Second to Sun – The Walk (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Dodecahedron graced us last year with some excellent fare. Icy cold was the embrace, and blazing hot the Extreme Metal. In the meantime, we enjoyed Vitrun of Carpe Noctem in all its terrifying splendor. Together with many others that must remain unnamed for sake of simplicity.

Those are all, kind of part of the same ilk. A real genre, so hidden that not many will call it music. And truly, some of that stuff is like ice picks in your brain that you cannot dislodge, until the last note gives up the [...] Click to raid more!

Helrunar – Vanitas Vanitatvm (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Helrunar - Vanitas Vanitatum - Album Cover Nostalgia. The yearning for some long-vanished swathes of time. Events you once enjoyed, and somehow they still feel good today. And you (kind of) wish to travel back in time and be there again. The feeling is some sort of retroactive déjà-vu, a vague sentiment of useless comfort – most of the time. But in reality all of that is lost in the corridors of time. And will never, ever come back.

Or will it?

Because the German Black Metallers Helrunar serve a very special ritual with their 7th full length record Vanitas Vanitatvm[...] Click to raid more!

Isolert – No Hope, No Light…Only Death (2016) – Review

Last updated on 6 September 2021

RockmusicRaider Review - Isolert - No Hope No Light Only Death - Album Cover As we move around the Black Metal landscape, the Mediterranean is gaining in importance. And most of them bands in the lands of olives and great wine are good to very good. Just think about our recent review of Darkend: Slowly, but surely letting the devil approach the holy see in Rome. I really had fun with this special Congressus cum Daemone. Or Vinterblot joining us from the white beaches, down at the heel of the boot in Italy.

Then we got new bands like Isolert from Greece. These guys hit us [...] Click to raid more!

Abbath – Abbath (2016) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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Goodbye Immortal, welcome Abbath.

This was quite a departure from the realm of Blashyrkh that the master of the crabwalk and distinctive corpse paint put to the audience.

And with some real power to boot.

The new self-titled album of this newly formed and self-named band just continues to fire away and indeed fires stronger than before during the Immortal years and now under this new identity.

The announcement of the remainder of Immortal in 2015 to carry on with business as usual had me reduced to a mad cackle. The essence and [...] Click to raid more!