Henry Metal – So It Hath Begun (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Henry Metal - And So It Hath Begun - Album CoverYou have records that follow you around like some sort of a ghost. They lurk in the background, hide in the corners of your auditory senses. With a sound that is kinda good, but not really good. Sturdy metal that should warrant your attention, but then again doesn’t really captivate. Because the vile mainstream raises its ugly head each time you pick up the record, out of a morass of same, same but different. Stuff we somehow heard before in a misty broth of elements loosely strung together with guitar strings. This so happened with Henry Metal and his 2107 début album So It Hath Begun.

Yet, what really got me to listen to this record in more detail is the ‘let’s break things’ approach this gig has taken.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Lion’s Share have Another Desire!

RockmusicRaider Video - Lion's Share - Another DesireSometimes they do wake up again after all from their endless beauty sleep. Like the proverbial mummy returning from the dead, Imhotep and all. Metal bands sometimes take a hiatus – a pause to reflect. Not that the band members themselves personally do nothing. It’s just that band activity dies down to an inanimate state in suspension, very much like death itself. 

So happened with the Heavy Metal outfit Lion’s Share from Sweden. For long years since their 2009 album Dark Hours got unleashed we have not really heard back from them in terms of new releases. Now they plan to come back, but as a duo this time.

Like the lion at their drinking spot, the band now begins to test the waters first to see what direction their new concoction should take.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Khemmis – Hunted (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Hunted - Album CoverI think the likes of Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride just got themselves some serious company. But with a grungy flavor that constantly reminds me of the 2015 piece Crypt Sermon wrote. Now, where is this terrible name-calling coming from already at the beginning of a review? Well, the sophomore effort Hunted of the American band Khemmis does that to you. This is not to say that they are skimming off other bands too hard, just to be clear. They place themselves slam into this Doom Metal universe that other sad warriors already occupy for some time.

And Hunted differentiates how exactly?

First, to get there you need to give the record a serious listen. Or even two. Got hooked? Raid this some more...