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Friday, January 22, 2021

Lighthouse/A Debut/2020 EP Review

 


  Lighthouse  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  a  very  modern  and  aggressive  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  ep  "A  Debut".


   A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and r aw  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  the  first  track  is  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  along  with  the music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  modern  era  as  well  as  adding  in  a  touch  of  post  black  metal,  psychedelic  sounds  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.


  Lighthouse  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  aggressive  and  modern  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  emptiness,  solitude  and  the  human  mind.


  In  my  opinion  Lighthouse  are  a  very  great  sounding  modern  and  aggressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Temple  Of  Nothingness".  8  out  of  10.



https://open.spotify.com/album/6RUGuQPJCAMm8tjVZ083lb?si=MZ8Yr3MFRIKUqJ0EpwHWxw

Qwalen/Unohdan sinut/Time To Kill Records/2021 Full Length Review

 


  Qwalen  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  very  aggressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Unohdan  sinut"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Time  To  Kill  Records.


  A  very  fast  and  raw  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  influences  but  keeps  it  modern  at  the  same  time.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  One  of  the  tracks  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  growls  along  with  some  of  the  riffing  also  adding  in  some  touches  of  black'n'roll  and  the  whole  album  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.


  Qwalen  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  fast,  raw  and  aggressive  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Finnish  and  cover  self  portrayal  themes.     


  In  my  opinion  Qwalen  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive  black  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Pimea  tilla"  "Han  ei  tule  koskaan"  and  "Temppei".  8  out  of  10.


https://qwaelen.bandcamp.com/ 


    

Wampyric Rites/The Eternal Melancholy Of The Vampire/Inferna Profundus Records/2021 Full Length Review

 


  Wampyric  Rites  are  a  band  from  Ecuador  that  plays  a  very  raw,  old  school  and  vampyric  form  of  black  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "The  Eternal  Melancholy  Of  The  Wampire"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Inferna  Profundus  Records.


  Synths  start  off  the  album  and  also  brings  in  elements  of  dungeon  synth  onto  the  recording  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  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  At  times  the  music  also captures  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere  along  with  one  of  the  songs  also  introducing  guitar  solos  and  leads  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  adding  in  a  deeper growling  approach  on  a  later  song.


  Wampyric  Rites  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  old  school  and  vampyric  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  vampirism  and  darkness  themes.    


  In  my  opinion  Wampyric  Rites  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  old  school  and  vampyric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Ancient  Specters  Of  The  Forlorn  Forest"  and  "Grim  Funeral    Inside  The  Dusty  Dungeons  Of  Time".  8 out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/MNCIa8FsjMM      

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Bilesipper/Where Hope Grows Pale/2021 EP Review

 


  Bilesipper  are  a  band  from San  Diego,  California  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  lo-fi  form  of  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  ep  "Where  Hope  Grows  Pale".


  Spoken   word  parts,  rain  and  thunder  sounds  tart  off  the  ep  before  going  a  very  fast  and  raw musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffing  also  shows  an  influence  of  death  metal.  At  times  the  music  also  captures  a  very  lo-fi  atmosphere  along  with  some  synths  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.   


  Bilesipper  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw,  noisy  and  lo-fi  sounding  as  well  as  adding  in  a  touch  of  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  plague,  blasphemy  and  madness  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Bilesipper  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  lo-fi  black/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Barbaric  iron  Sorceries"  and  "Urdaemon".  8 out  of  10.


https://bilesipper.bandcamp.com/  

Volniir/All Hope Abandon/Church Of Eradication/2021 CD Review

 


  Volniir  are  a  band  from  the  united  Kingdom  that  plays  a  very  aggressive  form  of  occult  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "All  Hope  Abandon"  which  will  be  released  on  January  29th  by  Church  Of  Eradication.


  Dark  yet  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  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.  Vocals  are  mostly  angry  sounding  black  metal  screams  which  also  have  their  deeper  moments  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  desolate  and  melancholic  sounding  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Some  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  semi  melodic  vocals  can  also  be  heard  and a  later  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing.


