Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Suffer The Wrath Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?

to sum it all up would be that we look just as brutal as we sound, if they have scene what we look like that is.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?

Our sound we would say would be a mixture of Cannibal Corpse meets Pantera(vocally) some have said we sound like Belphegor though.

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

Our lyric topics that we have for our new album is a deathly tail you witness as you follow the path of Lord Payne.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Suffer The Wrath?

The meaning of the name is the wrath you suffer from us musically and visually.

5. Can you tell us a little bit more about the masks the band wears on stage?

we have always tried to convey our music through the image we present. the stage show you see is an extension of our music you hear. a full on slaughter of your eyes and ears.

all our gear is made of 100% leather nails and animal horns custom made by Clint Robinson of Oristian Subculture.

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

Our best shows so far has been with Cattle Decapitation last Halloween and with Deicide and Soulfly this past year. Our stage performance is summed up in one word, Brutal!

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

We will be out on tour starting this Nov then back home to finish the record (Opposition Dethroned) then have plans to hit the road again in March.

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

We have received some interest but we are excited to be talking with a very establish management group.

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

We have had some fans in the past from outside the USA but since we regrouped last year we have had a way better response from abroad.

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

The Future of Suffer will be Heavier, faster and more brutal.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

we listen to all things metal so to much to list really, Our main Influence would probably be bands like Allegaeon, Cattle Decapitation, Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth.

12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

this is easy, hunting, guns and beer!

13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

We do what we do so to bring the heaviest music while giving the listener/audience a new experience that will live on far after they have seen us perform.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Disfigurement/Soul Rot/Boris Records/2013 EP Review

  Disfigurement  are  a  band  from  Atlanta,  Georgia  that  plays  a  very old  school form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of their 2013  ep  "Soul  Rot"  which  was released  by  Boris  Records.

   "Noxious  Sensation"  opens  up  the  ep  with  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  brutal  death  metal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  alter  growls  start  making  their  way  into  the  brutality  along  with  some  screams  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  mid  paced  sections  while  still  keeping  around  the  faster  parts  and  halfway  through  the  song  old  school  sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song.

  "Solitude"  starts  off with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  along  with  some  bass  guitars  in  the  good  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  melody  before  mixing  in  mid  paced  and  fast  sections  along  with  some  screams  and  growls  and  halfway  through  the  song  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  added  in.

  "Soul  Rot"  kicks  off  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  a  scream  kicks  in  and  the  music  gets faster  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  slowing  down  and  adding  in  growls  which  also  leads  to  the  song  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  dark  sounding  melodies  and  a  few  seconds  alter  90's  Florida  style  death  metal  guitar  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  music.

  "Entrance  To  Emptiness"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  it  speeds  up  a  bit  and  its  in  blast  beats,  growls  and  screams  and  after  awhile  the  music  slows  down  and  adds  in some  melody  and  guitar  leads  before  returning  to  the  fast  parts  and  blast  beats.

  'Foul  Light"  which  is  also the  last  song  on  the  album  begins with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  as  well  as  some  drums  before  the  growls  and  faster  sections  kick  in   as  well  as  some  screams  before  getting  fast  in  certain  sections  and  adding  in  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  guitar  leads  start  coming in  and  out.

  Song  lyrics  cover  death  and  mortality  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Disfugurement  are  a  very  great  sounding  old  school  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Noxious  Sensation"  and  "Entrance  To  Emptiness".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.          

Armagedon/Thanatology/Mystic Productions/2013 CD Review

  Armagedon  are  a  band  from Poland  that  has  been  around  since  the  mid  80's  and  plays  a  very  old  school  form  of  death  metal  and this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Thanatology"  which  was  released  by  Mystic  Productions.

  "Helix"  opens  up the album with  sound  effects  and  a  minute  later  elements  of  electronic  music  start  to  kick  in  before  adding  in  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  leads  up  to faster  riffing,  blast  beats and  deep  death  metal  growls  and  towards  the end  there  are  some  dark and   melodic  guitar  solos  being  utilized.

  "Vulture"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  growls  start  to  come  in  along  with  some  faster  riffing  and  blast  beats  and  a  minute  later  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  to  come  in  and  out  of  the  song  along  with  some  mid  paced  sections  as  well  as  some  dark  sounding  melodies.

