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Heavy Metal Abusers Ground Zero Unleashed Manifestation


When it comes to heavy metal, I tend to lean towards the more traditional or old school approach. Crushing riffs, great solos, and heavy as fuck roars, that’s what I love about heavy metal. There’s something to be said about a band’s aesthetic principles and how they tie into the music itself. Whether it be to capture the emotive principles or intellectual underpinnings of an album, a band’s imagery is undoubtedly an intrinsic component of how the music therein affects the listener. On occasion, however, it can also signal a change in direction. Heavy metal does not stagnate in a constant form. Some challenges exist, such as Ground Zero.


Kolkata, India based Heavy metal purveyor and abusers Ground Zero unveiled their new manifestation. They have released a single track entitled “Mukhosh” in the native language and this is a cover track off Artcell band from Bangladesh. They have already unleashed their artwork and teaser. In before they have released a slew single & EP. Basically, Ground Zero was formed in 2011 and continuing with their signature old school blunt force trauma to date.

This new tracks whole composition, production is extremely filthy and relentlessly unforgiving. At first, listen to this track it floored me with their dreaded amalgamation which leads to a hammering old School blunt force trauma with heavy, twisted riffs, hyped pedal thrusts. They exhibit the quintessential signatures that they have been plying for the better part from the past. 



The new track consists of Huge, tectonic, devastating riffs rumble through entire swarms of kinetic, robust, adventurous blasting, the warp of guitar dissonance, twists and darkly brutal sociopolitical proportions. This is still an extremely well crafted, grandiose, punishing, methodical, precise, destructive offering. 

This whole track enthralled me with their Unrelenting, powerful, blasting, overarching, chromatic, chaotic, rugged, critical acclaimed heavy metal sound and dense musical style and this new track rekindle my affection, obsession for proper old school heavy metal. This bands each and every musician exudes tremendous effort in a radiant way on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it. They have injected brilliant riffs works, dark and dirge vibes into aural bashing, furious, fast heavy metal with strangulated riffs work simultaneously that burns with oppressive fervor. I applaud this new addition and cite them. 


I am pretty damn sure Ground Zero can continue their stride in the future. If you are looking for something different, splendid, majestic this pure unadulterated heavy metal album is perfect.






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Published by Souvik Basu on 19/05/2019

Interview With Misanthropy, Hatred Filled Black Metal Dim Aura


Tel Aviv, Israel based band Dim Aura does a great job here with deep darkling-depths Misanthropy, Hatred filled black metal along with the robust introduction to the band's style and theme in which the protagonist vocalist summons dark forces to embrace him and transform him through ritual. Dim Aura is a whirlwind of aggression wrapped in the cloak of the occult. Off-kilter, dissonant guitars force themselves against the ears, harsh, raspy barks are terrifying in their aggression and rawness. Their infectious and eerie melodies demanding to be heard.

1. Well, Hello, how are you doing today? Warm greetings from India.

Dim Aura: Cheers Souvik!

2. Dim Aura was formed in 2010, so, Can you give me a brief history of how the band formed? Had you been in any bands or musical apparition before Dim Aura?

Dim Aura: Well, Ofir, E.F.F. and I know each other from youth. We had a Black Metal band named "Sitra Achra", but aside for some local gigs, nothing progressed with it, I guess it was an initial experiment playing together. After several years we grew apart from each other. In 2010 we decided to give it another go, and began writing music again, kept it simple and pure, nothing fancy. H. joined us after a few months of progress. I have known him from mutual interests that we had within the Black Metal scene, and we shared a split album of our solo projects (Crux Infernum and Infernal Nature). Since then we are a united Quattro sharing the same ideas and ideology that is expressed out as Dim Aura.
3. What bands inspired the direction that Dim Aura took and motivated you? Writers? Visual artists? Movies? Books?

Dim Aura: Actually, we are all influenced by different genres and forms of art, and with that said, we are all fascinated with Black Metal, as the black light shines brightly within us. Personally, I'd say that the source of inspiration may change, naturally, with experiences during different stages of life, it can be either visual paintings, documentary films on serial killers and mental illnesses, and also locations - ancient ruins and desolate places.  

