Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Maur Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?
1. Hi   The members of the band are currently busy with personal stuff. But, we will enter the studio on August to record material for the split.

2.So far you have released an ep and a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both recordings and also what are you listening to nowadays?
2. 'Elegy' is actually our second demo, introducing our new form with new members (Bass and 2nd Guitar). On 'Demo MMXIII', we still gathered our piece of music and still dont know how we will play in the future. But after couple of rehearsal and the arrival of new member, we decided to mix all genre we like into the Doom Metal form.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3. Despair, Grief, Darkest Side of Mankind, Dark Beauty of the Nature.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Maur'?
4. Honestly, that is an anagram from Maru the Cat! LOL. We just find it cool for a band name hahaha.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5. We only have 3 gigs so far, and each gigs have a different meaning for us. 

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
6. The nearest show probably on the end of August with some local bands. There are some plans to do a mini Java Tour November/December but we will see to that later.

7.According to another interview, you have 2 splits coming out later this year, can you tell us a little bit more about them?
7. Yes, we will do a split with Atavisma (France) and Candlegoat (Indonesia). Both bands are really awesome and its a honor to us to do split with them.

8.You have done Beherit and Black Sabbath covers on your recordings, what was the decision behind doing your own versions of these songs?
8. Beherit is one of the best underground band and 'The Gates of Nanna' had evil atmosphere that we want to include on our music. Black Sabbath' Solitude have that kind of emotion and we think its perfect to do the cover of this song as homage to the pioneer of Heavy music in our way.

9.So far you have worked with Sonic Funeral Records and Noisaurus Records, do you feel these 2 labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
9. Noisaurus Records (RIP) is a record label of mine and actually for the 'Demo MMXIII' we dont want to release it because of the quality of the recording. As for Sonic Funeral, Adi the owner is a cool dude and we glad that 'Elegy' would be release on the proper label.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black, doom and death metal?
10. For now, we only known on our hometown (hahaha) and we only want people that really like our music are the people that actually listen to music and buy our release. 

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
11. We will release EP first on January/February 2015 entitled 'The Mourning Wanderer'. We have plan to do full length but there are long journey to that!

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
12. We listen to a lot of stuff, from Prog Rock to Noise. Every band we listened to have influence on our music and we dont worship any band or trying to be like 'that' band.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
13. Each member have different hobby/interest, from collecting Idol Group stuff to reading science fiction magazine. 

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14. Thanks for the interview,   Kudos to all of you who reading this interview and if you never heard anything from us, check our bandcamp http://naturamaur.bandcamp.com/

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Soul Annihilation/The Progenitory Symbols/2013 EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Soul  Annihilation  which  shows  the  band  continuing  their  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  with  the  ep  being  self  released  in  2013  and  called  "The  Progenitory  Symbols".

  Dark  ritualistic sounds  start  off  the  ep  before  going    into  a  more  brutal  blackened  death  metal  sound  along  with  blast  beats  and  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  they  also  bring  in  a  good  amount  of  technical  parts.

  After  awhile  melody  and  symphonic  elements  find  their  way  into  the  bands  musical  sound  with  only  a  few  seconds  of  the  later  mentioned  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  of  the  slower  sections  having  a  doom  metal  feeling  to t hem  at  times.

  When  solos  and  leads  are  added  into  the  music  they  enhance  the  technical  feeling  of  the  recording  and  you  can  hear  some  Norwegian  and  Swedish  black  metal  in  their  sound  but  mixed  in  more  with  an  American  death  metal  sound  and  the  music  is  very  heavy  from  beginning  to  end  of  the  recording.

  Soul  Annihilation  showed  a  great  amount  of  progress  on  their  recording  making  their  blackened  death  metal  sound  more  brutal  and  melodic  as  well  as  demonstrating  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  on  their  musical  instruments,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  and  heavy  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Mythology  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Soul  Annihilation  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Returning  To  The  Void"  and  "The  Gaze  of  Balor".  8  out  of  10.

      

Soul Annihilation/Early Grave/2011 EP Review


  Soul  Annihilation  where  a  band  from  Boston,  Massachusetts  that  played  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  with  elements  of  thrash  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2011  ep  "Early  Grave".

  A  very  fast,  heavy  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  before  adding  in  growls,  screams  and  technical  parts  and  after  awhile  the  band  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  melodies  and  after  awhile  there  is  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing.

