Batushka – Hospodi (2019) – Review

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Hospodi

The big question was if or if not we should review the two offerings of Batushka that are currently out. Because the members of this band caused themselves more trouble than necessary, and generated a major controversy in the process. Which is – of course – not necessarily a good thing, as this wastes energy and resources. Energy that could have been used to write stellar material, not feeding egos and paying lawyers.

It is also an unarguable fact that Hospodi would not exist without this unnecessary drama that spilled into the open lately. Yet, … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka: Hospodi or Panihida? A controversy made in Black Metal Hell!

What a sad pickle.

At the very end of 2015, RockmusicRaider covered this unknown band called Batushka. A new star on the Black Metal horizon serving us Litourgyia on a platter of mightily sepulchral orthodox chanting.

Apparently from Poland, but very secretive at first, they unloaded their unholy wares on the unsuspecting metal crowd. With an unprecedented success to boot. Specialists and critics gushed over the record as if there was no tomorrow. Finally, a band emerged that could slake that blinding thirst for some real Black Metal in a dry desert populated by posers and wannabe … [...] Click to raid more!

Wormlight – Wrath of the Wilds (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Wormlight - Wrath of the Wilds - Album CoverLet’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!