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Viranesir Interview

lundi 5 janvier 2015 à 00:19

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

Viranesir was in my thoughts to be a side project in which I was to explore relatively more experimental subjects and styles. In a way, a creatively fuelling side project to my main project YAYLA. I finally created it to score my film “Drink From The Fountain Of Uncertainty” and then it morphed into its own thing. There are radical stylistic and topical changes between each album, but so far the uniting factor can be considered their weirdness’s I think.


2. I have read that this musical project was supposed to be a fictional character's project from a movie you where working on, can you tell us a little bit more about this film?

“Drink From The Fountain Of Uncertainty” is my first feature length narrative film. It tells the story of a musician that has deep problems trapped in a hole that he digs deeper trying to climb out of. I have written-shot-cut this film by myself around my hometown, and my to be band mate from Viranesir; Merdumgiriz played the lead role and helped greatly with production. I did not release it yet, but the parties concerned can get in contact with me if they want to see it.


3. Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have done in the past with this project?

Guitar, drums, vocals made raw experimental massacre. In this album, Merdumgiriz and I switched instruments and mainly worked with abstract hate and immediacy. It is different in that the previous two albums did not have guitar in it, and except their weirdness and chaos had a whole different musical style going on. The first album “Fountain Of Uncertainty”; although Metal like this one, had a way more concise, depressive and alien style while having way less riffs and progression.


4. You have some very offensive and politically incorrect lyrics with this project; can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting?

I not only don’t have a concept of political correctness; I think it is very unhealthy to put limitations on speech. That having said, I accept the fact that this album can prove to be ultra offensive for some and made out of spite of the recent upheaval of the guilt propaganda and censorship agenda of fascists under liberal skins affecting our metal. The main idea behind doing such controversial work is to show that I do not feel guilty for saying what has been said, and even enjoy saying it. Before attacking me for making this statement, which so perfectly mirrors that whoever gets most offended, people ought to realize that they do the same. They not only have a good time while the things I sing about happen, they indirectly if not directly participate in them. They also seem to think manipulating and not talking about these subjects can achieve a merrier world. The only merry one will get out of ignoring their participation in the crimes that I am talking about will be their reoccurrence I think. Me singing about it as I am someone who does these things and enjoy it mirror humanity more honestly than it shows itself in my opinion. Using these words lightly also open the gates to taking away the religious zeal around them which then might lead to their free interpretation which will flourish the world of fine art.


5. How have some people react to the lyrics on the album, have you heard anything from very sensitive people getting angry?

I have heard that a lot of random people mainly thought it was insensitive, stupid or pure evil. I have seen couple feminist scum trying to form some sort of alliance on boycotting it. It makes me sigh that people become hate protesters once they find something to hold onto in this life (religion, ideology, parenting, position, possession). Most things deserve to be destroyed and hated but just because our limited minds cannot find ways to include them in our lives. We do in turn someway or another either destroy them or turn away from them. In my life I am no different than most hypocrites who live like their choices are so noble, but in art I am all for freedom of speech and free thought. However I do my best to limit it to the privacy of my art not on other people. Not that I have a problem with people doing it on other people, just the ones claiming that they don’t. I don’t expect nowadays people to get something as deep as freedom, but I know that freedom of speech is the future, I can see it and I am sick of waiting for people to accept the future.


6. What are some of the things you feel that you bring out with this musical project that you have not been able to with the other ones that you are working on?

Viranesir is like a free fall band in which I puke out all the piss within me. I do not let myself have this much freedom and immediacy in my other projects. I also have a lot of standpoints, criminal intentions and strong feelings for petty things and Viranesir is where I get most of the anger out in a socially acceptable platform. I have made psychedelic synthpunk to experimental doom metal in this band and I will continue towards more fucked up musical territory in the future. YAYLA is a tranceful fiery metal monolith with more spirituality and BLLIIGGHHTTED is a progressive extreme chaos with more philosophical inclinations. They can change too, but not as drastic and schizophrenic like Viranesir I don’t think.


