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W\)v an e-?tne or e-masa?ine?
Wt\\, 3J toant to bo my oton thins if you like. Ssibe from the stream of so-calleb unbersrounb bip pint releases, tohose circulation
exceebs at times not some one hunbreb copies. i£>omethins tohere 1 can express myself, create a piece art toith tohom 3f can
continue to pursue the path 3i babe toanbereb on for some time now. Ss one of the reasons for toritins retoietos is the ibea of
supporting banbs in one toay or another, a liberation from a website, tabic!) tooulb currently be tlje i^letal Srchibes as well as tlje
Circle of destruction one, just seems natural anb as a step in tlje right birection.
38ut toby a toeb?ine anb not in print? W\>y uploabeb at tlje internet Srchibe?
®be circulation of a e-masa?ine is Jjigljer than of a printeb one anb so tlje aforementioneb goal can easier be acljiebeb. l^hat Boob
tooulb come of a rebieto in such a printeb thins, tohen the liveliness to set it is next to ?ero. ?|oto can there be a balance bettoeen
costs anb benefits? ®he internet has probibeb us toith the means anb technolosy to spreab the information from one part of the
Slobe to another one in no time. £§>o, the losical question tooulb be: toby not use it to promote the cause? jffloreober, the Internet
Srchibe is just the risbt Place to uploab this stuff, because of the site's oberall seal:
Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture and heritage. Without such artifacts,
civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures. Our culture now
produces more and more artifacts in digital form. The Archive's mission is to help preserve those artifacts and
create an Internet library for researchers, historians, and scholars,
(taken from Archive.org)
®he information toill be preserbeb anb kept for a soob beal of time anb the banbs can benefit on a much larser scale than throusb
any form of print; especially important for unknoton or small banbs.
as 3J am not entirely certain hoto this thins toill look like anb tohether %a®tX toill probibe me toith the necessary tools to create
the kinb of masa?ine 3i babe in my minb, the first issues toill rather be some kinb of experiments on my sibe.
jf eebbarfc is iaerp toelrome: onepoubontlmoto at paboo bot be
JlopefuIIp pou toill enjop tlje toritinas a bit ....
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Bemctrtttg (feratoe - Cfte dtp 3fe J§>o ffiig
12 ©racks (tape) Srounb 61 minutes
Stagnation. Stagnation tan be founb in the black metal scene on a broab scale. Apparent changes in the style are often merely
cosmetic, tobile the beeper unberlying surface remains untoucbeb. Ambient influences are abbeb to support the atmosphere,
bepressibe facets are often not more than eberytbing repeateb exressibely on a slower tempo anb noise is often barely tourbeb anb
aboibeb like plague. So, tobile a bit of polishing here anb there is practiceb, the oberall performance of the banbs is in some
respect wanting. €ben banbs tobose 'instruments' are all electronic anb performeb by a computer, stick to the concepts that are
generally createb by their fellow musicians britb the 'real equipment'.
^hen it comes to music, then Demetrius <Srabe is bifferent anb the banb set the frame for some fuckeb up art right from the
beginning. Plack iWetal plus a goob beal of electronic influences might sum up the oeubre of the Italian artist. ©be latter aspect
of the two can be recogni^eb throughout the entire release anb probibes the music some interesting rhythms anb arrangements.
Ssibe from straight- fortoarb black metal compositions, others come With some techno -influenceb motibes anb also these ttoo in a
unit? create an interesting anb fascinating impression.
(generally, the guitars create a brone-like texture in the backgrounb, tobile pounbing brums - electronic ones - create the beat of
the music. Intense is the proper phrase to bescribe the Wbe €itp 3fg £>o Ma anb the stoitcbes bettoeen bery fast anb sloto tempo
bo their share to complete this impression, jlfloreober, the music is chaotic, biolent, it is noisy anb aggressibe... it is not
something the listener toill finb on a bail? basis; toell, as this tape is limiteb to 50 copies only, not many toill babe the chance to
get a ropy of it. Someboto this is a bab thing, because the use of a sax,
the string parts anb also the bense atmosphere of some of the
compositions make this tape really interesting, ©he music is not
generic, blanb or prebictable. father the contrary is the case. Despite U)
the oberarrbing complexity noto anb then, bespite the emphasis of I Z
electronic elements in the process of creating this album it is possible to J[ MwjJ. -'---*
enjoy this @//e €itp 16 £>o ?8ig. Venice, the toell renotoneb Italian mt
toton, one of the tenters of carnibal in Curope, tooulb also be the origin of Ikmetrius <§rabe anb it is only appropriate to see anb
hear the music on this tape reflecting the facets of the cultural environment appropriately. <©n the other hanb is the aggressibe anb
harsh nature a contrast, a birty anb sinister face, of what a foreigner tooulb associate toith Venice. tEhe music is not nice or
frienbly or calm. Su contraire! 3St unleashes a furious thunberstorm unto the ears of the listener, tohich lasts for nearly the entire
Qthis is not typical black metal, but it is interesting to finb here anb example to tohat extreme lebels music of this genre can
brought to, once the bounbaries babe been erabicateb anb the ibeas freeb.