  "Cemeteries"  kicks  off  with  some  more  mid  paced  guitar  riffing  that  utilizes  some  melody  before  the  drums  and  growls  kick  in  and  later  on  dark  sounding  guitar  leads  and  blast  beats  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song.  

  'Self  Destruction"  starts  off  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  also  utilize  some  blast  beats  and  a  few  seconds  later  deep  death  metal growls  start  kicking  in  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  which  also leads  up  the  guitar  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  start  coming  in  and out.

  "Altar  Of  Death"  is  introduced  by  some  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  growls  a  few  seconds  later  and  then  the  song  starts  alternating  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  screams.

  "Black  Seed"  has  it  beginnings  with  some  dark  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  deep  growls    and  a  minute  later  melodies  are  added  into the  guitar  riffing  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads.  

  "Corridor"  has  its  start  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  brutal  drums  and  the  growls  kick  in  a  few  seconds  later  along  with  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  screams.

  "Tragic  Journey" which  is  also  the  last  song on the  album opens  up with  heavy  guitar  riffs and  drums  which  leads  up  to  some  growls  and  blast  beats  before  adding  in  some  some  faster  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  melodic  elements  but  focusing  more  in  mid  paced  sections  as  well  as  adding  guitar  lead s in  certain  sections  and  the  song  and  album  close  with  soem  sound  effects.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful  and  heavy  sound  with  the  bass  guitars  being  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix.

  In  my  opinion  Armagedon  are  a  very  great  sounding Polish  style  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS INCLUDE  "Helix"  "Altar  Of  Death"  and  "Tragic  Journey".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.       

Wombbath/Internal Caustic Torments/Pulverised Records/2013 CD Re-Issue Review

  Wombbath  where  a  band  from  Sweden  that  played  Swedish  style  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  1993  album  "Internal  Caustic  Torments"  which  was  re-issued  by  Pulverised  Records  in  the  year  of  2013  and  also  contains  1992  demo's  and  7  inches  "Brutal  Might's"  and  "Several  Shapes"  as  well  as  a  bonus  re-recorded  track.

  Drums  range  from slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  along  with  some  brutal    blast  beats,  while  the  synths  which  are  only  used as  an  intro  as  well  as  a  sound  effect in  certain  songs  bring  a  very  dark  sound  to  the album,   as  for  the  bass  guitars  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording  and  back  then  it  was  produced  a  lot  better  than  most  death  metal  albums  where  back  then.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  death  metal  guitar  riffs  that  where  very  heavy  for  their  along  with  some  melody  and  primitive  elements  as  well  as  not  being  the  typical   Swedish   death  metal   sound  and  you  can  also  hear  some  elements  of  thrash  in  the  demo  songs  and  on  the  intro  of  the  7  inch  there  are  some  soft  and  clean  guitars  being utilized,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  dark  and  melodic   sounding  death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads  that  where  heavily  influenced  by  the  Florida  death   metal   scene   of   the   time.

  Vocals   are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  but  there  are  some  high  pitched  screams  being  utilized  in certain  sections  of  the  album,   while  the lyrics  cover  darkness,  death  and  gore  themes,   as  for  the  production  it  had  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  for  the  time  it  was  recorded  and  released  and  if  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments   that  are  present  on  this  recording  while  also  retaining  a  primitive   sound,  but  the  demo's  do  have  a  slightly  more  raw  feeling  and  a  couple  of  the songs  where re-recorded  for  the  full  length  album.

  In  my  opinion  Wombaath  where  a  very  great  sounding  90's  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  re-issue.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Intestinal  Bleeding"  "Performed  In  Depth"  "Several  Shapes"  and  "Corporal  Punishment".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.       

Pestilence/Obsideo/Candlelight Records/2013 CD Review

  Pestilence  are  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  with  a  musical style  I  would  describe  as  being  progressive  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Obsideo"  which  was  released  by  Candlelight  Records.

