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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Deathillusion/Sitra Ahra/2016 EP Review

  Deathillusion  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2016  ep  "Sitra  Ahra".

  A  very  hard  yet  melodic  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  small  amount of  clean  yet  distorted  playing  before  going  into  a  heavier  direction  which  also  introduces  melodic  guitar  leads  onto  the  recording  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  black  metal  style.

  Vocals  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  while  the  riffs  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  you  can  also  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  the  recording  while  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  clean  singing  as  well  as  a  few  seconds  of  avant  garde  elements  and  they  also  bring  in  a  Dissection  cover  as  a  bonus  track  if  you  buy  the  download  version.

  Deathillusion  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  melodic  black  and  death  metal  of  previous  material,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  Anticosmic  Satanism/Luciferianism,  Temple  Of  The  Black  Light,  Liber  Azerate,  and  Liber  Falxifer  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Deathillusion  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACK  "Invocation  of  Qalmana".  8  out  of  10.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Deathillusion Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
We are some kind of black metal band of southern Spain, not in the way of a traditional black metal band regarding our music but in the meaning of the idea behind it.
It could maybe be described as a strong ritualistic content materialized in just the kind of music needed to interpret our beliefs, no more and no less.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Something lost between dark black metal melodies and catchy rock riffs.

3. Your lyrics cover a lot of Luciferian, Occult and Left Hand path themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
The whole concept behind the band is to use all what we do, from the music to the image to connect to higher states of consciousness, it is more like a profound personal experience for us than something made for others to understand, but of course the lyrics are the more direct way to share this experience with others interested in the same themes. So it’s more a matter of convictions than just lyrical themes.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Well the name just represents the two main topics of our ideals, on the one hand DEATH as the end of all nature and beginning of next forms of being and on the other ILLUSION as the way all cosmic existence that surrounds us blinds us from the true chaotic aspects of the universe.

5. According to the Metal Archives page the band split up for awhile, what was the cause of the break up and the decision to reform?
The causes of the break were just personal differences between members and geographic impossibility to continue in that way, there was never a real break up just a search for new members.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We have played with other Spanish top acts like AVULSED and NOKTEM for example.
Our stage performance is, as I described above, one more way to be what we are, Inciense, altars and much symbology in combination of our music and dark ambiences makes our performance the powerfull it is. We lately had released a live video that shows it pretty good.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Yes, we are planning a tour on national level and looking forward to expand it to Europe as soon as possible.

8. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or received any interest?
Well, at the moment we are working towards an upcoming album, once finished it will be released properly.

9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
On national level it seems to work pretty well, people enjoy our performances and show interest to our Ep and our merchandise, and of course social networks help a lot to be heard at other countries, but once again we work more for people interested in our way of thinking than our actual music.

10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
The compositions are getting darker and darker and more focused on the ambiences and ritualistic passages.

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Of course the link between us and bands like dissection is a fact. In the beginning our mainly influence was the Reinkaos LP of this band, and also the more extreme sounds of Watain and the rock essence of The Devils Blood have finally lead us more and more to a personal unique sound.

12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Of course in every band every member has different interests in this case irrelevant for our music, we do what we do out of conviction.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you very much for the interview, may it be a way for us to get to those who can appreciate our work the way it is meant.
Hail Azerate!!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Deathillusion/Invisible Lights/2011 Demo Review

  Deathillusion  are  a  band  from  Spain  that  plays  an  occult  form  of  melodic  black/death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their self  released  2011  demo  "Invisible  Lights".

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  drumming  with  some  fast  playing  and  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  bass  playing  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  occult  black  metal  with  melodic  death  metal  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  black/death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  classical  guitars  they  use  finger  picking  and  full  chords  to  enhance  the  occult  elements  of  the  music.

  Vocals  range  from  deep  death  metal  growls,  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  spoken  word  occult  chanting,  while  the  lyrics  cover  Luciferian,  Anti  Cosmic  Satanism  and  Left  Hand  Path  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  dark  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Deathillusion  are  a  very  great  sounding  occult  melodic  black/death  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical genre,  you  should  check  out  this  demo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Invisible  Lights"  "Reflections  Of  Black  ink  II -Chaos"  and  "Holes  In  The  Sky".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.