  Volniir  plays  a  style  of  occult  black  metal  that  is  very  modern  and  aggressive  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Death  Worship,  Luciferianism  and  Spiritual  Sedition  themes  which  also  shows  influences  from  the  writings  of  Aliester  Crowley,  Robert  Cochrane,  Shani  Oates  and  G  McCaughry.


  In  my  opinion  Volniir  are  a  very  great  sounding  aggressive  occult  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Adamanite  Gates"  "A  Sermon  In  Thunder"  and  "As  Night  Falls,  Let  Her  Reign  Begin".  8  out  of  10.


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Iscuron/The Nothing Has Destroyed Atreyu/2021 Full Length Review

 


  Iscuron  are  a  solo  project  from  Italy  that  plays  an  atmospheric,  medieval  and  symphonic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2021  album  "The  Nothing  Has  Destroyed  Atreyu".


  Tragic  sounding  keyboards  start  off  the  album  and  also  add  an  influence  of  classical  music  onto  the  recording  along  with  some  symphonic  elements  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  also be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  a  lot  of the  guitar  riffing  along  with  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.


  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  medieval  moments.  At  times  the  songs  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  as  well  as  some  electronic  instruments  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  the  tracks  also  add  in  some  90's  influences  but  keeps  it  modern  at  the  same  time  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  can  also b e  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  fantasy  and  medieval  themes.   


  In  my  opinion  Iscuron  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  medieval  and  symphonic  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Silent  Storm"  "The  Nothing  has  Destroyed  Atreyu"  and  "In  the  Darkness".  8  out  of  10.


https://www.facebook.com/iscuronofficial
https://iscuron.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCciZh0ysTQ_HAnJXJBGVNHA
   


          

Vipire/Sombre Marche/Vetus Capra/2021 Demo Review

 


  Vipire  are  a  duo from  France  that  plays  a  very  raw,  old  school  and  medieval  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  demo  "Sombre  Marche"  which  was  released  by  Vetus  Capra.


  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  while  some  of  the  riffing  shows  an  influence  of  punk  rock.  Most  of the  music  is  also very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  to  early  2000's  era  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of b last  beats  can  also  be  heard.


  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  a  raw  feeling  while  a  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  introducing  clean  playing  and  clear  vocals  onto  the  recording.


 When  guitars  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  closing  track  is  also  adding  in  synths  and  flute  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  medieval  atmosphere.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  dark  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Vipire  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw,  old  school  and  medieval  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Multiface"  and  "Inegilities  de  Bell".  8  out  of  10.      


https://vetuscapra.bandcamp.com/album/sombre-marche  


    

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Xeper Interview

 

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album? 


Hi, sure. Not that much honestly because as you can see the world is under pandemic... But I’m going to start writing a new album soon.


2. In February you have released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past? 


It differs in the music writing. In the past, I was writing music very quickly because I was looking forward to write new material constantly. Then I’ve changed my mind. This new album is the result of 5 years of work. I wanted be more focused on the details to be sure to write a good album, at least for myself. And after 5 years I am still listening to the songs, so I’ve hit my personal goal.


3. This is also your first release since 2014, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame? 


I was writing new material, touring around the world with Gorgoroth and living my private life as all of us do.


4. Your lyrics also show a diverse interest in satanic, occult and left hand path topics and the bands name also comes from the Egyptian path, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts and also how has your views in this realm have evolved over the years? 


I think that is a very personal question, and we all have to find our own answers to the questions about humankind and life/death. But yes, as you say, we are interested in these topics. We don’t want to become theologians, we don’t write books. There are already persons who do that. We write music. I can just say that people should read and learn about religion before taking a way in his or her life. And we did our choice.



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


It’s the depiction of the moment when humans took possession of knowledge and received the fire from our God Satan, according to the Bible and the Sumerian tablets. Marcelo Vasco had the artistic sensitivity to graphically enhance this concept.


