Darzamat – A Philosopher At The End Of The Universe (2020) – Review

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There are records that kinda follow you around. But you’re never quite sure what to make of them. They’re intriguing, but you need that right moment to jolt your lazy reviewer’s ass into writing mode.

On one hand, the undeniable groove always pulls you towards them. On the other hand – however – there are always those inconsistencies that make you sit down all over again.

Darzamat and their new record A Philosopher At The End Of The Universe is such a case. And this time, it is this change in style that kind of took us aback.

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Shores of Null – Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying) (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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It is not often that we see a one-track album these days. The last one RMR covered was from Insomnium, and this was way back in 2016. So truly, when I first fired up the new album of Shores of Null, I thought that not all of their wares downloaded correctly. Only to find that this one track lasted for a little more than 38 minutes.1)

So, by the miserable minions of Loki, Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying) really is one of those rarities. Made by bands with … [...] Click to raid more!

Totenheer – Die Schwarze Spinne (2020) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Will 2020 be the year of the storytellers?

We just covered Porta Nigra and their godly blackened airs early this year. Now, this time we came across Totenheer, literary specialists from Switzerland, it appears. But the theme they chose is one of those tales that I learned to appreciate over time.

Jeremias Gotthelf’s Die Schwarze Spinne (the black spider) practically lends itself for an Extreme Metal epic. Because it is a dark and evil story, seemingly written by the devil himself. One that ominously tells of a deal … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Allone go it Alone!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

RockmusicRaider - Allone - Alone.... - Album Cover People like to give advice about blogging. And one of them said to never, ever cover these underground bands. The ones with scathingly bad marketing skills, who never really released any ‘trve’ record. Those that think a Bandcamp account or some Facebook page are worthy substitute websites that will take them to the next level. Somewhere, near to stardom nirvana.

The bands that are either ideologically charged, or want to live the dream of the famed underground band, condemned to obscurity. Those that only play at illegal events, held in dark cellars and haunted [...] Click to raid more!