OccultBlackMetalZine http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/ Site original : OccultBlackMetalZine Atronos/Fehde/Purity Through Fire/2022 Full Length Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-8243751696739545313 ./?Atronos-Fehde-Purity-Through-Fire-2022-Full-Length-Review Thu, 18 Aug 2022 02:42:00 +0200  


  Atronos  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Fehde"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Purity  Through  Fire.


  Drum  beats  and  heavy  riffing  starts  off  the  album  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  clean  singing  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast beats  can  also  be  heard.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while t he  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  folk  music  style  melodies.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized  as  well  as  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  


  On  this  recording  Atronos  goes  for  more  of  an  old  school  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  dark  themes.


  in  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Atronos  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mit  Speeren  und  Harpunen"  "Der  Pakt"  and  "Ein  Gebet  aus  Panzerketten".  8  out  of  10.


  www.atronos.bandcamp.com


https://youtu.be/skhGR_hEE60  


  

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  Atronos  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Fehde"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Purity  Through  Fire.


  Drum  beats  and  heavy  riffing  starts  off  the  album  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  clean  singing  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast beats  can  also  be  heard.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while t he  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  folk  music  style  melodies.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized  as  well  as  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  


  On  this  recording  Atronos  goes  for  more  of  an  old  school  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  dark  themes.


  in  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Atronos  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mit  Speeren  und  Harpunen"  "Der  Pakt"  and  "Ein  Gebet  aus  Panzerketten".  8  out  of  10.


  www.atronos.bandcamp.com


https://youtu.be/skhGR_hEE60  


  

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DeathSlaughter/Passing Through The Valley Of The Sodomites/Cianeto Discos/Timeworm Records/2022 Full length Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-7996723128821553043 ./?DeathSlaughter-Passing-Through-The-Valley-Of-The-Sodomites-Cianeto-Di Wed, 17 Aug 2022 01:39:00 +0200  


  DeathSlaughter  are  a  solo  project  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  Hellenic  influenced  style  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "Passing  Through  The  Valley  Of  The  Sodomites"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Cianeto  Discos  and  Timeworm  Records.


  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal screams  and  growls  while  keyboards  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  Greek  style  along  with  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style.


  Some  of  the  mid  tempo  riffing  also  adds  in  touches  of   punk, thrash  and  speed  metal  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Spoken  word  parts  also  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also adding  in  elements  of  doom  metal,  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  War,  Occultism,  Mysticism  and  Historical  themes.


  In  my  opinion DeathSlaughter  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  occult  black  metal  solo  project  and if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Passing  Through  the  Valley  Of  the  Sodomites"  "Serpent  That  Becomes  the  Dragon"  and  "My  Descendants  Will  Kill  Yours".  8  out  of  10.


  https://deathslaughter.bandcamp.com/album/passing-through-the-valley-of-the-sodomites      

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  DeathSlaughter  are  a  solo  project  from  Brazil  that  plays  a  Hellenic  influenced  style  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  album  "Passing  Through  The  Valley  Of  The  Sodomites"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Cianeto  Discos  and  Timeworm  Records.


  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  


  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal screams  and  growls  while  keyboards  are  also  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Most  of  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  Greek  style  along  with  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  style.


  Some  of  the  mid  tempo  riffing  also  adds  in  touches  of   punk, thrash  and  speed  metal  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  Spoken  word  parts  also  return  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also adding  in  elements  of  doom  metal,  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  War,  Occultism,  Mysticism  and  Historical  themes.


  In  my  opinion DeathSlaughter  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  occult  black  metal  solo  project  and if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Passing  Through  the  Valley  Of  the  Sodomites"  "Serpent  That  Becomes  the  Dragon"  and  "My  Descendants  Will  Kill  Yours".  8  out  of  10.


  https://deathslaughter.bandcamp.com/album/passing-through-the-valley-of-the-sodomites      

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Vel' Har/Letania I/Sentient Ruin Laboratories/2022 Ep Re-Issue Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-5414868209149320782 ./?Vel-Har-Letania-I-Sentient-Ruin-Laboratories-2022-Ep-Re-Issue-Review Tue, 16 Aug 2022 05:20:00 +0200  


  Vel'  Har  are  a  solo  project  originally  from  Chile  but  now  resides  in  Germany  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  ep  "Letania  I"  which  will b e  re-issued  on  August  19,  2022  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.


