瑞典死亡激流:Vampire《3CD》2014-2020/FLAC/BD

在夜晚

的寂静中,在古老的哥德堡老城一个发霉的古老酒窖深处,吸血鬼的匿名成员(五重奏塑造了一种特殊的道德观念)正在策划邪恶的事情。他们已经在地下深处挖了两年多了。在这里,光不亮。但是令人不安的黑暗正好在吸血鬼的小巷上。末日之手Frontman Hand of Doom,吉他手Black String,贝斯手Command敦促相对较新的新手,吉他手Sepulchral Condor和鼓手Abysmal Condor保持专注于两年一度的仪式。因此,吸血鬼的创始成员曾经经历过。等待足够长的时间,深渊将打开,黑暗的颌骨再次张开,迎接春天的潮汐。

对于新手来说,吸血鬼的网状,月灼的死亡金属品牌不仅来自地狱一圈,还来自所有九个地狱。瑞典人受萨尔科·法戈(Sarcófago)和巴斯里(Bathory)的影响同样受到仁慈命运和杀戮者的影响。同样,尸体解剖,大师之锤以及当然拥有的痕迹也很明显。但是吸血鬼不是老派,因为重新审视经典并不流行。不,他们确实感到当今的死亡金属缺乏精神,没有生命力,并且失去了怪癖。因此,他们抢夺了Hammer Horror电影的美感,吸收了他们最喜欢的金属乐队的气息,对这一切充满了怀旧之情,从而迷失了很久的神秘时光,并以吸血鬼的身份出现在另一面。或者,《恶魔城II:西蒙的任务》的原声带。

歌手Hand of Doom说:“这可能不是我们音乐实际发声的最明显参考。” “但是乐队的整体美学并不遥远。恶魔城II:西蒙的《 Quest》是对老式哥特风格的一种大气和怀旧的重新构想,基本上,从主题上讲,您也可以找到吸血鬼。古代的神秘,欧洲历史的阴暗面,月光下的坟墓和刺鼻的雾气笼罩着不露面的人物……在其80年代后期的所有夜行性荣耀中,《恶魔城2》也很好地融合了我们这段时期的音乐影响。那些日子!”

吸血鬼不是在1987年成立的。瑞典人从2011年的著名坟墓中复活,当时厄运之手,黑绳子和指挥官在黑暗中听到了声音。他们迅速制作了自己的同名演示,即2012年的吸血鬼。吸血鬼(如Darkthrone的Fenriz)和粉丝在一周之内搜集了300份演示样本,立即受到了赞誉,吸血鬼的凶恶而令人回味的风格引爆了惯例。一年后,哥德堡人被嗡嗡作响,然后由Century Media签名,很快便着手开始他们的处女秀。吸血鬼于2014年春季发布,其同名专辑首次被媒体誉为“真正的交易”,并赋予了“惊人的魅力”和“独特的感觉”。吸血鬼的开始是吉祥的。因此,当他们在2015年发行限量版10英寸的《 Cimmerian Shade》时,也受到了狂热的好评。

在酷炫的月光下

,吸血鬼的成员陶醉在乐队的下一个时代。以前的鼓手Ratwing已被鼓手Abysmal Condor取代,吉他手Black String现在在Sepulchral Condor中有一个六弦的杂物工。瑞典人是五重奏组,不仅着手创作《吸血鬼》的后续专辑,而且还将在2017年重新定义死亡金属。这张专辑以两年的时间表编排,歌曲包括《燃烧的土窖骑士》,《骷髅祈祷》 ”和“租户”展示了更致命,更敏锐的吸血鬼。吸血鬼乐队与大多数其他乐队之间的区别在于,他们在排练室将歌曲安排在一起,这是一种可悲的传统,而不是由一两个成员来控制。结果是有了《原始力量》,共发行了9首恶意攻击和礼节性传播的歌曲。

