Friday, August 31, 2018

Crosby Morgan/Rain Games For The Natural Born Pariah/Dark Martha Records/2018 EP Review


  Crosby  Morgan  is  a  solo  artist that  plays  an  experimental  form  of  folk  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  her  2018  ep  "Rain  Games  For  The  Natural  Born  Pariah"  which  will  be  released  in  November  by  Dark  Martha  Records.

  Progammed  beats  along  with  some  female  vocals  start  off  the  ep  while  the  acoustic  guitars  bring  in  elements  of  folk  music  along  with  a  good  mixture  of  finger  picking  and  full  chords  as  well  as  some  spoken  word  parts  also  being  used  briefly  and  at  times  the  music  also  has  its  experimental  moments.

  Crosby  Morgan  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  folk  and  experimental  music  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  her  own, the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  isolation,  sadness,  curiosity  and  brazen  self  questioning.

  In  my  opinion  Crosby  Morgan  is  a  very  great  sounding  experimental  folk  music  artist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Rain"  and  "Systematic  Sadness".  8  out  of  10.      

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Death On Fire/Corpse Paint And Dayglo/Hope/2018 Split Album Review


  This  is  a  review  of  a  split  album  between  Illinois's  Death  On  Fire  and  Corpse  Paint  And  Dayglo  which  will  be  self  released  in  October  and  we  will  start  off  the  review  with  Death  on  Fire  a band  that  plays  a  melodic mixture  of  death  and  thrash  metal.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  very  fast  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  while  the  vocals  are  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  screams  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  A  great  amount  of  melody  can  also  be  heard  in  the  guitar  riffing  while  all  of t he  musical  instruments  having  a very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  some  elements  of  groove  metal  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  he  also  brings  in  Duran  Duran,  Prince,  Inxs,  and  Tom  Petty  covers  as  well  as  adding  in  a brief  use  of  piano's,  spoken  word  parts,  synths  and  clean  playing,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  real  life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Death  On  Fire  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  death  and  thrash  metal,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hope"  and  "You  Got  Lucky".

  Next  up  is  Corpse  Paint  And  Dayglo  a  band  that  plays  a  blackened  form  of  new  wave.

  Their  side  of  the  split  starts  out  with  a  cover  of  Immortal's  "tyrants"  which  also  brings  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while  also  mixing  in  elements  of  synth  pop  and  goth  rock  style  vocals  and  the  song  sounds  nothing  like  the  original.

  They  also  bring  in  a  new  wave  version  of  Darkthrone's  "Transylvanian  Hunger"  before  closing  their  side  of  the  split  with  an  original  song  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Corpse  Paint  And  Dayglo  are  a  very  great  sounding  blackened  new  wave  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  very  original,  you  should  check  out  their  side  of  the  split.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Transylvanian  Hunger".

  In  conclusion  I  feel  this  is  a  very  great  sounding  split  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  death,  black  metal  and  new  wave,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  8  out  of  10.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

To End It All/Scourge Of Woman/Scry Recordings/2018 Full Length Review


 
   To  End  It  All  are  a  band  from  Seattle,  Washington  that  plays  a  mixture  of  avant  garde,  goth,  death  industrial  and  black  noise  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Scourge  Of  Woman"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Scry  Recordings.

  Spoken  word  parts  start  off  the  album  before  adding  bass  guitars  onto  the  recording  while black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  at  times  along  with  the  music  also  mixing  in  a  great  amount  of  experimental  and  avant  garde  elements  as  well  as  one  track  also  bringing  female  vocals  onto  the  recording.

  Elements  of  harsh  noise  and  death  industrial  can  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  goth  influences  can  also  be  heard  briefly  along  with  all  of  the  tracks  sounding  very  different  form  each  other  as  well  as  a  couple  of  the  tracks  being  instrumentals  and  one  of  the  songs  is  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  To  End  It  All  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  death  industrial,  black  noise,  goth,  and  avant  garde  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  violent  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  To  End  It  All  are  a  very  great  sounding  avant  garde  death  industrial  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lure"  "Mouths  Searching  For  The  Breast"  "Future  Aborted"  and  "Burning  Rapists".  8  out  of  10.