7. Are you open to working with any other musician's on this project?

I have two more members in this band, Merdumgiriz and Ruhanathanas. The last album was all Merdumgiriz’ guitars. The future of this band will include both members as we’ve made numerous to be released material, but it is essentially my project and I can se myself make more one man albums. So much as I can see myself recruit more members.


8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to this project by fans of black metal and experimental music?

It has been really good. The real black metal fans never fail to endorse extreme things let alone shying from them. They have been very open to hearing what I really had to say and quite a lot of them enjoyed the music. I always say that Black Metal is the pinnacle of fine art, and its real fans are the real people with a perpetual critical eye. We’ve had very good conversations about evil through my album. Even some who were not capable of conversing about it thought it was somehow “cool” which is sort of better than turning away from the sight of it. Experimental music people are usually lame ass fucking hipsters who are politically correct, so not that many good reactions yet! But we can always hope for the better.


9. Are there any musical influences that you brought onto the new recording that you have not been able to do with the other recordings you have put out?

Musically speaking it is the most immediate and hardcore punkish hateful album I’ve ever been involved in. I have played drums for the first time on a recording on this album. It is also the album with the least amount of instruments (one guitar, drums, three vox). Lyrically, I have touched what might seem to be my most extreme subjects yet in a socio-political context. The GG Allin, Anal Cunt and that sort of influence very much slipped through to our recording without being as satirical.


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

I’d like to thank you, for always giving us a chance to express ourselves through your site, and salute all the work you are doing for the underground music scene.

All our works can be reached through www.merdumgiriz.org

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/viranesir-interview.html


Feral Interview

samedi 3 janvier 2015 à 07:40
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

Feral is a solo black metal project from Tabusintac, New Brunswick started by Desekratewhore bassist J. Feral in 2012.
 Debut full length album "For Those Who Live In Darkness" was recorded in fall 2014 with Jerm's Productions and released Oct 23 2014.

2.Recently you have released your first full length album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

The album definitely has a raw black metal sound that is unique and very eerie and also incorporates a lot of bluesy rock and roll solos and a little bit of acoustics that create a change of pace from the instrumental attack.

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

The lyrics focus on Celtic occult, clairvoyance, and the negative aspects of modern culture.

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

The entity that exists through my music is an untamed and wild creature that I've always felt isolated inside of me. I let this feral beast exist freely through my music.

5.With this musical project you record everything myself, do you feel you where able to capture what your vision of black metal is by working solos than you would of been able to do with a full line up?

Writing and tracking everything myself is certainly a lot of work however it gives me control over my sound. With other musicians ideas and visions often collide so writing and tracking everything keeps my vision consistent and gives me a lot of freedom.

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

I am in contact with some labels but I am seeking international distribution.

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

So far the feedback has been good however I'm still trying to put it out for more people to hear.

8.According to the facebook page you are also a part of a few other bands, can you tell us a little bit more about them and the musical styles that they play?

I currently play bass with Desekratewhore from Toronto which plays a bit of a blend of old school thrash and traditional black metal. We released our second full length album "Mind's Deception" in Feb 2014.

I also play bass with Toronto black metal band Volk, which will be playing our cd release show March 13 2015.

9.Where do you see yourself heading into musically during the future?

I'm currently writing the next Feral full length album to be recorded in August 2015 again with Jerm's Productions. This album will have a much more melodic sound and will incorporate both occult and human concepts in the lyrics as well as a lot personal allegory. I feel this album will have a unique sound that black metal (or any metal for that matter) has not seen before.

10.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?

Black Sabbath and Burzum are definitely my biggest influences. I listen to anything that has come from rock and roll and created it's own unique sound.

11.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?

Occultism definitely has a big role in both my music and lyrics. Black magic definitely has a role in my music but not traditional Satanism.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Intense exercise and occult studies are a major interest of mine. Anything that develops the Self. I also love exploring nature. I've been through all the provinces of Canada and I plan to take my journey to the Great Bear Rainforest and the territories next.

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

It's been a pleasure working with OccultBlackMetalZine and I encourage everyone to check out "For Those Who Live In Darkness" as Feral continues to grow, flourish, and succeed.

