Intermittent Digest – Tome IX

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Now, wait a second, what?

It has been a whopping eight months or so since the latest Intermittent Digest released on this blog. In the meantime, we were busy as bees and looked at scores of new records. So, it is high time again to put the proverbial tent around this circus and start to make some sense out of what we found.

At this point in time, we also would have liked to mention the latest record of Batushka. Yet, we got two of them and some awful controversy surrounding the band. Thus, this (or those) record(s) may … [...] Click to raid more!

Temperance – Of Jupiter and Moons (2018) – Review

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The Italian band Temperance and the Rockmusicraider crew crossed paths a few times over the years. The offerings on the menu never quite made it to the blog, though. But with their 2018 record Of Jupiter and Moons things started to change.

A new level of power, juice, and refinement is in the air that was not quite there before. And indeed, changes were made.

Michele Guaitoli (Kaledon, Overtures) joined the band in 2017. Together with Alessia Scolletti, who was active with Guaitoli on a variety of projects and whose belting powers continue to impress me. [...] Click to raid more!

Kaledon – Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kaledon - Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness - Album Cover Sometimes you get this sense of déjà-vu. Like that prickly feeling down your spine, when you sense something unknown. And it started straight from the beginning of Kaledon‘s newest album Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness. 

‘Tis the flavor of Overtures, a known entity belting away at a Power Metal event. And – lo and behold – it is indeed Michele Guaitoli (Overtures, Temperance), who got hired to advance the glory of Kaledon‘s 9th full length album.

The band started to spin their tale many years ago already, in 1997 to be precise. A medieval-fantastic story, [...] Click to raid more!

Overtures – Artifacts (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Overtures - Artifacts - Album Cover Looks like the Mediterranean is a fertile ground when it comes to metal of all kinds. You got the island folks on Cyprus going strong, at least one very good one dwelling in Portugal. 

But then there is a very important community down South in Italy too. Overtures being one of them and they are rocking away from Gorizia, right on the border with Slovenia. The band is now ready to open the doors on their newest and third full length studio album Artifacts. To me this is – not quite surprisingly – about the most mature album they [...] Click to raid more!