PROJET AUTOBLOG


OccultBlackMetalZine

Site original : OccultBlackMetalZine
⇐ retour index

Demonia Mundi/In Grembo Matter.../Cult Of Parthenope/2021 CD Review

samedi 27 février 2021 à 04:54

 


  Demonia  Mundi  are  a  band  from  italy  that  plays  a  very  epic,  occult  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "In  Grembo  Matter..."  which  was  released  by  Cult  Of  Parthenope.


  Fire  burning  and  clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  musical  direction.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  keyboards  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music.  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also b e  heard.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.  as  well  as  the  clean  playing  also  making  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks,  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Demonia  Mundi  are  a  very  great  sounding  epic,  satanic  and  occult  black  metal band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Et  in  Arcadia  ego"  and  "The  Horned  And  His  Thousand  Whelps".  8  out  of  10.


Facebook

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/demonia-mundiin-grembo-mattercult-of.html


Lex Anguis/Luciferianometh/Necroroots/Global Domination OV Satanic Alliance/2021 Split Album Review

samedi 27 février 2021 à 03:43

 


  This  is  a  review  of  a  3  way  split  album  between  Argentina's  Lux  Anguis,  Sri  Lanka's  Luciferianometh  and  and  Mexico's  Necroroots  called  "Global  Domination  OV  Satanic  Alliance"  which  was  self  released  in  2021  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Lux  Anguis  a  band  that  plays  an  ambient.  satanic,  occult  and  pagan  form  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  ambient  style  keyboards  and  ritualistic  soundscapes  before  adding  in  some  chants  and  throat  singing.  Bells  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  their  side  of  the  split.


  All  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  also being  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Half  of  their  tracks  are  also  instrumentals  along  with  all  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction  as  well  as  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Aztec  paganism,  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Lux  Anguis  are  a  very  great  sounding  ambient,  satanic,  pagan  and  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  The  Name  Of  Satan"  and  "Ancestral  Call".


  Next  up  is  Luciferianometh  a  band  that  recently  had  music  reviewed  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  occult  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  and melodies  are  also  added  into  the  guitar  riffing.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  all  of  their  music  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction,  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism.  Luciferian,  Occultism,  Black  Magick  and  Sinhala  Buddhism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Luciferianometh  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lord  Abandon's  War  Call"  and  "Ritual  Of  Death  &  Sacrifices  For  Aphosis".


  Next  up  is  Necroroots  who  return  with  their  old  school  style  of  black  metal.


  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  while  the  focus  are  mostyl  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences.


  Throughout  their  side  of  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  pain  and  night  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Necroroots  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Pain"  and  "Unchained".


  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  satanic,  occult  and  old  school  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.


https://luciferianometh.bandcamp.com/album/global-domination-ov-satanic-alliance  


    


      


        


    


         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/lex-anguisluciferianomethnecrorootsglob.html


Obscure Relic Interview

samedi 27 février 2021 à 02:21

 

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?


Answer: Hi John! First of all, I would like to thank you for give us the opportunity to share a little about our work and ideas. So, since we defined the digital and physical formats of our newest material “Black Sorcery Devotion”, we have preparing the all the promotion related to it. Unfortunally, the pandemic still affecting everything, but, we have been fighting to keep the flame and the production. We are joing forces and resources to touring when it can be possible. We have been doing rehearsals and investing in merchandise (CD, MC, LP, T-shirts, etc). And of course, we already are preparing our next material.


2.Recently you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from your previous demos and ep's?


Answer: Yeah, the new album has a more mature composition. I loved the demo and EP. Regarding the EP, we recorded it two months just after we formed the line-up. Those songs are very raw and obscure. Pure blackened feeling. However, the songs of the album were naturally evolving across the time. It is natural evolution with more violent and darkened than the last one. We worked almost a year in those songs. So, we had more time to construct and re-construct the tracks and lyrics to achieve the final result. Moreover, we from band and the co-producer Bruno Borges (Uzomi/Baga) were better prepared and structured to extract a better quality of the recordings.  


3.A lot of your lyrics also cover satanic and occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

Answer: Regarding the lyrical themes, I can tell you that this it is much more than empty words of rampant hate. I really believe on it. It is not just music, it is lifestyle and a science. Naturally, all of the band members are involved in occultism, magic and knowledge concerning the darkness since our very youth. The occult forces of the universe are inside and nearly involving us.


4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

Answer: Regarding the lyrical themes, we are very direct on this issue… we emanate hatred, darkness, black magic and Satanism… so far, no more than these topics. We live for darkness, freedom and Satan! 


