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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Witchgoat Interview

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

[P. Scyther] Witchgöat was created by guitarist P. Scyther who had the idea of setting a musical project that would play the type of music he had been a fan of his whole life. This included Latin American thrash from the 80’s and old school death metal as well as blackened death metal of the 90’s. He found M.Miasma  to be the vocalist with the identity and personality required to give the line-up the right spirit. Both respectively composed the music and the lyrical concept of the band together with E. Driller as well as the charismatic bassist C. Fog. They recorded the demo Umbra Regit which was released on July 31, 2018.

2.So far you have released a demo, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

[P. Scyther] The Umbra Regit demo evokes and mixes the sound elements that we like within metal, high speed revolutions, doses of blast beats, melodies in minor keys, violence, and raw and rough vocalizations of black metal. We have not invented anything and neither are we trying to be original. Simply we play what we love. Before we were musicians we were fans of metal our whole life and as fans we have passed to be from enthusiastic spectators to be the protagonists of something that we have always liked.

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

[M. Miasma] I am interested in merging lectures related to different currents on occultism, ancient civilizations and ancient beliefs. Also a little bit of war tales, honestly there is no boundary on which topic to talk about right now is this but on the coming album could be different there is completely no  bounds, we will do whatever we feel interesting to do for us.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Witchgöat'?
[M. Miasma] The name was decided with P. Scyther we know the words “Witch” and “Goat” are being used by other bands on their names but we do not give a fuck about that, I think the music/lyrics of the bands gives a band a solid name, you can have a “killer” band name but if the production, music and content is bullshit then the band will be bullshit so there is not much concern about that situation. We choose that name because it gets along well with the intention of the music and lyrics for this project, we want an obscure, aggressive and gloomy vibe In the music and that name fits good for us.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover?
[M. Miasma] Symbolizes the rebirth after death, a step closer to find the answer of one of the biggest mysteries of humanity, death, perfect and determined as our vision within this band, determined to vomit tunes of death, aggressiveness and without any compromise. Also the only commitment we can take is towards ourselves, to be honest while composing music without any intention to build any egocentric bullshit around it, we do not have nothing to prove to anyone just to  ourselves.

6.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows yet?

[P. Scyther] So far we have only rehearsed privately for the making of Umbra Regit and for the recording of the complete album that the title will be released soon. It should be released before the year ends. For now, we are concentrating in producing music before we start playing live shows. The conditions in El Salvador to do live performances are not the best, however, we do not rule out making live shows in the near future.

7.The demo was released on 'Morbid Skull Records', how did you get in contact with this label?
[M. Miasma] Yes, it was a good option since I own that label.

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

[P. Scyther] We are a new band and making a path is complicated and can be hard work. Up to now, we have had good reviews from people who are enthusiastic of the genre in the underground thanks to Umbra Regit. We did not expect this response and it has been surprise in a positive way, even though there are less favorable opinions related to the precariousness of the sound and concerning that the sound of the band does not include novelty elements or innovative resources. However, as mentioned before our interest is not in that direction and we believe that a good underground project must keep a certain level of precariousness and realism in the sound of its instruments. Personally, we do not like so much, metal with a refined sound or an artificial level of production.

9.Right now you are working on your first full length album, what can we expect musically once it is released?

[P. Scyther] Our first album is fully recorded. Some details are missing but the music is about to be produced. The album will give continuity to the Umbra Regit demo that right now reflects the band at this moment. The other songs from the full-length are the same kind as the demo and you can expect the same speed, vocal ferocity, melody, blast beats, and evil riffs in minor keys, and lyrics are as the ones already described. If you have liked the demo you will absolutely enjoy the album.

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

[P. Scyther] There is a bit of everything you know, great albums of thrash metal like Schizophrenia from Sepultura and the first releases from Bathory, Sarcófago, Aura Noir, Dissection, Destruction, Possessed, Death and the melodies of bands like Mercyful Fate are among some of the classics that have been an influence for us. From nowadays, blackened European thrash bands like Nekromantheon, Inculter, Obliteration, Quintessenz, Sepulcher, Black Magic, DeathHammer or Latin American bands like, Sierpes, Destroyer Attack, Conceived by Hate, Mortem, Disorder and that kind of style also have an influence.

