Follow by Email

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CNTRL Interview

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

CNTRL was born out of a severe frustration with what the other bands in our city were delivering. All we see is tributes to the past. Be it in playing style, or the obvious bleed-through of things like game of thrones, or Vikings. Our observation of this begun a conversation which lead to discussing what we would like to see a new band materialize to change......leading ultimately to recognition that we had the ability to form this band. A band that will change the trajectory of everything going on locally. Before the album was even released we were met with hostility from other musicians. It was the haters that truly gave birth to us. CNTRL is the band that challenges the past and will defeat it.

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

We were looking for something truly original which would embrace a futuristic approach in every minute detail. While recording the focus was to push metal forward in every way. Performance,  equipment,  concepts,  attitude, etc had to be beyond the norm of what the audiences here had experienced before. We focused largely on a detail that is completely missing in our musical scene until now. That would be darkness. Its totally invaluable to us that people know we have a wealth of dark energy to offer them. This is a very dark album from start to finish.

3.You refer to your music as being 'extreme blackened sci fi space groove metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?

That term is a patchwork given to us by our fans, and our friends. It's closer to a nickname.  Aside from the rules presented by our concept which dictates our lyrics we have no boundaries, so speaking for the entire band I would say that term is more of a guideline. We are CNTRL. And CNTRL is what we are.

4.Your lyrics also cover a lot of science fiction and horror themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?

Our lyrics are how we flesh out the story to the listener. This album is a concept album dealing ultimately with the destruction of Earth. Growing up with things like star trek and Clive Barker films, and Stephen King  books had a unmistakable impact on me. Science fiction and horror mean as much to me as heavy metal. I had to couple the two. Anyone who has heard the album, and offered feedback has only given us praise. We hear that our music provides a nightmarish alien soundscape. There is no better compliment.

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

In the story the character of Father Control is a cult leader. He keeps hearing a voice telling him to " man a ship with my congregation." And to fly it into a black hole.
One day strolling through the devastation of the futuristic ruined city he happens upon a ship yard. A ship that catches his eye for the mission has 'CNTRL'  stenciled down the side of the ship. He takes this as a holy sign and gains ownership of it, for their fateful trip.

The name CNTRL (control) is also an obvious statement.
We make no bones about our goal as a band.



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

That lovely piece of art was created for us by a dear friend, and fan of the band. He studied design at Harvard, and before that he was the best artist I knew.

It's an indication of the lyrical content. You have the planet earth being absorbed by a massive skull. He didnt want to make the illustration too literal with respect to my lyrics, so he gave us the feeling of the album. That whatever is about to happen, will be very bad for everyone.

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?

The live performances are still just many details scribbled in my notebook. We are a brand new band. We are searching for a rhythm guitarist to begin rehearsals. Progress has been frustrated by applicants' inability to play the music, and or lacking the appropriate gear to do so. We also have had one or two individuals who refused to wear makeup and appropriate costume. But surely one isnt playing in this band wearing cargo shorts and some random bands t-shirt. That's the type of thing we laugh at.

Live shows will be a fantastic display of horror. I have an actual stage show planned with all sorts of surprises. Each member is playing a specific character and will be acting as much as they will be playing. We calculate that we should be ready in May 2019. For now we've done the right thing by releasing a full length album for people to learn before we hit the stage. We see many bands here that just book a show with no album, no merch, no banner, nothing. Our live debut will be the full experience.

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

We love Quebec and Montreal. We have all played those places in other bands. And there is nothing like that crowd. They truly love metal there and they lose their minds. We will be headed there first, and probably hit all spots we deem worthy on our way back home to toronto for our debut here. Otherwise we will see what happens.

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

We are currently expecting to hear from someone. Our streams are flying everywhere.  We are doing a non exclusive printing of the CD with a small label for April but that's just to get cds to people, we arent held down with a copyright.

Last year we received word from a significant label that they wanted to work with us, but their time frame and financial offer wasnt good enough at all. We had to refuse. So we are open to offers.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of extreme metal?

Everyone usually says, "holy shit!" That's the typical response. Someone told me they had recently lost faith in metal until she heard CNTRL, which was very nice to hear.
We've only had positive feedback regarding the music. We cant wait to bring this monster to the stage. We are going to knock everyone out of their skin.

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

We are really into dynamics, so just like our songs, the albums will be different from one another. I have all the songs done story wise for the second album, but we haven't sat down to write anything. Arrival is still very new.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on the music of 'CNTRL'?

90s death metal is a big influence. Carcass, Morbid Angel, Death, Bolt Thrower etc. Some black metal. Satyricon is a band favorite. Meshuggah is an influence you'll hear from time to time on the songs. But again we are motivated to stand out from our "peers". We have a competitive edge that drives us to deliver what we think is the superior experience to metal fans. We want them to get the most out of their hard earned money.