  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  metal  screams  that  also  go  into  a  deeper  direction  at  times.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  shows  influences  from  both  the  modern  and  old  school  era's  of  the  genre.  Clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  riffs  also  utilizing  melodies  at  times  and  the  interludes  and  outro  also  add  in  throat  singing,  chants  and  ritualistic  sounds.   


  Vel'  Har  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Vel'  Har  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ad  portas/Nigredio"  and  "Audi,  vide,  tace...".  8  out  of  10.


     


  


      

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  Vel'  Har  are  a  solo  project  originally  from  Chile  but  now  resides  in  Germany  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2022  ep  "Letania  I"  which  will b e  re-issued  on  August  19,  2022  by  Sentient  Ruin  Laboratories.


  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  sounding  black  metal  screams  that  also  go  into  a  deeper  direction  at  times.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  shows  influences  from  both  the  modern  and  old  school  era's  of  the  genre.  Clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  riffs  also  utilizing  melodies  at  times  and  the  interludes  and  outro  also  add  in  throat  singing,  chants  and  ritualistic  sounds.   


  Vel'  Har  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  traditional  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  Satanism,  Occultism  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Vel'  Har  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  satanic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ad  portas/Nigredio"  and  "Audi,  vide,  tace...".  8  out  of  10.


     


  


      

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Celestial Grave/Vitriolic Atonement/The Sinister Flame/2022 Full Length Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-3017781510385426787 ./?Celestial-Grave-Vitriolic-Atonement-The-Sinister-Flame-2022-Full-Lengt Tue, 16 Aug 2022 03:18:00 +0200  


  Celestial  Grave  are  a  band  from  Finland  that h as  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  modern  and  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Vitriolic  Atonement"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  The  Sinister  Flame.


  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Melodies  are  also added  into  a  lot  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  also  get  deep  and  grim at  times  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic style  as  well  as  one  track  also  shows  them  mixing  in  touches  of  classic  metal  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  but  keeping  the  main  focus  on  a  heavier  style,  spoken  word  parts  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.


  On  this  recording  Celestial  Grave  remain  true  to  the  aggressive,  modern  and  traditional  style  of  black  metal  that  they  have  established  and  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  life  and  death  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Celestial  Grave  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  modern  and  aggressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cadaverous  Solace"  and  "Radiant  Tides  Below".  8  out  of  10.


  www.facebook.com/celestialgrave      

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  Celestial  Grave  are  a  band  from  Finland  that h as  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  modern  and  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Vitriolic  Atonement"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  The  Sinister  Flame.


  A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking.  Melodies  are  also added  into  a  lot  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  also  get  deep  and  grim at  times  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic style  as  well  as  one  track  also  shows  them  mixing  in  touches  of  classic  metal  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars  but  keeping  the  main  focus  on  a  heavier  style,  spoken  word  parts  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.


  On  this  recording  Celestial  Grave  remain  true  to  the  aggressive,  modern  and  traditional  style  of  black  metal  that  they  have  established  and  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  life  and  death  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Celestial  Grave  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  modern  and  aggressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cadaverous  Solace"  and  "Radiant  Tides  Below".  8  out  of  10.


  www.facebook.com/celestialgrave      

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УБИЙ Interview tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-2310636583064832808 ./?УБИЙ-Interview Mon, 15 Aug 2022 00:01:00 +0200  



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

Hail OccultBlackMetalZine! 

I had an idea of creating a black metal act for years but it had to wait for the right time. The first seeds of UBIY were planted in the middle of 2020. From that point I began to compose and then record first songs. Debut self-titled mini-album was released In March 2022. All music and lyrics were written and performed by me so UBIY is a one-man band. The initial purpose of the project was to create an outlet for expressing dark boiling energy within, in black metal way.  

Can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

I value different shapes of the genre and music in general but with UBIY I am going for the most furious diabolically aggressive black metal. That’s what’s nagging to be unleashed. 

A lot of your lyrics cover Satanism themes; can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

I am a permanent researcher of darkest aspects of human existence: serial killers, criminology, psychopathology, history which is a horror gallery by itself. If you go deep with these subjects it can become a dangerous journey but if one can’t look straight in the eye of real evils of the world he will not reach the hidden truths of existence and I am a truth seeker. 