11.Does Occultism play any role in your music?
[M. Miasma] Incorporate it into music I see it more as a consequence of something more global, this includes topics that are of personal interest for our lives.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
[P. Scyther] We would like to thank everyone that has read this interview and given their support to the band and our project. We hope to have the news of our upcoming album soon and that everyone enjoys it.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Veilburner/A Sire To The Ghouls Of Lunacy/Transcending Obscurity Records/2018 CD Review

Veilburner  are  a  band  from  Pennsylvania  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  an  experimental  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "A  Sire  to  The  Ghouls  Of  Lunacy"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Transcending  Obscurity  Records.



  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  avant  garde  elements  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  mix  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  along  with  some  clean  playing  being  used  at  times  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  grim  sounding  clear  vocals  and  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  high  pitched  black  metal screams.



  Death  metal  growls  can  also  be  heard  at  times  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  music  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  along  with  a  great  portion  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  the  music  also  has  its  technical  and  progressive  moments  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  avant  garde  style  clean  vocals  are  also  utilized  at  times  and  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  on  most  of  the  tracks  throughout  the  album  and  some  tracks  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  psychedelic  touches..

  On  this  recording  Veilburner  goes  into  more  of  an  avant  garde  and  experimental  direction  of  blackened  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Gnosticism,  Nihilism  and  Occult  Practices.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Veilburner  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental  and  avant  garde  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Panoramic  Phantoms"  "A  Sire  To  The  Ghould  Of  Lunacy"  and  "Where  Torment  Has  Danced  Before".  8  out  of  10.

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Vst interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Vst is a Symphonic black/death metal project, created back in 2011, we have released our first album “An-ki Ekleipsis” in 2014 by Ablaze Prods, and this year we have released our second album called “The Beast Manifesto” which features a new line-up, and we could say it’s the most interesting work we’ve done so far, full of darkness, atmosphere and aggression.

2.Recently you have released a new album, what are some of the things you feel you have done different musically with this recording that you where not able to do with your previous release?
For this album since the writing and preproduction process we invested more time than never, I mean, first song was created 2 years ago, we took 6 months working in preproduction, we focused in each detail, each arrangement, each riff and drumbeat, it was also our most collaborative work to date. In the recording process we spent dedicated time to each instrument, no pressure, all takes needed and we worked also there in better ways to arrange some songs, so we are really proud of the final outcome.

3.The band has been around since 2011 but so far has only released 2 full lengths, can you tell us a little bit more about it?
We use to take plenty of time to work with each of our projects, maybe because we are a band with busy members and we don’t really like to release no-full length productions, so we give the proper to each album until we feel satisfied and fulfilled creatively and spiritually.

4.A lot of your lyrics deal with Satanism and Occultism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
We all felt attracted to this dark and hidden themes since early age, but most important in freedom, we do not agree with religions, we do not follow any doctrine, we believe in common sense, in facts, in science indeed, we believe in the power of the human mind, which leads to really dark corners of reality, Satan it’s not a horned beast in two legs, it’s the representation of freedom, of power, inner light, Lucifer is the illumination, the will of opening your eyes and brake any chains, but we also do love those fantastic and horrific graphic interpretations.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Vst'?
Vst it’s pronounced as beast, so that’s the first meaning, that’s the projection we want to do as a congregation of 5 beasts doing this act, also they’re the initial letters for a Sumerian phrase that means: Blood thirsty warriors.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
We wanted to follow the same path as in our same production, plane layout and a symbol in the middle that points the direct approach of the album, this occasion we have a golden sigil a conjunction of letters that could be an M and a V, initials for Vst and Manifesto, then we have a two-headed serpent, which is the duality that appears in all civilizations, the serpent is the common alive being that existing in every corner of the planet, coincidence?... also, we have the old look in the cover, this is because it simulates and old book an encyclopedia of horrors and supremacy.

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?
I can remember right now, opening Mayhem in 1349 back in January 2016, also local show with Necrophobic and Thy Antichrist was just killer.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
Yes, we’re planning a show presenting the new album here in hometown, León, México at December and we’re waiting for confirmation of some promotional tours.

