Deathless Legacy – Rituals of Black Magic (2018) – Review

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Unholy 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.

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Newsflash: Project Renegade unchain Cerebra!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Project Renegade - Cerebra - Album Cover This strangely subdued combination of Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and a strong dose of Stream of Passion really has this proverbial knack to catch your attention. Just at the moment when the RMR office police was about to action the terrible delete button. Then some industrial grade ambient sounds and juicy hooks got added to the fray. And the RMR robocops took their leaves.

Cerebra is an intriguing morsel of an EP of some three short tracks. The Greek female-fronted foursome Project Renegade run a cunning mix of juicy metal. The record features alternative, ambient, electronic elements. All of that [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome IV

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It is (already) time again for an update on what has been cooking at RockmusicRaider since Tome III. And there has been a lot of action, I can tell ya. 

It looks like Tome IV shows less influence of Black Metal and everything blackened. Even if this particular genre has whelped a few very good specimens worth mentioning. And I expect this to continue for the remainder of the year. But enough of this and let’s get down to what we got.

But first we take to the sea. The wild, cold sea. Rain drenched [...] Click to raid more!

Lacuna Coil – Delirium (2016) – Review

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Looks like it takes an asylum visit and some lineup changes to kick things up a notch. After the two somewhat swell deliveries Lacuna Coil mustered before, the band now lets loose their newest full-length album Delirium in spring 2016 with renewed gusto. And it is some gusto, I can tell ya. 

What a change compared to Broken Crown Halo of 2014. This newly invented style is astonishingly good in more ways than one and an amazing feat pulling off such a record in a very reasonable time scale.

Loud, screechy, scratchy, dirty, but still unarguably Lacuna Coil, the record forges forward without looking left or right. I specifically like their ability [...] Click to raid more!