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

I do.
I really want to thank the fans of CNTRL, and all the people who have jumped to do what they can to spread the word about us, and the album 'Arrival'. We will see you from the stage this summer!!!!
And of course thank you very much for the interview!!!
Until all are one!

Bandcamp
Facebook
Instagram

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Death Tribe Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
Death Tribe was created as a reminder that we are all going towards the same destination - Death.
It will question our life choices and experiences with the inescapable fate of death in mind.
It has no genre boundaries as it can jump for Black n Roll to Heavy Metal and if necessary it will deliver non-metal music depending on the experience in discussion.

2.In February you have a new album coming out, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
With my good friend Linus from Obscura/Alkaloid on Bass and Matthias from Dark Fortress on Drums,it is impossible to imagine anything less than great rhythm section  on the album that created a strong base for my guitar riffs and melodies.I have 6 different vocalists on the album from war torn or politically corrupt countries, be it Lebanon, Syria, or even Armenia as the album follows the journey of a human that was spit out into the world like most of us.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that you explore with  the music?
All lyrics are about the life experiences and conditioned reactions towards this life we never chose and we should break free and mark it with our own unique voice.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Death Tribe'?
It is a call-out to all music lovers to join the Tribe and adapt the same attitude and approach towards life by not bending the knee but facing life with eagerness and accountability.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
The artwork shows that the world has an identity complex that cannot be escaped, several personalities are fighting to come out of this turmoil to express themselves but they are tamed by the social acceptance syndrome. We developed as a human race to become similar patterns imprisoned in our own bodies with similar features that we have almost become insignificant.
https://charlesassaf.portfoliobox.net/

6.Originally you where from Lebanon but now reside in the Netherlands, how would you compare living in a European country to a Middle Eastern country?
Lebanon has much more beautiful landscape than The Netherlands but its socio-political mayhem, corruption, neighboring countries, built in racism, unaddressed sexism and sectarian government system make it incomparable. In Lebanon, you are chained to the ground with a ton of steel and if you want to move forward you have to make a 1000 times more effort than in a developed supportive society like The Netherlands. In Lebanon, although I had the most wonderful parties with the most wonderful people, I had to be raised in bomb-shelters, I had to wear bullet proof jackets as a child, I had to escape the city many times because we were bombed from one of the neighboring countries, I had to undergo several kinds of pressure from authorities be it governmental, religious or even social. Having said that, I have only been in The Netherlands for 4 months and cannot tell you how the future will be, I am no victim of the past because it shaped me to who I am today and I am not here as a refugee but rather a knowledge migrant as I built myself to be of higher value. I am grateful for my past and experiences and looking forward to keep doing what I do best to leave this earth with a mark and be celebrated in Death as in Life.

7.On the album you also have some session work from some of the members from 'Obscura' and 'Dark Fortress', can you tell us a little bit more about their contributions to the recording?
Whatever I say about these great talents will fall short from listening to the work and appreciating their musicianship. They delivered better than I could ask for and without them the album would not sound the same. I think the best thing anyone can do is listen to their chef dóeuvre rather than me describing it at https://deathtribeofficial.bandcamp.com

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Unsigned by choice as I do not want a record label that will benefit from the work rather than the work benefits from the record label. Such is the case of many PR, Booking Agents and Labels these days. It is a pity that as life is ridiculed into a copy paste manner. Everything is being treated the same way. Bands are becoming one hit wonders. Label are turning into promoters. I would love working with a label that still delivers on its promise and works on making the music available and heard so that it maximizes its sales and makes a return on their investment without asking the band to do it all freely and be thankful for it too. Having said that, I would like to see this record on a Limited Vinyl and if a label wishes to take of this part then I am open to offers.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
Always better than I could ever ask for - Truly greatly appreciated but Death Tribe is not only about extreme metal. We need to open the membership to the Tribe to other metal heads too.

10.What is going on with your other musical project 'Kaoteon' these days?
Kaoteon is going stronger than ever. Last year we released Damnatio Memoriae with amazing talents on board, Marduk's drummer Fredrik Widigs and Linus from Obscura on Bass and won the Global Metal Award at the Golden Gods from Metal Hammer UK.
This year we just finished the mixing and mastering our upcoming album at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with Adrian Erlandsson from At The Gates on Drums and Linus is returning on bass.
All I can tell you is that I explored new territories of darkness with this album going from our most aggressive track to date on the record to our slowest and gloomiest too.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
Exploring new territories, developing a sound of my own that is recognized at the hit of a note, I am a recording musician for now and not on the road as I still have a passport that does not allow me in any place if I do not have a successful career by day. So I am trying to defy all equations and do what many do not manage to do from their parents basement.

