Oubliette – The Passage (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Oubliette - The Passage - Album CoverToday I hunger for some truly dark metal. A tune to slake my thirst for the obscure, the unspeakable that dwells down in the fiery pit. The metal manifestation of all these unholy urges that sometimes try to besmirch your inner self. And still, Black Metal often is mana for the soul. The calming agent that – believe it or not – will quiet the screams inside you.

The Tennessee-based band Oubliette and their newest record The Passage turned out to be the perfect remedy for the RMR deck crew’s aches and pains. Their tune floated about the officescape for a while now. And for good reason.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Khemmis – Desolation (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Desolation - Album CoverWe just covered the latest of King Goat, another (not so) new kid on the block in the Doom Metal multiverse. This band, together with players like Pallbearer – or again – Crypt Sermon served as a somewhat of a new breed of doomers. And by that token, these folks took the metal fan crowd by storm. Quite deservedly so, when looking at the overall quality of their combined tunes. Peaceville Three and Draconians of this world be gone.

The list would of course not be complete without Khemmis from the US. These boys were on a rapid-fire run down doom road until now. On a high of creativity, they got us Hunted in 2016 via 20 Buck Spin, just one short year after their début Absolution. A few raised eyebrows apart, Hunted indeed reached an amazing 8/10 on the RockmusicRaider rating scale of dread. Thus they got around this terrible sophomore cliff without too much effort. Sometimes waves of creativity are like tsunamis that wash these bands onto the shores of glory with none of the usual terrors. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Heilung – Lifa (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Heilung - Lifa - Album CoverYou know what pisses me off to no end? It is these people, who think that they have it down pat. They know everything, because – HEY – only they got the magic potion to the fucking omnipotent wisdom that holds the universe in one piece. Only THEY are in touch with Mother Earth and her mysterious vibrations. Right? RIGHT? Or is it not really a she, but a he. A blasphemous thought, ain’t it?

And then they tell us doughy westerners that we don’t get it, should anyone beg to differ. And squish all dissent quickly through censorship, because they can in this fleeting age of social networks and flimsy clicks. Yet by doing that, our all-knowing magisters risk to end up in their own echochamber populated by yaysayers.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!