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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Relinquished/Addictivities (Part I.)/NRT Records/2019 Full Length Review

 Relinquished  are  a  band  from  Austria  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  melodic  and  progressive  form  of  blackened  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Addictivities  (Part  I.)"  which  was  released  by  NRT  Records.

  Clean  playing  starts  off  the  album  and  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  progressive  feeling  along  with  a  brief  use  of  whispered  vocals.  A  couple  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  black  emtal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  and  the  riffs  also  use  a  decent  amount  of  melody.

  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Clean  playing  is  also  utilized  on  some  of  the  later  tracks  as  well  as  one  song  also  introducing  spoken  word  parts  onto  the  recording.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  also  be  heard  as  well  as  one  of  the  tracks  being  an  instrumental  which  also  introduces  synths  onto  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  a  drug  addict  protagonist  named  Daniel  and  his  struggles  with  addiction.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Relinquished  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  melodic  and  progressive blackened  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Expectations"  "Damaged  For  Good"  and  "Void  Of  My  Ashen  Soul".  8  out  of  10.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Relinquished interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Sure. There was a lot going on since “Onward Anguishes” came out. We allied with KillShot Management, played a Tour in Russia and got new Partners like 69Chosen for wardrobe and Remo, Paiste and DW in the drum section.
And most important that we have begun the writing of new material.

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and also how does it differ from the previous album and ep you released in the past?
Well I think we can say that there was a distinctive variance between every release since the beginning. “Rehearsal Doom EP” was mostly Melodic Doom, “Susanna Lies In Ashes” was more progressing into our main sound and the start of the Storyline. And now with “Onward Anguishes” we had a lot more clean parts and more of the Story of course.
The next album will be, well a bit different again. But I won´t tell you the exact direction we will go on that, but I´m sure who enjoyed our music in the past will definitely like this one as well.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new album?
The Lyrics, as on the previous albums, are about the Story of Susanna, Victor and Joseph. This time we will have another protagonist who´ll bring us the new events. And I guess some surprised faces on him as too. But I think I can tell you a part that doesn´t spoiler that much - Addictions (Drugs and others) will be a huge subject.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Relinquished?
We searched a long time for a name that describes what we are and what kind of people we wanna reach. Then in a second Relinquished was there and we just knew - felt right from day one. Even if there was a lot of pronouncing mistakes here in Austria.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Some of the best? Considering the we enjoy every time playing there is no best, but there are some bands we played with that stayed in our minds. Last year with the great Obituary, the Anniversary show of Belphegor and the Tour with Kimaera.
6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We surely will be playing more shows once the album will be released and until then there should be some more single Gigs as well, but no certain dates yet.

7.The new album came out on Noisehead Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
It´s the Label we brought out “Susanna” and “Onward”, and we also recorded them in the Noisehead Studios here in Austria. There are also some other great Austrian bands with them so I can say everyone should check their page and listen to some of these bands.

8. on a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the new album by fans of extreme metal?
We never saw us as an extreme Metal band, still we played with a lot of those and surprisingly the response was really great throughout. There are always some thoughts if the slow clean parts will be liked by the audience that came here for some party.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
The only direction we can certainly tell is “different”. As the story continues the music does. And we are not considering doing the same album again with some newer riffs. There will be new stuff always varying from what we did before.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Again always varying but at the moment : Katatonia, Shining, Gojira, and some Depressive Suicial and Dark Metal stuff.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Nothing unusual I guess. We all have friends and families and spend most of the remaining time with them.

12.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
If anyone doesn´t know us. Start with “Susanna Lies In Ashes” and get the whole story and sound arrangement at once. I´m sure you´ll like it.
And of course thanks for the interview!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Relinquished/Onward Anguishes/Noisehead Records/2012 CD Review

  Relinquished  are  a  band  from  Austria  that  plays  a  very  melodic  and  progressive  form of  black/death  metal and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Onward  Anguished"  which  was  released  by  Noisehead  Records.

  "Authority"  begins  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads  and  drums  and  after  a  few  seconds  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  black  metal  screams  and  death  metal  growls  come  into  the  song  while  also  keeping  around  the  guitar  leads  and  then  the  bass  guitars  come  in  along  with  a  brief  use  of  clean  sections  before  getting  heavy  again  and  adding  in some clean male  and  female  singing  as  well  as  switching  back  and  forth  between  clean  and  heavy  parts.  

