For My Demons – Close to the Shade (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - For My Demons - Close To The Shade - Album CoverIs it fall yet? No, not quite. We are are about to reach summertime. When the weather is high, y’know, that kind of thing. Yet, when I leafed through the review pipe I found a dark, melancholy type of album. Not made for happy, sunny and airy times. And it is from last year to boot. One that patiently sat in the RMR review pipe for an extremely long time.

So, why the wait? Ye see, the time just needs to be right for this kind of music. If you are in the mood [...] Click to raid more!

Lenore S. Fingers – All Things Lost on Earth (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider review - Lenore S. Fingers - All Things lost on Earth - Album CoverSomeone opined a few days ago that the musical buck stops once you cross the alps and go South. In this guy’s august take on the scene, only classical music remains. But rock, folk and – for sure – metal take a nosedive to nothingness once you start cruising along the Po. And truly so, things change indeed, but not quite this way. From German precision, French bonhomie or the British stiff upper lip and lukewarm beer, you change into a more laid-back realm. But this does not mean non-existence of modern music, bad quality [...] Click to raid more!

End of Green – Void Estate (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - End of Green - Void Estate - Album CoverA Doom Rock and Metal avalanche currently thunders into this valley of woe where the fans dwell. It is big, scary and heavy on tears and sorrow. RockmusicRaider covered a score of them bands over time: Traditional outfits like My Dying Bride or again Vanha kind of hold the fort. Then you have the youngsters like Khemmis traipsing all over the hallowed established grounds of Doom Metal.

Then again you will find these sort of crossover bands that have enough doom in them to be called that, yet sit astride a score of other styles. The [...] Click to raid more!

Delain – Moonbathers (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Delain - Moonbathers - Album CoverI’ll be damned, time flies really fast. It is already ten years and five full length albums down the road for the Dutch Symphonic and Gothic Metal band Delain. Now crowned with their latest record Moonbathers

Already their very first album Lucidity impressed me greatly. To find a début of an unknown band at such a level of professionalism was astounding. The whole record exuded a freshness and carefree attitude that – sadly – started lacking on future albums. And of course the undeniable vocal powers – then and now – of Charlotte Wessels[...] Click to raid more!