Exanimis – Marionnettiste – Review

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Well, I always thought the kings and queens of totally epic Symphonic Death Metal resided in Italy. From the beautiful city of Perugia, Fleshgod Apocalypse reigned supreme in that realm of the baroque world of Borgia-like undertones and crazy cinematic shenanigans. A style so full of garish colors and bizarre soundscapes that it actually should drown in a ton of cheese, yet it never did.

So far, at least.

And indeed, their reign remained pretty much unchecked. Until the RMR deck crew got a visitation from the French band Exanimis with their debut album Marionnettiste, that is. A … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2020 Top 3 Videos and EPs!

RockmusicRaider - Top 3 Videos and EPs 2020

Did you know that RockmusicRaider will also rant about videos and those short blurbs called EPs?1) You probably did. But you didn’t know that our lazy asses finally got in gear to offer a short ranking list for both categories to our readers. As a first-ever in the illustrious career of the RockmusicRaider webzine.

It is true, we focus on full-length reviews and often pay little attention to clips and those shorter concoctions. But 2020 whelped some excellent material, which we found impossible to ignore. So, in this light, it would be a pity not to give them an … [...] Click to raid more!

Fleshgod Apocalypse say No!

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Ah, Fleshgod Apocalypse in a dungeon, chained to bars, and screaming No. And all that to the tune of a thunderous metal avalanche that is so typically FA. Well, that’s exactly what I needed this Sunday morning with my bacon and eggs.

Okay, this video here will by no means match the superb quality of Monnalisa. But as to momentary impact, an early morning metal hit, and full tilt download of the animal power this band can muster, this one is stellar.

No bitches about sad times1), false prophets and that music will save you anyway. … [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome IX

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Now, wait a second, what?

It has been a whopping eight months or so since the latest Intermittent Digest released on this blog. In the meantime, we were busy as bees and looked at scores of new records. So, it is high time again to put the proverbial tent around this circus and start to make some sense out of what we found.

At this point in time, we also would have liked to mention the latest record of Batushka. Yet, we got two of them and some awful controversy surrounding the band. … [...] Click to raid more!