Eluveitie – Everything Remains (As it Never Was) (2010) – Review

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The 2010 studio album Everything Remains (As it Never Was) from the Swiss Pagan Metal band Eluveitie clearly proved to be an improvement over the already pretty good former production Slania. And yes, I know, there was Evocation I in between. But this one doesn’t really count, it’s an unplugged piece far away from metal.

Now, this new record is much more melodious but still fosters enough aggressive Melodic Death Metal at its core to convince. And they deliver their tune in an improved, but still decidedly own household style and brand. This time, we can actually … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Helvetios (2012) – Review

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Oh, Helvetian Ones, we salute you! You just have to love the drummer on steroids that the Swiss band Eluveitie1) employs. This guy seems to work himself from one frenzy to another on his drums. But then, ’tis the drummer’s fate on fast-moving metal pieces, right?

Helvetios yet again combines modern-day and archaic instruments into a savvy mix of red-hot Melodic Death Metal and olden folk. Pagan or Folk Metal that dissolves into Chrigel Glanzmann’s heavy growls and rumbles, seconded by the angelic voice of Anna Murphy. That’s pretty tasty, ain’t it? But will this new … [...] Click to raid more!

Earthwomb – Becoming Immanence (2021) – Review

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RMR just enjoyed a modern-day Atmospheric Black Metal record. A brand of atmoblack without the smelly shrouds of the dreaded underground. Artfully filthy1), with soaring melodies, and a pint or two of sorrow. And, of course, all technically outstanding with nary a perfectly styled hair out of place.

Yet, there are times when a spiffy production isn’t what our dark souls crave. Instead, we yearn for that fearsome grime and grit. For evil incarnate in a tune that reaches us from the basement of the Dark Lord. Red hot blasts of madness that comfortably rumble across our stomachs, … [...] Click to raid more!

Eldritch – EOS (2021) – Review

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Did you ever buy something without really looking at what’s in the box? Or else, you thought you knew what you got, but the holy unwrapping ceremony brought something slightly different to light?

Such a thing quite often is the reviewer’s fate. Relatively little time is attributed to scouting, there is so much material. And whilst first impressions are often uncannily correct, there are cases where a record reveals its true face later. Sometimes to the point that a promo will finally not get a review.

Eldritch‘s 12th full-length album EOS is one of these special … [...] Click to raid more!