Newsflash: Malacoda fancy Ritualis Aeterna!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Malacoda - Ritualis Aeterna - Album CoverMalacoda flapped about the RMR offices mutual conscience for a long while already, like one of them big fat vampire bats. The ones from places where the moon reigns supreme with its big, shiny fangs. Their EP Ritualis Aeterna initially released in December 2016 and now got on global distribution by this January 2018.

Named after a character in Dante Alghieri’s Inferno, Malacoda takes the idea of Gothic Metal to a next level. The band paints this vivid, slightly decadent debauchery of soundscapes in bold baroque and Victorian strokes. Some sort of a delicious, epic pandemonium, slightly reminiscent of Kamelot with a hint of Fleshgod Apocalypse and early Xandria at times.

Despite its shortness, Ritualis Aeterna conveys a sense of symphonic, darkly melodic complexity that may repel you with its tendency to gripe electronically at first.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Et Moriemur – Ex Nihilo In Nihilum (2014 / 2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Et Moriemur - Ex Nihilo in Nihilum - Album CoverSometimes records sit in the review pipe for no good reason for a very long time. And get passed over time and time again, just to be rediscovered more by accident than by design. This so happened with the Dying Ones from the Czech Republic. In 2014 Et Moriemur unleashed a pretty underrated Doom Metal album called Ex Nihilo In Nihilum via Solitude Productions. Just to get a re-issue very late in 2016 by Minotauro Records. So, why feature this album on the blog now, so very long after the fact?

First because they are good at what they do. There is no mistaking the doomish flavor in everything present on that disc. Et Moriemur adroitly mix contemporaries like My Dying Bride and Vanha with a whiff or early Tiamat.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Fifteen for Infinight!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - InfiNight - Fifteen - Album CoverDo you thirst for comfort in Heavy Metal? Something with enough oomph to please da stainless self, yet not used to beat you into the dust with at the same time? Clear, concisely written tracks, delivered with German precision? Well, then good ‘ol RockmusicRaider might just have the remedy for ye. 

Here’s to a blurb, released end of 2016 by the German band InfiNight. Their birthday EP Fifteen – for 15 years of service – will slay that burning thirst for stellar metal in a heartbeat. They feature this very precise Heavy / Power Metal style, a real healer after all that fuzziness the metal music world seems to disintegrate into these days.

The disc comes complete with all the trappings such a metallic EP should contain.Got hooked? Raid this some more...