9.The new album was released on 'Concreto Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Well, this is the most important Mexican Metal label in all the country, it’s having a huge projection worldwide, they manage all kind of metal genres, we encourage you to give them a shot, you’ll find a wide catalogue of the best and most select metal bands from México.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
I think it has been really grateful, we’re having lot of promotion outside our country, really good comments coming from everywhere.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We wanted to reduce time between releases, so maybe next year we could start thinking in a new production, also we’ll certainly do promotion in media and the really aim of this, live shows and some tours.

12.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?
There’s many extreme metal projects we listen and inspire from, also many not so related to the genre I could mention some like Dark Funeral, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Metallica, Slayer. Currently I’ve been listening to some different tunes like Goth rock or Darkwave and also Black Metal, it’s always on my playlist, I try to keep it versatile, I enjoy many dark and obscure genres of music.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Sure, first of all thanks a lot for your time and interesting questions, keep an eye to our social media for any announcements, keep rocking and Hail Satan.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Sectorial/Vyr/Noizr Productions/2018 CD Review


  Ukraine's  Sectorial  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  their  mixture  of  ethnic  and  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Vyr"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Noizr  Productions.

  Water  sounds  and  folk  instruments  start  off  the  album  which  also  adds  in  elements  of  ethnic  music  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars  also  being  used  briefly  as  well  as  clean  vocals  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  ethnic  music  elements  also  being  added  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.

  The  riffs  also  add   in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style,  as  the  album  progresses  they  also  bring  a  couple  of  instrumentals  onto  the  recording  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  one  track  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  vocals.

  On  this  recording  Sectorial  remains  true  to  the  mixture  of  blackened  death  metal  and  ethnic  music  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  social  issues  and  ecologism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Sectorial  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal  and  ethnic  music,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Exodus  Of  The  Winter"  "Foggy  Hill" "The  Last  Tower  Will  Fall"  and  "Inhuman  Ones".  8  out  of  10.

Bandcamp: https://sectorial.bandcamp.com/track/the-observer 
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Aempyrean/Fireborn/Cyclopean Eye Productions/2018 EP Review


  Aempyrean  are  a  band  from  India  that  plays  a  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  Fireborn"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  Cyclopean  Eye  Productions.

  A  very  heavy  thrash  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  black  metal s creams  and  death  metal  growls  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  sound  very  powerful.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  more  of  an  old  school  death  metal  style  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording,  they  also  bring  in  a  cover  of  Morbid  Angel's  "Chapel  Of  Ghouls".

  Aempyrean  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Aempyrean  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "On  The  Warpath"  and  "Undying  Scourge".  8  out  of  10.

https://cyclopeaneyeproductions.bandcamp.com/album/fireborn-black-death-metal    

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Siniestro/Artic Blood/Black Lion Records/2018 EP Review


  Siniestro  are  a  band  from  Sweden  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  thrash  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Artic  Blood"  which  will  be  released  in  December  by  black  Lion  Records.

  A  very  heavy  thrash  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  a  few  seconds  later  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  hardcore  punk.

  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  crust  style  growls  and  black  metal  screams  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  hardcore  style  breakdowns and  one  song  also  brings  acoustic  guitars  into  the  recording  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track.

  On  this  recording  Siniestro  remains  true  to  their  mixture  of  black  metal,  thrash  and  hardcore  punk,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  Swedish  and  English  and  cover  misanthropic  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Siniestro  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  thrash  and  hardcore  punk,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Artic  Blood"  and  "Exitium  Vivorum  Omnes'.  8  out  of  10.

https://siniestroblacklion.bandcamp.com/album/arctic-blood-ep 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Vouna/Self Titled/Artemisia Records/2018 Full Length Review


  Vouna  is  a  solo  project  from  Olympia,  Washington  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  funeral  doom  metal  and  folk  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  titled  2018  album  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Artemisia  Records.

