Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Alkerdeel/A Den Of Robbers/CM Kamp 1996/Horion Jugend/ConSOuling Sounds/2012 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Belgium's  Alkerdeel  and  A  Den Of Robbers  called  "CM  Kamp  1996/Horion  Jugend"  which  was r eleased  by  ConSouling  Sounds  in  2012  and  we  will start  of  the  review  with  Alkerdeel  a  band  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical style  that  mixes  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  sludge  and  doom  metal.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  sludge  and  doom  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  which  have  a very  depressive  tone  to  them a t  times  along  with  some  deep  growls  and  spoken  word  parts,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Belgian  and  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on t heir  side  of  the  recording.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from Alkerdeel  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  primitive  black  metal  and  sludge,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "VeillerDe  Nuit  Noir".  RECOMMENDED.

Next  up  is  A  Den  Of  Robbers  a  band  that  mixes  sludge  with  grindcore.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  sludge  with  grindcore  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  along  with  some  black  metal  influences  in  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  grindcore/sludge  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  In  my  opinion  A  Den  Of  Robbers  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  sludge  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Bob  Larsen"  and  "Plagues".  RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  I  feel t his  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  sludge,  and  grindcore  you  should  add  this  album  to  your  collection.  RECOMMENDED  BUY..

  

Burialkult Interview



Interview for (occult black metal zine)
Phlegathon Ov Burialkult


1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We are in the midst of the release for A Call From Beyond the Grave and writing new material for another release.   We've just recently gone though a major line up change as well.  New guitars and drummer, pretty crazy actually but we're still solid as fuck and we rise above this challenge.  At this time Burialkult is planning new live rituals and preparing for future conquests as well.  A lot seems to be happening all it once.


2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?
With this album we decidedly took a departure from what we were doing on the Evil Antichrist Hordes EP.  I think speaking in terms of tonality the EP was much more black-death than what we are doing now.  I think the seeds were growing even back then for what we are now in regards to musical content.  We've achieved a more rock influenced sound on this new album that I think people will really like.  More black metal in spirit, darker and colder.  We're not trying to out do our previous offering or anything like that though we're just doing what we want to do without any borders or preconceived notions.


3.The lyrical topics cover a lot of Satanic and Occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your left hand path philosophy?
Yes. For me there is no finite relation ship with Satan.  For he is a master who entertains many.  When we are reaching for intellectual knowledge it is filtered through a great number of categories that offer a greater understanding of occult and magical concept.   There are numerous forms of Satanism that all lead to one place.  Antinomianism, contemplation, autonomy and god hood.  How does it matter that we as humans achieve this? It just matters that we can and that there are spiritual forces out there that can facilitate these changes in our selves.  I could probably go into this for some time but that about covers the basics i think…


4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Black magic, violence, darkness and total chaos.  The unknown and unknowable.  The incalculable abyss and mysteries of death.  This is what Burialkult is and what we represent though our music, lyrical content and art.


5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
It is hard for me to gage one show from another.  Each show we play is always different from the next as each ritual is different from the next, focusing on different energies that may be present.  Our approach to a live ritual is that of the black mass.  Bones and blood, acrid incense and the shimmer of flame.  A Burialkult Offertorium is a dark and bestial expression of our true nature.


6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?
There are things in the works for many live appearances.  We are playing a local show for our CD release very soon.  Shortly after that we will be doing a mini-tour.  There are other things in the fire but we shall see how they pan out before I go into details.


7. The new album came out on Blood Harvest Records, how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?
I've been a fan of Blood harvest records for years.  Rodrigo has consistently put out quality bands and quality releases.  I first got in touch with Bloodharvest because I wanted to release our EP though a solid European label with good distribution.  Blood harvest mostly deals with KULT vinyl releases and I wanted our EP in vinyl format for our first official release.


8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
I think really good actually.  In the grand scheme of things Burialkult is a very young band.  That being said, a lot of a band success rides on illicit promotion and constant work, refining your selves artistically and musically.  There is an enormous black metal scene and it's growing everyday.  I think it can be very hard to get your band noticed because of over saturation these days.  Once your name gets out there and noticed you have to fucking make sure it stays out there!  The road traveled by Burialkult is a long one indeed and we have a long ways to go before our black vision is realized.


9. What is going on with the drummer's other musical projects these days?
Kriegs Other musical projects include Heidenland and Might. Both of these projects are with Havoque of fluisterwoud fame. They finished recording the drums for a new Heidenland album. Havoque has been busy recording guitars and vocals for a release as well. Expect it to be complete in the next few months.


