Darkend – Spiritual Resonance (2019) – Review

Last updated on 8 March 2021

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I knew it. We will need to return to last year’s offerings. Because, lo and behold, Darkend‘s latest record Spiritual Resonance hereafter, somewhere fell by the wayside. And disappeared into the blackened yonder of RMR’s vast archives.

Their last record The Canticle of Shadows already garnered a pretty sturdy following on RMR, and – finally – appeared on three of our listings. First, the 2016 Top 10, the 10 Most Popular Posts and – lastly – on the Intermittent Digest IV. A feat not many bands mastered … [...] Click to raid more!

Riti Occulti – Tetragrammaton (2016) – Review

Last updated on 21 December 2020

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The Occvltists are on the loose again. Earlier in 2016, RockmusicRaider already covered ritual metal, Black Metal style to be precise – with Darkend. But Riti Occulti dance to a different tune. Exceedingly different.

The Italian band saddles you with a pretty sticky ceremonial brand of Blackened Doom Metal in Tetragrammaton. Stuff that sounds genuine and aughentic. But hey, if you don’t believe me, check out the video below.

As the title suggests, Riti Occulti dive deep into Kabbalistic lore. The record does follow a pretty sturdy theme and logical flow, backed … [...] Click to raid more!