Ghost of Mary – Oblivaeon (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ghost of Mary - Oblivaeon - Album CoverAh, the Italian #metal scene just never ceases to amaze me. From the mountainous foothills of the upper North to the very bottom of the heel you will find a plethora of #metal bands. Their styles are as diverse as the geographical spread they cover. From deep, dark Black Metal over airy Symphonic to Pagan Metal – you have them all. To top it, many of them are of international renown, I would like to add. Then you got the new and upcoming bands like Ghost of Mary with their début Oblivaeon.

In many ways the style of Ghost of Mary reminds me of Fleshgod ApocalypseGot hooked? Raid this some more...

Kausalgia – Dreamquest (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kausalgia - Dreamquest - Album CoverIn this tsunami of #metal bands out there trying to catch a spot in the limelight, you sometimes miss the promising ones moving up through its murky depths and focus on pieces floating before you already. Because you know: Those got promise, as they are well known, right? But do they really?

To top it, the Murky Ones are sometimes very difficult to pin down. Either they got an otherworldly style or are simply not quite refined yet. Meaning, they won’t get your immediate (and easy) attention as a reviewer, the way other bands can. And this is often a pity, ’cause we may miss hidden gems.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Moonspell – Extinct (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Moonspell - Extinct - Album CoverWhoa! What a nice slab of metal! When I first started to listen to the 11th full length album Extinct of the Portuguese band Moonspell, it did not impress me much. The record just did not stick. But then their tune started to get glued to the inside of my eardrums. And slowly, but surely got into my mind and bloodstream somehow. What the hell? Some fucking voodoo right there.

Their offering sounds like a weird and metal laden mix between the later Depeche Mode and a metallic version of Alphaville (yes the pop band in their former years, not today – way back – and for sure no metal).Got hooked? Raid this some more...