Many thanks,

J. 

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2015/01/feral-interview.html


Violent Hammer Interview

mercredi 31 décembre 2014 à 23:57

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Violent Hammer is primitive death metal from Northern Finland. We were active 05-08, split-up and re-formed the band in '11 with a new vocalist. The original drummer left the band pretty soon after the re-formation and we had another guy filling in for a year or two before we kicked him out. We tried bunch of other guys and it didn't work out so K.S. switched from bass to drums. Pretty soon after that we found a new bass player and a lead guitarist and things have been running smoothly after that. Violent Hammer is Janne guitar / Joonas vomits / Kalle drums / Lasse guitar / Late bass.

2.Recently you have released a new demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The new stuff is more primitive. The older stuff wasn't that technical or anything but we have stripped down all the unnecessary influences and overall regressed in every aspect. We recorded the demo ourselves and having more experience on that departmant has really paid off.

3.This is the first demo to be released in 7 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
We split up after the 2nd demo. We had plans about full-lenght and ep etc but those plans never realized. With the original lineup we didn't do any gigs or anything.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with
the newer music?
The lyrics mainly deal with topics such as war, death and agony. We play death metal and lyrics are very death metal.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Violent Hammer'?
Violent Hammer is a musical entity that will violently hammer your face in.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Thus far we've only played 3 gigs (1st with another drummer). The ones we've played with the current lineup have been slightly chaotic on the alcohol department. There's no stage performance per se; only screams, hate, pounding and blood.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
None at the moment.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
The feedback has been positive. We sold out the 1st pressing of the demo in a month or so and most of the pressing was sold outside Finland. Haven't seen any reviews yet but judging by the amount on people begging for free stuff we're at least somewhat known, ha!

9.Are any of the band members involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
Kalle plays drums in Ydintuho (raw punk deathstrike from the trenches, ep coming soon), Lasse, Janne & Late have a swe-death metal project, demo coming sooner or later and Joonas "sings" in noise/grind band.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The slower parts are slower and fast parts are faster than on the demo so there's a bit of variation of some kind. No drastic style changes or anything, still primitive death metal hammering. We still have to write at least 3-4 tracks before we start recording. After that it's up to Shadow Kingdom.

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?
Our influences are 80's - early 90's death / black metal (Venom, Hellhammer, Bathory, Possessed, Blasphemy, Beherit, Archgoat, Grotesque, Sarcofago etc), 80's grindcore (Carcass, Blood, Repulsion etc), 80's UK/Swedish hardcore / crust (Discharge, Crude SS, Extreme Noise Terror etc) and early thrash metal (Slayer, Sodom, Destruction etc). Todays playlist includes Onslaught - Power from Hell, Chaos UK - Studio Outtakes 81-83 7", Foreseen 7", Ataque Frontal 7", Necros Christos / Teitanblood split 7", Deathstrike - Fuckin' Death. Mainly raw metal and hardcore punk.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Literature, computer games, satanic power lifting and alcohol.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or
thoughts?
At the moment we're working on tracks for the upcoming 1st full length on Shadow Kingdom Records and that's about it. Thanks for your interest.

http://shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/more-victims-demo-2014

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/12/violent-hammer-interview.html


Beautality Interview

mercredi 31 décembre 2014 à 22:47
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Beautality is my vision, my goal, my modus operandi and magnum opus realised. Everything I've wanted to create with music. Free from boundaries. An emotionally visceral, powerful tour de force to take the listener, and myself through a myriad of experiences and become lost within the music.

2.You have a new album coming out in March, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Einfallen: A Tale Ov Torment & Triumph is the most advanced, dynamic, complete set of soundscapes I've ever created. Everything is more extreme, moving in different directions yet maintaining complete coherence and precise fluidity. Much of my growls are more more classicly black metal, whilst my clean vocals are far more daring with more frequent use of harmonies and vocal techniques. Many of which were stylistically improvised during recording.