What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

Debut EP lyrics deals with murder, hatred towards desert parasitic ideologies, apocalyptic visions and so on. For me lyrics are far more than just words added to music. They are spearheads of the songs. When working on lyrics I spent many hours to find the right words and put them in the right places. You can check lyric videos of all the songs from EP with English subtitles on UBIY YouTube channel. 

I know that the projects name means 'kill' in Russian, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

I will correct you here a little bit. "Убий" is not just regular Russian but old Slavonic word. As you may know, the sixth commandment is "thou shalt not kill" and in old Slavonic it’s "не убий". In complete opposition to that the project is called УБИЙ without "not" part. Correct pronunciation of project name is "oo-beey". UBIY stands for committing the worst of mortal sins – the destruction of life, absolute rejection and breaking off the God’s will, the beastly predatory nature of man, my own not so calm spirit and mind and it also perfectly conveys the violent essence of UBIY music. 

Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the EP cover?

EP cover is a photo of me that was taken on the winter solstice night 2021. The chosen colors represent blood and death which is connected to the concept of the project. I can agree that the cover looks kind of amateurish but it works I think. Next time I will do something more sophisticated on that side of things.   

With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

The possibility of working with other musicians or even growing into a full band to play live is the matter of finding the right people which is not easy to say the least. I have a very high expectations and zero tolerance for compromising my vision. Also the amount of effort required for bringing this hypothetical plan to life is enormous. So right now I'm very far from it but we’ll see what future holds.

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

No I have not yet managed to establish any agreements with any label so far. 

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

Most of it was good but the project is still kind of undiscovered so I cannot say that there was so much of a global reaction. The best one I think was including UBIY debut in best black metal albums of 2022 video by Metal Trenches YouTube channel. It’s great when an ultra-underground one-man act as UBIY is mentioned among such big genre names such as Watain, Nokturnal Mortum, Blut Aus Nord and others. Hail to Metal Trenches for support!   

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

I am defiantly not an adherent of high-speed creativity so it will take time. Once again, I do all this for myself so there is no point to set any deadline. The world is already full of rushed uninspired music. Quality over quantity and fuck compromises. I will maintain and develop UBIY personal style, push it to more diverse yet even more extreme direction in all aspects of it. 

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?

List of important bands would be much longer than this interview. I listen to very different stuff but metal is the axis of my musical identity. Here are some of the records I enjoyed on a last week: Motorhead – Sacrifice, Angelcorpse - Of Lucifer and Lightning, Funeral Mist – Deiform, Furze - Necromanzee Cogent, Diabolic – Supreme Evil, Omnizide – NekroRegime, Impure - Satan's Eclipse, Abscess – Tormented, Infernal War – Terrorfront, Likblek – Likblek, Impious Throne – Scourge, Blood Tsunami - For Faen!, Samhain – Initium, Killing Joke - Hosannas from the Basements of Hell, Das Ich ‎– Satanische Verse and many more. This list can give you an approximate idea of what bands and styles I do enjoy.

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

I want to thank you John for support from OccultBlackMetalZine. Follow UBIY official pages and spread the word. And the word is UBIY. 

Cain of UBIY, August 2022.


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

Hail OccultBlackMetalZine! 

I had an idea of creating a black metal act for years but it had to wait for the right time. The first seeds of UBIY were planted in the middle of 2020. From that point I began to compose and then record first songs. Debut self-titled mini-album was released In March 2022. All music and lyrics were written and performed by me so UBIY is a one-man band. The initial purpose of the project was to create an outlet for expressing dark boiling energy within, in black metal way.  

Can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording?

I value different shapes of the genre and music in general but with UBIY I am going for the most furious diabolically aggressive black metal. That’s what’s nagging to be unleashed. 

A lot of your lyrics cover Satanism themes; can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

I am a permanent researcher of darkest aspects of human existence: serial killers, criminology, psychopathology, history which is a horror gallery by itself. If you go deep with these subjects it can become a dangerous journey but if one can’t look straight in the eye of real evils of the world he will not reach the hidden truths of existence and I am a truth seeker. 

What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

Debut EP lyrics deals with murder, hatred towards desert parasitic ideologies, apocalyptic visions and so on. For me lyrics are far more than just words added to music. They are spearheads of the songs. When working on lyrics I spent many hours to find the right words and put them in the right places. You can check lyric videos of all the songs from EP with English subtitles on UBIY YouTube channel. 

I know that the projects name means 'kill' in Russian, how does this name fit in with the musical style that you play?

