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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Unleashing Vengeance records a Final EP, "Let the Darkness Pass Away"...

I, Zakk Asshole of Unleashing Vengeance spent all of today recording 8 new songs.... These aren't completely new, they are cut songs from the last Unleashing Vengeance cd "The Final Crusade" and remakes of songs from "Cosmos" and "The Wrath of Tah-um" with thrash vocals instead of death/black metal vocals.

The new EP is interesting. it has a mix of blackened thrash, progressive thrash, symphonic metal, raw black metal and symphonic black metal... Each of the 5 cut songs is a different style. None sound similar.  Track 1 is blackened thrash. Track 2 is symphonic metal, track 3 is progressive thrash, track 4 is raw black metal, track 5 is symphonic black metal with thrashy riffs like Rancid Abomination or something like that. That makes this the most varied unleashing vengeace cd ever.

The cd was mixed today and I had a hard time mixing it again. I finally got it right 2 tries in and had to remaster the previous cd to fix that as well...  It took a while to do this because I was working on filming a documentary about the making of this cd, similar to the one I filmed for the last cd..


Anyway, this is our last original cd... Don't plan to do anymore. The stress of having to mix stuff is pissing me off that I need to stop doing it now. I had to remix each of the 4 cd's we did this year 2+ times, sometimes 3X times as well.. It's a bitch... So I am quitting. No more Unleashing Vengeance. Won't have time to do anymore anyway due to something else in my life anyway... (A job I may be getting soon).


Here is the documentary for this cd...

here is the link to the cd.

Here is a documentary for the making of the last cd...

Here is the video for the title track of the current cd...

RIP Unleashing Vengeance 2002-2018....

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Unleashing Vengeance records it's final CD....

3 Days ago me and Kirk S. wrote 20 new songs for the last cd for unleashing vengeance. We then split up and that left me with the duty of doing vocals and mixing the final tracks for a new album, which I am calling the final crusade. Since Kirk decided to split up with Me afterwards, due to me not wanting to continue the band, he will join some other local Boston Rock/Metal band later. Unleashing Vengeance then had it's final recording session for a full album today when my parents were out.

Since I didn't know how long they would be out and at what time, I had to get up really early this morning. Way too early.... I waited patiently for my parents to leave so I could record vocals... And I started working on a documentary showing off what I was doing at the same time... I started filming myself around Noon and showed off me recording lead vocals around 12:30. By 2 PM the cd was fully recorded... I had it fully mixed by tonight...

It's over. Unleashing vengeance's final cd is done. It's called the Final Crusade and has 11 songs on it.
2 of those 11 are instrumentals. The other 9 got vocals and were recorded today. Came out good minus the production, which could be better...

Here is a little sample from the new cd.... The best track that was recorded...

Anyway... This cd has amazing music but the production has issues, like the last few... Vocals were recorded way too quiet... You can barely hear them and there is some clipping issues here and there... But besides that it's fine. Songs were fun to record.... I ended up doing backing vocals for a few songs last night before going to bed early so I could get up early this morning...

Music wise, this cd is a mix of Blackened Thrash and Symphonic Metal.  Some songs are one style others are the other, a few are a hybrid mix. A few have folk melodies but that is rare on this cd anyway. More have classical styled melodies than folk melodies. Vocals are a mix of thrash and black metal vocals plus some clean vocals on 2-3 songs...

This is the last full unleashing vengeance cd that will be done. But don't worry, there will be 2 more releases for Unleashing Vengeance, a greatist hits compilation and an EP.....

Since Unleashing Vengeance is done, I decided that I would continue my solo project Homcidal Hammerfist in it's wake... There will be a new album for HH by the End of the month....

Link to Download the new Album:



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Unleashing vengeance returns as a 2 piece and makes plans to record as many albums as possible...

Ok here is some good news for Unleashing Vengeance fans... The breakup we had was only temporary. We parted with our drummer - Peter Fletcher....  We decided to split up but come back later to do a few more cd's for the summer... Starting with a new one Me and Kirk "Captain Crunch" Stabbati are working on now... The new lineup is stable for now... I ended up taking the role of drummer again, something I have done in the past.  I actually did the drums on all recent cd's by Unleashing vengeance (Cosmos and later).  So this is no different...