  "Obsideo"  opens  up  the album  with  some  sound  effects  and  a  few  seconds  alter  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  drums  kick  in  along  with  a  mixture  of  high  pitched  screams  and  deep  death  metal  growls  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats  and  the  song  alternates  between  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  "Displaced"  start  offs  with  some  heavy  and  technical  guitar  and  bass  riffing  along  with  some  drums  and  growls  before  getting  slightly  faster along  with  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  and  halfway  through  the  song  synths  are added  in  for  a  few  seconds  before  going  into  a  melodic  guitar  lead  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  screams.

  "Aura  Negative" begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  speeding  up  a  bit  as  well  as  adding  in  some  melody  and  deep  growls  along  with  some  groove  metal  elements  and  melodic  guitar  leads  and  halfway  through the  song  screams  are  added  in  certain  sections.

  "NecroMorph"   kicks  off  with  some  spoken  word  parts  before  djent  style  guitar  riffs  and  drums  kick  in  and  a  few  seconds  later  death  metal  growls  start  to  come  in  along  with  some  powerful  sounding  bass  guitars  as  well  as  some  melodic  and  technical  guitar  leads.

  "Laniatus"  has  its  beginning  with  some  melodic,  technical  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  bass,  drums  and  deep  growls  and  after  a  minute  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song.

  ''Distress"  has  its  start  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  drums  before  getting  brutal  with  some  blast  beats  and  growls  and  after  awhile t he  song  goes  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  along  with  some  screams  and  halfway  through  the  song  djent  and  groove  metal  elements  start  kicking  in  along  with  some  progressive  sounding  guitar  leads.

  "Soulrot"  starts  up  its  sound  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  deep  growls  a  few  seconds  alter  along  with  some  screams  and  halfway  through  the  song  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  coming  in  and  out.

  "Saturation"  when  it  opens  has  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  that  start  to  get  fast  along  with  some  blast  beats  but  slows  down  once t he  bass  guitars  and  growls  start  to  kick  in  and  a  minute later  technical  and  melodic  sounding  guitar  leads  start  coming  in  and  out  of  the  song

  "Transition"  when  it  begins  has  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  drums  and  the  growls  kick  in  a  few  seconds  later  and  you  can  hear  some  melody  being  utilized  in  the  guitar  riffing  and  a  few  seconds  later  guitar  solos  and  leads  start  to  come  in  and  out  in  certain  sections  along  with  some  synths  a  few  seconds  later.

  "Superconcious"  which  is  also  the  last  song  starts  up  with  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  the  growls  and  technical  elements  start  to  kick  in  and  after  awhile  guitar  leads  and  groove  elements  start  to  kick  in.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark,  gore,  scientific  and  philosophical  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  while t his  is  another  great  sounding  recording  recording  from  Pestilence  and  while  it  is  not  a  return  to  their  older  sound  it  is   at  least  an  improvement  from t his  last  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Obsideo"  "NecroMorph"  "Soulrot"  and  "Transition".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.                          

Monday, October 21, 2013

Judgement Day/Circumcision Of The Martyr 1994 -2000/Vic Records/2013 CD Re-Issue Review

  Judgement  Day  where  a  band  from  the  Netherlands  that  played  a  mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal  in  the  beginning  but  started  playing  more  brutal  death  emtla  towards  the  end  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  1994  album  "Circumcision  Of  The  Martyr"  which  was  re-issued  by  Vic  Records  in  the  year  of  2013  and  also  contains  their  2000  ep  "Gothcrusher".

  "Horror  Pain"  begins  with  some  sound  effects  and  spoken  word  samples  and  a  minute  later  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  start  coming  into  the  song  along  with  some  drums  which  lead  up  to  some  death  metal  growls  and  screams  as  well  as  the  guitar  riffing  utilizing  some  melody  before  bringing  in  guitar  leads  that  come  in  and  out  of  the  song  and  halfway  through  the  song  bass  leads  are  added  in  certain  sections  bringing  an  early  technical  death  metal  feeling  to  the  song  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  blast  beats.  and  towards  the  end  the  guitar  leads  start  getting  a  lot  more  melodic  sounding.

  "Daily  Rituals"  begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  a  small  amount  of  guitar  leads  before  the  growls  start  kicking  in  which  also  leads  up  to  some  melodic  guitar riffing  and  screams  as  well  as  mixing  in  both  slow  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some primitive  solos  being  utilized.

