Newsflash – Goddess and The Withering!

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Sometimes things are simple. The tune needs to connect straight with yours truly once you start on a record. And – boom – it goes viral in your head. And this just happened with the band Goddess from Norway.

Their album The Withering will catch your attention like that. And it does that with a goofy style mix of ‘Stoner Rock dude meets Death Metal brute’.

The EP was first released in 2014 with a new version out in 2016.1) Now, the updated version released on guitarist/vocalist Alexander Mora‘s label Voidcaller Records with a full remix and remaster. As … [...] Click to raid more!

End of Green – Void Estate (2017) – Review

Last updated on 30 March 2021

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A 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 already covered a few of those 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 … [...] Click to raid more!

Khemmis – Hunted (2016) – Review

Last updated on 21 October 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: There is Nothing for Void King!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Hell’s Bells!

Now I am really feeling stoned. I just successfully navigated through a series of listens of the US stoner/doom band Void King and their debut and self-released album There is NothingVery nihilistic, ain’t it?

You will find an intense soundscape with a gazillion of downturned, excellent riffs assaulting you from every corner.

The record surprises with a grungy, doomish, metal-infused Stoner Rock from back in time. All of this fittingly supplemented by Jason Kindred‘s gritty vocals. At times their tune sounds like some unclean, drunken version of the biggies in [...] Click to raid more!