Thursday, February 22, 2018

Morbosidad/Corona de Epidemia/Nuclear War Now! Productions/2018 CD Review


  Morbosidad  are  a  band  from  Texas  that  has  been  featured  for  more  than  25  years  and  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  black,  death  and  war  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Corona  de  Epidemia"  which  will be  released  in  March  by  Nuclear  War  Now!  Productions.

  A  very  dark  and  evil  sounding  introduction  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  direction  along  with  some  bestial  growls  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  get  very  demonic  at  times  and  when  the  music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  war  metal  elements  can  be  heard.

  When  tremolo  picking  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling  while  black  metal screams  are  also  utilized  at  times  as  well  as  the  music  keeping  the  style  they  started  in  the  90's  but  also  adding  in  more  modern  brutality  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  finally  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  chaotic  fashion.

  On  this  recording  Morbosidad  remain  true  to  their  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black,  and  death  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Spanish  and  cover  death,  war,  Anti  Christian  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Morbosidad  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Muerte  Suicido"  "Cristo  en  Desgracia"  "Sepulcro  de  Cristo"  and  "D.E.P'.  8/5  out  of  10.      

Schattenfall/Schatten in Schwarz/Redefining Darkness Records/2018 CD Review


  Schattenfall are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  an  atmospheric  and  depressive  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Schatten  in  Schwarz"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Redefining  Darkness  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  before  going  into  more  of  a  heavier  and  melodic  musical  direction  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  melodic  vocals  and  they  also  mix  the  atmospheric  and  heavy  parts  together.

  A  decent  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar riffing  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  a  decent  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  songs  a  more  raw  feeling.

   Some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  ambient  keyboards  are  also  utilized  on  some  of  the  songs  and  throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  returning  on  later  songs  as  the  album  progresses  and  on  the  closing  track  melodic  vocals a re  also  used  briefly.

  Schattenfall  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  atmospheric  and  depressive  sounding,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  German  and  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Schattenfall  are  a  very  great  sounding  atmospheric  and  depressive  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genres, you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Angst  meiner  Fantasie"  and  "Die  Klagan  von  Grau".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Of Feather And Bone/Bestial Hymns Of Perversion/Profound Lore Records/2018 CD Review


   Of  Feather  And  Bone  are  a  band  from  Denver,  Colorado  that  plays  a  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  with  elements  of  crust  and  grindcore  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Bestial  Hymns  Of  Perversion"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Profound  Lore  Records.

  Dark  and  distorted  sounds  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  grim  black  metal  screams  a  few  seconds  later  before  going  into  a  very  fast  war  metal direction  which  also  uses  a  great  amount  of  brutal  sounding  blast  beats  along  with  some   bestial  death  metal  growls  while  the  music  also  mixes  in  elements  of  grindcore.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  some  songs  also  mix  in  elements  of  crust  and  doom  metal  and  as  the  album  progresses  a  brief  use  of  dark  yet  melodic  guitar  leads  can  also  be  heard. 

  Of  Feather  And  Bone  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  mixes them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  along  with  some  elements  of  crust,  grind  and  doom  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  horror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Of  Feather  And  Bone  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Repulsive  Obscurity"  "Mockery  of  The  Ascension"  and  "Throne  Of  The  Serpent".  8  out  of  10.    

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Peosphoros/Pink Metal/SGW Records/2018 Full Length Review


  Peosophoros  are  a  joke  band  from  the  United  Kingdom  that  makes  a  mockery  of  the  whole  social  justice  warrior  and  political  correct  sub  culture  that  has  been  contaminating  the  extreme  metal  world  for  years  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Pink  Metal"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  SGW  Records.

  Flaming  queer  spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before  going  into a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  whining  screams  onto  the  recording  while  the  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  during  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  bring  in  more  of  a  raw  black  metal  vibe and  a  touch  of  punk  can  also  be  heard  at times.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in a  very  melodic  fashion  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  annoying  clean  vocals  also  being  used  at  times  and  some  of  the  screams  have  a  depressing  vibe  but  in  more  of  the  I  got  raped  up  the  ass  and  I  cant  stop  crying  style  mode  and  when  guitar  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  melodic  fashion  and  on  one  track  the  vocals  get  semi  operatic.

  Peosophoros  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  black,  doom,  death,  thrash  and  glam  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  their  humorous  pink  metal  style,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  are  purely  ignorant  politically  correct  bullshit  about  black  metal  culture,  the  gay  community  and  sticking  up  for  worthless  antifa,  Christian  and  Muslim  fucks.

  In  my  opinion  Peosophorous  are  a  band  worth  listening  to  if  you  want  to  have   a  good  laugh  and  this  is  obviously  a  fake  novelty  act  since  it  tries  to  hard  to  be   politically  correct  which  shows  that  the  sjw's  ruined  metal  enough  to  a  point  where  something  like  this  would  almost  be  believable  but  never  existed  20  years  ago,.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Britney  Therapy" and  "Terrorism".  7  out  of  10.     

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Misrule Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
MISRULE is the solo death/grind project that I’ve wanted to do for quite some time now. I started this project after leaving my old band behind to move across the country, and I didn’t really have much time to be in an active band, so I started writing and recording everything myself. Now I have no boundaries, no set backs, and no one to please but myself. I’ve always appreciated bands who music pushes things to the absolute limit, and I strive to do that with mine. If you like genuinely pissed off music, then you should like this.

