Myrkur – Mareridt (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Myrkur - Mareridt - Album CoverAmalie Bruun and her alma mater Myrkur are on the loose again. I can already hear the haters’ black tongues wagging away at her metal credentials. “Pop girlie gone Black Metal has no reason to exist…” – and so on and so forth.

Nonetheless, she does exist and gains maturity, as her endeavor soars along these icy, black and dreary landscapes.

She started off with a first self-titled EP that already sent some mighty shock waves all about the metal planet. M – the debut full length album – raised expectations for future offerings big time. And it is against [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Immured by Cyclocosmia!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Cycloscopia - Immured - Album CoverSometimes alternative universes show up in the RockmusicRaider review pipeline that persist. And continue to haunt you throughout your day until you give in and write about it.

The band Cyclocosmia in all its spidery glory is one of those. They just unleashed their latest EP Immured this January 2017.

And theirs is a captivating tune. They mix the weirdness of Todtgelichter with the serenity of Darkher with astonishing ease. As with the latter, the questions poses itself, if Immured should qualify as metal or not. And again as before, the band gets this metal tinge out into the open [...] Click to raid more!

Darkher – Realms (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Darkher - Realms - Album CoverTo be metal or not to be, ’tis the question. We are speaking about the début full-length album Realms of the (almost) one-woman show Darkher aka Jayn H. Wissenberg

And it is – at first – a difficult proposition.

Just to find yourself later in a doomish soundscape that clearly smacks of metal, apart from the airy, atmospheric, almost folk-laden look and feel this album presents to you. I cannot but be reminded of Myrkur and their latest album M or the weary wails of Loreena McKennitt, both dwelling in the ethereal realm same as this one. Of [...] Click to raid more!