  The  bands  musical  style  combines  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  together  and  they  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  with  their  musical  sound  as  well  as  making  every  track  sound  very  brutal  and  they  also  go  back  to  the  early  90's  style  of  black  and  death  metal  as  well  as  ignoring  modern  trends  and  the  last  track  sees  the  band  adding  in  melodic  guitar  leads.

  Soul  Annihilation  had  a  very  interesting  approach  to  the  way  they  combine  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  together   as  well  as  having  a  great  balance  between  brutal,  technical  and  melodic  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Mythology,  Anti  Christian  and  Existential  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Soul  Annihilation  where  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hell's  Fire"  and  "As  The  Universe  Decays".  8   out  of  10.     

Nihil/Nights Of Silence/2013 Full Length Review


  Nihil  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  blackened  from  of  death  metal  with  elements  of  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  album  "Nights  Of  Silence".

  Dark  sound  effects  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  drum  beats  which  leads  to  a  more  heavier  sound  along  with  some  spoken  word  parts  which  leads  up  to  growls  being  added  into  the  music  as  well  as  a  more  doom/death  metal  musical  direction  before  adding  in  more  blast  beats  and  technical  riffing.

  Black  and  doom  metal  style  melodies  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful  and  they  also  bring  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  awhile  blackened  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  become  a  huge  part  of  the  songs  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  There  are  some  high  pitched  screams  being  utilized  at  time s in  the  more  brutal  sections  of  the  recording  and  when  acoustic  guitars  are  brought  in  for  a  few  seconds  they  make  the  music  have  a  more  progressive  feeling  while  the  main  focus  remains  on  a  more  heavy  and  brutal  sound  and  on  the  3rd  track  they  go  for  a  more  slow  to  mid  paced  direction  which  displays  the  doomier  side  of  the  bands  musical  style  and  they  stick  mostly  to  this  style  on  the  remaining  tracks  while  also  still  having  their  fast  moments.

  Nihil  creates  a  very  heavy  and  brutal  sound  with  their  approach  to  blackened  death  metal  while  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  doom  metal  elements  to  create  the  sound  that  is  presented  on  the  recording,  the  production  sounds  very professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nihil  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  doom/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Frozen  Hope"  and  "Singularity".  8  out  of  10.     

Melora/Parasitic Empire/Torn Flesh Records/2013 EP Review


  Melora  where  a  band  from  Texas  that  played  a  progressive  and  technical  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  ep  "Parasitic  Empire"  which  was  released  by  Torn  Flesh  Records.

  Sound  effects  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  more  heavy  and  technical  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  death  metal  growls  and   you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  melody  in  the  bands  musical  sound  along  with  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  being  displayed  throughout  the  recording.

  Black  metal  screams  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  after  awhile  solos  and  leads  are  added  into  the  music  and  they  enhance  the  technical  elements  that  are  a  huge  part  of  the  recording  and  the  guitar  riffing  and  blast  beats  add  in  a  more  brutal  sound  as  the  ep  progresses.

  Melora  brings  in  a  very  progressive  and  technical  approach  to  blackened  death  metal  as  well  as  demonstrating  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  on  all  5  of  the  tracks  that  are  present  on  this  ep,  the  production  sounds  very  heavy  and  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Melora  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  and  technical  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Axiom"  and  "Blades".  8  out  of  10.      

  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Maur/Elegy/2014 EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  another  recording  from  Maur  which  shows them  continuing  their  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  with  the  ep  being  self  released  in  2014  and  called  "Elegy".

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  and  it  gives  the  music  a  proto  metal  feeling  which  leads  up  to  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  you  can  also  hear  some  clean  singing  vocals  being  utilized  in  the  background  which  leads  up  to  a  heavier  doom  metal  direction  along  with  some  melodic  riffing  and  black  metal  screams.

  The  first  track  is  close  to  15  minutes  long  which  also  gives  the  ep  and  epic  feeling  and  the  music  sticks  to  mostly  a  slow  to  mid  paced  direction  along  with  some  old  school  death  metal  influences  being  added  into  the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  in  a  melodic  direction  and  the  bass  guitars  also  have  a  very  powerful  presence  in  the  music  and  they  close  the  ep  with  a  track  that  closer  to  5  minutes  in  length  and  also  brings  in  more  atmospheric  and  ambient  sounds  as  well  as  being  all  instrumental.

  Maur  remains  true  to  their  mixture  of  black,  doom,  and  death  metal  as   well   as  adding  in  a  more  70's  metal  feeling  and  more  ambience  this  time  around,  the  production  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  heavy  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Maur  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Elegy". 8   out  of  10.     

