Monday, November 30, 2015

Dolven/Navigating The Labyrinth/Goatprayer Records/2015 CD Review


  Dolven  are  a  band  from  Portland,  Oregon  that  plays  an  acoustic  form  of  neo-folk  doom  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Navigating  the  Labyrinth"  which  will  be  released in  December  by  Goatprayer  Records.

  Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  with  some  open  note  finger  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  a  neo  folk  music  feeling  and  after  awhile  the  guitars  start  utilizing  more  full  chords  and  there  are  also  some  electric  guitars  being  brought  into  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Drums  are  brought  into  the  music  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  and  the  vocals  are  all  clean  singing  neo  folk  vocals  which also bring  in  the  sorrow  of  epic  doom  metal  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  they  also  bring  in  a  couple  of  instrumentals  while  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  pagan  medieval  atmosphere  and  spoken  word  parts  can  also  be  heard  briefly  as  well  as  a  small  amount  of  black  metal  screams  and  when  synths  are  utilized  they  give  the  music  more  of  an  atmospheric  edge and  one  track  actually  brings  power  chords  onto  an  acoustic  guitar.  

  Dolven  plays  an  acoustic  style of  neo  folk  music  that  also  mixes  in  a  lot  of  doom  metal  elements  and  a  touch  of  black  metal  to  create  a  style  of t heir  own,  the  production  sound s very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  cover  a  journey  from  life  to  death.

  In  my  opinion  Dolven  are  a  very  great  sounding neo  folk,  acoustic  doom  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "To  Fly  Free"  "Labyrinth"  and  "My  Prophecy".  8  out  of  10.

 

Tyranny/Aeons In Tectonic Interment/Dark Descent Records/2015 CD Review


  Tyranny  are  a  band  from  Finland  that  plays  funeral  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Aeons  In  Tectonic Interment"  which  was  released  by  Dark  Descent  Records.

  A  very  dark  ambient  and  avant  garde  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  heavy  bass  guitar  kicking  in  which  leads  up  to  more  of  a  heavy  and  atmospheric  funeral  doom  metal  sound  that  also  introduces  guttural  death  metal  growls  onto  the  recording  and  distorted  yet  melodic guitar  leads  are  are  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording.

  Most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  synths  could  be  heard  quite  a  bit  in  the  background  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  grim  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodic  chants  and  spoken  word  parts  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  which  also  gives  the music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling  and  one  of  the  later  tracks  brings  in  screams  that  also  add  elements  of  black  metal  into  the  bands  musical  style  and  all  of the  songs  remain  true  to  a  very  slow  musical  direction.

  Tyranny  plays  a  style  of  funeral  doom  metal  that  is  very  slow,  dark  and  heavy  while  also  mixing  in  atmospheric  and  ritualistic  elements  which  also  makes  their  music  stand  out  a  bit  more,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy while  the  lyrics  cover  end  time  visions,  extinction,  disease  and  Lovecraft  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tyranny  are  a  very  great  sounding  funeral  doom  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sunless  Deluxe"  and  "The  Stygian  Enclave".  8  out  of  10. 

Naught/Self Titled/Battleground Records/2015 CD Review


  Naught  are  a  band  from Phoenix,  Arizona  that  plays  a  mixture  of  funeral  doom  metal  and  sludge  and  this  is  a  review  of t heir  self  released  2015  album  which  was  released  by  Battleground  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  atmospheric  ambient  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  clean  playing  and  after  awhile  the  music  gets  a  lot  more  heavier  and  goes  for  more  of  a  sludge/doom  metal  direction  along  with  some  high  pitched  screams  that  bring  a  very  heavy  black  metal  influence  to  the  bands  musical  style.

  A  great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  when  solos  and  leads a re  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  dark  and  melodic  musical  fashion  and  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  and  they  also  bring  in  a  brief  ambient  drone  instrumental  while  the  heavier  side  of t he  bands  musical  style  brings  in  a  great  amount  of  funeral  doom  metal  elements  and  all  of  the  songs  also  stick  to  a  very  slow  musical  direction  and  some  of  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  dark  sounding  melodies.

