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Idolatry/In Nomine Mortis/2019 Full Length Review

mercredi 21 août 2019 à 09:31

  Alberta,  Canada's  Idolatry  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  moving  away  from  a  satanic  black  metal  and  focusing  more  of  a  death  themed  orientated  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "In  Nomine  Mortis".

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  which  also  returns  on  alter  songs  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  good  amount  of  melody  at  times.  The  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  but  also  keeps  it  very  modern  at  the  same  time,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  All of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  the  last  song  also  brings  in  classical  guitars  and  Gregorian  chants. The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  revolving  around  death.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another great  sounding  recording  from  Idolatry  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  traditional  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Toward  the  Widening  Eye"  "Reborn  In  Poison"  and  "The  Serpentine  Possession".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2iEvM3NOJg

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/08/idolatryin-nomine-mortis2019-full.html


Infernal Cult/Son Of Babalon/Ecliptic Promotions/2019 Single Review

mercredi 21 août 2019 à 08:10

  Infernal  Cult  are  a  solo  project  from t he  Czech  Republic  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  suicidal  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  single  "Son  Of  Babalon"  which  was  released  by  Ecliptic  Promotions.

  Distorted  yet  melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  track  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  a  few  seconds  later.  The  song  is  also  over  8  minutes  in  length  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  depressive  melodies  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  song  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  song  sticking  to  mostly  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  style  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  having t heir  atmospheric  moments,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  this  track  Infernal  Cult  remains  true  to  the  suicidal  black  emtal  style  he  has  established  on  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  real events,  darkness,  depression,  human  evil,  negativity  and  occultism  theme.s

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Infernal  Cult  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  suicidal  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  single.  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/InfernalCult/?ref=br_rs  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/08/infernal-cultson-of-babalonecliptic.html


Arcane Frost/Dragged Into The Void/Bleeding Heart Nihilist/2019 EP Review

mardi 20 août 2019 à 10:05

  Arcane  Frost  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "Dragged  Into  The  Void"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Bleeding  Heart  Nihilist.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Growls  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  A  great  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Arcane  Frost  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  atmospheric  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  death  and  suffering  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Arcane  Frost  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  atmospheric  black  emtal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Shattered  Thrones"  "Flayer"  and  "Cosmic  Winter".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/grimG0sjueI   

   

 

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/08/arcane-frostdragged-into-voidbleeding.html


Mizmor/Cairn/Gilead Media/2019 Full Length Review

mardi 20 août 2019 à 08:47

  Mizmor  is  a  solo  project  from  Portland,  Oregon  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  doom  metal,  and  drone  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  album "Cairn"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Gilead  Media.

  Classical  guitars  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  All  of  the  musical instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Dissonant  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  elements  of  doom  metal  also  being  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  atmospheric  style.  One  song  also  introduces  drones  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  some  growls  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  along  with  classical  guitars  also  making  a  brief  return,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  inspired  by  the  writings  of  Albert  Camus.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mizmor  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  doom  metal  and  drone,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Desert  of  Absurdity"  and  "Cairn  To Suicide".  8  out  of  10.

Web: http://mizmor.virb.com/
Bandcamp: https://mizmor.bandcamp.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whollydoomedblackmetal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whollydoomedblackmetal/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/08/mizmorcairngilead-media2019-full-length.html


Demenzia Mortis Interview

lundi 19 août 2019 à 10:28
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Demenzia Mortis is a black/death metal band from Belgium founded in 2014 by Asmodeus (bass) and AxHell (drums), then joined by Grabak Hellfire (guitar, ex-Nemesis Irae). Naberus (vocals) joined the band 2015 and the band started developing their music actively under the influence of bands such as Marduk, Belphegor, Dark Funeral, Emperor and many more…

2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
We wanted to produce something dark and heavy. Our new songs are more technical but this EP already gives an idea of what the band wants to bring to black metal fans : something raw, sometimes a little bit melodic, but we would say DM is a good compromise between black and death metal.