Maur/Demo MMXIII/Noisaurus Records/ Review


  Maur  are  a  band  from  Indonesia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this is  a  review  of  their  2013  demo  which  was  released  by  Noisaurus  Records..

  Nature  sounds  start  off  the  demo  and  after  a  minute  acoustic  guitars  are  added  into  the  recording  before  going  into  a  more  heavy  and  melodic  doom  metal  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and   most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  after  awhile  the  bass  guitars  get more  powerful  sounding.

  Melodic  clean  singing  vocals  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  most of  the  music  sticks  to  a  slow  doom  metal  direction  on  the  first  3  tracks  along  with  some  death  metal growls  being  added  into  the  music  at  times  and  after  awhile  the  music  also  gets  more  atmospheric  sounding  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  a  few  seconds  of  synths  which  gives  the  music  a  more  funeral  doom  feeling  and  they  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Beherit's  "The  Gates  Of  Nanna"..


  Maur  creates  a  very  slow  style  of  doom  metal  while  having  vocals  in  the  black  metal  style  and  also  adding  in  some  death  metal  to  create  the  sound  that  is  presented  on  the  recording,  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  raw  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark,  depressive  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Maur  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "The  Oak"  and  "Ahool".  8  out  of  10.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cries Of Blood/My Philosophy/2013 EP Review


  Cries  Of  Blood  are  a  band  from  Columbia  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  ep  "My  Philosophy".

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats,  growls  and  melodies  before  slowing  down  a  bit  and  adding  in  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  clean  playing  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  ep  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  also  add  a  good  amount  of  old  school  death  metal  influences  into  their  blackened  sound  and  they  also  have  a  very  dark  and  melodic  sound  in  their  guitar  solos  and  leads  when  they  are  utilized  and  on  one  of  their  later  tracks  they  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  operatic  female  vocals  while  the  main  focus  remains  on  the  death  and  black  metal  vocals  and  the  last  track  sees  the  band  bringing  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Cries  Of  Blood  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  brutality  and  aggression  with  their  blasphemous  approach  to  blackened  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Anti  Christian  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Cries  Of  blood  are  a  very  great  sounding  brutal  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "My  Philosophy"  and  "Bloody  Hammer  Messiah".  8  out  of  10.  

  

Sathamel/(Sheol) Live Demo MMXIII Review


  Sathamel  are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  live  demo  "(Sheol)".

  An  intro  with  acoustic  guitars  starts  off  the  ep  bringing  a  very  dark  feeling  to  the  recording  and  after  the  intro  the  music  goes  into  a  more  dark  and  heavy  death  metal  direction  along  with  some  blackened  death  metal  growls  and  you  can  also  hear  some  melodies  being  utilized  in  their  guitar  riffing.

  The  bass  guitars  on  the  demo  sound  very  powerful  and  after  awhile  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  use  are  very  melodic  sounding  and  they  also  bring  a  classic  heavy  metal  feeling  into  the  bands  musical  sound  while  they  also  have  their  black  metal  moments  and  the  band  sticks  mostly  to  a  slow  or  mid  paced  direction  and  they  close  the  demo  with  a  very  dark  and  ritualistic  soundign  outro.

  Sathamal  create  a  very  dark  and   occult  sound  with  their  approach  to  blackened  death  metal,  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  with  all  of  the  songs  being  recorded  live  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism  and  darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion   Sathamel  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Venus,  Morning  Star"  and  "Eternal  Hunters".  8  out of  10.


 

Desecrator/MMXIV Demo Review


  Desecrator  are  a  1  man  band  from  Scotland  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2014  demo.

  Dark  sounding  synths  start  off  the  ep  and  they  give  the  music  an  epic  feeling  along  with  some  symphonic  elements  which  leads  to  a  more  fast  black  metal  direction  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  blackened  screams  and  there  is  also  a  decent  amount  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  in  the  first  track.

  Guitar  solos  and  leads  when  they  are  brought  into  the  music  are  in  a  more  melodic  direction  and  they  also  enhance  the  dark  qualities  of  the  ep  and  the  second  track  starts  off  with  a  classical  music  feeling  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  also  keeping  around  the  symphonic  elements  and  the  vocals  on  the  track  are  very  angry  sounding  and  their  is  also  a  lot  of  melody  in  the  guitar  riffing.

  Desecrator  creates  a  very  interesting  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  along  with  some  symphonic  elements  which  makes  the  music  sound  even  more  interesting,  the  production  has  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Desecrator  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Darkness  Is  Upon  Thee".  8  out  of  10.    

