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

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 – the band 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. With a smattering of pretty sturdy Black Metal-esque antics still present nonetheless.Got hooked? Raid this some 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 full length album Singularity could be farther from the truth.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Cradle of Filth – Hammer of the Witches (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Cradle of Filth Hammer of Witches - Album CoverI think they must have worn out the drummer. This guy looks like his own ghost on videos I have seen depicted from the newest 2015 album of Cradle of Filth called the Hammer of the Witches. This 11th studio edition features the new guitarists Marek ‘Ashok’ Šmerda and Richard Shaw. Also including Lindsay Schoolcraft on keyboards and female vocals (hell yeah..). Prominently displayed on Right Wing of the Garden Triptych. So a lot of newbies in this band, always somewhat of a worry when a new release is due – either they wreck it or it comes out real good.

So what is it gonna be with The Hammer of the Witches?

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