Me and kirk started jamming some new songs out today... We recorded tracks for 8 new songs for a new album which now has a title "I fall"...  The music for this new cd, is frankly, Amazing. It is the third we did with a full on blackened thrash feel to it. The actual black metal parts are absolutely stunning on this cd.... The thrash parts are quite nice as well..  It sounds great!

I filmed an update several hours after kirk and I finished mixing tracks... Here it is... It's on Dailymotion rather than youtube. I've jumped from Youtube to dailymotion over youtube issues so that's why this update is there...  Watch the update, I showed off previews of the new music there...

It's good to be back. Unleashing vengeance had a little split up last weak after recording Dawn of Stupidity.  We had to go back to square one. I somehow got kirk on board with doing more stuff with UV for a while... Since he helped with every single UV cd out there, including old shit from 2002, it felt natural to have him doing guitars again. No one else can do the riffs I need for UV. Not even guitar gods like Wylde could pull this off.

This could be the best damn thrash cd ever recorded people. it's that good.  It's complex, emotional, speedy, dark sounding,  CATCHY, and has tons of black metal elements thrown in. Some songs lack keyboards... I chose not to do keyboards for a few tracks...  Decided leads needed to be added in in places. I played some guitar on this cd doing lead work on tracks 2 and 4.

Anyway, I hope this cd comes out good. It won't be released till next monday at the latest. Still up in the air.

 







Sunday, April 1, 2018

New Unleashing Vengeance CD Recorded today....

Today I worked on a new unleashing vengeance cd I wrote with the other UV guys 3 days ago.... This one is a completely different animal then the last cd we wrote together which was Slaughter the Innocent.  This one is a Blackened Thrash CD....

Entitled Dawn of Stupidity it focuses on controversial and personal lyrics that fall into similar categories... It's not a concept album but the some of the songs have similar concepts...  Track 1 is an intro followed by track 2 which is a thrashy opener about the censorship of comic books in the 1940's by Fredric Wertham and the comic code.  Track 3 comes up next and is much more black metal oriented. It talks about the BS claim that all metal bands are racist or sexist, especially black metal ones. Track 4 hits you like a rock with thrashy as hell riffs.  It's about a personal incident with someone who pretended to be a friend, yet harassed when I said I wasn't friendly with all my nephews and demanded I talk a job he offered. What an ass!

Track 5 is much more black metal oriented, at least in it's first half. The second half is a lot more thrashy. The whole song is around 9 minutes long and it's the longest song on the album.  Lyrically it's about trolling by gaming communities, something I've been a victim of.  Track 6 is the first about a concept 3 songs on the album deal with, the moral panic surrounding video game violence after the Parkland School Shooting. Track 6 itself is about Matt bevin blaming video games for the shooting. Track 7 is an instrumental and is about how russian bots fueled the moral panic or even created it. Track 8 is about  how the President wants to lock up all Autistic people in mental institutions.  It's very personal. The final track is about the game duke nukem 3d.

I think the cd came out good.. It has echoey vocals which are a bit quiet and hard to hear at times. One track has some minor clipping issues.. The rest are fine...  I had to remix it to fix it and unfortunately the songs on jamendo from the cd are the unfixed versions for now... Doesn't really matter though.... Here is a link to the cd...

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Unleashing Vengeance releases a new cd "The Wrath of Tah-um" which is it's first Oriental metal cd....

Unleashing Vengeance just did another CD! This is the last cd that UV will do for a while people...

Entitled "The Wrath of Tah-um", this cd is a Serious Sam video game themed concept album. It is also partially an Oriental metal cd.  Certain songs are about parts of the games that take place in Egypt or Persia, and those songs are all Oriental metal songs, with heavy Middle Eastern influences thrown in.  The others are about other parts of the world Sam goes to and are just normal thrash songs...

The cd is based on the Serious Sam games, lyrically. It opens up with an intro that quotes a line from the long removed full Serious Sam story, a song mentioning the Hum-Tah, the race of aliens Mental (the game's villain) belongs to.  Then comes a long epic blackened thrash song about Mental wiping out all life on Sirius.  The song after that is a very short thrashy song about Sam "Serious" stone's first journey to Sirius which leads to Mental being awakened again and this time Mental attacks earth's people...

