Diabulus in Musica – Euphonic Entropy (2020) – Review

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Over their decade in existence, Diabulus in Musica carved out a pretty lofty place for themselves with the top players of the Symphonic Metal universe. Albeit always with a slightly overdone classical component. A fact that we bemoaned already in our reviews of The Wanderer and Argia.

But still, Zuberoa Aznarez‘ siren’s song and her impressive classically trained vocal powers really hooked us petty much every time. Her contribution, together with Gorka Elso‘s growls, really made for the perfect team.

For quite a while the duo created an almost flawless Beauty and the … [...] Click to raid more!

Delain – Apocalypse & Chill (2020) – Review

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Let the epic battle begin, first shots have been fired.

2020 finds us with three Symphonic Metal masters lined up like ducks in a row. First will be Delain with Apocalypse & Chill. Then, Diabulus in Musica threatened to come online a bit later. And – last, but not least – Nightwish will be playing the rearguard in April.

How neat of them all to get into creative gear at that very same moment. And the RMR deck crew really can’t wait to find out who on earth will win this contest.

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Video: Diabulus in Musica release Otoi!

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Dirge of the Archons, the 2016 record of Diabulus in Musica, was a pretty nice surprise to this crew. Coming from a band that we all thought were set in their merry ways. Never to turn away from their operatic heights.

But – luckily we found some added power and energy instead. And an unexpected turn into a much more metallic direction. A meaty crunch that was never present before, all over their then 10-year career.

Now, more change is in the air yet again.

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Finsterforst – Zerfall (2019) – Review

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I did not quite know anymore where to place this band. After the somewhat silly #YOLO that Finsterforst unchained in 2016, uncertainty truly set in. Did they go off the deep end? Or was that just something they always wanted to do?

And now, this.

Zerfall serves you with an 80-minute monster that will require some real commitment to digest. A relentless total metal war attack that you first need to survive until you can haul the headphones off your battle-weary ears.

Mach Dich Frei and Rastlos were already pretty heavy pieces. One set in the … [...] Click to raid more!