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Batushka/Litourgiya/Witching Hour Productions/205 CD Review

mercredi 16 décembre 2015 à 04:04

  Batushka  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  this is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Litourgiya"  which  was  released  by  Witching  Hour  Productions.

  Folk  instruments  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  clean  singing  chanting  vocals  a  few  seconds  later  that  also  takes  the  music  into  a  very  dark  and  heavy  doom  metal  direction  that  also  utilizes  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  at  times  and  also  brings  in  black  metal screams.

  When t he  music  speeds  up  it  brings  in  more  of  a  raw  style  of  black  metal  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  also  hear  a  touch  of  post  metal  in  the  bands  musical  style  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

    At  times  the  music  also  sounds  very  ritualistic  and  occult  and  they  also  mix  in  a  great  amount  of  avant  garde  elements  throughout the  recording  while  some  tracks  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  long  and  epic  in  length  and  there  is  also  a  great  amount  of  diversity  to  be  heard  throughout  the  recording.

  Batushka  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  and  doom  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  Slavonic  Old  Church  chants  to create  a  musical  style  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Polish  and  cover  blasphemous  themes.

  In  my opinion  Batushka  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Yekteniya  2"  "5"  and  "7'.  8  out  of  10.

 


Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/batushkalitourgiyawitching-hour.html


Solus/Vrag/Awakening Of ThE Hungarian Witch Woods/Fekete Terror productions/Neverheard Distro/2015 Cassette Re-Issue Review

mardi 15 décembre 2015 à 23:33

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Hungary's  Solus  and  Vrag  called  "Awakening  Of  the  Hungarian  Witch  Woods"  which  was  originally  released  in  2013  and  re-issued  in  2015  as  a  joint  effort  between  Fekete  Terror  Productions  and  Neveheard  Distro  and  we  will  start  off  the  split with  Solus  a  solo  project  that  has  had  some  of  his  music  reviewed  before  by  this  zine  and plays an ambient  form  of  black  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  ambient  sound  that  is  done  by  synths  and  starts  mixing  in  with  more  of  a  raw style  of  black  metal  that  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  grim  screams  and  all  of  his  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Some  of  the  riffs  also  utilize  melodies  at  times  and  one  the  second  track  the  music  speeds  up  a  bit  and  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  bringing  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  and  their  is  also  a   cover  of  Marblelog's  "Uttalan  Utakon"  while  on  the  last  song he  teams  up  with  Vrag,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in Hungarian  and  cover  nature,  philosophy  and  death.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Solus  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  ambient  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eltemetze"  and  "Velunk  Er  Veget".

  Next  up  is Vrag  a  solo  project  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  black  metal.

  His  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  nature  sounds  and  after  a  few  seconds  the  music  starts  adding  in  more  of  a  raw  yet  melodic  black  metal  sound  along with  some  solos  and  leads  that  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  you  can  also  hear  a  very  modern  atmospheric style  being  brought  into  the  song  structures.

   When  vocals  are  brought  into  the  music  they  are  grim  black  metal  screams  and  both  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  also  remain  true  to  a  very  slow  musical  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  dark   and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover  darkness,  nature  and  mysticism.

  In  my  opinion  Vrag  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you should  check  out  his  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Avarlelek  1".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  to  all  fans  of  ambient  and  atmospheric  black metal.  8  out  of  10.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/solusvragawakening-of-hungarian-witch.html


Hell Icon/Princeps Daemonum/Icono Infernorum Et Daemonium Malevoli/Fekete Terror Productions/Villaemush Rex2015 Split Cassette Review

mardi 15 décembre 2015 à 22:10

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Netherlands's   Hell  Icon  and  Hungary's  Princeps  Daemonum  called  "Princeps Daemonum/Icono Infernorum Et Daemonium Malevoli"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Fekete  Terror  Productions  and  Villaemush  Rex  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Hell  Icon  a  band  that  plays  a  very   ritualistic  form  of  satanic  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  distorted  guitar  sound  and  primitive  leads  and  solos  before  adding  in  drum  beats  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  that  also  use  a  small  amount  of  suicidal  cries  and  the  first  track  sounds  very  tribal  and  ritualistic  and  after  awhile  the  guitar  riffs  start  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  melody  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  a  very  slow musical  direction,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Devil  Worship  and  Occultism  themes.

