Myrkur – Myrkur (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Myrkur - Myrkur - Album CoverThou shalt not review old records, because it is a waste of your life energy! The 11th Commandment of a review blog. Right? But rulez are there to be broken – at least sometimes. So, let’s have a look at what was, before M graced us with its unholy presence. And yes, we will harken back in time to the beginnings of Myrkur and their self-titled EP. You heard that right. The very same band, who earlier last year – in 2015 – roughed up the Black Metal world real good. And she did that so well, Myrkur ended up at the top spot of RockmusicRaider’s 2015 Top Ten Records.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Myrkur – M (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Myrkur - M - Album CoverYou are a #metal fan, right? That is why you are here. Right? So, have you ever tried to listen to Enya? Yes, the one of the surreal, kind of weird, ethereal melodies and soft tunes – not #metal at all, y’know. Now: Mix three parts of Enya with a shot of Caladan Brood, together with 2 parts of Cradle of Filth on steroids (meaning: Dani Filth’s annoying screams amplified times five…), 3 parts of Ulver and one psychedelic part of Suns of Thyme. And thus you get M, the latest and best of Myrkur. And no, nothing to do with James Bond and his 007-ish being.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Amorphis – Elegy (1996) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Amorphis - Elegy - 1996 - Album CoverWe write the Year of the Lord 1996. Amorphis just about came to some real fame with their heavy and very Death Metal oriented 2nd studio album Tales from the Thousand Lakes. Everyone now eagerly awaited something similar from their next concoction.  

Now here comes their 3rd studio brainchild Elegy. And what have we found? A hellufa change: Amorphis is happily throwing in Folk and synthie pop elements. Stuff laced with very heavy Melodic Death Metal – growls and all. This mixes with good old Heavy Metal, atmospheric passages and ’70s style parts on keyboards and guitars. You got it all. I can thus fully understand why Elegy got very mixed reviews back in time and ever since.Got hooked? Raid this some more...