Awake in Dead, in The Eyes of Desolation!

Last updated on 1 December 2020

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You know, I am not sure what really stuck with me. And made me listen (much) longer than I usually do when doing selections for the review and news lists.

It must be this darkly threatening mix of Gothic Metal with Progressive Metal trends and elements thrown all over their tune.

With enough chaos and dissonance to keep you on your toes and awake. Add some crunchy metal ice-cubes into this Mojito in front of you and ready is your desolate cocktail for the evening.

The Eyes of Desolation just unleashed their newest EP [...] Click to raid more!

Wilderun – Sleep at the Edge of the World (2015) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Sleep at the Edge of the World of the Progressive Folk Metal band Wilderun is another one of these gems that – I am unhappy to say – somehow did not get on the RockmusicRaider review list in 2015.

And it is a disturbing piece of work.

You start listening and you cannot stop. This particular stretch of tune must be bewitched. Not that it is overly melodious. Well, no, it actually is. But then it isn’t – disturbingly isn’t. 

Have I confused you yet?

Wilderun‘s devilishly complex and self-released sophomore album Sleep at the Edge of [...] Click to raid more!

Amorphis – Circle (2013) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Amorphis - Circle - Album CoverIt is the Amorphis trademark sound alright, no doubt about it. But I am still confused. Circle, the 11th studio album of Finnish metal artists Amorphis showcases its pockets of excellence very well. Actually many of them. But then also lots of elements that absolutely make no sense to me. And you just ask yourself: Quo Vadis, Amorphis?

Okay, it may very well be – as it was opined by some of my co-reviewers – that the band has been on the lookout of a different, more unique sound. Somewhat confirmed in [...] Click to raid more!

Tiamat – The Scarred People (2012) – Review

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review Tiamat Scarred People - Album CoverYou know what? The Swedish band Tiamat‘s 2012 album The Scarred People sounds like Moonspell on a sunny day. Minus the evil menace the latter exude throughout their productions.

I know, the Moonspell line was already present on the Wildhoney review, but what can I do? You could also argue that it is some weird mixture of Type O Negative and The Sisters of Mercy.

The stylish turncoat attitude is very prevalent with Tiamat. Yet, whatever you would like to say, this is one of their strong points. They clearly do not want [...] Click to raid more!