Tracks 4-6 are completely different than tracks 1-3. Track 4 is a slow intro to track 5, done in a very middle eastern style. It leads into  track 5, which is about Sam Going back in time to Ancient Egypt to try to stop Mental. Track 5 is a slow oriental metal song with an epic riff and fast break. Track 6 is another instrumental done in the same style as track 4 but is much much longer. It is about Sam's fight with Ugh-Zan III at the end of Serious Sam : First Encounter.

The rest of the songs are about Serious Sam : Second Encounter, starting with track 7, which is about Sam's boss fight with the Mayan Wind God Kulkulkan 1/3 of the way through Second Encounter.  As such it lacks Oriental Elements and is much more of a technical thrash song.

Tracks 8 and 9 are again oriental metal songs and they are about Sam's travels through Persia in Second Encounter. The first one is very short and is about the beginning of the Ziggourat level. The song itself is the most Oriental song on the whole album though.  The next song is about Sam's fight through the courtyards around the Tower of Babel.  The song itself is quite oriental sounding, especially during the slower break, but the beginning is very Black Metal like. The final track on the album is about the fights Sam has in Ancient Poland and therefore is not Oriental sounding at all.

I think the cd came out fine. Although vocally, it's slightly disappointing. Tracks 2,5,7 and 8 are fine. The other tracks have issues..  Minor ones though this time. Production is ok but could be better. Drums are kind of bad sounding. The guitars and Middle Eastern Instruments (Sitar, Gongs, etc) sound fine.

As for the Oriental sections, they could be much better, But I am not great at writing Oriental styled metal (yet). I managed to capture the right atmosphere, but the melodies are quite simple at the same time, sounding a lot like Meditative music than actual Middle Eastern Folk Music..  Some melodies don't have that vibe that is needed and sound slightly out of place. Others are way to simple.. Don't think I can do the complicated ones yet, I cannot wrap my mind around their structure by listening to them. So I am sticking to ones I know I can do. Keep in mind that most of UV's music has been thrash up to this point so this change to oriental metal may not have been the best idea. Still sounds good though to me...

Overall I like the cd, and it captures the sound needed to express the serious sam universe well..

Download link is below:
https://noisetrade.com/unleashingvengeanceold/the-wrath-of-tah-um-2017

 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

New Unleashing Vengeance cd is released as a solo effort, and pushes the band into Black Metal Territory

Unleashing Vengeance news here people. Unleashing vengeance went through a big breakup but don't worry, UV is NOT dead...   All band members but me (Zakk Asshole) Left  the band... That left me to shore up things and make Unleashing Vengeance a solo project...

So I decided to write the first Solo Project Unleashing Vengeance album last night... I composed it with a certain goal in mind... See I had seen some cool videos showing off sounds the planets in our solar system make... I decided to use these sounds (which were not copyrighted) as a base to write new music... I thought "lets do a concept album about the solar system" and mix in the sounds from the planets into the songs about the planets... I wrote 10 songs:

Track 1: Sol : The Lifegiver (About the Sun)
Track 2: Mercury : The Deadly World
Track 3: Venus : The Melter of Lead
Track 4: Earth : The Origins of Man
Track 5: Mars : The Cold Desert
Track 6: Mighty Jupiter
Track 7: Saturn : The Ringed Giant
Track 8: Uranus : The Mysterious World
Track 9: Neptune : The Frigid Stormy World
Track 10: Pluto : The Lost One

Each song was composed with a very eerie creepy vibe, using folk melodies that were quite oriental sounding at times, but played on high reverberated lead guitars using tremelo picking.  The Rhythm Guitars were done by Kirk but He is no longer a member any more.  He will join me again to help do rhythm guitars on the next UV as well...

Overall the album came out really good.. Each song is different..

Track 1 is a folk metal instrumental with mostly acoustic guitars done in an American folk style.
Track 2 is a melodic thrash song with a heavy melodeth style.
Track 3 is similar but slower and is much more evil sounding. Some folk melodies are added in later
but they sound creepy.
Track 4 is another American Folk Music Instrumental
Track 5 is a fast thrashy Oriental Metal Song
Track 6 is an epic 11 minute long Atmospheric Black Metal Song with Orchestral Elements
Track 7 is a fast technical thrash song
Track 8 is a very progressive melodeth/thrash song with a folk melody in it too.
Track 9 is a blackened thrash song which is sort of sinister sounding
Track 10 is a brutal blackened thrash song to end the cd.