  "Loss  Delusion"  begins  with  some  acoustic  guitars,  drums  and  growls  as  well  as  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  then a  few  seconds  later  bass  guitars  and  clean  male  singing  start  making  their  way  into  the  song  before  getting  alot  heavier  which  also  leads  to the  song  switching  back  and  forth  between acoustic  and  electric  guitars  as  well  as  adding  in  some  guitar  leads  in  certain  sections  of  the song  as  well  as  bringing  in  a  mixture  of  male  and  female  vocals  and  towards  the  end  of  the  song  the  vocals  start  utilizing  some  black  metal  elements.

  "Logical  Step'  begins  with  some  heavy  progressive  metal  guitar  riffs  along  with  drums  and  deep  growls  as  well  as  some  high  pitched  screams  and  after  awhile  guitar  leads  make  their way  into the  song  and  as  time  goes  on  by  there  is  a  brie f use  of  clean singing  being utilized  as  well  as  some classical guitars  before  getting heavy  again.

  "To Whom  I  Can  Relate"  begins  with  a  heavy  guitar  riff  before  going  into acoustic  and  bass  guitars  as  well  as  some  clean  singing  and  a  few  seconds  later  whispers  are  added  into  the  song  before  the  music  gets  heavy  again  and  adds  in some  drums,  screams  and  growls  while  also  keeping  around  the  melodic  vocals  and  switching  back and  forth  between  soft  and  heavy  parts.which  also  leads  to some  guitar  solos  and  leads  coming  in and  out  of  the  song.

  "No  Virtue  Unatoned"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffing  along  with  some  bass  and  drums  and  then t he  music  speeds  up  a  bit  and  adds  in  some  growls  along  with  some  clean  singing  a  few  seconds  later  and  after  awhile  prog  metal  elements  are  brought  into  the  song  as  well  as  some  melodic  guitar  solos  and  leads.    

  "Surrender  And  Distance"  begins  with  some  technical,  melodic  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  and  drums  along  with  some  growls  and  after  a  couple  of  minute  acoustic  guitars  are  brought  into the  song that  also  bring  in  some  progressive  elements    along  with  some  whispers  and  then  the  song  returns  to  its  heavier  riffs  but  also  bring  in some  melodic  vocals  as  well  as  some  guitar  solos  and  leads  before  making  switches  back  and  forth  between  soft  and  heavy  parts.

  "Another  Lightsource  Going  Out"  begins  with  some  soft  acoustic  guitars  which  utilize  both  full  chords  and  finger  picking  and  a  minute  later  the  song  adds  in some  flutes  along  with  some  programmed  beats  later  on  on  then  the  song  starts  adding  in  some  heavy  guitar  riffs.

  "A  World  Of  Constant  Suffer"  begins  with  some  heavy,  melodic  and  progressive  guitar  riffs  as  well  as  some  bass  and  drums  before  adding  in  some  clean  parts  which  then  leads  to  the  music  getting  alot  heavier  and  adding in  some  growls  while  also  remaining  melodic  all  at  the  same  time  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  soft  and  heavy  parts  while  also  adding  in  some  whispers  and   guitar  leads  in  certain  sections  of  the  song  and  the  vocals  also  utilize  some  black  metal  elements.

  "Beyond  Anguishes"  begins  with  some  slow  and  heavy  doom  metal  style  guitar  riffs,  drums  and  deep growls  which  also  leads  to  some  melodic  riffing  and  black  metal  style  vocals  and  then it  goes  into  a  softer  direction  along  with  some  acoustic  guitars,  whispers  and  clean  singing  which  also  leads  to  some  guitar  leads  coming  in and  out  of  the  song  before   getting  heavy  again  and  then  the  song  starts  switching  back  and  forth  between  soft  and  heavy  parts  as  will  as  bringing  in  some  female  vocals.

  Song  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes,  while  the  production  has  a  very  strong,  powerful,  dark,  heavy  and  professional  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  along  with  some  of  the  songs being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Relinquished  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic and  progressive  black/death metal band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Authority"  "To Whom  I  Can  Relate"  and  "A  World  Of  Constant  Suffer".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.