GLDN draw First Blood!

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Music is emotion, right? A visceral thing that’s not easily explained. It can be a true feel-good experience, or then again, something scary. Now, the RMR crew unearthed some truly dark and evil artists during our tenure. Psychopaths, like the ones that would kill people, had they not started to make music that greedily feeds their blackened and charred souls. And, in truth, some1) won’t ever make it onto the ‘zine – even if we have their files and numbers on record.

There are others, of course. But still, no creatures of the light, mind you. Bands that create … [...] Click to raid more!

Eli van Pike – Welcome to my Dark Side (2017) – Review

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Ha! RockmusicRaider is on the experimental warpath again. This time with slightly new flavors that were not really present on the blog yet until now.

Welcome to the realm of Oomph! and Rammstein, burning dicks, exploding dildos and all. Plus the wide wastes of electronically tainted metal the movement Neue Deutsche Härte (NDH) likes to inhabit. Welcome to my Dark Side left its dark abode, and it loudly captured our attention.

Eli Van Pike with their brand of electronically laden Industrial Metal decided to plow those very fields many other big bands already occupied for a while. Yet, their style darkly … [...] Click to raid more!

Red Cain – Kindred: Act I (2019 / 2020) – Review

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The RMR deck crew likes tunes that kind of fall off the mighty freight train of the vile mainstream. Stuff that we somehow cannot classify, or would otherwise ignore. These are the things that all of a sudden haunt this office suite and won’t let go.

Or then again, things that dwell somewhere in the twilight zone of the metal multiverse. Those bands whelping records that you know are good, but you are not quite sure why.

Mainly because their tune is so way off the beaten path that there’s a disconcerting confusion about where this all will end up. [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Cryptae turns Vestigial!

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You’re standing in front of two doors. The right one painted in brightly lit colors, leading you to the music of light. The left one in the blackest of all black, oozing reddish liquids out of old and tired cracks of reeking, ancient wood.

Your mood is somber and – black. And you take the path to the left because your dark urges take you there.

Join me in the realm of Cryptae, where this Dutch outfit goes all Vestigial on you. Because Nomen est Omen, you will find no flesh on the bones, no established genre, and … [...] Click to raid more!