RMR’s 2016 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider Review - Darkend 2016

Well, it is time for some 2016 Top 10 reflections on RockmusicRaiders‘ most coveted findings for the last year. And it might turn out to be a few more than ten, but we will keep the official ranking to this magic number. We will just add a few honorable releases to the list that kinda missed this Viking fighting ship. The list is also a reflection on those bands that got us thinking and managed to mess up the peace (of mind) and quiet of the writer supreme on this blog.

And it was a funny year: Seamlessly latching on [...] Click to raid more!

Darkher – Realms (2016) – Review

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To be metal or not to be, ’tis the question. We are speaking about the début full-length album Realms of the (almost) one-woman show Darkher aka Jayn H. Wissenberg. And it is – at first – a difficult proposition.

Just to find yourself later in a doomish soundscape that clearly smacks of metal, apart from the airy, atmospheric, almost folk-laden look and feel this album presents to you. I cannot but be reminded of Myrkur and their latest album M or the weary wails of Loreena McKennitt, both dwelling in the ethereal realm, same as this one. Of course, the [...] Click to raid more!