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Govor Interview

lundi 25 novembre 2013 à 05:47
 1. For those that have never heard of you before can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

This is the first elaborate interpretation of Satan. In difference to the theological and archetypical this is a materialist interpretation. The demo and essay will not leave you indifferent. 

2. How would you describe the musical sound that is present on the demo?

Fiery and dark, second wave of black metal with a southern flavor. There are symphonic elements, Middle Eastern instruments, Balkan rhythms and choirs instead of screaming vocals. Guitars are mostly raw and fast, but also with echo effect and clean with shimmering cave effect. There is also a lot of clean solo bass and bass effects that sound like completely separate instruments. For more, read the reviews, or just download the music.

3. The music is all instrumental, are there any plans in the future to use vocals?

I’m glad you asked this question because the vocals are actually there. Even my Croatian speaking friends and reviewers had problems hearing the words in the choirs. Now I have to answer why it sounds all instrumental? I used vocoder in mixing my voice with the virtual choir. If you miss the pitch even slightly it will create artifacts. So, the frequencies that give clarity to vocals are the same frequencies that I needed to mute (because of the artifacts). The plan is the real choir or some effective alternative. 

4. Can you tell us a little bit about the concept of the demo?

The main concept is Lucifer as a fire god. Lyrics on the back are retelling of Satan myth. Here are translations of the song names to get a picture: the myth of the night, battle in heavens, master of darkness, the fourth element, burnt offering, selfignition and enlightenment. The essay tells more about the concept.   

5. Before writing out the questions I read the essay that was presented on the website and it was well researched, can you tell us a little bit more about the time you put in studying and researching for the essay?

Well, after eight hour workday, after all obligations fulfilled, any time left I used for studying and researching. This project took me two years, but if I made it faster the quality would suffer. 

6. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Govor?

Govor means speech in Croatian. In the beginning there was the word and the word was terror.

7. Currently the musical project is all solo, are you planning on forming a line up in the future or do you choose to remain solo?

There is nothing better than working with artists who share the same vision and passion. Solo projects are the evidence of this rarity. Misanthropy is the evidence of immature dealing with the disappointment.  

8. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

I have received some offers but I plan to get a line up first. 

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

I’m afraid that people who supported me didn’t understand a thing. If black metal fans don’t find it upsetting then what is the point of black metal? Comfort? 




10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to 
nowadays?

Immortal’s Sons of Northern Darkness and Dimmu Borgir’s Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia are the first two black metal albums I got. Everything influenced me, from folk over punk and classical to jazz.  

Last thing I was researching is the millenarian inspiration in art and Dvorak’s New World Symphony came to my mind.  There is a version on Youtube with an electrifying conduction by Gustavo Dudamel of The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. It was Birthday concert for Pope Benedict XVI. The camera made a move to contrast Dudamel’s dance and Benedict’s sitting; like behind the purifying violence there is the calm Christian soul.

11. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

I’m working on a symphonic poem that will include rock instruments among the classical instruments.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

I’m reading about African mythology and Jewish history to understand our cultural ancestry; watching American documentary movies to understand ideology; and celebrating technical-god-like superiority of our species by playing fetch with my domesticated wolf.  

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview? 

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) movie trailer a Russian tells American CIA agent: “You Americans like to think of yourself as direct, perhaps you are just rude.” Agent replies: “Perhaps you are just touchy.” I would say to you the opposite: “You like to think of yourself as polite, indirect interviewer, perhaps you are just boring.” And then you answer: “Perhaps you are just an idiot who doesn’t understand the form of the interview. It is up to you to make it interesting”. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/govor-interview.html


Patrons Of The Rotting Gate/The Rose Coil/The Path Less Traveled Records/2013 CD Review

lundi 25 novembre 2013 à 05:35

  Patrons  Of  the  Rotting  Gate  are  a  1  man  band  from  Northern  Ireland  that  plays  a  progressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2013  album  "The  Rose  Coil"  which  was  released  by  the  Path  Less  Traveled  Records.

  "Tri  Tvare"  which  is  the  intro  for  the  album  opens  up  with  distorted  guitar  riffs  and  is  only  a  minute  and  a  half  long.

