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!

Video: Our Future Line by Gone In April!

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The US-based band Gone in April continue to work on the success and successful implementation of their 2016 record Threads of Existence. The band around Julie Bélanger Roy already issued a very well-crafted video called As Hope Welcomes Death not quite a year ago. This one dealt with deathly matters of the straightforward, earthly kind, if we can call it that.

Now, their latest concoction Our Future Line touches upon the realms of parental abuse, isolation, desolation, nightmarish visions and their creatures that haunt you along the way. The video tells a pretty gruesome, gory and tough story, based [...] Click to raid more!

Video: As Hope Welcomes Death by Gone In April!

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Back in 2016 the US/Canadian band unchained their sophomore album Threads of Existence. A sturdy, yet dark Gothic and Symphonic Metal piece that garnered quite some attention in the RockmusicRaider officescape.

Well, they continued to work on their material and just unlocked the doors to their new video As Hope Welcomes Death – located at mid-point in the track list.

Shot in a pretty dramatic, action-laden World War II inspired setting, the clip captures the essence of the track really well. A great screen performance, combined with a sound that fits the [...] Click to raid more!