6. Originally the band was from Italy but has re-located to Norway over the years, can you tell us a little bit more about the move? 


I just moved to Norway to be closer to my friends. It’s a wonderful country and you can fall in love with Norway easily. Plus comparing to Italy, it’s easier to find a job and jobs are well paid. That was the reason back in 2014.


7. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance? 


Well, we did few shows honestly because the line up has changed during the years. I can say I have great memories of our first shows in small venues. I can still remember the venue’s owners faces when we brought blood, pig heads and fire on stage. Nothing new as you can imagine, but it’s not even common doing that. We hand-crafted all the stage scenography by ourselves, from the metallic torches to the Set-shaped main microphone support. In Italy, it is not allowed to sell blood at the supermarket, still we managed to obtain it for the shows.

Performing live is very instinctive to us. We light the torches, pour the blood on our faces and just let the music flow and burn inside our veins. People can perceive this live.



8. The new album is going to be released on 'Soulseller Records', how would you compare working with this label to other labels that you have been a part of in the past? 


This is our first time and the album has not been released yet, so I cannot say anything about at the moment. We can just say that Jorn is a a very enthusiastic and dedicated man, and that we are looking forward to work with him.


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


The only thing we can say is that we received very good feedbacks from allover the world. We worked with labels from Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, France and now Soulseller, so our name have been spread a bit here and there.


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


Of course into black metal. We don’t want to release one album per month, but we are going to create music till the end.


11. What are you currently listening to nowadays? 


Honestly? The same music I’ve been listening to since I was a teenager. I can mention some bands like DarkThrone, Mayhem, Bathory, Burzum, Gehenna, early Marduk etc… all black metal bands which influenced my musical taste. Then I can tell you I listen to all kind of music. If it sounds good and gives me emotions, I listen to it.


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


I would like to thank you for your time and interest in us. We hope you’ll like our album. If not, please just give it to someone you know who can like it.



Ild/Knippe/Screaming Skull Records/2020 EP Review

 


  Ild  are  a  solo  project  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  atmospheric,  melancholic  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  ep  "Knippe"  which  was  released  by  Screaming  Skull  Records.


  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  depressive  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later. All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  music  also  has  its  atmospheric  moments  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  also0  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  while  the  tremolo  picking  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  it  is  utilized.  Most  of  the  music  also  beings  in  more  of  a  modern  sounding  atmosphere  and  all  of  the  tracks  also  stick  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  direction.


  Ild  plays  a  style  of  black  metal t hat  is  very  atmospheric,  melancholic  and  depressive  sounding.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  nature,  death,  solitude  and  despair  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Ild  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric,  melancholic  and  depressive  black  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hjemkomst"  and  "Offervals".  8  out  of  10.


https://ildebrann.bandcamp.com/album/knippe  

Szary Wilk/Wrath/Putrid Cult/2021 CD Review

 


  Szary  Wilk  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  Polish  pagan  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2021  album  "Wrath"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Putrid  Cult.


  Sounds  of  winds  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  gives  the music  more  of  a  medieval  atmosphere  before  going  into  a  heavier musical  direction.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90'sPolish  style.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of the guitar  riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw feeling,  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  spoken  words  can  also  be  heard  on  the  closing  track.


  Szary  Wilk  plays  a  style  of pagan  black  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  Polish  Tradition.  The  production  sounds  very dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Polish  and  English  and  cover Paganism  themes.  

      In  my  opinion  Szary  Wilk  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  pagan  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mortal"  and  "Wrath".  8  out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/1Gb8vBnNb64  

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Apocryphetic Interview

 

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


We’re a bestial death metal band heavily influenced by “Altars of Madness” by Morbid Angel, “Hammer of the Gods” by Angelcorpse, and “Black Force Domain” by Krisiun. Our lyrics are mostly about war and conquest and the finer things in life. 


2.Since 2019 you have released 3 demo's and an ep, musically how do they differ from each other?


