End of Green – Void Estate (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - End of Green - Void Estate - Album CoverA Doom Rock and Metal avalanche currently thunders into this valley of woe where the fans dwell. It is big, scary and heavy on tears and sorrow. RockmusicRaider covered a score of them bands over time: Traditional outfits like My Dying Bride or again Vanha kind of hold the fort. Then you have the youngsters like Khemmis traipsing all over the hallowed established grounds of Doom Metal.

Then again you will find these sort of crossover bands that have enough doom in them to be called that, yet sit astride a score of other styles. The German band End of Green is one of those.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Khemmis – Hunted (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Hunted - Album CoverI think the likes of Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride just got themselves some serious company. But with a grungy flavor that constantly reminds me of the 2015 piece Crypt Sermon wrote. Now, where is this terrible name-calling coming from already at the beginning of a review? Well, the sophomore effort Hunted of the American band Khemmis does that to you. This is not to say that they are skimming off other bands too hard, just to be clear. They place themselves slam into this Doom Metal universe that other sad warriors already occupy for some time.

And Hunted differentiates how exactly?

First, to get there you need to give the record a serious listen.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash – Goddess release their first EP!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Goddess - The Withering - Album CoverSometimes it’s simple. The tune needs to connect straight with yours truly once you start looking into a band and go viral in your head. And this just happened with Goddess from Norway.

They will catch your attention with a goofy style mix of Stoner Rock dude meets Death Metal brute, wrapped into a 18-minute blurb of only one track. All this burnt to disc on their first and re-released EP The Withering, let loose onto the world this March 2016. I kid you not.

We already had this one-track madness way back in time from bands like Mike Oldfield or Pink Floyd until it ran out of fashion. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Black Sabbath - Album CoverAh, lauded be thy beginnings, oh black tainted and (kind of wannabe) occult Black Sabbath! I still remember the hazy-daze atmosphere way back in time when we listened to this first ‘Black Sabbath‘ record. 

Still in a drug induced haze – like the whole music industry at that time, it appears to me and the after effects can still be seen from within the band today – they actually went to the dark side of the moon, whereas the other potheads rode the wave of peace and love into oblivion. And I love the band for it, because these were dark times in a way and these guys the heroes for going there.Got hooked? Raid this some more...