4. There are two basic ways of looking at music. In the first, there is a mechanism for the arrangement of certain tones, musical style.in the second, a narration occurs where a story is told or a poetic function completed. In your view of compositions, which is more important? Where were you when you first thought the project had the longterm potential for you?

Dim Aura: In my opinion, it's more important that the music will have some sentiment, and that it will be attached to true emotions, true experiences, rather than just being technical and "empty". So, in case you present only two options, I would suggest the more poetic option is the one that should guide us. I think from the very early rehearsals, I had the feeling that Dim Aura, in its form, would be a long term commitment. Due to our early acquaintance, similar perspectives and ideologies, naturally we became good friends, and as we say to each other, Dim Aura is family.

5. What for you is the significance of the name, “Dim Aura”?

Dim Aura: I remember that when we thought of a name, E.F.F. suggested Doom Aurora, I liked the sound of that, but wanted to give it a deeper meaning, eventually, I offered a minor change to Dim Aura, and we decided it suites us, as a descriptive of an aura that is slowly fading away, from light to darkness, holy to unholy, life to death and so on. 

6. If you could tour with other bands in metal, who would you pick if you were looking for bands similar to Dim Aura?

Dim Aura:There are plenty of bands that would be a great match, I don't suppose name dropping would be appropriate here. Personally, I'd be interested in Scandinavian bands, but surely won't rule out other bands, as there are plenty of great musicians out there.

7. Since starting year Dim Aura released 2 full-length album till date, EP, etc and shaped the style of music. How do you maintain this consistency yet keep developing with each release? How do you write your riffs, songs? What is the most difficult part of composing songs as you do?

Dim Aura: I wouldn't say it is consistent, but we do hunger for more, new songs, new releases, new musical ideas to explore. Usually, riffs are written solely, then we bring it to our studio and run ideas around them, trying to glue them together, in a manner that would be beneficial to the structure of the song, later we work on the song production wise, thinking which part to elongate/shorten/move or remove. Lyrics are mostly written by H, and sometimes Ofir and more rarely myself are involved with some additional ideas. In our recently released album "The Triumphant Age of Death", H managed to do amazing work on the lyrics, which are the best we've had so far, in my own opinion. 
I would say that the most difficult part is the discussions and arguing that goes on when a song is still incomplete and several options are on the table. Somehow, we manage to go through with this process, evolving together with our creation. 

8. Do you have a preference for the type of equipment? In your mind, how important is equipment to the production of music?

Dim Aura: I would say that overall, we are not too much enthused by gearing up with massive stocks of equipment. Personally, I like to keep it as simple as possible, "plug and play", trying to avoid as much from numerous effects and pedals. With that said, E.F.F. is up to date with gear and equipment, so if there's a need, his knowledge is useful.

9. Well, now I’m going to the main point about the new album. On 22nd March Dim Aura new album “The Triumphant Age of Death” released which sounds extremely promising and rekindle my affection for Black Metal. When were these
tracks were written, and how does Dim Aura go about the writing process?

Dim Aura: The tracks were composed over a pretty long period of time, even before our Negged 7" EP. Naturally, we took our time with them, working to perfect them. 
Our writing process remained similar as in our first album. We bring riffs, bring in ideas to our studio, and we work through to mold it together. As mentioned previously, this process can be very frustrating for all of us, it is usually accompanied by arguments which can be very irritating, as each one has his own vision on what's the best option. Aside from that, it's highly time-consuming, but in the end, it works out and seems to be the right path for us.
It should be mentioned, that the one thing that did change in this album, is the recording process. We decided to give each other the space to do our thing, I think that we've learned to trust each other. Ofir was the only one who stayed in the studio to oversee the entire process of the recording, lending another set of ears that criticize which take is good, and which take could be better achieved. He was also deeply involved in the mixing, and mastering of the album. The end result met our satisfaction.



10. You are extremely potential. so, what's going on as far as lyrical themes on
“The Triumphant Age of Death”?

Dim Aura: As we all have a misanthropic nature, we are overall pessimistic, anti-social and anti-religion (extremely secular and apart from the religions that are practiced in our country), the lyrics are a result from these experiences. H managed to express it well, ink on paper. His lyrics blended perfectly with our music.