Actually we’ve released 2 demos, and EP, and a full length but Metal Archives never gets anything right. When we first started we were pretty standard death metal in the vein of Diabolic and similar to another band I was in at the time called Engulfed in Blackness but with the EP we decided to go a lot faster and more brutal and incorporate stuff like Impiety into our influences. 


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far on the releases?


Conquest, war, torture, crushing enemies and taking everything from them... including their souls!


4.What is the menaing and inspiration behind the name 'Apocryphetic'?


Apocalypse + Prophetic, I feel the name sums up the band pretty well. 


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


It was done by Raul Gonzales, we thought it fit the title and some of the things we talk about like communing with destiny and the Cosmos. 


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


We’ve only played 3 shows so far and while they were ok I don’t think we’ve really been able to have the full effect live. Maybe when we can actually play shows again we’ll get everyone together and do something really sick. Everyone in the current lineup lives in different places and it’s hard to get everyone together especially right now. So if we were going to play out we’d want to do it right and make it a big deal and something to really remember!


7.Currently the band is signed to 'Sunshine Ward Recordings', can you tell us a little bit more abotu this label?


I’ve only been on 2 labels that did anything for me. SWR is one of them. They’ve been great and have done everything they’ve said they would. They also, to me, have the best stable of artists of pure total death in the underground extreme music scene right now. 


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


It’s been really good. We’ve gotten some pretty good reviews and the digital is selling really well. We’re waiting on tapes and CDs and I get a lot of people asking for those.


9.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?


I’m also in Eternal Morbidity (death doom) and Cursed Entity (old school death/black metal). Ghoul is in Father Befouled and is one of the founders of that monster. Father Befouled should be the biggest band in the underground if there were justice in the world. Narzarath is in Vesterian (black metal), Mysteriarch (symphonic black metal), and Shrine (black metal)- all of which are top tier bands that deserve your respect! 


10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically duirng the future?


We consider this our debut full length but I guess because it’s only 24 minutes nobody else does. Blasphemy’s second album is shorter! But on the question of when you can expect more insanity from us I’m currently working on the next release. Maybe we’ll make it longer so people will consider it a full length next time!


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?


Perdition Temple, Blasphemic Cruelty, Occidens, Diabolical Messiah, Blaspherian, Angelcorpse, Morbid Angel, Deiphago, Abhorrence, Ophiolatry, Impiety, Altar Blood, Father Befouled, Elders of the Apocalypse, Krisiun, and Abominator. 


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


Keep supporting the underground and thanks for talking to us! Buy the album, it’s worth your fuckin’ money! 24 minutes of pure bestial insanity at ridiculous speeds for warlords and tyrants!


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Wesenwille/II: A Material God/Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Productions/2021 CD Review

 


  Wesenwille  are  a  band  from t he  Netherlands  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  atmospheric,  dissonant  and  progressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album "II:  A  Material  God"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  les  Acteurs  de  L'Ombre  Productions.


  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  dissonant  structures  and  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark,  chaotic  yet  melodic  style.


  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast beats  can  also  be  heard  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  when  they  are  utilized.


  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  progressive  moments,  as  the  album  progresses  spoken  word  parts  also  make  a  brief  return  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  devolopment  of  technology  and  societal  structures.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Wesenville  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric,  dissonant  and  progressive  black  metal,   you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Opulent  Black  Smog"  "Ritual"  and  "The  Introversion  Of  Sacrifice".  8 out  of  10.


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Jours Pales/Eclosion/Les Acteurs de L'Ombre Prodcutions/2021 CD Review

 


  Jours  Pales  are  a  band  from  France  that  plays  a  melancholic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Eclosion"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Les  Acteurs  de  L'Ombre  Productions.


  A  very  hard  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Vocals  are  mostly  depressive  black  metal  screams  while  clean  singing  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  also being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  album  along  wi5th  some  of  the  tracks  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.


  Blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  when  the  music  speeds  up  along  with  a  couple  of  the  songs  also  introducing  keyboards  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  the  vocals  also  adding  in  more  of  a  deeper  tone  on  some  of  the  later  tracks,  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  female  vocals  can  also  be  heard  and  some  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  album  also  closes  with  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  French  and  cover  melancholic  and  depressive  themes.


  In  my  opinion  Jours  Pales  are  a  very  great  sounding  melancholic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Aux  confins  du  silence"  "Eclame"  and  "Des  jours  a  rallonge".  8  out  of  10.


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Meuchelmord/Mordmelodien/Purity Through Fire/202 CD Review

 


  Germany's  Meuchelmord  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  dhows  the music  going  for  more  of  a  melodic  and  raw  style  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "Mordmelodien"  which  will  be  released  in  February by Purity  Through  Fire.


  Operatic  choirs  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  riffs  also  add  in    decent  amount  of  melody.


  A  lot  of t he  music  is  also  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  One  of  the  tracks  also  brings  in  touches  of  World  War II  era  marching  music  along  with  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  semi  clean  playing  as  well  as  the  music  also  capturing  a  medieval  atmosphere  at  times  and  one  of  the  tracks  also  adds  in  some  guest  vocals  from  Iblis  formerly  of  Endstille  and  the  album  also  closes  with  an  'Ad  Mortem'  cover  which also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  synths.       


  On  this  recording   Meuchelmord  goes  for  more  of  a  raw  and  melodic  style  of  black  metal  that  still  keeps  the  aggression  of  previous  releases. The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  World War  II  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Meuchelmord  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  melodic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Der  Tod  nacht" "Treibjagd"  "Alter  Geist"  and  "Totenkult".  8  out  of  10.


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Monday, January 18, 2021

Inflabitan Interview

 


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


Inflabitan started as an one-man band back in the early nineties, at the time when the Norwegian Black Metal scene was still young. The musical expression back then, was anger, hatred and melancholy. Burzum’s two first releases was the biggest source of inspiration. It resulted in two demos recorded at my four track Fostex home studio. The first one in 1993, and the second in 1994. In 1995 I recorded two tracks at Stovner Rockefabrikk that Ancient Lore Creations were supposed to release, but the record company disappeared, so unfortunately it never materialized. That was the end of Inflabitan’s first chapter. After being out of business for 25 years, a great number of new riffs piled up. So, in 2019 I decided to structure them into new tracks and record them to avoid that the ideas would be forgotten. During 2020 rest of the pieces fell in to place, and luckily I got a deal with Soulseller Records for a full album release.



2. In February you have a new album coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past? 


I was deeply into Black Metal when starting up Inflabitan. The sound was pure and raw. On the first demo, there were only guitars, drum machine and vocals. On the second I added synthesizer, and after that real drums and bass. In the beginning it was very underground, like the rest of the scene. At that time there were more demo cassettes in circulation rather than cds and vinyl, regarding that genre. I am glad I was old enough to experience that period, and looking back, it is easy to get nostalgic. Nowadays the music is influenced by several genres, and it can be explained by following the development of different Metal styles. For me, it was Heavy Metal in the early eighties, Thrash Metal in the mid eighties and Death Metal in the late eighties. These genres escalated into Black Metal. Despite being obsessed of Black Metal, I never stopped listening to the other genres, so that might give an answer to the present musical expression, that basically is a mix between Black, Death and Thrash. I guess I missed playing the attacking Thrash Metal riffs, but at the same time wanted to keep the dark voice of Death Metal and the atmospheric melodies of Black Metal. I think these genres complements each other in an energetic way on the forthcoming album 'Intrinsic'.



3. The project was broken up for more than 25 years, what was the cause of the split and also the decision to reform? 


The split came naturally. You know, when you are a teenager, you have all the time in the world to concentrate on your hobbies. But sooner or later a boy becomes a man and responsible for taking care of many things. I was occupied by a lot of work for years and also got a son, but now I’m settled and my son is more or less independent. I feel that the time is right to continue Inflabitan’s story, as I have some goals to accomplish. On 'Intrinsic' you can hear riffs made during the last two decades.



