Wormlight – Wrath of the Wilds (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Wormlight - Wrath of the Wilds - Album Cover Let’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 [...] Click to raid more!

Meadows End – The Grand Antiquation (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Meadows End - The Grand Antiquation - Album Cover It looks like this blog needs a bit more growling to move it back to our metal roots. Lately we were hunting about the folksy parts of the music industry a lot. And finally ended up in cheese covered Power Metal lands, populated by fantasy cookie monsters and fairy dust. 

So, it is great news that Meadows End finally came forward with their new full length album The Grand Antiquation.

True to their credo, Meadows End kick off their 39 minute offering with a mix of Fleshgod Apocalypse, the hearty rumbling of [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Melancholia - Album Cover Solemnly 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.

And you will want more of it. Because, indeed [...] Click to raid more!

Meadows End – Sojourn (2016 / 2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Meadows End - Soujourn - Album Cover Now, 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.

The Swedish Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal band Meadows [...] Click to raid more!