Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy – The Lord Ov Shadows (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy - The Lord Ov Shadows - Album CoverWhy is it that these Extreme Metal outfits always have that need to wear out their drummer? Overly elaborate drum patterns will just work them into a heart attack.

Just watch some of the videos that start with the stick wielder and their pained expression. So far I have seen none really with a heavenly smile on their faces. And to add insult to injury, I openly heard some bands joking about that, by the way.

You’ll mostly find that situation in these epically charged and overly bombastic works of operatic Symphonic Metal. And with those bands living in pseudo [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Cradle Of Filth - Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay - Album CoverAlready the corpse paint must have cost a fortune. Or was it only cheap Photoshop? Just look at the official pictures of the Cradle of Filth crew for their newest record Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.

Impressive, ain’t it?

They really knocked themselves out. And the outcome of these darkly ominous paintings fit the theme perfectly.

But now – sadly or then perhaps not – CoF left the dark path of Black Metal, and went full tilt Gothic Metal. Yet the band still maintains a healthy dose of galloping Heavy Metal style riffs, mixed with some Speed Metal. [...] Click to raid more!

Stortregn – Singularity (2016) – Review

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Stortregn Singularity Album CoverIt looks like the City of Calvin in Switzerland is a haven for Black Metal. RockmusicRaider just covered Rorcal – a somewhat extreme, very black pot of this kind of #metal ale – and now we are finding more of that. Not sure if the nice and politically correct people around the UN compound are aware of that. Or perhaps they are secretly part of the audience pouring blood over themselves? Who knows.

What strikes me with the Swiss band Stortregn right from the start is the guitar work. Straight from Heavy Metal heaven.

Heavy Metal??

Nothing in their 3rd [...] Click to raid more!