4. The music on the new album sounds a lot more different from the demo's you have released in 90's, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical change? 


The change is intentionally, because I see no reason to recreate what I have done before. Someone says that music are feelings, or expressions of feelings. If so, I was in a different mood during Inflabitan’s first chapter, than I am now. Besides that, I also need to see some development, or it will get boring. The main intention for the new album 'Intrinsic', was to make it sound intense. I want to attack the listeners with aggressive riffs. There are not many repetitive sections in each track. This is on purpose, because I want the listeners to get the feeling that new things happens all the time through the whole record, giving the listeners no rest. Instead of having many repetitive parts, it’s better to play the whole album again. Regarding the musical change, the synth is gone again, and Inflabitan appears like a traditional band set up with guitars, bass and drums. There are almost none effects used on 'Intrinsic', except a little bit reverb on the vocals here and there.



5. The lyrics on the album are written by Aldrahn of 'Dødheimsgard' and 'Urarv', can you tell us a little bit more about his lyrics? 


I got to know Aldrahn when joining Dødheimsgard for the European tour with Dimmu Borgir, Dark Funeral and Evenfall in 1999. Aldrahn, or Totembjørn that he wants to be called now, has always been very productive when it comes to writing lyrics. In lack of having those skills myself, I am overwhelmed by his generous contribution to the 'Intrinsic' album. He is a great and well known lyricist in the Black Metal scene, so I am honored to perform some of his works. In his own words, the lyrics are interpretations of the inner universe. Not meaning his inner universe, but the universe surrounding us. For me it is important that the lyrics are open for interpretations, because that is what makes art interesting. In that way, the listeners can make their own journeys through the record.



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


All graphic design is made by Pia Isaksen, and I am very satisfied with her work. She chose a dramatic landscape due to the intensity of the music. The pictures are cut, to illustrate that things are not always what they seem to be. This is associated with the lyrics, that are interpretations of the inner universe and the world around us. It is made like this to give a hint that things can be seen in different ways.



7. Originally the project started out solo but over the years has expanded to a duo, what was the decision behind adding in another member? 


On the two first demos I used a Boss drum machine, but I wanted the music to be organic. Even though the technology have come far, real drums sound better. On the two tracks from 1995, Aggressor played the drums. He is a very talented and creative musician, and did an amazing job. Unfortunately, because of an accident, he can not play drums anymore, so I had to get a new drummer when awakening up Inflabitan again. Luckily Anti-Christian willingly and eagerly lined up his kit in the studio, and recorded the drums in just two days. He said that the sessions were exhausting, because the music is much more progressive than he expected, so we joked about it and associated it with being in a tumble dryer for 35 minutes. I am very pleased with the skills he shows on all the ten tracks. His superb drumming have helped binding the tunes together. Anti-Christian immediately understood how I wanted the drums, and he executed his tasks perfectly.



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


Surprisingly many still remember Inflabitan despite the long period of inactive years. I have got very positive response on the new material all the way from Canada in the west to The Philippines in the east, but most of the feedback mainly comes from European countries, of course. It seems like the audience is ready for Inflabitan’s new musical expression. Hopefully, we will get even more reactions when the whole album is released.



9. Other then doing live shows with 'Dødheimsgard' and playing in 'Strid', you have for the most part been silent, can you tell us a little bit more about the last past 2 decades? 


The tour with Dødheimsgard was an absolute highlight, and also playing with Strid at Nacht der Drohende Schatten in Germany in 2011. Besides that, Kyrck Productions & Armour released a compilation cd with all the old Inflabitan tracks in 2010, named 'Wanderer Of Grief'. Soulseller Records re-released those digitally last year.

 


10. What is going on with 'Strid' these days? 


I do not have the full overview, since I am no longer part of Strid, but I do know they have a lot of material, so hopefully they will record and release some new stuff very soon.



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


I hope to release at least one more album in a couple of years. I am already working on new material, but do not have enough for a whole new album yet. I am not rushing this, because the inspiration must come naturally.