I will correct you here a little bit. "Убий" is not just regular Russian but old Slavonic word. As you may know, the sixth commandment is "thou shalt not kill" and in old Slavonic it’s "не убий". In complete opposition to that the project is called УБИЙ without "not" part. Correct pronunciation of project name is "oo-beey". UBIY stands for committing the worst of mortal sins – the destruction of life, absolute rejection and breaking off the God’s will, the beastly predatory nature of man, my own not so calm spirit and mind and it also perfectly conveys the violent essence of UBIY music. 

Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the EP cover?

EP cover is a photo of me that was taken on the winter solstice night 2021. The chosen colors represent blood and death which is connected to the concept of the project. I can agree that the cover looks kind of amateurish but it works I think. Next time I will do something more sophisticated on that side of things.   

With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

The possibility of working with other musicians or even growing into a full band to play live is the matter of finding the right people which is not easy to say the least. I have a very high expectations and zero tolerance for compromising my vision. Also the amount of effort required for bringing this hypothetical plan to life is enormous. So right now I'm very far from it but we’ll see what future holds.

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

No I have not yet managed to establish any agreements with any label so far. 

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

Most of it was good but the project is still kind of undiscovered so I cannot say that there was so much of a global reaction. The best one I think was including UBIY debut in best black metal albums of 2022 video by Metal Trenches YouTube channel. It’s great when an ultra-underground one-man act as UBIY is mentioned among such big genre names such as Watain, Nokturnal Mortum, Blut Aus Nord and others. Hail to Metal Trenches for support!   

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

I am defiantly not an adherent of high-speed creativity so it will take time. Once again, I do all this for myself so there is no point to set any deadline. The world is already full of rushed uninspired music. Quality over quantity and fuck compromises. I will maintain and develop UBIY personal style, push it to more diverse yet even more extreme direction in all aspects of it. 

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?

List of important bands would be much longer than this interview. I listen to very different stuff but metal is the axis of my musical identity. Here are some of the records I enjoyed on a last week: Motorhead – Sacrifice, Angelcorpse - Of Lucifer and Lightning, Funeral Mist – Deiform, Furze - Necromanzee Cogent, Diabolic – Supreme Evil, Omnizide – NekroRegime, Impure - Satan's Eclipse, Abscess – Tormented, Infernal War – Terrorfront, Likblek – Likblek, Impious Throne – Scourge, Blood Tsunami - For Faen!, Samhain – Initium, Killing Joke - Hosannas from the Basements of Hell, Das Ich ‎– Satanische Verse and many more. This list can give you an approximate idea of what bands and styles I do enjoy.

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

I want to thank you John for support from OccultBlackMetalZine. Follow UBIY official pages and spread the word. And the word is UBIY. 

Cain of UBIY, August 2022.


 
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Acid UFO Death Cult/חשֶׁךְ/EP Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-3938639515017605395 ./?Acid-UFO-Death-Cult-חש-ך-EP-Review Sun, 14 Aug 2022 23:33:00 +0200  


  Acid  UFO  Death  Cult  are  a  solo  project  from  Rome,  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2022  ep  "חשֶׁךְ".


  A  very  dark  and  sci-fi  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  ep  while  also  introducing  synths  and  heavy  riffing  onto  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  thigh  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  a  few  tracks.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast b eats  can be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  growls  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  well  as  one  song  also  adding  in a  brief  use  of  clean  playing.  


  Acid  UFO  Death  Cult  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  lo-fi  and  creative  sounding  as  well  as  adding  in  some  depressive  touches  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  Acid  UFO  Death  Cult  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Depressive  Summer"  and  "Ruins".  8  out  of  10.


https://acidufodeathcult.bandcamp.com/album/-


  


  

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  Acid  UFO  Death  Cult  are  a  solo  project  from  Rome,  Italy  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2022  ep  "חשֶׁךְ".


  A  very  dark  and  sci-fi  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  ep  while  also  introducing  synths  and  heavy  riffing  onto  the  recording.  Vocals  are  mostly  thigh  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  having  a very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  on  a  few  tracks.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast b eats  can be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  growls  also  being  utilized  briefly  as  well  as  one  song  also  adding  in a  brief  use  of  clean  playing.  


  Acid  UFO  Death  Cult  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  lo-fi  and  creative  sounding  as  well  as  adding  in  some  depressive  touches  to  create  a  sound  of  his  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.  