Coffin Hoarder/2014 EP Review


  Coffin  Hoarder  are  a  band  from  Texas  that  plays  a  mixture  of  blackened  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2014  ep.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  deep  guttural  growls  and  they  also  bring  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  they  take  the  brutality  of  blackened  death  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with  the  speed  and  rawness  of  grindcore  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  being  very  short  in  length.

  There  is  a  great  amount  of  raw  aggression  and  brutality  being  displayed  throughout  the  recording  and  there  are  no  guitar  leads  or  melodies  to  be  hear  on  any  of  the  tracks  and  it  enhances  the  brutality  this  music  creates.

  Coffin  Hoarder  create  some  of  the  rawest  and  most  brutal  music  for  the  blackened  death  metal  and  grindcore  genres  with  the  music  being  all  brutal  from  beginning  to  end,  the  production  has  a  very  dark, r aw  and  heavy  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Coffin  Hoarder  are  a  very  great  sounding  brutal  mixture  of  blackened  death  metal  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Haunted  Indian  Burial  Grounds"  and  "Telepathic  Embolization".  8  out  of  10.    

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wolfe Interview

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

‘The End of Humanity” split was actually recorded as part of the WOLFE II recordings that where laid down at Goat Sound studios by Jason PC of BLOOD DUSTER in july of 2012. The noise recorded that week was always intended to be released as a complete album after splitting it up for some shared releases, these include the two tracks that appeared on the split with FIFTEEN DEAD of Scotland and the two tracks that appeared on the split with SETE STAR SEPT of Japan. Since those cold winter months that resulted in the vicious terrorist demands we call WOLFE II, we have been tirelessly working on a 40 minute mini lp of pure dark horror and audio terror, along with the annual festival we book as our only gig we perform yearly titled WHEN TERROR UNITES. Recording for the fourth coming ANTI-THEIST EXTREMIST 12’’ will again be with Jason however this time produced solely by the band ourselves at the home studio owned by BLIGHT- guitars/vox


2.Recently you have released a new split, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

The direction was simple and straight forward- here are the problems with man kind- here are the solutions, fix it, the noise just fell into place.

3.I have noticed all of the song titles start with numbers, can you tell us a little bit more about it and also what are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

The numerals are only used as documentation for the order in which the noise was created- WOLFE I + WOLFE II being part of larger whole or one joint piece of music released in small packages to capture a wide global spread. Noise for the mini lp will be titled. The lyrics aren’t to different to any of those we may see in a terrorist demand video, only the demands we are making are for the extinction of mankind to cleanse the earth of our filthy habits so as to begin its recuperation, removing the filthy stain laid by us.

4.According to the facebook page the core beliefs of the band are anti-imperialist mixed with  anti-patriachal and anti -racist elements, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

Ah yes, the facebook page, what would a band be today without a facebook page. If it isn’t immediately evident by the sheer passion in the delivery of the noise, WOLFE exist for many reasons but none greater than one overwhelming fact- modern life is war, war against the self- it should be the opposite. Im no communist, no Buddhist, No hippy or whatever other moniker you could use to describe ones beliefs however I am one that believes power, be it by race, blood, imperial or other, is the driving mechanism that has us divided and fighting for survival. Surely our intelligence can navigate us toward a cohesive lifestyle, where neither man nor nature is exploited for anothers gain.

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

As we had actually began making noise together for this group back in 2006 we had no name, we had no use for one. When it came time to release material we had recorded we tossed a few around- all of which we including the word or term wolf, the end result being the german spelling for WOLFE (with umlauts over the O)

WOLFE was chosen as throughout all of recorded human history and further throughout folklore, the wolf has always been a symbol of destruction- the destruction needed to bring about the bloody revolution in which many humans will perish, eventually reaching our goal.

7.There are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?

After being asked to force our terrible noise on unsuspecting live music goers at OBSCENE EXTREME, Blight and I decided it best to expand. Brad joined 6 weeks prior to that show and had remained a live riot member only until being asked to stitch the individual pieces of music together for the new release. A release of one song comprised of 5 parts-
5 paths of personal exploration through the psyche of man, toward the dark crevasse  where greed and attribution take root, seeding the self destructive nature of mankind. If WOLFE are to create more noise in the future, Brad will be sharing the creative duties among Blight and Myself.

