Malice Divine – Malice Divine – Review

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Yet another one-man show. Right? Usually, those jacks of all trades risk ending up in a mess of tinny guitars and moldy vocals. It is a fucking revelation that some of them actually cut it, and with kudos to boot. But often you get that quagmire of one who wants to nail it by himself, but it never quite sounds right.

Malice Divine hovered around our radar for a long time, and way beyond the self-titled album’s release date. That’s one of those records of the ‘me-too’ kind. It constantly pops up like this kid that wants a … [...] Click to raid more!

Narbeleth – Svmma Cvm Nox Arcana – Review

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It’s funny, I just listened to an age-old 1996 record of Astarte, the Greek (almost) all-girl Black Metal band,1) all over again. So, I was really fired up for some good, church-burning Scandinavian Black Metal. All lookouts manned, and gun crews ready to fire.

And sure enough, the folks from Narbeleth appeared on our search radar with a new album. We already had a short run-in with them on the excellent Indomitvs some time ago. Back then, the band’s Black Metal prowess truly made us listen up. Theirs is the real thing. A band with Cuban origins and … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Mist of Misery plow The Fields of Isolation!

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The RockmusicRaider talent scout is on the prowl again. Always looking for new, slightly different undercurrents in the rock and metal multiverse, we came across the Swedish band Mist of Misery and their newest mini-album Fields of Isolation. What do they have on offer? A tasty mix of Atmospheric Black Metal and Post Black Metal with a doomy, melancholic twist. And all of that comes at a pretty cosmic scale.

In a way, their tune sounds like a mix of Ashbringer, Palus Somni, and Eschatos. Then add some early Dimmu Borgir, Burzum, and a trifle … [...] Click to raid more!

Sectlinefor – Kissing Strangers During An Outbreak – Review

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This week’s mission was to find the review request with the nerdiest album available in our review pipe. A band so much outside of our already unusually large boundaries that they actually should be banned instead of let in. Folks that should earn the RMR Cringe Award, but not get a free and full review with all of those (questionable) honors.

And the RMR deck crew is (un)happy to announce that we found the culprit. The unsuspecting winner of the current weirdo prize is – Sectlinefor and their new record Kissing Strangers During An Outbreak.

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