  In  my  opinion  Acid  UFO  Death  Cult  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Depressive  Summer"  and  "Ruins".  8  out  of  10.


https://acidufodeathcult.bandcamp.com/album/-


  


  

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Iōhannēs Interview tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-3047818919999697373 ./?Iōhannēs-Interview Sun, 14 Aug 2022 02:48:00 +0200  

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

Iōhannēs is just a little bedroom project I started when I was 18 and thought doing music for the rest of my life was gonna be the route I go down. It’s mostly a blackened death metal project with some progressive leanings, and it’s a project where I can do whatever I want in an extreme metal lens without worrying about a band or anything like that.


2.Your new ep will be released in September, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

This release was my attempt to write something more black metal oriented than anything I had worked on before. Originally it was an entirely different project under a different name but I decided to shelve it for whatever reason. I decided to release it now because I think it’s a neat time capsule of where I was back then.


3.Since 2019 you have released a great amount of demo's, ep's and full lengths, do you spend a great amount of time, writing and creating music?

I spend quite a bit of time just making stuff in general, but music was something I used to be more prolific with. I had a lot of creative energy when I first started out and I guess I had something to prove and needed to catch up to what everyone else was doing at the time. It ended up leading to an intense burn-out that I’m still struggling with to this day, but I still work on music almost every day in some way.


4.Your lyrics on the new recording focus mostly on the sea and ocean, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting that is presented on the new recording?

I’ve always had an affinity for anything related to water, and especially the ocean. I vacationed a lot at the beach as a kid and grew to appreciate the vast, terrifying, and beautiful nature of it. I love swimming, I love being in water, it makes me feel at home. I was also in a very dark headspace around this time so the lyrics reflect a desire to return to the primordial origins of all life on the planet as a way of escape.


5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

I like concept albums so I like to work conceptually with my projects. I mainly deal with negative emotions as a way of purging them from myself, and then wrapping that in a framework of some kind of story or overarching concept. I’ve dealt with some heavy subject matter in the past and will probably continue to do so just because this is the way I process these things.


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Iōhannēs'?

I really couldn’t find a good band name at the time so I searched out what my first name would be in Latin and the rest is history.


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new ep cover?

The artwork was a series of photographs taken by a good friend of mine on one of the many beaches of southern California. I basically just smashed them all together and gray-scaled it to make it look cool. Very DIY since I lacked a job and money at the time.


8.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

I think with this project I’d prefer to work on my own, maybe a few guest spots for solos or vocals or something, but all the writing and recording is mine to do. I’m weird when it comes to personal projects, but I’d also be down to be a part of a band where I wouldn’t have to take so much on by myself. It’d have to be a different project though.


9.The new ep is going to be released on 'Syrup Moose Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Syrup Moose is a label that started as a joke, really, but I decided to take a chance on them with this release. I’m glad to say they’ve done right by me and they’re doing a great job of getting the label out there and running. I hope to see further success for them.


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

Well, I’ve got 176 followers on Bandcamp so I suppose that’s pretty good for someone just making noises from their childhood bedroom. I’m not too well known in the local scene but in some of the circles I follow I’ve garnered some attention and I’m happy with how I’ve been growing lately. I’m not out here looking to be the next break-out black metal artist, I’d just like a good base of fans who will support me in whatever I do.


10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

I really couldn’t say where I’d see myself with music in the future. Hopefully I’m still doing it and getting better. I’m always gonna do music, but time becomes a valuable commodity when trying to survive out here. I think my releases will be slower in releasing but they’ll still be coming.


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?

The whole reason I started doing music on my own is because of Devin Townsend and his album “Ziltoid The Omniscient”. I listened to that album and found out he did almost the entire thing on his own in his home studio with software drums and that just opened the floodgate for me to make my own music. I think the list of bands and artists that inspire me would be a bit overwhelming, but they’re mostly progresssive metal bands. Currently I’ve been listening to a lot of Coheed And Cambria since I never really explored their music when I was younger. They also work almost exclusively in concept albums so that’s a big plus for me.


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

I just want to say thank you to Syrup Moose Records for taking a chance on me and allowing me to live my dream a bit more. I also want to thank all my friends and fellow musicians who have supported me for this long. Words cannot express my gratitude. And thank you for the interview!


Iōhannēs on Twitter | Iōhannēs on Bandcamp
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1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the solo project?