  Naught  creates  a  very  dark  and  heavy  recording t hat  is  mostly  rooted  in  sludge  and  funeral  doom  metal  while  also  mixing  in  the  vocal  style  of  black  metal  and  elements  of  atmospheric,  ambient  and  drone  music  to  create a  style  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  nature,  depression  and  loss  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Naught  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  funeral  doom  metal  and  sludge  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "I,  The  Wraith"  and  "Oblation".  8  out  of  10.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sun 0)))/Kannon/Souther Lord Recordings/2015 CD Review


 Sunn  0)))  have  returned  with  a  new  album  continuing  the  doom/drone  metal  mixture  of  previous  recordings  and  this is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "Kannon"  which  was  released  by  Southern  Lord  Recordings.

  A  very  dark  and  distorted  ambient  drone  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  distorted  and  noisy  reverb's  a  few  seconds  later  which  also  leads  up  to  guitar  riffs  making  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  after  awhile  grim  vocals  make  their  presence  known  on the  recording  and  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  ritualistic  feeling.

  All  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  you  can  hear  a  great  amount  of  sludge  and  doom  metal  elements  throughout the  recording  and  when  clean  singing  is  used  briefly  it  adds  more  of  an  occult  like  atmosphere  to  the  music  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  very  slow  musical  direction  and  on  the  last  track  black  metal  screams  are  added  into  the  music.

  Sunn  0)))  creates  another  album  that  remains  true  to  the  drone/doom  metal  sound  of  previous  recordings  while  also  getting  a  bit  more  ritualistic  and  experimental  this  time  around, the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  song  themes  focus  on  Asian  beliefs  systems  and  Eastern Esotericism.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  album  from  Sunn  0)))  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  enjoy  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Kannon  3".  8  out  of 10.

Theologian/A Means By Which To Break The Surface Of Real/Nothing Under The Sun/2015 CD Review


  Theologian  are  a  band  from  New  York  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  blackened  form  of  dark  industrial  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  album  "A  Means  By  Which  To  break  the  Surface  Of  Real"  which  was  released  by  Nothing  Under  the  Sun.

  Dark  sounding  drones  start  off  the  album  and  after  a  minute  elements  of  harsh  noise  and  angry  yet  shouting  and  screaming  vocals  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  a  great  majority  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  after  awhile  synths  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording.

  Elements  of  dark  ambient  could  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  a  great  amount  of  programmed  beats  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  touch  of  the  more  underground  side  of  industrial  along  with  some  of  the  more  atmospheric  and  synths  orientated  style  of  black  metal  and  every  song  sounds  different  from  each  other.

  Theologian  creates  another  album  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  the  more  underground  styles  of  experimental,  noise,  industrial,  and  ambient  while  still  also  having  the  evil  atmosphere  of  black  metal,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  song  themes  focus  on  darkness.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Theologian  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dark  industrial,  you  should  enjoy  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "God  Comes  As  A  Wall"  and  "The  Sun  Failed  To  Rise  today".  8  out  of  10. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Dyrgaist Interview

 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell
us a little bit about your musical project?
I could say that Dyrgaist is basically a deep dark ambient
project, but it would be also influenced from classical music,
minimal, drone and sound art. I don’t really like to categorize in
one genre my music, because is always even more than you
can classify in some genres, or influences. Although, I
understand sometimes is necessary. Also, never it’s easy to
resume my music in few words, listening to it is purely a
complex sound experience which tries to trigger the most
hidden of the unconscious. It’s not only music, I like to think
it’s also something more you cannot describe it completely.

2.On Halloween you had released a new album, how would
you describe the musical sound that is presented on the
recording?
Each one of the four pieces have several sound matters,
musical elements and inspirations in this release. My first plan
was to create an oneiric, peaceful and introspective album,
very mysterious; but suddenly, without any conscious
intension, two of the works became very aggressive, distorted
and hectic. So, the final result is a contrasting release which is
able to bring you to different psychical states.
Since two months it was almost finished, but I felt that
Samhain was the best date to publish «"Sparkles"», perhaps
because this special date is when the world of the dead is
nearer of the living world, according to the old pagans. So, I
had to rush my hands the last days. In some way this album
reflects the will to bring closer different worlds. In fact, for me
this is a gate, and of course you can use it too.