11. I’ve categorized Dim Aura's significant genre. As well you have extends your talents far beyond mediocrity. so, How did you get into this style of music and explain about this music genre?

Dim Aura: Personally, through my teen years, like many others I was a big fan of Metallica, I got familiar with other metal bands down the road. I guess I've started with the more extreme bands during '94-'95, and my taste in music developed in this direction. I found myself drawn to Black Metal, rather than technical death metal. Up to these days, that would be my "go to".

12. How would you describe the sound of Dim Aura to someone who hadn’t heard it, and what distinguishes your music from any other act in the same genre?

Dim Aura: I would not go to verbal descriptions of sound, I'd just say you got to give it a go, you may either like it or hate it. I'd be satisfied either way, as long as you're not indifferent to it.

13. Already Dim Aura unveiled the album. Do you have any Official Video or playthrough videos coming out soon?

Dim Aura: After the album was released, we focused on live gigs. We will, of course, consider having a new video out, but as for now, there's nothing in the making. We do however have some ideas for further plans, but at the moment, these should be kept between the four of us. 

14. Who came up with the album cover? I personally cherish each
and every released artwork because those are truly indelible, remarkable, appreciable and meaningful too.

Dim Aura: The artwork was done by ANIMVS, H. came across it and we all liked it on the first glance at it. The artwork for the "The Triumphant Age of Death" album is more minimalistic compared to our previous full-length album, which has a lot of details. I guess this was a natural turn, as the artwork done for Negged by Alona Dee of DarkArtworks, was less bombastic than the artwork done for our previous full length, keeping it more simple, yet, with no compromises on the artistic side.

15. Let's talk about your early memories. What's the first gig you ever went to? Have you been to any killer live shows lately?

Dim Aura: I've been to several gigs in my teen years that are memorable; some were of local bands and some of the bands from abroad. I especially remember that Ancient played in Tel-Aviv which was special, since it was not too common at that time, having Black Metal bands from abroad here, same goes for Dark Funeral that also played in Tel-Aviv. Lately, I guess some memorable gigs were in Festivals, such as Party-San (Endstille, Urgehal, Carpathian Forest), Steel-Fest (Satanic Warmaster, Sargeist, Dark Funeral, Cosmic Church), Speyer Grey Mass (Acherontas, Archgoat, Svartidaudi, and many others – the lineup was outstanding), Throne-Fest (MGLA, Gorgoroth, Taake). Locally, Marduk, Bolzer, Aosoth, Sargeist, and Watain (most recently) were here with great live performances. Again, so many great bands out there, I can continue on with name dropping, but I don't suppose it's really interesting – since every gig is unique and stands for its own, you can see a band several times, and it is a different experience every time.

16. In before you had performed a lot of gigs so, Which show was the most memorable to you so far? Do you get a good crowd response? Did you get offers to play in other countries or anything like that?

Dim Aura: I remember our first gig, which was the first strike when we were not much known, we got a great response. Later on, we had some other intense gigs at the "Black Metal Opposition" night, you can call it a mini-fest, that we organized having other Black Metal local bands at our side. The release shows for both albums are also memorable, playing new stuff for the first time. Usually, the feedback is great; I guess if the gig sucks, we just won't have any feedback at all. We strive to evoke some emotions at these gigs, not to keep it dull, with just 4 guys playing on a stage.
I guess, the most memorable show for me personally, is the one we had in Steel-Fest 2015, first time on Finnish soil, which is the capital of extreme metal from my individual point of view. Regarding offers, there are several that are on the table, but I can't disclose this info at this time.

17. Do you study other bands music to come up with ideas?

Dim Aura: Well, other bands that we listen to can leave an imprint, leave a mark, if their good enough and influential. So, their impact can be made subconsciously. We do strive for unique riffs and musical ideas of our own and we discourage rip-offs. 

18. How do you prepare yourself before the studio or especially for live performances? Did any band, in particular, inspire you in the shrieking department?

