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?
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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, raw 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
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
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.
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.