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Ordinul Negru/Nostalgia Of The Fullmoon Nights/Loud Rage Music/2019 CD Re-Issue Review

mardi 21 mai 2019 à 05:36

  Ordinal  Negru  are  a  band  from  Romania  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  played  a  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  misanthropic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2011  album  "Nostalgia  Of  The  Fullmoon  Nights"  which  was  re-issued  in  2019  by  Loud  Rage  Music.

  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  A  great  amount  of  90's  era  second  wave  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  a  lot  of  the  music  sounds  like  it  could  of  easily  been  recorded  and  released  more  than  20  years  ago,

  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  the  music  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  at  times  along  with  a  small  amount  of  synths  being  utilized.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  some  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  One  song  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  riffs  also  start  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  melodic  chants  are  also  used  fro  a  few  seconds  on  the  closing track.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  nature,  occult  and  misanthropic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  was  a  very  great  sounding  album  from  Ordinal  Negru  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  misanthropic,  atmospheric  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Steps  Over  Time"  "Degeneration"  and  "Beyond  Twilight".  8/5  out  of  10.

https://loudragemusic.bandcamp.com/album/ordinul-negru-nostalgia-of-the-fullmoon-nights  .

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/ordinul-negrunostalgia-of-fullmoon.html


Misþyrming/Algleymi/Norma Evangelium Diaboli/2019 CD Review

mardi 21 mai 2019 à 03:12

  Misþyrming  are  a  band  from  Iceland  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Algleymi"  which  will  be  released  on  May  24th  by  Norma  Evangelium  Diaboli.

  Sounds  of  war  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  vocals  are  mostly  done  in  an  angry  black  metal  style  that  sounds  very  deep  at  times  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  raw  and  melodic  style.  The  riffs  also  utilize  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  also  brings  a  modern  approach  to  the  black  metal  genre.

  Keyboards  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  one  track  is  an  instrumental  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  style  as  well  as  introducing  semi  clean  playing  onto  the  recording.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Icelandic  and  cover  darkness,  suffering,  chaos  and  death.

  In  my  opinion  Misþyrming  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  modern  and  melodic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Orgia"  "Og  er  haustid  lidir  undir  lok"  and  "Algleymi".  8  out  of  10.

http://misthyrming.bandcamp.com/album/algleymi         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/misyrmingalgleyminorma-evangelium.html


Sutekh Hexen/Sleepwalker/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2019 Split EP Review

lundi 20 mai 2019 à 04:37

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  e  between  U.S.A's  Sutekh  Hexen  and  Japan's  Sleepwalker  which  was  released  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Sutekh  Hexen  who  return  with  their  mixture  of  raw  black  metal,  ambient  and  harsh  noise.

  Their  side  of  the  split starts  out  with  some  power  electronics  along  with  some  voices  in the  background  before  adding  some  raw  tremolo  picking  into  the  music  as  well  as  some  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  and  the  track  is  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  some  touches  of  dark  ambient  which  are  over  powered  by  the  guitars, the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Sutekx  Hexen  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  black  metal,  ambient  and  noise  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  Next  up  is  Sleepwalker  who  return  with  their  psychedelic  and  experimental  style  of  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  some  oriental  style  instruments  and  psychedelic  elements  while  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  before  adding  in  more  of  an  experimental  style  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction  and  after  awhile  melodic  guitar  leads,  blast  beats  and  black metal  screams  are  added  into  the  music.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  track  from  Sleepwalker  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental  and  psychedelic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.

  In  conclusion  I  think  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  experimental,  ambient,  noise,  psychedelic  and  raw  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.

BANDCAMP PREORDER  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/sutekh-hexensleepwalkersentient-ruin.html


Deorc Absis Interview

dimanche 19 mai 2019 à 21:34
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Deorc Absis is basically a studio project with members of Italian brutal death metal bands Logic Of Denial and Sickening. It's a black metal project at its core, yet open to different registers and languages.


2.You have an ep coming out in May, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

"The nothingness transfiguration" is a single track divided into three movements. Our style is a blend of black and death metal, with a touch of Schoenberg-style flavor, both into song structures and through the use of Viola and Violin. The result, to our ears, is a slightly dissonant mixture of black metal vehemence and death metal-ish riffing.


3.Most of the other members are also in other bands, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Deorc Absis' that you are not able to do with your other groups?

We all love to experiment and grow with our former bands; but, since we all found ourselves to be big Deathspell Omega fans, we tried to join forces into something new and unrelated to them - and not necessarily structured on a brutal death metal basis.


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

We focus on a philosophical outlook on evolution, matter and consciousness. Our expression of atheism is not romantic or metaphysical; we try to explore a materialistic view on it, trying to outline the classic topic related to the relationship between man and nature.


5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deorc Absis'?

It's a mixture between ancient English and Latin, and it basically means "dark arc".


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

We love the work provided by Misanthropic-Art, it's a simple yet so powerful representation of nature, which outlines its power and its transience at the same time.


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're a studio project. No shows played, no stage performance.


8.Do you have any touring or show plans once the ep is released?

No, since we're a studio band. But this project is in constant evolution and we couldn't tell if the stage dimension will be a part of it or not.


9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal that have heard it so far?

The response has been great so far. Can't wait for the EP to be released and to share it as much as possible.


10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Both bands are working on their new albums right now - 4th effort for both.


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

I think we'll try to focus better on our own voice. Expect a further research into progressive structures and bleak atmospheres, maintaining our vitriolic assault intact.


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?

Deathspell Omega is our biggest influence without a doubt, along with bands like Dodecahedron, Abyssal, Devouring Star. Also, "cosmic" death metal (Demilich, Nocturnus, Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Morbus Chron, Voidspawn, Ctheill'ist...) played a great part into our writing process, along with classical music (Shostakovich and Schoenberg in particular).


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

We would like to thank you for giving us time and space to say something about this project, and Redefining Darkness Records for believing in it.



Thank you for the support!
Deorc Absis

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/deorc-absis-interview.html


Nocturnes Mist/Marquis Of Hell/Seance Records/2019 CD Review

dimanche 19 mai 2019 à 20:58

  Nocturnes  Mist  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  satanic  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Marquis  Of  Hell"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Seance  Records.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  demonic  voices  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  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  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams.  A  great  amount  of  90's  influences  can  also  be  heard  in t he  bands  musical  style  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  songs  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Demonology,  Occultism  and  Blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Nocturnes  Mist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school,  satanic  and  occult  black  metal,  you  should check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eyes  in  Fear"  "Wolves  Of  Satan"  and  "Treacherous  Ways".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7usFeTDjBs  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2019/05/nocturnes-mistmarquis-of-hellseance.html