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Anal Vomit/Peste Negra, Muerte Negra/Gates Of Hell Records/2015 CD Review

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 21:02

  Anal  Vomit  are  a  band  from  Peru  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Peste  Negra,  Muerte  Negra"  which  will  be  released  in  May.

  A  very  heavy  and  extreme  old  school  metal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  chaotic  guitar  leads  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  once  grim  screams  are  added  into  the  music  the  songs  start  adding  in  more  of  a  raw  South  American  black/death  metal  sound.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  thrash  influences  and  early  90's  extreme  metal  elements  as  well  as  going  back  to  the  more  evil  and  underground  days  of  black  and  death  metal.

  As  the  album  progresses  you  can  also  hear  clean  playing  being  utilized  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  some  songs  also  bring  in  an  early  bestial  and  war  metal  feeling  as  well  as  adding  growls  in  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  there  are  also  a  couple  of  intro's  and  outro's  with  one  of  them  bringing  in  spoken  word  samples  while  the  main  focus  remains  on  a  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black/death  metal  and  some  of  the  alter  songs  are  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  add  a  small  amount  of  melody  onto  the  recording.

  Anal  Vomit  takes  the  most  raw  and  extreme  styles  of  war,  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  combine  them  together  to  create  a  very  heavy,  old  school  and  blasphemous  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  yet  powerful  at  the  same  time  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Spanish  and  English  and  cover  Death,  Satanism,  Demons  and  Violent  Sex  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Anal  Vomit  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  old  school  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  the  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obsessive  Sexual  Slaughter"  "Vengenza  Obscura"  and  "A  Savage  Fornication".  8  out  of  10.       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/03/anal-vomitpeste-negra-muerte-negragates.html


L.A.C.K Interview

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 19:57
 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Acheron – This project was already born in the late 2010 under the moniker of "Anti/Life".
Me and Kjiel ( Eyelessight,Sacrimoon ) decided to start a new musical project,which unfortunately has never caught on.
After several commitments with my current bands,in the late 2014 i've decided to resume all the work left,and start a new project with all the musical experience that I have gained over these years.
I've recorded with the same Kjiel and with the help of Maylord (Keyboards with Dark Haunters ) the first demo “Where everything's gone” ,released some days ago by Depressive Illusions Records in 66 copies.

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

Acheron – Cold,angered and atmospherical black metal,with a lot of post rock/metal influences.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?

Acheron – I usually talk about past experiences,bad moments during my lifetime,but basically L.A.C.K. 's lyrics are based on mentally disturbed people,self-hatred,loneliness and about the fear of being abandoned.

4.You use the name 'Acheron' with this project and a few other bands, do you have an interest in Greek Mythology?

Acheron – Yeah,i like it. I'm not a real expert about,but I have always been fascinated by these legends and mythological tales.

5.I know that the band name is short for Life's Afflictions Can Kill', how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

Acheron – All kind of problems can ruin a man.Those can tire you out,make you lose confidence in yourself and bring you to the end.
This is the meaning of this acronym,all the situations,alle the AFFLICTIONS,even the banal ones,could destroy you phisically or psychologically.

6.With this project you record everything by yourself, how would you compare working solo to working with a full band?

Acheron – From a certain point of view it fits better to work alone for me,cause I can decide how the entire work has to sound from the beginning,without too much trouble during the songwriting.
But don't get me wrong,I work well with a complete line up as well,You've just to find the right balance between those situations.

7.On the demo you did you a Nocturnal Depression cover, what was the decision behind during your own version of one of their songs?

Acheron – I'm huge fan of that French band,this one wants to be my personal tribute to those guys,whom are one of my main inspirations.


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

Acheron – I'm still at the beginning,but with this little work I did,I received several compliments from people from around the world.
Really glad for this,I hope that they will appreciate the next works too...

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that you are a part off?

Acheron – Really good! I'm planning different releases and tour with my other projects,I'm really busy guy at the moment!

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

Acheron – Yeah,sure. I'm currently working on the first full lenght and other releases.
I will start the recording sessions in a couple of months with a new great line up.
You will get some news as soon as possible!

11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Acheron – There are a lot of bands that inspired me the most. At the moment I can quote you Austere,Angest Herre,Psychonaut 4,Eyelessight,Nocturnal Depression,Forgotten Tomb...
I listen a lot of bands and different kind of music nowadays,don't have specific playlist now...

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Acheron – Watching Animes and Movies,reading,football...

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

Acheron – Thanks a lot for this opportunity.
Please listen to L.A.C.K.,our first demo “Where everything's gone” has been released by Depressive Illusions Records days ago,hope you would appreciate my first work.
Thank you guys!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/03/lack-interview.html


Balmog/Necroangels Revelations/BlackSeed Productions/2015 EP Re-Issue Review

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 04:32

  Balmog  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2010  ep  "Necroangels  Revelations"  which  was  re-issued  in  2015  by  BlackSeed  productions.

  A  great  amount  of  distortion  and  reverb  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavy  black  metal  direction  that  is  also  very  raw  and  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  grim  screams  along  with  a  very  old  school  feeling  and  at  times  the  vocals  can  be  very  deep  almost  bordering  on  growls.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  bring  in  even  more  of  a  dark  black  metal  style  to  the  bands  musical  style  and  at  times  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  Gregorian  chants  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  last  track  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  over  9  minutes  long..

