Paradise Lost – Medusa (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Paradise Lost - Medusa - Album CoverChameleons rule. Small lizards prone to sneak about trees, to look at you weirdly and change color whenever it suits them. The terror of insects of any kind – one hit of their sticky tongue and their victims are history. Well that’s the animal kingdom. But you find them not only there, but also with our brethren in Rock and Metal. Perhaps not as deadly, but for sure very capable to shed skins and change color at a moment’s notice.

Paradise Lost is one of them for sure with their newest concoction Medusa. Jumping styles like the chameleon does colors. We saw them wallow down Gothic Metal lane – as in Draconian Times (1995) or experimenting with electro-pop, synthie madness on Host (1999) and Believe in Nothing (2001).Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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

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RockmusicRaider Review - Et Moriemur - Ex Nihilo in Nihilum - Album CoverSometimes 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 via Solitude Productions. 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 no mistaking the doomish flavor in everything present on that disc.Got hooked? Raid this some 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 style package. The band saw the dreary and tear-drenched mists of this mortal coil for the first time in 2008.Got hooked? Raid this some 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 dissonance interchanges with crazily tilted atmospheric and ambient interludes.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

My Dying Bride – Feel The Misery (2015) – Review!

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RockmusicRaider Review - My Dying Bride - Feel The Misery - Album CoverFor those who think that The Plague Within of Paradise Lost has been the absolute best of our Year of the Lord 2015, think again. My Dying Bride just cut you loose, adrift in an ocean of pain, just Feel the Misery!

I know one should not give the boat away and show yer mighty colors too soon, but this mixture between Paradise Lost, Sorcerer and My Silent Wake is just irresistible. A gem we didn’t know yet was coming to us by this fall. What a great year 2015 has been for Doom Metal of all kinds. From newcomers like Crypt Sermon to old hands like My Dying Bride.Got hooked? Raid this some more...