Morass of Molasses – The Ties that Bind (2019) – Review

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The Sticky Ones are on the prowl again. Those named after the 1919 Boston Flood disaster that drowned, injured or otherwise killed scores of people in a tsunami of sticky, sugary goo.

Morass of Molasses already got on our radar with their debut These Paths We Tread. An album that surely excels with its sticky sludge and sappy, somewhat slow-motion delivery of all types of Stoner-esque delights.

In many ways, their newest record The Ties that Bind really latches on to where its predecessor left off. They still stick all that fuzzy goodness that Stoner … [...] Click to raid more!

Marianas Rest – Ruins (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Marianas Rest - Ruins - Album Cover“I had a dream, which was not all a dream”!

Ruins of Marianas Rest starts with a monologue that moves you out into space. One that Carach Angren could not have done better. And – truly – the tune and story also keeps you hostage to all sorts of horrors.

Only here, we have troubles of the mind that are at stake. Internalized terrors that somehow surface, when you least expect them. And not miscellaneous war crimes, or other horrifying dark urges.

But first and foremost, my question was: Where in Hel’s name do these solemnly marching metal sounds [...] Click to raid more!

Meadows End – The Grand Antiquation (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Meadows End - The Grand Antiquation - Album CoverIt looks like this blog needs a bit more growling to move it back to our metal roots. Lately we were hunting about the folksy parts of the music industry a lot. And finally ended up in cheese covered Power Metal lands, populated by fantasy cookie monsters and fairy dust. 

So, it is great news that Meadows End finally came forward with their new full length album The Grand Antiquation.

True to their credo, Meadows End kick off their 39 minute offering with a mix of Fleshgod Apocalypse, the hearty rumbling of Noumena and a slice of Wolfheart[...] Click to raid more!