10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I think this current path that Burialkult is on is the path that best reflects our art form at present.  I see us expanding on our current style which is inevitable as we are now writing with a new guitar player "Kain".  New energies will manifest them selves in our music as we continue and progress.  I genuinely look forward to that.  It will only get blacker and darker as well we progress.


11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I'm not really influenced by anything new right now.  I've been listening to some newer bands lately though which is great because I usually don't have much time to discover new bands.  I really like Cult of fire's new album.  Super fucking catchy and well written…  I always go back to the classics though… Bathory,  Hell Hammer, early Samael, Celtic Frost etc…  I find my self listening to rock n roll bands like The Cult lately as well as a lot of 70's Coven, even Early Jefferson Airplane.  Simple vintage rock n roll!  In retrospect I guess a lot of the influence on our new album comes directly from the afore mentioned bands.  Some times you find influence where you least expect it.


12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
I enjoy exploring the mysteries of black magic and the occult.  Reading new books when time permits as well as drinking alcohol when the occasion presents its self.  I try to spend time writing when I can.  I am an eccentric who likes to collect old things like antiques and what not as I find anything new worthless and without artistry and depth.  Music is 90% of my passion and it encompasses most of my life.  I don't know what I would do if that was taken away from me?  I'd probably resort to crime haha.


13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Absolutely. I would say thank you for the interview and the chance to promote A Call From Beyond the Grave. It will be available though Bloodharvest records respectively as well as most everywhere else as of May10th.  You can track our movement via our F/B site as well as the Bloodharvest home page we now have "burialkult.com" as well but haven't actually done anything with it yet.  Hail the four crowned princes of hell! Hail Satan!



Alkerdeel/Morinide/ConSouling Sounds/2012 CD Review


  Alkerdeel  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  a  mixture  of  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal,  drone  and  sludge  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Morinide"  which  was  released  by  ConSouling  Sounds.

  Drums  are  all  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording,  as  for  the  sound  effects  they  bring  elements  of  experimental  and  drone  to  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  drone  and  sludge  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  great  amount  of  heavy  distortion  behind  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  punk  influences  and  dark  sounding  melodies,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  old  school  sounding  Slayer  style  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  that  have  a  very  depressive  tone  to  them  at  times  along  with  some  deep  growls  and  spoken  word  parts,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Belgian  and  English  and  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Alkerdeel  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  raw  and  primitive  black  metal,  drone  and  sludge  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Winterteens"  and  "Du  Levande".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Monday, April 29, 2013

Gnaw Their Tongues/Per Flagellum/Crucial Blast Recordings/2011 CD Review


 Gnaw  Their  Tongues  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical  style  that  combines  occult  black  metal  with  funeral  doom,  drone,  experimental  and  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2011  album  "Per  Flagellum"  which  was  released  by  Crucial  Blast  Recordings.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,    while  the  synths  and  sound  effects  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound to  the  recording  bringing  in  elements  of  ambient,  noise  and  experimental,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  primitive  occult  black  metal  with  funeral  doom,  drone,  noise  and  experimental  to  create    a  sound  of  their  own  and  their  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  that  have  a  depressive  tone to  them  at  times  along  with  some  spoken  word  samples,  weird  vocals,  and  deep  demonic  growls, while  the  lyrics  cover  Bondage,  Human  Torture  and  Morbid  Esoterica  with  one  song  being  written  in  German,  as  for  the  production  it  has a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Gnaw  Their  Tongues  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental  black  metal,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Urine  Soaked  Neophytes"  "Fallen  Deities  Bathing  In  Gall"  and  "The  Storming  Heavens  As  A  Father".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Pagan Land/Wind Of Freedom/Svarga Music/2013 CD Review



  Pagan  Land  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric  form  of  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Wind  Of  Freedom" which  was  released  by  Svarga  Music.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced   to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,    while  the  keyboards  bring  a  very  dark,  atmospheric  and  epic  sound  to  the  recording  along  with  a  brief  use  of  flutes,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  pagan  black  metal  riffs  that  use  a  good  amount  of  melody,  doom   metal  and  folk  influences, while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  pagan  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  they  are  only  utilized  briefly  and  they  use  finger  picking  to  add  more  medieval  elements  to  the  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  clean  singing  pagan  vocals,  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  deep  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Slavic  Paganism  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful and  heavy  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Pagan  Land  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  pagan  black  metal  band  and  if you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Shadows  Of  The  Past"  "Night  Forest" and  "Wind  Of  Freedom".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.
  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hunters Ground Interview


Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
Hunter’s Ground is a ritual music project based in and around the Appalachian bioregion of these so-called “United States of America.”
How would you describe your musical sound?
Our surface sound is certainly within the realm of the black metal genre, but we have grown organically from that root. Our music is ritual: Hunter’s Ground is not a band, it is an invocation. Each composition is a Song of Power used to bring about the growing storm.
What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Our lyrical concepts weave a new mythology of what is now known as the North American landscape- its flora and fauna, its past and its future. As sons of this land, we are constantly involved, through the living of our lives, in the re-telling of the ever-true myths of creation, destruction and rebirth. We choose to take an active role in this re-telling through the entity of Hunter’s Ground, to be active participants in a growing mythos that we sing into existence.
What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
It is meant as a primal name for the land on which we live, and a call to a more Pure form of existence.
What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We find ourselves at our best in the surroundings we are most comfortable in: outdoor shows have been most memorable and satisfying. Savage. Primitive. Untamed. Proud.
Do you have any touring plans for the future?
Yes, we have solidified a new line-up and have plans to be on the road as much as possible this year.
On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
The reviews and feedback for our latest album “No God But the Wild” have been extremely positive on all fronts. We hope to record a new EP this Summer, with plans for a new full-length to be written in the Fall/Winter of 2013.
Are there any other musical projects going on these days?
Some of our members are also in other musical projects, yes. For myself, Hunter’s Ground is my main and only focus- to pour energy elsewhere would be to weaken the growth of the branches.
What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
Impossible to say where things will go…we try to remain fluid and experimental, driven by whatever is speaking through us at the time. Entheogenic work, ritual, and time spent in the wilderness have a strong effect on the music being written.
. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Of course, we are all influenced by the classic BM bands, to mention them here would probably be a waste of everyone’s time; also, we are heavily influenced by the indigenous music of many cultures, the language of the rocks and trees, beast and bird.
How would you describe your views on Occultism?
This is an extremely broad question, not one I am certain how to answer in the scope of this brief interview. My personal praxis is far-reaching and much-encompassing, although my roots have always run deep into the northern traditions of runagaldr, seidh, gandreidh and so on. Perhaps a more precise line of questioning on this would be helpful.
Outside of music what are some of your interests?
The Wolves of Vinland. The Galdragildi. The Centurion Method. Keeping a lean body, a sharp mind, and Streaming Sunward.
. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you for the interview. We are here in the woods howling songs of savage destruction and Green overgrowing the Grey.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Enbilulugugal/Gnashing Of Teeth/Rites ov The Blakk Goat ov The Woods with a Thoudand Young/Dipsomaniac Records/2012 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review of  a  split  album  between  California's  Enbilugugal  and Gnashing  Of  Teeth  called  "Rites  ov  The  Blakk  Goat  ov  The  Woods  with  a  Thousand  Young"  which  was  released  by  Dipsomaniac  Records  in  2012  and  we  will  start  of  the  review  with  Enbiligugal  a  band  that  plays  a very  raw  and  primitive  from  of  occult  black  metal/  noise.

  Drums  range  from  slow, mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  primitive  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording,  as  for  the  sound  effects  they  bring  in  elements  of  harsh  power  electronics/noise.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  along  with  some  heavy  distortion  that  brings  the  harsh  noise  elements  to to  music and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on t heir  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  black  metal/noise  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Necronomicon  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  noisy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Enbilugugal  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  harsh  noise  and  primitive  occult  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Serpent  Goat  King"  and  "The  Doom  Within  A  Black  Mist".  RECOMMENDED.