Dim Aura: No special preparations, we enter the studio or the stage, plug in, and after a few technical adjustments, darkness descends and manifests itself through our instruments and through H vocals. Chaos and negativity takes a sonic form and is unleashed upon the crowd.

19. Is there a difference in the band’s sound as compared to the Full length, EP
you’ve released in the past?

Dim Aura: Every release is unique and has its own hallmark. It is always Black Metal! we avoid having the same sound for every release. Music has such a wide spectrum of sounds, so I don’t see any reason to repeat the same sound, as long as we are satisfied with it. We never compromise on that.

20. You are from the Tel Aviv, Israel so, how much have you discovered about the extreme metal scene and how much of it were you aware of before the band started?

Dim Aura: We are familiar both with the local scene, as with the Black Metal scene abroad. Being located in Israel doesn't really change our exposure to music, overall, the secular people here are liberal, bands from abroad come for gigs, information flows. Even before the internet and globalization, most record stores had a metal section, you could trade with bands or labels abroad. As teens, we used to introduce extreme bands to one another. We visited metal festivals and got familiar with other bands through these channels.  

21. What do you do as individual band members to relax, when not working on music? Do you have jobs or business?

Dim Aura: We all have our day jobs and daily routine, but I guess this is not much of an interest for your readers so I won’t go into details. 

22. What albums are you listening to lately or just the bands and albums, in general, you're really digging right now and tell me about your anticipated album of this year?

Dim Aura: New records that are spinning these days are Mare "Ebony Tower" and Sargeist "Unbound". I am looking forward to the new Advent Sorrow record "Kali Yuga Crown". Besides that, I am certain that during 2019 other releases will see the light, our label Saturnal Records will probably release on vinyl Sacrificed Carmen "Hermetica", which I really appreciate.

23.last one question, what are your future band goals & tell us something about an upcoming tour. Lastly, lots of teenagers aim to be full-time musicians. Many of them might be without any proper guidance, any words of wisdom for them?

Dim Aura: We just had 3 gigs, supporting Sargeist in their first show in Israel, opening for Watain (also for their first time here), and we had the release show for "The Triumphant Age of Death". We are looking into new gigs, and also have some discussions regarding a tour abroad, but it's too soon to disclose any information.
For the teenagers, I'd say that if you have talent, and if the Black Metal flame shines bright in your heart, you will find your way. It would be very patronizing by giving any additional advice.


24. That's all I've got right now.best of luck for the future. Looking forward. thanks a lot for enduring this torture haha. Any final thoughts, comments for the readers? Always welcome to India. We are keen to see you play live. If I forgot anything, please insert it in here.

Dim Aura: Support the underground, and be loyal to yourselves, no one else will.


Interview Done By Souvik Basu. Published on 10.05.2019

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GeneOme Released New Single «Write Out Fair»



International Rock band GeneOme has released second new single «Write Out Fair». The single was recorded & mixed in Mixonics studio and mastered by Wim Bult. The video was directed and productions done by Eugene Marinovich.


GeneOme is an international rock project organized by a group leader named Gene Ome. The band was founded in 2017 and released their debut single "Leave Me" in January 2018. Now the band is preparing to release a new single and clip for the song "Believe in Miracles" and "I'm so sorry". It is also in the process of choosing the platform to raise funds for the release of the full-length album.