吉他手Black String比较说:“有了Primeval Force,它的感觉就更加成熟了。” “正如封面艺术所暗示的,音乐和抒情的视野已经扩大;每首歌都仿佛过着自己的生活,在总体上仍然摆放得很好。当我开始为这张专辑创作第一首曲子时,原本应该是在2015年的专辑《’Pyre of the Harvest Queen’》中出现的。我希望乐队能够表现出更加内向和冷酷的声音,以区别于某些人。发行首张专辑中充满合唱的“空中拳头”歌曲。因此,您可以说,有了《原始力量》,它比我们首次亮相时更冷,更大气。用吸血鬼术语来说,“传统”歌曲创作要少一些。尽管如此,这张专辑还是包含了过去35年左右金属音乐的点点滴滴。从这个意义上讲

为了测试受克苏鲁(Cthulhu)侵扰的水域,吸血鬼发布了早期的预告片“ Skull Prayer”,这是该乐队与神鹰一起制作的第一首歌。与《暗夜猎手》(Cnightian Shade 10“)一起设计的《夜猎人》(Night Hunter)是《原始力量》(With Primeval Force)的第一首歌,是过去与现在之间的形体和象征性桥梁。但是“ Skull Prayer”并不是唯一一部跨越吸血鬼和原始力量的歌曲。Black String非常意识到在两个全长之间需要结缔组织。因此,不拘一格的“食尸鬼之风”(向古着条顿人的鞭打致敬)也被用来维持吸血鬼的血统。至于《原始力量》的其余部分,它通过将死亡金属的经典构造重塑成新的恐怖形式来展示吸血鬼的独创性。

“’Revenants’可能是专辑中变化最大的歌曲,” Black String说。“歌曲的前奏即兴演奏是我发行首张专辑后不久就进行的那些即兴演奏,但我真的不知道将其放置在哪种背景下。时光流逝,我们不时尝试各种安排,而18个月后,我们将零件粘合在一起。可以轻松完成这首歌,因为我知道在完成这首歌之后相对容易完成其他歌曲。“ Metamorfosis”和“ Midnight Trial”的点点滴滴都可以追溯到乐队相当不活跃的时期。在所有这些之中,我想将吸血鬼带入一个崭新的音乐方向。同时,我想到了早期Slayer,凯尔特·弗罗斯特(Celtic Frost)甚至仁慈命运(Mercyful Fate)的那种即兴演奏。我认为这三首歌是专辑中最“进步”的歌曲,

听到狼NOW

与工程师和工作室老板伊萨克EDH录得超过10天Nacksving工作室(OPETH,寂静黑暗乐团),随着太古部队继续吸血鬼的对老式齿轮以及其专业的耳朵有一个良好的跟踪承诺,如果汹汹的声音。这张新专辑于2016年分批处理。五月发行。另一个在十一月。该小组后来还重新审视了Nacksving,以安排其他吉他作品,键盘和人声。整个Nacksving体验不仅是常规的,而且是启发性的。

Black String承认:“我们想为《原始力量》尝试其他尝试。” “因此,我们决定选择Nacksving工作室,因为他们长期的经验和老式设备而闻名,就像我们以前的录音室使用的工作室一样。但是,《原始力量》听起来与我们首张专辑不同的主要原因是因为我们在录制和混音方面变得更有经验。如果您不知道要调节哪个旋钮,可能很难将录音室工程师推向您想要的方向。”

如果说《与原始力量》是吸血鬼对他们的影响力的音乐赞誉,以及对自己的创新的表彰,那么抒情地是在另一架斯蒂吉安飞机上。正如《末日之手》的音调早些时候一样,吸血鬼精通HP Lovecraft,Bram Stoker和MR James制作的丑陋而诱人的图像。与音乐一样,歌词也是如此。他们将维多利亚时代和浪漫主义的超自然幻想融入了自己的视野。

“如专辑标题和封面插图所示,歌词处理晦涩而怪诞的东西,带有神秘的能量和堕落的偶像的崛起,”《厄运》揭示。“反复出现的主题是古代文化的阴暗面,是来自坟墓之外的暴力干预,是对超自然或神圣事物的提升体验。与以前的吸血鬼歌曲相比,这些歌词对同一类型的现有艺术品的影响较小,对它们的引用也较少。

吸血鬼的音乐和令人刺骨的歌词使《吸血鬼》凭借《原始力量》打破了七个封印。他们正准备进行超级战斗。如果黑暗的野兽和仆从与光明的战士们在发射时不会发生碰撞,那么至少瑞典人会打包行李上路支持“原始力量”。

