Intermittent Digest – Tome IV

RockmusicRaider Reviews - Tome IVHowdy Fans and Friends!

It is (already) time again for an update on what has been cooking at RockmusicRaider since Tome III. And there has been a lot of action, I can tell ya. 

It looks like Tome IV shows less influence of Black Metal and everything blackened. Even if this particular genre has whelped a few very good specimens worth mentioning. And I expect this to continue for the remainder of the year. But enough of this and let’s get down to what we got.

But first we take to the sea. The wild, cold sea. Rain drenched [...] Click to raid more!

Panychida – Haereticalia – The Night Battles (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Panychida - Haereticalia - Album CoverWhen starting on the newest album Haereticalia – The Night Battles of the Czech outfit Panychida, this just sounds like any other Symphonic Metal band trying out their often frugal orchestral muscle on the unsuspecting fan crowd. Often forgetting about the metal sounds that (should) make them tick.

The intro waltzes away like something straight from Central Europe, somewhat of a baroque-esque classical style with a slightly Austrian touch.

Which makes sense to an extent.

Panychida are joining us from Plzeň in the Czech Republic. An area, more known for its beer, classical music (not metal, sadly) and loads [...] Click to raid more!