Kwade Droes are a band from the Netherlands that plays a satanic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Groeten Vanuit Gene Zijde" which was released by Van Records.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched sounding black metal screams and dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing.
At times the music also captures a very lo-fi atmosphere while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very chaotic style and the album also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and a couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Kwade Droes plays a style of satanic black metal that is very dark, modern and aggressive sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Dutch and cover Satanism and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Kwade Droes are a very great sounding satanic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Uit De Kist Gegrist (En Ondergepist)" and "Zwarte Zuivel". 8 out of 10.
Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/12/kwade-droesgroeten-vanuit-gene-zijdevan.html
Vampyric Tyrant are a duo from Germany that plays a very raw, old school and vampyric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2022 ep "Zorn und Hass" which will be released on December 21st by Purity Through Fire.
A very dark, heavy and lo-fi sound starts off the ep while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. Keyboards can also b e heard in the background briefly along with the solos and leads also being done in a very dark yet melodic style when they are utilized and the music is heavily rooted in the 90's era.
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. A small amount of melody is also added into some of the guitar riffing at times along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one track is also an instrumental.
Vampyric Tyrant plays a style of black metal that is very raw, old school and vampyric sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in German and cover nostalgia, despair and vampirism themes.
In my opinion Vampyric Tyrant are a very great sounding raw, old school and vampyric black metal duo and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vereinsamung" and "Totschlag". 8 out of 10.
Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/12/vampyric-tyrantzorn-und-hasspurity.html
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the solo project?
Demolyn is a solo black metal project very much inspired by old school black metal but drawing inspiration from a huge range of different genres. The main focus of the project is keeping it raw, atmospheric and writing each song to be unique.
2.In August you had released your first full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on this recording?
It won’t take long for the listener to notice that musically this album is quite influenced by the first and second wave of black metal. A lot of old-school vibes, that’s the type of black metal I usually enjoy myself so it just happened naturally. In the same way, I don’t think it will take the listener long to notice the regular occurrence of ambience throughout the record. I wanted to create a very atmospheric listening experience, both through the instruments and sound effects. My goal was to give the listener the feeling that they are placed “inside” the song. For example “På Toppen Av Berget” is about a mysterious entity that that has comes from the outer realms and lands on top of a snowy mountain over a small village, and through the sound of wind and cold melodic riffs I wanted to give the listener a feeling that they are on this icy cold mountain.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that you have explored with the music so far?
In “Tales of Demolyn” a big concept of the album was to create a unique story for each and every song. The lyrics are mostly completely fictional but occasionally drawing some inspiration from real-life experiences. Mostly the lyrics are fantasy, war/battle, supernatural and horror themed.
4.The solo project is from Sweden which has many legendary bands, musically how do you feel you differ from other bands or projects from your home country?
I’d say something that makes “Demolyn” different from others is that I aim for a lot of variety in my music. I don’t want to limit myself to a very particular sound. I like to mix it up a lot with blastbeats, very slow tempo, mid-tempo, cold melodic riffs, acoustics and not having just one-style as a formula. When I wrote “Tales of Demolyn” I wanted variation across the album so that you’ll never really know what to expect from the next song that comes on.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Demolyn'?
I came up with the name ‘Demolyn’ during the writing of “The Seven Riders of Demolyn”. I had written the full lyrics for the song which was about these seven riders that roamed a fantasy world. All that I had left was to find a good name for this world. The Seven Riders of… what? I made a long list of names that I just made up which sounded “fantasy-like”. As soon as I came up with Demolyn it stuck and I really liked it. I felt it carried a sound which would represent the music perfectly. I liked it so much that I decided to change the meaning of the lyrics so that Demolyn would represent me or a person instead of a world and took it as the name for my project.
6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
The artwork is based on the closing song, “The Seven Riders of Demolyn”. The seven characters on the horses are those seven riders and the last larger hooded character is Demolyn/me. The background and most of the details are based on the lyrics from, “The Seven Riders of Demolyn”, like the icy mountains and the lava. The album’s title is written on a scroll as a concept of the album was that each song is a tale and I wanted the album to almost represent opening a fantasy book with a collection of tales. I decided to add the eighth character (Demolyn) in the background of the seven riders to make it better represent the full album and not just the song. The seven riders look as if they have been sent out on command of the hooded character and that’s to represent how this album and the “tales” are being released into the world.
7.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
For this specific project, I am open to working with other musicians to a certain degree. Currently am looking for a drummer for future releases and to step away from the MIDI drums. In the future I’ll definitely want to explore the idea of incorporating some unique instruments and working with other musicians. But when it comes to the guitars, bass, vocals and songwriting - those will always be me.
8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
I have received some interest from a few smaller labels. However, I don’t see much benefit with a label for me at the moment. Possibly in the future of course, as long as I am convinced that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans off black metal?
I am happy to say that the reaction has been quite positive. I think if you are a lover of the early black metal days then you’ll probably appreciate some aspects of “Tales of Demolyn”.
10.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?
There are so many possibilities with music. I see myself experimenting a lot as I don’t want to limit myself musically. I can see myself trying out different sounds for albums in the future.
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?
Some bands that I believe have had a lot of influence on my music are Satyricon, Bathory, Mörk Gryning, Marduk, Dissection and Immortal. Bands like Death, Metallica, Slayer, KISS, The Doors and Iron Maiden have also been very important for me but obviously not a direct influence on my music.
Some bands I have been listening to a ton lately are Khold, Beast In Black, Azaghal, Bloodbath and Behemoth. I really enjoyed both Khold and Behemoth's new albums which made me dive through their catalogues. I’ve had “The Satanist”, “The Apostasy”, “Svartsyn”, “Morke Gravers Kammer” and “Satanica” on repeat these last weeks.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for the interview and many thanks to everyone that supports me and my music. Making music is the greatest thing I know and I am happy that there are people out there who enjoy it. I welcome all lovers of black metal to this journey that has barely begun.
Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/12/demolyn-interview.html
Paramilitant are a band from Turkey that plays a bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and this is a review of their self released 2022 ep "Emetic Spear Of Intolerance".
Apocalyptic soundscapes start off the ep before going into a very fast and raw war metal direction which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and brutal blast beats. Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and bestial growls and the riffs also add in a small amount of dark sounding melodies.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. along with the songs mostly sticking to a 2 and a half minute limit and all of t he musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them.
Paramilitant plays a musical style that takes war and bestial black/death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover occultism, rituals, misanthropy and war themes.
In my opinion Parmilitant are a very great sounding bestial mixture of war, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Rituals of Occult Blood". 8 out of 10.
Bandcamp link: https://paramilitant.bandcamp.com/album/emetic-spear-of-intolerance
Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/12/paramilitantemetic-spear-of.html
Vihameditaatio are a duo from Finland that plays an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of their 2022 album "Metafyysinen Käsitys Itsestä" which was released by Esfinge de la Calavera.
Clean playing and avant garde elements start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark y et melodic style and the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard which also gives the album more of a raw feeling. At times the album also gets very experimental sounding along with the riffs also mixing in a decent amount of melody as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, elements of noise can also be heard in some of the song structures and spoken word parts can also be heard briefly.
Vihameditaatio plays a style of black metal that is very experimental and lo-fi sounding. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover true self destruction and the utter exploring for human life.
In my opinion Vihameditaatio are a very great sounding experimental black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Totuuden Luuranko" "Mantra Lysergiseen Kuiluun" and "Seuraan Käärmettä Sulkavaa". 8 out of 10.
Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/12/vihameditaatiometafyysinen-kasitys.html