  "The  Old  Tree"  begins  with  some melodic  guitar  riffing  before  getting  heavier  and  adding  in  some  bass  guitars  and  drums  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  before  getting  faster  and  adding in  blast  beats,  growls,  and  screams  while  also  slowing  down  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  as  time  moves  on  by  there  is  a  brief  use  of  melodic female  clean  singing  vocals  as  well  as  classical  guitars  being  added  in  certain  parts.

  "Sexual  Intercourse"  begins  with  a  bass  lead  and  porno  film  samples  along  with  some drums  before  adding  in  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  which  also lead  up  to  some  screams  and  growls  as  well  as  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  after  awhile  guitar  leads  and  solos  come  into  the  song  along  with  the  music  slowing  down  in  certain  sections.

  "Invincible  Downfall"  begins  with  dark  and  melodic  sounding  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  a  few  seconds  alter  the  music  starts  getting  heavier  and  faster  along  with  some blast  beats  before  the  screams  and  growls  start  kicking  in  before  slowing  down  again  and  after  awhile t he  music  starts  utilizing  thrash  elements  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  synths  before  returning  back  to  a  faster  direction  which  leads  up  to  the  music  going  for  a  mid  paced  direction but  making  returns  to  the  faster  parts  at  times.

  "Clouds  Of  Mordor"  begins  with  some  synths  and  sword  fighting  before  adding  in  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  which  leads  up  to  some  growls,  screams,  blast  beats  and  back  up  shouts  before  slowing  down  and  adding  in  technical  elements  before  getting  fast  again  and  then  make  moves  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast parts.

  "Pathology  Of  Crowding"  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums,  synths,  screams  and  growls  and  after  awhile  the  music  starts  getting  a  little  bit  more  heavier  and  faster  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized.

  "Near  Death  Experience"  begins  with  some  sound  effects  before  adding in  some  heavy  and  brutal  guitar  riffs  and  blast  beats  which  lead  up  to  some  deep  death  metal  growls  and after  awhile  some  melody  is  added  into  the  guitar  riffing as  well  as  a  mixture  of  slow  and  fast  parts  which  also  leads  up  to  some  high  pitched  screams  and  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  which  also  utilize  some  brutal  elements.        

  "A  Soul  So  Pure"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  brutal  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  growls  before  going  into  a  faster  direction  and  adding in  some blast  beats  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  after  awhile t here  is  a  mixture  of  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "2012  AD"  begins  with  some  fast,  heavy  and  brutal  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  blast  beats  from  the  drums  and  deep  growls  and  after  awhile  some  melody  is  added  into  certain  sections  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  a   mixture of  slow  and  fast  parts.

  "Obliterate"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  before  adding  in  some  deep  growls  and  then  the  music  goes  into  a  mid  paced  direction  and  halfway  through  the  song  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  brutal  blast  beats.

  "Final  Judgement"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  as  well  as  some  deep  growls  and  blast  beats  and  after  awhile  high  pitched  screams  are  added  into  the  song  along  with  a  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts as  well  as  some  melody  being  thrown  into  the  guitar  riffing  at  times  and  towards  the  end  the  bass  guitar  utilizes  more  power  before  adding  in  some  solos  and  leads.

  "March  Of  The  Apocalypse"  begins  with  some  dark  and  heavy  sounding  guitar  riffing  and  drums  and  the  song  is  all  instrumental  with  no  vocals  being  present.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  and  metaphysical  themes,  while t he  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  along  with  some  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Judgement  Day  where  a  very  great  sounding  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Horror  Pain"  "The  Old  Tree"  "2012  AD"  and  "Final  Judgement".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Putrefact/Of Those Were Deceased/Pulverised Records/2013 7 Inch Review

  Putrefact  are  a  band  from  Mexico  that  plays  a  very  heavy  and  dark  form  of  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their 2013  7  Inch  "Of  Those  Were  Deceased"  which  was  released  by Pulverised  Records.

  "We Were Deceased" begins  with  some  heavy  and  bass  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  which  leads  up  to  some  death  metal  growls  and  screams  and  after  awhile  the  music  goes  into  a  faster  direction  along  with  some  powerful  bass  guitars  before  switching  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  throwing  in  some  blast  beats  along  with  some dark  sounding  melodies.

