Newsflash: Mist of Misery in Isolation!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Mist of Misery - Fields of Isolation - Album CoverThe RockmusicRaider talent scout is on the prowl again. Always looking for new, slightly different undercurrents in the rock and metal multiverse, we came across the Swedish band Mist of Misery and their newest mini album Fields of Isolation. What do they have on offer? A tasty mix of Atmospheric Black Metal and Post Black Metal with a doomish, melancholic twist. 

Drawing from many influences in the Black Metal world, their tune sounds like a mix of Ashbringer, Sojourner and Eschatos. Throw in some early Dimmu Borgir, Burzum and a trifle Gorgoroth with a heavy dose of doom and depression and you got yourself a tasty cauldron of this very special broth.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Wormlight re-issue Bloodfields!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Wormlight - Bloodfields - Album CoverDo you feel anger today? And I don’t mean frustration. I mean white-hot, seething anger? Well, I do. Then what better thing than to find a lava-drenched chunk of Melodic Black Metal to soothe it. Fight fire with fire in a sense, the kind of anger management every metal head can buy into wholeheartedly, right? And I found just the right medication in the 2016 re-release of Bloodfields, the 2nd EP of the Swedish Black Metal outfit Wormlight.

And why on earth are we featuring a re-release from last year? Well, first this is great, crunchy Black Metal with just the right hint at melody to keep it interesting. A short, but action-packed offering of dark riffs, soaring solos and screamy vocals that for sure will awake your head-banging urges. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Vanha – Within the Mist of Sorrow (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Within The Mist fo Sorrow - Album Cover2016 was a pretty good year for all things doom, methinks. RockmusicRaider just released a review on the US band Khemmis and their kind of progressive and melodious doomish self. And – whoom – here we go again. The fearless RMR scout team just unearthed a tasty morsel of a similar ilk from very late in 2016. But mostly delivered in best, growly Doom Metal fashion – with clear vocals and croaks expertly mixed. And the team here thought that the slowly chugging beat of My Dying Bride could not be bested. But the Swedish act Vanha with their début Within the Mist of Sorrow are a sure contender to do just that.

Vanha contributes just that decisive additional quantum of technical prowess and lemon-scented sadness to their weeping piece of work that Paradise Lost never chose to enact in their latest. They take emotion and desperation to a whole new level. It is only The Reticent and their offering in 2016 who beat them to the punch lately. Of course, the latter is more hunting the holy prog grounds and does not necessarily partake in the Doom Metal crowd. Now back to Vanha: How to describe this raging torrent of sadness hurtling towards us? Well, it is really this mix of a goodly measure of Paradise Lost together with two large shots of Draconian Sovran-esqe sad-drops in it.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!