3.On the album you have an occult concept, can you tell us a
little bit more about your interest in Occultism?
Thanks to my family education, Occultism has been one of my
main interests since I was a child; at 6 years-old I began to
read about eastern religions, theosophy and mythology; at 9
years-old I began to practice a lot of buddhist meditation;
since my teens I was deeply influenced by Blavatsky; and I’m
still studying nowadays about alchemy, magic, paganism and
practicing as well. Obviously everyone has teachers and
masters throughout life, we come to this world to learn from
everything that surrounds us. But after all, I finally believe that
the truth is not something you will learn exclusively in books,
or in religions, or going to churches and paying someone, this
is something you have to discover by yourself. This is your
truth! My music is my truth. So, the concepts I’m actually using
are not exactly wikishits, they are part of my own experience.
As a musician, for many years I felt the necessity to unify my
both passions in one work: that’s Dyrgaist, a spiritual path of
self knowledge.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name
'Dyrgaist'?
Beyond religions, I believe each person have an inner god. We
have few possibilities in our lives to find us, face to face,
generally we’re not prepared, it’s something really hard, but we
must find us, that’s one of the senses of our life.
The inspiration of the name was born in a vision of a part of my
own inner god, which is a kind of spirit that represents and
saves the wildness, that’s what I think. Literally, the name is a
fusion of two proto-indo-european words that may have
different meanings. It could be translated as Deer-Ghost, or
even Spirit of Wildness.
It’s not easy for me to speak publicly about these themes,
because they are very personal experiences and beliefs, and of
course is something much more complex what I’m explaining
here. There are maybe infinite gods and beings and worlds.
But somehow through my music, I’m trying to call to everyone
to discover them-selves, their own worlds and gods.
Everything is real if you believe it. Let’s open our minds into the
unknown!

5.Originally you where from Chile but now living in France,
what was the decision behind the move?
I’ve always had the necessity to go outside, to know the world.
Chile is a very beautiful country, I think every part of the world
are beautiful in certain sense. But, Chile is like a little isolated
neighborhood in the periphery of a big city, and I appreciate
the possibility to be able to get out and see what is happening
in other corners. And now I decided to live in France, because
I’ve found here more opportunities for my musical studies and
the developing of my projects. I really don’t believe in borders
nor patriotisms. I wish we were everybody citizens of the
planet, to be completely free to move us through the whole
world, without restrictions, without limits.

6.You record everything by yourself on this project, do you feel
you are able to express yourself musically a lot more this way?
Absolutely! This is my most personal project, which depends
completely on my own sounds and intimate inspirations.
However, technically I feel free to use every sound who brings
me up. Electronic or acoustic, filed recordings, noises or sine
waves, it doesn’t matter the kind of source, the software, the
systems or whatever other technical bullshit. I’m taking sounds
of different origins. If they works, the only important for me is
to express exactly what I want.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or
have received any interest?
I’ll be working with a chilean sound art label during 2016, and I
would like to make other labeled releases in the future, but
being an independent artist gives you also a lot of freedom to
create. In fact, I will not be waiting for a label acceptance to
make my music, I’m always creating and now I have everything
to do it.

8.Can you tell us a little bit more about 'Eunk Collective'?
After to live in the north of Chile for one year, I gone back to
Valparaiso in 2011, and I began to play and to share a lot of
free improvisation with one of my best friends. Our conclusion
was to create an artistic collective, based on experimental
music with the objective to promote it and collaborating with
different artistic disciplines like dancing and visual arts. We
have no aesthetic rules, each member has his own sound
approach. Certainly we have shared similar experiences, living
in the same place, cultivating the friendship and the desire to
make sounds. Together we’re continuously recording,
improvising and creating, even me being further. «"Eunk"»
means «"to see far away"».

9.What are some of your other musical projects?
Currently my most important activity is the early music as a
viola da gamba player from medieval to baroque music, as I've
recently arrived to France, the develop of these projects is
even in progress. I have a wide range of musical interests.
While, I’m doing a lot of different musical projects of
contemporary and modern music, but I cannot reveal them yet.
Each one in its time.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your
music by fans of dark ambient?
I couldn’t speak too much about it, because this project is still
too fresh. And unfortunately in Chile, there is almost no people
who know and listen to dark ambient. Let’s see the passing.