  "II"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  dark  sounding  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums,  growls  and s creams  and  you  can  hear  the  bass  guitars  in  the  background  and  after  awhile  some melodic  leads  and  clean  sections  make  their  way  into  the  song  before  getting  heavy  and  brutal  along  with  some  blast  beats  and  then  switching  back  and  forth  between  slow  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some  dark  sounding  effects  being  utilized  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads..

  Song  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  horror  themes,  while  the production  has  a  very  dark  and  raw  sound  while  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on t his  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Petrefact  are  a  very  great  sounding  heavy  and  dark  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  7  inch.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "We Were Deceased".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.       

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Suffer The Wrath/Divine Sign/2013 EP Review

  Suffer  the  Wrath  are  a  band  from  Illinois  that  plays  a  very  brutal  form of  death  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2013  ep  "Divine  Sign".

  "Buried  In  Blood"  begins  with  drum  beats  before  the  heavy  guitar  riffs  start making  their  way  into  the  song  which  leads  up  to  some  death  metal  growls  and  screams  along  with  some  brutal  elements  as  well  as  a  brief  use  of  blast  beats  and  halfway  through  the  song  you  can  hear  a  small  amount  of  technical  guitar  leads.

  "Divine  Sign"  begins  wit h some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  brutal  blast  beats  before  the  growls  and  screams  kick  in  and  the  song  starts  switching back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  as  well  as  mixing  in  some  technical  elements and  halfway  through  the  song  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being utilized.

  "Sinister  Dawn" begins  with  some  blast  beats  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  a  few  seconds  alter  the  deep  death  metal  growls  make  their  presence  known  in  the  song  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  after  awhile you  can  hear  some  powerful  bass  guitars  in  the  song.

  "Slave  King"  begins  with  some  brutal  blast  beats  from t he  drums  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  which  lead  up  to  some  powerful  bass  guitars,  screams  and  growls  and  then  the  song  switches  back  and  forth  between  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  towards  the  end  there  are  some  melodic  guitar  leads  being  utilized.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy,  brutal  and  professional  sound  for  being  a  self  released  recording  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Suffer  the  Wrath"  are  a  very  great  sounding  brutal  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Divine  Sign" and  "Slave  King".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Slave Zero/Disambiguated Visonary/Double Standard Productions/ EP Review

  Slave  Zero  are  a  band  from  Ireland  that  plays  a  very  progressive  from of  death  metal  with  elements  of  modern  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their    ep  "Disambiguated  Visonary"  which  was  released  by  Double  Standard Productions.

  "Mathematically  Legitimate  Solution"  begins  with  avant  garde sound  effects  and  spoken  word  samples  before  adding  in  some heavy  death  metal  guitar  riffs  and  deep  growls  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  and  at  times  they  are  some  shouting  vocals  being  thrown  into  the  song  and  towards  the  end  synths and  technical  parts  are  added  into  the  song  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.

  "Limitless  Peripheral  Perspective"  begins  with  some  synths  and  spoken  word  parts  and  a  very  seconds  alter  heavy  guitar  riffs  come  in  along  with  some  growls  and  screams  and  towards  the  end  the  synths  make  a  return  to  the  music  being  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats.

  "Embroidered  Strategy  Of  Calculated  Misrepresent"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  growls  and  then  the  song  speeds  up  to  a  mid  paced  direction  and  adds  in  some  screams  and  you  can  hear  the  bass  guitars  in t he  background  which  leads  up  to  some  synths  and  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads  and  the  song  closes  with  some  atmospheric  sounds.

  "Oscillating  Perceptions  Of  An  Abstract  Existence"  begins  with  heavy  guitar  riffs,  blast  beats,  growls  and  screams  before  going  into  a  more  mid  paced  direction  and  you  can  hear  eleemnts  of  groove  metal  and  hardcore  in  the  song.

  "Anthropic  Landscape  Theory"  begins  with  some  avant  garde  sound  effects  before  adding  in  some  heavy  guitar  and  bass  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  then  some  hardcore  style  vocals  kick  in  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  and  screams  and  halfway  through t he  song  atmospheric  sounds  and  melodic  guitar  leads  are  added  into  the  song a s  well  as  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts.

