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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Eshtadur/From The Abyss/Blood Blast Distribution/2020 Full Length Review



  Columbia's  Eshtadur  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the  melodic  and  blackened  style  of  death  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "From  The  Abyss"  which  will  be  released  in  September  by  Blood  Blast  Distribution.

  A  very  heavy  and  symphonic  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  vocals  are  mostly death  metal  growls  along  with  some  blackened  screams  also  being  utilized  at  times.  The  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  as  well  as  the  solos  and  leads  also  being  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow, mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  also  brings  in a   great  amount  of  Swedish  influences.  The  symphonic  elements  also  make  a  return  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  along  with  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  having  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  as  well  as  one  track  also  introducing  clean  playing  onto  the  recording  and  as  the  album  progresses  they  also  add  in  a  cover  of  Firehouse's  "All  She Wrote"  which  also  introduces  clean  vocals  into  the  music.

  On  this  recording  Eshtadur  adds  more  symphonic  elements  in  their  melodic  style of  blackened  death  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  despair  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eshtadur  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  blackened  death  metal,you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Lowborn  Bastard"  "The  Fall"  "The  Oathbreaker"  and  "Disphased  Dimension".  8  out  of  10.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Eshtadur/Mother Gray/Bleeding Music/2017 CD Review


  Eshtadur  are  a  band  from  Columbia  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  2017  album  "Mother  Gray"  which  will  be  released  in  August  by  Bleeding  Music.

  Heavy  and  melodic riffs  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  atmospheric synths  in  the  background  while  death  metal  growls  are  added  onto t he  recording  a  few  seconds  later  and  when t he  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  and  a  great  amount  of  Swedish  influences  can  also  be  heard.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  and  grim  black  metal  screams  can  also  be  heard  in certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  and  some  songs  also  mix  in  symphonic  elements  and  a  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length and  clean  singing  is  added  onto  the  closing  track.

  On  this  recording  Eshtadur  moves  away  from t he  black  metal  influences  and  focuses  more  of  a  melodic  death  metal  style  while  still  retaining  some  of  the  symphonic  elements,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  rebellion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eshtadur  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Plaguemaker"  "Time  Hole  To  Paris"  "The  Day  After"  and  "Last  Day  Of  The  Condor".  8  out  of  10.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Eshtadur/Oblivion/RebelSign/2015 EP Review


  Eshtadur  are  a  band  from  Columbia  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  2015  ep  "Oblivion"  which will  be  released in  December by  RebelSign.

  Symphonic  style  keyboards  start  off  the  ep  before  adding  in  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  that  also  add  in  a  touch  of  thrash  and  a  few  seconds  later  aggressive  vocals  make  their  presence  known  on  the  recording  and  the  music  also  mixes  in  more  modern  metal  elements  that  where  not  on the  previous  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up a   great  amount  of  blast  beats  can  be  heard  which  also  adds  in  more  of  a  melodic  death  metal  style  along  with  some  growling  vocals  and  they  also  mix  the  symphonic  and  heavier  parts  together  and  the  solos  and  leads  also  use  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  classical  guitars  can  also  be  heard  at  times  and  there  is  also a  brief  use  of  spoken  word parts.

  On  this  recording  Eshtadur takes  a  modern  style  of  melodic  death  metal  and  mixes  it  with  a  touch  of  symphonic  black  metal  to  create  a  style  of their  own  on  this  ep.  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  rebellion  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Eshtadur  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  the  more  melodic  styles  of  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Last  Day  Of  the  Condor"  and  "The  Currency  Of  My  Empire".  8  out  of  10.

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Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/Flechas666JorgeLopez
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/eshtadur
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eshtadur
'In a Trance With Darkness' (Official Video): www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C_WI--hyp8

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Eshtadur interview


1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?
ok, Eshtadur is band that performs kind of a death melodic and black metal, with progressive and experimental mixtures, we have played in all cities in Colombia, last was in Medellin next to Cradle Of Filth, and we have played in Peru with Vader. Eshtadur had 3 releases, 1 demo, 1 album 2011, and new album upcoming for june 2013.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Death melodic and black metal, with progressive and experimental mixtures, metal core passages but with a classic voice, that remember the black pure.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
anti religion, and all kind of dictation that private the human being. mystery, dark stories.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Eshtadur, is a literature word, a writer use it in a greece book, talking about rebellion of angels.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your
stage performance?
in Peru, with Vader, i guess because of knowing the guys from vader were there, we really enjoy that concert, next to Cradle of filth in Colombia too, because, people support a lot eshtadur that day.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
we are planning somenthing for south america, and we have some local festivals for this end of the season

7. the new album came out on Gates of Horror, how did you get in contact with this label and how would
you describe the support they have given you so far?
A close friend, drummer of Luciferian, find out this label to us, they support us well, but we are going to have great for future, now we are both, label and band, working about it.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of melodic and experimental
black metal?
there is people who think Eshtadur as a big and famous band, cause of the music and video, i have read in my mail messages from brasil of usa, they said Eshtadur has to be out Colombia next to Krisiun, next to Sepultura. and represent south america. thats so nice to know, but we have a long road to walk very carefully.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
i have to say, we could participate as a new genre, and new tendence. we have to stay update with our music. i hope we will get fine with that.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you
listening to nowadays?
the bands from poland, vader, decapitated, behemoth.

11. Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
Eshtadur´s music is a pretty evil creation, we are esceptics, and first to all, we defend world as human beings, we have respect to all in earth, enviroment, animals, cosmos.

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
for me, Jorge, i like soccer, box, movies and video games, Sebastian likes gym too, box and video games, Wilmer likes pretty alone with just music.

13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
invite all people for listenning eshtadur everywhere, hope you like it.



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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Eshtadur/Stay Away From Evil And Get Close To Me/Gate of Horror Prods/2013 CD Review


  Eshtadur  are  a  band  from  Columbia  that  plays  a  very  experimental  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  mixed  with  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2013  album  "Stay  Away  From  Evil  And  Get  Close  To  Me"  which  was  released  by  gate  Of  Horror  Prods.

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  drumming  with  some  blast  beats  being  thrown  into  the  music,  while  the  synths  bring  a  very  dark,  atmospheric,  symphonic  and  experimental  sound  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  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  melodic  black  metal  with  modern  day  death  metal  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  along  with  some  metalcore  breakdowns  which  are  the  weak  link  of  the  album,  while the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  black/death  metal  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  range  from  grim  sounding  and  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  to  deep  death  metal  growls,  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness,  anti  religion  and  occult  themes  with  the  last  song  being  written  in  Spanish,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  heavy  and  professional  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  Eschtadur  are  a very  good  sounding  hybrid  of  experimental  melodic  black  metal  and  modern  day  death  metal  and  while  I  could  do  without  the  metal  core  elements  I  feel  the  rest  of  the  album  is  good  and  if  you  are  a f an  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Beyond  The  Shadows"  "Another  Alien  Messiah"  "Abigor"  and  "The  Girl  Who  Hated  A  Priest".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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