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?
I always enjoyed music that comes from the soul and hence I enjoy everything from roots to blues, from black metal to good groundbreaking death metal, I enjoy my depeche mode as much as my David Bowie records, Nick cave and Tom Waits and nowadays I am honestly listening to the new KAOTEON and DEATH TRIBE albums mostly and whatever Spotify recommends in between.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
Travel, Vegan Food, Wine, Whiskey and Beer, Adventures and Business Investments that work.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a million for taking the time to discuss this new album with me and I hope that you will always do your part of the music industry with integrity and passion to deliver the best to the world and help those who have a message that leaves the world a better place conquer those who are discussing sexual intercourse with aliens on a flying boat.
Cheers and all the best.

https://www.facebook.com/DeathTribe.Official/








Hath Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Hath is a four person death metal band from New Jersey. We're just trying to make great, heavy songs.

2.In April you have your first full length coming out, musically how does it differ from the ep you had released in 2015?
Our Hive EP was pretty "safe" for us, but we wanted to try things we've never done this time around. There's a lot more focus on dynamics on this release, new approaches to the vocals, and some things people might not expect after hearing Hive. It's definitely more diverse but still heavier than before.

3.This is your first release in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
Life happens, I guess you could say. AJ, our drummer, opened a studio and was working hard on that. I (Frank) moved a few states away for a job, but now I'm back. Peter (guitar) joined the band between Hive and this upcoming release. We all have different musical side projects as well.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with your music so far?
Our first EP's content was all one concept, mostly telling one story. That was a fictional one about the folly of one person's lust for power. This album is a little more varied. Some songs explore dark feelings or experiences I or people I know have had, and the rest are inspired by works of fiction that we enjoy.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Hath'?
'Hath' just jumped out at me one day and I wanted to use it immediately. We brainstormed a large list of names but Hath was the one. I believe a band's music should speak for itself, and I didn't want a name that was distracting. Also it's an archaic form of "have" and to me represents possession in a way that I hope our music can.

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover/
We wanted something that stood out, but represented what the songs are. So we wanted something bleak and ruined in atmosphere, yet eye-catching. We were browsing Adam Burke's artwork because we liked his pieces for Vektor and some others, found the perfect piece, and that's what you see on the cover.

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?
We've only recently started performing live, so there aren't many to choose from, but I feel our recent shows in North Carolina and Florida have been turning points for us. Our live performance is still evolving, but those shows were key points in that growth. We enjoy bringing energy into everything (I've developed a habit of screaming at the audience) and not wasting time with filler.

8.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
We're currently on tour, as I'm answering these questions, but after this run we don't have any plans set in stone. We do intend to do so, I just can't say what those plans are yet.

9.The new album is coming out on 'Willowtip', how did you get in contact with this label?
Simple story, really. I'm not sure how but Jason found us on Bandcamp and was listening to us. He sent us messages on Bandcamp and emailed us, and we ALMOST didn't see them. Good thing we did because here we are.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
We're still growing so it's hard to say, but we haven't heard anything negative yet. People seem to dig it, which is great, but we'd just continue doing what we like regardless.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We've already started working on songs for the next release, some before Of Rot And Ruin was even complete. I can say that it's definitely going in a darker, bleaker direction so far, but we want to continue pushing the boundaries of what we did on this album.

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?
We could talk about this for days, there are so many. The big ones for me, a lot of death metal and black metal, but mostly bands like Nevermore, Bloodbath, Nile, Gorguts, Ulcerate, there really is no shortlist. These days we're still listening to those i just said, Slugdge, Beyond Creation, Ulsect, Zhrine, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Ocean, Dimmu Borgir, Alkaloid, and I'm a big fan of bands like Tribulation, The Great Old Ones, Akhlys, Svart Crown, Mgła, Deathspell Omega, I'm sure there are a thousand more I can't think of right now.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
We're all gamers to an extent, so a lot of video games, and I'm big into tabletop gaming. Peter plays hockey in his spare time, and I'm training to wrestle in mine. AJ runs his own studio as I mentioned before. We're all pretty busy.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Black and death metal are constantly evolving. Embrace it. Support the bands you love, but don't shut yourself out from all the new good stuff coming out.

https://www.facebook.com/HathNJ/
Listen  https://youtu.be/TOaS5cPbmIY

Order via Willowtip  https://tinyurl.com/ybvwfrlo

Order via Bandcamp  https://tinyurl.com/y9l5hxhs  

Lucifera/La Caceria De Brujas/Dunkelheit Produktionen/2019 CD Review


  Lucifera  are  a  duo  from  Columbia  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  album  "La  Caceria  De  Brujas"  which  will  be  released  in  2019  by  Dunkelheit  Produktionen.

  Grim yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  which  also  uses  a  good  amount  of  blast  beats  along  with  the  riffs  also  utilizing  dark  sounding  melodies  at  times  while  the  music  also  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  thrash  elements  but  modern  at  the  same  time.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  old  school  style  when  they  are   utilized  as  well  as  one  song  also  adding  in  a  brief  use  of  ritualistic  chanting  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  and  they  close  the  album  with  an  instrumental.