2.You have a demo coming out in March, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Since I recorded and mastered everything myself (I’m no recording engineer by any means), I was able to get things to sound how I wanted them, within reason. In the recordings, I wanted them to be a pulverizing wall of sound that could easily asphyxiate you if you let it. I like to think I got that point across.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
Most of my lyrical content comes from an outside perspective. I write songs about veganism and how awful animal agriculture is, depression, toxic behavior, and corruption.


4.I know that the musical project was name after a Nightbringer song, how does this name fit in with the musical styles that you play?
Yes, I did get the name from a Nightbringer song, but if you dig a little deeper into the word Misrule, you will find that it holds meaning relating to how poorly the current state of government treats it’s people.

5.Currently there is only one member in the band, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to remain solo?
As much as I appreciate the freedom to be able to write what I want to write and have no one else to answer to, I have actually been working with a friend to start playing these songs live, and potentially write more and turn this into a full band.

6.I have noticed other than the bandcamp or label page there is not much information about the musical project online, is this intentional?

This isn’t totally intentional, it’s just because this project is brand new and I haven’t really felt the need to go out of my way and create more of an internet presence.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black, death metal and grindcore?
There hasn’t been much feedback yet. There are a couple of reviews out there, like yours and the one on Metal Injection, that seem to enjoy the music. Hopefully more feedback comes when the entire tape is released, and not just one song.

8.Are you or have you been involved with any other bands or musical projects?
This project is an evolution of my old band Guilt, from New Hampshire. I did most of the song writing for that band, and I’m sure you’ll be able to make some easy connections between the music. You can check it out here,
http://guiltnh.bandcamp.com/

Also, check out some of the other past members new bands.
https://magnatar.bandcamp.com/releases
https://willzyx.bandcamp.com/


9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
Ideally, I’d like to tour with a full band. I’m getting a little older and I’m getting myself into a career right now, so I’m not sure how feasible that will be. Otherwise, I’ll be playing as often and as loud as I can until I die.

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?
My influences rotate as fast as the new bands I’m listening to. I don’t like to bog myself down with “These are the 4 bands I want to sound like”. I’m constantly drawing influence from everything, whether it be music, art, what’s going on in the world, things my friends say to me, etc. As for bands I’ve been listening to a lot lately, check out Vermin Womb, Hierophant, Plebeian Grandstand, Infernal Coil, Vitriol, and Desolate Shrine.


11.What are some of your non musical interests?
When I’m not playing music, I’m usually designing artwork for myself or other bands. You can check out my artwork here,
https://www.instagram.com/calltothegrave/

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for reaching out and having this interview. Also, thanks to anyone who reads this and gives my music a listen. I will always be incredibly appreciative of anyone who supports me in any way possible.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thy Feeble Saviour/And Darkness Fell/Hells Headbangers/2018 CD Review


  Thy  Feeble  Saviour  are  a  duo  from  Texas  that  plays  a  very  raw  and  blasphemous  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "And  Darkness  Fell"  which  will  be   released  in  March  by  Hells  Headbangers.

  Church  bell  sounds  start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  raw  musical  direction  which  also  uses a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  brutal  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  along  with  some  bestial  growls  also  being  used  at  times.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early 90's  and  some  of  the  riffing  also  brings  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  most  of  the  tracks  being  short  in  length  and  the  music  also remains  very  primal  and  heavy  sounding.

  Thy  Feeble  Saviour  plays  a  musical  style  that takes  the  rawest  and  darkest  elements  of  old  school  black  and  death  metal  and  gives  the  genre  a  more  modern  atmosphere,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism  and  Blasphemy  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Thy  Feeble  Saviour  are  a  very  great  sounding  raw  and  blasphemous  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Corpse  of  The  Crucified"  "Provoked  Crucifixion"  "Obscenity  of  The  Cross"  and  "Mocked  And  Despised".  8/5  out  of  10.

Hell's Coronation/Unholy Blades Of The Devil/Godz Of War Productions/2018 EP Review


  Hell's  Coronation  are  a  band  from  Poland  that  plays  a  musical  style  they  refer  to  as  'necro  ritual  black  doom  metal'  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  ep  "Unholy  Blades  Of  The  Devil"  which  will  be  released  in  March  by  Godz  of  War  Productions.

  Sex sounds  along  with  some  synths  and  ritualistic  spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  ep  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  grim  black  metal  screams  onto  the  recording  along  with  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  being  very  heavily  influenced  by  doom  metal.

  Most  of  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  early  90's  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  the  synths  in  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in a  decent  amount  of  melody,  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  the  music  always  sticks  to  a  slow  direction.

  Hell's  Coronation  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  early  90's  era  occult  black  metal  and  mixes  it  with  doom  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  old  school  while  the  lyrics  cover  Satanism,  Luciferian  and  Darkness  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Hell's  Coronation  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  mixture  of  occult  black  and  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Temple  Of  Wickedness"  and  "Luciferian  Wind  Blows  From  The  North".  8/5  out  of  10.