Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Fleshgod Apocalypse - Veleno - Album Cover I got a headache. A big one. So, time to break out that Aspirin, will ya. Or I’ll probably die from metal poisoning, or – worse – turn into a metal zombie.

And this after only one full listen of Veleno, the newest heap of mighty Death Metal from the flamboyant Italians of Fleshgod Apocalypse

For those who thought that King contained enough full metal jacket for a lifetime, come again. Because Veleno is an all-out attack on your metallic sensory system. A friggin’ 62 minutes of full frontal assault, filled to the brim with sharp-edged steel. So [...] Click to raid more!

Wormlight – Wrath of the Wilds (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Wormlight - Wrath of the Wilds - Album Cover Let’s descend into the pit once again, shall we? And burn a little very black ink on that bloodied altar that eagerly awaits its next ritual.

Wormlight from Sweden are on the prowl again. And their 2018 offering Wrath of the Wilds hungers to be seen.

And there’s urgency.

The band already got on our best dark side with their latest EP Bloodfields, and we somehow kept a lookout ever since. Only this time, the radar must have rusted shut, and we are somewhat late with a review. But who cares, as long as the sound is just right, [...] Click to raid more!

Helrunar – Vanitas Vanitatvm (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Helrunar - Vanitas Vanitatum - Album Cover Nostalgia. The yearning for some long-vanished swathes of time. Events you once enjoyed, and somehow they still feel good today. And you (kind of) wish to travel back in time and be there again. The feeling is some sort of retroactive déjà-vu, a vague sentiment of useless comfort – most of the time. But in reality all of that is lost in the corridors of time. And will never, ever come back.

Or will it?

Because the German Black Metallers Helrunar serve a very special ritual with their 7th full length record Vanitas Vanitatvm (vanity of vanities). The record really [...] Click to raid more!

2017 Top 10 Records

I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about came out. But time does move fast when you are having fun. And we now need to attack the 2017 Top 10 quickly, lest another few months go by. 

Methinks that the records retained in 2017 were not as blackened as in former years. Instead, we found a fair share of interesting progressive and avant-garde records that bubbled to the surface. Many bands also engaged in all flavors of ‘post-rock or metal’, and those – I admit – delivered the best quality stuff, in general. In other [...] Click to raid more!