  Female  vocals  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  are  very  heavily  rooted  in  funeral  doom  metal  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  epic  and  atmospheric  sounding  synths  and  blast  beats  are  added  into  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  brings  in  elements  of  black  metal  while  clean  male  vocals  are  also  utilized  briefly  along  with  the  acoustic  guitars  adding  in  influences  of  Greek  folk  music  as  well  as  some  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length,  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  brought  into  the  songs  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  one  of  the  songs  is  an  instrumental  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  brought  onto t he  recording  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Vouna  plays  a  musical  style that  takes  atmospheric  black,  funeral  doom  metal  and  Greek  music  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics cover  the  devastating  and  beautiful  journey  of  being  the  last  person  alive  on  the  planet.

  In  my  opinion  Vouna  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  atmospheric  black,  funeral  doom  metal  Greek  folk  music  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "A  Place  To  Rest"  adn  "You  Took  Me".  8  out  of  10.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Evokador/Self Titled/Barbarian Wrath/2018 CD Review


  Evokador  are  a  band  from  Guatemala  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  2018  album  which  was  released  by  Barbarian  Wrath.

  A  very  dark  and  ritualistic  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  musical  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  also  bringing  in  elements  of  thrash  and  the  first  wave  style  along  with  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  and  the  music  is  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's.

  Even  with  the  music  being  retro  the  heaviness  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  modern atmosphere  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  chaotic  and  old  school  style  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in a   great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  black  metal  screams  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  horror  movie  samples and  synths  can  also  be  heard. 

  Evokador  plays  a  musical  style  that  goes  back  to  the  80's  era  of  black  and  thrash  metal  while  still  having  some  modern  aggression,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  horror,  death,  evil  and  darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Evokador  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  thrash  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Evokador"  "La  Ultima  Trompeta"  "Horrores  Primigenios"  and  "Vomito  de  la  Tierra".  8  out  of  10.




  

Vitriol/Pain Will Define Their Death/Everlasting Spew Records/2018 EP Re-Issue Review


    Vitriol  are  a  band  from  Portland,  Oregon  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  ep  "Pain  Will  Define  Their  Death"  which  will  be  re-issued  in  November  by  Everlasting  Spew  Records  with  a  bonus  track.

A  very  heavy  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly  death  metal  growls  and  the  music  has  its  roots  in  the  mid  90's  to  early  2000's.

  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  some  black  metal  screams  also  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy  and  brutal and  on  the  closing  track  dissonant  style  guitar  leads  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Vitriol  plays  a  style  of  blackened  death  metal  that  goes  back  to  the  mid  90's  and  2000's  era  of  the  genre,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  Vitriol  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  "Pain  Will  Define  Their  Death"  and  "The  Paring  Of  A  Neck".  8  out  of  10.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mentor/Cults, Crypts And Corpses/Pagan Records/2018


  Mentor  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  has  had  an  album  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  thrash  metal  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Cults,  Crypts  And  Corpses"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Pagan  Records.

  A  very  heavy  thrash  influenced  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  angry  shouting  vocals  and  hardcore  punk  elements  a  few  seconds  later  while  black  metal  screams  are  also  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  and  blast  beats  are  added  into t he  faster  sections  of  the  songs.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  adds  in  elements  of  black'n'roll  along  with  most  of  the  tracks  being  under  3  minutes  as  well  as  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  when  they  are  used  briefly  and  one  track  a  small  amount  of  semi  clean  vocals  can  also  be  heard  and  the  music  always  remains  heavy  and  stoner  rock  influences  are  added  onto  the  closing  track.

  On  this  recording  mentor  adds  more  black'n'roll  elements  to  their  mixture  of  black,  thrash  metal  and  hardcore  punk,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  blasphemy  and  horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mentor  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  thrash  metal  and  hardcore  punk,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "We  Dig"  "Death  Mask"  "Churchburner  Girl"  and  "Gather  By  The  Grave".  8  out  of  10.

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Tenebras Interview

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

Hello, my friend. Of course! Our band is called Tenebras and the members are Erebus Dexx and Cihuanahualli Fernanda. We are a Mexican/Greek duo that combines blackened death metal with folk and doom elements.

2.In July you had released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on this recording?

For sure! Yes, in July, indeed, our debut album “Mora” was out and we tried our first material to be very experimental and to expand to many genres of extreme music. Our basic genre is the blackened death metal, but we wanted our music to be heavy but at the same time very melodic and atmospheric. We use many doom metal elements and we also love to compose folk traditions from all around the world in our music. So the result was extreme but at the same time calm in many parts.

