Valfreya – Promised Land (2017) – Review

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I am unsure where this somewhat morbid fascination with the history of marauding Norsemen going Viking comes from. After all, they invaded the homesteads of foreign populations, looted, killed, raped, and enslaved until there was no one left. And then they settled the lands for whatever it was worth. I believe the dwellers of the early English kingdoms would have a few stories to tell.

But here we are, and Viking Metal bands are legion these days. And let’s face it: Metal with all its dark facets is just perfect to describe yonder sea adventures and battles alike. RockmusicRaider already … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Colosso test the Apocalypse!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Aye, the four horsemen, straight from biblical horror stories central. One of the most charming tales this book has to offer.

And I love the idea. Looks like we have ourselves a theme right in line with today’s terror-ridden world of Corona angst and cheap fears of impending doom.

Colosso and their newest EP Apocalypse stepped right into this panicked mess our lives have become lately. And they do that with a Death Metal piece that I have rarely seen done this way lately. A varied piece of Extreme Metal served with a skill … [...] Click to raid more!

Necronomicon – UNUS (2019) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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It is high time to clean up the loose ends that still flap about our review pipe from last year. On top of that, we – for sure – don’t want to upset the Great Old Ones by forgetting to unchain that review for Necronomicon‘s latest full-length record UNUS (the number one). This newest concoction of those Canadian metal extremists of truly long standing that came to our turntables in late 2019.

The record for sure seamlessly latches on to its former incarnation Advent of the Human God. … [...] Click to raid more!

Zeit – Drangsal (2019) – Review

Last updated on 26 March 2021

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I just listened to Zeit‘s last album Konvergenz all over again. And you know what? They are pretty much what you could wish for from an Extreme Metal record.

If only the band would not dream the dream of the underground too much. So much so that they are barely visible to the mean crowd on the surface, very much like Allone that the RMR deck crew took a liking to.

And yes, I heard all of the ideologically charged bullshit about culture and the vile capitalist dough before, trust me. Now, there … [...] Click to raid more!