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Edenkaiser/Dominum Ex Mortis/Black Steel Music/2015 Full length Review

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 22:44

  Edenkaiser  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Dominum  Ex  Mortis"  which  was  released  by  Black  Steel  Music.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  with  nature  sounds  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  some  melodic  guitar  leads  which  are  also  used  on  a  regular  basis  throughout  the  recording  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  direction  that  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Vocals  use  a  great  mixture  of  high  pitched  screams  and  demonic  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  sounds  that  where  on  the  intro  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  one  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  few  seconds  of  battle  samples  and  the  music  also  brings  in  more  of  an  old  school  and  traditional style  of  black  metal  onto  the  songs  and  some  of  the  later  tracks  bring  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  Gregorian  chants  briefly  while  the  heavier  parts  bring  in  an  influence  of  thrash,  back  up  gang  shouts  and  riffs  that  also  utilize  a  small  amount  of  melody.

  Edenkaiser  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  old  school  sounding  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  death  and  thrash  metal,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occult,  Conspiracy, War  and  Nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Edenkaiser  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Black  Steel  Legions"  "The Witch  And  The  Beast"  and  "Oblivion  Remains".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/02/edenkaiserdominum-ex-mortisblack-steel.html


Impenitent Thief Interview

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 20:05
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Impenitent Thief started in 2013 due to the break up of Witch Tomb. Musically IT is a continuation of Witch Tomb. A lot of the same ideas and influences.

2.Recently you have released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Evil black/death metal.

3.The band formed out of the ashes of Witch Tomb' what was the decision behind splitting up the other band and starting a new one?

Strep Cunt, bass/vocals in Witch Tomb lost interest in playing in a band regularly. We were cancelling shows and not practicing as a unit like we used to. Witch Tomb used to practice weekly. It just seemed like everyone was burned out and everyone had different excuses not to practice anymore so we broke up. The loss of our rehearsal room had a lot to do with it as well. We're still friends with Strep Cunt and have shared the stage with his solo project Cryostasium countless times. No bad blood.

4.Your lyrics cover some blasphemous topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your hatred for Christianity?

I was brought up Catholic and realized what horse shit it was very early on. All religions are shit and can fuck off. Almost all of our lyrics mock religion in one way or another.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Impenitent Thief'?

The Impenitent Thief was the "bad" thief hung next to Jesus Christ. According to this bullshit story Gestas (IT) spit and mocked Christ as both of them died. Hail Gestas!

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

Witch Tomb played some pretty sick shows with Profanatica, Havohej, Incantation, Acheron, Angel Corpse, Grief, Psycho, Krieg, Demoncy, Abazagorath, Ibex Throne, etc. Impenitent Thief has mostly played locally around the Boston area that I set up myself with other worthy local bands such as Psycho, Goat Felch (Strep Cunts new band) Desolate, Martyrvore, Kilslug, Larry Lifeless, Witch King,Haxen, Deathgod Messiah, etc. One of my best friends was a bartender at a local dive bar and we booked almost 20 bands over two days for No Life Fest 2. That was a great time.


7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We're always open to playing live so I am sure I will set something up in the future. We'd like to get to NYC on a good support slot. No extensive touring planned but I wouldn't be against it.

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

Witch Tomb always had a great response. The new ep from Impenitent Thief just came out so not many people have heard it yet. So far I've got some orders and the response has been positive.

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are in the process of writing new material. Two songs are finished. I don't know if it will be a full length or another long ep. One of the new songs has an early Sigh inluence and the other has a heavy early Venom meets old Samael meets Profanatica vibe.

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?

Bathory, Profanatica, old Samael, Havohej, old Demoncy, old Rotting Christ, old Thou Art Lord, old Impaled Nazarene, old Venom, old Hellhammer/CF, Naked Whipper, Blood, Dead Christ, old Mystifier, old Sigh, old Varathron, old Mortuary Drape, Blasphemy, Order From Chaos, old Incantation, Impetigo, NME, Bulldozer, Abigail, Sabbat, Tormentor (Hun), old Mayhem, The Black, Imperator, Poison (Ger).

11.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?

I'm attracted to it but I wouldn't say I practice anything at all. Hail the I!


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

Thanks for the interview and support! My contact is Impenitentthief@yahoo.com Our EP is available directly from me as a cd-r version, and a limited to 100 cassette from NoVisible Scars. Hail Billy C!!! NoVisible Scars

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/02/impenitent-thief-interview.html


Sacrilegium/Wicher/Pagan Records/2015 Vinyl Re-Issue Review

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 19:50

  Sacrilegium  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  played  an  atmospheric  form  of  pagan/black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1996  album  "Wicher"  which  will  be  re-issued  by  Pagan  Records  in  March  on  vinyl.

