My Silent Wake – There Was Death (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - My Silent Wake - There Was Death - Album CoverOnce desolation and doom in metal takes your fancy, you probably need to look no further than My Silent Wake. Former works like Damnatio Memoriae were already right up there with the likes of My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost. Or with a dramatically less meaty version of outfits like Loathfinder.

Yet, the band’s gothically tainted, painfully bleak and bare bone approach to Doom Death Metal always allowed them to carve out their own niche in this genre.

Then again – never shy of experiments – Ian Arkley launched himself into Invitiation to Imperfection in 2017. A [...] Click to raid more!

Et Moriemur – Ex Nihilo In Nihilum (2014 / 2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Et Moriemur - Ex Nihilo in Nihilum - Album Cover Sometimes records sit in the review pipe for no good reason for a very long time. And get passed over time and time again, just to be rediscovered more by accident than by design. This so happened with the Dying Ones from the Czech Republic.

In 2014 Et Moriemur unleashed a pretty underrated Doom Metal album called Ex Nihilo In Nihilum. Just to get a re-issue very late in 2016 by Minotauro Records.

So, why feature this album on the blog now, so very long after the fact?

First because they are good at what they do. There is [...] Click to raid more!

Tethra – Like Crows For The Earth (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Tethra - Like Crows for the Earth - Album CoverAh, yes! The early signs point towards a more abundant reappearance of Progressive and Doom Metal in 2017. Even if 2016 in itself was not bad already. And – looking at the RockmusicRaider pipeline – there is already an inkling of many such delights.

We are not necessarily talking about the known bands only, but also a plethora of relatively unknown gigs. That is good news, as these genres are in need for bands with new ideas coming on board.

The Italian band Tethra with their sophomore full length offering Like Crows For The Earth comes along with an interesting [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Deadspace bring us Gravity!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Deadspace - Gravity - Album CoverWhoever said all Australians are laid back and cool? Beer in hand and BBQ fired up chasing crocodiles? Because this here band is anything but that. Or so it seems when their monstrous sound hits your eardrums.

Hailing from Perth way out West in Australia, the Extreme Metal band Deadspace presents us with a seething hot chunk of metal. Their 2016 EP Gravity sloshes around a life-cycle or – should I say – a perpetual cycle theme of birth, life, death and re-birth. 

The record sounds like the magician’s apprentice musical experiment taken over by the forces of chaos. Extreme [...] Click to raid more!