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in
the future?
I have no limits, everything is possible. I need to unify several
sound worlds. To learn. To collaborate among worldwide
artists and musicians, beyond borders. I imagine me making
music in every part of the world, invading cities with natural
sounds. I want to bring unheard sounds to people. I’d like to
help other artists too, as well as I’ve received the support from
others.
I don’t really know where I’ll be living in 4, 10 or 30 years, but
I’m sure to make true exactly what I want.
Specially for Dyrgaist, I’m afraid of what I might wake up. I’ve
just declared which is a kind of gate, and in this project I think
I’m unintentionally invoking unknown things. I know already
what will be the next theme of a future release. This is alive,
and I won’t stop it.

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?
In the computerization age, we can easily access to almost all
existing music, so, naturally I take advantage of this. And the
answer to this question would be probably too long. Just in
terms of musical influences, by composing «"Sparkles"», I felt
nearness with Francisco López (which is now one of the most
important sound artists), Lustmord, Loscil and Thomas Köner. I
have no doubt that the musician who has changed my view of
composing is the australian Ben Frost, his music is a perfect
example of all the sounds that burns my heart. I feel a warm
and deep relation with music which keeps ancestral messages
like the norwegian band Wardruna, or the lithuanian Kulgrinda.
Nevertheless, I’m constantly listening to new world music, and
taking back other music. 

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
I’ve already talked about Occultism, Alchemy and Magick, I’ve
been since some years ago working with the tarot for my
personal self learning. I have always had a lot of interest in
reading and writing, including ancient literature from India,
Sumerian and the celtic world. I feel specially identified by
poetry lately, I believe in Chile we have a closer relation with
that, because it is also very important and sacred for the
mapuche culture, which I personally respect a lot. I don’t
consider myself as a writer nor a blogger, but sometimes I
need to communicate things through this way. It’s something
periodical, besides studying and playing music, there are
moments to absorb knowledge, other moments to meditate,

and others to express and to bring out all I have in my heart
and soul.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final
words or thoughts?
From the shadows of Saturn,
astral dreams you have turned.
We had to fuse our souls once more,
and together we’ll blow this world

Monday, November 23, 2015

Oldd Wvrms/Not/2015 EP Review


  Oldd  Wvrms  are  a  band  that  plays  a  mixture  of  doom,  sludge  and  death  metal  along  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  ep  "Not".

  Spoken  word  samples  start  off  the  ep  and  a  few  seconds  later  the  music  starts  getting  more  dark,  heavy  and  melodic  along  with  some  aggressive  screams  as  well  as  a  touch  of  melodic  post  metal  and  the  music  is  mostly  rooted  in  sludge  and  doom  metal  while  black  metal  screams  and  clean  singing  can  also  be  heard  at  times.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  some  songs  also  bring  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  playing  and  as  the  ep  progresses  death  metal  growls  can  be  heard  at  times  and  the  whole  ep  remains  true  to  a  slow  yet  dark  musical  direction  and  one  track  also  brings  in  a  brief  sue  of  guitar  leads  while  the  last  song  brings  in  more  of  a  ritualistic  and  occult  atmosphere.

  Oldd  Wvrms  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  a  modern  and  melodic  style  of  sludge  and  doom  metal  and  mixes  it  in  with t he  heaviness  and  black  and  death  metal  to  create a  style  of their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  heavy  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism,  Witchcraft  and  Rituals.

  In  my  opinion  Oldd  Wvrms  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  doom,  sludge  and  death  metal  with  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Corrosive"  and  "She  Stands  behind".  8  out  of  10.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dyrgaist/Sparkles Of Meta-Reality/2015 Full Length Review


  Dyrgaist  are  a  solo  project  originally from  Chile  but  now  located  in  France  that  plays  dark  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2015  album  "Sparkles  Of  Meta-Reality".

  The  album  starts  out  silently  before ambient  style  synths  kick  in  along  with  a  very  powerful  and  organic  sound  and  after  awhile  the  music  start  getting  more  experimental  and  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  you  can  also  hear  the  sounds  of  nature  and  darkness  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording.

  Elements  of  minimal  and  harsh  noise  can  be  heard  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  the  music   gets  more  avant  garde  and  also starts  utilizing  more  drones  and  field  recordings  and  all  of  the  songs  sound  different  from  each  other and  also  adds  in  a  very  ritualistic  and  occult  feeling  at  times  as  well  as  always  remaining  instrumental  and  on  the  last  track  elements  of  neo  classical  are  added  onto  the  recoridng.

