Inno – The Rain Under – Review

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Our relationship with Gothic and Dark Metal has often been stop and go over the last years. True, Lenore S. Fingers won pretty high praises. Yet, other bands (somewhat) in line with Inno‘s The Rain Under, like the forgettable diatribe of Lindsay Schoolcraft, really made not much of a dent into the RMR deck crew’s cold metal hearts.

And it is often the tediously uniform singing style that rubs us the wrong way. As if someone took a fucking diary and reads from it. And, I daresay, Inno is also guilty of some of that. To … [...] Click to raid more!

Shores of Null – Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying) (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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It is not often that we see a one-track album these days. The last one RMR covered was from Insomnium, and this was way back in 2016. So truly, when I first fired up the new album of Shores of Null, I thought that not all of their wares downloaded correctly. Only to find that this one track lasted for a little more than 38 minutes.1)

So, by the miserable minions of Loki, Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying) really is one of those rarities. Made by bands with … [...] Click to raid more!

Párodos – Catharsis (2017) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Párodos - Catharsis - Album CoverThe RMR offices just reviewed the icy Black Metal album Kwintessens of Dodecahedron dealing with some sort of a rebirth cycle. Understandably, birth, death, rebirth are – for some at least – pretty important. Even if this specific dogma is not really supported by the Holy See.

So it is doubly spicy to see another such record appearing from Salerno in Italy of all places. A country more known for its catholic values, rather than its progressive undercurrents. With an offering of some Black Metal to boot. And that genre infested by The Goat [...] Click to raid more!

Riti Occulti – Tetragrammaton (2016) – Review

Last updated on 21 April 2021

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The Occvltists are on the loose again. Earlier in 2016, RockmusicRaider already covered ritual metal, Black Metal style to be precise – with Darkend. But Riti Occulti dance to a different tune. Exceedingly different.

The Italian band saddles you with a pretty sticky ceremonial brand of Blackened Doom Metal in Tetragrammaton. Stuff that sounds genuine and aughentic. But hey, if you don’t believe me, check out the video below.

As the title suggests, Riti Occulti dive deep into Kabbalistic lore. The record does follow a pretty sturdy theme and logical … [...] Click to raid more!