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A Sea Of Dead Trees/Boaby Coull/Trepanation Recordings/2020 CD Review

dimanche 24 mai 2020 à 09:06

  A  Sea  Of  Dead  Trees  are  a  solo  project  from  Scotland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  post  black  metal  and  shoegaze  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Boaby  Coull"  which  will  be  released  on  May  29th  by  Trepanation  Recordings.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  also  introducing  elements  of  post  rock  onto  the  recording.  Synths  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  all  of  the  drum  beats  also  being  programmed  and  after  awhile  the  music  also  goes  into  a  heavier  direction  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Spoken  word  samples  are  also  added  on  some  of  the  tracks  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  shoegaze  influences.  A  couple  of  tracks  also  adds  in  some  Americana  style  instruments  and  acoustic  guitars  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  experimental  moments  as  well  as  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  also  mixing  in  the  heaviness  of  post  black  metal  and  as  the  album  progresses  depressive  black  metal  screams  and  clean  goth  rock  style  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  slower  direction.

  A  Sea  Of  Dead  Trees  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal,  post  rock  and  shoegaze  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own  and  the  production  also  sounds  very  professional.

  In  my  opinion  A  Sea  Of  Dead  Trees  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  post  rock  and  shoegaze  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Willbrook"  "Nuclear  Peace  Time  Boys"  "Between  Two  Worlds"  and  "My  Batteries  Are  Low  And  It's  Getting  Dark".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zye9p-mTWhE

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/a-sea-of-dead-treesboaby.html


Kall/Brand/Prophecy Productions/2020 Full Length Review

dimanche 24 mai 2020 à 07:17

  Kall  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  mixture  of  progressive  black  metal,  depressive  rock,  alternative,  shoegaze  and  psychedelia  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Brand"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  Prophecy  Productions.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  progressive  sounding  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Acoustic  guitars  and  psychedelic  elements  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  album.

  Saxophones  are  also  brought  into  certain  sections  of  the  album  as  well  as  some  songs  also  adding  in  clean  playing  and  influences  of  alternative,  post  rock,  shoegaze  and  pop  music  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  also  sounding  very  different  from  each  other,  touches  of  black'n'roll  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  and  fast  playing  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Swedish  and  English  and  cover  self-empowerment  and  rigorous  individualism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Kall  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  progressive  black  metal,  depressive  rock,  alternative,  shoegaze  and  psychedelia  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rise"  and  "Fukta  Din  Aska".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/Dul-wcerdk0

prophecy.lnk.to/kall-brand  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/kallbrandprophecy-productions2020-full.html


Aeterna Tenebrae/Maledictus aeternum/Ossuaire Records/2019 CD Review

dimanche 24 mai 2020 à 05:19

  Aeterna  Tenebrae  are  a  duo  from  France  that  plays  a  pagan  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Maledic  aeternum"  which  was  released  in  2019  by  Ossuaire  Records.

  A  very  epic  keyboard  orientated  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  folk  music  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams.

  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the  keyboards  also  capture  a  very  medieval  atmosphere  at  times.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  adding  in  some  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  off  a  raw  feeling.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  clean  pagan  vocals  onto  the  album  and  half  of  the  songs  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  tracks  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  Paganism  and  Dark  Poetry  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Aeterna  Tenebrae  are  a  very  great  sounding  pagan  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Horniest  patronis"  and  :Destruction  salutaire".  8  out  of  10.

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/aeterna-tenebraemaledictus.html


Sacrilegious Rite/De Poetica Tenebris/Dominance Of Darkness Records/2019 EP Review

dimanche 24 mai 2020 à 04:03

  Sacrilegious  Rite  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "De  Poetica  Tenebris"  which  was  released  in  2019  by  Dominance  Of  Darkness  Records.

  A  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into a   very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  dark  sounding  melodies.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  songs  also  add  in  a  lot  of  old  school  elements  but  also  keeps  it  modern  at  the  same  time  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  more  of  a  dark  and  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized  and  the  closing  track  is  very  long  and e pic  in  length,  synths  also  make  a  brief  return  and  the  closing  song  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars.

  On  this  recording  Sacrilegious  Rite  goes  for  more  of  an  old  school  black/death  metal  style  while  still  having  touches  of  war  metal.The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Religion  and  Death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sacrilegious  Rite  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war,  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Arise  From  thy  Sleep".  8  out  of  10.

 https://www.facebook.com/SacrilgiousRite/ 

   

    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/sacrilegious-ritede-poetica.html


Angelgoat Interview

dimanche 24 mai 2020 à 03:19
1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the musical project since the recording and release of the new album?
The important thing that happened was the relocation that is made at the end of 2019. when I moved to Belgrade, and in this transition period, which is still ongoing, unfortunately not much has been done. The change and the relocation was needed to improve the functioning of the band. From now on, the band will work in Belgrade. And the work on a new release will start soon and the official announce will be out.
2.Recently you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Well, musically, not much. From other hand, the progress is visible, or hear-able. Fans definitely can notice the difference, but generally, some characteristic sound of Angelgoat exists, which always will be present, and won't change a bit in the future. When it's about the new album, definitely it's the most complete album so far. That pattern will be kept on future recordings, and also you definitely know what to expect. Concerning the all recording, the first album will always have a special meaning to me...