  Dyrgaist  plays  a  style  of  dark  ambient  that  gets  very  ritualistic  and  experimental  at  times,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  theme  while  the  themes  on  the  recording  cover  the  occult  nature  of  everything  and  astral  phenomena  as  an  inspiration.

  In  my  opinion  Dyrgaist  are  a  very  great  sounding  dark  ambient  solo  project  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  recording.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Abrasax  Ablathanalba  Akrammachari"  and  "The  Anguish  Of  My  Own  Eidolin".  8  out of  10.

    

 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Poyezd Rodina/White Dal/Satanath Records/Wolfshade Records/Silent Time Noise Records/2014 CD Review


    Poyezd Rodina  are  a  solo  project  from  Russia  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  funeral  doom  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2014  album  "White  Dal"  which  was  released  as  a  joint  effort  between  Satanath  Records,  Wolfshade  Records,  and  Silent  Time  Noise  Records.

  Train  sounds  and  ambient  style  synths  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  programmed  beats  and  after  the intro the  music  goes  into  more  of  a  heavy  funeral  doom  metal  direction  along  with  some  death  metal  growls  and  elements  of  Russian  folk  music  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Both  of  the  atmospheric  and  heavy  parts  mix  together quite  a  bit  throughout  most  of  the  tracks  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  there  are  also  some  folk  instruments  being  utilized  at  times  and  as  the  album  progresses  melodies  can  be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  along  with  a  brief  use  of  melodic  vocals  as  well  as  a  touch  of  black  metal  and  all  of  the  songs  stick  to  a  very  slow  musical  direction.

  Poyezd  Rodina  plays  a  style of  funeral  doom  metal  on  this  recording  that  is  very  slow,  dark,  atmospheric  and  heavy  and  also  adds  in  a  touch  of  folk  music,  the  production  sounds  very  powerful  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Russian  and  cover  death  and  politics  of  Russian  Existentialism.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Poyezd  Rodina  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  funeral  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "White  Dal"  "Soldiers  Sky"  and  "Station Powder".  8  out  of  10.  

 

    

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pornostroika Dadaifa/Heavy Metal Poisoning Weimer Assembly/2015 Full Length Review


  Pornostroika  Dadaifi  are  a  band  from Greece  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  industrial,  metal,  hardcore  and  cyber  punk  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2015  album  "Heavy Metal Poisoning Weimer Assembly".

  Programmed  drum  beats  and melodic  goth  rock  style  guitar  leads  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  spoken  word    and  after  a  few  seconds  metal  influenced  guitar  riffs  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  vocals  also  get  very  demonic  at  times  and  after  awhile  industrial  elements  are  added  into  the  music.

  Synths  can  be  heard  quite a  bit  throughout  the  recording  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  and all  of  the  songs  are  very  experimental  and  some  of  the  later  tracks  bring  in  elements  of  disco,  funk  and  noise  along  with  a  couple  of  the  songs  being    remix'es  and  some  of  the  guitar  riffs  also  start  utilizing  more  melody  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  acoustic  guitars.

  Pornostroika  Dadaifi  creates  another  experimental  album  that  takes  metal,  hardcore,  industrial  and  cyber  punk  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  another  original  sounding  recording,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Dadaism,  Science  Fiction  and  Class  War  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great sounding  recording  from  Pornostroika  Dadaifi   and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  industrial,  metal  and  cyber  punk,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE "Barbarian  Futurism"  "NZ's  On  The  Trees"  and  "Obama  The  Black  Hitler".  8  out  of  10.  

  

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

O.S.I.R.I.S Interview

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

Hi John I´m Count Czar Yang, and I been into this since a while.

O.S.I.R.I.S. is my new musical approximation towards a new sort of Raw Black Occult sound, not interested into copy or recreating sounds or a specific style, this comes out straight from the heart and mind, no matter and regardless about labeling the music.

Its basically me on keyboards and vocals and the drummer Summoner on the rhythm stuff.





2.How would you describe the musical style of your current project and also how does it differ from the other band that you are a part of?

