Hanzel Und Gretyl – Satanik Germanik (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hanzel und Gretyl - Satanik Germanik - Album Cover “Hänsel und Gretel verliefen sich im Wald. Es war so dunkel und auch so bitterkalt.”

Sounds familiar? Kind of does, doesn’t it?

Echoes from your childhood days that somehow followed you around through the years. Stories told by the fire that were supposed to teach, but always left a sense of slight unease. If not a feeling of outright queasiness.

It is always ironic, when parents try to keep their kids away from violent movies, but then turn to fairy tales that talk about drowning your enemies, poisoning your foes or again fattening up children. Not to do well – [...] 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.

And – in truth – those were undercurrents the local staff office did not fancy to walk into for fear of ending up in an Amaranthe-esque type of swamp. But never fret, oh fearsome one, things look a bit juicier here than in Pop Metal nirvana.

Welcome to the realm of Oomph! and Rammstein, burning dicks and all. Plus the wide wastes of electronically tainted metal the movement Neue Deutsche Härte [...] Click to raid more!

Riti Occulti – Tetragrammaton (2016) – Review

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T RockmusicRaider Review - Riti Occculti - Tetragrammaton - Album Cover he Occvltists are on the loose again. Earlier in 2016, RockmusicRaider already covered ritual metal, Black Metal style to be precise – with Darkend. But Riti Occulti are different, so much different.

The Italian band saddles you with a pretty sticky, ceremonial brand of Blackened Doom Metal in Tetragrammaton. The real stuff – kind of. But hey, if you don’t believe me, check out the video below.

As the title suggests, Riti Occulti dive deep into Kabbalistic lore. The record does follow a pretty sturdy theme and logical flow, backed by corny lyrics that are pure cult. [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Hallucinating with Creinium!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Creinium - Hallucinosis - Album CoverThe hell did I just listen to? $

If you would shoot bands like Moonspell up with a super-vitamin and then add five gallons of power drinks, this would about get you an idea of the relentless energy and multi-flavored style of the Finnish band Creinium. And all of that bundled-up power contained in their newest offering Hallucinosis

Creinium navigate at the very dark edge of the metal abyss. And literally throw a very mixed bag of tracks at the audience. Definitely metal, but presented in a raggle-taggle selection of styles, all torn asunder.

You’ll find metal bits [...] Click to raid more!