Split Review :~ Inferno / Devathorn - Zos Vel Thagirion


Czech Republic's purveyors of chaos, Ritual whispering, invocation Inferno and the bringer of wrath, darkness, and liberation Draconian elite Athenian black metal group Devathorn call upon the maddening rays with the brand new split entitled " Zos Vel Thagirion" via World Terror Committee. Mixing black metal with esoteric, obscure, mysterious, introspective passages, dense otherworldly blasting, avant-garde together was always their forte. They both have created a sound as powerfully evil and they intend to abuse us with a punishingly relentless display of rhythms and some overall solid riff, albeit a touch generic for the genre. This is filled with more unearthly, astounding, critical acclaimed, heavy, claustrophobic misery, enigmatic melodies. This new Split is consist with 4 tracks. Indeed they both are the well-established group of bands who can make a full sound and creative and with lots of excellence, ritualistic, hatred, blasphemy in his lyrics, with well crafted, distinct content. After so long in existence, they have gathered a wealth of experience and dark talents, which they liberally pour into their music. "Zos Vel Thagirion" is an infernal and raging metal of blackness. They have been slinging noxious, elevated extreme metal scene. An ever-increasing number of black metal bands feature dissonance and accessibility in equally impressive amounts. Certain black metal bands were able to gain proper attention and actually attempt to cross both realms and unite them under one cohesive effort. Indeed they both are the well-established group of bands who can make a full sound and creative and with a lot of excellence, ritualistic, hatred, blasphemy in his lyrics, with well crafted, distinct content. Aforementioned both bands have poured their musical devotion into a chalice of sulphur flame where it burns with obsidian light. Now I’m straight diving to the point about this new Split.

Their incantations whole compositions are an extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister euphoria and unearthly ambiance .when at first I’ve checked out their first excerpt I was just overwhelmed and this split was one of my long awaited, anticipated split off past year. Both bands each and every member are excellent musicians appreciate their unsurpassed quality, ability, and skill. All of their tremendous effort portrayed in this split in a radiant way with excellent diligence and nailed it. After a multiple listen their last studio effort infused me with their Unrelenting, powerful, blasting, overarching, chromatic, chaotic, multi-layered, ultra-dense, ritualistic, monolithic black metal musical style laced with atmospheric vibe just blew me away.T heir's collective wisdom and expels it as almost 32:37 minutes of shadowy artistry. Their musical style has a hypnotic effect and especially ritualistic, esoteric, arcane vibe which adds to the more atmospheric kind of black metal but at the same time, the vocals and other parts of the riffing are straight forward blasphemous simultaneously.



This whole split reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this split. It is really not easy to describe their complex musical style. Black Metal with unconventional influences enjoys indeed tend quite popular.A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity. Despite the often mysterious ,furious,cacophonous ,heavy and barbarous form of black metal assaults  laced with dark eerie,gloomy  and occult  atmosphere with a lots of segments of slower,mid-paced tempo too where they combine cavernous drum thrashes, melancholic guitars ,previously mentioned all  aspects  enriched this split that is very powerful, strong and excellent all at the same time along with a good  balance  of black metal music, melody and brutality with strangulated, filthy, horrific riffs work and those effective chants simultaneously borrow blackened, gloomy, sinister vibe. They know how to hone their aggression to deal with some grievous wounds. I highly appreciate and embrace this split because of their distinct style.

well, this split's opening track “Azazyel Iscariot” starts with sonic assailment, the obtuse, grotesque, whispering, atmospheric sound followed by an onslaught of tremulous, dark eerie, savage riffs and a wall of blast beating, spectacular drums laced with aggression, deliberate cadence. Their whole composition and musical style are impeccable also borrow great atmosphere. They both have injected ritualistic essence, obscure, arcane, esoteric vibes into blasphemous black metal style. Their musical representation evolves into souls wandering vicious, crushing and ominous wasteland. This whole split gives u pitch-black feel from beginning to the end and I warn you this is a gloomy journey.


This split is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, squalid, ominous, hellish, crawling, slow but powerful riffs work. Drumming, the percussion line up is bleak, frantic, solid, clattering and powerful. In each track, breathtaking, morbidly delicious, scalding, macabre, soaring riffs, bass lineups matched in a good manner with hellish, devilish chords and horror, mournful sounds are rightly used as an additional uncanny harmonic layer. The most striking thing you’ll notice about the sound of them is the air of darkened auras, occult moods and haunting melodies that quite literally drips from the noise they create. This whole split's sound delivers a dissonant, grim feeling, sinister, occult, gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy. “Zos Vel Thagirion”  endures beauty of black metal. This split indulges strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship. Vocals howling scream, hoarse , immense, inhuman voice and effective chants emerged on this split in a well manner and intertwined perfectly with their utterly  spellbinding,obtuse, mysterious,fully blistering, blasphemous, ritualistic, grandiose  black metal,distant musical style with a lots of melodic,atmospheric,occult,ritualization accompaniment  and  embedded perfectly . Overall you will get sinister, gloomy, desolate, mysterious ambient from this whole split. I really worship and highly cite both bands.



