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Dawn Of Ouroboros Interview

vendredi 6 mars 2020 à 07:20
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

           We are heavily influenced by black metal, specifically the more modern post-black metal bands which focus on emotional intensity as the forefront of their music. However, we have a wide variety of other influences across metal sub-genres which has given our sound a more unique element.

2.You have your first full length coming out in March, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

        First and foremost we wanted emotion and atmosphere to be the leading elements of our music. This is of course mixed with many common motifs of extreme metal; brutal riffs, blast beats, harsh vocals. We also try to counter that element of harshness associated with the genre of sweeping melodies and harmonies, cleanly sung passages, and emotive guitar solos.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics ad subjects you have explored so far with the music?

Lyrically, we chose to be free with our ideas and not stick to a single concept. Song inspirations ranging from our favorite horror manga series to the seriousness of profound loss and mental anguishes.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dawn Of Ouroboros'?

Ouroboros is an ancient symbol which can represent infinity. To us, the name represents a cycle, sort of a never ending re-birth. We take what we experience in our lives, all the pain,  all the good , and filter it through our creative lens which results in a musical interpretation of those experiences.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?

To us the visual art theme supports the mood and atmosphere we are trying to convey in our music. There is a sense of underlying classical refinement, but it has been corrupted by years sorrow and darkness.
Another way to explain this could be that we like to create music and art we find beautiful, but has something off or dark in its presentation, imperfect in a way, sort of a harsh beauty. 

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

As a new band, we have only performed live a handful of times. Our most memorable at this point was in support of our friends Crepuscule a very good melodic death metal band. Our stage performance is still a work in progress, but we hope to capture the energy of our sound through a visual performance eventually.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the album is released?

We do have a upcoming tour that is in the works with some notable bands from the western United States. We need to keep the details on that quiet at this time.

8.The album is coming out on 'Rain Without End Records', how did you get in contact with this label?

Through a submission to its parent label Naturmacht Productions. While Naturmacht is more of a traditional black metal label they still had interest in us, but felt the sub-label Rain Without End Records was a better fit for our sound. As its used to support a wider variety of metal genres.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black, death, progressive and post metal?

We seem to have gained support from fans across genres. There is enough diversity and elements from multiple genres that we appeal to a wider fan base.

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?

Chelsea is an active session vocalist whose voice can be found on a number of different bands as a guest. She was also part of the Doom hell choir, which will be featured on the upcoming Doom: Eternal video game.
Tony and Ron both play in a progressive technical metal band called Sentient Ignition, as well as the acclaimed avant-garde black metal band Botanist.
David has his more traditional post black metal project Deliria, of which he is the primary composer.

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

Musically we would just like to refine and develop the sound we will be presenting on our debut "The Art of Morphology" We have already begun composing our second album, and will be including some more experimental elements and unique instruments as well.
 
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

These days we mainly listen to post-black metal, and synthwave of all things. Our influences range from bands such as Alcest, Lantlôs, Heretoir, Kauan, White Ward, to groups like Perturbator, and Gunship

13.Does Occultism play any role in your music?

Any occult symbolism in our music is incidental, and we consider ourselves agnostic in spiritual beliefs.

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

We hope all who listen to what we do enjoy and can take inspiration from our work themselves. Music is a collective effort, constantly being assembled through influences and collaborations across all artistic creations.

https://www.facebook.com/dawnofouroboros
https://dawnofouroboros.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/dawnofouroboros/

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/03/dawn-of-ouroboros-interview.html


Brahmastrika/Excarnastrial Commencination/Dunkelheit Productions/2020 Demo Re-Issue Review

vendredi 6 mars 2020 à 06:55

  Brahmastrika  are  a  duo  from  India  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  dmeo  "Excarnastrial  Commencination"  which  was  re-issued  in  2020  by  Dunkelheit  Productions.

