Crypt Sermon – The Ruins of Fading Light (2019) – Review

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I have an almost sentimental connection to Crypt Sermon. The review for their first full-length record Out of the Garden came to this blog when I seriously started to contemplate continuing with this endeavor. And their album really did get me on this road of loads of work – and little reward.

Now this – at that time – little known band did show a lot of promise. An outfit that we thought would really start to shine further down the road with a little more action under their belt.

Supposedly.

So, here we are, … [...] Click to raid more!

Cwn Annwn – Patron Saint (2019) – Review

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Something just piqued my interest. It’s one of these cases, where you expect one thing, and you get quite another. Like you order a T-Bone and you get a lesson in veganism. Okay, it’s not that bad, but we are getting close.

So, here we came across Cwn Annwn, named after the famous Hounds of the Afterworld of Welsh folklore. A band name written in the unspeakable language of the little people from the hills. The descendants of the (very) mystical King Arthur, who valiantly fought the Anglo-Saxons, but finally lost. The folks that got … [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Where Corpses Sink Forever (2012) – Review

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Epic. This denomination sometimes comes to mind for records in genres like Symphonic Metal. But very often with a pretty negative connotation attached to it. 

Because time and again, many of those bands really go way over board with whatever it is they try to achieve. To the point of an identity crisis full of molten cheese, where these outfits cannot decide if they want to be an opera or not.

Now, to project such a prodigious award on an Extreme Metal or Black Metal band is relatively rare. The epic label is not unheard of neither. But you’d often [...] Click to raid more!

Carpe Noctem – Vitrun (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Carpe Noctem - Vitrun - Album Cover Are you in the mood for some harsh metal? The mood to face the terrors of the underbelly of the metal multiverse?

If so, take the black door to your left. The one that leads to the square with the blood-red columns, where the cold wastes start and the terrifying winds blow. Those that will chill your soul with their unearthly howling. Just before the gods of the underground spew forth their heated breath to roast it to a crisp.

Some time ago we covered Dodecahedron with its pointed splinters of sharpened Extreme Metal. We marched through Darkend‘s horrors, [...] Click to raid more!