Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dead Medusa/Riff City/2017 EP Review

   Dead  Medusa  are  a  band  from  Columbia,  Missouri  that  plays  a  blackened  mixture  of  death  and cosmic  thrash  with  a  touch  of  traditional  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "Riff  City"  which  would  be  released  in  September.

  Distorted  amp  sounds  start  off t he  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  thrash  metal  direction  along  with  some  screams  that  also  gives  the  music  more  of  an  80's  death  metal  feeling  while  also  sounding  very  modern  at  the  same  time  along  with  the  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  leads  also  sticking  to  a  very  old  school  metal  style  and  elements  of   black  and traditional  metal  are  also  utilized  at  times  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  always  remains  heavy  and  spoken  word  parts  are  added  onto  the  closing  track.

  Dead  Medusa  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  both  the  modern  and  old  school  styles  of  death  and  thrash  metal  along  with  black  metal  and    a  touch  of  traditional  metal  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  real life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Dead  Medusa  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  cosmic  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Tunnel  Vision"  and  "Riff  City".  8  out  of  10.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sfera/Death Will Come/2017 EP Review

  Sfera  are  a  band  from  Northern  Canada  that  plays  a  mixture  of  blackened  crust,  death  metal,  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2017  ep  "Death  Will  Come".

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  grindcore  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  an  old  school  death  metal  fashion  and  the  vocals  are  blackened  style  screams.

  Death  metal  growls  are  also  used  at  times  along  with  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  while  dark sounding  melodies a re  also  used  at  times  as  well  as  most  of t he  tracks  being  very  short  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy.

  Sfera  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black,  death  metal,  crust  and  grindcore  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  s  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sound s very  heavy  and  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Sfera  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  blackened  crust,  death  metal  and  gindcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Death  Will  Come"  an d  "They  Tore  The  Sky".  8  out  of  10. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Luciferian Insectus/Godless/The Apollyon Entertainment Group/2016 CD Review

  Luciferian  Insectus  are  a  solo  project  from t he  Netherlands  that  plays  a  ritualistic  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2016  album  "Godless" which  was  released  by  The  Apollyon  Entertainment  Group.

  Horror movie  samples  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  brutal  musical  direction  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  a  few  seconds  later  while  atmospheric  synths  can  also  be  heard  in  the  background  at  times   and  after  awhile  black  metal  screams  start  to  make  their  presence  known.

  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Grim  sounding  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  one  track  also  introduces  clean  vocals  onto  the  recording,  some  of  the  riffing  adds  in  thrash  influences  and  a  couple  of  the  songs  are  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  guitars  and  pianos  on  later  tracks  while  one  of  the  songs  is  an  instrumental.

  Luciferian  Insectus  plays  a  style  of blackened  death  metal  that  is  very  brutal  while  also  having  its ritualistic  moments,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian,  Occultism,  Anti  Christian  and  Anti  Muslim  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Luciferian  Insectus  are  a  very  great  sounding  ritualistic  blackened  death  metal  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "666"  "The  Crowned  Deceiver"  "The  Awakening"  and  "The  Fall  Ov  Allah".  8  out  of  10.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Exterminator/Total Extermination/Greyhaze Records/2017 Vinyl Re-Issue Review

  Exterminator  where  a  band  from  Brazil  that  played  a  very  early  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 1987  album  "Total  extermination"  which will  be  re-issued  on  vinyl  in  September  by  Greyhaze  Records.

  Powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  and  drum b eats  start  off  the  album  along  with  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  influence  of  thrash  still  has  a  very  dominant  presence  throughout  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the solos  and  leads  bring  in  the  raw  South  American  style  of  the  80's  along  with  some  of  the  fast  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  one  of  the  tracks  is  an  instrumental  along  with  the  music  always  remaining  very  heavy.

  Exterminator  played  a  musical  style  that  was  rooted  in  the  first  wave  style  of  black  metal  but  also  mixed  in  the  more  raw  side  of  thrash  and  early  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anti-Christianity,  Satanism,  Gore,  Death  and  Metal  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Exterminator  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  "Nightmare"  "Voyage  To  Hell"  "Speed  Metal"  and  "Haunting  The  Church".  8  out  of  10.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Arroganz/Primitiv/F.D.A Records/2017 CD Review

  Germany's  Arroganz  have  returned  with  a  new  recording t hat  continues  the brutal  blackened  death  metal  style  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Primitiv"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  F.D.A  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  along  with  a  few  black  metal  screams  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  hear  elements  of  doom  metal  in  the  slow  riffing.

  A  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  can  be  heard  in  the  riffs  while  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  id  paced  and  fast  parts  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly and  one  track  also  introduces  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  but t he  music  mostly  sticks  to  more  of  a  heavier  style.

  Arroganz  remains  true  to  the  blackened  death  metal  style t hat  was  established  and  previous  releases  while  also  mixing  in  a  decent  amount  of  doom  metal  elements,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Death,  Possession,  Chaos,  Liberation  and  Anti  Religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Arroganz  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obliviate"  and  "Cortege",  8  out  of  10.  

