Rotting Christ – Khronos (2000) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Rotting Christ - Khronos - Album CoverWe write the year 2000. This was the time when the world awoke to the Y2K disaster that did not happen, even if it was widely hyped. Christ did not return to this mortal coil neither, nor the devil for that matter. No earthquakes to speak of, the Earth did not break up and no major asteroids hit the blue planet. A non-event after all these predictions, Nostradamus be damned.

But the Black Metal universe in contrast spawned a felt gazillion of metal records. To cite just two of them: Immortal crab-walked themselves into Damned in Black and Gorgoroth hailed the beginnings of their master with Incipit Satan.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Within Temptation – Mother Earth (2000) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Within Temptation - Mother Earth - Album CoverKind of changing direction, but still following the vein of its predecessor Enter, the year 2000 creation and 2nd full studio album Mother Earth of the Dutch band Within Temptation is an astonishing piece of work. Actually, the first release was in The Netherlands and then, following in the rest of Europe as of 2001.

Perhaps a bit too much in a hazy, tree hugger kind of style, but still very varied, with a few extremely good tracks in them. They called their new style ‘Celtic’ – Grrmph! – whatever in hell this might mean. And very importantly, they got rid of the Death Grunts that really were never very good with them.Got hooked? Raid this some more...