“说我们不想错过很多机会,”布莱克·斯特林沉思。“我们将在斯堪的那维亚的一系列演出中开始“原始力量”循环。”

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

Deep in a musty, age-old cellar of old town Gothenburg, the anonymous members—the quintet has fashioned a particular nom de guerre—of Vampire are plotting something wicked. They’ve been holed up deep underground for over two years. Here, light fails. But the disquieting darkness is right up Vampire’s alley. Frontman Hand of Doom, guitarist Black String, bassist Command are urging relatively new recruits, guitarist Sepulchral Condor and drummer Abysmal Condor, to stay focused on the biennial ritual. As such, Vampire’s founding members have experienced it before. Wait long enough and the abyss will open, the jaws of darkness gaping yet again for the vernal tides.

For neophytes, Vampire’s cob-webbed, moon-burned brand of death metal stems from not just in one circle of Hell but all nine. The Swedes are just as influenced by Mercyful Fate and Slayer as they are informed by Sarcófago and Bathory. Likewise, traces of Autopsy, Master’s Hammer, and, of course, Possessed are evident. But Vampire aren’t an old-school act because revisiting the classics is modish. No, they genuinely feel present-day death metal is lacking spirit, is without presence, and has lost its eccentricity. So, they’ve robbed the aesthetics of Hammer Horror films, absorbed the pneuma their favorite metal bands, imbued it all with nostalgia for mysterious times long past, and have come out on the other side as Vampire. Or, the soundtrack to Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest.

“That is perhaps not the most obvious reference for how our music actually sounds,” says vocalist Hand of Doom. “But the overall aesthetics of the band is not that far off. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was an atmospheric and nostalgic over-the-top reimagining of vintage Gothic tropes, and that’s basically, thematically, where you find Vampire as well. Ancient mystery, dark aspects of European history, moonlit open tombs and faceless figures enshrouded in pungent fog… In all its late ‘80s nocturnal glory, Castlevania II also gels nicely with some of our musical influences of the period. Those were the days!”

Vampire didn’t form in 1987, however. The Swedes rose from the proverbial grave in 2011 when Hand of Doom, Black String and Command heard a voice in the dark. They quickly put together their self-titled demo, 2012’s Vampire. Immediately hailed by tastemakers—such as Darkthrone’s Fenriz—and fans, who raided 300 copies of the demo in a week, Vampire’s vicious yet evocative style set fire to convention. Buzzed and then signed by Century Media a year later, the Gothenburgers quickly set out to work on their debut. Released in the abyssal spring of 2014, Vampire’s self-titled debut was heralded by the press as “the real deal”, bestowing “macabre charm”, and “uniquely unhinged”. Vampire’s start was auspicious. So, when they released Cimmerian Shade—a limited edition 10”—in 2015, it was also met with rabidly rave responses.

UNDER THE COOL MOONLIGHT

Now, the members of Vampire are reveling in the next era of the band. Previous drummer Ratwing has been replaced by drummer Abysmal Condor and guitarist Black String now has a six-string sideman in Sepulchral Condor. A quintet, the Swedes set off to write not just a follow-up to Vampire, but an album that will redefine death metal in 2017. Composed over a two-year timeline, songs like ‘Knights of the Burning Crypt’, ‘Skull Prayer’, and ‘Revenants’ demonstrate a deadlier, more incisive Vampire. The difference between Vampire and most other bands is that they arranged the songs together in the rehearsal room—a tradition sadly waning—instead of one or two members controlling the process. The result is With Primeval Force, nine songs of malefic aggression and ritualistic transmission.

“With Primeval Force has a more mature feel to it,” guitarist Black String compares. “As the cover art suggests, the musical and lyrical horizons have broadened; every song feels as if it lives its own life, still well-placed in the general picture. Already when I began writing the first tunes for this album—‘Pyre of the Harvest Queen’ from our 2015 EP was originally supposed to be on it—I wanted the band to go for a more introverted and cold sound, as a distinction to some of the chorus-laden ‘fist in the air’ songs on our debut album. So, you could say that With Primeval Force generally is both colder and more atmospheric than our debut; a bit less ’traditional’ songwriting in Vampire terms. Despite that, the album somehow embraces bits and pieces of the last 35 years or so of metal music. In that sense, it holds on to a lot of tradition and the Vampire mark is still very present.”

