Batushka – Panihida (2019) – Review

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Panihida

2019 is the year of the Batushka controversy, one that will write Black Metal history. The genre is not devoid of its past troubles, and this one here just sounds like a fitting continuation. Albeit a bit less fiery, or deadly – come to think of it.

Yet we still got ourselves one major metallic earthquake that hit our metal shores like a steely tsunami at the beginning of the year. And which never ceased with its aftershocks since.

But it is also true enough that without all that drama, we would never find ourselves with two brand-new … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka – Hospodi (2019) – Review

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Hospodi

The big question was if or if not we should review the two offerings of Batushka that are currently out. Because the members of this band caused themselves more trouble than necessary, and generated a major controversy in the process. Which is – of course – not necessarily a good thing, as this wastes energy and resources. Energy that could have been used to write stellar material, not feeding egos and paying lawyers.

It is also an unarguable fact that Hospodi would not exist without this unnecessary drama that spilled into the open lately. Yet, … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2015 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider Review - Amalie Bruun - GuitarThe first full year for RockmusicRaider went by and a great many records were reviewed. A wild ride it was and still is, with challenges galore, some overcome and some still lurking nearby. This list covers records that got released in 2015. And who would have thought that the black section of metal would be getting such attention during this year. Certainly not me. I am looking forward to an even more eventful 2016 and the pipeline does look pretty much filled already – but this is only the beginning.

So, let’s step right in:

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Batushka – Litourgyia (2015) – Review

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For sure not in Batushka‘s first studio record Litourgyia. This album is going to get worse as it progresses. And it has this friggin’ tendency to keep you on your toes, and not grant you one tranquil moment to calm down and contemplate your situation.

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And I quote: “Band members are unknown, but they are from well-known bands.” We are told that the band is – supposedly – from Poland. And this fits and it does not bode well. There’s trouble looming over the horizon. Which is – of course – exactly what [...] Click to raid more!