Tiamat – Wildhoney (1994) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Tiamat Wildhoney - Album CoverIs it good or bad to be reminded right away of another band, when starting on a review of one? Wildhoney of the Swedish gig Tiamat does exactly that to you. And the album resembles in style to what we get to hear from bands like Moonspell and of Pink Floyd. Yes, the one and only; no fucking kidding.

But even if this is so, it means that Tiamat display vision, creativity and courage to go to places where no others were before, taking inspiration from other work (in this case Pink Floyd). Unfortunately there is a lot of LSD induced shit they put onto this very greenwashed dish of vinyl.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Caladan Brood – Echoes of Battle (2013) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Caladan Brood Echoes of Battle - Album CoverLooking for stellar Atmospheric Black Metal? An epic battle of forces unknown?  Morowind on steroids? The 2013 début album Echoes of Battle of the startup Caladan Brood cuts you right down the middle, chews you up and spits you out again. Straight into the grand Epic Atmospheric Black Metal landscape they portray, mixed into this is here black magic potion.

Okay, you purists, admitted! They cruise (very, very) dangerously close to the abominable crime of copycat, sounding like Summoning in a way that is – almost exactly like them. And they indeed take the typically Chinese art of plagiarism a little far. Just look at the logo and be amazed.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Universal Theory – The Most Attractive Force (2015) – Review

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Universal-Theory-The-Most-Attractive-Force-cd-coverUniversal Theory beckons us. With their newest and best, called The Most Attractive Force for release to the esteemed public by end of August 2015. 

Now wait a minute, you bunch of Einsteins! Was the Universal Theory not the Theory of Everything? But this is actually a band joining us from Spain. And you know what? Sometimes I wanna whack these bands for their choice of brand names, but then again, this is kind of part of this genre in a way.

But joking apart: Whenever I listen to Universal Theory‘s brand of Atmospheric Metal (coming complete with integrated pop metal attacks…), this inevitably reminds me of the German gig Blutengel.Got hooked? Raid this some more...