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Nemus Interview

samedi 4 mars 2017 à 23:01
 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Nemus is an Atmospheric/Post-Black-Metal project.
So it is a really melancholic kind of metal with midtempo sections, some fast blast beats and acoustic parts which try to give the whole music some relaxing moments and atmosphere. The lyrics are shouted in german language and I have some folk influences in my music I guess.

    2.Recently you have released your fist album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
On my first album I used many nature sounds like rain, wind, birds tweeting and small gurgling streams to make the listener feel like sitting right in the woods.
And that’s probably the meaning of my whole music project. I want to give the listener some melancholic moments and maybe some of natures magic.
I think there isn’t any better genre then black metal to convey emotions to the listener. So I took these forest samples and inserted them into some melodic and melancholic guitar riffs. In conclusion to describe the musical sound of „Wald-Mensch“ I would say naturespheric.

    3.According to the fb and metal archives page you started this project this year and already have an album out this early, do you put a great amount of time and effort into writing music?
Yes I just started in the beginning of January as I had a week of vacation. It is probably a small amount of time to write a whole album within 6 days, but the riffs and lyrics just poured out of me. The mixing process needed 3 more weeks. I could have spent way more time in the writing process of curse, but I wanted to record the first impulses, that came to my mind for my first album to see in which direction it will lead me.
I probably use every second of the free time I’m given beside being a trainee to make music. It’s my biggest passion since something like 10 years, I think. And the first one-man-project I started is 7 years ago in the age of 15.

    4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
The main topic of my first release is a kind of fable I wrote. It’s about a man, who goes deep inside the woods and then bogs down into the forest floor.
He starts to get one with the forest. At first he is scared as hell, but after some time he get’s used to it and starts to grow roots to becomes a huge tree-man.
Each song describes a phase of this growing tree-man and all the feelings and necessities he has. And in the end of curse his death.

    5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nemus'?
The meaning of the word Nemus is forest or grove and it’s latin. For me, Nemus is a way to get rid of anger and stress I experience in every day life.
My inspiration for this band is the beauty of nature and my respect for it’s force.

    6.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?
I’ve played in many local bands before. And I am still playing in a band, in which I share songwriting with another guitarist. So I’m open to work with other musicians of curse! I love to learn from other musicians and music engineers and share experiences. Currently im thinking about to set up a live-band for Nemus with some friends of mine, but for songwriting I would prefer to stay solo.

    7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Yes, I am unsigned and I hope, this will change! I would really like to cooperate with some guys who know how to merchandise music and maybe get some support for my next recordings. It’s really hard to manage a band with that small amount of time I’m given.
There is/was some interest, yes, but I would like to cooperate with a label, that provides the kind of music, that Nemus stands for. Or, at least,hard metal.

    8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of atmospheric black metal?
The feedback was good so far! As Nemus is a really new project, I don’t have a huge audience. But there were some guys from North/South America, Russia and different countries of EU reviewing Wald-Mensch and the reactions always were positive and I’m glad about this!

    9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

In the future I hope, I will have the ability to spread my music and to get heard by a bigger audience. Maybe a contract with a label and more following Nemus albums! The songwriting for my Next LP has already started and this time I will take myself more time to make the songs as good as possible.

    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?
My influences are exactly the bands which I’m am listening to day and night at the moment. Just to call some names Alcest, Lantlos, Harakiri For The Sky, Agalloch, Mgla, Deafheaven, Agrypnie, Heretoir, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Austere, Galar… The list goes on.
I also like electro like minimal techno and house as well as indie and alternative.

    11.What are some of your non musical interests?
I’m really into fitness and spend a few hours a week in the gym.
I often go out at weekends because I live in Bamberg, the city with most breweries in the whole world! So how could I not?
The time that’s left I sit in my home studio making music or listening to vinyls.

    12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
I would like to thank you for the chance to be interviewed!




Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/nemus-interview.html


Crimson Throne/Self Titled/Apocalypric Witchcraft/2017 EP Review

samedi 4 mars 2017 à 22:45

  Crimson  Throne  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2017  ep  which  will  be  released  on  March  17th  by  Apocalyptic  Witchcraft.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  and  after  awhile  the  music  goes  into  a  heavy  direction  along  with  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  fashion  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  melody  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with t he  music  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  atmospheric  sounds  can  also  be  heard  at times  on a  couple  of  the  tracks  along  with  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  while  one  song  brings  in  ambient  elements.

