As Sahar / Warkvlt - Split - Le666ion Of Nusantara - Reviewed At OccultBlackMetalZine ! Check it out here at this link: https://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2022/02/as-saharwarkvltle666ion-of.html
This is a review of a split album between Singapore/Malaysia's As Sahar and Indonesia's Warkvlt called "Le666ion Of Nusantara ' which will be released on February 28th as a joint effort between Vykroblast Productions and Sadist Records and we will start off the review with As Sahar a band that plays an eastern style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with the sounds of horses before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. Keyboards can also be heard all of the trackss while the faster sections of the songs also add in a great amount of blast beats and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Spoken word parts can also be heard on a couple of tracks along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them as well as the tremolo picking also giving the songs more of a raw feeling when they are utilized, female vocals are also added on the closing song. The production sounds very dark and raw and the lyrics cover Eastern Mysticism and Magickal Cult Practices.
In my opinion As Sahar are a very great sounding eastern black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rawarontek" and "Manunggal Ing Rosso".
Next up is Warkvlt a band that plays a very fast and aggressive form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast and raw sound which also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams along with some melodies also being added into some of the guitar riffing and a lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the mid 90's era.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as all of the musical also sticking to a heavier direction. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover the dark side of life, darkness and evil in warfare.
In my opinion Warkvlt are a very great sounding fast and aggressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hellstorm Comradeship" :Kvrse".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of Asian black metal. 8 out of 10. - OccultBlackMetalZine
Release Date: February 28, 2022
FFO: Carpathian Forest, Mayhem, Bathory
Location: Indonesia & Malaysia/Singapore
As Sahar started out as a thrash metal band during the golden era of 80’s. to be exact, 3 souls – Barchiel, Hanael & Uriel initiated the move for the band in December 1987 as they were moved by the intense & aggressive music. Early jam sessions were mostly covers of Venom, Metallica etc. End of 1993 recorded 1st ever promo & demo tape “Promo 93” & the “Primitively Eastern Winds” demo. Both releases were spread thru snail mail to fanzine & bands, receiving overwhelming & positive response motivated As Sahar to go further. 1995 “Santau” demo was recorded, creating our own identity – Eastern Black Metal, melodically & atmospheric combined with eastern mysticism & magical cult practices. This release caught the interest of Malaysian label Nebiula Production & release it on an EP tape format “Meditation Embun Pagi”.
Warkvlt is a Black metal band, from Bandung Indonesia. The band was started on June, 2013 The name Warkvlt is taken from the Latin words "warocculti" which means secret war. Originally Warkvlt consisted of Abaddon: Vox, Bathory: Bass, Desecrator: Guitar, D'von: guitar and Blastphemy: drums and due to internal matters since 2017, Warkvlt changed the members to work on newmaterials. The concept of Warkvlt's music is heavily influenced by Marduk, Mayhem, DarkFuneral, Infernal War, Nordjevel and Impiety. Lyrical concept inspired by the dark side of life, darkness and evil in warfare.
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