  Lucifera  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black  and  thrash  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create    a  sound  of t heir  own,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  a  mixture  of  English  and  Spanish  and  cover  chaos,  destruction  and  occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Lucifera  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  thrash  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sigillum  Diaboli" "Pacto  Pagano"  and  "Brujeria".  8  out  of  10. 

http://dunkelheitprod.bandcamp.com/album/la-caceria-de-brujas   

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CNTRL/Arrival/2019 Full Length Review


  CNTRL  are  a  band  from  Toronto,  Ontario,  Canada  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  sci-fi  space  groove  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Arrival".

  Sci  Fi  orientated  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  musical  direction  while  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also h ear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  the  music  also  getting  very  atmospheric  at times.  Elements  of  groove  metal  can  also be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  distorted  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  getting  very  technical  at  times  and  death  metal  growls  are  also  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Some  tracks  also  brings  in  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  while  the  synths  enhance  the  sci  fi  elements  of  the  music. Some  songs  also  add  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  as  the  album  progresses  touches  of  djent  and  prog  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music as  well  as  one  song  bringing  in  a  more  groove  metal  style  of  vocals.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  horror  and  science  fiction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  CNTRL  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  sci-fi  space  groove  metal  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  very  original,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Heralds  Of  Ascension" "The  Prophet  Of  Oblivion"  and  "Dead  Space".  8  out  of  10. 

https://cntrlbandofficial.bandcamp.com/

Monday, January 21, 2019

Hath/Of Rot And Ruin/Willowtip/2019 Full Length Review


  Hath  are  a  band  from  new  Jersey  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Of  Rot  And  Ruin"  which  will  be  released  in  April  by Willowtip.

  Bell  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies. When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard.  Vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style  as  well  as  having  their  technical  moments.  When  screams  are  utilized  they  also  add  in  a  touch  of  black  metal  along  with  that  influenced  being  added  in  the  fast  tremolo  picking  and  semi  melodic  yet  rough  vocals  can  also  be  heard  briefly  while  a  couple  of  tracks.

   Some  of  tracks  also add  acoustic  guitars  into  the  music  which  also  add  an  ethnic  feeling  to  some  of  the  songs  they  are  presented  on.  Clean  playing  can  also b e  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  the  music  focusing  more  on  a  heavy  and  brutal  style  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.  As  the  album  progresses  an  acoustic  instrumental  is  added  onto  the  recording  before  returning  back  to  a  heavier  direction  on  the  remaining  songs.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hath  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  "Usurpation"  "Withered"  and  "Progeny".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/HathNJ/ 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Death Tribe/Beyond Pain And Pleasure: A Desert Experiment/2019 Full length Review


  Death  Tribe  are  a  solo  project  originally  from  Lebanon  but  now  resides  in  the  Netherlands  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  technical  death,  thrash,  groove  and  heavy  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2019  album  "Beyond  Pain  And  Pleasure:  A  Desert  Experiment"  which  will  be  released  in  February.

  Groove  metal  style  riffing  starts  off  the  album  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  black  metal  screams  as  well  as  the  riffing  also  adding  a  lot  of  melodies  and  some  of  the  faster  riffing  is  heavily  influenced  by  thrash  metal.

  Blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  when  the  music  speeds  up  along  with  a  great  amount  of  death  metal  growls  also  being  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording.  The  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  some  of  the  fast riffs  also  adding  in  some  tremolo  picking  which  also  enhances  the  black  metal  influence  of  the  recording.

  At  times  the  solos  and  leads  also  add  a  very  technical  style  to  the  recording  and  some  of  the  vocals  are  also  done  in  a  more  melodic  approach  without  losing  any  aggression  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music  starts  incorporating  more  elements  of  traditional  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  violence  and  war  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Death  Tribe  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  black,  technical  death,  thrash,  groove  and  heavy  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  project.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hollow"  "Neurotic  Breakdown"  "Narcissist  Bastard  Nation"  and  "Face  the  Facts".  8  out  of  10.

https://www.facebook.com/DeathTribe.Official/

      

Witchgoat/Egregors Of The Black Faith/Morbid Skull Records/Hell Productions/2019 CD Review


  Witchgoat  are  a  band  from  El  Salvador  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Egregors  Of  The  Black  Faith"  which  will  be  released  in  February  as  a  joint  effort  between  Morbid  Skull  Records and  Hell  Productions.

  A  very  evil  and  demonic  intro  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction.  A  great  amount  of  first  wave  black  metal  and  thrash  elements  can  be  heard in  the  bands  musical  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  aggressive  screams  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  yet  old  school  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  While  the music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  80'sit  still  sounds  very  modern  at  the  same  time  along  with  some  old  school  death  metal  elements  being  added  into  the  bands  musical  style.  Tremolo  picking  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  faster  riffing  and  the  music  always  remains  very  heavy.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  occultism,  ancient  civilizations,  ancient  beliefs  and  war  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Witchgoat  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black,  death  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Proliferation  Of  The  Dark  Souls"  "Into  the  Jaws  Of  Death"  and  "Beyond  the  Soil  Of  The  Dead".  8  out  of  10. 

https://toiletovhell.com/premiere-witchgoat-spew-forth-the-black-vomit-of-souls

     

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Templar Interview

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


TEMPLAR WAS FORMED ON OCTOBER 23 OF 2077!!! TEMPLAR IS THE NEW SUPREME NUCLEAR POWER!!! OTHER NUCLEAR POWERS CAN FUCK OFF!!!


