Deathless Legacy – Rituals of Black Magic (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Deathless Legacy - Rituals of Black Magic - Album CoverUnholy chanting in the dark, invocations of the daemon, bodily fluids freely streaming down the altar. Oh, lusty Black Mass, where art thou? Well, we got Black Metal outfits like Riti Occulti or – again – Darkend that cover this kind of topic. And it has been covered before and will be the subject of future records, I am sure. Then, you got those pretenders with the pig heads on stakes, pigs blood and chicks on crosses. Gorgoroth comes to mind with their 2004 performance in Krakow that almost got them in touch with the Polish jailhouse rock.

Yet, from time to time we find some others, adding a dramatic Borgia flavor to the these shenanigans straight from the crypt. Machiavellian vibes drifting over into my earphones like so much mist from a moonless winter night. A little spice for fun, because all that smoke, inverted crosses and blood risks to bore you after a while. So here we have Deathless Legacy with their newest finding Rituals of Black Magic. Just one short year after their last album Dance with Devils. I remember looking at the promo of the latter, but their 2017 edition just did not quite cut it.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Banned From Hell predicts humanity’s downfall!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Banned From Hell - Fall of Humanity - Album CoverYou know, sometimes a tune just sticks like mud on a wall. And this just so happened with the Italian band Banned From Hell and their second album Fall of Humanity, signed to Sliptrick Records. The description says Horror Metal and this, too, got my attention. And indeed, there is this hint of master Dracula sitting in the great hall playing on his organ from hell. Whilst waiting for his next victim to arrive.

But what have we got ourselves?

Complex, meaty riffs and solos mixing with a Scandinavian flavored slab of Melodic Death Metal. Throw in some deathcore elements and mix with Progressive Metal from the dark side of the moon. Even the somewhat ghastly use of ELA-flavored keyboards grouchily mix with the rest of this #metal brew.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!