5.All of the band members are also in other bands, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Obscure Relic' that you are not able to do with your other groups?

Answer: Spite of they play in different extreme metal bands, the sound of Obscure Relic is completely different from their other bands / side projects. We played, in Obscure Relic, a very fast and brutal black metal spiced with minor chords melodies, a well precise and harmonic as I believe. Our influences pass through swedish black metal such as Dark Funeral and old Marduk as well as a mixture of norwegian black metal such as Mayhem and Emperor without keyboards. Some of their bands or side projects, that are black metal (such as Velho, Lápide, Cold Night, Bloody Lifeless Castle, etc…), I can say that their sound is more raw, it is more linked to the first wave of black metal found in the final 80’s and earlier 90’s (such as old Bathory, Darkthorne, old Mayhem, old Gorgoroth, etc). Other bands / side projects are death metal, black/death metal, trash metal, or even, doom metal (always with anti-christian, anti-religion or even satanic lyrical thematic). I believe that play in other bands/side projects is a good thing and helps to be creative. You can contribute to strength the metal scene and improve ourselves as musicians by doing that. It helps to increasing it in diversity. By doing that, the members don’t add any (maybe strange) elements that could alter the essence of Obscure Relic’s music. And on the other hand, the same is going for their other bands. They won’t mix the sound of Obscure Relic’s black metal elements on their songs.  


6.Some of the other band members also have experience playing other styles of metal besides black metal, how would you compare this genre to the other genres that you have worked with in the past or present?

Answer: I believe that me (Deoarsprofanum), Hellmaniac and Splatter already played in different extreme metal bands that are not essentially black metal. For example, Hellmaniac played the death metal band called “Disfigured by Hatred”. Splatter is a very active musician and played in many, I mean it, many bands. He played in splatter (e.g. Anopsy), noise (e.g. Moléstia), traditional death metal (e.g. Poem’s Death), trash metal (e.g. Arma Nuclear), stoner (e.g. Lua de Pultão) and doom metal (e.g. Pombajira) bands. He is a very active and versatile musician that always learning and developing something different. And me, I played in the death metal “Gutted Souls” that still active and death/black metal bands called “War of Feelings and Escrófula”. Splatter and myself work together on our black/death band called “Feretral” and traditional death metal called “Convulsive”. I love extreme and underground metal. I grew up in a transition between late 80’s and early 90’s, so, I always involved with traditional metal. When you are young musician, usually, you always looking to be more technical than ever. To show everything you got. You can observe that in the old material. Now, when we get older, I believe we are changing our attention more the roots of metal, more feeling, rawer. You can see this in our newest projects, including Obscure Relic. Black metal is my passion. But I also enjoy some old death metal and black/death metal.     


7.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Obscure Relic'?

Answer: Regarding the name of band, I can say that this came from our vocalist, Caronte. Later, Splatter and myself enjoyed the idea. We believed we are like a past relic that it has been unearthed to resurrect that black metal essence from the second wave in 90’s and bringing that back to these modern times. We hope to contribute to have those feelings back again.   



8.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

Answer: The cover artwork was developed by the Brazilian artist Marcio Blasphemator from Blaphemator Art. I believe symbolizes something rising from the depths. It was perfect for us. After the first black communion described in the previous EP, now, we have the born/rise of the occult forces like you can see the cover of “Black Sorcery Devotion”. 


9.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Answer: Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to do that because the breakout of COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, we accumulating all merch related to our new and past releases to distribute them when the situation becomes possible. We all love to play live. We had playing live with other bands before this apocalyptic disease. We can’t wait to spread our words and hymns again with Obscure Relic as soon as possible. 


10.So far the band has worked with 'Hellprod' and 'Blizzard Records', do you feel these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

Answer: That’s for sure! We had and still having a good and healthy partnership! They accomplished their proposal and we our part as well. Blaspher and Helldprod. Rec  were very professional with us. They spread our last EP “First Black Communion” in European soil. We received good reviews in many European countries such as Portugal, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Ukriane (some those that I remembering right now but that’s more for sure). Helldprod Rec released that EP in different formats such as digipack CD and cassette formats. In addition, a T-shirt with the EP cover was release and distributed. Moreover, we had a digipack CD edition released in Brazil by a partnership between Marcelo from Kingdom of Darkness Prod. and Gil from Cianeto Discos. They are very serious labels that they have being already working with us in our other bands/side projects and other friends’ bands. Marcelo and Gil are easy-going persons that they having being working hard to strength the brazilian underground scene since a long time. Regarding Blizzard Recs, we are not just working with them. The release of our album “Black Sorcery Devotion” are having different formats: 1) the digipack CD edition in Brazil is being released by a partnership between Kingdom of Darkness Prod. and Marcio from Blizzard Recs. Marcio is also super cool and pretty serious on their work. The vinyl edition is being released by Julio and Culto Obscuro Productions which is having been supporting us a lot this period. And a cassette edition was already released by the chilean label Mobid Ways to Die Prod. Morbidealer, manager of the label, has also be well supportive to us. This cassette edition is already available for distribution.  