Iōhannēs is just a little bedroom project I started when I was 18 and thought doing music for the rest of my life was gonna be the route I go down. It’s mostly a blackened death metal project with some progressive leanings, and it’s a project where I can do whatever I want in an extreme metal lens without worrying about a band or anything like that.


2.Your new ep will be released in September, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

This release was my attempt to write something more black metal oriented than anything I had worked on before. Originally it was an entirely different project under a different name but I decided to shelve it for whatever reason. I decided to release it now because I think it’s a neat time capsule of where I was back then.


3.Since 2019 you have released a great amount of demo's, ep's and full lengths, do you spend a great amount of time, writing and creating music?

I spend quite a bit of time just making stuff in general, but music was something I used to be more prolific with. I had a lot of creative energy when I first started out and I guess I had something to prove and needed to catch up to what everyone else was doing at the time. It ended up leading to an intense burn-out that I’m still struggling with to this day, but I still work on music almost every day in some way.


4.Your lyrics on the new recording focus mostly on the sea and ocean, can you tell us a little bit more about the songwriting that is presented on the new recording?

I’ve always had an affinity for anything related to water, and especially the ocean. I vacationed a lot at the beach as a kid and grew to appreciate the vast, terrifying, and beautiful nature of it. I love swimming, I love being in water, it makes me feel at home. I was also in a very dark headspace around this time so the lyrics reflect a desire to return to the primordial origins of all life on the planet as a way of escape.


5.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?

I like concept albums so I like to work conceptually with my projects. I mainly deal with negative emotions as a way of purging them from myself, and then wrapping that in a framework of some kind of story or overarching concept. I’ve dealt with some heavy subject matter in the past and will probably continue to do so just because this is the way I process these things.


6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Iōhannēs'?

I really couldn’t find a good band name at the time so I searched out what my first name would be in Latin and the rest is history.


7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new ep cover?

The artwork was a series of photographs taken by a good friend of mine on one of the many beaches of southern California. I basically just smashed them all together and gray-scaled it to make it look cool. Very DIY since I lacked a job and money at the time.


8.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

I think with this project I’d prefer to work on my own, maybe a few guest spots for solos or vocals or something, but all the writing and recording is mine to do. I’m weird when it comes to personal projects, but I’d also be down to be a part of a band where I wouldn’t have to take so much on by myself. It’d have to be a different project though.


9.The new ep is going to be released on 'Syrup Moose Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Syrup Moose is a label that started as a joke, really, but I decided to take a chance on them with this release. I’m glad to say they’ve done right by me and they’re doing a great job of getting the label out there and running. I hope to see further success for them.


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

Well, I’ve got 176 followers on Bandcamp so I suppose that’s pretty good for someone just making noises from their childhood bedroom. I’m not too well known in the local scene but in some of the circles I follow I’ve garnered some attention and I’m happy with how I’ve been growing lately. I’m not out here looking to be the next break-out black metal artist, I’d just like a good base of fans who will support me in whatever I do.


10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?

I really couldn’t say where I’d see myself with music in the future. Hopefully I’m still doing it and getting better. I’m always gonna do music, but time becomes a valuable commodity when trying to survive out here. I think my releases will be slower in releasing but they’ll still be coming.


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?

The whole reason I started doing music on my own is because of Devin Townsend and his album “Ziltoid The Omniscient”. I listened to that album and found out he did almost the entire thing on his own in his home studio with software drums and that just opened the floodgate for me to make my own music. I think the list of bands and artists that inspire me would be a bit overwhelming, but they’re mostly progresssive metal bands. Currently I’ve been listening to a lot of Coheed And Cambria since I never really explored their music when I was younger. They also work almost exclusively in concept albums so that’s a big plus for me.


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

I just want to say thank you to Syrup Moose Records for taking a chance on me and allowing me to live my dream a bit more. I also want to thank all my friends and fellow musicians who have supported me for this long. Words cannot express my gratitude. And thank you for the interview!


Iōhannēs on Twitter | Iōhannēs on Bandcamp
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Skare/Self Titled/Amor Fati Productions/2022 Full Length Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-4294723387736796474 ./?Skare-Self-Titled-Amor-Fati-Productions-2022-Full-Length-Review Sun, 14 Aug 2022 02:41:00 +0200  


  Skare  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  an  old  school  from  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2022  album  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Amor  Fati  Productions.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  90's  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a r aw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  keyboards  are  also  utilized  at  times.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  


   One  o  the  tracks  also  introduces  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  elements  of  doom  metal  and  death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  a  couple  of  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  very  melodic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  magick,  mysticism,  medieval  madness  and  vampirism  themes.