  Next  up  is  Gnashing  Of  Teeth  another  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  primitive  occult  black  metal  and  harsh  noise.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  some  fast  playing  and  blast  beats  being  present  on their  side  of  the  recording, while  the  sound  effects  bring  elements  of  harsh  noise  to  the  recording, as  for  the  bass  playing it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  clean  playing  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  heavy  distortion  being  thrown  behind  the  riffing  which  brings  in  elements  of  drone  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  and  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal/noise  screams  along  with  some  deep  demonic  growls  and  spoken  word  chanting,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Necronomicon  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Gnashing  Of  Teeth  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  primitive  occult  black  metal  and  harsh  noise  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Plague  Of  Human  Spirit"  and  "Admiring  The  Dark Endless.  RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  and  harsh  noise,  you  should  add this  album  to  your  collection.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Chernobog/Nuclear Bloodbath/Dipsomaniac Records/2011 EP Re-Issue Review


  Chernobog  where  a  band  from  Oregon  that  played  a  very  raw  and  primitive  form  of  Apokalyptic black  metal/noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2001  ep  "Nuclear  Bloodbath"   which  was  originaaly  released  by  Unsung  Heroes  Records  and  re-issed  by  Dipsomanic  Records in  2011.

  Drums  programming  ranges  from  slow,  mid paced  to  fast  beats  with  some  noise  elements  being  utilized,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  influences  from  noise  music  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  with  some deep  demonic  growls  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover Occultism,  Darkness,  War  and  Blasphemous  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Chernobog  where  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  primitive  black  metal/noise  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Nuclear  Bloodbath"  and  "Flaming  Inferno".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Witch In Her Tomb/Malefic Maleficarum/Crippled Sounds/Tyr Records/2012 Ep Review


  Witch  In  Her  Tomb  are  a  1  man  band  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  primitive  form  of  black  metal  mixed  with  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  ep  "Malefic  Maleficarum"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Crippled  Sounds  and  Tyr  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  playing with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  primitive  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording,  as  for  the  synths  they  are  only  used  on  the  last  song  and  they  bring  a  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  music.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  primitive  black  metal  with  punk  and  noise  with  3  guitars  being  utilized  as  well  as  some  soft  and  clean  playing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  black  metal  screams,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  concept  and  cover  dark  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  the  songs  being  short.

  In  my  opinion  Witch  In  Her  Tomb  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  raw  and  primitive  black  metal,  noise  and  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  yuo  should  check  out t his  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "X".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

  

Avulse/We Are All Code/Broken Limb Recordings/2012 CD Review


  Avulse  are  a  1  man  band  from  Maine  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical style  that  combines  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  d  beat  and  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "We  Are  All  Code"  which  was  released  by  Broken  Limb  Recordings.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars  and  at  times  they  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  d  beat  and  crust  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  some  melodic  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  old  school  sounding  punk  rock  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  clean  singing  punk  rock  vocals  being  used  on  one  song,  while  the  lyrics  cover  reality  and  everyday  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  in  the  true  old  school  black  metal  tradition.

  In  my  opinion  this  another  great  recording  from  Avulse  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  punk  influenced  primitive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Flames  Of  Liberty"  "Veteran's  Day"  "Black  Denim"  and  "We  Are  All  Code".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Lugburz Sleed/Demo 2011 Review


  This  is  another  review  of  a  recording  from  Lugburz  Sleed  with  the  music  this  time  being  instrumental  depressive/post  black  metal  with  the  recording  being  self  released  in  2011.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very   strong  and  powerful  sound  with  some  heavy  and  dark  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  use  alot  of  post  black  metal  elements  along  with  some  melodic  elements,  soft  and  clean  playing  which  gives  the  music  a  psychedelic  edge,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilize  use  full  chords  to  add  more  elements  of  darkness  to  the  music.

  Vocals  are  mostly  absent  from t his  recording  with  most  of  the  music  being  instrumental  except  for  the  last  song  and  they  are  gim  sounding  black  metal s creams,  while  the  song  themes  focus  on  darkness  and  depression,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  dark  and  heavy  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  demo.  

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Lugburz  Sleed  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  depressive,  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Untitled  3"  "Rusty  Scourge  Of  Deception".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Written In Torment/Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes/Glorious North Productions/2013 CD Review


  Written  In  Torment  are  a  1  man  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  grim,  dark,  melodic,  raw  and  primitive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Bellum  Omnium  Contra  Omnes"  which  was  released  by  Glorious  North  Productions.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars, a s  for  the  synths  when t hey  are  utilized  they  bring  a  very  dark,  epic  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  utilize  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  thrash  and  death  elements,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  melodic  sounding  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  utilize  a  great  amount  of  skill  and  talent.

  Vocals  range  from  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  to  deep  demonic  growls  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  and  samples,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Anti  Christian  and  Human  Suffering  topics,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Written  In  Torment  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy,  melodic,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Earth  Decimated"  "Descent  Into  Total  Madness"  "Behold  The  Trinity  Maimed  And  Rot"  and  "Necessary  Evil".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.   

