Gone in April – Shards of Light (2019) – Review

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Will the metal fan crowd still find Gothic Metal bands out there worth their salt? A difficult proposition at best. Because we have heard and seen it all.

Or have we?

And – more importantly – there is no such thing as typical Gothic Metal. The genre more describes a trend and serves as a recipient for a hodgepodge of different styles and variations. Much like other genres.

For example Pagan Metal, which is always driven by historical beliefs that go beyond the lore of the nailed god. And one that – for sure – is … [...] Click to raid more!

Finsterforst – Mach Dich Frei (2015) – Review

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We covered Mach Dich Frei of Finsterforst already in 2015 for the first time – in German. With the new record looming and RockmusicRaider with more than 510 posts under our belt, we decided to have another go at all that goodness. At these epic sounds reaching us from the – supposedly – darkest of all forests.

In the meantime, the RMR deck crew even insisted to cover Rastlos, which we quite enjoyed. So, something must be good with these folks, right?

This will also stop the endless confusion of Googlebot that did not know where to … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Ategnatos (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - eluveitie - Ategnatos - Album CoverI said it, didn’t I. After Evocation II released in 2017, I could already feel that this bright stage light for Fabienne Erni was not going to last for too long. So, here we find ourselves with Ategnatos, Eluveitie‘s newest in early 2019.

With a friggin’ 16 tracks crammed into one hour of air coverage. That is 3′ 45” of play time for each track on average, exactly what the pop industry and the infamous labels demand for radio coverage. Well, kind of. Only, here we deal with Folk and Pagan Metal, not pop. We reckon, at least.[...] Click to raid more!