    

Sasha Darko Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with you and your musical projects these days?
All my previous projects were discontinued in the end of 2009. Since 2010, I’ve been releasing my works under the name of Sasha Darko no matter what genre it is. Any Earth Incubator / KIbanov / Headless Kamikaze album released after 2009 uses the old material recorded in 2007-2009 period, including the 2017 sludge metal collaboration with Russian band ВИРЬ.
There were several EPs released for Sirona Records back in 2011, I was making music for my own games and there was a full-length album Underwater with a single for it released on a split cassette with Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro / C.C.C.C).
But in fact, I was silent. There are lots of unreleased tracks, including dark electro ones. After release of Underwater (2013) I had no idea where to promote the album and I was barely using social networking websites. The reviewers liked it a lot (Ambient Exotica and YIKIS), but I practically gave up on music after that. I was also just trying to survive, earning money just enough for food and rent, not much anything else. I still don't have my own apartment and in fact homeless.
In the end, the biggest yoga VK.com group found the album in 2018 and posted it. Since then, almost all VK yoga-themed groups have posted it, so it’s kinda become a local meme since the album is not about yoga at all. But it found its listeners, which is what I wanted.

2.Recently you have released a new album, what are some of the things you have done different musically with this recording that you where not able to do with your previous releases?
GENESIS is probably the only example of mixing old school witch house sound like Salem with YM2612 chiptune (the first three tracks), but there are many experiments in the past which sound crazy enough for people. It's what I do, after all.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored over the years with your various musical projects?
Practically everything. However, I’ve never written ballads about dolphins, so maybe it is time. There are topics I never touch, the boring ones. Like alcohol, drugs, etc. Never used any drugs, barely drinking any alcohol and I don't smoke at all. These are the ones people like a lot, but I'd rather write about being stuck in bytes of a .jpeg texture file in a room built of 28-mm film grain.

4.On the new album you had written a song in Enochain, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in Occultism?
As of now, there's no interest at all, it's just a curiosity for me. I'm also interested in dead languages, old forms. Like Old English, Old East Slavic languages. It's more about linguistics.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
I recently moved to a small town Anapa and was learning about the local people and local music projects. I stumbled upon a girl who has an Instagram account with photos having the same style. Not just a usual account, more like a unique photo album where every post is a story. We talked, met IRL, you can see me on one of her photos. I used one of the photos she took before for the cover. I think the photo is simply legendary.

6.You are also involved with other musical projects, can you tell us a little bit more about them and the musical styles they play?
The very first band was me collaborating with a screamo duo, we also played one gig, it all worked out just fine. Then there was a noise rock / folk project with just one member from that band, but it was just one improvised session, he moved to another town later. Same "just one session" can be said for another noise rock project recorded with another guy. It was also an improvisation recorded on tape under the label "Murder Avenue", but the master tape was lost (at least I don’t have it) and the guy was in a very distant city, we haven't communicated ever since.
There also was an international noise project of mine called All-Stars Noise Collective, with 8 guys from different countries and me mixing everything they sent. But only one full-length album was released (https://www.discogs.com/All-Stars-Noise-Collective-Untitled/release/2689755). I was also a part of a similar project called "H" (https://www.discogs.com/H-Total/release/1776147), which was organized by Djordje Matic, the owner of No Bottom Records.
After going full solo, I also had two duo projects with Norihito "NRYY" Kodama from Japan (Alexander Kibanov & Norihito Kodama, Techno / Avant-garde) and Sebastian "SMRZNIK" Crnich from Bosnia (ПотеряннаяГорла, HNW).
But I worked with many more musicians when it comes to certain albums and tracks. It goes from drone ambient and industrial to sludge metal and folk. Many different things were created.

7.A lot of your music is also recorded for Sega games, are you more a fan of the older games or do you prefer to newer ones?
There's no "retro" for me, I play everything I'm interested in that’s been published since 80s, doesn't matter if it's a small (indie) or big (AAA) game, when and how it was made, what platform was used. However, when you don't have a specific console, you simply can't play games released for them. I still have no PS4, for example.