3.Your lyrics cover a good amount of satanic, occult and paganism themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in those topics and practices?

Indeed, we love to have many different themes in our lyrics. We love horror stuff and we also like the folkore traditions of every country especially in the supernatural subject. Most of our lyrics are about satanic rituals, but other songs talk about creatures from the Lovecraftian mythology and the mexican culture.

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

Mora is a creature from the greek mythology. It's mostly a tell-tale horror legend in the old greek villages that was meant to scare the people but we have read some reports about that spirit. In the psychology, Mora is considered like the “sleep paralysis”. In the legend, she takes the form of an old woman that appears under her black veil and she chokes you at the time that you sleep. The result is that you can't move and the legend says that if you try to say something, she takes your speech and you are not able to talk never again. We thought that is a very rare and unique legend that mostly Greeks know, so it would be good to show more about the greek culture in all over the world.

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

We wanted our artwork to be exactly like our music: dark and atmospheric. Fernanda created the artwork and we wanted to show a little mystery to the people that hear our material about the optical perception on the title of our album. We followed the legend, because Mora appears in the villages. So Fernanda created the dark forest background and we wanted to let the imagination of the auditors to think about how is Mora on their minds.

7.One member lives in Greece while another lives in Mexico, how does this work out in the recording process?

The recording wasn't of course so simple, but we met the previous summer and we worked in our material. Fernanda created the artwork from Mexico and after the recordings that took place in Greece we proceeded to the mixing and mastering.

8.The album was released through 'Death Portal Studio', can you tell us a little bit more about how you came in contact with this label?

We made contact with many labels but we chose Death Portal Studio because we thought that our material fits with the musical stuff that this label uploads. So after this, we talked with the owner of the label and he agreed to proceed to the release together.

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

I have to admit that it's better than we thought. Many people support us and we are happy that many countries hear us. We were surprised also from the countries that hear us, because except countries like France and Belgium, people from Afghanistan, Russia, Uruguay and Latvia promoted also our material. We are very happy from these results and we thank so much the people that support our music.

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

Prepare definitely for the next album very soon! Our next album will be more heavy and brutal and this time more melodic and dark.

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 like to combine many bands that we hear in our music. From the death metal bands, we influence from At The Gates and The Black Dahlia Murder. From black metal bands, we take melodic elements from Dark Funeral and Belphegor. As for the folk parts, our big influence is Arkona and In Extremo.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Erebus Dexx is occupied with mixing and mastering and also with the creation of lyric and promo videos via DEXX Productions and Cihuanahualli Fernanda is a psychologist and creates arts.

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

We would like to thank you so much for the review of our album and for this interview. It's a real honor because we follow your site and we really like it so much! So thanks to you and to our fans that promote our music as much as they can and we can give you one promise: wait for the new material because many brutal stuff is on the way! Stay metal!

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Baneful Storm/Invocations/Invictus Productions/2018 EP Review


  Baneful  Storm  are  a  solo  project  from  France  that  plays  an  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2018  ep  "Invocation"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Invictus  Productions.

  A  very  epic  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  solos  and  leads  show  an  early  Morbid  Angel  influence  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  grim  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  era  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  growls  also  being utilized  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  horror  movie  style  keyboards  and  at  times  elements  of  speed  metal  are  also  brought  into  the  music.

  Baneful  Storm  plays  a  musical  style  that  goes  back  to  the  mid  80's  to  early  90's  era  of  black  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Blasphemy,  Darkness  and  Doom  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Baneful  Storm  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres, you  should  check  out t his  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Damned  To  Fire"  and  "Blasphemy".  8  out  of  10.

http://invictusproductions666.bandcamp.com/track/blasphemy

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Nag/Nagged To Death/Fysisk Format/2018 Full Length Review


  Nag  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  mixture  of  black  metal,  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Nagged  To  Death"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Fysisk  Format.

  Drum  beats  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  hardcore  style  shouting  while  the  music  also  brings  in  elements  of  d  beat  and  crust  punk  along  with  most  of  the  songs  being  under  3  minutes  in  length  and  blast  beats  are  added  into  the  faster  sections  of  the  music.

