We decided to change things up with Cryptic Inscriptions.We've posted two reviews and two poems that I wrote.This will continue in future issues.This issue features the following:
A Lyanthrope’s Memento and Wandering in the Forests of Restlessness both by Joe Soranaka
Salo “Mangia Merde E Morte” Cassette EP and Mz 412 "In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi" LP
We want to thank everyone for the support,and until the May/June issue is posted enjoy this issue..
Joe and Ashley
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Mz 412 In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi LP Review:
I wasn’t really a big fan of Mz 412 at first, but I decided to give them a second chance and decided to listen to this record again. I realized then that I underestimated how good the album really was. The album is a very good blend of dark ambient,experimental noise and the genre the band helped invent Industrial Black Metal. Originally known as Maschinenzimmer 412 the band which consists of Nordvargr, Drakhon and Ulvtharm created a dark sonic soundscape which even to this day will still haunt you and leave you feeling cold and lifeless. The album opens with a sample of Anton Lavey speaking from the satanic bible summing up the albums message and demeanor. There are other samples which I didn’t recognize but definitely add to the dark essence of the albums presence. The album which was recorded and released in 1995 is still good to this day. The band blends in different sounds together creating the perfect soundtrack for horror films such as the Omen, The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby. The titles track, “Necrotic Birth”, “Daemon Raging” and “Paedophilia Cum Sadimsus” are personal favorites of mine. Overall the album itself is a definite good listen. The band is currently working on another record which I can’t wait to hear!
Salo “Mangia Merde E Morte” EP Cassette Review
I recently had this sent to me by the bands new vocalist Eston Browne. I’m not the biggest black metal fan and I don’t want to be biased, but after checking this out I was actually pretty impressed by it. It’s not something I would listen to everyday and I’m not saying the band is bringing anything new to the table. I would, however, recommend this release to anyone into black metal bands such as Deathspell Omega and Ulver which I ‘m actually fond of. The recording isn’t the most polished, but it’s not terrible either. The music is audible and the vocal assault of Eston Browne is actually pretty impressive for this genre of music. There is a bit of punk d-beat influence on this record which is pretty interesting and keeps a good groove along with the depressing black metal drone sound, which on this album makes good bedfellows. If they came to town I would definitely come out and support them as well. For fans of old black metal such as Bathory and Darkthrone along with fans of Ulver and Darkthrone will definitely enjoy this!!!
A Lyanthrope’s Memento:
I can never recall what happens in previous nights. I always presume I’ve been having nightmares, but it never feels like I sleep. I wake up covered in dirt, sore all over my body. I feel as though I’ve been living in someone else’s skin? The inner animal seems to be awakening within me. I often feel as though I’m not who I really am. My instincts seem to pick up on things that others wouldn’t even fathom within their simple minds. I feel more beast than man I feel more vicious than relaxed. The illuminating moon seems to shift my inner being. Oh god what have I become as my bones break and my bodily structure begins to change. I see through the eyes of someone or something else. The victim that lay ahead of me I shall not remember the next day.
Wandering in the Forests of Restlessness
As I wander through the dark forest with the moon as my guide. My mind in such chaotic confusion about the story I’m writing called my life. As the cold wind brushes up against me freezing my very soul and my very existence. I ponder the things I could have and should have done. As I gaze upon the trees surrounding me I remember all the people and things that I have met throughout my life. All the choices I made; what would I do to get back all the lost time that I wasted so dearly. As I lay down into the snow and rest my weary head I become one with the frozen solitude that is my very own salvation.