:20

  Leere  are  a  duo  from  Switzerland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Bleak"  which  was  released  by  Gravity  Entertainment.

  A  very  dark  and  slow  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  soem  grim  vocals  which  also  takes  the  music  into  more  of  a  raw  direction  as  well  as  speeding  up  and  introducing  blast  beats  to  the  recording  and  the  music also  brings  in  a  great mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  All  of the  songs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  style  and  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  can also  be  heard  in certain sections  of  the  recording  along with  a  small  amount of  spoken  word  parts  and  some of the  songs  also  bring  in  atmospheric  synths  at  times  and  there  are  also  a  few  tracks  that  are  long  and  epic  in length  and  the  vocals  get  more  angry  as  the  album  progresses  and  they  close  the  album  with  an  instrumental  outro  that  also  adds  an  avant  garde  ending  to  the  recording.

  Leere  plays  a  style  of black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  and  has  a  very  vintage  90's  sound  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  like  they  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  during  that  era,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old school   while  the  lyrics  cover dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Leere  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bleak"  and  "Spiritual  Emigration".  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/leerebleakgravity-entertainment2015-cd.html


Eyelessight/Mantra Per Sopravvivere Inutilmente/2014 Full Length Review

lundi 25 mai 2015 à 05:43

  Eyelessight  are a band  from  Italy that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of   post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  album  "Mantra Per Sopravvivere Inutilmente".

  Tragic  sounding  pianos which  also  return  again  onlater  songs  start  off  the  album  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts  bringing  in clean  playing which  is  in  more  of  a  post  rock  direction  and  most  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  a  minute  the  music  gets  more  heavier  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  When  vocals  are  added  into  the  music  they  use  of  good  mixture  of  both  clean  singing  and  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  the  song  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  atmospheric  elements  and  when  they  add  acoustic  guitars  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  it  gives  the  music  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  while  the solos  and  leads  bring  in  more  of  a  melodic  post  black  metal  feeling  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  the  band  starts  adding  in  more  of  a  raw  style  and  blast  beats  and  one  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals.

  Eyelessight  plays  a  musical  style  that is  mostly  rooted  in  melodic  post  black  metal  which  they  also  mix  in  with  depressive  black  metal  to  create  a  very  dark  and  tragic  sounding  recording,  the  production sounds  very  raw yet  heavy  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Italian  and  cover  solitude,  melancholy,  nostalgia,  memories  and  loss.

  In  my  opinion  Eyelessight  are  a  very  great sounding  depressive  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mantra"  and  "Anelo".  8  out  of  10.     

  

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/05/eyelessightmantra-per-sopravvivere.html