Panychida – Haereticalia – The Night Battles (2016) – Review

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At first Haereticalia – The Night Battles of the Czech outfit Panychida, just sounds like any other Symphonic Metal band trying their often frugal orchestral muscle out on the unsuspecting fan crowd.

Already the intro waltzes away like something straight from Central Europe, somewhat of a baroque classical style with a slightly Austrian touch.

Which makes sense to an extent.

Panychida are joining us from Plzeň in the Czech Republic. An area, more known for its beer, classical music (not metal, sadly), and loads of history. So, you kind of wonder where this is all going. Until the evil [...] Click to raid more!

Antyra – Pentachronist (2015) – Review

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This is going to be a first: RMR promoting a record containing a whopping five intros1), plus a master overture at the very beginning. Some of that stuff dwells outrageously far out in fairyland and is in part so bad you just want to slam the door shut in their face.

But you won’t, believe me. Because this whole magic brew somehow sticks to you like goo from the abyss and won’t let you go until you have surrendered your soul to it.

Antyra and their debut studio full-length album Pentachronist will do that to you. Chaotic, scratchy, dissonant, blackened – [...] Click to raid more!