Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (2019) – Review

Last updated on 20 March 2021

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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, [...] Click to raid more!

Wormlight – Wrath of the Wilds (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!

Helrunar – Vanitas Vanitatvm (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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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[...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2017 Top 10 Records

Last updated on 29 October 2020

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I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about released. 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 pieces 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, [...] Click to raid more!