  Harsh  noises  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  spoken  word  samples  also  being  used  briefly  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  some  bestial  growls  also  being  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.

  The  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Tribal  beats  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  shamanistic  and  ritualistic  atmosphere,  tortured  cries  can  also  be  heard briefly.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  black  metal  elements  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  samples  also  making  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  demo,  chants  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  and  the  closing  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  cover  Vedic/Hindu  Mythology,  Occult Rituals,  Blasphemy,  War  and  Perversion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Brahmastrika  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black,  death  metal  and  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Irradiated  Ejaculate  Onto  The  Swasti-Quasar"  and  "Sulphorous    Detonations  Engulf  The  Throne  Of  Elohim".  8/5  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcRAd5gc__E

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/03/brahmastrikaexcarnastrial.html


Drakonis/Blessed By Embers/Hostile Media/2020 CD Review

vendredi 6 mars 2020 à 05:44

  Drakonis  are  a  band  from  Northern  Ireland  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  contemporary  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Blessed  By  Embers" which  will  be  released  in  April  by  Hostile  Media.

  Epic  sounding  keyboards  and  operatic  female  vocals  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  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  whispers  are also  utilized  at  times.

  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  recording while  a  great portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Death  metal  growls  are also added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  along  with  one  tacks  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  album.  Back  up  shouts  can  also  be  heard  on  a  couple  of  songs  as  well  as  some  tribal  drumming  also  being  used  briefly,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  classic  metal  style.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Drakonis  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  contemporary  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Threnody"  "Of  Dusk  And  Of  Pyre"  and  "An  ANthem  of  Ashes".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/drakonisofficial

https://youtu.be/QHs09pdd1Qw   

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/03/drakonisblessed-by-embershostile.html


Glaciation/Ultime Eclat/Osmose Productions/2020 Full Length Review

vendredi 6 mars 2020 à 04:23

  Glaciation  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Ultime  Eclat"  which  was  released  by  Osmose  Productions.

 Field  recordings  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  militant  beats  and  mellotron's  being  used  briefly before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  synths  also  being  added  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.

  The  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts  also being  used  on  a  few  songs,  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Clean  playing  and  classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  one  track  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  nature  sounds.The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  both  old  school  and  modern  influences  along  with  some  tracks  also  adding  in  melodic  vocals  and  choirs  and  the  album  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The production  sounds  very  professional  while the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  eerie  romanticism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Glaciation  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ultime  Eclat"  "Acta  est  Fabula"  and  "Vers  le  zero  absolu".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/W9KdhgZfxaM     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/03/glaciationultime-eclatosmose.html


Whispering Shadows/Salvation Escapist Therapy/2018 Full Length Review

jeudi 5 mars 2020 à 21:20

  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  United  Kingdom's  Whispering  Shadows  which  continues  his depressive  style  of  blackened  funeral  doom  metal  and  the  album  was  self  released  in  2018 and  called  "Salvation  Escapist  Therapy".

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  slower  sections  of  the  music  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  funeral  doom  metal.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  and  atmospheric  style  as  well  as  some  grim  yet  depressive  black  metal  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  keyboards  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording.  Deep  death  growls  are  also  used  briefly  on  one  track  while  clean  vocals  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  and  all  of  the  drum  beats  are  programmed.

  One  some  of  the  tracks  the  black  metal  vocals  also  get  more  high  pitched  as  well  as  one  song  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  album.  Elements  of  post  rock  can  also  be  heard  in  some  part  of  the  recording  along  with  a  couple  of  songs  also  being  instrumentals,  when  synths  are  utilized  briefly  they  also  add in  a  touch  of  dark  ambient  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  slower  musical  direction.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  depression  and  suicide  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Whispering  Shadows  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  depressive  black  and  funeral  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Worthless"  "Eden" and "Suicide  Monologue".  8  out  of  10.

https://whisperingshadows.bandcamp.com/

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/03/whispering-shadowssalvation-escapist.html