Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon - Album Cover Monumental change took place within the confines of Eluveitie. Anna Murphy and her entourage (or faction, as evil tongues have it) left the band in 2016 seemingly in protest. And that meant long-time drummer Merlin Sutter and guitarist Ivo Henzi left with her to found Cellar Darling. Or – as the lore goes – Merlin got left first and the others chose to follow suit. 

Well, whatever the sequence of events may have been, fact is that the growler-in-chief had the decidedly thorny task to recruit and train a new crew. This may also explain the unusually long wait [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Everything Remains (As it Never Was) (2010) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Everything Remains (as it never was) - Album Cover The 2010 and 4th full length album Everything Remains (As it Never Was) from the Swiss Pagan Metal band Eluveitie clearly is an improvement over the already pretty good former production Slania. And yep, I know, there was Evocation I in between. But hey, time will tell if I will review that one as well. 

This new record is much more melodious, but still fosters enough aggressive Melodic Death Metal underlaying its core to convince. And they deliver their tune in an improved, but still decidedly own household style and brand. On this record we can actually hear the [...] Click to raid more!

Huldre – Tusmørke (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Huldre - Tusmørke - Album CoverLandscapes shrouded in fog, mystic swamps filled with goblins and dark, terrifying forests start at the Danish border.

Right? 

Well, not to my knowledge. But if you listen to some of the tunes breezing over to us from Daneland, one could believe it. 

Indeed last year, the stellar, but pitch dark Black Metal contribution of Myrkur appeared out of nowhere. And now Huldre comes along with songs from the twilight. And they even perform in a woody, leafy fashion on stage to top it. So, there you go, fits the forest theme, now does it? 

The fairies start flying once

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Wilderun – Sleep at the Edge of the World (2015) – Review

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Sleep at the Edge of the World of the Progressive Folk Metal band Wilderun is another one of these gems that – I am unhappy to say – somehow did not get on the RockmusicRaider review list in 2015.

And it is a disturbing piece of work.

You start listening and you cannot stop. This particular stretch of tune must be bewitched. Not that it is overly melodious. Well, no, it actually is. But then it isn’t – disturbingly isn’t. 

Have I confused you yet?

Wilderun‘s devilishly complex and self-released sophomore album Sleep at the Edge of the World will do that to [...] Click to raid more!