Geisterfels – La Névrose de la Pierre (2017) – Review

Last updated on 13 January 2021

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I am mad today. Black, raging mad. Eyes turning dark and glowing, horns growing on my front kind of mad. A real cosmic rage of epic proportions is roaring through my dark veins.  

So, what better time to violate a few principles. Even if the mighty god of blogging sez that thou shalt not turn against his Sacred Rulez. Hoots! So, the first one stipulates that you should not review records older than a few months. And for sure not those of last year.

Yep, right.

The second one is to kick some high [...] Click to raid more!

Ildra – Eðelland (2011 / 2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ildra - Eðelland - Album Cover Some bands bury themselves so far underground, it is amazing that we can actually find them. You need to be a tunnel rat for Norad to unearth them, though. And still, you will be able to find them only with some sort of nuclear powered detection device. Or else they will just dig down further, like some giant metal mole in a cosmic rage.

A myriad of Black Metal outfits have already tried this hide-and-seek approach, wearing masks and threatening everybody and sundry with the Dark Lord, should they try to uncover their identity. [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gotland and the Call from the Grave!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Gotland - Bathory Cover Call From the Grave - Artwork You surely remember one Tomas Börje Forsberg. This is at least how he called himself back in time. Forsberg was more famously known by the moniker Quorthon, and as the founder of the Black Metal turned Viking Metal band Bathory. This band released some truly mysterious and electrifying stuff back in their time. Until their leader’s demise in 2004 at the age of 39 years put a brutal stop to things.

I am not a big fan of covers, and they don’t get published often at the RMR webzine. This may be [...] Click to raid more!

Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika (2016) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika - Album CoverThe things we missed in 2016. And it is 67 minutes of raw and corny metal issued by one of the most prodigious metal bands out there. The Finnish outfit Moonsorrow released their 7th full length album Jumalten Aika (The Age of Gods) last year. This after five years of wait, when many thought that nothing would be forthcoming anymore. And boy is this a peppered dish.

And it is funny. I am hearing their sound described as Folk Metal a lot.

Yet, I hear the mighty ogres marching towards the King’s castle, making [...] Click to raid more!