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...

King Goat – Conduit (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - King Goat - Conduit - Album CoverI did not even like the record at first when I discovered the disc some time around spring break last year. Too loud, too chaotic, too unharmonious. Take that, unknown record! So, all its wonders more or less intact, the dish got shelved quickly and brutally. And continued to collect dust ever since, sent to oblivion to rot forever.

But then, some magic sun ray appeared [weird music playing]. And the 2016 début full length album Conduit from the UK band King Goat returned to some inkling of good graces. The album even received a first listen and – grok this – the feeling was still of chaotic, unnerving disharmony, but surely pretty good musicianship at the same time.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Wolfheart – Tyhjyys (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Wolfheart - Tyhjyys - Album CoverDamn, I’m freezing! It is this cold, cold gale blowing down on us from the arctic North. Or is it the cold metal blasting out of my boom boxes? Luckily the winter is over soon and the frozen tundra and wind-blown plains between the Russian border and eternity will warm up. If not, these guys up in Finland will continue to find dark and cold tunes that will ice our bones and souls. And there is a bunch of them trying to drive us to tears with doomish and dark soundbites that flow towards us.

Now speaking of cold and desolate: The Finnish horde Wolfheart just blessed us with their newest full-length album Tyhjyys.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, founded by one Rosario Maria Plumari aka David “Belfagor” Newmann (Horrid).Got hooked? Raid this some more...