Geisterfels – La Névrose de la Pierre (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Geisterfels - La Névrose de la Pierre - Album Cover I am mad today. Black, raging mad. Eyes turning dark and glowing, horns growing on my front kind of mad. A real cosmic rage of epic proportions is roaring through my dark veins.  

So, what better time to violate a few principles. Even if the mighty god of blogging sez that thou shalt not turn against his Sacred Rulez. Hoots! So, the first one stipulates that you should not review records older than a few months. And for sure not those of last year. Yep, right.

The second one is to kick some high level, festival-cognizant and big label savvy [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten (2017) – Review

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Carach Angren Dance and Laugh Amongst The Rotten Album Cover Sometimes theatrics are just part of the show, there’s nothing else to it. Or they can be part of a band’s DNA, out of which their style and lifeblood emerges. Just look at bands like Cradle of Filth, whose works would be rated much differently, were you to judge them by the music only. Yet – as it turns out – their on-stage and on-clip performance plays an almost equally important role in their fans’ perception. And by that same token for the reviewers and critics as well.

This is something we will see more of, as the music [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Infinitas release Skylla!

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RockmusicRaider Video - Infinitas - Skylla - Civitas Interitus Those having followed the RockmusicRaider webzine last year will certainly remember the Swiss band Infinitas and their 2017 album Civitas Interitus. The album was deemed delightful enough by the RMR deck crew to make it onto the 2017 Top 10 Records, too. And for good reason: Their tune still plays quite often on the mighty RMR music machine to this day.

Since the release of the album, the band went through a series of important line-up changes, but it appears that they are back on surer footing in the meantime. The band has been hard at work and [...] Click to raid more!

Godhead Machinery – Ouroboros (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Godhead Machinery - Ouroboros - Album Cover Is this a case of Yet Another Extreme Metal Band? An ubiquitous metal offering of the garden-variety in approach and execution? 

This often comes to mind when a new jewel case of an Extreme Metal band is cracked open and the metal starts to spill out. Seen it, heard it, got the black t-shirt with the unintelligible darkly magic scripture emblazoned on the front. A record with much of the same brand of metal all over again. With almost no difference from the usual and commonplace delivery of their brethren.

Along with genres like Symphonic Metal, Extreme Metal has become [...] Click to raid more!