Communion - Bemo %
(glacis / thrash metal; Chile)
2 bracks (tape) Srounb 8 minutes in length
Communion is another young anb obscure metal banb. Calling Chile
as their homesteab anb the olb- school bibe as the bominating
characteristic of their thrash/black metal performance. Hes, this is
another banbs to hose performance is one more brop of toater in the bast
ocean of mebiocrity. Seriously, tohat can you expect from a bemo tohose
entire length is less than ten minutes, tohose tracks bo not biffer much
from each other anb tohose originality is on such loto lebels that it passes the listener's attention ... like the rest of the
performance. J?othing neto, nothing interesting, nothing fascinating ... only borebom tohich takes ober all too subben, tohile the
art toears off toith each abbitional spin, luckily the listener boes not babe to beg too long for the bemo to enb, because those eight
minutes pass by bery soon.
jfctt (feregeote - (fetterog jfranquea
(Jilack/ beatlj metal; jf rante)
5 bracks Srounb 17 minutes in length
3Sn 2006 the ftrstt oemo of the jf rencb battU Jf eu (Sregeois - (greek jf ire in (English - anb the attempt (jab been to create some
sort of black/beath toith some symphonic unbertones. Sie it some keyboarb textures, be it some choir parts, the banb thought it
tooulb be best to enrich the compositions toith some abbitional facets anb elements. illoreober, as the compositions are rather
melobic toith some slight aggressibe bibes, these aforementioneb ibeas fit bery toell into tohat the banb attempteb to craft. £§>o,
tohile the music is able to fascinate in some respect, the shallotoness of compositions as toell as the tenbenry to go notohere at
times, makes it bifficult to thoroughly enjoy it. Slso the bocals (harsh grotols/screams) are a bit off the path anb create a tension
that is basically unnecessary because the contrast to the oberall performance is simply too large, ibo, tohile the jfeu <Sregeois is
able to torite some interesting motibes, they are unable to shine through; something tohicb might contributeb to inexperience on
the sibe of the musicians.
jfcorfr - Boob
(JSlack metal, J?etherlanbs)
12 ©racks (tape) Srounb 47 minutes in length
<©ne man black metal ... again, ibomehoto a minimalist line-up anb this type of music are symbiotic in some respect. Snb as it
has become quite easy to recorb something mobern computer technology, a lot of these sbilleb musicians attempt to take abbantage
of this. Well, the outcome is obbious anb since the rise of the internet the black metal scene is basically floobeb toith music from
all parts of the toorlb. ©uality anb ouantity are out of balance.
get, tins release bj> J?orb shoulb be granteb some attention, atmospheric on a larger Stale, bepressibe in some respect anb quite
raw is the style of the music. 3it unfolbs itself from the berp beginning anb brags the listener boton into a boomp anb bark toorlb.
ibloto monotonous riffs meanber through the foggy lanbscape, accompanieb b}> a toarm bass line anb the croaking of feroen; the
sole member behinb this banb. Here, the banb has got it right anb the music offers the right balance between the minimalism anb
melobic tunes. tEhe pre- as toell as succeebing albums are a bit of a botonturn in this respect anb trj> to plaj> the bepressiue carb
on a too large scale. Boob is not like $tor?um or like H>trib, eben thought there is some resemblance in the performance. tEhere
is also a icj> anb bense toall of bistorteb (here: bass-)guitar, tohile the melobies unfolb their beautp arounb it. tEhis album is also
interesting because J?orb plapeb
them later in the album in a
listener will appreciate these
music. I^oulb J?orb torite more
it with the accorbion from the
peculiar anb fascinating coulb be
JBesotete Horizon - Beaotete Horizon
U bracks (tape) Srounb 41 minutes
1. uninhabiteb; beserteb
2. mabe uninhabitable; laib toaste; bebastateb
3. without frienbs, hope, ox encouragement; forlorn, toretcheb, or abanboneb
4. gloom? or bismal; bepressing
toith the motibes anb repeateb
bifferent composition again. tEhe
small twists anb turns in the
music of this quality anb combine
^aartoel release, then something
ftost-apocalpptic tooulb be a berp adequate term to bescribe the music of the American battb ©esolate ?|ori?on. tEbe lack of longer
melobies, the surprisinglp appearing bocals as toell as samples, the strange oberall sounb, all of this fits together somehow anb
creates at times a feeling; of confusion. & mixture of ambient, inbustrial anb noise is tobat the listener is confronteb with here,
pet the toap the elements babe been arrangeb here is goob anb bab at the same time. Interesting as there are certain toell crafteb
melobies anb motibes at times. Jloreober, the impressions citeb abobe in the bescription of the toorb 'besolate' is expresseb
throughout the music anb arrangements; the listener gets the ibea. l^bat makes it bifficult to enjop this piece is the cheap sounb.
