Newsflash: Awake The Sun releases The Barren Sleep!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Awake The Sun - The Barren Sleep - Album CoverAlready digitally released back in 2015, the Progressive Doom Metal Band Awake The Sun launched physical audio in Europe of their debut album The Barren Sleep in February 2016.

The album has been recorded at Xanctum LAB Studios in Padua and mastered by Giuseppe Orlando & Alfonso Corace at THE OUTER SOUND STUDIOS in Rome.  

Awake The Sun hail from Venice, Italy delivering an eclectic mix of Progressive and Doom Metal, shrouded in an atmospheric, gloomy, somewhat keyboard and synthesized heavy metal cloak.

The project saw the light of day through the founders of the Italian avant-garde metal band ENSOPH [...] Click to raid more!

Sirenia – The Seventh Life Path (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sirenia - The Seventh Life Path - Album CoverYou know, I like Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal. I really do. It is usually more melodious and varied than the more straightforward types of metal that are existing out there. And after a weekend of down’n’dirty metal crunch, some Symphonic band-aid to soothe my bleeding ears is a welcome change.

But here I am listening to the Spanish/Norwegian Gothic Metal band of two+ Sirenia‘s latest studio album The Seventh Life Path. And already I am confused.

No doubt: The talent at work is impressive. Morten Veland founded the gig back in 2001, the multi-instrumentalist In-Chief. And Ailyn [...] Click to raid more!

Kamelot – Haven (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kamelot - Haven - Album CoverKamelot!

The name sends you echoes of mystical events way back in time. To King Arthus’ court of the round table of valiant knights. An epic era much shrouded in fabulously famous legends of all kinds. And here we are expecting something stellar around these lines. Metal at its best.

And I am getting something that somehow sounds like it, but it just does not quite feel right. Epica made the same mistake lately with their 2014 disc The Quantum Enigma– the overdone turkey one, with too much gravy. Too much over-compressed bombast, too many instruments to play with. [...] Click to raid more!