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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Xaemora/At Dusk Of Existence/2020 EP Review


  St.  Louis,  Missouri's  Xaemora  have  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  continues  the    symphonic  style  of  black  metal  from  their  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  released  2020  ep  "At  Dusk  Of  Existence".

 A  very  fast  sound  starts  off  the  ep  along  with  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  while  also  mixing  the  symphonic  elements  into  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs.  When  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  along  with  the  vocals  being  mostly  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  music  is  also  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  era.  All  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  recording  and  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody.

  On  this  recording  Xaemora  remain  true  to  the  symphonic  style  of  black  metal  that  they  have established  on  their  previous  releases.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  for  being  a  self  released  recording  while  the  lyrics  cover  misanthropy,  chaos  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Xaemora  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  symphonic  black  metal, you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Descent  To  Oblivion"  and  "At  Dusk  Of  Existence".  8 out  of  10.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Xaemora/Pandemonium's Ocean/Black Market Metal Label/2017 CD Review


  Xaemora  are  a  band  from  St.  Louis,  Missouri  that  has  been  featured  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  symphonic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2017  album  "Pandemonium's  Ocean"  which  will  be  released  on  October  27th  by  Black  Market  Metal  Label.

  A  very  fast  sound  along  with  a  great  amount  of  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  while  the  keyboards  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  symphonic  feeling  as  well  as  the  vocals  being  mostly grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  90's  tradition  of  the  genre.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  hear  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  the  solos  and  leads  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  fashion  along  with  some  songs  also  bringing  in  a  small  amount  of  clean  guitars  and  the  riffs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  and  some of  the  tracks  are long  and  epic  in  length  and  acoustic  guitars  are  added  onto  the  closing  song.

  Xaemora  creates  another  recording  that  remains  true  to  the  symphonic  style  of black  metal  from  previous  releases,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the lyrics  cover  misanthropy, chaos  and  death  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Xaemora  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  symphonic  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Beneath  Frozen  Tombs"  "Pandemonium's  Ocean"  and  "Altars".  8  out  of  10.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Xaemora Interview


1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We're Xaemora, melodic Black Metal from St. Louis, formed in 2012.

2.So far you have released a demo and an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings?

We put a lot of emphasis on melody to balance out the chaos. "Kingdom Venom I" is a great representation or musical snapshot of Xaemora at that particular time, there's fast stuff, slow stuff, some melodic, some brutal, some heavy, some meloncholy, it's a pretty well rounded Black Metal album, it's exactly the kind of stuff I look for in an album.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

This is pretty simple, most of the songs are about death and suicide.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Xaemora'?
When it came time to start releasing the music we had been working on and start playing live, we knew immediately that we needed a unique name to stand out in the overcrowded world of cliche metal band names, Xaemora is a name we created.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Our first tour this spring was absolutely amazing, some truly great shows, most notably, West Texas Death Fest and Full Terror Assault Open Air earlier this month, those shows were incredible!

6.Do you have any touring plans for the future?

We'll be doing a Southeastern US tour in October as we make our way down to Black Kvlt Fest III in Miami. After we record and release "Kingdom Venom II" the goal is to tour as much as possible in 2016!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of symphonic black metal?

We've got followers from all over the world but we're still very underground and relatively new, the reactions to our latest EP have been largely positive so we're very happy about that.

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Too many to name! Pretty much everyone in the band has other musical projects outside Xaemora.

9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We're focusing on releasing the next EP "Kingdom Venom II" in 2016, it's too early to try to predict either one of those.

10.What are some of the bands or musical  styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Lots of influence from Emperor, Dissection, Mayhem, Watain, and 1349.  Lately I've been listening to a lot of the new Keep of Kalessin, Ravencult, Dead Shore, Micawber and Advent Sorrow. Our local friends in Tyranny Enthroned and Black Fast have incredible new albums out right now too.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

This one could really go all over the place, there are five of us and we all have so many different interests outside of music.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Look for "Kingdom Venom II" to be out early next year, we're going to tour as much as we humanly can next year, if you want us to come to your city, contact us and let's set it up! Otherwise, if you see us on the road coming through your town, come out to a show!

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Xaemora/Kingdom Venom I/Merdumgiriz/2015 EP Review


  Xaemora  are  a  band  from  Missouri  that  plays  a  very  symphonic  and  melodic  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2015  ep  "Kingdom Venom I"  which  was  released  by  Merdumgiriz.

   A  very  distorted  sound  starts  off  the  ep  before  getting  more  heavy  and  symphonic  along  with  soem  high  pitched  black  metal  screams  and  melodies  and  when  the  music  speeds  up  meldoic  guitar  leads  and  blast  beats  make  their  presence  on  the  recording  and  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts.

  Some  of  the  riffs  bring  in  elements  of  thrash  and  death  metal  and  the  bands  musical  style  also  brings  in  a  very  dark  atmosphere  and  the  music  is  very  heavily  rooted  in  the  mid  90's  style  of  symphonic  black  metal  and  also  has  a  little  bit  more  aggression  than  most  bands  of  this  genre  and  the   last  track  is  all  instrumental  and  also  introduces  clean  playing  onto  the  recording.

  Xaemora  plays  a  style  of  black  metal  that  is  very  symphonic  and  melodic in  the  mid  90's  Nordic  tradition  and  also  bring  a  lot  of  aggression  that  is  rarely  heard  in  the  genre  these  days,  the  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  Misanthropy,  Chaos  and  Death.

  In  my  opinion  Xaemora  are  a  very  great  sounding  symphonic  black  metal  band  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Gadara'  and  "Desolation  Solitude".  8  out  of  10.

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