Rotting Christ – Aealo (2010) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Rotting Christ - Aealo - Album CoverTwo things hit home right away once you commence on Aealo. First, the record is intense like dark, hotly spiced chocolate consumed with ruby red wine and – second – it is not Black Metal. At least not in a proper sense. Okay, nothing new there, as even the powers that be officially called Rotting Christ Dark or Extreme Metal back in 2010.

And in truth, the Black Metal thing only (kind of) came back with the 2016 album Rituals. Despite the fact that the band hastened to state that this newest record would encompass all kinds of rituals. Weird ones and weirder ones still.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Necronomicon – Advent of the Human God (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Necronomicon - Advent of the Human God - Album CoverDon’t I just love everything involving Lovecraft. A brilliant horror fiction writer in his own way back at the beginning of the last century, releasing materials that still find a large fan base to this day. Unfortunately, #metal was not born yet at this time and we had to wait some time until some bands took notice and started to write music on this subject. So, already the band name – Necronomicon – gets these guys a few brownie points to go. Also, the title of their new and fifth full length album called Advent of the Human God may be somewhat and juicily blasphemous for Cthulhu and his brethren; coming from the adepts of Great Old Ones to boot. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Abbath – Abbath (2016) – Review

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Abbath Abbath Album CoverGood bye Immortal, welcome Abbath. This was quite a departure from the realm of Blashyrkh that the master of the crabwalk and distinctive corpse paint put to the audience. And with some real power to boot: The new self-titled album of this newly formed and self-named band just continues to fire away and indeed fires stronger than before during the Immortal years and now under this new identity.

The announcement of the remainder of Immortal in 2015 to carry on with business as usual had me reduced to a mad cackle. The essence and soul – the divine creator so to say – of the band removes himself and the skeleton wishes to survive?Got hooked? Raid this some more...