3.Most of your lyrics cover Satanic and Luciferian themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
Yes, mostly Satanic / Luciferian, but the lyrics are of much wider themes such as occultism, blasphemy, desecration, anti-christianity of course, perversion, death... My first interests into dark arts, and enlightenment, came after the reading a few books of Aleister Crowley. Even today I find him the one of the most genius minds ever.  But the lyrics of Angelgoat are written under no influences of any writer.
When it's about that some belief, I always considered it as a sort of individual inner thing. Mine is expressed through these lyrics.

4.From 2008 to 2015 the project was no longer active, what was the decision behind resurrecting the musical project?
In 2008. the band was put on-hold. Leaving of drummer Occultum Malleus, the longer recovery after the accident later, in which I almost become one with death, also some private problems, caused the absence from the scene.  No matter the band's inactivity, I was active and a lot of 'new' material is made through those years. For Angelgoat, and also some material from a side... The worship continues.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Angelgoat'?
'Angelgoat' is a synonym for Satan. Although, on demo cover from 2005., it's actually an image of Samael. Name came up from the vision, in which I saw the name and image of it. I made a skeleton of logo through my remembrance, and Christophe Szpajdel gave it the final form. It's an ultimate name, and presents the vision in full darkness for 666%

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
The cover photo was picked from the last band's photo session made in 2019., as the most adequate image for the new album's cover. It's taken on the old German cemetery in my home town Vrbas. From  the very beginning and creating releases, I find the photography the best solution for the front cover. More realistic and simply more serious, then any drawing. The front cover and the complete booklet is made by my 2 close friends and supporters of band through the years. The evil cooperation will be continued in the future as well. Thanks and hail to Ratko Bjeletic and Inomatanas.

7.With this project you record everything by yourself but also have experience working with other musicians, do you prefer to work solo?
From the very start, the vision of Angelgoat was to be a full line-up band. But the lack of adequate musicians, the Devil-worshiping musicians, resulted that the newer releases I had to record everything my self.  The similar was as in the beginning. The smaller but dedicated lineup, always better, even if I have to record everything myself. One of the worthy is the brother Nekro from Goat Terrorism, and the long agreed pact has finally accomplished as the guest vocal appearance on the new album. Definitely there's intention to be a full line-up band again in the future.
Speaking of witch, besides Angelgoat, I took a guitar duties for a short period in the Black/Speed/Trash Metal band called Catastrophy.

8.In the past you also took this musical project to the live stage, would you also be open to the idea again in the future?
Yes. Actually there was just one show, unfortunately, in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2007., the gig Belgrade was canceled... Even the mini tour was in plan, but eventually, nothing happen, cause band was put on-hold. Intentions for live performing exists, as it always has been, and I really hope you'll see the Angelgoat on stage again soon.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction to been to your music by fans of black metal?
The idea was to create the sound of the late '80s / early '90s, the music I grew up with. Some minimalistic primitive raw old-school Black Metal. Such sound makes a quite positive reactions at the older fans, bringing them back in that time. Which makes a really nice feeling to me. Also I'm aware that I'm going out with something old, nothing new, definitely non-trendy, and of course there must be some negative reactions, as well. But in a smaller measure. So it's nothing new. Just creating the music I worship, no matter the trends and shits. Although I like to hear the reactions, they don't have much influence on me.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?
Musically, the same as in 2001. The sound of Angelgoat is defined back then and there won't be any musical changes. Evolving a bit, through the time, but not essentially. The newer material is maybe a bit more Black/Death Metal... And definitely I won't stop until I record everything I composed in the past years, and the most likely the music I will compose until I record all that. So expect many more releases of Angelgoat.

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?
My musical taste is quite wide, and still I listen even some non-metal music, which is a quite surprise to some people, mostly thinking that I'm only into Raw Black Metal. But yeah, I'm mostly into some raw primitive Black/Death Metal...
The bands are many, but if I should mention someone, it would be definitely the Nuclear Holocausto of Beherit, which I respect the most.
These days I'm into listening the Soul Butcher, a great Darkthronish Black Metal band with punk influences, and the Black Metal / Ambient band called Rdja. Good riffing with the amazing atmosphere...

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for your time and support to Angelgoat. Hail Satan!



 http//www.angelgoat.net 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/05/angelgoat-interview.html