2.So far you have released a demo, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?


THE DEMO TAPE KNIGHTS OF NUCLEAR HELL DECIBELFUCKING THE CHARRED REMAINS OF THE CHRIST IS THE FIRST ATTACK OF TEMPLAR!!! IT IS FURIOUS FUCKENED LACK METAL WITH UNCONTROLLABLE BURSTS OF ENERGY!!!


THE DEMO WAS RECORDED IN THE TEMPLARIC BUNKER!!! RECORDED LIVE EXCEPT FOR VOCALS!!! A OLD PRE-WAR 4 TRACK TAPE RECORDER WAS USED TO ACHIEVE CRUEL SONIC WARFARE SOUND!!! THE SOUND WAS NOT ALTERATED OTHERWISE THAN FROM THE RECORDER ITSELF, AND THAT WOULDN’T EVEN HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE BECAUSE THE TAPE TRACKS WERE SPINNING IN WRONG SPEEDS WHEN PLAYED SEPARATELY!!! SO ALL INSTRUMENTS WERE TAKEN FROM THE TAPE AS THEY ARE!!! NO FUCKING POSER SHIT!!! THE GUITAR TRACKS GOT AS MUCH DRUMS AS THE DRUMS TRACKS BECAUSE OF THE AUDIO BLEEDING, SO BIG TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WERE PRESENT ALL THE TIME WHICH IS ONLY GOOD!!! THIS IS FUCKING WARFARE SPEED DEATH DOOM MENACE NOISE AND NOT SOME WEAK SHIT!!!


MASTER GENERAL ROARED THE WORDS OF DOOM AND MASTER TEMPLAR PROVIDED ASSISTING FIREPOWER IN THE VOCALS!!!


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


VERY GOOD TOPICS!!! EXCEPT SOME!!! DECIBEL TYRANT IS ABOUT MANIAC WHO DRIVES VERY FUCKING FAST WITH A VERY FUCKING FAST CAR IN THE WASTELANDS!!! FLAMING METAL SUPREMACY IS HONOURING THE FIERCE BATTLES AND WARRIORS IN THE WASTELANDS!!! WAR LESBIANS IS ABOUT A COOL MENACE THAT DESTROYS EVERYTHING IN ITS WAY IN THE WASTELANDS!!! OTHER SONGS ARE HATE SONGS BUT TEMPLARIC 女武侠 IS A LOVE SONG OF THE WASTELANDS!!! RENEGADE TEMPLAR OF THE RADIATING DESERTS TELLS THE STORY OF A LEGENDARY WARRIOR OF THE WASTELANDS!!! THE HEART OF MASTER TEMPLAR HAS BLED THESE STORIES OF THE WASTELANDS!!!


4.From the title of the demo the band shows a hatred for Christianity, can you tell us a little bit more about your hatred for this religion?


CHRIST IS FUCKING STUPID!!!


5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the name 'Templar' and also does it have any relation to the 'Knights Templar'?


MASTER TEMPLAR WAS LOOKING FOR SOME WEAPONRY AND TOOK A VACUUM CLEANER PIPE AND WIELDED IT AS A WEAPON USING WARSTEINER PACKAGE AS HELMET!!! MASTER TEMPLAR UTTERED PROCLAMATION "I AM TEMPLAR" AND THEN REALIZED THAT WAS THE BAND NAME THAT WAS MISSING FOR THE FEW SONGS ALREADY MADE!!! THIS IS THE REAL ETYMOLOGY OF THE NAME!!! THEN OTHER WARRIORS WERE RECRUITED FOR THE CAUSE!!! THE NUCLEAR TEMPLARS ARE WARRIORS WHO ROAM THE NUCLEAR DESERTS!!! THE RENEGADE TEMPLAR SONG IS ABOUT A CULTIST ACTUALLY NOT A TEMPLAR PERSE BUT WHO FUCK CARES!!! WE DONT CARE ABOUT KNIGHTS TEMPLAR AND OTHER KIND OF BORING SHIT!!! THIS IS THE SUPREME TEMPLAR!!!


6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the demo cover/


THE DRAWING WAS DONE BY K. KOSKIVIRTA WHEN THE TEMPLARIC FORCE NEEDED ASSISTANCE WITH GRAPHICS!!! THE TEMPLARS KNEW KOSKIVIRTA’S DRAWING STYLE FROM HIS WORKS WITH THE BAND OKSENNUS!!! FILTH HAILS TO HIM!!!


