River of Souls – The Well of Urd (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - River of Souls - The Well of Urd - Album CoverDon’t we like the old deities at RockmusicRaider. Those that existed before the nailed god and his ailing airs sucked all fun out of life. Back in time when Yule ruled strong with feasting and a sacrifice or two on the menu. 

Sturdy tales galore of gods and their brethren out to commit mischief and strange actions of all types. Odin on Sleipnir (his horse), Njord, Yggdrasil and the three Norns living in the roots of the tree of life. All this fed by the Well of Urd at the source of it all. Complicated, huh? This may be so, but the old ones were definitely much more interesting than the current occupants of the godly throne.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Lorelei – Shadows of October (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Lorelei - Shadows of October - Album CoverBleak winds and an icy cold live outside of the RockmusicRaider offices. A snowstorm from the East is being delivered right now and the temperature drops rapidly towards absolute numbers. At least that is what this feels like these days. And I don’t even live in the frozen tundra of Siberia, even if it feels like it. This is supposed to be temperate over here. So, where did the friggin’ global warming go all of a sudden? But hey, you have no choice than to go with the flow. And enough whining for now.

So, what better time than now to finally look at a Death Doom Metal record from the Russian motherland.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Loathfinder and the Great Tired Ones!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Loathfinder - The Great Tired Onces - Album CoverAh, methinks that the RMR team moves fast and furiously down that danger infested and tribulation-laden Doom Metal road lately. And down it goes, ever down this slippery pathway, until you hit the flagstones in yonder dark cave. This is where Loathfinder dwell and blast off their début offering The Great Tired Ones, signed to Godz of War Productions

Their brand of Blackened Doom Death Metal comes with a heavy slugging sound, seemingly telling of some unknown terror moving down on you. I just get a kick out of these downturned guitars and the low-fi growls that, together with the doomishly slow tempo, just seem to grind your bones into the ground.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

My Silent Wake – Damnatio Memoriae (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - My Silent Wake - Damnatio Memoriae - Album CoverDoom Metal is one of the most fascinating genres in the metal multiverse. Ranging from clear voice and female fronted outfits, like Draconian, over the Peaceville Three to the slow marches of Funeral Doom. And it is all about emotion. Some project tear-drenched sadness. And others again go for angry desolation, fueled by everyday issues and concerns.

And this is the emotional scale My Silent Wake project in their album Damnatio Memoriae. Doom Death Metal to be consumed with a pinch of desolation and powered by general anger, even fury. And they deliver it well.   

Damnatio Memoriae literally means Damnation of Memory in Latin.Got hooked? Raid this some more...