To test the Cthulhu-infested waters, Vampire released an early preview of rager ‘Skull Prayer’, which was the first song the band crafted with the Condors onboard. Devised at the same time as ‘Night Hunter’, off the Cimmerian Shade 10”, the first song off of With Primeval Force is both a physical and figurative bridge to past and present. But ‘Skull Prayer’ isn’t the only song designed to span Vampire and With Primeval Force. Black String was very aware of needing connective tissue between the two full-lengths. So, the unbridled ‘Ghoul Wind’—with its nod to vintage Teutonic thrash—was also penned to maintain Vampire’s ancestry. As for the rest of With Primeval Force, it demonstrates Vampire’s ingenuity by re-shaping death metal’s classic constructs into new horrific forms.

“‘Revenants’ is probably the most varied song of the album,” says Black String. “The intro riff of the song is one of those riffs that I did shortly after our debut album, but I didn’t really know in which context to place it. ‘Time went by, we tried out various arrangements now and then, and 18 months later we had glued the parts together. It was a relief to get the song done, because I knew it would be relatively easy to finish other songs after this one. ”Metamorfosis” and “Midnight Trial”, whose bits and pieces date to a period when the band was quite inactive. In the middle of all this, I wanted to take Vampire in a fresh musical direction. Meanwhile I came up with these riffs which reek of early Slayer, Celtic Frost and even Mercyful Fate. I think these three songs are the most ‘progressive’ on the album, and since they are relatively slow to Vampire standards, they took more effort to complete.”

HEAR THE WOLF NOW

Recorded over 10 days at Nacksving Studios (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity) with engineer and studio owner Isak Edh, With Primeval Force continues Vampire’s commitment to tracking on vintage gear as well as their professional ear for a good, if truculent sound. The new album was handled in split sessions in 2016. One in May. The other in November. The group also revisited Nacksving later on to lay down additional guitar work, keyboards, and vocals. The entire Nacksving experience turned out to be not just routine but enlightening.

“We wanted to try something else for With Primeval Force,” Black String admits. “So, we decided to go for Studio Nacksving, who are actually also known for their long experience and vintage equipment, just like the studio we used for our previous output. But the main reason With Primeval Force sounds different from our debut album is because we’ve become a bit more experienced recording and mixing ourselves. If you don’t know which knobs to adjust, it can be hard to push the studio engineer in the direction you desire.”

If With Primeval Force is Vampire’s musical hail to their influences and a statement of their own innovation, then lyrically it’s on another Stygian plane. As Hand of Doom intoned earlier, Vampire are well versed in the hideous yet seductive imagery crafted by H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, and M.R. James. As with the music, so too the lyrics. They’ve parlayed Victorian and Romantic visions of the supernatural into their own.

“As suggested by the album title and the cover artwork, the lyrics deal with the obscure and the grotesque, with arcane energies and the rise of fallen idols,” Hand of Doom reveals. “Recurring motifs are dark aspects of ancient cultures, violent interventions from beyond the grave and elevating experiences of the supernatural or the divine. Compared to previous Vampire songs, these lyrics draw less influences from, and refer less to, already existing works of art in the same genre.”

With savage music and spine-chilling lyrics, Vampire are breaking the seals of seven with With Primeval Force. They are readying for supernal battle. And if the beasts and minions of darkness and the warriors of light don’t collide in planet-shattering might upon its release, then, at the very least, the Swedes have their bags packed to hit the road in support of With Primeval Force.

“Let’s say we don’t want to miss great opportunities,” muses Black String. “We will begin the With Primeval Force cycle with a bunch of shows in Scandinavia.”

专辑列表:
2014 – Vampire
2017 – With Primeval Force
2020 – Rex [Hi-Res]

[hide]
链接:https://pan.baidu.com/s/1L4cW47YLj2b14iY8zhFKVA
提取码:5tkh
解压密码:savalone
[/hide]

One Reply to “瑞典死亡激流:Vampire《3CD》2014-2020/FLAC/BD”

发表评论

您的电子邮箱地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注