Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Melancholia - Album CoverSolemnly marching Death Doom Metal sounds with a melodic twist have a soothing quality. Comfort in dark, dreary sounds. Drenched in a sea of sorrow and countless tears.

Don’t you think?

Just savor the soaring guitars that always kind of feel out of place. Yet they must be there, or the tune sounds incomplete. Or visit the measured growls that compete with clear voice lyrics, as the theme and atmosphere demands. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

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Meadows End – Sojourn (2016 / 2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Meadows End - Soujourn - Album CoverNow, imagine you would marry the evil twin of Nightwish to Insomnium and giving the female front of the former the boot first. You would in all probability beget a magic child called Meadows End.

Their style mixes the Scandinavian kind of Death Metal with not very subtle symphonic elements. And this gets us a sound that is pretty unique. Even if further influences like Omnium Gatherum, Amon Amarth and a tad of Wolfheart cannot be denied.

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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 [...] Click to raid more!