  A  great  amount  of  Norwegian  black  metal  elements  can  be  heard  in  the  bands  musical style  while  angry  screams  are  also  used  at  times along  with  the  faster  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  as  well  as  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  good  mixture  of  slow, mid  paced  and  fast  parts,  all  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  a  later  track  also  introduces  a  small  amount  of  clean  vocals  onto  the  recording.

  Nag  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal,  crust  and  hardcore  punk  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  hatred  towards  anything  human.

  In  my  opinion  Nag  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black  metal,  crust and  hardcore  punk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sigh"  "No  Rest  For  The  Blessed"  "Rainbow  Children"  and  "Ordinary  Men".  8  out  of  10.


https://naghardcore.bandcamp.com

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Letheria/Death-Principle/Saturnal Records/2018 CD Review


  Letheria  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Death-Principle"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Saturnal  Records.

  Ritualistic  chanting  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  takes  the  music  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  are  in  between  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  spoken  word  parts  are  also  utilized  at  times  along  with  the  fast  riffs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies,  shouts  are  also  used  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  clean  playing  and  acoustic  guitars  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  elements  of  thrash  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.

  Letheria  plays  a  style  of  blackened  death  metal  that  has  influences  ranging  from  the  90's  to  modern  era,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  hate,  death,  anti  religion  and  self  destruction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Letheria  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Inverted  Rapture"  "Pestchrist"  "Malaria  Magdalena"  and  "Rotting  God".  8  out  of  10.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmXY5M8PEQo&feature=youtu.be

Friday, October 19, 2018

Haiduk/Exomancer/2018 CD Review


 
  Canada's  solo  project  Haiduk  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  blackened  death  metal  style  of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2018  album  "Exomancer".

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  utilizing  melody  and  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  some  of  the  songs  are  instrumentals  along  with  the  tracks  being  mostly  2  or  3  minutes  in  length  as  well  as  utilizing  a  great  amount  of  talent  and  skill  and  the  music  also  incorporates  a  great  amount  of  black  metal  elements  and  the  music  always  remains  heavy.

  On  this  recording  Haiduk  remains  true  to  the  blackened  death  metal  style  he  has  established  on  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  supernatural,  fantasy,  black  magick,  darkness  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Haiduk  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Death  Portent"  "Icevoid  Nemeses"  "Pulsar"  and  "Crypteternity".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riE3HXrL0aE

    

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Aufbruch/Blasting The Void/2018 Full Length Review


  Aufbrunch  are  a  band  from  Italy  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2018  album  "Blasting  the  Void".

  Dark  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  spoken  word  samples  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  style  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  some  melody  and  dissonant  structures  as  well  as  using  tremolo  picking  in  some  parts  of  the  tracks  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  clean  playing  can  be  heard.

  Aufbrunch  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  both  the  old  school  and  modern  eras  of  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  society,  humanity,  corruption,  revolution  and  inner  thought  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Aufbrunch  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Breeding  Pestilence"  "Branches  Of  Doom"  and  "Blasting  the  VOid".  8  out  of  10.

https://aufbruch.bandcamp.com/releases

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Holocausto/Guerra Total/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2018 Demo Review


  Holocausto  are  a  band  from  Brazil  that  has  been  around  for  more  than  30  years  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  demo  "Guerra  Total"   which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions.

  A  very  old  school  thrash  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  some  blast  beats  a  very  seconds  later  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  80's  style  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  music  sounding  like  it  could  of  easily  been  recorded  more  than  30  years  ago.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  riffs  also bring  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  no  solos  or  leads  ever  being  utilized  as  well  as  the  music  sticking  to  mostly  a  very  fast  style  from  beginning  to  ending  of  the  recording.

  Holocausto  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80's  style  and  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Portuguese  and  cover  war  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Holocausto  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  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  "Zone  de  Conflito  (Faixa  de  Gaza)"  and  "Guerra  Total  Apocalypse".  8  out  of  10.

http://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/guerra-total

   

Echtra/BardO/Temple Of Torturous/2018 CD Review


  Echtra  are  a  band  from  Olympia,  Washington  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  blackened  form  of  drone/doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "BardO"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Temple  Of  Torturous.