Each song has energy, fluency. Stand out tracks are all of them. Split artwork is atrocious, grisly, indelible. Overall “Zos Vel Thagirion” whole split is Spectacular, engrossing, significant, rich, Spirituality full of evil, Scary shaking of dark vibration. This split sounds so authentic and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end. Indeed this split is such a true gem. I’ll say this whole split is the aesthetics of black metal.Outstanding another one release so far. This is highly recommended to add it in your collection.If you are looking for something different, epic this pure unadulterated black metal utterance is perfect and it will pull out your soul from your body and take you on a journey into another universe. so, enter the void and I am sure definitely you will come out stronger, darker, gloomier than ever before.

My Rating – 4.9/5   Review done by - Souvik Basu. Published on 26/03/2019



Album Review :~ Glädje - The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light


This is a prism of unlight. A ruthless plunge into the cold arms of death, told by the blackest of scribes and channeled through an unhallowed wavelength that makes most black metal bands shiver in fear. The obsession with anything outre is not exactly a novelty in the metal scene, but occasionally it will assume a much more complex and nuanced dimension owing to musicians who insist on addressing such topics with utmost maturity and profundity. As caustic as anything released this, year The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light is an unstoppable mass of swirling black carnage that is immediately haunting and intense. Numerous bands have created albums based around their own ideas that take insight from creative writing, but few bands will dedicate the entire span of an album to the relevant interpretation of the belief With the emergence and escalation of notorious tendency. Spawning from the depths of Sadness, suffering, madness, pain, Knowledge is the newest record from orthodox black metal duo Glädje - The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light. Glädje this Polish group married the fury of suffering, pain black metal with a creeping dose of mystical, ominous, sinister madness. The atmosphere and tightly plotted albums were based on mystical, occult, incantation while still employing their own take on black metal.

On this year Polish black metallers Glädje Unveiled their debut full-length opus on this year entitled “The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light” with 39:23 min running time along with skin-ripping, bleak, shadow-cloaked, blood-freezing artistry. This new album consists of 7 tracks. They have developed into an independent mystical, occult and grand entity with their debut album. Now I am straight going to the point about this new album.
When at first checked out their manifestation I was overwhelmed and the track sounds so authentic, mature from then I was clinched that I have to check this whole material for sure and this would be a savage beast. Glädje delivers distinct, atmospherically evil, a vivid, horrifying form of black metal. This bands each and every musician did a fantastic job on this album in a radiant way and It’s really great when your high hopes are not misplaced. This whole album reflects the grand diversity of sound brought together on this album. A natural synthesis of dissonant sounds and disparate styles all combined in one bold, enlightened display of unbound creativity Despite the often crushing,fast ,furious,cacophonous black metal assaults with a lots of segments of slower tempo too where Glädje combines an atmospheric, mysterious, introspective passages with cavernous drum thrashes, morose guitars and those effective rasps. The raw and obscure line is meticulously preserved while more current elements are inserted without compromising the quality and the old school line.

well, their latest incantations opening track starts with raindrops sound along with some brilliant melody after that their quasi opener "The Path" is massive, vivid black metal assaults. The layered tapestry of a duo-tonal whirlwind of guitar noise laced with aggression, deliberate cadence and progression seasonings supporting the likewise vocals large voice drown a bit in the almost unhuman-like drumming, although this evolves to a more dynamic sound on the rest of the album. Their whole composition and musical style are impeccable also borrow great atmosphere with sour, dissonant riffs work. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very modern, melodic and atmospheric fashion while the songs include a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also bringing a great amount of melody.


 These new album whole compositions are the extremely filthy and unsettling piece of sinister, grim euphoria and unearthly ambiance. “The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light”  commences chronologically invigorating. Their distinct entity infused me by a lot. Their musical style has a quite soft and smooth edge in the synth playing which adds to the more atmospheric, unique kind of black metal but at the same time, the vocals and other parts of the riffing are straight forward ferocious simultaneously. Honestly, after a multiple listen this album just blew me away with their ethereal abyss,multi-dimensional, ominous musical style. Each musician have exuded tremendous, cohesive effort on this album with excellent diligence and nailed it.G lädje really does the trick for the atmosphere is the overall murky, mysterious, Juxtapositions of darkness and light, the misty sound that comes from the music. I highly cite and embrace this album.


