Friday, October 26, 2012

Aeon/Aeons Black/Metal Blade Records/2012 CD Review


  Aeon  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  plays  a  very  satanic  and  blasphemous  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Aeons  Black"  which  was  released  by  Metal Blade  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  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  is  coming  out  of  the  guitars,  as  for  the  pianos  which  are  only  utilized  briefly  on  an  instrumental  bring  a  very  dark  sound  to  the  music.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  blackened  death  metal  riffs t hat  are  very  heavy  and  brutal  sounding,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  dark  and  chaotic  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  blackened  death  metal  growls  with  some  spoken  word  parts  being  thrown  into  the  music  at  times  as  well  as  some  high  pitched  screams,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti  Christian,  Occultism  and  Dark  themes,  as  for t he  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Aeon  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  blasphemous  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Glowing  Hate"  "Passage  To  Hell"  "Cacrifice"  and  "Blessed  By  The  Priest".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Paroxsihzem/Self Titled/Dark Descent Records/2012 CD Review


  Paroxsihzem  are  a  band  from  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada  that  plays  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  form  of  black  metal  with  a  death  metal  edge  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2012  album  which  was  released  by  Dark  Descent  Records.  

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

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  the  most  aggressive  elements  of  black  metal  with  the  darkest  and  primitive  elements  of  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of their  own  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  this  recording.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  blackened  death  metal  growls  with  some  spoken  word  samples  being  utilized  at  times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  in  the  early  90's  tradition.

  In  my  opinion  Paroxsihzem  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Vanya"  and  "Godot".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.                             

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Black Moriah Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?


Cheers,  thanks for having The Black Moriah on your site. We are blackened thrash metal for a desert funeral. We combine the elements of Black, Death, Thrash, and Speed metal with the imagery of the American Western desert territories.





2. How would you describe your musical sound?

We play the hymns a condemn man may hear as he awaits his end at the gallows.





3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

We tell tails of debauchery, gambling, bloodlust, alcohol, bounties, the hunt, the hunted,

and the dead.









4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

The Black Moriah is a wagon hearse used in Tombstone Arizona to transport the dead. Built in the 19th century, The Black Moriah escorted nearly all the inhabitants of Boot Hill Cemetery to their final resting place.





5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you

describe your stage performance?

TBM strives to execute a precise procession every performance. We appear as 5 pall bearers ready to lay waste to the crowd. Since the rabid response of our debut show the enthusiasm of our crowds has grown steadily





6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?

We have our eyes toward the western territories.





7. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label and if so what kind of label do you feel that would be a perfect fit for the music?

With the release of our debut album “Casket Prospects” we shall seek out the support of labels to spread our Vulture Culture to the masses. We would look to labels that are musicians themselves or that can work closely with musicians.









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

We have received strong responses world wide. Many labels, distros and other production companies have shown great interest thus far. We have been honored with positive reviews throughout the U.S. Europe, Russia, Indonesia, and South America.

I have reached many metal heads in Brazil. The metal scene is far larger there than I could have imagined!





9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

With the inception of our second album “Road Agents of the Blast Furnace” we shall develop our brand of blackened thrash and further delve into the occult secrets of the barren landscapes of the western deserts.









10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

TMB is born from the old school. We come from the roots of Death, Black, Speed, and Thrash metal. Current bands we listen would be; Aura Noir, Mayhem, Dark Throne, Slayer, Entombed. The list could go on…





11. How would you describe your views on Occultism?

TBM has, from it‘s inception, been steeped in the alchemical tradition of transformation. We weave many paths into that which is Vulture Culture.





12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Debauchery gambling, women, alcohol, guns, knives, casket building, marble working.





13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks again, John Larsen, for this forum to spread our plague. Visit our website, www.theblackmoriah.com, to sign up for the Telegram, download the demo, see photos and find out where we’ll be playing next, and find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/TheBlackMoriah







Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Doomsday/Self Titled/Disorder Records/2012 CD Review


  Doomsday  are  a  band  from  Chicago,  Illinois  that  consists  of  veterans  from  the  underground  metal scene  with  a  musical  style  that  combines  black  metal  with  death  metal  and  crust  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  album  which  was  released  by  Disorder  Records.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  a  good  amount  of  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  and  at  times  they  have  a very  strong  and  powerful  sound  to  them.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  black  metal  with  death  metal  and  crust  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  raw  and  primitive  sounding  crust  punk/metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  utilize  a  small  amount of  melody.

   Vocals  are  mostly  crust  style  growing  and  screaming  with  some  black  and  death  metal  elements  being  added  to  the  vocals,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  violent  and  hateful  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.

  In  my  opinion  Doomsday  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  black,  death  metal  and  crust  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Punishment"  and  "I  Kill  Everything  I  Fuck".  RECOMMENDED  BUY