Karkaos – Children of the Void (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Karkaos - Children of the Void - Album Cover I just started twirling Children of the Void from the Canadian band Karkaos. Well, hell’s bells, this beat hitting my sound system from the cold Atlantic shores seemingly delivers some déjà-vu mix of Avantasia and a healthy tot of SireniaA much more ballsy version, though, and Avantasia would have to come down from their lofty heights and add some serious friggin’ crunch to match that.

The enigma however lies in the supposed weakness of the metal during these first minutes. Because the Canadian metal and rock community usually does have a pretty vicious bite to it. [...] Click to raid more!

NordWitch – Mørk Profeti (2016) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Nordwitch - Mork Profeti - Album CoverTo stand out from this vast Death Metal populace is hard. Real hard. I usually find an endless procession of coequal black-clad Death Metal outfits of all flavors on my promo list.

All of those trying to sell the same bland 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 are able to just give you this trifle added spice.

NordWitch is one of them. Back in January of this year, the band already got on the RockmusicRaider radar. And a [...] Click to raid more!

Delain – Moonbathers (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Delain - Moonbathers - Album CoverI’ll be damned, time flies really fast. It is already ten years and five full length albums down the road for the Dutch Symphonic and Gothic Metal band Delain. Now crowned with their latest record Moonbathers

Already their very first album Lucidity impressed me greatly. To find a debut of an unknown band at such a level of professionalism was astounding. The whole record exuded a freshness and carefree attitude that – sadly – started lacking on future albums.

And of course the undeniable vocal powers – then and now – of Charlotte Wessels contributed greatly to the [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Canadian Black Metallers Eohum attack again in March!

RockmusicRaider - Eohum - Ealdfaeder - Album Cover Whoa! Somebody is fucking with my brain!

Just listening to the streamer screamer extract The Apathetic Plague from Eohum‘s latest EP Ealdfaeder. And they are going deep down. Deep, deep down to the essence of Black Metal, with a somewhat doomish and atmospheric tinge.

Then out of the black abyss they hit you with some Progressive elements in their tune. By doing so Eohum create their very own brand in this vast Black Metal universe.

Well, by Thor’s mighty hammer, that is really not bad.

Ealdfaeder features guest drummer Simon Mackay on a few select tracks (The Agonist – [...] Click to raid more!