Xaon – The Drift (2017) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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The RockmusicRaider officescape likes drama. Especially a loud drama with a lot of boom and bang. And we have remarkable drama queens around the Gothic and Symphonic Metal universe, blackened and death-oriented ones included. Just think about Dimmu Borgir or Fleshgod Apocalypse to name just two of them.

Now, here we can add another one: The Swiss outfit Xaon rumbles onto the scene like Mad Max on a bad day. They already gave us a first broadside of what they can do in 2016 with their EP Face of Balaam[...] Click to raid more!

Darkend – The Canticle of Shadows (2016) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Ah, the devil communicates in Italian. How very fitting. Black Metal moving closer to Rome, spiked fists and all. But then Darkend are speaking in tongues on The Canticle of Shadows – many tongues. 

Mixing English with Italian, French, and Latin into the fray. A real tower of Babylon, but what else would you expect from the devil? Right? 

Dissonance at every corner, monologues and a weird Lovecraft-esque type of nightmare Black Metal of the melodic kind. Some of that stuff is very reminiscent of the liturgical Batushka, keeping you unhinged like Myrkur or Saille at every [...] Click to raid more!

Necronomicon – Advent of the Human God (2016) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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Don’t I just love everything involving Lovecraft?

A brilliant horror fiction writer in his own way back at the beginning of the last century. He released materials that still find a large fan base to this day. Unfortunately, metal was not born yet at this time. And we had to wait some more time until some bands took notice. And started to write music on this subject.

The band name – Necronomicon – gets these guys a few brownie points to go straight away. Yet, the title of their new [...] Click to raid more!