This album is filled with a slew of cadence, apocalyptic, pummeling, ominous, hellish, powerful riffs work. As well bass line up is whopping, intense, strong, rumbling, slithering. Drumming, the percussion line up is bleak, frantic, solid, clattering and powerful. The guitars are solely focused on creating a grandiose atmosphere but predominantly rely on walls of sound and swerving rhythms. In each track morbidly delicious, macabre, soaring, dark eerie, ghastly riffs, bass lineups matched in a good manner. This whole albums sound deliver a dissonant, grim feeling, sinister, melancholic, gruesome black metal with raw emotion and pure energy. “The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light” endures beauty of black metal. This album indulges strong songwriting and brilliant musicianship. This album has a hypnotic effect on the listener. Vocals decently large voice that does well for Glädje. Especially his menacing and hoarse voice are excellent. Vocals howling scream, immense, deep rasps voice emerged on this album in a good manner adds a thick murky sound and intertwined perfectly with their utterly spellbinding, obtuse, bizarrely arrogant, mysterious, fully blistering black metal, distant musical style with a lot of melodic, atmospheric accompaniment and embedded perfectly. Their sound, the musicianship is absolute prime, with every song unleashing a seething torrent of scalding dissonance and insidious melody, scorching distortion, invective, all of which combine to produce an overarching atmosphere of creeping, crippling dread. Overall you will get sinister, gloomy, desolate, mysterious ambient from this whole album. I really worship this band.


Each song has energy, fluency and draws a savage landscape. Stand out tracks are all of them. Every song, skin-stripping riff, and vile vocal incantation is delivered with the righteous fury and unwavering conviction of the true believer. The vision of the album cover is Pretty neat, solid, atrocious, grisly, macabre, gorgeously hideous. Overall “The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light” whole album is Spectacular, engrossing, significant and goes all the way through with a relentless rage from the beginning. The sound has a depth to it, that with brief distortion. This album sounds so authentic and a truly remarkable sonic journey from beginning to end. Indeed this album is such a true gem of this year. The production is absolutely impeccable, capable of handling both the massive atmospheric and gargantuan heft. Outstanding another one release of this year so far .“The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light” is shattering culmination in black metal evolution. The Polish bruisers still possess all the necessary skills and hard-won experience to put younger, newcomer challengers in their place. With "The Unwritten Chants of the Dying Light", Glädje writes another chapter in their book of successive masterpieces. If you looking for something different, epic this album will take you on a sophisticated and weighty black metal journey into another universe where music has the power to transcend the spoken word.

My Rating – 4.7/5   Review done by - Souvik Basu. Published on 14/03/2019

Interview :~ Agon and Black Metal from Miami




Hello Andre, and welcome to MetalHeadSpotted Magazine. Lets start with a simple question - what did you have for breakfast today?

At this exact moment, I only drank some good ol’ Cuban coffee, it’s still early in the morning so I will cook up something sooner than later.

Tell us more about your solo project, and how you decided to form "Agon"

Well I always wanted to create music and spread it around the world to have people hear it and appreciate it, so I wanted to write music straight from my heart, show everyone how my feelings were at the time. I wrote so many different songs and styles just trying to find my sound that I wanted to express, and the final product was the one that finally satisfied the sound I was searching for.

Why you choose the name "Agon" for your project?

I am a fan of Tolkien and his works, so I wanted something related to his lore. I found the word Agon and it said that it means “twilight, dusk” so I chose it since I liked the sound of it. Later on, I found out that agon is also a term from ancient Greece which stood for a struggle or a contest. That definition struck even more with the themes of my music, so I incorporate both meanings into my music.

