Carach Angren – Where Corpses Sink Forever (2012) – Review

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Epic. This denomination sometimes comes to mind for records in genres like Symphonic Metal. But very often with a pretty negative connotation attached to it. 

Because time and again, many of those bands really go way over board with whatever it is they try to achieve. To the point of an identity crisis full of molten cheese, where these outfits cannot decide if they want to be an opera or not.

Now, to project such a prodigious award on an Extreme Metal or Black Metal band is relatively rare. The epic label is not unheard of neither. But you’d often [...] Click to raid more!

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 [...] Click to raid more!

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. 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 he impatiently waits for his next victim to arrive.

But what have we got ourselves?

In fact, the complexity and structure Banned From Hell use kinda resemble stuff Carach Angren often embarks on. No perfect fit, I [...] Click to raid more!