Ildra – Eðelland (2011 / 2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ildra - Eðelland - Album CoverSome 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. But seldom have we come across [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Narbeleth take the chains off Indomitvs!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Narbeleth - Indomitvs - Album CoverAre you in the mood? Because you must be in the mood for this. Yes? Well then, follow me down that blackened tunnel to the spot where Narbeleth lustfully indulge in their Black Metal tune. The band’s newest album Indomitvs just delivers whatever my black metal heart desires this dark morning. Right up there with the likes of Batushka‘s Litourgyia or the ritualistic Darkend.   

Their menu: Traditional Black Metal in all its unholy Northern splendor. And this without a lot of the current-day theatrics that we have to put up with. At least this is the first impression. [...] Click to raid more!

Forteresse – Thèmes pour la Rébellion (2016) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion - Album CoverI am usually not all too impressed by the scratchy, noisy, lo-fi Black Metal concoctions most of the underground bands liked to throw at us back in time. Their light has gradually waned over time, but you still find a considerable community still today: The hidden-in-the-woods outfits, only allowing a handful of copies to reach the world of us unworthy earthlings.

And some of them delivering on ancient cassette tape sound support only, still today. Forsooth! Kind of eclectic, these days, when you gotta hunt around the attic to find a player. If you own one still at all, that [...] Click to raid more!