12. 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? 


It is not easy to say, because a lot of things are going on in our subconscious minds. The following bands might have had some shades of influence in the shaping of the forthcoming album: Iron Maiden, Slayer, Death, Pestilence, Deicide, Carcass, Old Man’s Child and Revocation. I also have to admit, that being with Dødheimsgard, even it was for a short period, had some impact too. The record that it is in my cd player right now, is 'Coma Of Souls' with Kreator.



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


I hope, on the 26th of February, when Soulseller Records releases 'Intrinsic', that all the Metalheads out there take their time to listen through the whole album, so they can experience the variety it represents. Please enjoy, and keep on banging!



Valdaudr Interview

 


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

Valdaudr is a two-piece black metal band started in 2020. However, the members have roots in the black metal scene since 1993 and Død played in Satyricon between 1996-1999. Valdaudr is the continuation of Cobolt 60, which was a black metal band for almost 20 years between Død and original singer of Blood Red Throne until recently. 


2. You have a new album coming out in February, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that you went for on the recording? 

Pure organic and old-school black metal. This is how we like that genre and we didn't have to force anything. I really like the albums being released in the mid 90's and wanted to make an album sounding like that. I guess there is some thrash metal too and even some folk partsto make it even more interesting.


3. The band is considered as being a continuation of 'Cobolt 60', how does your newer music differ from the stuff you had released under your old name?

Many of the songs and riffs were written and recorded many years ago and they were all meant to be on the 3rd Cobolt 60 album. What is different though are the vocals. Vald has more intense screaming vocals and he also has some epic clean vocal parts. We also brought in Rune Nesse(Taake, Orkan) and he definitely has his signature on the drums.


4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

The lyrics are mostly inspired by many of the gruesome stories in the bible. There's also some norse subjects. It's basically anti-religious lyrics. Regarding songwriting, this has become a real focus for me the last decade. I used to make a ton of riffs and just put them together. Now, I'm really working on the arrangements and flow of the songs.  


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

My artist name is Død, meaning Death in english. Daudr is an old norse twist of the same word. Vald is Osvald's artist name. It means power or force. So, something like The Power of Death. I just thought Valdaudr was perfect since this is our two-piece project and somewhat cool to have a norwegian/norse name to it since all lyrics are in norwegian.


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

 Keep it simple and old-school. We had a great photo-shoot in the norse woods somewhere close to Vald's home. The album is called Drapsdalen(The Valley of Murder), inspired by a certain valley in the old testament where god helped killing thousands of people. This figure on the front cover with the axe symbolizes this act of holy killing. 


7. Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

 Hard to say. If we find the perfect drummer and person, we might make it a trio. No more people than that. My other bands have 5 members, so it's nice to keep it a duo in Valdaudr!


8. Both of the band members have a history playing in extreme metal bands for the past 20 or more years, what is it that motivates you to keep going after a couple of decades?

I have a passion for music. Whether it's extreme or not. I guess this is why I have 5 bands/projects. It's not something I just stop. I'm inspired and creative still and want to make good music for many years to come! 


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

The album is not out yet, but based on the first single we released, this is something fans of black metal would find hard not to like. If you miss the old-school vibe of this genre, look no further.


10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of? 

I have 4 albums coming out these next months, so I'm pretty active, haha. I guess the most interesting would be the 10th Blood Red Throne album being released soon. That's a massive one this time. Also, when the world opens up, Vald is playing live-bass in Blot. A great viking/black metal band from our region.


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

I have no intention in changing dramatically. I stick to the style in every band I play in. I have some riffs for the next Valdaudr album and it will be grim and necro. There's no other way!


12. 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?

In Valdaudr it's definitely the black metal I listened to in the early 90's and still do. This is how I like black metal. Old Darkthrone, Gehenna and Dissection. I'm also a big fan of epic black/pagan metal as Primordial and Enslaved.

