Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hvile I Kaos/Black Morning, Winter GreenRed Nebula/2019 EP Review


  Hvile  I  Kaos  are  a  musical  project  from  southern  California  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  cellestic  black metal,  ritual  and  chamber  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2019  ep  "Black  Morning,  Winter  Green"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Red  Nebula,

  Cello's  start  off  the  album  and  are  also  used  as  a  lead  instrument  throughout  the  recording  while  also  capturing  the  aggression  of  black  metal  at  times.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  The  songs  also  add  in  elements  of  ritual  and  chamber  music  while  one  track  also  introduces  classical  guitars  onto  the  recording.  Most  of  the  music  is  instrumental  along  with  the  percussion  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  tribal  feeling  when  they  are  utilized  as  well  as  the  tracks  also  having  their  avant  garde  moments,  spoken  word  parts  are  also  added  onto  the  outro.

  On  this  recording  Hvile  O  Kaos  remains  true  to  his  mixture  of  cellestic  black  metal,  ritual  and  chamber  music  which  he  established on  his  previous  release.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  song  themes  focus  on  Satanism  and  Occultism.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Hvile  I  Kaos  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  occult  black  metal,  ritual  and  chamber  music,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Grand  Darkness  Engulfs".  8  out  of  10.

https://hvileikaos.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HvileIKaos/

          

Tragediens Trone/Self Titled/Osmose Productions/2019 CD Review


  Tragediens  Trone  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  very  cold  and  esoteric  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2019  album  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Osmose  Productions.

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  samples  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  deep  yet  angry  black  metal  screams.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to t hem  while  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Ritualistic  chants  are  also  added  on  one  of  the  tracks  along  with  the  music  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  but  modern  at  the  same  time.  Synths,  throat  singing  and  whispers  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  riffs  start  adding  in  a  small  amount of  melody,  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  briefly.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  spiritual  awakening  and  apocalypticism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tragediens  Trone  are  a  very  great  sounding  cold  and  esoteric  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cold  Depths  Of  Solitude"  "Stygian  Fluke"  and  "Siphon  Anima".  8  /5  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/zsd0IKyCmSs   

  

Bestial Goat Desecrator Interview

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

I am M.F (Vocal) who answers the following interview.

Yes, the band was created between a talk with H.B with whom I maintain good communication and we work separately each in their country.



So far you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

We have just released our DEMO and it has had very good acceptance among the underground movement, they have written to us from everywhere asking how to obtain our material and our plans for the future.

The style we use or rather we look for is the old WAR BLACK METAL Fast and violent riffs with a battery that does not give truce for breaks.



Some of your songs cover satanic themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?

Of course, Satanism has always existed in lyrics like ours. We are thinking people and worshipers of darkness, having as reference a supreme being who is Lucifer who guides us and empowers us to continue spreading his word. I am Luciferian one more warrior.

Not the "Christian Metal" that's pure bullshit.


You also cover war themes, are there any historical wars that have had an influence on your songwriting?

Personally yes.

The armed conflict that we live in El Salvador and the fascinating attraction that I have towards the Second World War. I believe that the world should continue its course and we as a human plague must be exterminated as such.


What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Bestial Goat Desecrator'?

He is our character with whom we express ourselves. A desecrating goat which is dedicated to exterminate and sodomized damn Christians. A war goat, that is us.

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

It was created by: Mortensis a Mexican illustrator artist.

Some ideas and details were provided by me.

A mini army of goats ready to recruit to begin the extermination.


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

At the moment we are working well and do not need anyone else.


The members live in Mexico and El Salvador, what kind of impact does this have on the musical style?

We each live in their country of origin and choosing gender and style was not complicated since we seemed to do so in that style.


The demo was released on 'Nebula Forest Productions', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

It was launched online by Nebula Forest Productions on the official YouTube channel and is about to appear in physical format.

The Label is mine (M.F).

I have been proud to work with bands from many countries and I plan to continue doing so.


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

We have received quite a few good comments about the demo and the music we are making. A lot of maniac lover to the genus write to us in private that we are doing things well as it should.


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?

For my part continue working in the best possible way, for everything there is time.

H.B continues its projects in the same way working and producing material.


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

The full-length album is already being prepared and it is something we hope to show you very soon, I have thought of an outside label to edit it in all types of Vinyl, Tape, CD format.

Presentations if we think there are contacts from both H.B and mine to be able to play in Mexico and Colombia and possibly visit some countries of Central America.


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?

Ampütator is our greatest inspiration to create B.G.D.

I listen to BLACK METAL today as many years ago, that will not change.


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

Support the Underground!

Goat as Fuck !!!

https://www.facebook.com/bestialgoatdesecrator/

Dawning Eclipse Interview

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



We value anonymity. According to us it doesn’t matter who we are and where we come from. We want the listener to solely focus on the music rather than the persona behind it.



2.Recently you have released your first full length, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?



Our goal has always been to create music with a deep atmosphere and a certain melancholic vibe.

Since it took us several years to complete the writing process and the recording of the album the music definitely evolved over time as more and more layers and instruments were added. Considering that we did not had any experience in the beginning the arrangements of the songs have been re-worked a couple of times until we were satisfied with the outcome and the general vibe of the songs.



