Crypt Sermon – The Ruins of Fading Light (2019) – Review

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I have an almost sentimental connection to Crypt Sermon. The review for their first full-length record Out of the Garden came to this blog when I seriously started to contemplate continuing with this endeavor. And their album really did get me on this road of loads of work – and little reward.

Now this – at that time – little known band did show a lot of promise. An outfit that we thought would really start to shine further down the road with a little more action under their belt.

Supposedly.

So, here we are, … [...] Click to raid more!

Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sorcerer - The Crowning of the Fire King - Album Cover I am transfixed by sounds pouring out of my earphones. Staunch, epic metal sounds. The culprit is the Swedish band Sorcerer and their newest album The Crowning of the Fire King. Their second full length studio album. 

You will surely remember their 2015 come-back epic In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. This one got some serious acclaim for a band that over long stretches of their (almost non-existent) career produced nothing more than a few demos and compilations. But then – bang – came this first full-length record. A totally unexpected artillery volley out of the left [...] Click to raid more!

King Goat – Conduit (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - King Goat - Conduit - Album Cover I did not even like the record at first when I discovered the disc some time around spring break last year. Too loud, too chaotic, too unharmonious. Take that, unknown record! So, all its wonders more or less intact, the dish got shelved quickly and brutally. And continued to collect dust ever since, sent to oblivion to rot forever.

But then, some magic sun ray appeared [weird music playing]. And the 2016 début full length album Conduit from the UK band King Goat returned to some inkling of good graces. The album even received a first listen. Now, get this: [...] Click to raid more!

Khemmis – Hunted (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Hunted - Album CoverI think the likes of Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride just got themselves some serious company. But with a grungy flavor that constantly reminds me of the 2015 piece Crypt Sermon wrote.

Now, where is this terrible name-calling coming from already at the beginning of a review?

Well, the sophomore effort Hunted of the American band Khemmis does that to you. This is not to say that they are skimming off other bands too hard, just to be clear. They place themselves slam into this Doom Metal universe that other sad warriors already occupy for some time.[...] Click to raid more!