Wilderun – Veil of Imagination (2019) – Review

Last updated on 4 October 2020

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Our review pipe failed to pick up Wilderun‘s last epic Sleep at the Edge of the World in time to make it onto the 2015 Top 10 list. And this sucked big time, given the undeniable qualities of this beautiful piece.

But things moved to the bright side this time. Veil of Imagination just made it onto the blog, which – I guess – is good news. But this new record does nonetheless have mightily big shoes to fill.

It’s predecessor displayed a distinct sense of mastery difficult to … [...] Click to raid more!

My Silent Wake – There Was Death (2018) – Review

Last updated on 29 November 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - My Silent Wake - There Was Death - Album CoverOnce desolation and doom in metal takes your fancy, you probably need to look no further than My Silent Wake. Former works like Damnatio Memoriae were already right up there with the likes of My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost. Or with a dramatically less meaty version of outfits like Loathfinder.

Yet, the band’s gothically tainted, painfully bleak and bare bone approach to Doom Death Metal always allowed them to carve out their own niche in this genre.

Then again – never shy of experiments – Ian Arkley launched himself into [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Hallucinating with Creinium!

Last updated on 10 January 2021

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The hell did I just listen to?

If you would shoot bands like Moonspell up with a super-vitamin and then add five gallons of power drinks, this would about get you an idea of the relentless energy and multi-flavored style of the Finnish band Creinium. And all of that bundled-up power contained in their newest offering Hallucinosis

Creinium navigate at the very dark edge of the metal abyss. And literally throw a very mixed bag of tracks at the audience. Definitely metal, but presented in a raggle-taggle selection of styles, all torn asunder.

You’ll find metal bits and pieces going Progressive, Symphonic, [...] Click to raid more!