2020 – A disappointment for Symphonic Metal?

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Once the end of 2019 approached, an interesting scenario around Symphonic Metal emerged. Three biggies in the genre – Nightwish, Diabulus in Musica, and Delain – all announced a release of their newest and – hopefully – best ever concoction.

A stellar prospect that stirred up quite some excitement around the RMR deck crew over here. We started to have fever dreams of new grandeur, of a knock-out punch that would catapult this once great genre to new beginnings and old glories revisited.

Maybe it was a bout of insane positive thinking, because – somehow – Within Temptation[...] Click to raid more!

Diabulus in Musica – Euphonic Entropy (2020) – Review

Last updated on 31 December 2020

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Over their decade in existence, Diabulus in Musica carved out a pretty lofty place for themselves with the top players of the Symphonic Metal universe. Albeit always with a slightly overdone classical component. A fact that we bemoaned already in our reviews of The Wanderer and Argia.

But still, Zuberoa Aznarez‘ siren’s song and her impressive classically trained vocal powers really hooked us petty much every time. Her contribution, together with Gorka Elso‘s growls, really made for the perfect team.

For quite a while the duo created … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Diabulus in Musica release Otoi!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Dirge of the Archons, the 2016 record of Diabulus in Musica, was a pretty nice surprise to this crew. Coming from a band that we all thought were set in their merry ways. Never to turn away from their operatic heights.

But – luckily we found some added power and energy instead. And an unexpected turn into a much more metallic direction. A meaty crunch that was never present before, all over their then 10-year career.

Now, more change is in the air yet again.

A new album – Euphonic Entropy – … [...] Click to raid more!