  Atmospheric  sounding  synths  and  drones  start  off  the  album  while  both  of  the  tracks  are  over  23  minutes  in  length  along  with  some  acoustic  being  added  onto  the  recording  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times  and  after  awhile  melodic  riffing  is  added  onto  the  recording.

 At  times  the  music  gets  very  atmospheric  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  a  brief  use  of  melodic  chants  as  well  as  some  elements  of  doom  metal  in  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  and  the  music  also  gets  very  experimental  at  times,  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  on  the  second  track  the  music  starts  going  into  a  faster  direction  which  also  uses  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats.

  Echtra  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  black,  doom  metal  and  drone  mixture  of  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  transmission  of  one's  existence  between  life  times.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Echtra  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black, doom  metal  and  drone,  you should  check  out  this  album. 8  out  of  10.

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Bestial Devastator Interview

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

Hails! Thank you for your interest! We play Black Thrash Metal which is inspired by 80s Teutonic Thrash Metal and also raw Black Metal. I had the first ideas for the band in 2005. I had different line ups but It didn´t work well. Some songs were written in that period but not recorded. In 2012 Bestial Devastator had a stable line up so we recorded our first demo Hellish Onslaught. Over the years the band was somehow stable. I (Infernal Aggressor) “sing” and play Bass and Guitar and Eviscerator who plays Lead-Guitar are the core of the band. We had different drummers over the years and Abyss is the current drummer.



2.In September you had released a new album, what are some of the things you feel you have done different musically on this recording that you have not been able to do on your previous releases?

Yes, the album UNTIL DEATH OCCURS was released late September and for this record we tried to get the sound of the first album, rawer and more aggressive sound. The songs were written two years ago but the recordings took much time because of line-up and personal problems. This time the album was released as a CD, the albums before were released on tape. Maybe we re-release the first and second album as a CD. We didn´t change things in the way of writing songs. Actually I write songs all the time, so it´s an ongoing process. When a record is completed I think about the next songs and so on. It´s like a disease.



3.Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's black/thrash style, do you feel that the music of that era had a lot more aggression than a lot of the modern bands that have been coming out during the last few years?

In the 80s, Thrash and Metal in general was a new thing so everyone discovered and tried things out. There were no rules! Everyone tried to be the fastest and have the most aggressive sound. It was all about the attitude! I don´t know what you mean with modern bands, but when you talk about the Nuclear Blast Bands like Kataklysm, Arch Enemy and so on, this is not my sound and my kind of Heavy Metal. It´s overproduced and soulless shit. But I´m glad, that the preference of the listener goes back to a natural sound.



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

The songs are typical metal stuff which supports the music and fits. It´s about aggression, war, satanism, rebellion and revenge.



5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Bestial Devastator'?

In 2005 I tried to form a 80s Thrash Metalband which I called Devastator. I tried to find a name like Kreator or Slayer. But shortly afterwards I found out that there are too many bands with the name Devastator. So I changed the name to Bestial Devastator, which is also a reference to early Sepultura. But because of many line-up problems I had to wait until 2012 when I had the chance to have a stable-line up and record songs.



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

The artwork was created by a friend of mine. I live in northern Germany and slowly the wolves come back after they haven´t been seen in Germany for nearly 150 years. So while I wrote the songs for the album I´ve seen a wolf while I took a walk in the woods. During the same time some people died and because of that, the wolves represent a kind of reaper and that´s the reason for the title “Until Death Occurs”. On the first and second album, the cover was drawn but for the third album I thought about something different like a picture.



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?

It´s a difficult topic, because in the beginning we tried to have a stable line up to play some shows. We had some small rehearsal gigs but Bestial Devastator is a Studio Band. But who knows? Maybe it fits now well and we could play some gigs, because we´ve been asked too many times about it.





8.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Not yet but who knows? With a good feedback I get the other lazy guys to rehearse more and maybe it fits, ha ha!





9.The new album was released on 'Desecration Of Souls Productions', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

We work with Desecration of Souls Prod. for nearly 5 years now and Julio is the guy behind it all. The mastermind! The label is located in Paraguay. He contacted us in 2013 because of our demo Hellish Onslaught and he wanted to release our debut album. And from then on it was a strong bond. It fits perfectly. The last releases were on tape and this is the first release as a cd, I think.