This goes into horror music ritualistic sounds, something recalling Rome Summeria Egypt, but avoiding a cinematographic approach, avoiding the stereotypes that have been contaminating our subconscious since the beginnings of our lives.

Ammit is my first band I have been into and formed in 1991, quite a lot of years.

I always put keyboards and worked occultist and esoteric lyrics into Ammit, that beast is more as a Blackened Death Thrash stuff.



3.The lyrics on the album go into a variety of any different occult topics, can you tell us a little bit more about the occult concepts you bring out with your lyrics?

I could describe my lyrics as surrealist occultism, not very interested on writing with a book on my sleeve or  trying to get as much close to the lines of any book of esoterism, This is like getting and pasting parts of a picture as a mental image,  cutting it , joining em in pieces and putting it  in another meaning, the rest belongs to a mind-interpretation, the power of the word into the mind. Can I describe it like this sounds pretty strange but is my point on writing lyrics.



4.The band name does come from an Egyptian god, but can you tell us a little bit more bout the periods?

Ammit and Osiris came from egyptian esoterism, but lyrics does not speak directly about Egypt .



5.When I looked at the Ammit website you had a reference towards no Odin, No Poems, No Paint No Fashion, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

That was a kind of statement I came it with that by mid 90´s when Norwegian black metal was a sort of fashion for bands everywhere, but I made Black Metal without that overproduced fashion, viking stuff, or plastic swords posse or crappy corpse paint, just Southamerican Black Metal as I labeled, Ammit was one of the very first bands to label itself as Southamerican Black Metal , then came the others, it was an interesting time, keep good memories.



6.Have you done any live shows with this musical project or has it been a solo project so far?

With Ammit we have been doing studio records, seven in total since 1991, plus rehearsals and demos, not any live show in all these years, but right now we are planning something for 2016, including the possibility to play in southamerican countries, we are starting to rehearse some classic tracks from our albums recorded some years ago.

In a way, times grants wisdom. Not sure about O.S.I.R.I.S. live shows  but actually also depicts  a little possibility.



7.The albums have been released in Vol 1 and Vol 2, can you tell us a little bit more about the concept?

The thing is that after two years of recordings and mixing (by myself) I found out that I got too much material to release it on just one disc, I wanted to separate it,to make it more digestible, otherwise would be too much for a record only, The second part does not perform any guitar or bass, it´s raw overdrived keyboards, drums and vocals.

I record on very underground studios not much technology here, I play with a cheap keyboard  (cost me 50 dollars), I just connect it to a good ol´ marshall amp, put a mic on it, set the overdrive and let´s record.



8.The album was released on Tyrannus Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

It´s a Chilean label very much focused on Black Metal and just some Atmospheric releases, they work very hard on underground releases, they have been very supportive along this years.



9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to album by fans of dark and underground music?

Always polarized opinions, some like a lot what I do and some others simply hate it, specially the critics don´t like my way of singing, maybe it´s just too raw for some sensitive ears.

Anyway I m not very keen on give importance to the criticism. It´s been always like this when I do release stuff of O.S.I.R.I.S. or Ammit. I try to focus my attention and try to help xeroxed zines, which to me are the main weapon of the underground.





10.What is going with your other band these days?

With Ammit we are starting some rehearsals of old classic tunes, but also the guys of the band have their other own bands, we are dealing with lots of commitments and always short of time. Other bands related to Ammit are Kratherion and Teofobia.



11.What can we expect musically on future releases?

I will carry on and on  with O.S.I.R.I.S. recordings, actually I m staring to rehearse new songs, recording some bases for future recordings, expect the same rawness, evil and destructive sounds, nothing more nothing less. I´m turning 43 soon but no pipe and sleepers signs here, and that´s enough to feel lucky.



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

My influences along all this years go through Abruptum, Venom, Bathory, Slaughter Lord, Incubus, in general the old Death Heavy Metal and Thrash, raw and obscure Punk as Plasmatics,  Exploited or Discharge, a lot of Krautrock or old power electronics and primogenital industrial. But what is in scaling on my playlist nowdays; by far Ginger Baker, Sun Ra and Graham Bond.



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

Thanks for the interest on my music, you can also check this page of a little collection of drawings called Necrolatry.

All the best

Count Czar Yang

https://templeofosiris.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/necrolatry/