  Song  lyrics  cover  futuristic  and  scientific  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Slave  Zero  are  a  very  great  sounding  progressive  death  metal  band  with  elements  of  modern  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mathematically  Legitimate  Solution"  and  "Oscillating  Perceptions  Of  An  Abstract  Existence".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unaussprechlichen Kulten Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Greetings in behalf the Esoteric Order of Dagon to all readers of the True “Bringer Of Death Zine”. Currently, the band has enough activity. Recently our 7” split “AZATHOTH - Azazel/Thot” came out through Iron Bonehead (Split with our coreligionists Godless). Also, Dark Descent has recently re-released our second album “People of the Monolith” on cd format. As for now, we have stopped playing live to focus only on preparing our new album, our New Chapter that we hope to record by the end of this year 2013.

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the newer music and how it differs from previous releases?
More than the “sound” or “style” each chapter creates a different and unique atmosphere, each one has to have its own identity and personality, its own sound, its own musical style. Our last chapter until now it is CHAPTER VII “AZATHOTH – Azazel/Azoth” which contains only one theme called “Lucifer Poseidon Cthulhu”, the last revelation of the “Aquae Creature” concept.  Musically speaking it is a half time theme with very obscure riffs and a classic Death Metal cut with a hypotonic end which intends to make the listener fall into a catharsis and trance.
CHAPTER VI “Lucifer Poseidon Cthulhu”  is musically lower and thicker, the sound its completely “organic”, the same as in a rehearsal room, the voice tune it´s much higher; the final result cause more “tension”  to who´s listening. Guitars are fully complementary not just by repeating “riffs” but if you listen close they are always doing dis-harmonies or different riffs at the same time creating a thicker atmosphere. Unlike CHAPTER V “The Madness from the Sea”, which is a consolidation of the concept “Blood Memory” where it´s represented every sea serpents from different cultures (like Kai Kai VilĂș  o el  Leviathan ) under the Lovecraftian Cthulu shape. Under this conceptual atmosphere we worked the Metal and music also has to adapt itself to create the right atmosphere. On the other hand “Wake up in the night of Walpurgis” is a pretty fast, sharp and brutal disc where it is evidenced our anxiety being the first album.

3.The lyrics cover alot of occult topics, how would you describe your views on Occultism?
The occultism has been wrongly mistaken as a matter “of faith” whether to “believe or not” like if in any case might be an “option”, like an issue of choosing one of the many actual religions. Occultism represents the natural hidden wisdom that the current man of the actual “Iron age” (Kali Yuga) ignores or despises. The fact the human being disowns “The Law” doesn´t mean it is oblivious to him. Only a few scientists got close to esoteric concepts through physic and quantum mechanics, resulting “strangely” coincident with legends and mythology. (“The coincidences  full of sense” like Nietzsche would´ve said). The human being is pretentious even when his “Involute science” ignores the source itself of the human life.
What I´m trying to do in each chapter of Unaussprechlichen Kulten it´s a “self-interpretation” of the Lovecraftian mythology and make a parallel with different cultures, with different legends, listening  my own “Blood memory” and waiting the ideas to get on their own into my mind like a whisper of the “Ancient ones”. It is the way where tradition and the clandestine cult might keep alive. The willing of the ancient ones it´s expressed through us. We just obey “the cause” we serve.
To some people who founds now reading my words might sound ridiculous, hallucinated or “over oxygenated” but that works in our favor. It kept us away from those people.
Even so all this knowledge it’s found currently distorted and intentionally manipulated by the “Electronic Messiah of Sion”, the real hand behind the internet and all the revolution of communications. The knowledge (gnosis) shouldn’t be seek through “social networks” but through the awakening of the own Kundalini serpent asleep in the spinal bone.

