Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Melancholia - Album CoverSolemnly marching Death Doom Metal sounds with a melodic twist have a soothing quality. Comfort in dark, dreary sounds. Drenched in a sea of sorrow and countless tears.

Don’t you think?

Just savor the soaring guitars that always kind of feel out of place. Yet they must be there, or the tune sounds incomplete. Or visit the measured growls that compete with clear voice lyrics, as the theme and atmosphere demands. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

And you will want more of it. Because, indeed it soothes the suffering [...] Click to raid more!

Meadows End – Sojourn (2016 / 2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Meadows End - Soujourn - Album CoverNow, imagine you would marry the evil twin of Nightwish to Insomnium and giving the female front of the former the boot first. You would in all probability beget a magic child called Meadows End.

Their style mixes the Scandinavian kind of Death Metal with not very subtle symphonic elements. And this gets us a sound that is pretty unique. Even if further influences like Omnium Gatherum, Amon Amarth and a tad of Wolfheart cannot be denied.

The Swedish Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal band Meadows End came into being way back [...] Click to raid more!

Oubliette – The Passage (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Oubliette - The Passage - Album CoverToday I hunger for some truly dark metal. A tune to slake my thirst for the obscure, the unspeakable that dwells down in the fiery pit. The metal manifestation of all these unholy urges that sometimes try to besmirch your inner self. And still, Black Metal often is mana for the soul. The calming agent that – believe it or not – will quiet the screams inside you.

The Tennessee-based band Oubliette and their newest record The Passage turned out to be the perfect remedy for the RMR deck crew’s aches and pains. Their tune floated about the [...] Click to raid more!