Grim Ravine – It’s a long way down, To Where You Are (2020) – Review

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Do you like diving? I do. Or at least, I did. Because Corona killed all the joys of life for the moment. Boy, you can’t even get no beer of that name no more. They just shut the factory down in Mexico, which is a bummer.

But when diving was still en vogue not so long ago, I did enjoy that peace and quiet down there in those blue waters. Corals, colorful fish – and the occasional dread when a shark eyes you too closely.

But the farther you go down, the murkier things become. Darkness prevails, and soon you … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost – Live Review – Wembley Arena 2019

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If you’re not familiar with Ghost, it is quite difficult to explain what they bring to the table. Even their musical style is questioned. Some call them a metal band, others scoff at the mention of such an idea and call them a rock band.

The right answer is somewhere in the middle of those two opinions.

Ghost are very much a rock band that dips their fingers in all sorts of pies. Metal, pop, and classical elements are wrapped around a solid hard rock foundation that is both unique and compelling. And that’s before … [...] Click to raid more!

Gone in April – Shards of Light (2019) – Review

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Will the metal fan crowd still find Gothic Metal bands out there worth their salt? A difficult proposition at best. Because we have heard and seen it all.

Or have we?

And – more importantly – there is no such thing as typical Gothic Metal. The genre more describes a trend and serves as a recipient for a hodgepodge of different styles and variations. Much like other genres.

For example Pagan Metal, which is always driven by historical beliefs that go beyond the lore of the nailed god. And one that – for sure – … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gone in April release If You Join Me!

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Sometimes you can feel those vibes. The promise of bands that appear on the scene. Those that are not quite famous yet, but have got the goods to go places – in time.

So happened with Gone In April that the RMR crew took a liking to. And already their last 2016 full-length Threads of Existence had us pretty much hooked.

Now finally, the band released a new video called If You Join Me. The one providing that welcome glimpse into their new album Shards of Light due out in early September 2019.

And as always with this band, … [...] Click to raid more!