   In  my  opinion  Hell  Icon  are  a  very  great  sounding  ritualistic  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Siscipe  Deprecationem  Nostram".

  Next  up  is  Princeps  Daemonum  a  band  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  satanic  black  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  heavy  guitar  sound  and  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  deep  growls  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  demonic  laughter  and  after  awhile  the  music  speeds  up  and  brings  in  a  more  raw  style  of  the  genre  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  you  can  also  hear  some  morbid  sounding  melodies  in  the  guitar  riffing  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  horror,  Satanism  and  Invocation  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Princeps  Daemonum  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Aeria  Deiecta".  8  out  of 10.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  satanic  black  metal.  8  out  of  10.   

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/hell-iconprinceps-daemonumicono.html


Ygfan/Kod/Fekete Terror/2015 Cassette Review

mardi 15 décembre 2015 à 21:08

  Ygfan  are  a  band  from  Hungary  that  plays  post  black  metal  and  this  is a  review  of  their 2015  ep  "Kod" which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Fekete  Terror.

  Nature sounds start  off  the  ep  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  music  starts  getting  more  dark,  melodic  and  heavy and  also  mixes  in  clean  playing  and  post metal  style  guitar  solos  and  leads  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recordng.

  Clean  singing  can  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  songs  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  at  times  the  music  can  be  very  progressive  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  part  parts  and  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  modern  atmospheric  black  metal  elements  in  the  bands  musical   style  and  all  of  the  tracks  stick  to  a  very  slow  musical  direction.

  Ygfan  plays  a  style  of  post  black  metal  that  also  mixes  in  progressive  and  atmospheric  elements  to  make  the  songs  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Hungarian  and  cover  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ygfan  are  a  very  great  sounding  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I"  and  "III".  8  out  of  10.



 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/ygfankodfekete-terror2015-cassette.html


X PUS Interview

mardi 15 décembre 2015 à 18:10

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

OURS IS A BAND DEVOTED TO PURE AND TRUE EXTREME SOUND, WE TRY TO MIX UP THE GENRES WE'VE LOVED MOST: DEATH,BLACK AND WAR METAL...I OBVIOUSLY MEAN 
"OLD SCHOOL MENTALITY". HUGE SOUNDS, CLEAN VOCALS AND ALL SORTS OF BULLSHIT THAT HAVE POLLUTED A MUSIC ONLY INTENDED FOR FEW PEOPLE WON'T FIND ANY SPACE
IN OUR SONGS. ONLY DARKNESS AND BLAPHEMY.



2.So far you have released a promo and a full length album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

PRIMAEVAL, RAW, BLACK AND BLASPHEMOUS. IN A FEW WORDS:"DEATH SMELLING BLACK METAL SOUND"!



3.Your lyrics cover some satanic, anti christian and occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics?

YEAH, OUR LYRICS VARY FROM A "PERSONAL" POINT OF VIEW ABOUT SATANISM TO ITS MORE CLASSIC AS IT IS IN "LEFT-HAND PATH", FOR EXAMPLE. THE SAME GOES FOR THE 
ANTICHRISTIAN LYRICS: IN THIS CASE AS WELL, THEY CAN FOCUS UPON CRITICISM AROUSING FROM PERSONAL IDEAS OR, SIMPLY, HISTORICAL ISSUES. VERY
LITTLE STUDYING IS NEEDED TO GET HOW AWFUL CHRISTENDOM IS. BESIDES THESE LINES, I FREQUENTLY WRITE ABOUT DEATH, MINE IN PARTICULAR, WHICH IS AN ISSUE 
THAT I FEEL MUCH CLOSE TO.


4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'X PUS'?

"X" MEANS "UNKNOW" WHILE "PUS" MEANS "INFECTION".
UNKNOW INFECTION = CHRISTIANITY,
DESPITE BEING THE WORST CANCER AND AFTER ALL THE CRIME COMMITTED (IN THE PAST AND PRESENT), 
FOR MOST PEOPLE, EVEN TODAY IN 2015/2016 IT IS A POSITIVE THING; IS THE "PATH",
SO HERE'S WHY: XPUS = UNKNOW INFECTION = CHRISTIANITY.



