RMR’s 2020 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider 2020 Top 10 Records

The terrible and unholy year of the Dark Lord 2020 was not as fertile as last year’s harvest would suggest. The crop yielded a fair amount of pretty excellent records. Yet, most of them erred on the good to very good territory1) and did not really qualify for that coveted top 10 spot.

After a slow start, things started to look more lively. At first, we thought that the progressive folks would pretty much deliver naught. Yet, suddenly we have a choice, and a difficult one at that.

Then we stumbled across folk pieces where there should be none, … [...] Click to raid more!

Myrkur – Folkesange (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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Myrkur, the outfit that messed up the comfortable, tremolo-laden life of many a Black Metal addict over the last years. A band led by a female better known in the pop multiverse. And without any metallic credentials to her credit.

Amalie Bruun truly followed her very own instinct to the fiery metal pit. Her metal persona features a mix between ethereal folksy parts and disturbing metal screams on a bed of tremolo. Just go ahead and twirl M, you’ll understand what I mean. Then follow up with the … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Leaves of Yggdrasil by Myrkur

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Okay, I admit it. Throughout the clip I waited for the trademark Black Metal screams that Myrkur is famous for. Amalie Bruun surprised me so many times since her first Black Metal piece we covered, I just don’t trust the soft sweet music that’s wafting from my boomboxes anymore.

Yet here, Leaves of Yggdrasil is true folk of the pagan kind. An extract of the upcoming album Folkesange that should air later in March 2020.

Why – by Loki – they chose this bizarre triangle theme that feels like the return to The … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka – Hospodi (2019) – Review

Last updated on 5 August 2020

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Hospodi

The big question was if or if not we should review the two offerings of Batushka that are currently out. Because the members of this band caused themselves more trouble than necessary, and generated a major controversy in the process. Which is – of course – not necessarily a good thing, as this wastes energy and resources. Energy that could have been used to write stellar material, not feeding egos and paying lawyers.

It is also an unarguable fact that Hospodi would not exist without this unnecessary drama that … [...] Click to raid more!