Zeit – Konvergenz (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Zeit - Konvergenz - Album CoverThe old provinces of Eastern Germany seem to be a hotbed for interesting bands of all kinds. Indeed of all things cultural – and beyond. And this goes for theatrical endeavours as well as music of all flavors.  The RockmusicRaider crew had the pleasure to cover special underground bands like Antyra from Leipzig already. You know, these guys with their rough and eerily weird, yet fascinating story-telling techniques. With an extremely epic, but very down-to-earth metal taste. I love them, but they are so out of the mainstream that not many of the RMR fans will follow. It is a special kind of geekery, I admit.

And – indeed – underground breeds more underground.

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Rorcal – κρέων (Creon) (2016) – Review

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Rorcal Creon Album coverI just covered Éohum in a newsflash, writing that these guys really take you far down to the abyss where Black Metal dwells. Now, it can be worse, much worse. Let me warn ye: If you look for warm and cozy melodies to carry you along, whilst you enjoy your crackling fire, then DO NOT open that door (open this door instead). If you are just a fan of lighter versions of all things Black and Doom Metal, DO NOT open that door. If you are ready to face the dark, howling abyss of one of the better Black Metal concoctions I had the pleasure to hear until now, then come in.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Batushka – Litourgyia (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Batushka - Litourgyia - Album CoverDa Pacem Domine? For sure not in Batushka‘s first studio record Litourgyia. This album is going to get worse as it progresses. And it has this friggin’ tendency to keep you on your toes and not grant you one tranquil moment to calm down and contemplate your situation. Interested?

And I quote: “Band members are unknown, but they are from well known bands.” We are told that the band is – supposedly – from Poland. And this fits and it does not bode well. Trouble looming over the horizon, which is exactly what we want, when looking at such a record. And indeed, the first sounds on this frozen début concoction called Litourgyia are … chants.Got hooked? Raid this some more...