I think the cd came out great.. It sounds a lot different, because it uses black metal vocals but besides that it's pretty cool... Due to Time Contains I had no choice but to do BM vocals for this, which I have gotten good at lately. Good Vocal Performance.... I like the music a lot for this cd, which you can hear here... Get the cd here...

Monday, December 18, 2017

New Unscrupulous Vomit's sound gets completely overhauled to be Atmospheric Oriental Sognametal! UV now sounds like Summoning Meets Windir Meets Melechesh!

So I've been a huge fan of the following Black Metal bands for a few years now...

Windir (Sognametal band - Blends Norwegian folk melodies with black metal)
Summoning (Atmospheric Black Metal Band - has louder keyboards than guitars and blends in
mideival music)
Melechesh (Oriental Black Metal Band - Crossbreeds Black Metal with Middle Eastern Music)

I've always wondered what It sounded like if you crossbreed the three into one sound. If you mixed the three, what would it sound like? I always wondered that... So I put myself up to the challenge of mixing Oriental Black Metal and Atmospheric Black Metal.

I always wrote Oriental Melodies well. Don't ask why. I am not perfect at it and I am quite inexperienced at doing it at a Melechesh Level but melodies Unleashing Vengeance had had a very strong oriental element to them at times so, I wondered if I could do it again...

Crossbreeding in Summoning styled melodies and instrumentation and production with oriental Black Metal is one hell of a challenge. The two just don't mix well.. Getting them to mix was hard. I got insanely lucky. Since I have actually wrote Atmospheric Black Metal before, I thought mixing the two would be something I could do. Poof. 30 minutes later I had written 5 songs.

Songs 1 and 4 have no oriental elements and are normal Atmospheric Black Metal Songs.  However, tracks 2,3 and 5 are a completely different animal, being much more of a mix of Oriental Black metal with Atmospheric Black Metal, complete with Drum Beats, melodies (which are not the best oriental melodies done but they have that vibe) and also have Atmospheric sounds to  them such as the production atmospheric black metal needs (louder keyboards than guitars, echoey production on keyboards, etc) plus medieval elements (Trumpets and stuff)... It's a weird mix but it works...

But mixing the two wasn't enough. I thought later on once I  had perfected the tracks to see if I could add in Sognametal elements into it. I've tried to mix 2 out of 3 of these styles  before, but 3 into one sound? I've never done that at all, and I wondered if I could crossbreed Sognametal melodies and Oriental Melodies to make some weird hybrid. I also thought, sognametal and Atmospheric sound great  together, why not mix all 3! SO I worked on re-writing the songs in 2 phases:

Phase 1:

I added in sognametal style melodies that were based off of Windir's melodies but altered heavily, such as downtuned, timing changes, etc... I played them with these changes on several instruments including keyboards and guitars for tracks 1 and 4. For tracks 2 and 3 I decided I needed to try to mix them with Oriental Melodies. That mix is.... Weird Sounding! I did it well though...

Phase 2:

I decided the sound of the music wasn't Oriental Enough. So I added in Sitar for tracks 2,3 and 5 plus tribal drumming (like on certain Melechesh Songs) for track 5. Now It sounds really odd, but neat...

Can you say Atmospheric Oriental Sognametal? I Can!

In all seriousness, I think I may have made the absolute craziest, weirdest, yet best sounding black metal album I have ever done. It sounds like NOTHING out  there, in any way, yet sounds cool. I decided that this would be the  next Unscrupulous vomit cd (which was going to be about the Dunwich Horror by HP Lovecraft) and the last with  this style. That's right, I don't think I can crossbreed these things this well a second or third time. They just don't work well together normally and the mix is so volatile that it doesn't really flow well, so I don't think I'll be doing this band any further... Fans of Unscrupulous Vomit  will be like "WTF! Melechesh Influences in this! WTH!" but whatever. It had to be done once...

Update : Here we go, the album has been recorded since this post was first made, and the vocals came out great! I did choirs for this cd and they are epic, but don't expect them to sound as good as Summoning's Choirs... I used a multivoice chorus to add multiple voices to the sound when I only sang 1 in the first place.... It's kind of crappy sounding because that effect adds a LOT of noise into the sound and I had to lowe the volume a lot to compensate for that... Anyway, here is a link to the new cd on noisetrade!