Stortregn – Emptiness Fills The Void (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Stortregn - Emptiness Fills The Void - Album CoverStortregn‘s 2016 record Singularity starts with this friggin’ solo. First one guitar, then the second chiming in. Very unusual for the genre they so avidly depict. But this … thing juicily draws you in, a magic metal pull. And down you go through the rabbit hole, where overheated amps shred a growling sound made for the true metalhead. Such stellar beginnings and the ensuing performance will be very difficult to beat on the next record. 

So, with some trepidation the RockmusicRaider crew stood in waiting for this new offering from the metal hotheads [...] Click to raid more!

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.

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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 [...] Click to raid 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?? [...] Click to raid more!