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

There are no good or best shows played, there simply are different experiences had and different responses as a result. Perhaps playing a show as an unannounced band on a strictly solo noise artist show was one worth noting. We played with no foldback, no sound engineer to ‘fix’our sound and no lights, just a room of smoke, war and noise.

9.Can you tell us a little bit bit about the shows and gigs that you have planned for the future?

As creation is our main agenda, gigs are never a priority. Each year we will continue to open our festival celebrating the blackdeath (blackplague)- the one series of events that nearly singlehandedly achieved our goal in but a manner of years.
We have neither need nor desire to ‘perform’ our noise live- we live its reason in every element of daily life, be it through the collaborative ‘THE END OF HUMANITY’ where political propaganda is spread in varying forms across the globe or in our daily actions concerning human interaction. Its on wax, if you don’t buy one at cost price you simply have to sit here and listen to me drill it in personally.
“you’re the reason life is frail, kill yourself and those around you, do it quickly and loudly”

10.Over the years the band has been a part of a few splits out of all the bands you have worked with on these recordings which one where you the most homored to share a split with?

No comrade of war deserves more credit than his company.

11.The bands music has been released on The End Of Humanity, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

THE END OF HUMANITY operates in many ways, from many angles and for one purpose. My part in the collective has involved the release of noise and a free, monthly, country wide youth magazine designed to draw attention to the politically corrupt system that has us all enslaved- capitalism. The collective does many other things, most of which anonymously.

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

The mini lp will be available in mirco quantities on wax early 2015, each containing 40 minutes of uncomfortable listening, recipes’ for explosives and poisons, hidden identity devices & methods and of course the usual affiliated paraphernalia. The noise on that release has encumbered the currently known sound of WOLFE with a darker, more sinister sound. Something resembling the horror of an outer body experience during a schizophrenic episode. The sound, although recorded live, will be highly altered post recording, something we are sure that any idiot calling themselves a ‘fan’of WOLFE will truly despise, to them I say “don’t fear change”

13.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?

This is a conversation that could go on for many days as the members of WOLFE all share broad and varying musical preferences, all of which have had direct and indirect influences on our creative elements.
Bands to hear of a similar sound are ALTARS, NEKRASOV, WHITEHORSE, KROMOSOM, LAST CHAOS, BLACK JESUS, THE NIHILISTIC FRONT, DESTRUKTOR, MISERY, AASTRIAL, SADISTIK EXECUTION, CONSUMATION, IMPETUOUS RITUAL, MONGRELS CROSS and too many more

14.How would you describe your views on life, politics and death?

Seriously. So serious infact that when I mentioned it to you I had hoped the interview would not be band related as there are many more important things occurring this very minute  we could be discussing.

15.What are some of your non musical interests?

All of my personal interests are in some way rhythmical, be it in the form of literature; prose, poetry; or science in the field of the human genome understanding, through to ancient history.
Even growing vegetables is in some way rudimentary

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

I have many thoughts however only a fool would call them final.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blight House Interview


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

We’ve been doing this for a year or so. We just wanted to do something really disgusting, frantic, and abusive. Our members are a bunch of fucking assholes, so it’s a miracle we have anything to show for it.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?

A lot of the sound comes from the fact that we’re not especially dedicated to musicianship. So maybe you’re hearing weird keys or timings or something, but it’s not because we thought a lot about it; it’s because we almost never practice and really don’t give a shit. If we make a “mistake,” we don’t fix it—we just do it 4 more times and call it a song.

But, maybe for that reason, you hear a lot of genre crossing in the music, which I think makes for legitimately interesting music. You know, slam breaks with black metal trem picking on top and a lot of switching between vocal styles, from low gurgles to high shrieks to full voiced barking.

As for recording, we first tried to do it the “real” way. You know, use sample replacer on the drums, do a million guitar takes, and whatever. But it didn’t sound as terrifying as the original basement demos. So we stripped it back down to something more authentic and ultimately more terrifying.

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

The usual stuff: gore, violence, fetishism, occultism, misanthropy.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Blight House'?

We were basically done recording, but we still didn’t have a name. We were going to go with the usual gore/death/grind type of name—you know, Latin words for medical procedures or something. But when we reflected on the sound—which is really a bricolage of genre elements—we figured we should go with something that wouldn’t pigeon hole us. So, we came up with Blight House because it sounded like it could be just about any kind of heavy band.

But it also has local resonances. We’re from Rhode Island, the Ocean State, where corny images of lighthouses are everywhere. But this is also the home of the industrial revolution. Most people just come and see the beaches and the mansions of the robber barons, they don’t see the depressing urban blight left by the demise of manufacturing here. The atmosphere for most residents isn’t cute lighthouses or gilded ballrooms, and that other atmosphere is part of what we represent.