Affliktor/Self Titled/Transcending Obscurity Records/2017 CD Review

  Affliktor  are  a  solo  project  from  Big  Horn,  Wyoming  that  plays  a   mixture  of  black,  death,  thrash  and  speed  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self titled  2017  album  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Transcending  Obscurity  Records.

  A  very  heavy,  melodic and  old school  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  thrash  elements  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can be  heard  and  the  solos and  leads  also  mix  in  an  80's  style.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  also  ads  in  influences  from  death  and  speed  metal  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  music  always  sticks  to  a  very  heavy  musical  style  and  the  last  track  is  an  instrumental.

  Affliktor  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  old  school  thrash,  death  and  speed  metal  with  a  more  modern  black  metal  vocal  approach  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Philosophy  and  Left  Hand Path themes.

  In  my  opinion  Affliktor  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  death,  thrash  and  speed  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Storms  Of  Demogorgon"  "Chaos  Magick  Totality"  and  "Nothing  Shall  Arise".  8  out  of  10.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Geist/Disrepair/WOOAAARGH/2017 EP Review

  Geist are  a  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  plays a  blackened  mixture  of  crust  and  hardcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "Disrepair"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  WOAAARGH.

  Heavy  guitars  and  powerful  sounding  bass  riffs  start  off  the  ep  along  with  some  hardcore  style  screams  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  great  amount  of  crust  and  d  beat  elements  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  while  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  a  decent  amount  of  black  metal  influences  and  they  keep  every  in  a  very  heavy  musical  direction  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  short  in  length with  the  longest  one  being  3  and  a  half  minutes.

  Geist  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  black  metal,  hardcore  and  crust  together  to  create  a  sound  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Gesit  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  mixture  of  crust  and  hardcore  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Painkillers"  and  "Fiction  Souls".  8  out  of  10.   

Friday, August 4, 2017

Howls Of Ebb/Khthonik Cerviiks/With Gangrene Edges/Voiidwarp/I, Voidhanger Records/2017 Split Album Review

  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  U.S.A's  Howls  Of  Ebb  and  Germany's  Khthonik  Cerviiks  called  "With  gangrene  Edges/Voiidwarp"which  will  be  released  in  September  by  I,  Voidhanger  Records  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Howls  Of  Ebb  a  band  that  plays  a  very  progressive  and  avant  garde  style  of  blackened  death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  Clean  playing  that  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  avant  garde  edge  between  adding  in  some  progressive  yet  heavy  riffing  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of t he  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  along  with  the  riffs  also  using  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  Vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  last  track  adds  in  more  of  an  experimental  style  while  also  adding  in  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occult  Rituals  and  Communing  With  Malign  Beings  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Howls  Of  Ebb  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  garde  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "With  Gangrene  Edges'.

  Next  up  is  Khthonik  Cerviiks  a  band  that  plays  a  psychotic  form  of  blackened   death  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  avant  garde  and  experimental  style  while  also  adding  in  spoken  word  parts  at  times  and  one  the  second  track  the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  dissonant  direction  while  also  introducing  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  onto  their  side  of  the  recording.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  side  of  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  clean  playing  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  a  great  portion  of  their  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  apocalypse,  decline,  devolution  and  the  technoccult  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Khthonik  Cerviiks  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Come  To  The  Subeth".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  avant  garde  and  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of  10.   

Rebel Wizard/The Warning Of One/Prosthetic Records/2017 EP Review

  Australia's  solo  project  Rebel  Wizard  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues  the  black  and  heavy  metal  mixture  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2017  ep  "The  Warning  Of  One"  which  will  be  released  on  August  18th  by  Prosthetic  Records.

  Clean  playing  and  melodic  guitar  leads  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  and  the  music  also  incorporates  a  great  amount  of  traditional  metal  elements  and  all  of t he  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to t hem.

  While  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  the  black  metal  vocals  gives  the  songs  a  more  modern  feeling  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  riffs  also  mixing  in  elements  of  thrash  at  times  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy  and  spoken  word  parts  are  used  on  the  closing  track.

  Rebel  Wizard  remains  true  to  the  black  and  thrash  metal  mixture  of  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  have  a  concept  to  them  with  every  track  starting  with  the  letter  'one'  and  cover  negativity  and  nihilism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Rebel  Wizard  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  heavy  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "One  I  Know"  and  "One  I  Call".  8  out  of  10.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mekigah/Autexousious/Aesthetic Death/2017 CD Review

  Mekigah  are  a  band  from  Australia  that  plays  an  avant  garde  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album "Autexousious"  which  will  be  released  on  August  21st  by  Aesthetic  Death.

  Ambient  style  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  avant  garde  elements  a  few  seconds  later  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  on  the  second  track  heavy  guitar  riffs  are  added  onto  the  recording  and  they  add  in  elements  of  doom  metal  while  also  adding  in  dark  sounding  melodies.

  Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  and  some  tracks  also  get  very  experimental  and  ritualistic  at  times  as  well  as  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  singing  can  be  heard  briefly.

