RMR’s 2020 Top 10 Records

Last updated on 30 August 2021

RockmusicRaider 2020 Top 10 Records

The terrible and unholy year of the Dark Lord 2020 was not as fertile as last year’s harvest would suggest. The crop yielded a fair amount of pretty excellent records. Yet, most of them erred on the good to very good territory1) and did not really qualify for that coveted top 10 spot.

After a slow start, things started to look more lively. At first, we thought that the progressive folks would pretty much deliver naught. Yet, suddenly we have a choice, and a difficult one at that.

Then we stumbled across folk … [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Lammendam (2008) – Review

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Carach Angren always fascinated the RMR crew. This band will stuff your face with unabashed, out-of-this-world theatrics. Bombast with a terrifying facelift delivered on a thunderous platform that makes the term epic pale like so much weak tea. A band that facetiously liveth on a horror-filled territory that not many other bands dare venture into. Because – usually – they don’t have the goods nor the capabilities.

But this band does.

In their relatively short career, Carach Angren produced some pretty sturdy pieces, like Where the Corpses Sink Forever1) or the bloodthirsty, yet unpronounceable Franckensteina Strataemontanus of 2020… [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (2020) – Review

Last updated on 15 June 2021

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“It’s alive!”

This battle cry in Necromancer of Carach Angren‘s newest album Franckensteina Strataemontanus1) just drives the essence of the piece home.

The record is full of such moments. Delicious little tidbits that underscore the great quality of (yet another) version of Frankenstein lore. And in truth, this is not a story that the RMR deck crew could leave by the wayside. Right?

On top, the record comes along in a deliciously obscured manner. With a slightly misspelled naming and a tale that greedily feeds on different storylines … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Astaroth Incarnate worship Ascendance!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Aye, here we have a band with a dangerous name. Astaroth Incarnate of all things. Named after one of the most wicked and hazardous daemons of the unholy first hierarchy of hell. The one with the stinking breath that you must guard against when invoking him.

So, the moniker alone was already reason enough to listen to Ascendance, their newest EP that will release in December 2019. In other words, those dumb enough to brand themselves after one of the most powerful Great Dukes of Hell must feature on this blog.

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