I see people waiting for some new indie Zelda-like game ignoring games like Crusader of Centy / Soleil whose design / gameplay are better than in many modern indie games. It makes no sense to ignore it because it came out in 1994, it looks just as great now as it did then.

8.You have worked with both musicians and also solo, which one do you prefer?
Working with Norihito was more interesting because he makes all kinds of music aside from his noise project and you wouldn't guess what he'd send the next time or how he would mix your new material. However, Sebastian had perfect English, while communicating with Nori was pretty hard, the same can be said for many Japanese people I know. The languages are way too different and English seems to be really difficult for them. But once I saw a Japanese label whose owner spoke English fluently, it was really surprising. Don't remember the name, though.

9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your recordings by fans of underground music?
When it comes to Sasha Darko’s material, it seems to be positive, but there aren't many reviews to tell about. The very first split tape with Noon on Neptune and Electric Typewriter (2010) was reviewed by Foxy Digitalis and I don't remember them liking my part, not like criticizing either, but still. It was 50s sci-fi ambient noise and can't say I like it myself, actually.
GENESIS is partially released worldwide now and I still don't know how to deal with the promotion, not many websites would review something like this and I'm not Aphex Twin. But in Russia I already see people creating beautiful things under the influence of my music and there are even love posts (made by couples) which use tracks from the album. I think it's extremely important when something you create inspires other people to create something, too. That makes me believe it still makes sense to continue.

10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
There are no genre borders and no limits for me when it comes to music. It can be anything and it is anything now.

11.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?
Can't say there's an influence. I tried it. Say there's an influence of some track while I'm recording something, in the end it just turns out that I made something very different, it just doesn't work. And I don't want to copy something anyway, it's just boring. People do that for  easy hype, recognition and commercial interest. I'm much more interested in freedom in music, which people won't usually accept, though, usually expecting something stable and more of the same from the artists they follow.

Just like it’s always been, I listen to everything. I can play a gothic metal song, then it will be a Russian rap track afterwards, then it's Meshes of the Afternoon soundtrack with a disco punk song going after. The mood and random appearance of something here and there, things like that.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
I have an extreme amount of interests, not even sure if I can just list them all here in just one line. But there is one that has unexpectedly caught my interest after I started to delve into it recently – it’s medicine. I understand almost everything without any guides and it’s getting more captivating. The active components and what they do, tests, side effects, how organs work being affected by something, etc. Not like being a hothead doctor wannabe, just getting knowledge.
But I was forced to start learning medicine on my own due to EXTREMELY DEVASTATING situation with it in Russia - even private doctors won't give any attention if it's something out of ordinary, no one gives a flying fuck about anything. There's also a system with a lot of paperwork for every doctor here (with a time limit), they mostly do just that during the visits. You either have a doctor friend with spare time to think about your case or you're fucked. I am most definitely fucked and that is the interest my life depends on.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
The thing is that I never have final words.

Lydia Laska/Ego Death/Edged Circle Productions/2018 CD Review


  Lydia  Laska  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  plays  a  musical  style  they  describe  as  being  'True  Norwegian  black'n'roll pop'  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Ego  Death"  which  will  be  released  in  October  by  Edged  Circle  Productions.

  A  very  hard  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  some  female  vocals  a  few  seconds  alter  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  acoustic  guitars  as  well  as  some  indie  rock  elements  and  at  times  the  music  also  captures  the  raw  energy  of  punk  rock  and  some  of  the  solos  and  leads  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  70's  vibe.

  Elements  of  kraut  and  progressive  rock  can  also  be  heard  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  synths  are  also  added  into  some  parts  of  the  music  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them,  clean  male  vocals  are  also  used  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  as  well  as  the  riffing  also  mixing  in  black  metal s creams  on  one  song  and  some  tracks  also  capture  a  psychedelic  atmosphere.