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


THE TEMPLARIC FORCE HAS BEEN HONING SPEARS AND RELOADING GUNS ETC, THERE HASN’T BEEN ANY LIVE CONFLICTS YET!!! HOWEVER THEY ARE INEVITABLE AT SOME POINT!!! THE TEMPLARIC RAGE IS BURNING AND MUST BE BROUGHT TO STAGE!!!


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


WE MUST BRING THE TEMPLARIC FURY ON STAGE SOON!!! WE DONT PLAN THINGS, THERE’S NO TIME TO THINK!!!


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


THIS WAS OUR FIRST DEMO SO IT WOULD BE ONLY WEIRD IF WE WERE SIGNED!!! WE DON’T KNOW YET, THINGS LIKE THAT WILL BE SEEN LATER!!! THIS IS MERCILESS LAUNCHING OF WEAPONS NOT A FUCKING TEA PARTY!!! OF COURSE ALLIANCE WITH A GOOD LABEL WOULD BE A MOST GOOD IDEA!!!


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


SOME PEOPLE HAVE BECAME VERY IRRADIATED FROM THE DEMO!!! THOUGH IT IS VERY UNKNOWN AND UNDERGROUND!!! NUCLEAR FUCKING SUBMARINE HIDING IN THE SHADOWS!!!


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


WE WILL BUILD OUR SOUND TO MONUMENTIC HEIGHTS AND GOD WILL BE DESTROY! !! WE WILL MAYBE HAVE OUR FOURTH REHEARSAL SOME TIME!!!


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?


WE LISTEN ONLY TO SHEVALREQ, SCALARE, METALUCIFER, VENOM ETC NON-STOP!!! ALL THESE METAL GODS DESERVE HAILS!!!


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


GO TO HTTP://NUCLEARTEMPLAR.BANDCAMP.COM AND GET THE TAPE OR DONT!!! ENOUGH TALK!!!

Bandcamp

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Usurper/Lords Of The Permafrost/Soulseller Records/2019 CD Review


  Chicago,  Illinois's  Usurper  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  black  of  black  and  thrash  metal  from  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Lords  Of  The  Permafrost"  which  will  be  released  in  February  by  Soulseller  Records.

  Acoustic  guitars  along  with  some  Arabic  sounding  scales  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  80's  influenced  thrash  metal  direction.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  vocals  are  done  mostly  in  a  blackened  metal  growling  style  along  with  a  few  screams.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  more  of  an  old  school  extreme  metal  style.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  the  music  even  with  it  being  rooted  in  the  past  still  captures  a  modern  atmosphere.

  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  while  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.  You  can  also  still  hear  the  Celtic  Frost  and  Hellhammer  influences  from  their  previous  releases  in  their  newer  music  while  the  band  maintains  a  style  of  their  own  as  well  as  the  tremolo  picking  showing more  of  a  modern  black  metal  influence,  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  on  the  closing  track.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  monster  folklore,  paranormal  and  science  fiction  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Usurper  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Skull  Splitter"  "Warlock  Moon"  and  "Mutants  of  An  Iron  Age".  8  out  of  10.

https://youtu.be/krH6YOyUlLQ

Plague Pit/Topeth Ablaze/2019 Full Length Review



   Plague  Pit  are  a  band  from  Ireland  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  blackened  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2019  album  "Topeth  Ablaze".

  Dark  yet  ritualistic  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody.  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  can  also  be  heard  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  death  metal   growls.

  A  good  mixture  of  both  modern  and  old  school  influences  can  also  be  heard  in  the  music  while  the  songs  also  add  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  When  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  stick  to  more  of  a  darker  style  of  death  metal.  A  great  amount  of  black  metal  elements  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording.

  Grim  screams  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  while  a  touch  of  doom/death  metal  can  also  be  heard  in  some  of  the  slower  riffing.  Some  of  the  fast  riffs  also  utilize  tremolo  picking  at  times  to  enhance  the  black  metal  side  of  the  music  and  one  of  the  later  tracks  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  also  introduces  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  into  the music.  The  production  sounds  very  powerful  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Occultism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Plague  Pit  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mercurial  Emanations"  "Sacrilegious  Idolatry"  and  "Membranum".  8  out  of  10.

 https://plaguepit.bandcamp.com/album/topheth-ablaze

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ectovoid/Inner Death/Blood Harvest Records/Helter Skelter Productions/2019 EP Review




  Alabama's  Ectovoid  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  blackened  death  metal style of  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  "Inner  Death"  which  will  be  released  in  February  as  a  joint  effort  between  Blood  Harvest  Records  and  Helter  Skelter  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  brutal  direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  brutal  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  death  metal  growls  along  with  the  music  also  adding  in  a  great  amount  of  black  metal  elements  as  well  as  a  few  screams.