  Crimson  Throne  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  melodic,  and  atmospheric  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  elucidating  themes  inspired  by  world-historical  figures  and  events  from  antiquity.

  In  my  opinion  Crimson  Throne  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Praetorian  March"  and  "Shadows  Of  Ruin".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/crimson-throneself-titledapocalypric.html


Rimthurs/Gravskrift/Ketzer Records/2017 Full Length Review

samedi 4 mars 2017 à 05:46

  Rimthurs  are  a  solo  project  from  Sweden  that  has  recently  been  featured  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  pagan  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2017  album  "Gravskrit"  which  will  be  released  on  March  18th  by  Ketzer  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  starts  off  the  album  and  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  90's  second  wave  influences  in  the  musical  style  and  after  awhile  clean  pagan  vocals  are  added  onto  the  recording  while  grim  screams  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  songs.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  along  with  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  a  couple  of  songs  are  instrumentals  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

 Some  of  the  riffing  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  as  the  album  progresses  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in some  parts  of  the  music  while  a  couple  of  later  tracks  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  stringed  instruments  and  clean  guitars  which  also  makes  the  album  a  lot  more  diverse.

  Rimthurs  creates  another  recording  that remains  true  to  the  pagan  style  of  black  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Swedish  and  cover  the  dark  side  of  Nordic  Mythology,  Frost,  and  Cold  themes.

  In  my opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Rimthurs  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  pagan/black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Braddjup"  "Drommar"  "Irrlara"  and  "Vaka".  8  out  of  10. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/rimthursgravskriftketzer-records2017.html


Womit Angel/Impaling Force Of Satan/Ketzer Records/201Full Length Review

samedi 4 mars 2017 à 04:26

  Finland's  Womit  Angel  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues  their  raw  mixture  of  satanic  black  metal,  punk  and  thrash  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Impaling  Force  Of  Satan"  which  will  be  released  on  March  18th  by  Ketzer  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  as  well  as  some  hateful  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  elements  of  d  beat  and  punk  in  the  songs  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  growls  are  also  used  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  adding  in  elements  of  death  and  thrash  meta;  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  one  track  also  mixes  in  a  small  amount  of  aggressive  punk  style  vocals  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  give  the  songs  more  of  an  old  school  metal/punk  feeling  and  all  of  the  tracks  stick  to  a  heavy  musical  direction.

  Womit  Angel  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  raw  mixture  of  satanic  black  metal,  punk  and  thrash  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Sexuality,  and  Sodomy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  form  Womit  Angel  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  satanic  black  metal  with  a  touch  of  punk  and  thrash,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Armageddon  Wolfpack"  "Goat  Hellfire"  "Nun  Raping  Rock'N'Roll"  and  "Rat  Mouth  Saviour".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/womit-angelimpaling-force-of.html


Morte Lune/The Endless Forest/Carveti Productions/2017 Cassette Review

samedi 4 mars 2017 à 03:26

  Morte  Lune  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a mixture  of  black  and  dark  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "The  Endless  Forest"  which  was  released  by  Carveti  Productions.

  A  very  dark,  lo-fi  yet  heavy  guitar  sound  starts  off  the  album  and  a  few  seconds  later  melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  speeding  up  and  bringing  in  a  great amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  tremolo  picking  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  on  the  other  side  of  the  album  thunder  sounds  are  brought  into  the  music  briefly  along  with  some  synths  which  also  takes  the  tracks  into  more  of  an  atmospheric  and  ambient  direction  and  the  following  songs  are  all  in  an  instrumental  direction.

  Morte  Lune  displays  2  different  sides  of  their  musical  style  on  this  recording  with  the  music  starting  out  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  while  the  other  half  of  the  recording  is  done  in  more  of  a  dark  ambient  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  nature  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Morte  Lune  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  raw  black  metal  and  dark  ambient  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Deliverance  Of  Suffering"  "The  Endless  Forest"  and  "Possessed  By  The  Night".  8  out  of  10.

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/03/morte-lunethe-endless-forestcarveti.html