  Lydia  Laska  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  punk,  prog,  kraut,  indie,  progressive  and  classic  rock  and  black  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  real  life  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Ludia  Laska  are  a  very  great  sounding  true  Norwegian  black'n'roll  pop  band  and  if  you  are  looking  for  something  very  original,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "You" "Taste of  Blood"  "Gout  Lord"  and  "Funeral  Fist".  8  out  of  10.


Friday, August 24, 2018

Un/Sentiment/Black Bow Records/2018 CD Review


  Un  are  a  band  from  Seattle,  Washington  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  on  this  recording  plays  a mixture  of  funeral  doom,  melodic  death  and  post  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "Sentiment"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Black  Bow  Records.

   Acoustic  guitar  playing  starts  off  the  album  while  the  synths  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  an  atmospheric  feeling  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  all  of  the  musical  instruments  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  and  elements  of  funeral doom  metal  are  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs.

  Vocals  are  mostly  deep  death  metal  growls  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  some  influences  of  melodic  death  and  post  metal  also  being  utilized  at  times,  one  track  also  brings  female  vocals  onto  the  recording  and  all  of t he  songs  stick  to  a  very  slow  direction.

  On  this  recording  Un  remains  true  to  the  mixture  of  funeral  doom  and  post  metal  from  their  previous  release,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the romance  and  poetry  of  a  fragile  human  existence.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Un  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  funeral  doom  and  post  metal,  you  should c heck  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "In  its  Absence"  and  "Sentiment".  8  out  of  10.     

    

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Common Eider, King Eider/A Wound Of Body/Cyclic Law/2018 CD Review


  Common  Eider,  King  Eider  are  a  band  from  San  Francisco,  California  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  ritual  and  blackened  drone  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  "A  Wound  Of  Body"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Cyclic  Law.

  An  almost  silent  sound  starts  off  the  album  before  adding  in  field  recordings  while  the  music  also  incorporates  a  great  amount  of  atmospheric  soundscapes  along  with  the  songs  also  getting  very  ritualistic  at  times and  when  voices  are  utilized  they  bring  in  elements  of  black  metal  onto  the  recording.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  great  amount  of  ambient  drones  while  all  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  along  with  the  music  also  capturing  a  cavernous  atmosphere  as  well  as  the  music  also  having  its  distorted  moments  and  most  of  the  tracks  are  instrumentals.

  Common  Eider,  King  Eider  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  their  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  ritual  and  blackened  drone  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Common  Eider,  King  Eider  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  dark  ambient,  ritual  and  blackened  drone,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Remembrance  A  Threnody"  and  "River  of  Blood".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Abhorrence Interview


1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new ep?

Not much. Waltteri and Tomi are playing summer festivals all over the world, rest of us have also been going about our lives. We’ve got the EP release gig coming up, so we’ve been trying to organize rehearsals and get ready for that. First time playing new songs is always nerve wrecking.

2.In September you have a new ep coming out, what are some of the things you feel you have done different musically with this new recording that you where not able to do with your previous releases?

Well, not that much has changed really. I mean I guess we have a bit more variation in the songs, you know, playing all blast makes Abhorrence a dull boy. The biggest change is the thematic whole of the EP, probably. It has a theme from the beginning till the end, which can be observed in lyrical and musical themes all the way through.
Obviously we were in a position to use a lot better equipment and work with people who have actually heard this type of music before.

3.The band was broken up for more than 20 years, what was the decision behind breaking up the band and reforming after 2 decades?

Getting back together was all because of the compilation and it’s eventual release. After it’s release we were offered slots at Hammer and Tuska Open Air festivals, which sounded like fun and since those festivals have a special place in our mind this was the only chance for most of the band members to get on their bigger stages.

4.Your earlier material was a very huge influence on the Finnish underground metal scene, did you ever expect to become legendary after the split?

Of course not. We were kids who played music that we liked and were happy that some of the people we admired liked our stuff as well. I knew some people in the underground scene thought highly of us, but that was about it.
In early 2000’s I started realising said status hadn’t gone anywhere, but newer generations had adopted it too and there were now fans of ours who hadn’t even been born when we recorded those songs. It’s been a weird ride for us.

