Paradise Lost – Obsidian (2020) – Review

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2020 turns out to be the year of doom in more ways than one. A year that feels more surreal than most.

But fear not.

It looks like many artists were clairvoyant and followed up with a literal deluge of well-crafted Doom Metal of all sorts. Steely, rock hard, and tearfully arranged sorrow and pain. For the avid metalhead to pass the year in comfort, weird as it may be.

And truly, a few very cool grief-laden surprises crossed our paths lately. Like Black Trillium or the late teary opus River of Souls just sent our … [...] Click to raid more!

Fvneral Fvkk – Carnal Confessions (2019) – Review

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The devil is in the detail. And in the name, too. Because, Nomen est Omen, as the saying goes.

So, when Fvneral Fvkk released their newest album Carnal Confessions in September 2019, it got that proverbial cold shoulder. Because – let’s face it – the name the band chose for themselves really does not incite any fervor to write that review.

In other words, whenever a moniker speaks of juvenile bad taste to say the least, the crew over here puts those records on the backburner. There is only so much marketing and legal can … [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Melancholia - Album Cover Solemnly marching Death Doom Metal sounds with a melodic twist have a soothing quality. Comfort in dark, dreary sounds. Drenched in a sea of sorrow and countless tears.

Don’t you think?

Just savor the soaring guitars that always kind of feel out of place. Yet they must be there, or the tune sounds incomplete. Or visit the measured growls that compete with clear voice lyrics, as the theme and atmosphere demands. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

And you will want more of it. Because, indeed it soothes the suffering soul. Now, [...] Click to raid more!

Lorelei – Shadows of October (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Lorelei - Shadows of October - Album Cover Bleak winds and an icy cold live outside of the RockmusicRaider offices. A snowstorm from the East is being delivered right now and the temperature drops rapidly towards absolute numbers. At least that is what this feels like these days. And I don’t even live in the frozen tundra of Siberia, even if it feels like it. This is supposed to be temperate over here. So, where did the friggin’ global warming go all of a sudden? But hey, you have no choice than to go with the flow. And enough whining for now.

So, what better time than now [...] Click to raid more!