Heilung – Futha (2019) – Review

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Experimental Archaeology is an actual scientific branch that strives to reenact technologies, ways of life and techniques of long-gone times. Very much by trial and error and fueled by whatever fragments the remnants of the past cough up. It is an exciting way to conduct practically oriented archaeology and to understand things by doing, as opposed to digging endlessly around dusty sites, and live to theorize about your findings later.

The same is true with music from long-vanished times. Old melodies abound that nobody really knows where they may originate from. Fragments of texts, spells, and … [...] Click to raid more!

Heilung – Lifa (2018) – Review

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You 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 [...] Click to raid more!

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 [...] Click to raid more!