This is the first album to truly capture the real sound of Beautality. Whilst Providence had quite a meaty sound to it it lacked some of the vital rawness one would hear from experiencing Beautality live. Previously my guitar was too processed and augmented, played through a modulator. This time round what you hear is exactly how I play and how Beautality sounds. I couldn't be more happy with the collective marriage of rawness and cohesion. I give Tom Dring (mixer/masterer) much kudos in capturing the essence of Beautality so wonderfully in Einfallen.

Einfallen does have quite a cinematic feel to it. Every song is a vast, complete journey through blistering highs and crushing lows and much in between. More Black Metal, More Doom, more Post Metal, More Rock, More  Experimental/Avant Garde. Yet more Beautality. Oh and catchy- very CATCHY.

3.On your facebok page you refer to the band as 'extreme euphoric metal', can you tell us a little bit more about the tag?

I music I create in Beautality is so vast and varied it's incredibly difficult to pigeon hole for many, myself included. the popular consensus at least seems to be 'Atmospheric Post-Black Metal'. But in reality Beautality really don't sound like many other bands at all, given the wealth of influences inside. i chose Extreme Euphoric Metal because I believe it describes the sounds Beautality generates rather well. the underlying feeling of Euphoria is a prevalent one I feel be it in the rehearsal studio, recording or at home listening back. A deeply metaphysical, astral experience that takes the collective essences of my own and collaborators somewhere not quite of this plane.

I also didn't want to be any part of the now age old issue of what is 'trve'. I make music for myself. Music I wish to hear, music I NEED to hear. To maintain my own sanity. Not to appeal to any side of an argument. Whilst I love and listen to much of that (my favourite genre of music is unsurprisngly Black Metal, specifically the '90's sound') i like too many different things to just play one style of music. I certainly didn't create ambitious experimental 20 minute epics to impress anyone and I don't expect much in the way of chart success!
That said, knowing people 'get', like and love Beautality is a wonderful feeling to behold and never fails to make me smile, or nod with with silent approval.

 Beautality are most likely Black Metal at the core but there are strong progressive and ever present rockin' elements that make me feel a different tag/s is warranted.
In essence; I make music that i want to listen to.

4.The lyrics on the new album have a concept to them, can you tell us a little bit more about them?

The concept/lyrics to Einfallen tell the story of how potent and poisonous love can become. When one feels so deeply that obsession and darkness rear their ugly heads into eventual insanity. And ones eventual realisation of the descent into a vile, rotten path and the need for redemption. These are themes that many, if not all of us can relate to at some point in our lives- or more than once.

The tale of descending into darkness/evil and the need of redemption is a similar archetype throughout mankind as well in both history and popular fiction. One of the most prevalent cases that comes to mind it is the tale of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. I've no doubt been influenced by many of these tropes throughout my life and have collectively told a story based on collective influence, experience, imagination and some kind of cosmic force i'm only partically aware of.



5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Beautality'?

Beautality is the very essence of the band. It's what I/we do. Beautiful, brutal, light, dark, heavy, soft, rightoeus, insideous, fast, slow. I wanted to have a name that instantly tells someone what to expect. I'm also a huge fan of portmanteau (the almalgamation of two words to create a new one).
The marriage of opposites working in glorious unison to create a vast, expansive jouney. Life isn't simply one way. We have ups, downs and much in between. Beautality is that experience in musical form.

6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future, or do you chose to remain a duo?

Since the recording of Einfallen I had to part ways with the now former drummer Duke. He has a different path now. Ideally Beautality live would be 2 guitars, keyboards/3rd guitar, bass, drums, backing clean and growled vocals with me on vocals. At present that is somewhat of a pipe dream. The band initially performed as a classic 3 piece (me on guitar/vocals, a bassist and a drummer) but the music is simply to immense to be perfmormed by anything less than a 4 piece (second guitar). I'm content playing guitar live, whilst I'd rather not given the choice and focus on performing.

Quite simply it's been incredibly difficult to find musicians of the high standard Beautality requires. Be it ability, vision or professionalism. Creatively speaking I can do everything myself. I'm proficient at all of the instruments. though I do prefer to have additional help so people and bring something to the Beautality fold, be it more intricate drums or guitar solo's. I consider myself gifted enough to play the music I want to hear. Something very similar to one of my favourite composers Aran of the now sadly defunct Lunar Aurora once said.

