Godhead Machinery – Ouroboros (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Godhead Machinery - Ouroboros - Album CoverIs this a case of Yet Another Extreme Metal Band? An ubiquitous metal offering of the garden-variety in approach and execution? This often comes to mind when a new jewel case of an Extreme Metal band is cracked open and the metal starts to spill out. Seen it, heard it, got the black t-shirt with the unintelligible darkly magic scripture emblazoned on the front. A record with much of the same brand of metal all over again. With almost no difference from the usual and commonplace delivery of their brethren.

Along with genres like Symphonic Metal, Extreme Metal has become somewhat of a household brand. And many fans blatantly expect to get the same or – at least – similar slices of their metal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: The Revenge of the Goat, by Hellfire!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Hellfire - Goat Revenge - Album CoverUnholy Metal Crunch! What is this loudness torturing my eardrums? Something crude. In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi? Well, almost, but blasphemously close enough. A juicy mix of a thrashy Heavy Metal beat, Death Metal and deep, dark Black Metal. And the EP Goat Revenge from the Ukrainian horde Hellfire really puts the pedal to the metal on this one in a way seldom heard these days.

Unleashing full-blooded, highly potent riffs together with throaty Death Metal growls and Black Metal rasps, their tune will awake your head-banging urges, make no mistake. At times Goat Revenge sounds like a meatier, more energized sibling of the late NordWitch record.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Stortregn – Singularity (2016) – Review

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Stortregn Singularity Album CoverIt looks like the City of Calvin in Switzerland is a haven for Black Metal. RockmusicRaider just covered Rorcal – a somewhat extreme, very black pot of this kind of #metal ale – and now we are finding more of that. Not sure if the nice and politically correct people around the UN compound are aware of that. Or perhaps they are secretly part of the audience pouring blood over themselves? Who knows.

What strikes me with the Swiss band Stortregn right from the start is the guitar work. Straight from Heavy Metal heaven. Heavy Metal?? Nothing in their 3rd full length album Singularity could be farther from the truth.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Newcomer NordWitch plans to go large!

RockmusicRaider Newsflasch - NordWitch 2016Whoever said newcomers first need some action and experience before they deliver? These guys step right in with an alluring style of Black and Death Metal combined.

We talk about NordWitch, the Blackened Death Metal band from the cold East – Ukraine and Hungary to be precise. The band formed in February 2015 and started to produce some exceedingly powerful material. Their concept bases itself on satanism, occultism and mythology of the ancient Scandinavia. By Loki, I like that. 

The band’s foundations were laid by Mary Crematorium (vocals) and guitarists Max and Leo. All of them experienced musicians, they bring with them knowledge of some 10 years of musical projects already.Got hooked? Raid this some more...