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

BEING OURSELVES A CLOSELY NEWBORN BAND, OUR ATTENTION AND TIME AS WELL HAVE BEEN FOCUSED UPON THE COMPOSITION OF THE DEBUT ALBUM AND WE'VE HAD VERY 
FEW GIGS. OF COURSE WE'LL BE CONCENTRATING OUR NEXT EFFORTS ON THAT, WE''RE JUST PLANNING OUR NEXT MOVES...AND IF THINGS GO IN THE RIGHT WAY WE'LL
HAVE SOME GREAT FUN!


6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

WE'RE PLANNING BOTH THINGS.



7.Most of the band members have a history that goes back to the 90's, do you feel extreme metal has changed quite a bit since the second wave era?

ABSOLUTELY THINGS WORSENED. YOU SEE, I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO EXTREME METAL SINCE I WAS 15 AND AT THAT TIME THEY POINTED AT YOU AS A FOOL, MUSICALLY
INCOMPETENT. ONE YOU SHOULD HAVE BETTER AVOIDED TALKING TO. AND ALL BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT BLACK AND DEATH METAL STOOD UP WITH THEIR WELL-DISTINCT 
PERSONALITY, THEY SMELT OF DEATH AND WERE SELECTIVE GENRES. THEN THE "MASSES" PUT THEIR FILTHY HANDS ON 'EM, AND TURNED 'EM INTO FREAK-LIKE STUFF
FILLED WITH ALL SORTS OF BULLSHIT! WE'RE GLAD THAT PART OF THE UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT HAS BEEN CLEANSING ITSELF THROUGH THESE LAST FEW YEARS,
WAR METAL TODAY GATHERS AND EXPRESSES BLACK & DEATH METAL HERITAGE. HOPE IT LASTS. 
 


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

TOO EARLY TO STATE THAT, WE'VE HAD SOME FEEDBACKS, ALL OF THEM WERE GOOD BUT WE STILL CANNOT MAKE STATISTICS OUT OF IT."SANCTUS DOMINUS DEUS SABAOTH"
HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED IN ITALY, RUSSIA AND JAPAN UP TIL NOW.IN THE U.S., IN EUROPE AND IN THE REST OF THE WORLD IT WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON.
WE MAKE MUSIC WITH OUR SOULS AND GUTS, I THINK THAT THOUSE WHO'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND WILL UNDERSTAND. FUCK THE REST.



9.Are any of the band members involved with any other bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening 
to nowadays?

ALL THAT HAS TO DO WITH TRUE THRASH, DEATH, BLACK AND WAR METAL HAS INFLUENCED ME AND STILL DOES. NO, NO OTHER GENRE, I AM NOT
INTERESTED IN OTHER MUSICAL GENRES. 7 ALBUM OUT OF 10 WERE RELEASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE '90S. OF COURSE I APPRECIATE AND FAN YOUNGER BANDS LIKE: 
ARCHGOAT, BLACK WITCHERY, MORBOSIDAD, GRAVE DESECRATOR, VON, PSEUDOGOD, INQUISITION, MGLA ETC...



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

OUR GOAL IS TO PLAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, BOTH LIVE AND IN THE STUDIO. I'VE ALREADY FINISHED THE ARTWORK FOR THE SECON AND THE THIRD CD AND WE'VE WRITTEN
OVER THE HALF OF OUR SECOND ALBUM. I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE HEADING TO, MY FEET ARE ROOTED IN THE GROUND AND I ONLY LIVE IN THE PRESENT. WE'LL FOLLOW
THE PATH WE TRACED WITH OUR FIRST WORK. 



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?

AS I SAID BEFORE, ALL THOSE BANDS CAPABLE OF CREATING TRUE THRASH, DEATH, BLACK AND WAR METAL.



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

TO ALL THE TRUE FANS OF TRUE EXTREME METAL I SAY "GIVE US A CHANCE, I'M SURE YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.
TO ALL THE OTHERS, AS I ALWAYS SAY, WE DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU.
THANKS TO YOU FOR THIS INTERVIEW, HORNS UP.

SEE YOU IN HELL!

AREN

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/12/x-pus-interview.html