5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores on the new release and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?

It’s all about visions of Lovecraftian horror in the age of the ecological catastrophe. The lyrics fuse together the unsettling tales of H.P. Lovecraft and the thought-provoking philosophy of Timothy Morton, one of the most important thinkers of the anthropocene, the current catastrophical age of human existence. I’d like to stress that said catastrophe is not something that is coming, but it’s something that has mostly already happened, just like the final track of the EP “The End Has Already Happened” says.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Abhorrence'?

In the late 80’s, having -ion at the end of your bandname was all the craze. We didn’t want to go with any trends, so we went through several iterations of good, band and utterly shite names. I guess we thought it was fitting for a band who has songs about deviancy, esoteric knowledge, desecration, otherworldly as well as tangible horrors and all that great stuff.

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

It was done by Jesse Huusari, a graphic designer and a friend, who was excited about our ideas , our music and wanted to make it all work together.
We wanted to get a green-hued mass of dirty water, bottomless depths that seem to conceal something beneath and an undetermined vaguely anthropoidal puny shape sinking in it. So basically imagery to induce thalassophobia, but with a twist that relates to the ideas within the EP’s lyrical and musical content.
We used the same basic idea for the pre-released single tracks and made a bit different versions to suit the track for both of them.

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

I’m the wrong guy to make these kinds of valuations, but the ones we’ve had most fun at have been the Tuska show, the one that was eventually released as a live album. We tend to like club shows more, so some of the shows at Bar Loose, Kuudes Linja club in Helsinki and Henry's Pub in Kuopio were also awesome.
There were great shows in the 90’s as well, especially the ones we played with Xysma were pretty epic.

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

Sadly no. We’re trying to make some festival appearances happen, but everything is still up in the air for now.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your reunion and newer music by fans of death and underground metal?

Mostly it seems positive to us. Some sceptics did voice their opinion after the reunion announcement, which we totally did see coming and didn’t surprise us at all, but that has mostly died down.
The weird thing is most of the positive comments are done privately, off- and online, sometimes face to face, but mostly people just leave those comments unsaid. On the other hand the naysayers are very vocal, to the point of it being ridiculous. Sometimes I can’t be sure if some of them are just trolling, because it seems they’re making comments that indicate they’ve not even listened to the actual music at all. We appreciate criticism, as long as it’s based on actual facts and not just emotional knee-jerk responses.
Overall, we’re overwhelmed by the positive reactions, some musicians we admire have expressed their fandom and it feels very absurd… and awesome, have to admit.

11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

I have no inside gossip regarding them, one is better off reading their interviews elsewhere. Well, I think Vallenfyre is calling it quits, but that’s been public knowledge for ages as far as I know.

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

More of the same probably, as we’re not trying to head anywhere specific, just like happened with the EP. We try to keep the Abhorrence vibe in the music, which I might add is and never was the necro soundscapes of the past, but always in the mood and aggressive nature of the music.
We are trying to put together some new tunes, but with out history with timetables and meticulous plans, it’s anyone's guess when that future will materialize.

13.Are there any new music influences that you have brought into your new release that you where not able to do with previous recordings and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Nope to new influences, to anything specific anyway. I’m sure the life experiences of each individual member brings some spice to the mix, but there are no names I could drop. We try to get the vibe of the band happening and what comes out of it is what it is.

Personally I’m listening to all kinds of shit, from noise rock to ambient to doom metal to hip hop. Recently I’ve been listening to Author & Punisher, Whores., Bong, Chelsea Wolfe, Sleep, Bölzer, Throat, but also lots of space/psych rock. I also like soul and r’n’b (as in Motown style), funk is also close to my heart, so bands like The Budos Band, The Shaolin Afronauts and Ikebe Shakedown play a lot. I’m trying to keep an open mind and am continuously looking for new bands and music styles that grab my attention.

14.What are some of your non musical interests?