3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with the music so far?



In the beginning we had a lyrical concept for the album in mind which we quickly abandoned due to the fact that we didn’t want to limit ourselves from exploring various topics and other emotional states. However, some of those ideas are still present on the album. In general, we draw inspiration from nature, self reflection and mainly our own daily struggle. And although some lyrics are quite personal, our main goal was to paint pictures with words that would fit the vibe of our songs.



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



It represents the everlasting battle between light and darkness and in a more abstract form the constant change from hope to despair and vice versa. Once you think you came out on top and have successfully dealt with certain issues the pulse of the void will drag you back down.



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



The original album cover has been created by Erlend Mørk with a minor color tone adjustment done by us. We have been considering several artworks that would fit the concept and the feel of the album and we do believe that we found the perfect match. Forever grateful to be able to use Erlend`s art for our purpose.



6.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?



For the time being we have no plans on performing live and we believe that our kind of music isn’t really suitable for live performances. We rather would appreciate it if people get completely lost in the music while listening to the songs in solitude and surrounded by nature.



7.Currently the band is unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?



For now, our album is only available at bandcamp but we are looking for a suitable label that would help us to release our music in a physical and more appealing form.



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



Since we mainly compose and play music for ourselves we didn’t had any expectations how the album is going to be received but so far the reactions have been surprisingly positive. We would have never imagined that other people seem to be able to relate and appreciate our music.



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



For the moment it is difficult to say as we haven’t started working on new material. However, we feel like that we don’t want to stagnate and do the same album over again but we will definitely continue to write atmospheric music. And since we would have access to more advanced recording equipment by now new material wouldn’t sound quite alike.



10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?



It all started with discovering several acts of the second wave of black metal many many years ago. Nowadays all of us listen and appreciate various types of music and our interest for different genres increased over the last few years. Regarding our influences, we cherish a variety of bands that paved the way long before us and helped to create the atmospheric sub genre. Some influences are pretty obvious whereas other might not be that apparent. However, we feel like that it would be somehow unfair to mention just a few albums/bands in particular.



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



Thank you for your interest and anyone who can relate and appreciate our music.

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Moribundus Christus/The Morbid Cult/2019 EP Re-Issue Review


  Moribundus  Christus  are  a  duo  from  Chattanooga.Tennessee  that  plays  a  very  satanic  and  blasphemous  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2016  ep  "The  Morbid  Cult"  which  was  re-issued  in  2019  on  cd  with  a  bonus  track.

  A  very  fast  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  bass  guitars  have  a  very  dominating  sound  to  them.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  add  in  more  of  an  old  school  death  metal  touch  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  Vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams that  also  have  their  high  pitched  moments  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  the  music  also  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  era  as  well  as  some  of  the  slower  riffing  also  adding  in  a  touch  of  doom/death  metal,  some  of  the  music  also  shows  a  touch  of  blackened  grindcore  at  times,  one  of  the  tracks  is  also  an  instrumental. 

  Moribundus  Christus  plays  a  style  of  satanic  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  blasphemous  in  the  90's  tradition.  The  production  sounds  very  raw  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Anti  Christianity  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Moribundus  Christus  are  a  very  great  sounding  satanic  and  blasphemous  black  metal  duo  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Slay  The  Prophet"  and  "In  Nomine  Sathanas".  8  out  of 10.

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Voltumna/Ciclope/Extreme Metal Music/2019 CD Review


  Voltumna  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Ciclope"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Extreme  Metal  Music.

 A  very  dark  and  epic  sounding  synth  interlude starts  off  the  album  before  adding  in  a   very  powerful  sounding  bass  guitar  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction.  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  while  the  songs  also  add  in a   decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Synths  also  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  along  with  the  tremolo  picking  also  giving  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.The  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  a  couple  of  tracks  also  adding  in  some  elements  of  electronic  music.

    Spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  technical  moments  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clear  vocals  can  also  be  heard  and  the  music  is  also  very  different  from  the  previous  album  that  was  released  in  2017,  one  track  also  adds  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  which  is  also  an  instrumental.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Etruscan  Paganism,  Apocryphal  Transcripts  emerging  from  the  dawn  of  time,  forgotten  civilizations  and  imaginary  legends  handed  down  through  oral  tradition  and  native  folklore.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Voltumna  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Collapsed  Island"  "Divine  Bloodline"  and  :When  Giants  Walked  Upon  The  Earth".  8 out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/585eSUD1Ong  

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Golgot/Estrangement I: Floodline/2019 Demo Review


  Golgot  are  an  international  duo  with  members  from  Germany  and  the  United  States  that  plays  a  raw  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  demo  "Estrangement  I"  Floodline".

  Powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  start  off  the  demo  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later.  Elements  of  death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  riffing  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  Some  of  the  slow  riffing  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  doom  metal  as  well  as  all  of  the  music  also  sticking  to  a  heavier  direction and  as  the  demo  progresses  a  small  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard.

  Golgot  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  raw  and  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  style  while  also  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  darkness  and  gore  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Golgot  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Carrion  (My  Leprous  Son)"  and  "Flesh  Adoption".  8  out  of  10.