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

We’re usually too busy playing with our regular bands to go out as Blight House. Plus, a lot of the metal shows here are run by these “promoters” running pay-to-play ticket-selling scams. You know, where, like, Septic Flesh comes to town and there are 10 shitty local openers who are only there because they promised to sell dozens of $30 tickets. Fuck that.

But we’re also just too fucking irresponsible to deal with regular venues. Probably the best show was this one time when most of us were sober enough to get most of the way through a few songs. That was pretty epic for us. 

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

No. Not until Blight House can be more of a priority for its members and we can reasonably promise to do a set longer than 10 minutes that doesn’t end with puke and blood everywhere.

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

Yes and no. We only just recently put our first album online, and we didn’t bother to contact labels about it. Really, it was just for us but it seemed stupid to have recordings and not put them out there. If we get a good response to this first batch of songs, we might try to connect with a label next time around

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

It’s tough to say. At this point, the album has been out for only a few weeks. But we’ve been surprised at how many downloads we’re getting without any effort to promote. I think there’s just a big audience of extreme metal fans who are very in touch with the underground, and that’s been in our favor in these first weeks.

9.Are the band members involved with any other musical projects?

Yeah, like I said, it’s a side project for everyone involved. I’m not sure everyone would like his main gig connected to Blight House, so I won’t list all the names, but some are Flaregun Suicide, Witch Wizard, and Feculent Scalpel. But most of us are current or former members of Tovarish, an industrial/doom/dark ambient outfit that’s been around for a number of years [http://tovarish.bandcamp.com]. In a lot of ways, Blight House is simply sped-up Tovarish.

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

We’re already recording new material and experimenting with a slightly improved quality of production, even deciding what the riffs actually are before getting to the studio. As with the first EP, it’s tough to reconcile the vibe we’re trying to create with mainstream production values. So we’re still working to find an acceptable middle ground.

If we can keep our shit together and it looks like people want to hear more, we’ll put out a full length. In the interim, we’re going to try to get on some comps. If anything new comes out, we’ll put it up on our Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/blighthouse] or Bandcamp [http://blighthouse.bandcamp.com].

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?

We listen to a lot of noise stuff in addition to metal. Lately I’m listening to things like Xiphoid Dementia, Vomit Arsonist, and Gnawed.

In terms of inspiration, generally what you’d expect but not a lot of recent stuff: Death, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Mortician, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cattle Decapitation, Brutal Truth, Dark Throne. It sort of depends on what aspect of the music, which instrument or element you’re talking about. So, the leads are all about loving Voivod with that really effect-laden, atonal sound that sometimes doesn’t even seem like a guitar any more. Or, like, inspiration from Tit Wrench for lyrics that are as offensive and mean spirited as they are prurient and juvenile.


12.What are some of your non musical interests?

I think a lot of them are represented in the music. Clearly, we watch tons of horror movies and wrestling. We’re also obviously into philosophy, drugs, talking shit about other people, and fucking.

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

Just thanks to you for contacting us and helping to promote our music and the scene in general. Someday you can say you were into Blight House before it was cool.

Hellcrawler/Wolfe/The End Of Humanity/The End Of Humanity Records/2014 Split EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Slovenia's  Hellcrawler  and  Australia's  Wolfe  Called  "The  End  Of  Humanity"  which  was  released  by  a  record  label  with  the  same  name  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Hellcrawler  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  crust,  death'n'roll  and  stoner  rock.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  some  screams  before  going  into  a  more  heavy  and  old  school  d  beat  death  metal  direction  along  with  a  mixture  of  growls  and  screams  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  lot  of  crust  influences  in  the  solos  and  leads  and  after  awhile  melodies  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  brutal  blast  beats  as  their  side  of  the  split  progresses  you  can  hear  the  band  bringing  in  elements  of  groove  and  stoner  rock  and  they  close  their  side  of  the  split  with  a  cover  of  Kyuss's  "Green  Machine".


  Hellcrawler  creates  a  very  raw  and  heavy  old  school  form  of  death'n'roll  which  also  brings  in  elements  of  d-beat,  crust  and  stoner  rock  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  has  a  very  heavy  and  raw  sound  while  the  lyrics  cover  post  apocalyptic  wastelands.

  In  my  opinion  Hellcrawler  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  death'n'roll,  crust  and  stoner  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Overthrown  paradise".

