Intermittent Digest – Tome VI

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Well, before the back office overflows with material, we better launch a new edition of the RockmusicRaider world-famous (ahem…) Intermittent Digest series. This will let off some steam and things will improve – hopefully. 

The Tome V Edition was already substantial, but 2017 has been on the fast-track ever since with an enormous amount of material released to date. This includes many big bands that churned out their newest records right around fall of this year with a lot more still to come. On top of that the end of the year looms already with the inevitable top ten coming [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: A Morte Ad Mortem by Gort!

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It indeed looks like Italy will be up top for Black Metal these days of early fall 2017. RMR just covered the New Age Black Metal outfit Parodos. A band that does not fit the Norwegian definition of this genre at all. Yet the outfit still gets you an interesting mix of styles that includes at least some spiked fisting. And they managed to keep enough of our deck crew’s interest to get them a review.

But sometimes you crave the real thing. Trve Black Metal played in the dungeon with THE GOAT watching you from the wall. Way … [...] Click to raid more!

Párodos – Catharsis (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Párodos - Catharsis - Album CoverThe RMR offices just reviewed the icy Black Metal album Kwintessens of Dodecahedron dealing with some sort of a rebirth cycle. Understandably, birth, death, rebirth are – for some at least – pretty important. Even if this specific dogma is not really supported by the Holy See.

So it is doubly spicy to see another such record appearing from Salerno in Italy of all places. A country more known for its catholic values, rather than its progressive undercurrents. With an offering of some Black Metal to boot. And that genre infested by The Goat is usually not too visible in [...] Click to raid more!