Argesh – Excommunica (2021) – Review

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By the unholy minions of the Lightbringer. RMR’s race towards bigger and darker Extreme Metal records continues. Already our short write-up of best finds up to August 2021 yielded some juicy records.

An abundance of disquieting tunes that bask in yonder frightful halo emerging from the abode of the fiend. Stories that speak of the goat and terrible tales whispering about perverting the Bible. About the downfall of mankind and the imminent reign of the beast.

That kind of thing.

Well, Argesh and their debut Excommunica for sure rocked to the forefront of the review pipe with lightning … [...] Click to raid more!

Seth – La Morsure du Christ (2021) – Review

Last updated on 27 August 2021

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I always wondered just how long it would take for some Black Metal outfit to turn the mother of all church burnings into a record. And no, this is not about the likes of Varg Vikernes1) who – between other atrocities – garnered some questionable fame by torching a number of spacious abodes of the nailed god.

Instead, it’s French Black Metal that – yet again – caught our attention. RMR here already covered that particular scene a number of times. Corpus Diavolis, Geisterfels, and a few others come … [...] Click to raid more!

Agrypnie – Metamorphosis (2021) – Review

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We said it a few times already. The RMR deckhands fancy bands that step out of boundaries. Too many outfits just navigate inside the suffocating confines of arbitrarily set genres. And astonishingly, many a metal adept actually likes that.

There is no stepping out of the proverbial box into those dreary swamps of new metal that can swallow you whole in an instant. In their minds you can’t be a metalhead without wearing a ton of black t-shirts and sport a scraggly beard, if you’re male, that is. But I transgress, so let’s get back to this review.… [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Mist of Misery plow The Fields of Isolation!

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The RockmusicRaider talent scout is on the prowl again. Always looking for new, slightly different undercurrents in the rock and metal multiverse, we came across the Swedish band Mist of Misery and their newest mini-album Fields of Isolation. What do they have on offer? A tasty mix of Atmospheric Black Metal and Post Black Metal with a doomy, melancholic twist. And all of that comes at a pretty cosmic scale.

In a way, their tune sounds like a mix of Ashbringer, Palus Somni, and Eschatos. Then add some early Dimmu Borgir, Burzum, and a trifle … [...] Click to raid more!