  "Tri  Zaveti"  which  is  also  the  first  official  song  on  the  album  begins  with  heavy  and  fast  black  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  also  utilizes  some  progressive  and  technical  elements  as  well  as  some  melody  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  a  few  seconds  later  before  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts,  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Carnassial"  opens  up  with  heavy  guitar riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  guitars  start  utilizing  some  melody  as  well  as  deep  growls  kick  in  along  with  black  metal  screams,  halfway  through  the  song   the music  gets  a  lot  faster  along  with  some blast  beats  as  well  as  atmospheric  synths  in  the  background  before  slowing  down  again  which  also  leads  to  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos and  leads  before  the  end  of  the  song.

  "Secrets  in  The  Soul"  begins with  drum  beats  and  bass guitars  as  well  as  some  clean  guitar  playing  as  well  as  some  synths  and  you  can  also  hear  heavy  melodic  guitar  riffs  in  the  background  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  melodic  vocals.

  "Pride  Of  Descent"  starts  off  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  blast  beats  from the  drums  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  a  few  seconds  alter  black  metal  screams  and  guitar  leads  make  their  way  into  the  song  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  the  music  goes  into  a  slower  direction  before  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  sections  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  death  metal  growls.

  "Chest  Of  Light"  kicks  in  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  technical  and  progressive  elements  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  melody  and  you  can  also  hear  bass  guitars  before  grim  black  metal  screams  start  to  kick  in,  halfway  through  the  song  you  can  hear  doom  metal  influences  and  deep  death  metal  growls.

  "Clandestine  Fractures"  comes  in  with  heavy  and  melodic  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  drums  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  which  also  leads  to  black  metal  screams  kicking  in  which  also  leads  to  the  music  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  bringing  in  death  metal  growls  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing.

  "A  Perfect  Suicide"  brings  its  way  in  with  psychedelic  synths  and  experimental sounds  before  adding  in  drums,  bass  and  melodic  guitar  leads  and  a  few  seconds  alter  melodic  clean  singing  vocals  kick  in  before  evolving  into  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  hear  acoustic  guitars  in  the  background  before  going  into  a  more  fast  and  heavy  direction  as  well  as  utilizing  blast  beats  and  then  the  song  starts  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  which  also  leads  to  a  small  amount  of  guitar  solos  and  leads,  halfway  through  the  song  death  metal  growls  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  are  added  in.

  "His  Crimson  Painting"  which  is  also  and  instrumental  opens  up  with  soft  synth  playing  and  is  under  2  minutes.

  "Off  All  Eyes"  another  instrumental  kicks  in  with  distorted  synths  and  sound  effects  and  is  also  under  2  minutes.  

  "The  Battle  Of  Chamdo"  which  is  also  a  Gorguts  cover  begins  with  heavy  and  technical  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  a  few  seconds  alter  bass,  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  also  kick  in  for  a  few  seconds  and  then  going  into  a  slower  direction  as  well  as  adding in  synths  which  also  leads  to  guitar  leads  as  well  as  the  song  alternating  between  fast  and  slow  parts.  

  "Caress  Of  Vines"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  album  as  well  as  an  Orgone  cover  opens  up  with  soft  synth  playing  and  a  minute  later  drums,  bass  and  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  kick  in  which  also  leads  up  to  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  as  well  as  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Patrons  Of  The  Rotting  Gate"  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tri  Zaveti"  "Pride  Of  Descent"  "Clandestine  Fractures"  and  "A  Perfect  Suicide".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.             

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/patrons-of-rotting-gatethe-rose-coilthe.html


Blackdeath/Phobos/Heidens Hart/2013 CD Review

lundi 25 novembre 2013 à 03:43

  Blackdeath  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  has  a  history  that  dates  back  to  the  mid  90's  with  a  musical  style  i  would  describe  as  being  a  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Phobos"  which  was  released  by  Heidens  Hart.

  "Der  Lutze  Untergang"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  grim  black  metal  screams,  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  music  speeds  up  along  with  some  blast  beats  which  also  leads  to  a  small  amount  of  clean  singing  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized.

  "Fauler  Geruch"  begins  with  grim  vocals,  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song  and  you  can  also h ear  bass  guitars  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  and  as  time  goes  on  by  the  guitar  riffing  gets  more  melodic.

