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Blackosh/Rvouci Vichry/Eternal Death/2017 EP Review

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 06:20

  Blackosh  are  a  duo  from  the  Czech  Republic  that  plays  a  very  satanic  and  occult  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "Rvouchi  Vichry"  which  will  be  released in  May  by  Eternal  Death.

  Grim  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  dark,  heavy  yet  melodic  guitar  riffing  starts  off  the  ep  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  along  with  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences.

  Throughout  this  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  black  metal  styles  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful  and  clean  singing  is  also  used  briefly  and  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and fast  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  avant  garde  elements.

  Blackosh  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  is  very  traditional,   raw  and  melodic  while  not  being  afraid  to  be  different,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  bands  native  tongue  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Evil  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blackosh  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Kult  Latrin".  8  out  of  10.


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/blackoshrvouci-vichryeternal-death2017.html


Atrexial/Souverain/Godz Of War Productions/2017 CD Review

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 05:55

  Atrexial  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  an occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Souverain"  which  will  be  released  in  May  by  Godz  Of  War  Productions.

  Atmospheric  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  album  brining  in  the  atmosphere  of  a  horror  movie  and  after  the  intro  the  music  starts getting  more  heavier  and  melodic  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  A  great  amount  of  death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  black  metal  feeling  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sounding  very  powerful.

 Spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  briefly  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  the  songs  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  blackened  death  metal  elements  and  synths  also  make  a  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  movie  samples,  acoustic  and  slide  guitars  and  a  couple  of  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  introduces  stringed  instruments  on  the  recording  and  there  is  also  a  piano  instrumental  later  on  during  the  album  before  returning back  to  a  heavier  direction  while  also  getting  more  experimental.

  Atrexial  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  a  modern  style  of  occult  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  death  metal  along  with  some  experimental  elements  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Atrexial  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Under  The  Scourge  Of  Lamashtu"  "Illuminatur"  "Shadows  Over  Nephilim  Throne"  and  "Souverain".  8/5  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/atrexialsouveraingodz-of-war.html


Viranesir/Satanic Mosque/Merdumgiriz/2017 Full Length Review

jeudi 20 avril 2017 à 04:21

  Turkey's  Viranesir  have  returned  with  a  new  recording t hat  moves  away  from  the  experimental  black  metal  sound  that  they  are  known  for  and  goes  for  a  very  offensive  and  politically  incorrect  style  of  hip  hop  on  this  recording  and  this  is  a review  of  their  2017  album  "Satanic  Mosque"  which  was  released  by  Merdumgiriz.


  Dark  sounding  ambient  style  synths  and spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  r  &  b  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  more  of  a  hip  direction  which  includes  rap  style  vocals  that  also  add  in  a  grim  touch  of  black  metal  at  times  along  with  the  bests  being  programmed  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  melodic  and  ritualistic  chanting and  one  of  the  tracks  is very  long  and  epic  in length.

  Viranesir  plays  a  style  of hip hop  and rap  that  is  very  politically  incorrect  and  funny  while  only  having  a  small  touch  of  black  metal,  the production  sounds  very  dark  while the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Anti  Islam,  Politically  Incorrect  and  Anti  Black  Metal  Poser  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  a  decent  attempt  at  hip  hop  by  Viranesir  and  while  most  black  metal  fans  would  hate  this  album,  I  can  see  it  appealing  to  the  more  open  minded  people  that  are  looking  for  something  that  is  very  offensive  and  antifa  and  other  hard  left  wingers  will  still  hate  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Worthless  Bitches  and  Turkish  Mob  Life"  and  "Trailblazer  Trickster".  7  out  of  10.

 

   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/viranesirsatanic-mosquemerdumgiriz2017.html


Abkehr/In Asche/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2017 EP Review

mercredi 19 avril 2017 à 04:26

  Abkehr  are  a  duo  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  depressive form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "In  Asche"  which  was  released  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.

  Ambient  style soundscapes  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  drones  before  going  into a   very  fast  and  raw  black  metal  direction  along  with  a  great  mixture  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  vocals a re  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  synths  are  also  mix  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music.

  Throughout  the  recording  there  is  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  decent  amount  of melody  and  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  both  clean  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  melodic  guitar  leads  are  also  utilized  at  times while  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  depressive  elements.

  Abkehr  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  depressive  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  hopelessness,  evil  and  alienation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Abkehr  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "II"  and  "IV".  8  out  of  10.

 

 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/abkehrin-aschesentient-ruin.html


Funeral Baptism Interview

mercredi 19 avril 2017 à 03:45
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The Band was formed by Damian, guitarist and main composer back in 2014 in Argentina. After moving to Bucharest Romania we started jamming and decided to restart this project. We initially experimented with different concepts and sounds but eventually settled to what you can hear on the "Gate" ep.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
So far our sound is shaping ups quite traditional. Since we like many the old school back metal bands of the nineties , its no surprise that a large part of our sound will be inspired by such acts. We do however like to add a bit of influence from other genres and bands that we like which are unrelated to that musical genre. For the future we keep our options open, maybe the one ep or album will be more experimental while another will end being old school black metal worship.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Whatever dark things come to mind: religion and anti-religion, philosophy, literature, historical events, occultism.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Funeral Baptism'?
As far as I understood it just sounded right to Damian. I never honestly questioned its symbolism. It can conjure up some interesting mental pictures, now that you mentioned it.

5.The band members live in both Romania and Argentina, how does this workout in the recording process?
Right now we both live in Bucharest so the recording for our latest EP was pretty easy and straightforward. We managed to establish some strong ties with a producer with whom we keep in touch often. You could say there is a constant feedback between us, of which we are very pleased.

6.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Actually we sought and got the attention of a local record label named Loud Rage Music. We were following their work and we plan to release our first full length album with their help. So far things are shaping up well, and we expect to release it later during the current year.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
The feedback was really pleasant, actually we were a little surprised of the such messages we received from black metal fans and general metal fans alike. 

8.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Later during this year (2017). The album will have a bit more variety, you can expect some more elaborate compositions but with the same raw black metal edge we enjoy.

9.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?
For Funeral Baptism as a band I think Marduk, Mayhem and Inquisition are the greatest influence. Bathory and Endstile come very close too.
Nowdays I listen to pretty much whatever I feel like, from Doomsword to Enslaved, Omega, Tribulation to bay area thrashers, Forbidden.
Both me and Damian have a varied playlist as far as I can say.

10.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
The Occult does play a role in what we do since I've been into this for some time. I still study religions, philosophies and magickal systems and practices and its really fascinating what the human mind can create.
When it comes to Satanism, it really depends what your personal definition of Satanism is. For a hard boiled fanatical Christian, everything that doesn't conform to religious dogma IS Satanism, some other of my self styled satanic acquaintances would have a very different opinion and most of the times they wouldn't agree to what is satanic and what isn't.
From an outsider's perspective, you could say that we have Satanic themes, maybe because we champion the development of the individual above all else. And sometimes in order to better yourself and to do what is right for yourself or for the ones you want to help, you have to embrace some of your demons in order to become stronger. As long as we do not step into the darkness we do not attain wisdom or true meaning to our existence.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
History, philosophy, literature. Good food and drink to feed the body on our journey into oblivion.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We thank you for checking us out and for giving us the opportunity of this interview and we promise to come back with some more dark music. Hails!

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2017/04/funeral-baptism-interview.html