Oubliette – The Passage (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Oubliette - The Passage - Album Cover Today 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 officescape for [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Maere riding Eschatos!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Eschatos - Maere - Album CoverA few weeks ago RockmusicRaider covered Parodos, a New Age Black Metal outfit from Italy. Their unusual offering to the Dark Lord was already way off the beaten path as Black Metal goes. This is pretty good, they said. And it might not get much better, they said. Yet, they were wrong, so wrong.

Because for today’s dose of daily metal, I will propose a juicy mix between the earlier concoctions of Myrkur and a mad-scientist version of the German Todtgelichter.

The Latvian outfit Eschatos and their newest EP Maere will fit that description. And indeed they boast [...] Click to raid more!

Myrkur – Mareridt (2017) – Review

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Amalie Bruun and her alma mater Myrkur are on the loose again. I can already hear the haters’ black tongues wagging away at her metal credentials. “Pop girlie gone Black Metal has no reason to exist…” – and so on and so forth.

Nonetheless, she does exist and gains maturity, as her endeavor soars along these icy, black and dreary landscapes.

She started off with a first self-titled EP that already sent some mighty shock waves all about the metal planet. M – the debut full length album – raised expectations for future offerings big time. [...] Click to raid more!

Rotting Christ – Triarchy of The Lost Lovers (1996) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers - Album CoverThe new year is still fresh, so what better moment than this one to reflect on some old metal for a change.

Old? ’90s are old?

Well, yeah, if you look at the rapid-fire development all things metal took since then. We sure show a totally different landscape today, if compared to all these years ago. And for sure again if you look at the style changes Rotting Christ took over the years to the present day. Triarchy of the Lost Lovers really took a fresh look at things and delivered powerfully well.

In essence, 1996 was a year of

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