  "Also  Sprach  Schopfer-Psychopath"  opens  up  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  grim  black  metal  vocals  a  few  seconds  later and  a  few  seconds  later  the  vocals  also  utilize  some  clean  singing  as  well  as  bringing  in  guitar  leads  for  a  few  seconds  and  towards  the  end  guitar  leads  make  a  return  along  with  some  blast  beats  from  the  drums.

  "Lucifer  Rising"  kicks  in  with  fast,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats  from t he  drums  and  grim  screams  before  alternating  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  bringing  in  guitar  solos  and  leads  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  at  times  you  can  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background,  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  spoken  words  being  utilized  and  towards  the  end  there  are  also  clean  vocals  being  used  for  a  few  seconds.

  "Sehnsucht  Nach  Meiner  Heimat  Saturn"  starts  up  with  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  grim  screams  and  a  few  seconds  later  bass  guitars  kick  in  along  with  the  guitar  riffing  getting  more  melodic  which  also  leads  up  to  a  small  us e of  getting  solos  and  leads  and  halfway  through  the  song  fast  guitars  and  blast  beats  start  becoming  a  part  of  the  song before  slowing  down  and  adding  in  melodic  vocals.

  "Das  Zahnefletschen  des  Engels  (Phobos)"  come in  with  fast  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  as  well  as  drums  before  alternating  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  a  minute  later  grim  screams  become  a  part  of  the  song  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  melodic  singing  before  adding  in  guitar  solos  and  leads  which  also  leads  to  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.

  "Die  ersten  Froste  im  Paradies"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  album  opens  up  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  evolve  into  black  metal  screams  and  a  few  seconds  later  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song,  in  addition  you  can  hear  bass  guitars  in  the  background  before  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  melodic  clean  singing.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian  and  violent  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Blackdeath  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  modern  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  enjoy  this  recording.  RECOMMNDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Der  Lutze  Untergang"  "Lucifer  Rising"  and  "Das  Zahnefletschen  des  Engels  (Phobos)".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.         

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/blackdeathphobosheidens-hart2013-cd.html


Mrakobesie/The Beast/Trinity Productions/2006 Demo Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2013 à 08:13

  Mrakobesie  are  a  band  from  Russia  that  plays  a  raw,  satanic  and  communist  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2006  demo  "The  Beast".

    "The  Eye  Of  Typhoon"  which  is  also  the  first  song  on  the  demo  opens  up  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  black  metal  screams  kick  in  and  the  music  goes  into  a  rawer  direction  and  after  awhile  their  is  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  some  deep  demonic  growls  along  with  a  few  seconds  of  synths  before  getting  heavy  again.

  "Dead  Forest"  begins  with  dark sounding  synths  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  black  metal  screams  kick  in  along  with  some  folk  music  elements  and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  whispers  before  getting  heavy  again.

  "The  Necromancer"  opens  up  with  drums  and  dark  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  later  grim  screams  come  in with  the  music  getting  more  raw  and  fast  along  with  loud  drum  noises  and  melodic  guitar  riffing, after  a  couple  of  minutes  the  music  slows  down  and  you  can  hear  the  bass  guitars  along  with  some  guitar  leads  and  demonic  growls  before  returning  to  a  faster  direction.

  "The  Beast"  which  is  also  the  title  track  opens  up  with  drum  beats  and  raw  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  and  then  going  into  a  fast  direction before  the high  pitched  screams  kick  in  and  then  the  music  starts  to  alternate  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  deep  demonic  vocals.

  "Christian  Whore"  kicks  in  with  sex  noises  before  the  raw  guitar  and  bass  riffs  come  in  along  with  some  drums  and  a  small  amount  of  demonic  vocals  and  a  few  seconds  later  blast  beats  start  to  kick  in  and  a  minute  later  grim  screams  are  added  into  the  song.

  "Dreams  Of  A  Black  Sainthood"  comes  in  with  sound  effects  and  a  few  seconds  later  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  drums  and  black  metal  screams  kick  in  and  a  couple  of  minutes  there  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads  being  utilized  and  the  song  closes  with  the  sound  effects.

  "Kohhoapmencknn  Mapw"  hits  it  off  with  distorted  guitar  sounds  along  with  drums  before  adding  in  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  black  metal  screams  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chanting  being  utilized.

