Video: Aephanemer unleashes Panta Rhei!

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Aephanemer truly rewrote the way Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal is looked at today. The band rapidly went from unknown shredders to a known value by which the speedy factions of these genres shall be measured. Now, they are back with Panta Rhei, a first glimpse into their upcoming record A Dream of Wilderness, out in November 2021.

Usually, I am not too fond of the metal-band-in-a-cave theme with extended theatrics by hairy metal band dudes and dudettes. Yet here, first ’tis a modern cave with screens, so they’re forgiven.

But more importantly, the riffing and … [...] Click to raid more!

Amon Amarth – Berserker (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Amon Amarth - Berserker - Album Cover Sometimes things just fit. At the time of the release of Berserker, Amon Amarth‘s 2019 epic, I was just reading the newest novel of Bernard Cornwell’s Viking series.

A perfect backdrop to a great story, whilst Johan Hegg growls about the English growing confused when faced with the berserkers of the Norse invaders. Back in time, way back in time.

And it is interesting how stamina and – for sure – authenticity will keep you on track with a style that did not change much over time. If anything, Amon Amarth will [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Prokopton (2019) – Review

Last updated on 17 September 2021

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Prokopton. The path of the stoic. I kinda like that in context with Aephanemer. Already their 2016 piece Memento Mori showed the advanced skills of this band and – for sure – of lead guitarist Martin Hamiche. The latter record indeed was already a pretty good album in itself, but it did have its moments. And certainly, a lot of air still to fill.

Now, here I find these French metallers stoically walking down that path of their own making with their newest record. And in truth, Prokopton really and powerfully … [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Memento Mori (2016) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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Once upon a time, there was a lone hawk and his guitar, soaring about the skies. He let his riffs and solos rip from his lofty height and went by the name of NifRiffs. After considerable time and some acclaim by the mice and other furry animals scurrying about the ground, NifRiffs decided to get serious and start a real band.

Having a knack for weird and unusual names, he called the band Aephanemer. A first demo EP named Know Thyself was published soon thereafter. Now, the name was there, but the [...] Click to raid more!