  When  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  style  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  music  also  having  its  atmospheric  moments  and  the  music  always  sticks  to  a  very  heavy,  dark  and  aggressive  musical  direction.

  Ectovoid  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  blackened  death  metal  sound  of  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  death,  nothingness,  perception  and  dread  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Ectovoid  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Archaic  Memories  unearthed".  8  out  of  10.

www.facebook.com/ectovoid  

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Vouna Interview

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

Vouna is a project binding the atmospheric subgenres of metal together along with other atmospheric styles of music.  In the studio I am the sole member but the live incarnation is comprised of five musicians--two guitars, vocals, bass, synth and drums.

2.Recently you have released an album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on this recording?

I didn’t really go for a musical style, it developed organically while I was writing the record.  Black metal was the style I had been playing for a long time, but I had a revival in my entrancement of funeral doom and death/doom.  It does need to be said that because I was so enamored with my new synth I ended up taking a synth-centric approach on this record, whereas guitar is typically my songwriting instrument. 

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?

We identify as being separate from nature but we are not.  Nature has no mercy and it will kill you without mercy.  Perhaps one day it will kill all of us, or maybe there will be just one person left.  I believe it would be an otherworldly experience, and something that drew me to metal was the fantastical exploration of other worlds.  Having always lived in the Pacific Northwest the destruction of nature has been consistently rooted in my everyday life, our public schools are funded by timber sales for example.  Sometimes I have a difficult time coping with the potential downfall of the global ecosystem at the hands of humans, and I have been wondering for a long time where I would go during collapse and after collapse.  The collapse of our civilization and especially capitalism is something I almost look forward to, but I completely dread widespread ecological collapse.  There will tragically be a massive die off of people in any collapse scenario and it will be terrifying.  I started writing songs with this in mind, and thus the album’s theme is the experience of a person believing that they are becoming the last person on earth.       

4.You also show an interest in Greek culture, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

My father and family are from Greece, so it’s my culture.  The experience I had of growing up between two cultures has deeply imprinted me and my music. The music is subtly Greek. 

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

Vouna means “mountains” in modern Greek.  Mountains are crushing and powerful.  The mighty volcano Tahoma has been a prominent feature in the entirety of my existence.  Tahoma’s absolute power looms over the Puget Sound area at all times, and we would be destroyed in the event of an eruption.  Furthermore, the westside of the Cascades is the way it is because we have a mountain range that runs north-south along a coast that runs north-south.  The winds come in from the Pacific to the west and bring storms and rains that nurse our beautiful conifer forests.  I wanted to honor the power of the mountains with the name of the project.

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

The artwork is supposed to embody the place of my ancestors, the place of my home, and a subgenre that I believe is one of the pinnacles of the heavy metal genre as an artform.  The album cover is an overlay of lichens native to the Pacific Northwest with an ancient Greek relief of the sea nymph Doris riding a hippocamp.  It is in homage to Evoken’s album Quietus.  Even though my record has not been directly influenced by Evoken I wanted to have some connection in the artwork to funeral doom and death/doom from the 90s and early 2000s.

7.On the album you record everything by yourself, but have a line up for shows, would you be open to having other musicians on the recording or do you prefer to work solo?

My original intentions with this project were for it to be strictly a recording project that I composed and recorded solo.  I believe I will always work solo composing the material, and also recording the instruments I am proficient at.  When I record another album I will bring in some friends so I can expand on the instrumentation.       

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

In terms of vibe our best show would probably be at the Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture in Weed, California.  We played in a boxcar in the open air to about 15 people.  The smoke from the Mendocino Complex Fire cloaked the landscape.  Very fitting for this music.  It was the first show we ever played together as a band on tour, and on tour with another project I wrote part of “You Took Me” on the out of tune piano in that boxcar. 

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

We already toured to Arizona and back, in the Spring we will tour to Denver and to the Southwest.  We were just asked to play a fest in Europe so we might do a Euro tour in late Summer if we can figure it out! 

10.You also have a connection with 'Wolves In The Throne Room' being signed to their label and recording your album at their studio, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

They are my fellow Olympia hessians!!  A couple years ago I became more serious about this bedroom project of mine.  I told Nathan Weaver (of WITTR) about it and sent him a demo song, and eventually he and his brother Aaron offered to help me record the album.  When I recorded it there was no talk at all of them putting out the record on their label.  I wanted to just make a tape I released myself, because that’s just what I’ve done with my bands in the past.  I had already submitted the tape order when Nathan asked me if I would be interested in Artemisia releasing the album on vinyl.

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

Overall it’s been a positive reaction.  A lot of people have told me the record sounds like a band they had been wanting to hear for a long time but hadn’t found yet.  Which is how I feel about the record myself! 

12.On the album you also do all your vocals in a clean style, do you feel this makes this music stand out a lot more from other bands in the same genre?

