NordWitch – Mørk Profeti (2016) – Review

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To stand out from this vast Extreme Metal populace is hard. Real hard. I usually find an endless procession of coequal black-clad outfits of all flavors on my promo list. Some are a bit clownish, others real ritual seekers. As in invoking a daemon, that kind of thing.

All of them try to sell the same bland ol’ soup all over again. Jockeying for position in a genre that somehow lost a lot of its luster over time. And then there are those bands that can just give you this trifle of added spice.

NordWitch is one of them. Back in January … [...] Click to raid more!

10 Most Popular Posts @ RMR – Edition I

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Howdy fans and friends!

It is time again to take stock of sounds discovered and bands unearthed. But for the first time from an angle of the posts themselves and how they rated with you, the readers. The RockmusicRaider officescape would, of course, like to think that the likes and shares are a result of masterful penmanship.

But, hey, dream on. The written word is one of the vectors to get to the most popular posts, of course. But it is the musicians that really delivered their music with their hearts’ blood and essence of their mutual souls. And this [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Reticent release The Decision!

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In 2016, The Reticent issued one of the best – if not THE best – Progressive Metal album of the year called On the Eve of a Goodbye. And I am not saying this lightly.

The emotional discharge, genuine passion, and musical prowess are such that the record ended up on spot number two of the 2016 Top Ten Records in the RMR universe. And the record still rocks a lot on the RMR mighty sound machine. So much so that the tear-drenched tune risks rusting the metal it is built on.

The band continues to flesh out their [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2016 Top 10 Records

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Well, it is time for some 2016 Top 10 reflections on RockmusicRaiders‘ most coveted findings for the last year. And it might turn out to be a few more than ten, but we will keep the official ranking to this magic number. We will just add a few honorable releases to the list that kinda missed this Viking fighting ship. The list is also a reflection on those bands that got us thinking and managed to mess up the peace (of mind) and quiet of the writer supreme on this blog.

And it was a funny year: Seamlessly latching on [...] Click to raid more!