  Next  up  is  Wolfe  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  black  metal,  thrash,  and  grindcore.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  some  old  school  thrash  riffing  and  blast  beats  which  gives  the  music  an  80's  black  metal  feeling  and  after  awhile  growls  and  screams  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  some  brutal  grindcore  elements  and  they  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  raw  energy  into  their  musical  sound.

  Wolfe  create  some  of  the  rawest  and  heaviest  music  I  have  heard  in  awhile  with  their  mixture  of  black  metal,  brutal  grindcore  and  old  school  thrash  and  also  have  the  best  music  on  this  split,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cove r violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Wolfe  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  thrash  and  grindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "IX"  and  "X".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  it  to  all  fans  of  black,  death,  thrash  metal,  grindcore  and  crust.  8/5  out  of  10.     

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A.c.o.D Interview

1/ Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?

 after the recording we made a japan tour in april 2014 just a couple of days after the release of "ANOTHER PATH" it was a really great experience, playing this EP throught this country was totally crazy!


 2/ Recently you have released a new ep. can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

the name "ANOTHER PATH" means that's now we take a new musical direction, all these 5 songs are more powerful than our two past released, the sound is really bigger, we recorded it at the "EAGLE BLACK STUDIO" produced by SHAWTER from DAGOBA, this guy is a real professional, a famous singer and a real good friend, he does an amazing work with us! the mastering was made by DAMIEN RAYNAUD at the "DARTHMADER STUDIO" (the studio of logan mader (machine head) in L.A)

3/ The band calls there music 'blended metal', can you tell us a little bit more aobut this term?

At the very beginning of the band we played a kind of thrash/heavy/black/death metal so we called this music "blended metal" (and for our love for whisky too ahahah) but for now I think we are more in melodic death metal. it is very hard for a musician to put a name on his music so my friend I let you do this work for me

4/ the band has been around since 2006 but so far has only released 2 full lengths and an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap between releases

 we started at the end of summer in 2006 but to tell you the truth at the begining we were drinking more beers than playing music, our first album came out in 2009 we are in 2014 and a third album will come out at the end of the year. 3 albums one EP

 5/ What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

we are talking about actual subjects, like what's happens in the head of every metalheads sometimes. we try to be simple an effective! I think our songs talk to everybody. when I listen to metal I want to heard metal lyrics not fairytales or romance, metal is for men not for schoolboys.

6/ What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name A.C.O.D?

 I 'm sorry my friend but it is our secret since 2006 but try to find the name, if you're right I promise you a champagne bottle!!!

 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?

Ouch hard question! I played every gig as the last one, but I must admit that one of my best memory is a gig in ROMA (italy) all the bands were really good and the audience were crazy, we made an amazing party during this couple of days. And of course I have a lot of good memories when we played in our town MARSEILLE!


8/.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

 We are working for the moment on our third album, so I don't like to talk about our projects if nothing is sure. But we have many planed things for 2015! Be sure we won’tsleep.

9/ On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer music by fans of extreme metal?

We played only in japan and France for the moment and we are at the beginning of the promo, but we have good comments and reviews for another path. It seems to be appreciated as a good cold beer


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

The third album will be out at the end of 2014, with the same staff (eagle black studio and darth mader studio) the new songs are finished and you can be sure it will be in the same vein as "another path" with more strenght!!!!!! This third album will open a lot of doors for ACOD.


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

We are six in the bands so we have a lot of influences, we listen to all kind of metal, old black metal, modern, heavy metal, death metal, hardcore.... there is too much bands we love to quote two or three names, we are real metal fans!


12/ What are some of your non musical interests?

 I am a real big movie fan, I see all kind of movie, my house is full with bluray disc and metal album ahahah. I love playing retrogaming videos games too. But drinking alcohol and make party is the number one of our non musical interest (smiling)


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

Many thanks for your questions my friend, I hope you love "another path" and be ready for the release of our next album in a few month. thanks and cheers!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Boil The Whore/Womb Rot/2013 EP Review


  Boil  The  Whore  are  a  band  from  Vermont  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  ep  "Womb  Rot".

  Hospital  noises  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  which  leads  to  a  more  heavy  and  melodic  direction  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  and  deep  death  metal  growls  and  the  band  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  adding  in  modern  metal  elements  at  times.

