Friday, July 26, 2013

Mirthless Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Mirthless is composing new songs into suicidal path.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?
A Dirge For Your Suicide is the best analog sound on recording in the same professional studio. Our past releases was rough sound however, the mysticism is always the same way.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?
The main lyrical themes were personal spirituality, mysticism, suicide and depression. Our formula is desolation into doom voyage. Maniacs can listen our album debut into bleak way…

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band’s name?
Mirthless is a journey into the human subconscious with intense emotions.

5. Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio band?
Not live concerts but, Mirthless will play in live to spread rough emotions.

6. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom metal?
Mirthless were spread into underworld since demo debut by my label Doommaniac Productions. However some maniacs into doom metal are real extreme. Quality, not Quantity!!!

7. Are there any other musical projects going on these days?
I am only dedicated to Mirthless but, our guitarist has his project called Hell Torment.

8. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
Our path is bleak into obscure aura!!!

9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Our influences are human emotions through music. I admire old classic doom bands and new comrades in the vein of Mournful Congregation, Worship, Ataraxie, Esoteric and more…

10. How would you describe your views on Occultism?
I am not into occultism but, I respect some point of view into rituals, astrology and secrets of nature.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
I am totally dedicated to spiritual knowledge, poetry and secrets of our Mother Nature…

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Succumb yourself into doom voyage…

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dark Occvlt Ritual/Oro Per Nex/Black Evil Productions/2013 Album Review


  Dark  Occvlt  Ritual  are  a  1  man  band  from  Brazil  that  is  a  side  project  of  the  black  metal  band  C.O.F.O.C  with  a  musical  style  I  would  describe  as  being  occult  dark  ritual  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Oro  Per  Nex"  which  was  released  by  Black  Evil  Productions.

  Sound  effects  bring  in  elements  of  experimental,  ritual,  and  dark  ambient  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  bring  a  dark  occult  ritual  to  the  album  and  there  are  no  other  instruments  present  on  this  album.

  Vocals   are  all  spoken  word  ritualistic  passages  along  with  some  whispers  that  bring  in  some  black  metal  elements,  while  the  song  themes  cover  Occultism,  Rituals  and  Left  hand  Path  practices,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  with  most  of  the  songs  being  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Dark  Occvlt  Ritual  are  a  very  great  sounding  ritualistic,  experimental,  occult  dark  ambient  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I"  and  "III".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ephemeros/All Hail Corrosion/Seventh Rule Recordings/2013 CD Review


  Ephemeros  are  a  band  from  Portland  Oregon  this  plays  a  very  heavy  and  atmospheric  form  of  funeral  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "All  Hail  Corrosion"  which  was  released  by  Seventh  Rule  Recordings.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  drumming  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  funeral  doom  metal  riffs  that  are  very  heavy  and  dark  sounding  along  with  some  melody  and  atmospheric  clean  playing  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times,  while  the  lead  guitars  when  they  are  utilized  are  very  dark  and  melodic  sounding  doom  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep funeral  doom/death  metal  growls  with  some  high  pitched  screams  that  bring  a  black  metal  feeling  to  the  recording,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Ephemeros  are  a  very  great  sounding  funeral  doom  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of t his  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Stillborn  Workhouse".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Born/Self Titled/2004 EP Review


  Born  where  a  band  from  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin  that  played  electro-acoustic  music  with  elements  of  stoner  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  and self  released  2004  ep.

  Programming  and  fx's  bring  in  elements  of  experimental,  industrial,  and  avant  garde  to  the   music,  while  the  acoustic  guitars  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  add psychedelic  and  folk  elements  to  the  recording  while  still  being  very  experimental,  along  with  some  electric  guitars  being  used  at  times  which  brings  in  the  metal  elements  along  with  some  solo's.

  Vocals  range  from  spoken  word  parts  to  deep  death  metal  growls  and  high  pitched  screams  as  well  as  some  clean  singing  gothic  vocals,  while  the  lyrics  cover  violent  and  hateful  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  heavy,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it.  

  In  my  opinion  Born  where  a  very  great  sounding  electro-acoustic,  avant  garde  metal b and  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Flowering  Corpses"  and  "The  World  Is  My  Shotgun".  RECOMMENDED  BUY. 

Houses Of Thieves/2001 Demo's Review


  Houses  Of  Thieves  are  a  1  man  band  from  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin  that  plays  Psychedelic  folk  rock  with  elements  of  stoner  and  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  released  2001  demos.

  Synths  bring  a  very  psychedelic  and  70's  sound  to  the  recording  along  with  some  drum's,  while  the  acoustic  guitars  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  bring  elements  of  folk,  and  70's  classic  rock  to  the  music  with  some  stoner  and  doom  metal  influences.

  Vocals a re  mostly  clean  singing  with  some  spoken  word  parts  being  utilized  at times,  while  the  lyrics  cover  depressive  and  psychedelic  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark  and  old  school  70's  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  House  Of  Thieves  are  a  very  great  sounding  experimental,  psychedelic  folk  rock  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Song  For  Kim"  "Sadsong"  and  "Arabic  Jam".  RECOMMENDED  BUy.