Some people have been purturbed by how bare bones Beautality can be in when just jamming. I'm completely self taught so I'm very comfortable with a great degree of improvisation and meticulously structuring/composing the songs afterwards.
I'm the visionary of Beautality. This is my band. I welcome people to come and share the vision collectively with me. This is my 11th band and my most successful one becuase I am in complete control. I bleieve the best bands work because everyone collectively knows the place and strength within the unit. I also believe a good leader knows when to listen. If someone has a good suggestion and it works- we'll use it. If it doesn't we won't- very simple. Whatever makes the song all it can be. no matter ow simple or intricate it may be. A great deal of my favourite bands seem to operate in very similar ways so it's certainly a successful ethos.

But the final say will always be mine- I will always listen to my instincts and follow my vision.

Ultimately I do desire some other musicians if for no other reason than to play live. I live for music and perfomance is deep within my blood. So I'm on the hunt to find new people. Beautality must be experienced live. There is much atmosphere and a certain feeling that cannot quite be conveyed other than in the flesh so to speak.We'll see.

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

It's all been pretty positive I'm happy to say. I've had many say it's not Black Metal. It's all a matter of opinion. All I find relevant is if people like it. I'm my own biggest critic and always will be so negative comments are are of absolutely no use to me. Like I said before it's awesome to discover people like and love what i do because Beautality is deeply personal to me. it's my lifes work. other things that interest me to an extent are what influences/other bands people can hear. I've heard many from people. It just adds to how difficult we are to pigenhole. That and I also like to know how the music affects people emotionally. That fascinates me. how it makes them feel and what visual images their minds may conhure up to the music I create.


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

That's a good question. I don't fully know. Beautality, after all represents the deep dualism within myself. We have over 250 songs already. I could honestly not write another song and have enough material to comfortably make another 10+ albums at the very least. But that's nto how my mind works. I'm as random and off the cuff as I am deeply meticiulous. After all, Einfallen wasn't even supposed to be the next record. It was supposed to be 'Solitude'. Einfallen was initially just an intro song to come on stage to and my mind creatively ran with things for it to be the longest, most ambitious album I've ever created by far.

I do have a loose plan/concept for upcoming albums. But as I always like to say- these are subject to change. Instinct, planning, vision and perfomance lie at the core of Beautality. All I know is it will sound great and be at the creative vanguard of metal. Watch this space. For now Dr Ravengarde advises a lethal dosage of Einfallen.

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?

Wow- it's a classic question I always enjoy answering. The first band that truly inspired me were The Shadows from the 60's and 70's. Absolutely incredible guitar sound that you can still hear in what I do. Rolling Stones, Arthur Brown and much 60's-70's pop/rock i can't put a name to thanks to listening to lots of vintage radio as a young child.
Nirvana hugely inspired me. that rawness, catchyness and apparent simplicity with wonderful hidden subtleties. Alice In Chains, Radiohead- namely OK Computer, which really opened my mind to ambitious structures, NIN with their electronic elements, Slipknot, Metallica and vitally Celtic Frost. When I first heard 'The Heart Beneath' playing over the incredibly iconic Manga Entertainment trailer as a child I was changed forever.

Things changed for me again when I discovered Opeth In November 2002 with Deliverance and my mind was once again opened to the incredible world of intense extremities mixed with such magnificent beauty. Cult of Luna have a large impact wherespoce is involved Dark Funeral, Emperor, Enslaved and Dimmu Borgir collectively assured my love of Black Metal as my favourite musical genre of choice. Never before had I experienced such poweful, sonic, atmospheric soundscapes that would resonate so deeply within my core and enhance my emotional state and also give me a vital part to my creative playing core.

In my teens I wanted to make grunge, in my late teens I wanted to make post metal with grunge elements. In my early 20's I wanted to combine Black Metal and Grunge. In my mid to late 20's I created Beautality and so much more elements entered the fold. Now at 31 I've honed my craft and consider to see where it goes. What a long winded answer.

