Crypt Sermon – The Ruins of Fading Light (2019) – Review

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I have an almost sentimental connection to Crypt Sermon. The review for their first full-length record Out of the Garden came to this blog when I seriously started to contemplate continuing with this endeavor. And their album really did get me on this road of loads of work – and little reward.

Now this – at that time – little known band did show a lot of promise. An outfit that we thought would really start to shine further down the road with a little more action under their belt.

Supposedly.

So, here we are, … [...] Click to raid more!

Khemmis – Desolation (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Desolation - Album CoverWe just covered the latest of King Goat, another (not so) new kid on the block in the Doom Metal multiverse. This band, together with players like Pallbearer – or again – Crypt Sermon served as a somewhat of a new breed of doomers. And by that token, these folks took the metal fan crowd by storm. Quite deservedly so, when looking at the overall quality of their combined tunes. Peaceville Three and Draconians of this world be gone.

The list would of course not be complete without Khemmis from the US. These boys were on a rapid-fire run [...] Click to raid more!

River of Souls – The Well of Urd (2017) – Review

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Don’t we like the old deities at RockmusicRaider. Those that existed before the nailed god and his ailing airs sucked all fun out of life. Back in time when Yule ruled strong, with feasting and a sacrifice or two on the menu. 

Sturdy tales galore of gods and their brethren out to commit mischief and strange actions of all types. Odin on Sleipnir (his horse), Njord, Yggdrasil and the three Norns living in the roots of the tree of life. All this fed by the Well of Urd at the source of it all.

Complicated, huh?

This may be [...] Click to raid more!

Pallbearer – Heartless (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Pallbearer - Heartless - Album Cover Do you remember Khemmis and their 2016 album Hunted? Or King Goat’s Conduit of that same year? These are powerful pieces of doom, saturated with a flow of tears that these guys kicked out onto the market.

Both records have that tendency to keep your attention, even if a certain annoying lengthiness and over-complicated structures are inherent to them. But still powerful stuff nonetheless, ain’t it?

This movement towards new doom horizons seems to be the sign of the time with a number of talented newbies coming on board to take over the doom universe from the old guard. [...] Click to raid more!