  Nature  sounds  along  with  some  atmospheric  elements  and  spoken  word  parts  and  after  a  minute  melodic  guitar leads  become  a  huge  part  of  the  recording  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  atmospheric  epic  black  metal  direction  which  also  utilizes  blast  beats  and  the  screams  sound  very  grim  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  some  of  the  tracks  use  spoken  word  parts  and  the  faster  sections  have  a  very  raw  feeling  ans  one  of  the  later  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chants  and  the  keyboards  also  have  a  symphonic  feeling  to  them  without  falling  into  the  mainstream  trappings  that  later  bands  fell  into.  and  on  a  later  song  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  are  added  into  the  music  on  a  couple  of  tracks  as  well  as  one  instrumental  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  the  bonus  track  also  adds  in  clean  singing  pagan  vocals.

  Sacrilegium  played  a  very  raw,  melodic  and  epic  keyboard  orientated  form  of  black  metal  for  their  time  and  had  more  of  an  underground  approach  to  this  instrument  than  the  alter  bands  that  came  out  in  the  following  years,  the  production  sound s very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Slavic  Paganism.

  In  my  opinion  Sacrilegium  where  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  keyboard  orientated  pagan/black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Spiew  Krukow  Czamych  Cieni" "W  Rogatym  Majestacie  Snu"  and  "Wicher  Falami  Ognia".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/02/sacrilegiumwicherpagan-records2015.html


Invincible Force/Satan Rebellion Metal/Dark Descent Records/2015 CD Review

mercredi 18 février 2015 à 12:10
  Invincible  Force  are  a  band  from  Chile  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2015  album  "Satan  Rebellion  Metal"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Dark  Descent  Records.

  Dark sound  effects  start  off  the  album  giving  the  recording  a  ritualistic  feeling  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  black/thrash  metal  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  blast  beats  and  the  speed  also  brings  in  the  aggression  of  war  metal  and  some  of  the  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  morbid  sounding  melodies.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  old  school  death  metal  elements  and  the  songs  mix  some  of the  most  underground  and  extreme  metal  sounds of  both  the  80's  and  80's  in  all  of  the  songs  while  th e production  gives  the  music  more  of  a  modern  day  feeling  and  the  solos  and  leads  that  are  utilized  have  an  early  Florida  death  metal  sound  to  them  and  there  is  never  a  soft  or  weak  moment  ever  to  be  heard  on  any  of  the  tracks.

  Invincible  Force  takes  the  rawest  and  heaviest  elements  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  mix  them  together  to  create  a  very  blasphemous  and  old  school  sounding  recording,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satan,  Ritual  and  Sacrifice  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Invincible  Force  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rise  The  Wrath  Of  Satan"  "Summoning  the  Black  Destruction"  and  "Unholy  trinity".  8  out  of  10.     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/02/invincible-forcesatan-rebellion.html


Furia/Nocel/Pagan Records/2015 Vinyl Review

mardi 17 février 2015 à 23:14

  Furia  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2014  album  "Norcel"  which  will  be  re-issued  in  March  as  a  double  gatefold  version.

  A  very  dark  and  raw  black  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  atmospheric  elements  and  they  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melodic  leads  throughout  the  recording  and  the  vocals  that  are  utilized  are  very  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Ritualistic  style  chanting  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  faster  sections  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  as  the  album  progresses  small  amounts  of  clean  playing  are  brought  in  at  times  along  with  the  music  getting  a  lot  more  experimental.

  Some  of  the  tracks  utilize  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  along  with  a  few  tracks  that  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  gets  more  diverse  as  the  album  progresses  without  ever  losing  the raw  feeling  of  black  metal  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  some  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  non  black  metal  elements  to  give  their  musical  style  a  great  amount  of  originality.

  Furia  creates  a  black  metal  album  that  is  very  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  sounding  while  also  adding  in  more  originality  to  this  genre  as  well  as  a  recording  that  takes  this  style  of  music  to  a  new  level,  the  production  has  a  very  heavy  and  powerful  sound  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  Depression,  Misanthropy  and  Hatred.

  In  my  opinion  Furia  are  a  very  great  and  original  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ptaki  Ida"  "My  Belkocza"  and  "Ogramna  Noc".  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/02/furianocelpagan-records2015-vinyl-review.html