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Mongrel's Cross/Arcana, Scrying And Revelation/Hell's Headbangers/2020 Full Length Review

mercredi 21 octobre 2020 à 03:30

 


  Mongrel's  Cross  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  old  school  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Arcana,  Scrying  And  Revelation"  which  will  be  released in  November  by  Hell's  Headbangers.


 A  very  heavy  and  old  school sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  also add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  era influences  and  elements  of  thrash  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  riffing,


  Synths  can  also  be heard  in  the  background  briefly  and  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  epic  atmosphere  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  some  tracks  also  adding  in  touches  of  death metal  and  as  the  album  progresses  some  of  the  solos  and  leads  also  bring  in  more  of  a  traditional  metal  approach.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mongrel's  Cross  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school black,  death  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Suffer  the  Witch  To  Live"  "As  A  Being  Undead"  and  "The  Whispering  Void".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/3EZ0mRdHqzc      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/mongrels-crossarcana-scrying-and.html


Temple Of Decay Interview

mercredi 21 octobre 2020 à 00:47

 


 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project ?

 

 There is really not much to say about it. One man band project where of course , I am responsible for everything hahaha.

 Besides it's something that I have always wanted to do, but of course fucking life bla bla bla.


 2.Recently you have released your first ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on for the recording ?

   

   For sure is not 100% Black Metal .Definitely you can hear some Death, Thrash influences...generally I would say Extreme Pure Fucking Metal.

   

 3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with your music?


   It's difficult for me to talk about my lyrics. For sure they are part of me and my visions of certain things .I will be not be saying here... I leave them for the listeners own interpretation and for sure they don't glorify any Sick Slave Fairy Tales.

   

   

 4.You also write lyrics in both English and Polish, which language do you prefer?


   Both languages allow you to express yourself in a different way. Personally I think polish sounds more aggressive than english for example KURWA in my

   performance sounds more convincingly than FUCK haha. More seriously both are OK. and both are needed.


 5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Temple of Decay?

    

   Of Course Mighty Marduk .I don't see any point saying more about it. Absolutely Masterpiece lyrically and musically.

   

 6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover.


   The entire cover (artwork, layouts) was made by Mentalporn .Quras's idea perfectly reflects music and lyrics contained

   on the Ep. The total End of everything....


 7.With this project you recorded everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?


   Yes of course. If  I will find more time and right people, why not. Although in my case the family and a lot of activities related to it (work and shit like that) did not allow me to do it. Everything has pros and cons. Once again fucking life.haha

 

 8.The ep was released through both Wolfmond and Black Death Production, do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?



   Yes. They definitely do enough for me. Especially they are small Labels and you can see that they do it with passion and for passion.


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

 

  I am positively surprised.


 

 10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as musician during the future?

 

    Am not sur it's gonna be full length or another ep (prefer less) but 2021 definitely. Time will tell the truth.



 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 ?


    Because I am not young anymore of course Old School 80-90 Death, Black, Thrash inspires me a lot and many bands like Bathory, Venom, Deicide

    Marduk, Kreator... Nowadays I listen to a lot of different music (except techno, reggae and shit like that) I generally respect the music that has a message. Last album Ulcerate. Stare Into Death... and New Model Army. From here... are my favourites in last couple weeks.




 12.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?

 

 

    I am a free man. I am  the Devil.

 


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


    

     Thank you for your time! Destroy the human stupidity !


 https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Temple_of_Decay/3540473704

 

    



 


   

   

   

 

 

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/temple-of-decay-interview.html


Skullthrone/XIII Years Of Chaos/UKEM Records/2020 CD Review

mardi 20 octobre 2020 à 02:12

 


  Skullthrone  are  a  band  originally  from  Poland  but  now  resides  in  the  United  Kingdom  and  plays  a  very  harsh  and  brutal  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2010  album  "XIII  Years  of  Chaos"  which  was  released  by  UKEM  Records.


  A  very  dark  yet  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more of  a  raw  feeling.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  


  Vocals  are  mostly high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeping  it  very  modern  at  the  same  time, all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a very  heavy  and  brutal  musical  direction  and  towards  the  end  of  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard.


  Skullthrone  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast  and  aggressive  sounding  as  well  as  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  brutality.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  occultism,  Mythology  and  Violence  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Skullthrone  are  a  very  great  sounding  harsh  and  brutal  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Devil  And  I"  and  "My  Madness".  8 out  of  10.


PROMO VIDEO: Check out the promo video for 'The Devil And I'' HERE    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/skullthronexiii-years-of-chaosukem.html


Horncrowned/Rex Exterminii(The Hand Of The Opposer/Ketzer Records/2020 CD Review

mardi 20 octobre 2020 à 00:28

 


  Horncrowned  are  a  band  from  Columbia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  fast,  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Rex  Exterminii(The  Hand  Of  The  Opposer)"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Ketzer  Records.


  A  very  dark,  evil  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  The  guitar  leads  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  lot  of  blast  beats.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Growls  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Horncrowned  remains  true  to  the  fast  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  that  they  had  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Horncrowned  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  fast,  raw  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Second  Death"  "Incedium"  "Confrontation"  and  "Crushing  the  Anointed  One".  8  out  of  10.


www.horncrowned.com
www.facebook.com/horncrowned
www.horncrowned.bandcamp.com




    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/horncrownedrex-exterminiithe-hand-of.html


Hexis/Exstirpo/Exsorbeo/Wooaaargh/2020 EP Review

lundi 19 octobre 2020 à 23:13

 


  Denmark's  Hexis  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  mixture  of  post  black,  sludge  metal  and  hardcore  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  ep  "Exstirpo/Exsorbeo"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Wooaaargh.


  A  very  dark  yet  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  Elements  of  hardcore  can  also  be  heard  in  the  mid  tempo  sections  of  the  music  while  the  slower  sections  of  the music  also  mixes  in  the  heaviness  of  sludge  metal  and  both  of  the  songs  are  very  short  in  length  as  well  as  adding  in  some  touches  of  post  metal  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  On  this  recording  Hexis  remains  true  to  the  mixture  of  post  black, sludge  metal  and  hardcore  that  they  have  established  on  their  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  nihilism  and  abstract  thought  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hexis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  post  black,  sludge  metal  and  hardcore,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Exstirpo".  8 out  of  10.


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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/10/hexisexstirpoexsorbeowooaaargh2020-ep.html