Some people say it's hard to write good Black Metal if you are not from Northern parts of Europe. What can you tell about this theory since you live in United States

It doesn’t have to come from the northern regions of Europe to be good black metal. It all depends on the musician and what story he or she wants to tell to the audience. If it’s straight from the heart with great musical artistry, then it should be effective no matter the context. You could live by the beach or live in the middle of the darkest forest, no matter where you’re located, if you know how to write black metal and have the listener relate to it, you have done your job.

Last summer your released Agon debut album "Hollowed Lake", can you tell us more about the recording process and how the work was done

It took me up to 2 plus years to finally find my sound that I wanted for Hollowed Lake and during those years, I wrote some riffs for the album sporadically. It was only just to put them together and add additional elements to the songs to flesh them out. Recording-wise, my set up is simply just my iPad with GarageBand, my iRig guitar interface, and Lurssen Mastering Console app for the mastering.

You've made a long way since the release of the album - you signed with GlobMetal Promotions and your music entered the charts in Russian radio stations. How can you explain that after the release magazines all over the world publish the project but the Russian people found your music the most interesting?

I got no clue! I’m as baffled as to how I have a formidable following in Russia compared to even my local Miami scene! All I can say about this grand influx is because of GlobMetal Promotions and the hard work from Kostya Aronberg to promote my music in websites and radio stations in Eastern Europe and Russia. I could not have been more grateful for his help in spreading my music around his region.

What plans do you have for 2019?

My plans for Agon is to release my second full length album. I already have more than half of the album written out, just need to come up with a few more ideas to then record, produce, and master it all. Hopefully I can also try to play my songs live if I find session musicians who would be willing to learn my songs.

Thank you for your time. Any last words you wanna say to our readers?
Thank YOU for wanting to interview me about my music! I am honored that you want to help spread my music to others around the world. And for all the readers out there, I know my music and the music we listen to leans towards the sad and depressing spectrum of life and our mental states, but I want to let you know that there is a light at the end of whatever depths you are currently in right now. Luckily for me, I feel happy with my life at the moment compared to the time when I wrote this album. So I hope that with whatever help you may get and with all the patience that you can muster, that you can too feel happy about your life as well. Much love and gratitude to all. Up the irons!

Interview :~ Dreamsense about new single and upcoming album



Hello there and wellcome to Metalhead Spotted Magazine. How are you and what are you doing this days? 

George Ognev: Hi! We’re fine and working on our album. Also we’re preparing for a little journey to Saint Petersburg to play our show there on March 17.

Let's start with some old fashion history, can you please tell us about Dreamsense and how it was formed? 

George Ognev: Sure, gladly! Dreamsense is a metal band, which uses symphonic orchestra in arrangements. It was formed by me. In a 2015 we had play our first concert.

What gives you inspiration to write the music? 

George Ognev: Everything! Sunny weather, traveling, tasty food... I can continue this list forever :)
Tony Shabbat: The world around. People, nature, other music and every possible kind of art.

You released the band new single “Glasswall” in the end of 2018, how can you describe the reaction to it so far 

George Ognev: It was very well received by our listeners.
Tony Shabbat: Good. Song was well received by our audience especially at our shows. I can say that people love it and it makes me feel proud to be a part of this.

Do you have any plans for new album/EP? If yes - when it will be released? 

George Ognev: Totally yes! We’re working on our album right now! It almost finished:) If everything’s go well, it will releases in autumn.

I must say that people here in India don't know much Russian Symphonic Metal bands, do you know more bands like you in Russia? 

George Ognev: I don’t know:) Really! Russian Symphonic scene is quite monotonous actually. I find Dreamsense absolutely different from other bands. I can’t even say, that we are typical band for this genre. We are more metal band with orchestral arrangements, than just Sympho Metal. People always say that we sound more like Dream Theater and Within Temptation. Maybe because we like to experiment and trying not to cling to one typical style.

What can you say about the Russian underground metal scene 

George Ognev: It’s very specific and interesting.

Thank you for your time, hope to see you live soon. Any last words for our readers?

George Ognev: Don’t stop dreaming and listen to Dreamsense!
Tony Shabbat: Always support your local scene. Listen to the various music. Be kind to each other and take care of yourself. All the best wishes, ladies and gentlemen.

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