  Mekigah  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  black,  doom  and  avant  garde  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Mekigah  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  mixture  of  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Eroding  Will"  "Zmatek"  "A  Vast  Abyss"  and  "Rejection  Nostalgia".  8  out  of  10.  

Infest/Addicted To Flesh/Defying Danger Records/2017 CD Review

  Serbia's  Infest  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  that  continues  their  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Addicted  To  Flesh"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Defying  Danger  Records.

  A  very  war  orientated  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  and  also  brings  in  the  atmosphere  of  an  epic  movie  before  going  into  a  very  heavy  thrash  metal  influenced  direction  where  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the recording  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  vocals.

  Back  up  shouts  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  the  solos  and  leads  stick  to  a  very  old  school  style  of  extreme  metal  but  also  having  their  melodic  moments and  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  blackened  death  metal  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Infest  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  war,  and  anti  religion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Infest  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal  and  thrash,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hail  The  Mother  War"  "Nailed  To  Your  Spine"  and  "The  Awakening  Failed".  8  out  of  10.  

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Totengott/Doppleganger/Xtreem Music/2017 CD Review

  Totengott  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  doom and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album "Doppleganger"  which  was  released  by  Xtreem  Music.

  Atmospheric  synths  and  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  touches  of  classical  and  opera  music  before  adding  in  drum  beats  and  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  doom  metal  feeling  and  all  3  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  vocals  are  done  in  more  of  an  aggressive  80's  style  of  extreme  metal  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  thrash  and  first  wave  black  metal  along  with  some  touches  of  death  metal  and  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  amount  of  melody  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  remain  true  to  an  old  school  metal  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  briefly  and  synths are  also  used  on  the  later  tracks  and  melodc  vocals  ae  also used  briefly.

  Tottengott  plays  a  musical  style  that  mixes  black,  doom  and  thrash  metal  together  to create  a  sound  of  their  own  while  the  influence  of  Celtic  Frost  really  shows  throughout  the  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  satanism,  Occultism,  Mental  Illness  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tottengott  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  thrash   metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  track.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Satn  Beside  You".  8  out  of  10. 

Northern Plague/Scorn The Idle/2017 CD Review

  Northern  Plague  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released 2017  album  "Scorn  The  Idle".

  Distorted  amp  sounds  and  atmospheric  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  adding  in  drums  and  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  and  after  awhile  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  grim  black  metal screams  start  to  make  their  presence  known  while  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  death  metal  elements  and  spoken  words  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  a  later  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  and  some  of  the t racks  are  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Northern  Plague  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  blackened  death  metal  style  of  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  dark  and  philosophical  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Northern  Plague  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blindsight"  "The  Day  After"  "Vainglory  Altar"  and  "Versus  The  World".  8  out of  10.


Winds Of Leng interview

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

JT - The earliest version of the band formed in summer of 2006, with the founding members all starting over after leaving the band they all played together in before. After a few years of shuffling members trying to find the right line up and working on developing our sound the band fell dormant for a while, but became active again in 2012 and then everything just seemed to click and there was a new sense of focus. At the moment the band is a three piece, with two of the three founding members remaining.

2.In June you had released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

JT - Death/Black metal in short. We really went back and drew inspiration from the albums that made us want to play this stuff in the first place, or at least I did, and really drew inspiration from those without becoming a tribute band. There's a lot going on, some HM-2 stuff some black metal, there's a lot of elements in there. I think one of the strengths of the recording is the variety.

3.The band has been around since 2006 but waited until this year to release an album, can you tell us a little bit more about the long wait?

JT - Like I said above it took a few years to find the current lineup and then we were inactive for a while. When we reformed we started working on this album, but we recorded it ourselves and it took the member who spearheaded that whole side of things some time to put together the required gear and learn the whole process. We took our time for sure!

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

JT - Horror. Sums up the whole thing. A lot of apocalyptic stuff in there too. There are some songs inspired by some of our favorite films and books, and some of my own ideas. The album art is a pretty good representation of the subject matter too. there's a little something from each song in there.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Winds Of Leng'?

JT - Leng comes from H.P. Lovecraft, and is also used by another author we drew inspiration from, namely Brian Lumley, and fit the horror related side of the band. The rest we just thought sounded good.

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

JT - To date we have only been a studio band, but now that the recording is out there we have a new rehearsal spot and the three of us are getting tight playing with each other again, then we will look for members to make a live lineup.

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

JT - Not yet, but hopefully in the future.

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

JT - Definitely open to the possibility. There has been a little contact, but nothing happening as of yet.

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

JT - We've been blown away because we're complete nobodies and we've received an insane amount of positive feedback and some really great reviews too.

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

JT- Darker. Looking forward to working with some doomier elements and the idea of a concept is really exciting to me. We won't abandon our sound though. New material is already in the works and sounding good!

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?

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

JT - For me I like to read and write. Listening to and collecting music of course. And horror movies.

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

JT - Thanks so much for anyone who takes the time to check us out. More to come!