Zeit – Konvergenz (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Zeit - Konvergenz - Album Cover The old provinces of Eastern Germany seem to be a hotbed for interesting bands of all kinds. Indeed of all things cultural – and beyond. And this goes for theatrical endeavors as well as music of all flavors. 

The RockmusicRaider crew had the pleasure to cover special underground bands like Antyra from Leipzig already. You know, these guys with their rough and eerily weird, yet fascinating story-telling techniques. With an extremely epic, but very down-to-earth metal taste. I love them, but they are so out of the mainstream that not many of the RMR fans will follow. It is a [...] Click to raid more!

Forteresse – Thèmes pour la Rébellion (2016) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Forteresse - Thèmes pour la Rébellion - Album Cover I am usually not all too impressed by the scratchy, noisy, lo-fi Black Metal concoctions most of the underground bands liked to throw at us back in time. Their light gradually waned over time, but you still find a considerable community still today. The hidden-in-the-woods outfits, only allowing a handful of copies to reach the world of us, unworthy earthlings.

And some of them still deliver on ancient cassette tape sound support only, still today.

Forsooth!

Kind of eclectic, these days, when you gotta hunt around the attic to find a player. If you own one still at all, that [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome III

RockmusicRaider - Intermittent Digest - Tome III Howdy, fans and friends! Months have passed again way too fast since the last point of the situation (as we say in French) and already it is time to halt the horses again and take stock. The first full year @ RockmusicRaider – 2015 – has passed and we start to approach mid-year 2016. By Loki, things are moving fast and I am not getting younger. So, what happened since Tome II. I can say one thing: Dark, dark is the going, when the going gets tough.

Felt waves of Black or blackened Metal are coming our way. I [...] Click to raid more!

Rorcal – κρέων (Creon) (2016) – Review

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Rorcal Creon Album cover I just covered Éohum in a newsflash, writing that these guys really take you far down to the abyss where Black Metal dwells. Now, it can be worse, much worse. 

Let me warn ye: If you look for warm and cozy melodies to carry you along, whilst you enjoy your crackling fire, then DO NOT open that door (open this door instead). If you are just a fan of lighter versions of all things Black and Doom Metal, DO NOT open that door. If you are ready to face the dark, howling abyss of one of the better Extreme Metal [...] Click to raid more!