Intermittent Digest – Tome V

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome V It is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day.

The mighty post count now is way beyond the three hundred mark, and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RockmusicRaider deck crew experienced [...] Click to raid more!

Thormesis – Trümmerfarben (2017) – Review

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A somewhat subtle hype was discernible lately in the closed confines of the Black Metal fan crowd. Like the odors of a black mass on the breeze, wafting through the morbid realms of a lonesome and foggy cemetery.

A subtle wave of expectation that went on for a while. But now they are here: After some two years of wait, the German band Thormesis released their newest and fifth full-length album Trümmerfarben. Of course, expectations were high after their last offering Freier Wille – Freier Geist.

This last album got pretty high marks throughout the [...] Click to raid more!

Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (2016) – Review

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It is their number 10 in over thirty years, right? Well, fuck me running. This feels like yesterday when we first started to listen to their sound.

And Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – managed through Metallica‘s vanity label Blackened Recordings – comes along some 8 years after their last full-length record. They are taking their sweet time, don’t they? But then, they always have. 

When Metallica started their run for fame with their debut Kill ’em All we thought that this was about it. Seemingly confirmed by their unimpressive sophomore Ride the Lightning, the excellent #3 called Master of Puppets surprised back [...] Click to raid more!

Paradise Lost – Draconian Times (1995) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Paradise Lost - Draconian Times - Album CoverThe 5th studio album Draconian Times of British metallers Paradise Lost takes off to somewhere. Only we are not sure where this is all going. The tune they present often sounds like Heavy Metal, as in Metallica of the Load era during the mid ’90s, albeit at a slower pace of sorts. And this makes me wonder where the real Doom Metal element escaped to.

Further, for a doom album proper, the style thrown at us is almost too lively. So here we have a record that moves down this Gothic Metal road that became more and more [...] Click to raid more!