Acherontas/Amenti/W.T.C/2013 CD Review


  Acherontas  are  a  band  from  Greece  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric,  heavy,  dark,  melodic,  raw  and  primitive  from  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Amenti"  which  was  released  by  W.T.C.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  keyboards  bring  a  very  dark,  atmospheric,  avant  garde  and  occult  sound  to  the  music  along  with  some  ritualistic  sound  effects,  as   for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  occult  black  metal  riffs  that  utilize  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add  more  esoteric,  exotic  and  ritualistic  occult  elements  to  the  recording.

  Vocals  range  from  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  to  deep  demonic  growls  as  well  as  some  clean  singing,  spoken  word  parts,  and  occult  ritualistic  chanting,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Egyptian  Occultism,  Alchemy  and Left  Hand  Path  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Acherontas  are  very  great  sounding  dark,  melodic,  raw  and  primitive  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Amenti  -The  Lamp  Ov  The  Desert"  "Set  Triumphant  -  Nubti"  and  "Wines  Of  Blood  And  Pestilence".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Paria/Surrealist Satanist/W.T.C/2013 CD Review


  Paria  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  dark,  melodic,  raw  and primitive  form  of  satanic  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Surrealist  Satanist"  which  will  be  released  by  W.T.C.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced,  to  fast  playing  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy,  raw  and primitive  sounding  with  a  good  amount  of  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  as  well  as  some  clean  playing  on  the  intro  which  brings  an  ambient/drone  feeling  to  the  recording.,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  that  have  a  depressive  tone  to  them  at  times  along  with  some  deep  demonic  growls  and  clean  singing  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Occultism,  and  Darkness  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  while  you  can  still  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Paria  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy,  dark,  melodic,  raw  and  primitive  satanic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Surrealist  Satanist"  "(Behold)  The  Face  Of  The  Timeless Usher"  and  "Sodomsphinx".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Agrath Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
1. Well, Agrath was formed in 2004 by myself (Lord Thammuz), our current bass player (Black Spectrum), and Vrykolakas our drummer back then. We play nasty raw black metal, and we all currently live in NYC. We have three demos out, a full-length album entitled 'The Fall of Mankind' which was released in 2009, and we recently recorded our second full-length to come out later this year entitled 'Thy Kingdom Come'. Also we have a split with the band Mortum from NJ.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
2. We're mostly inspired by Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger, Under a Funeral Moon era, adding our own kind of sound keeping it raw and heavy. All that can be expected is pure armageddon.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3. Agrath's lyrics are misanthropic, hatred towards society, and humanity in general; the coming of eternal darkness & chaos, and some spells dedicated to the Demoness Agrath.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
4. Agrath is the name of a female Demon on Hebrew mythology, and according to the Talmud the wife of Asmodeus king of all Demons.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
5. Let's see, so far we've played shows with bands such as Inquisition, Destroyer 666, Summon, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Negative Plane (myself, and our current drummer play on it as well), amongst others, and local bands obviously.

6. Do you have any tour or show plans for the future?
6. We have a show coming up for the end of May, we'll be performing with Deiphago from Phillipines whom will be playing at this year's MDF. No tour plans at this moment.

7. Recently Horizon Productions released a split with Mortum, what are your thoughts on the final product and also what is your opinion on the other band that participated?
7. Our side of the split consists of one of our demos called 'Kreation Destroyed' which was recorded live at our den back in 2007. We're satisfied with the final output of the split, and as for Mortum they're really great guys, and their hymns dark as fuck, really great stuff. We still have yet to share stage with them. Hopefully anytime soon.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8. Overall I think it's been good, we're still an unknown band, we play for the few masses that enjoy orthodox hateful black metal, and we'll keep doing it as long as we stay together. We've received positive feedback from some parts around the globe, and have a nice fanbase in South America, we've received a few reviews from fanzines in Asia, South America, and Poland, so I can't complain about it.

9. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
9. Our bass player, and drummer (Ignotus) are currently working on a project called Ominous Resurrection which I recommend 666%, darkened atmospheric black metal with no shitty keyboards, only darkness at it's purest. As for Negative Plane we'll be doing a couple a shows later this year in Europe, one is in Prague (Prague Death Mass Vol. II), and another in Oslo, Norway (Bunker II), that's all I can tell for now.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
10. The Same direction we currently have. I don't plan on changing our writing style. Our second opus to be yet released differs from the first one soundwise, but musically keeps the same essence, and we want to keep it that way.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
11. Well, like I mentioned before one of my main inspirations is Darkthrone on their black metal era, but obviously I can't leave out early Mayhem, and Burzum which also inspired me. Nowadays personally I've been listening to a lot of 'War metal' how it's called, bands as Proclamation, Revenge, Teitanblood, Diocletian, Blasphemy of course, etc., obviously I don't leave on the side black metal which is the style I listen mostly, bands as S.V.E.S.T, Root, Master's Hammer, Mortuary Drape, Sarcofago, and the like.

12. How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?
12. As you might know this topic about occultism is very deep and very personal, all I can say is that in Agrath we are all satanists in our own way, a true satanist does whatever necessary to make his life better and have total control of his life and what surrounds him, thus becoming stronger. Speaking for myself (Ignotus) I'm a practicioner of magick I've been walking on the left hand path for many years.

13. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
13. Outside music I have a normal life you can say, I'm married no kids though, and plan to keep it that way hah! I have a job, can't complain, although music specifically black metal makes part of my every day routine as I listen to it on a daily basis.

14.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
14. I just want to thank you for the interview, and help spreading the Agrath disease to other masses. Cheers!


De L' enfer Interview


1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
ans) we r De L'enfer  and we make raw,primitive,fucked up black metal music , lysetdod cant be here becoz he doesnt give interviews, so its just me

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
ans) well we would describe our sound as something that was made in hell and then sent to us in the form of a blessing from satan,something that was created in some other dimension..

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
ans) we explore and exploit darkness, we delve into occult and  black magic, we write about carnage and war, about the apocalypse..

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
ans) de l'enfer is french for 'from hell', the inspiration behind the name is the constant darkness that me and lysetdod r so inspired from ,the thirst in our hearts to attain occult and supernatural powers and abilities,to learn and dig into unknown cults and dark arts etc

5. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future?
ans) haha no, de l'enfer would always be me and lysetdod

6. The last release came out on Achtung! Records? can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
ans) the demo came out simultaneously in two labels actually in two different formats, achtung released it on tape while depressive illusions released it on cd, achtung records is really a truely awesome record label,its really underground,it has an air of mystery around it,totally perfect for de l'enfer, hailz to achtung records \m/

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
ans) well i was checking on google about de l'enfer and so far the reception has been good,its already put up on many blogsites and net labels by fans and some people have even reviewed it,and the reviews are quite cool, i feel the feedback has been good

8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
ans) you mean my other projects right? well they are goin great, focusing a bit on my one-man post black metal band The End nowadys , even lysetdod is kinda busy with his other projects too

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
ans) i think we are going to be much rawer and lo-fi, we are gona go total enkil,beherit etc path u kno,i think its gona be great in future,we r gona bathe in blood haha

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
ans) a lot of raw black metal bands inspired us,hmm mostly the french scene u kno, bands like peste noire (early demos), belketre,torgeist,darvulia,vlad tepes and many more and many other european bands and also some cool bands from USA, like enkil, etc , and nowadys im listening to mostly shoegaze like slowdive etc haha,im really swimming in this genre right now at this moment

11. The band is from India, are there any other black metal bands out there that you would recommend?
ans) i would recommend the band CRY to u,it was quite nice,but too bad its no more,its split up now..

12. How would you describe your views on Occultism and Satanism?
ans) well im a theistic satanist,and im a novice,i did the dedication ritual in march 2012,it was really a very sublime and pure experience,i just wana say that god is an asshole,trust me,believe me its true, put ur faith on lucifer,he doesnt want any sacrifices or donations or meditations from u,all he wants is ur faith in him and ur respect and honour towards him then u wuld c that nobody can stop u in achieving your goals in life,so fuck god,and hail satan \m/

13. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
ans) i love drawing and painting,i make logos and artworks for bands for free, and i also love photography,writing stories,reading books,i make short films too and lots of other stuff

14. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
ans) all i wana say is 'thank you' for taking this interview, keep supporting us,hailz \m/

Cancer/Cemaprna Kpblnbr/Lugburz Sleed/Constation -Hebephrenia/Rigorism Productions/2010 SPlit Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  3  way  split  between  Ukraine's  Cancer,  Lugburz  Sleed  and  Russia'a  Cemaprna  Kpblnbr  called  "Constation  - Hebephrenia"  which was  released  by  Rigorism  Productions  in  2010  and  we  will  start  of  the r eview  with  Cancer  a  band  that  plays  a  very  depressive  form  of black  metal.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present  on their  side  of  the  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  depressive  black  metal  that  use  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  suicidal  black  metal  screams  and  cries,  while  the  lyrics  cover  suicidal  and  depressive  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  the  last  song  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Cancer  are  a  very  great  sounding  suicidal,  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t heir  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Catatonia  Febrilis".  RECOMMENDED.