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

Answer:  I believe it was good. I am basing this statement in the positive reviews we received this last year along with number of metalheads from different countries that we’re seeking us to get the material. But, it still early to determine the real public response to our music. Let’s see. Only the time will say that. From my previous works from previous bands, Obscure Relic’s EP and album had the better response so far. Maybe, this could involve different factors such as maturity in songs and promotion. I don’t know. But, of course, we have plans to do some touring, where can be possible, to better spread our work. As I mentioned earlier, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a true obstacle in front of us to do that. Meanwhile, we are making the best we can.


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

Answer:  As the world crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic give us a break, I see the band make some touring and getting in direct contact with the blackened souls spreading the Earth. In the current scenario, we are still doing some regular rehearsals to composing new songs for a future material. I can say that we are very productive without lose all the essence of our art. So, the production will not stop. Stay tuned.    


13.What are you currently listening to nowadays?

Answer: I am still listening the same old stuff as Sarcófago, Sepultura, Mystifier, Slayer, Bathory, Venom, Mayhem, Dark Funeral, Marduk, Emperor, etc. Sometimes I am listening some older stuff from my childhood like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Iron Maiden, etc. Sometimes I listening a newest material like Azaghal, Mgla, etc. Well depends of the day… In relation to underground bands, I am always open to know, listening and buy merch from different bands. Recently, I mean this week, I have been listening the band Vazio, last Djevel, last Sargeist, etc.      


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

Answer:  I would like to thank you for open a space so I could tell the readers what we did and what we are doing or planning to do. I’m hoping that this world crisis could be solved shortly enough, so we can meet all the true blackened brothers in the road. Stay safe, stay metal, stay tunedl!!! HAIL!!!


Bandcamp
Facebook
Spotify
YouTube

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/obscure-relic-interview.html


Wreche/All My Dreams Came True/Handsmade Records/2021 Full Length Review

vendredi 26 février 2021 à 05:29

 


  Wreche  are  a  band  from  Los  Angeles,  California  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  mixture  of  experimental,  classical  and  depressive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "All  My  Dreams  Came  True"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Handsmade  Records.


  Blast  beats  and  classical  music  style  pianos  start  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  are  mostyl  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams.  The  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  post  metal  elements  along  with  the  tracks  also  getting  very  avant  garde  and  experimental  sounding  at  times  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  captures  the  atmosphere  of  blackgaze  without  the  use  of  traditional  metal  instruments.  When  synths  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  along  with  one  song  also  introducing  drones  onto  the  album,  one  of  the  later  tracks  is  also  an  instrumental.


  On  this  recording  Wreche  continue  the  mixture  of  experimental,  classical  and  depressive  black  metal  that  was  established  on  previous  releases  as  well  as  also  expanding  the  style  into  a  different  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  art,  god,  poverty,  drugs,  love  and  life  in  the  big  city.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Wreche  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  classical  and  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mysterium"  "Severed"  and  "Les  Fluers  Mov  2".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/wreche/


    


   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/wrecheall-my-dreams-came-truehandsmade.html


Manbryne/Heilsweg: O udrice ciala i tulaczce duszy/Terratur Possessions/Malignant Voices/2021 CD Review

vendredi 26 février 2021 à 02:58

 


  Manbyrne  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Heilsweg:  O  udrice  ciala  i  tulaczce  duszy"  which  will  be  released  in  April  as  a  joint  effort  between  Terratur  Possessions  and  Malignant  Voices.


  Horror  movie  samples  start  off  the  album  and  are  also  from  a  70's  movie  about  devil  worshipping  and  witchcraft  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Vocals  are  mostyl  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  but  keeps  it  modern  at  the  same  time.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,   mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  whispers  and  spoken  word  parts  also  being  utilized  in  some  parts  of  the  album  as  well  as  some  songs  also  adding  in  some  clean  paying,  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Satanism  and  Death  Worship  themes.   


  In  my  opinion  Manbyrne  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pustka,  ktora  znam"  and  "Majestat  upadku".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/manbryne


https://youtu.be/DGh50quDsMM

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2021/02/manbryneheilsweg-o-udrice-ciala-i.html