Whispered – Metsutan: Songs of the Void (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Whispered - Metsutan - Album Cover So, what have we here? Some sort of modern-time Hakkapeliitta yelling “Ei! Ei! Oh!” as they storm the stage? Scary! And it does not seem to fit, now, does it? This band is coming from Finland, not Japan.

But then again it does: ‘Cause it’s called Samurai Metal, that’s what!

I must say, this piping hot and spicy miso soup Whispered have created with their third album Metsutan: Songs of the Void will fill your metal heart with joy.

In fact, this somehow sounds like the latest of Insomnium gone East with a dose of Children of Bodom that just [...] Click to raid more!

Amon Amarth – Jomsviking (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Amon Amarth - Jomsviking - Album Cover The music really fits the theme. Even if it bemoans times long past and a mythology long out of fashion. The Holy Roman Church usurped that top spot a considerable time ago, and with some bloody vengeance, too.

We are talking about the Vikings and their actions, famous for invasions, violence, and rape. This was a gore-laden time, but promising a lot of profit, if these marauders were victorious. And they have been, pretty much at every location, their little dragon boats could reach. Perhaps the most famous actions were the invasions of the British Isles. Back when the years [...] Click to raid more!

Vinterblot – Realms of the Untold (2016) – Review

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Vinterblot Realms of the Untold Album Cover Imagine Apulia in Italy! Nice weather, good food, an abundance of beach. But home of blackened Melodic Death Metal with a Viking touch? Sounds kind of strange. But some of that is indeed to be found there.

Vinterblot join us from Bari, the beautiful coastal city way down in the South towards the heel of the boot. And they just unleashed their newest full-length record Realms of the Untold this early 2016. Looks like their Teutonic ancestors from long ago are still in their blood and genes somehow. Hence the proverbial and brutal fury they let loose on this record.[...] Click to raid more!