4. I know the bands name comes from the writings of Lovecraft, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this author and also what other writers do you have an interest in?
It is evident, in the work of Lovecraft, the domain and knowledge about occultism, sarcastically delivered as “stories” or “fantastic literature” which converts it into a cult.
Actually there are many works, essays and studies who discuss in depth this theme.
In any way we are in the same vein as Lavey, we are not followers of his seventy American Satanism almost hippie. Am way close to Eliphas Levi, Rene Guenon, Madame Blabastky, the Goetia , Chilean mythology (Oreste Plath y M.Serrano) among others.
However I’m not going to recommend literature, it is better to be discovered by each one, books are only the 50%... if I get deep into details I will feed many Google “occultist”, Facebook philosophers, forum “terrorist”, satanic pdf collectors…

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
I remind very good shows with our brothers of MORTEM (Shows in Chile and PerĂș), also dates we did along with AFTER DEATH in Chile that were pretty awesome, a show with GRAVE  when they came to Chile, it was very powerful, I also remember good dates in Europe with Necroholocaust, that band it is way furious and obnoxious! But to me the greatest show ever was when opened for IMMOLATION in Chile, where we were the organizers of that show which allow us  to share with them for a couple of days, by taking them to rehearsed, we learn a lot from those Death Metal beast.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Yes, we currently have a deal to go back to Europe at 2014, we already have close the deal with RoadMaster Booking so i hope anyone who is interested of having a show of U.Kulten in their country get in contact with us!

7.Recently you have put out a split with Chile's Godless, what are your thoughts of the other band that participated on the ep?
Godlees are our brothers and coreligionist in Chile from several years ago and we had in mind this project from a long time ago. They have our entire respect and I think they are the “strongest opponents” here in Chile… hahaha. I honestly think this 7” it’s prove that the Chilean scene of Metal underground it is becoming stronger in time. I also have the same respect for bands like Magnanimus, Atomicide, Demonic Rage,  Diabolical Messiah and Force of Darkness between others… This will be a Chilean Decade!!!

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of real death metal?
It´s true we are a third world band and not many people knows about us. A few of our records are outside  in a catalogue and it is very hard to go play outside of our country, the times we have had the chance to travel outside Chile have been with a lot of effort but in “feedback”  had been very good, we get many reviews from underground zines ( paper zines keep the underground alive!!!) we have many  foreign friends and I think these 13 years of work with the band has given us the satisfaction to be able to share our metal, you know all of these it is made by fans for fans!

9.I know that some of the other members participate in other bands, can you tell us a little bit more about them and what styles of music they play?
Yes we all have projects and parallel bands for example Butcher of Christ played in the past in Exterminate, Plague and Communion and currently plays in Perdition, all of them Black Metal bands and good ones indeed.
Atomizer Pig has his own band: ATOMICIDE, something way more bestial and simple, more in the War Metal vein with a lot of old Destroyer 666, Blasphemy, Archgoat, Black Witchery Beherit that type of bands. We have shared stage many times as well. I really like the style and I always try to cooperate in sound or in graphic themes with Atomicide.
Nyarlathotep (our guitar player) has his own Death Metal band called “Ancient Crypts”, a pretty good and classic one.
I have also a Death Metal project called Ocult666. Something in the classic Death Metal vein too. A mixture between Pestilence, Incantation, Master even with some thrasher riffs like Kreator.

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases/
Occult Death Metal, that´s the direction, the greatest records of Unaussprechlichen Kulten are still yet to come. Musically speaking us stubbornly will keep inside the Death Metal, we will overcome our own physical and mental limitations, we will improve our techniques but we won´t “evolve” regarding lyrics, art and the “concept” in general will always be the same way.

11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Indeed all classic metal corresponds to my generation: old Metallica, Celtic Frost / Hellhammer, Mercyful Fate/ King Diamond, Slayer, Sacrifice… but obviously Death Metal is my thing, like a direct influence the idea it´s to mix Death Metal like  Nihilist-Entombed, Carnage-Dismember, Autopsy, Fatal, Mutilated, Carbonized, Asphyx, Mantas-Death, Grave, Grotesque, Traumatic , Rottrevore,  Sadistic Intent, Incubus, Mortem peruvian, DEMIGOD, Bolt Thrower. Lots of Tampa´s Florida Death Metal . Nocturnus, Monstrosity, Suffocation, Deicide… every generation from Tampa… Some of old good Grindcore bands kind of Impetigo, Repulsion, Blood, old Carcass from the Reek , I mean all that Death Metal by the end of the 80 and 90… there are many bands really.
I also like a lot current Black Metal bands, I think this style respecting the guitars has grown a lot, I especially like Deathspell Omega, Antaeus, Katharsis, Teitanblood, Horna.
Actually I found myself listening a lot Pentacle, Throneum, Nominon, Imposer, Voids of Vomits, Coffin Texts, Axis of Advance, the last ATARAXYS record it is amazing, Ascendant, Necrowreth, Sanguis Imperem, Unholy Lust… and many more that I might be forgetting.