  In  my  opinion Skare  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Sordid  Ceremony"  and  "The  Threshold  Into  Death".  8  out  of  10.


  https://youtu.be/e534Cy-a8_I


  

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  Skare  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  an  old  school  from  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2022  album  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Amor  Fati  Productions.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  90's  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a r aw  feeling.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  keyboards  are  also  utilized  at  times.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  


   One  o  the  tracks  also  introduces  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  elements  of  doom  metal  and  death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  briefly,  a  couple  of  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  very  melodic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  small  amount  of  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  magick,  mysticism,  medieval  madness  and  vampirism  themes.


  In  my  opinion Skare  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Sordid  Ceremony"  and  "The  Threshold  Into  Death".  8  out  of  10.


  https://youtu.be/e534Cy-a8_I


  

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Pestlegion/Sathanas Grand Victoria/Osmose Productions/2022 Full Length Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-1657084912924401405 ./?Pestlegion-Sathanas-Grand-Victoria-Osmose-Productions-2022-Full-Length Sun, 14 Aug 2022 01:57:00 +0200  


  Pestlegion  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  old  school  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Sathanas  Grand  Victoria"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Osmose  Productions.


  A  very  dark  and  apocalyptic  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.


  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  as  well  some  synths  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  touch.


 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  utilized  on  a  few  tracks  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  there  is  also  some  back  up  vocals  from  Tom  Angelripper  of  Sodom  as  well  as  the  closing  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  classical  guitars.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Anti  Religion  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Pestlegion  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "We  Deny  Thy  Name"  "Sathanas  Grand  Victoria"  and  "The  Warlock's  Curse".  8  out  of  10.


  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/pestlegion-sathanas-grand-victoria/


      

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  Pestlegion  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  old  school  and  satanic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Sathanas  Grand  Victoria"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Osmose  Productions.


  A  very  dark  and  apocalyptic  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  musical  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  and  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.


  A  lot  of  the  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  as  well  some  synths  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  touch.


 When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  utilized  on  a  few  tracks  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  there  is  also  some  back  up  vocals  from  Tom  Angelripper  of  Sodom  as  well  as  the  closing  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  classical  guitars.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  Anti  Religion  and  Darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Pestlegion  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  old  school  and  satanic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "We  Deny  Thy  Name"  "Sathanas  Grand  Victoria"  and  "The  Warlock's  Curse".  8  out  of  10.


  https://osmoseproductions-label.com/pestlegion-sathanas-grand-victoria/


      

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Firtan/Marter/AOP Records/2022 Full Length Review tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3004949035045702305.post-4533140127308400185 ./?Firtan-Marter-AOP-Records-2022-Full-Length-Review Sun, 14 Aug 2022 01:07:00 +0200  


  Firtan  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  progressive  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Marter"  which  will b e  released  in  September  by  AOP  Records.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  synths  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  while  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  acoustic  guitars  are  utilized  they  also  take  the  music  into  more  of  a  progressive  direction  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  touches  of  neo-classical  and  post  rock  at  times  as  well  as  some  tracks  also bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  growls,  spoken  word  parts  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  album  and  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  stringed  instruments.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  isolation  of  the  modern  individual  who  finds  himself  torn  between  spiritual  hope  and  existential  failure.


  In  my  opinion  Firtan  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  progressive  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fadir"  "Parhelia"  and  "Peraht".  8  out  of  10.


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  Firtan  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  progressive  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2022  album  "Marter"  which  will b e  released  in  September  by  AOP  Records.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  synths  are  utilized  they  also  give  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  while  the  tracks  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  acoustic  guitars  are  utilized  they  also  take  the  music  into  more  of  a  progressive  direction  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.


  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  touches  of  neo-classical  and  post  rock  at  times  as  well  as  some  tracks  also bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  growls,  spoken  word  parts  and  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  album  and  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  stringed  instruments.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  isolation  of  the  modern  individual  who  finds  himself  torn  between  spiritual  hope  and  existential  failure.


  In  my  opinion  Firtan  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  progressive  post  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Fadir"  "Parhelia"  and  "Peraht".  8  out  of  10.


  www.facebook.com/Firtanofficial


https://youtu.be/oXB4OAcWwYo    


  

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