Ukrainian bands @ RMR, a summary!

RockmusicRaider - Ukraine Coverage 2022

Since its inception, the RMR webzine offers band coverage from 40 countries all over the world, plus a handful of outfits that garnered the label ‘international’. And that is simply because they’re not really based in any one country, but sport members scattered all about the blue planet. Ukraine is part of that august assembly of territories that we currently cover.

Now, the recent unsavory, violent, and utterly catastrophic events in that country made us ponder how we could better support these artists on our blog. And this with the limited means that a music webzine like ours has at … [...] Click to raid more!

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (2019) – Review

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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. The … [...] Click to raid more!

Wormlight – Wrath of the Wilds (2018) – Review

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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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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 digs … [...] Click to raid more!