12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
In the sparse time left I had from the “normal work” and the rest of “social bondages” I dedicate it to practice sport and mostly to “Compilation of Death” zine, in where my brother Gabriel “exhumator” Gatica invited me to join, check for more details.

13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thanks for make a space in your zine for us, we won´t give any advices or messages to random people.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Vermin/Mind Control/Blacksmith Records/2013 CD Review

  Vermin  are  a  band  from  Germany  that  plays  death metal  with  elements  of  groove  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Mind  Control"  which  was  released  by  Blacksmith  Records.

 "Misery"  begins  with  some  amp  distortion  and  bass  guitars  before  the  drums  and  old  school melodic  guitar  riffs kick  in  which  leads  to  some screams  and  growls  and  after  a  couple  of  minutes  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads  being  utilized.

  "Mind  Control"  begins  with  some  old  school  sounding  guitar  riffs  and  drums  which  lead  up  to  some  bass  guitars  and  drums  and  after  awhile t he  growls  and  screams  make  their presence  known  and  after a  minute  there  is  a  brief  use  of  spoken  word  parts  along  with  some  groove elements  and  then t he  music  gets slightly  faster  for  a  few  seconds.

  "Outlaw"  begins with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  then  the  growls  start  kicking  in  along  with  some  screams  and  then  the  music  goes  more  into  a  mid  paced  direction  and  there  are  no  guitar  solos  or  leads  present  on  the song.

  "Bitch"  begins  with  some  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  bass  guitars and  then  the  growls  and  screams  start  kicking  in  and  after  a  couple of  minutes  the guitar  riffing  starts  adding  in  some  melodic  parts.

  "Hypocrite  Hero"  begins with  some  heavy  and  old  school  guitar  riffs along  with  some  bass, drums and  growls  and  after  a  few  seconds  screams  make  their  presence  known  in  the  song  along  with  some  melodic  guitar riffing  and  in  some  parts  the  music  gets  slightly  faster  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  'Reactor"  begins  with  some  old  school  metal  guitar  riffs  and  drums  and  then  the growls  and  screams  start  kicking  in  and  as  time  goes  on  by  you  can  hear  the  bass  guitars  and  the  song  stays  in  the  mid  paced  area.

  "Memories" begins  with  some  heavy  guitar  riffs and  drums  along  with  some  bass guitars  and  then  goes  into  a  more  catchy  death'n'roll direction along  with  some  screams  which  also  lead  up  to some growls  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  old  school  hard  rock/metal guitar  leads.

  "Eye  For  An  Eye"  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  and  drums  before  getting  heavier  and  adding  in  some  bass  guitars,  growls  and  screams  and  as  time  goes  on  by  there  are  some  more  old  school  metal  elements  added  to  the  guitar  riffing.

  'Illusion"  begins  with  some  dark  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  drums  and  after a  few  seconds  the  growls  kicking  along  with  some  melodic  riffing  and  high  pitched  screams  and  the song  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  groove  elements.

  'Sick  Reality" begins  with  some  distorted  guitar sounds  and  drums  before  the  heavy  guitar  riffs kick  in  along with  some bass  guitars  which  leads  to  some  death  metal  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  along  with  some  melodic  riffing  and  towards  the  end  there  is  a  brief  use  of  guitar  solos  and  leads and  the  song  is  very long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars towards  the end.

  Song  lyrics  cover  hateful  and  everyday  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on this  recording.

  In  my  opinion  Vermin  are  a  very  great  sounding  groove  orientated  death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album. RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Misery"  "Bitch"  "Memories"  and  "Sick  Reality'.  RECOMMENDED  BUY.