2018 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider - 2018 Top 10Howdy Fans and Friends!

It is high time concoct a follow-up to the immensely successful 2017 Top 10 list. Now, 2018 is over and we have this sinking feeling that RockmusicRaider should send something out before another 12 months or so of stellar music leaves our memory. Forever gone in the windy tunnels of time, lost in a music industry that became its own best enemy. But that will be for another editorial we are sure to write in 2019.

2018 was a difficult year. The RMR crew here was time-strapped, so – in all – we were unable to [...] Click to raid more!

Carpe Noctem – Vitrun (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Carpe Noctem - Vitrun - Album CoverAre you in the mood for some harsh metal? The mood to face the terrors of the underbelly of the metal multiverse?

If so, take the black door to your left. The one that leads to the square with the blood-red columns, where the cold wastes start and the terrifying winds blow. Those that will chill your soul with their unearthly howling. Just before the gods of the underground spew forth their heated breath to roast it to a crisp.

Some time ago we covered Dodecahedron with its pointed splinters of sharpened Extreme Metal. We marched through Darkend[...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Dismal Grandeur of Vanad Varjud!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Vanad Varjud - Dismal Grandeur in Nocturnal Aura - Album CoverTalk about a style that will stick to you like water in 40° Celsius below zero. A tune made for the bleaker moments in your metal life. Or for times, when you are not afraid. Best consumed in deep winter, when the wolves howl about the icy tundra of Estonia. 

Vanad Varjud‘s newest concoction Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura is, whilst not very long, still a very sturdy stew of all things wild and darkly metal.

The band’s very strange and icy cold mix of Doom Black Metal combined with a large offering of depressive elements will stick that [...] Click to raid more!