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 [...] Click to raid more!

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!

Revenience – Daedalum (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Revenience - Daedalum - Album Cover Wheel of the Devil, huh?  Welcome to Zoetropia. Meaning the Daedalum, featuring a round device with slits giving the impression of moving images when actioned. Officially invented in the 1800’s and patented by a number of crafty bastards, all claiming glory for themselves. When others (way) before them already attempted this feat.

But it is a nice touch to name Revenenience‘s debut album thus, ’cause the devil is always lurking somewhere in the background in this type of metal.

Bologna-based Revenience formed back in 2014. This whilst already working on their first album Daedalum, drawing on material from [...] Click to raid more!