  Bammog  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  evil  sounding  the  way  the  genre  is  meant  to  sound,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  seem  to  have  a  concept  to  them  and  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Human  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Balmog  are   a  very  great  sounding  raw,  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Second  Revelation".  8/5  out  of  10.

  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/03/balmognecroangels-revelationsblackseed.html


Nemesis Sopor/Glas/2014 Full Length Album

mardi 3 mars 2015 à 02:21

  Nemesis  Sopor  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  album  "Glas".

   Atmospheric  sounds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  synths  and  after  a  minute  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  darker  direction  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  spoken  word  parts  in  some  of  the  songs  and  they  also  mix  the  heavy  and  atmospheric  parts  together.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  faster  sections  have  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  melody  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  a  melodic  and  atmospheric  black  metal  direction.

As  the  album  progresses  acoustic  guitars  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  use  a  good  mixture  of  both  finger  picking  and  full  chords  along  with  a  brief  instrumental which  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  folk  instruments  before  returning  back  to  vocals  on  the  following  track  and  one  of  the  alter  songs  also  brings  in  deeper  vocals  along  with  the  music  getting  more  heavy,  dark  and  grim.

  Nemesis  Sopor  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric,  epic  and  progressive  while  also  still  having  a  great  amount  of  rawness  and  heaviness,  the  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  mostly  in  German  and  cover  Nature  and  Mankind  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nemesis  Sopor  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Stille  Heimet"  "Weisse  Augen"  and  "Splitter".  8  out  of  10.
    

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/03/nemesis-soporglas2014-full-length-album.html


Torver Interview

lundi 2 mars 2015 à 21:54
1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are a three-piece Pagan Black Metal band from the United Kingdom. If you are a fan of early Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon, Ulver and Emperor this band might be to your liking as we have a good mix of 90's style guitars and vocals, synths, violin and even spoken words and clear vocals in parts.


2. So far you have released a demo and have also been a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?
That's right. We released a demo titled “From Beyond the Abyss” which was punked up, aggressive Black Metal in the vein of Darkthrone and Blodulv. We've also had the same four tracks put on a split cassette with Funeral Path which was released on Mordgrimm Records. But on the latest split release we've done with Arcane North, our material is very different as we've dropped the punked up Black Metal sound and gone in a new direction, creating more atmospheric sounding Black Metal which to me is sounding a lot more mature, fresh and unique compared to our early material.


3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
At first we wrote about anti-religion, occultism and demonology, but with Nicholas taking over lyric duties we've gone over to the more spiritual side of Paganism which is very suiting to this band.


4. Originally the band was called 'Sitri', what was the decision behind the name change?
Sitri didn't feel right as a band, but it also turned out there was also another Black Metal band from the US called Sitri, so I thought I'd re-name the band with something more original sounding and that's when I came across the name Torver.

5. I know that the name 'Torver' means a hamlet in Cumbria, can you tell us a little bit more about why you picked this is a band name?
Well, I was out walking with my friend in the countryside and we were on our way to Coniston, we walked through Torver during our travel and we started to joke about how Torver sounded like a Black Metal name. I decided to look into the name Torver and it turned out Torver was once a resting place where the Norse Vikings would go to settle down after getting tired of pillaging, so this seemed very suiting for the band and that's when I decided on the name change.


6. Has the band done any live shows or has this strictly been a studio project so far?
No, this is strictly a studio project and will most likely stay that way sadly, as myself, Azrael and Nicholas live in very distant parts of the UK, so the chances of us playing live are very slim.

7. Recently you were a part of a split with 'Arcane North', what are your thoughts on the other band that have participated on the split?
I've always been a supporter of Arcane North and I am good friends with William, he's been sending me over rough mixes of the Arcane North material since he spoke to me about putting the project together. I'm a massive fan of his work and it's been a real honour working with him.

8. The split was released on Blackwood Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Blackwood Productions is a small DIY label started up by myself and Steven, we originally put the label together just to release this split, but since starting the label we have decided to make something of it and release other bands. We both have great ideas so it's going to be interesting to see what we do next.

9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
So far the feedback has been great and we've had some really positive comments said about our new songs, so I'm pretty pleased with it.

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 off?
I've currently been recording new material with my other projects Helvellyn and Skiddaw and I've also got a few gigs lined up this year with Ulfarr. Azrael is currently working on his band Heathen Deity and I believe Nicholas has been in the studio with Aklash recording material for their next release, which should be fantastic!

11. When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
You can expect a full length album hopefully at some point this year as we're currently working on new material. I haven't really thought that far ahead to be honest, but I'd just be happy if we manage to get all our songs released on vinyl and cassette and keep creating music together for as long as we can. Whatever else comes along will be a bonus I guess.


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?
My main influences are Darkthrone, Mare, Mayhem and Gorgoroth as I'm a massive fan of 90's sounding Scandinavian Black Metal. I've been listening to a lot of Taake, early Satyricon, Mysticum, Motorhead and Iron Maiden at the moment and right now I'm listening to UK Black Metal band  Wreodan Healh, check them out if you are a fan of really early Dimmu Borgir, For All Tid era.

13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
I'd like to say thank you to everyone who has supported Torver and picked up a copy of our new release “From Moonrise to Moonset” and I'd like to thank your good self for taking the time to talk about Torver.

Dominus.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/03/torver-interview.html