3.A lot of your lyrics deal with Satanism, Philosophy and Anti Religion themes. can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
Religion had and still has an impact on History, culture and, in some parts of the world, economics. We don’t want to debate about how good/bad this influence is or was. Because the real problem is in the roots of religion. Religion was supposed to unite people and in some way it happened, but if you open your eyes you realize religion divided us and was the origin of wars, social conflicts and so on. You can notice that if you read about History, if you read the news (being aware that you don’t have to believe everything it’s said in the news) or if you see what happens around your neighbourhood, your city, your country…
The alternative would have been to let everyone build its own principles, beliefs and values according to each person’s way of life. Freedom instead of enslavement to a so-called superior entity that tracks all of your moves to judge if you can go to heaven or if you’re condemned to go to hell. We see satanism as the best alternative. We don’t see satanism as a religion, but as a philosophy. Of course there are symbols like Baphomet, Belial, Leviathan and so on but YOU are the architect of YOUR own existence. Satan is in us, and you can use it if you’re strong enough to realize that there’s no god telling you what you can do or can’t do. This manipulation lasted too many years and it’s time to change.

4.The band has been around since 2014 but waited until 2018 to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the earlier days?
Naberus joined the band in 2015 and it took a few years to develop some kind of team work, to get better and better, create a concept for the EP and for the shows. Then we wanted to build an awareness and we started playing gigs in 2016 and by the beginning of 2018 we recorded the EP.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Demenzia Mortis'?
It means « the dementia of death ». We wanted a name easy to remember but also gloomy.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
The artwork was done by Marvin Couget, who also performs guest vocals on Blood Ritual. Then we aded the Baphomet symbol. The result was pretty good but for the album 2 artists are doing an impressive job and we can’t wait to share it on our Facebook Page.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We have played between 30 and 40 shows so far… But if we have to name a few we would say that sharing the stage with bands like Opera IX, Black Flame, Voltumna, Necrodeath, Necronautical, Vehement, Ad Patres gives such a great feeling. We have met a lot of talented bands and awesome people who understood Demenzia Mortis. Each show is a new experience and that’s enriching.
Our stage performance is in constant construction. Each year we have new ideas and we are actually working on new stuff regarding our stage performance so I don’t want to spoil. But as we managed to find a compromise between black and death metal, we are trying to do the same between a traditional performance and some kind of « Demenzia Mortis’ live performance style » if i can name it like that… Nothing too fancy, but something that represents us perfectly.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
By the end of this year we have 2 shows remaining. One with to French bands (Conquerors and Day Of The Beast) on Sept 28th, then we will have the honor to share the stage with Moonsorrow, Azarath, Au Champ des Morts and many more at Mass Deathtruction Festival in Belgium. We already started the booking for new year and are very interested in playing in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, France and why not many other countries.

9.The new ep was released on 'Malpermesita Records', how did you get in contact with this label?
The EP was first self-produced, but we wanted to get a little bit more visibility on it, with a real distribution. As we already knew Juliette and the roster of Malpermesita Records, which is composed of black and doom metal bands, we've contacted her to ask if she can help. And it was the case so we are now distributed by her label.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
The reviews we read are all positive ! It’s a huge motivation to go forward making music as we love it and taking the band to another level releasing a full length.

11.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The first full length is scheduled for the beginning of 2020. We are working on new music, new lyrics and the artwork. One of our main purposes is to get on a tour and being booked in different european festivals like Stonehenge or Party San, to name a few.

12.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?
We are influenced by Marduk, Belphegor, Dark Funeral… Nowadays we are still listening a lot of black metal. It’s hard to name bands… There are so many BM bands around the world and internet allows you to discover them so you can spend the whole day getting into new bands.

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

Thanks a lot to Occult BM for giving us the chance to express ourselves. Thanks to Juliette of Malpermesita Records, who’s doing such an awesome job for us. Thanks a lot to the readers and every single person who made all of this possible.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/08/demenzia-mortis-interview.html