 


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

Fans of old-school and classic black metal should check out Valdaudr. You will not be disappointed. Album out on vinyl/CD February 26th on Soulseller Records. Hail!




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Aylwin/The Arch Holder/Pacific Threnodies/2021 Cassette Review

 


  Aylwin  are  a  band  from  California  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  an  atmospheric  and  cascadian  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2021  album  "The  Arch  Holder"  which  will  be  released  on  cassette  January  31st  by  Pacific  Threnodies.


  Water  sounds  start  off  the  album  which  are  also  utilized  for  a  couple  of  minutes  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  The  only  track  that  is  present  on  this  recording  is  also  over  30  minutes  in  length  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  song  more  of  a  raw  feeling.


  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  decent  amount  of  melodies.  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  the  song  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  sounding  very  powerful.


  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  cascadian  style  along  with  the  vocals  also  adapting  a  more  deeper  yet  angrier  style  in  some  parts  of  the  track  as  well  as  the  clean  playing  also  bringing  in  elements  of  post  rock  when  9it  is  utilized.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature  and  atavism  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Aylwin and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  atmospheric  and  cascadian  post  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  cassette.  8  out  of  10.


https://pacificthrenodies.bandcamp.com/album/the-arch-holder 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Zmarchrob/Yersenia pestis/2020 Full Length Review

 


  Zmarchrob  are  a  solo  project  from  the  Czech  Republic  that  has  been  featured  before  in  the  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw  and  old  school  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2020  album  "Yersenia  pestis".


  A  synth  orientated  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  second  wave  tradition.


  Vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Clean  singing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  when  they  are  utilized,  one  track  also  adds  in  a  brief  use  of  ritualistic  sounding  bells. 


  On  this  recording  Zmarchrob  remains  true  to  the  raw  and  old  school  style  of  black  metal  that  he  had  established  on  his  previous  release.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  the  songwriters  native  tongue  and  cover  wizardry,  witchcraft,  medieval  and  darkness  themes.


  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Zmarchrob  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw  and  old  school  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Zmarchrob-Yersenia  pestis"  and  "Svedectvi  sienske".  8  out  of  10.


https://zmarchrob-666.bandcamp.com/album/zmarchrob-yersinia-pestis-3     

Upon The Altar/Absid Ad Ordine Lumninous/Putrid Cult/2021 CD Review

 


  Upon  The  Altar  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a   mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2021  album  "Absis  Ad  Ordine  Lumninous"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Putrid  Cult.


 A  very  fast,  raw  and  brutal  war  metal sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.  Vocals are mostly  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams  while  elements  of  death metal  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.


  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  chaotic  style.  Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  influences  from  the  90's  era.


  Evil  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  one  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  apocalyptic  sounding  synths  on  a  couple  of  songs  as  well  as  one  song  also  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  Gregorian  chants  can  also  be  heard.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the lyrics  cover  cemeteries, ritual  mutations  and  apocalyptic  themes. 


  In  my  opinion  Upon  The  Altar  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Crown  of  Weakness"  "Mortuus  Est  Rex" and  "Hapax  Legamenon".  8 out  of  10.


https://youtu.be/24QUUI6Sqtg        

Amidst Dreams Of Tomorrow/Beached Things/2021 EP Review

 


  Amidst  Dreams  Of  Tomorrow  are  an  international  project  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2021  ep  "Beached  Things"  which  will  be  released  in  February.


  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  tragic  sounding  pianos  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  synths  and  orchestral  arrangements  which  also   mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times    along  with  the  songs  also  having  their  atmospheric  moments.


  All  of  the  tracks  are  also  instrumentals  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  post  rock  elements.  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  recording  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adding  in  some  acoustic  guitars.


  Melodies  are  also  added  into  the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  all  of  the  drum  beats  are  also  programmed  while  the production  also  sounds  very  dark  and  raw.


  In  my  opinion  Amidst  Dreams  Of  Tomorrow  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  post  black  metal  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Our  Last  Winter"  and  "Ashes  under  The  Grave".  8  out  of  10.


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