10.You have also been a part of a couple of splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands you have shared these recordings with?

In 2014 we had a split tape with Dulvel from Columbia “Black Speed Alliance”. The tape was released by Metal Throne Prod. From Greece. Each band had two songs. Dulvel play a kind of Black Speed Punk. They´re very active and had some releases since then.

The next split was the “Black Rites of Hell” which was released by Desecration of Souls Prod. It was limited to 150 tapes. We recorded three tracks, two new tracks and a cover, Conqueror by Sodom.

We shared the tape with Mortiferis from Paraguay, they play Black Death Metal and Tau also from Paraguay. Tau play Black Metal and Julio, the owner of Desecration of Souls Prod. Play Guitar and sings. Sadly they split three years ago. On one track of Tau I sing vocals as a guest. It was a cover of Bathory (Return of Darkness and Evil).



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

The feedback so far for the record is great! Due to the fact that we don´t really play gigs, we could reach a higher distribution if we´d do it. We have many fans in South America. People there are very into raw and extreme music!



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

It always will be extreme Metal! For “Until Death Occurs” our drummer Abyss couldn´t be part of the songwriting process because when he joined our ranks the songs were already written. He´s very into Sodoms Obsessed by Cruelty and Vomitor, so it could have an influence on new songs.





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?



I started listening to Sodom, Kreator and Slayer at the age of 13. Especially Sodom had a major influence on me and my music. I listened a lot to german bands like Minotaur, Darkness and Exumer for example. But after a while I started to discover 70s Rock Bands like Moxy, Lucifer´s Friend and so on. Around early 2000 I started to sing in the black metal style and this also had a major influence on me like Darkthrone and Mayhem. After a while I dug deeper in the Thrash Style and I discovered so many boring bands who use the same riffs.. But suddenly german Black Thrash exploded and caught me in a whirlwind ha ha!

Nowadays I also listen to different styles 40s Blues, 50s Rockabilly, 60s Psychedelic, 70s Rock and so on. But my main field is Heavy Metal. Currently I listen to Cirith Ungol, Vulture, Ranger and Chornyj Woron.





14.How would you describe your views on Satanism?

Years ago I was very into this topic and tried to discover more and more but nowadays I see it as a kind of rebellion. It´s actually not about Satan and this and that it´s more about a dark philosophical view of life.





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

Thank you for your support!!! All hail Evil Thrash!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lords Of The Cemetery/Paths Of Damara/Great Dane Records/2018 CD Review


  Lords  Of  The  Cemetery  are  a  duo  from  France  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Paths  Of  Damara"  which  was  released  by  Great  Dane  Records.

  Horror  movie  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  heavy  riffing  and  melodic  guitar  leads  a  few  seconds  later  while  the  vocals  bring  in a   mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  Dark  sounding  melodies  can  also  be  heard  in  the guitar  riffing  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow, mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  keyboards  also  being  mixed  in  with  the  heavier  sections  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  they  also  bring  in  an  instrumental  before  closing  the  album  with  a  heavier  track.

  Lords  Of  The  Cemetery  plays  a  keyboard  orientated  style  of  blackened  death  metal  that  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in a   mixture  of  English  and  French  and  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Lords  Of  The  Cemetery  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  blackened  death  metal  band and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Dysmorphic  Human"  "Reborn  In  The  Vault"  and  "Fate  Of  The  Immortal".  8  out  of  10.

https://greatdanerecords.bandcamp.com/album/path-of-damara

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Teleport/The Expansion/Caligari Records/2018 Demo Review


  Teleport  are  a  band  from  Slovenia  that  plays  a  very  progressive  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  demo  "The  Expansion"  which  was  released  on  cassette  by  Caligari  Records.

  A  very  fast  and  technical  sound  starts  off  the  demo  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls.

  At  times  the  music  gets  very  progressive  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  some  elements  of  thrash  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic and  technical  style.

  Teleport  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  a  very  progressive  and  technical  from  of  death  metal  along  with  some  touches  of  thrash  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  science  fiction  and  space  exploration  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Teleport  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  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Apothic  Flames  Of  Dissolution".  8  out  of  10.

https://caligarirecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-expansion