  "Katnewya"  which  is  also  the  last  song  on  the  demo  begins  with  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  that  has  a  folk  music  feeling  to  it  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  black  metal  screams  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads  being  utilized.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Anti  Christian  and  Communism  themes,  while t he  production  has  a  very  raw  and  primitive  sound  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  o  on  this  recording  along  with  one  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Mrakobesia  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  satanic,  communist  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Eye  Of  Typhoon"  "The  Necromancer"  and  "Dreams  Of  A  Black  Sainthood".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.          

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/mrakobesiethe-beasttrinity.html


Profecium/Socialismo Satanico/1997 CD Review

dimanche 24 novembre 2013 à 05:57

  Profecium  are  a  band  from  Argentina  that  plays  a  satanic  and  communist  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  1997  album  "Socialismo  Satanico".

  "Declaracion  de  Principios"  which  is  the  intro  for  the  album  opens  up  with  dark  sounding  atmospheric  synths  before  adding  in  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  spoken  word  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  acoustic  guitars  in  the  background.

  "Dios  Explotador"  which  is  also  the  first  real  song  on  the  album  begins  with  a  mixture  of  heavy  and  acoustic  guitars  before  adding  in  drums  and  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  some  clean  singing  mixed  down  low  in  the  background  and  a  minute  later  it  speeds  up  a  bit  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.

  "Proleterios  Unidos"  opens  up  with  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  before  adding  in  heavier  guitars  and  black  metal  screams  and  a  minute  later  there  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic  guitar  leads  and  the  song  sticks  to  a  mid  paced  direction.

  "El  Lamento  De  Sus  Mujures"  begins  with  drum  beats  before  adding  in  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  and  bass  riffs  as  well  as  some  drums  and  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  elements  of  punk  in  the  song  and  after  awhile  a  small  amount  of  synths  and  blast  beats  make  their  way  into  the  song,  halfway  through  the  song  the  heaviness  stops  for  awhile  and  clean  guitars  along  with  spoken  word  parts  kick  in  while  also  keeping  around  the  black  metal vocals  and  then  getting  heavy  again.

  "Cruz  Fascista"  kicks  in  with  soft  and  clean  guitar  playing  along  with  some  bass  guitars  before  adding  in  drums,  synths  and  spoken  word  parts  and  a  minute  later  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  black  metal  screams  kick  in  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  before  returning  to  a  slower  direction.

  "Terrorismo  De  Estado"  starts  up  with  raw  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  drums  and  grim  screams  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  and  the  song  is  very  short  and  under  2  minutes.

  "Socialismo Satanico"  which  is  also  the  title  track  of  the  album  opens  up  with  slow  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  synths  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  a  few  seconds  later  as  well  as  bringing  in  black  metal  screams  and  after  awhile  there  is  a  brief  use  of  deep  death  metal  growls  and  then  the  bass  guitars  get  more  powerful  as  well  as  the  song  going  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.

  "En  El  Nombre  De  la  Sangre"  hits  it  off  with  raw  black  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  drums  and  synths  being  adding  in  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  a  minute  later  the  music  goes  into  a  slower  direction  and  towards  to  the  end  it  returns  to  being  fast  again.

  "Impalando  Burgueses"  makes  its  way  in  with  soft  and  clean  guitar  playing  along  with  clean  singing  in  the  background  and  then  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  synths  kick  in  as  well  as  bass  and  spoken  word  parts  and  halfway  through  the  song  black  metal  vocals  finally  start  to  kick  in  and  towards  the  end  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats.

  "Inkisidor  Imperial"  is  introduced  with  heavy  thrash  influenced  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  black  metal  screams  and  then  the  song  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  for  awhile  but  returns  back  to  the  thrash  influences  towards  the  end.

  "Blackers  Facistas"  which  is  the  outro  for  the  album  begins  with  dark sounding  synths  and  grim  black  metal  vocals  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  samples  and  you  can  hear  clean  guitars  in  the  background.

  Song  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  Satanism,  Black  Arts,  Communist  and  Anti  Fascist  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  album.

  In  my  opinion  Profecium  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  and  communist  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dios  Explotador"  "Cruz  Fascista"  "Socialismo Satanico"  and  "Inkisidor  Imperial".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

     

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2013/11/profeciumsocialismo-satanico1997-cd.html