Newsflash: Cryptae turns Vestigial!

Last updated on 18 May 2021

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You’re standing in front of two doors. The right one painted in brightly lit colors, leading you to the music of light. The left one in the blackest of all black, oozing redish liquids out of old and tired cracks of reeking, ancient wood.

Your mood is somber and – black. And you take the path to the left because your dark urges take you there.

Join me in the realm of Cryptae, where this Dutch outfit goes all Vestigial on you. Because Nomen est Omen, you will find no flesh … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Veiled Enigma of Concilivm!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

RockmusicRaider - Concilivm - The Veiled Enigma - Album Cover If you think that NordWitch is blackened enough for your taste, then you never heard about Concilivm and their brand of Blackened Death Metal. They joined this unholy world in 2017 and are now re-issuing their 2018 blurb The Veiled Enigma on CD. 

This is one typical underground band from Chile that sets its sights on the old-style groove of long-gone times.

But this is exactly what drew us to this band and their tune. If we can call it that. Gone are all these polished new sounds that permeate the modern Death and [...] Click to raid more!

Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (2019) – Review

Last updated on 20 March 2021

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I got a headache. A big one. So, time to break out that Aspirin, will ya. Or I’ll probably die from metal poisoning, or – worse – turn into a metal zombie.

And this after only one full listen of Veleno, the newest heap of mighty Death Metal from the flamboyant Italians of Fleshgod Apocalypse

For those who thought that King contained enough full metal jacket for a lifetime, come again. Because Veleno is an all-out attack on your metallic sensory system. A friggin’ 62 minutes of full, [...] Click to raid more!

Marianas Rest – Ruins (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Marianas Rest - Ruins - Album Cover “I had a dream, which was not all a dream”!

Ruins of Marianas Rest starts with a monologue that moves you out into space. One that Carach Angren could not have done better. And – truly – the tune and story also keeps you hostage to all sorts of horrors.

Only here, we have troubles of the mind that are at stake. Internalized terrors that somehow surface, when you least expect them. And not miscellaneous war crimes, or other horrifying dark urges.

But first and foremost, my question was: Where in Hel’s name [...] Click to raid more!