Heilung – Lifa (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Heilung - Lifa - Album CoverYou know what pisses me off to no end? It is these people, who think that they have it down pat. They know everything, because – HEY – only they got the magic potion to the fucking omnipotent wisdom that holds the universe in one piece. Only THEY are in touch with Mother Earth and her mysterious vibrations. Right? RIGHT? Or is it not really a she, but a he. A blasphemous thought, ain’t it?

And then they tell us doughy westerners that we don’t get it, should anyone beg to differ. And squish all dissent quickly through censorship, because they can in this fleeting age of social networks and flimsy clicks. Yet by doing that, our all-knowing magisters risk to end up in their own echochamber populated by yaysayers.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Eluveitie – Evocation II – Pantheon (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Eluveitie - Evocation II - Pantheon - Album CoverMonumental change took place within the confines of Eluveitie. Anna Murphy and her entourage (or faction, as evil tongues have it) left the band in 2016 seemingly in protest. And that meant long-time drummer Merlin Sutter and guitarist Ivo Henzi left with her to found Cellar Darling. Or – as the lore goes – Merlin got left first and the others chose to follow suit. 

Well, whatever the sequence of events may have been, fact is that the growler-in-chief had the decidedly thorny task to recruit and train a new crew. This may also explain the unusually long wait before the new album Evocation II – Pantheon saw the light of day. And Eluveitie ended up with a 9-member band. Wow! That is like overcrowding and only pandemonium can be the result from this. But then they always had a relatively large number of musicians in their outfit. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Eluveitie – Everything Remains (As it Never Was) (2010) – Review


They did it! Bingo! The 2010 and 4th full length album 'Everything Remains (As it Never Was)' from the Swiss Pagan Folk band 'Eluveitie' clearly is an improvement over the already pretty good former production 'Slania' (Yes, folks, I know, there was Evocation I in between - in time I will review this one as well. Perhaps, LOL) .

It is much more melodious, but still enough aggressive Melodeath remaining in it to convince. And all that delivered in their own household style and brand.