What am I listening to now? Well Einfallen for a start, the new Nightbringer album, Lunar Aurora, Krieg, Midnight Odyssey and some other stuff including work form the composer Nobuo Uematsu. I will literally listen to end enjoy (Almost) anything as long as it sounds good. It just so happens that my playlist is usually 90% Black Metal. I'm always on the hunt for something new and obscure to change my life and new outings for bands I already love. Discovering amazing new bands has and will always be one of my greatest passions and my wallets nemesis.

10.Does Occultism play any role in your music?

Yes it does.I was raised a strict Roman Catholic as a child, which almost guaranteed my leaving the faith once I reached maturity. I consider myself a spiritual atheist. I would like to say agnostic but I feel more evidence leaing towards there not being a God, so to speak. Then again I believe in the neutral power of the universe so perhaps I have a samblance of belief in a 'Godhead' if you will. I was raised to fear the devil and hell intensely. Something I'm somewhat the opposite stance with now. the song 'Mourning Star' on Providence was about not fearing what Lucifer is and being ones own God.

 Frankly I deride power from darkness. It soothes me. We've always had a connection so to speak. Conicdentally I'm routinely told I have naturally very devillish features. I agree with this. Just a coincidence of course. Or is it?
I digress. It's safe to say I'm handsome.

 The occult both stimulates and fascinates me. I study and read up on demons/occult practises for fun and to learn.
I have strong belief in psychic energy and once had a demon visit me in a vision. It was a spell binding moment and inspired some lyrics in 'Messias'. to say i haven;t ventured out to discover the demon who spoke to me through deep research and meditation would be a lie. Socrates had a Daimon in his life and i doubt I'm crazy. Somewhere inbetween. I refuse to live within the belief system of others. Through light and dark my mind is my own. I could honestly talk on the subject of occultism for a great deal of time


11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I'm a retired super model. That is a lie. I'm not retired.

Well I like to create art. Draw, sketch write and perform comedy for the stage and online/one day television perhaps. Good television, film, animation comic books and wrestling all appeal to me. Larry David, Bryan Cranston and Stone Cold Steve Austin are all heroes of mine.

Psychology fascinates me and I have a rather good knack for understanding many facets of it. A dash of philosophy is always welcome throughout the day. Unsurprisingly researching arcane symbols is also favoured along side spiritual matters and a little astrology.

 I think I should be cast as a supervillian in a movie. Seriously. The way I look and sound. It's money on the table.I also like videogames, and talking to myself.

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/12/beautality-interview.html


Feral/For Those Who Live In Darkness/2014 CD Review

mercredi 31 décembre 2014 à 02:00

  Feral  are a  1  man  band  from  Tabusintac,  New  Brunswick,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  raw  form  of  black  metal  and  this is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  album  "For  Those  Who  Live  In  Darkness".

  A  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sounding  synth  starts  off  the  album  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  the  music  starts  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  direction  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  after  awhile  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  are  added  into  the  music  and  they  also  have  a  depressive  tone  to  them  at  times.

  A  good  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  there  are  also  times  when  deep  death  metal  growls  are  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  on  the  later  tracks  there  is  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  very  raw  black  metal  sound  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  tradition.

  The  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  which  also  makes  its  return  on  later  tracks  aw  well  along  with  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars,  nature  sounds  and  whispers  onto  one  of  the  tracks  before  making  a  return  to  more  of  an  aggressive  and  raw  black  metal  sound  while  the  songs  also  start  adding  in  guitar  solos  and  leads  into  some  of  the  tracks  while  one  of  the  later  songs  also  bring  in  more  of  a  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  while  the  last  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Feral  creates  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  dark,  raw  and  diverse  while  also  having  a  depressive  feeling  st  times  and  a  dent  amount  of  melodies,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  blasphemous  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Feral  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of   this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nocturnal  Queen"  "The  Curse"  and  "Dethroning  Your  King".  8  out  of  10.  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2014/12/feralfor-those-who-live-in-darkness2014.html