It’s not really a genre convention that’s for sure.  I made this decision because I’ve always been a fan of clean vocal parts in funeral doom and death/doom, and I have been wanting to hear a band that did only clean vocals in this style, in particular “female” vocals.  My goal was to add another layer of melodicism and intimacy with the vocals.  And I didn’t want to distract from the melodies--sometimes harsh vocals can do that.   

13.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

I will play music until I die and this particular project is something I would like to do long-term.  I’ve always been a multi-instrumentalist but have been limited as a member of a band by only playing one instrument.  Being able to play all of the instruments is nothing short of awesome.  I’ve only scratched the surface of what I can do, I feel an intense welling up of inspiration. 

14.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?

Finnish funeral doom, My Dying Bride, 2nd wave black metal, Greek music. 

15.What are some of your non musical interests?

My one true hobby is cooking.  My passions are music and science.  I am especially fascinated by the natural sciences and currently work conducting research on the effects of climate change on the phenology of trees and shrubs native to this region. 

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

Thank you so much for the interview!

Bandcamp
Facebook

A Vintage Death Interview

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

Greetings to all readers, my name is Carmine d'Annibale, I'm essentially a drummer, I've always played drums in my band Rising Moon, but I've long wanted to create my own project, where I could express my best my ideas and influences. A Vintage Death is simply the interpretation of my fantasies, passions and curiosities transformed into music.

2.So far you have released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?

"Acrid Death Fragrance" is my first solo work, I did everything myself, from the creation, the arrangement, the recording and the production. I felt free to do what I really wanted, without compromising anyone. The musical style fully reflects my main listens, it pass from death black metal to more doom and atmospheric veins.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with the music?

The main and recurring theme in A Vintage Death is the relationship between death and past time, death in its real form and representation by peoples in the various eras of life. For the lyrics of the songs everything can inspire me, a simple film, a documentary, a story, a walk ... I write what I feel in a particular particular moment of my life and I try to reproduce it to the best of my music.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'A Vintage Death’?

I am very fascinated by old photos and stories of the Victorian era, especially with their way of interacting with death. Here are my main sources of inspiration and visions, hence the moniker come out naturally.

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

The concept of the cover artwork is very personal, it represents a my moment of pain, the detail that we see in the foreground is a cemetery lamp created by an artisan friend on the grave of a dear dead suicide friend. The whole concept of "Acrid Death Fragrance" is inspired and dedicated to him.

6.On the ep you had recorded everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?

A Vintage Death is my personal creature, in the compositional phase I can safely say that I will always be alone. Then in the future, if there will be an opportunity to offer my live music and there will be people willing to accompany me, I will only be happy to collaborate with other musicians.

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

Yes, I am currently looking for a label that can print and distribute the EP, for the moment "Acrid Death Fragrance" is out only in digital format and for me it would be very nice to see it made in physical format, but this is not for me a priority, if the right opportunity arises, I will take it. At the moment I received some offers, but I'm not yet ready.

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

At the moment some good little signal is coming, but the EP has been out for just over a week, so I think we need to take more time. Some metalheads write to me complimenting the work, and they wait for a pshycal format, this for me is a huge satisfaction.

9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?

oh no, I'm not really ready for a full length album, I'm honestly not even interested in making it. I have some new riffs in mind that I will probably be recording in the new year for another EP. My work and my family take a lot of time in my day, so unfortunately I do not have much time to dedicate to music, so the compositional process and recording is particularly long.

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?

I grew up listening mainly to death metal, bands like Deicide, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse have marked my life, At The Gates and Hypocrisy have shocked my life ahhh !!! I am a huge fan of the Hypocrisy and in general of the Swedish Death Metal scene. Lately I'm listening to a bit of black and doom metal, there are really interesting new bands.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I have an extremely simple life, when I don't work in the factory, I love working wood and devoting myself to my small farmland, producing olive oil, wine and vegetables for my home.

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

Thanks for the interview and for the possibility that you give to small bands like me to have some visibility in the underground. Death is not the end ...

Bandcamp
Facebook
Spotify
YouTube

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Marche Funebre/Death Wish Women/Grimm Distribution/Cimmerian Shade Recordings/2018 EP Review


  Marche  Funebre  are  a  band  from  Belgium  that  has  been  featured  in  this  zine  before  and  plays  a  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Death  Wish  Women"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Grimm  Distribution  and  Cimmerian  Shade  Recordings.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  ep  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  direction  while  the  vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  being  very  heavily  rooted  in  doom  metal  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  songs  being  very  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  some  clean  vocals  being  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  they  close  the  ep  with  a  cover  of  Paradise  Lost's  "As  I  Die".

  On  this  recording  Marche  Funebre  remains  true  to  their  mixture  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  literature,  philosophy  and  grief  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Marche  Funebre  and  if  you a re  a  fan  of  black,  doom  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Broken  Wings"  and  "A  Departing  quest".  8  out  of  10.

Bandcamp
Facebook
Homepage
Myspace
ReverbNation
SoundCloud
Twitter
YouTube