River of Souls – Usurper (2020) – Review

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Some records that cross our review pipeline just give us a hard time. It’s metal alright, but boy, often they’re those hard-horse pieces with a flow like a block of concrete.

But then you got those visceral ones. Those that talk to your metallic instincts right away. Like a search radar locking on to your target. Snap, bang – and you’re hooked so bad, you can’t stop this disk from killing your turntable.

Well, River of Souls‘ sophomore album Usurper is one of them. Not a full-power lockdown thing. But right from the opening volley, … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Of Pit and Snare, by River of Souls

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The Dutch band River of Souls crossed our hawse way back with their pretty corny debut The Well of Urd. And a doomily powerful concoction it was, served on a foundation of the old gods’ shenanigans. One that wore out one or two of our turntables, by the way.

Now they’re back in the preparation loop for their upcoming new record called Usurper, due out mid-May. We just got ahold of their teaser Of Pit and Snare, their newest clip and it promises many metallic delights.

Now, this is harsh fare. The clip … [...] Click to raid more!

River of Souls – The Well of Urd (2017) – Review

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Don’t we like the old deities at RockmusicRaider. Those that existed before the nailed god and his ailing airs sucked all fun out of life. Back in time when Yule ruled strong, with feasting and a sacrifice or two on the menu. 

Sturdy tales galore of gods and their brethren out to commit mischief and strange actions of all types. Odin on Sleipnir (his horse), Njord, Yggdrasil and the three Norns living in the roots of the tree of life. All this fed by the Well of Urd at the source of it all.

Complicated, huh?

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