Right now, scifi in TV and books. I’m currently reading Persepolis Rising (book #7 of The Expanse series) by James S.A. Corey and prior to that finished the steampunk story Boneshaker (book #1 of The Clockwork Century series) by Cherie Priest. I’m interested in science in general, especially outer space, but also psychological phenomena and nature. Obviously everything Cthulhu related is very appreciated. I have “Iä! Iä! Cthulhu” tattooed to my hand and Jussi has a half sleeve with Lovecraft and mythos stuff in it.
Gaming in all kinds of forms, be it console, PC or tabletop.
Cooking is great fun, last year I perfected my pizza game (atleast 14 hours rise time for the dough! about 90 hours of cold rise in the fridge if possible and always; pizze Napoletano per favore), this year it’s been noodles and pasta, I also love cooking Indian and Thai food.
Live music here and there when I have the free time, just few weeks back I saw brilliant gigs by Throat and Kaleidobolt at a miniscule outdoor event, which was glorious.
I’m also a single parent, so my life revolves around being a dad and everything domestic life encompasses.

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

Thanks for the interview. You kind of surprised me actually, since your site seems to be mostly about much more esoteric subjects and rather more sinister bands. But, I guess one band with a fixation on world eaters and bad gore vibes fits the bill after all. Iä! Iä! Fare thee well.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sasha Darko/Genesis/2018 Full Length Review


  Sasha  Darko  is  a  solo  artist  from  Russia  that  plays  a  mixture  of  witch  house,  industrial,  darkwave  and  video  game  music  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  self  released  2018  album  "Genesis".

  Dark  ambient  soundscapes  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  video  game  style  spoken  word  parts  while  the  music  also  brings  in  elements  of  witch  house  as  well  as  the  music  also  bringing  in  a  great  amount  of  synths  and  programmed  beats  and  some  of  the  tracks  are  all  instrumental.

  Elements  of  industrial  and  darkwave  are  also  used  quite  a  bit throughout  the  recording  while  the  music  also  captures  the  atmosphere  of  an  80's  era  video  game  along  with  one  track  also  adding  in  hip  hop  beats  and  rap  style  vocals  and  electric  guitars  are  also  added  onto  the  closing  and  add  in  some  metal  influences.

  Sasha  Darko  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  witch  house,  darkwave,  ambient  and  industrial  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  something  very  original,  the  production  sounds  very  dark  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark themes  along  with  one  track  being  wrote  in  Enochian.

  In  my  opinion  Saha  Darko  is  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  witch  house,  darkwave,  ambient  and  industrial   and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  solo  artist.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "DOOMΞD"  "ΞГVSV TΞГOVH"  "DΞΞЬ VИDΞЯGЯOUИD" and  "SVCЯΞD ГIИΞ".  8  out  of  10. 

  

Friday, August 3, 2018

Coffinrot/Retribution Divine/ZeroBudget Records/2018 CD Review


  Coffinrot  are  a  band  from  Minnesota  that  plays  death  metal  with  some  elements  of  progressive,  thrash,  doom  and  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2018  album  'Retribution  Divine"  which  was  released  by  ZeroBudget  Records.

  Acoustic  guitars  along  with  some  distorted  melodic  guitar  leads start  off  the  album  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  while  the  vocals  bring  in a   mixture  of death  metal growls  and  screams  that  add  in  a  touch  of  black  metal  as  well  as  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  bringing  in  a  great amount  of  blast  beats.

  All  of  the  musical  instruments  on  the  recording  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  while the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  solos  and  leads  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  as  well  as  the  riffs  also  adding  in  elements  of  thrash  metal  and  influences  of  doom  metal  are  also  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs  and  at  times  the  music  gets  very  progressive  and  as  the  album  progresses  synths  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  Coffinrot  plays  a  musical  style  that  is  mostly  rooted  in  death  metal  while  the  progressive, thrash,  doom  and  black  metal  elements  gives  the  songs  more  originality,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  the  macabre and  the  dark  side  of  human  nature  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Coffinrot  are  a  very  great  sounding  death  metal  group  with  elements  of  progressive,  thrash,  doom  and  black  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Mind  Your  Elders"  "Sentenced  To  Serve"  and  "Retribution  Divine".  8  out  of  10.