  Blast  beats  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  very  melodic  sounding  and   the  band  also  brings  in  a  good  mixture  of  both  black  and  death  metal  elements  into  their  musical  sound  and  on  the  4th  track  you  can  hear  a  small  amount  of  ambient  being  mixed  in  with  the  music  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Boil  the  Whore  have  a  very  modern  sound  with  their  approach  to  blackened  death  metal  along  with  a  good  balance  between  melody  and  brutality,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Boil  The  Whore  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "When  the  Wolves  Are  Upon  Us"  and  "Black  Dragon  Sorcerer".  8  out  of  10.


Disillusionment/Entrope/2013 Split EP Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  ep  between  Michigan's  Disillusionment  and  Entrope  which  was  self  released  in  2013  and  we  will  start  of  the  review  with  Disillusionment  which  plays  a  very  progressive  form  of  blackened  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  off  with  a  very  dark  and  distorted  sound  and  after  awhile  the  music  gets  more  progressive,  fast  and  brutal  along  with  blast  beats  and  a  mixture  of  screams  and  growls  and  the  band  also  shows  a  good  mixture  of  death  and  black  metal  influences  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  have  a  very  technical  feeling  to  them  at  times  and  after  awhile  the  music  also  starts  getting  more  melodic  and  the  second  song  also  sees  the  band  adding  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  into  their  musical  sound.  

  Disillusionment   plays  a  very  brutal,  technical  and  progressive  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  with  their  music  and  they  also  have  an  original  sound  to t hem,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Disillusionment  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "The  Natural  State  (First  Movement)".

  Next  up  is  Entrope  a  band  that  plays  an  instrumental  form  of  metal.

  Heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  start  off  their  side  of  the  split  and  you  can  hear  some  progressive  and  technical  death  metal  elements  in  their  music  along  with  some  atmospheric  sounds  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  blast  beats  are  added  into  certain sections  of  the  recording  and  the  guitar  solos  bring  a  great  amount  of  melody  into  the  bands  musical  sound  and  they  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  on  the  last  track.

  Entrope  stays  away  from  vocals  and  they  have  a  very  progressive,  technical  and  melodic  approach  to  metal  and  they  also  display  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  as  musicians  and  the  production  sounds  very  professional.

  In  my  opinion  Entrope  are  a  very  great  sounding  instrumental  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Understand".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  I  would  recommend  to  all  fans  of  black,  death  and  progressive  metal.  8  out  of  10.
 
 
    

Blight House/Self titled/2014 EP Review


  Blight  House  are  a  band  from  Rhode  Island  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  death  metal,  deathcore  and  grind  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  and  self  titled  2014  ep.

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  more  blackened  death  metal  direction  along  with  a  mixture  of  growls  and  screams  and  after  awhile  blast  beats  and  melody  are  added  into  the  music  along  with  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  solos  and  leads  the  band  uses  are  very  distorted  sounding.

  After  awhile  the  band  starts  adding  more  deathcore  and  grindcore  elements  into  their  musical  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  brutal  slam  death  metal  traces  being  added  into  the  music  and  there  is  a  great  amount  of  raw  aggression  being  displayed  in  all  of  the  tracks  that  are  present  on  the  ep.  

  Blight  House  combine  a  variety  of  many  extreme  metal  genres  together  on  these  tracks  to  create  a  sound  that  is  very  raw,  brutal  and  original  all  at  the  same  time,  the  production  sounds  very  raw  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  violence  and  gore  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Blight  House  are  a  very  great  sounding   mixture  of  black  metal,  death  metal,  deathcore  and  grind  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Stump  Stench"  and  "Let  Them  Burn".  8  out  of  10.       

Shalrath/The Ebon Fortress/2013 Full Length Review


  Shalrath  are  a  band  from  the  United  States  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of   funeral  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  album  "The  Ebon  Fortress".

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  guttural  growls  which  are  mostly  in  the  background  and  the  music  goes  for  more  of  a  slow  doom  metal  direction  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  also  gets  more  atmospheric  as  time  goes  on  by.

  Synths  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  bring  elements  of  dark  ambient  into  the  music  and  the  album  sticks  to  a  slow,  dark  and  heavy  sound  from  beginning  to  end  of  the  album  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  ever  being  utilized  and  the  music  evokes  a  very  evil  sounding  atmosphere.

  Shalrath  creates  a  very  interesting  style  of  blackened  funeral  doom  metal  with  their  sound  and  mixing  it  with  guttural  death/grind  vocals  which  enhances  the heavy  and  dark  feeling  of  the  album,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  occult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Shalrath  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  funeral  doom  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should c heck  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mother  of  Spiders"  and  "Lessons  In  Darkness".  8  out  of  10.