Arbrynth – A Place of Buried Light (2020) – Review

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Wait, what? Forest Metal? We had that one already somewhere, right?

And indeed, the muddy ones from the German Black Forest – aka Finsterforst – already claimed that lofty genre. They called it Black Forest Metal. Close enough, I guess.

The slight similarities of the former’s offering with the Australian band Arbrynth‘s A Place of Buried Light made me chuckle a bit, though. Nothing to compare like for like in there, but both bands’ artistic fabric seems to be woven with a similar thread. Must truly be the trees and the Wilde Beasts.

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Red Cain – Kindred: Act I (2019 / 2020) – Review

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The RMR deck crew likes tunes that kind of fall off the mighty freight train of the vile mainstream. Stuff that we somehow cannot classify, or would otherwise ignore. These are the things that all of a sudden haunt this office suite and won’t let go.

Or then again, things that dwell somewhere in the twilight zone of the metal multiverse. Those bands whelping records that you know are good, but you are not quite sure why.

Mainly because their tune is so way off the beaten path that there’s a disconcerting confusion about where this [...] Click to raid more!

Cwn Annwn – Patron Saint (2019) – Review

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Something just piqued my interest. It’s one of these cases, where you expect one thing, and you get quite another. Like you order a T-Bone and you get a lesson in veganism. Okay, it’s not that bad, but we are getting close.

So, here we came across Cwn Annwn, named after the famous Hounds of the Afterworld of Welsh folklore. A band name written in the unspeakable language of the little people from the hills. The descendants of the (very) mystical King Arthur, who valiantly fought the Anglo-Saxons, but finally lost. The folks that got … [...] Click to raid more!

Face The Day – Stuck in the Present (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Face the Day - Stuck in the Present - Album CoverThe RockmusicRaider deck crew sometimes likes to support little known bands. Often so far under ground that they are hardly visible. And some of them want to be known, whereas many others don’t. On many occasions, the latter dwell in the more obscure realms of the metal multiverse. The ones with a purist streak that goes way beyond mere idealism.

And, I daresay, this practice is not the most intelligent way for a blog to get a gazillion of hits and a ton of them YouTube likes that will make you stinking rich. But we do have a somewhat stubbornly [...] Click to raid more!