  Next  up  is  Cemaprna  Kpblnbr  a  band  that  plays  a  very  depressive  and  suicidal  form  of  black  metal.

  Drums  are  all  slow  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  are  all  slow  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  use  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  in  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  dark  sounding  guitar  leads  that  brings  an  ambient  feeling  to  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  high  pitched  suicidal  black  metal  screams  and  cries,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russia  and  cover  depressing  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  their  only  song  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Cemaprna  Kpblnbr  are  a  very  great  sounding  depressive,  suicidal  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED.

  Next  up  is  Lugburz  Sleed  a  band  that  has  been  featured  in  this  zine  recently  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric  and  depressive  form  of  depressive  black  metal.

  Drums  range from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  utilizing  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  dark  sounding  melodies  and  clean  playing  to  give  the  music  an  atmospheric  edge  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  their  side  of  the  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  sounding  depressive  black  metal  screams  with  some  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  their  native  tongue  and  cover  suicidal  and  anti  life  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark, r aw  and  primitive  sound  to  it with  their  2  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Lugburz  Sleed  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "F48. 1".  RECOMMENDED.

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  suicidal  and  depressive  black  metal.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.



   

    

Lugburz Sleed/Transcendence/Rigorism Productions/2009 EP Review


  This  is  another  review  of  a  recording  from  Lugburz  Sleed  which  continues  their  atmospheric,  depressive  sound  with  the  ep  being  released  in  2009  by  Rigorism  Productions  and  called  "Transcendence".

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars, as  for  the  synths  they  are  only  used  briefly  and  they  bring  a  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sound  to  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  utilize  some  raw  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  some  melody  in  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  finger  picking  to  bring  the  atmospheric  elements  to  the  music.

  Vocals  are  all  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  black  metal s creams, while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  depression  and  anti  life  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion t his  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Lugburz  Sleed  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Drawing  On  A  Flesh"  and  "Degradation  Senseless  Illusion".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Lugburz Sleed/Epoch Of Former Times/Rigorism Productions/2008 CD Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Lugberz  Sleed  which  continues  their  atmospheric,  depressive,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal  approach  with  the  album  being  released  in  2008  by  Rigorism  Productions  and  called  "Epoch  Of  Former  Times".

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present on  this  recording,  while  the  synths  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  dark  and  atmospheric  sounding,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  use  finger  picking  to  enhance  the  dark  atmosphere  of  the  music.

  Vocals  are  all  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  depression  and  anti  life  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Lugberz  Sleed  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  depressive  black  metal,  you  should  check out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Rivers  Of  Time"  and  "Loss  Of  The  Past".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.      

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lugburz Sleed/Epoch Of Twelve Streams/2008 Demo Review


   Lugburz  Sleed  are  a  band  from  Ukraine  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric,  raw  and primitive  form  of  depressive  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2008  demo  "Epoch  Of  Twelve  Streams".

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark, r aw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  along  with  some  clean  playing  which  brings  in  the  atmospheric  elements,  while  the  lead  guitars  when t hey  are  utilized  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  they  use  full  chords  and  finger  picking  to  add  more  epic  qualities  to  the  music.

  Vocals  are  all  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  paganism  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  a  couple  of  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Legburz  Sleed  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  raw  and  primitive  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Force  Of  The  Nayword  Of  Paganism"  "Blood  The  Rain  From  The  Heavens"  and  "Thin  Threads  Of  Our  Illusions".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Tree Of Woe/Demo 2012 Review


  Tree  Of  Woe  are  a  band  from  California  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  primitive  form  of  depressive black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  demo.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  to  fast  playing  with  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  depressive  black  metal  riffs  that  are  very  dark, heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sounding  with  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on t his  recording.

  Vocals  are  all  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  depressive  black  metal  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover d ark  and  depressive  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Tree  Of  Woe  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark,  raw  and  primitive  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out t his  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Guardian  Of  Fire".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.