Qtbere is not beptb anb there is also no nice bass in the background therefore eberptbing is toap too focus on the beiabts anb
abanboneb the beptb of the art. Sbbitional lapers in the backgrounb as toell as a better equipment, tobicb tooulb gibe the music a
more professional sounb, are the mapor aspects this banb sboulb beal toitb for their next release.
Sgutnan - &ogati %.opiter
(Plack jWetal; jWontenegro)
4 tracks (tape) Srounb 14 minutes in length.
3insane, fuckeb up anb furious. Ikallp, if pou babe thought to babe listeneb to eberp possible combination of facets of elements of
the black metal scene anb skippeb this banb so far, then pou babe misseb an extreme anb reallp toeirb example of art. 3it is barb
to put the performance of 3iguman into toorbs, simplp because it is impossible to cite a reference or anp other banb of equal lebels
of insanitp. ©utre for the sake of creating something out of the orbinarp routine, like Caro jllalebicta the banb uses choral parts
as a counterpoint to the Satanic Iprics, tobicb are expresseb in screams, fast speaking, singing ... ah fuck ... in so manp toaps.
J?eat ear-frienblp melobies? jfuck this as toell ... this is extreme anb toell crafteb ... get it!!!!!!!!
3 tracks (tape) Srounb 4 min.
iPrimitibe, minimalist, terilb ant insane something of music, Heab, normally grinbrore reaches for such minimalist lengths, but it
seems that some metal maniacs in the small country jHontenegro mere jealous ano crafteo something of equallp minimalist
proportions, ^ell, there is not much pou tan write about. ©be songs are straight- fortoarb fucbeo up metal stuff with influences
from a barietp of genres; see abotoe. iSeliebe me, it takes longer to explain someone this bemo, than the listening to it from
beginning to enb. jfurfceb up unbergrounb stuff ... get it!!!!!
BtilUjtten - % €miamfleteng &apen
(Ambient, folk; ibtoeben)
3 ©racks (j$l$3S) 18:27 minutes
©be seconb release bp the i?teiebisb ambient/folk banb i?tillbeten teias releaseb bp the Italian M.M.12L. experimental J?et label
anb is as such abailable for botemloab. ©bis is not a bab thing as pou can listen to the music for free anb becibe for yourself,
Whether pou toil! bup one of the announceb phpsical releases or not.
©he rotoer might alreabp suggest ft: the music is bark anb gloomp anb is in terms of the stple more ambient than folk. ibabness
brips out of etoerp composition anb surrounbs the listener in a bense fog anb toithout anp hope of finbing something bifferent or a
map out. imagine the last release op Cmpprtum — ^eilanb — but etoen barber anb rebuceb to guitars anb brone-like sounbs. Slso
the music of ©ctober Jfalls is rather chilling anb happp compareb to i§>tillheten's art anb etoen a banb like ©enhi is rarelp able to
create such intense but minimalist arrangeb atmospheres, ^ell placeb are the arrangements anb toarteb enough to keep the
atmosphere up. Close pour epes, let them unfolb in front of pou ... the outsibe boes not matter for a moment.
ibit back . . . pes, sit back anb let the strings haunt pour soul, let the melobies embrace pour senses anb take pou on a trip into a
sab anb bark toorlb. ©here, peace mill surrounb the minb anb protoibe some rest from these hastp oaps.
j&ecommenbeb track: J?ar is>kuggan ipaknas.
(®hrash/ black jSletal, Canaba)
2 bracks (i$l$3s) Srounb 10 minutes in length
J?ot manp people toill knoto this banb. Sre thep from a small countrp or just recentlp formeb bp some poungsters? J?either of
these is true, jformeb in 1988 (!) anb with the first ttoo releases in 1989 the Canabians exist for some time alreabp, but floete
iHaubit boes not seem to hatoe got reallp starteb back then, because the thirb output onlp Sato the light toerp recentlp: in 2007 to be
precise, ©his toas spreab as a bigital botonloab, so thep toere able to a little bit more attention as toell as retoietos. Witl) music
J?oto it is 2010 anb the fourth output has seen the light of bap anb it is a rather short one ... a small snack anb nothing more,
floesie Moitt, the title as toell as onlp neto track bp the banb, tooulb protoibe a glimpse on a neto stple of music bp this banb.
&ctuallj>, the music continues in some respect tobere the banb left off toith their surceebtng album ?|iber ©uebecois b'&ntan. tEbe
sounb of the guitars, the motibes . . . there is a bit of resemblance. &nytoay, the music has become more melobic, slower anb lost
a bit of the bense atmosphere, but gaineb a bit of ratcbiness. especially the leab- guitar motibes, this nice anb chilling tunes are
pretty cool, ©he contrary can be saib of the bocals as toell as the brum- computer. $totb are by no means conbincing anb a bit of
annoying. &n appetiser ... of great things to come . . . hopefully, ©he Cure cober is quite goob.
pictures taken from these books.
ifflore anb longer remetos
fflapbe euen some essaps
anb toijat else tomes to tlje mfnb.