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 – … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gone in April release If You Join Me!

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Sometimes you can feel those vibes. The promise of bands that appear on the scene. Those that are not quite famous yet, but have got the goods to go places – in time.

So happened with Gone In April that the RMR crew took a liking to. And already their last 2016 full-length Threads of Existence had us pretty much hooked.

Now finally, the band released a new video called If You Join Me. The one providing that welcome glimpse into their new album Shards of Light due out in early September 2019.

And as always with this band, … [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Memento Mori (2016) – Review

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Once upon a time, there was a lone hawk and his guitar, soaring about the skies. He let his riffs and solos rip from his lofty height and went by the name of NifRiffs. After considerable time and some acclaim by the mice and other furry animals scurrying about the ground, NifRiffs decided to get serious and start a real band.

Having a knack for weird and unusual names, he called the band Aephanemer. A first demo EP named Know Thyself was published soon thereafter. Now, the name was there, but the band was still a one-man show. [...] Click to raid more!