RMR’s Hall of Fame of All Time!

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Welcome to Valhalla.

The hall of fame of the most famous records that crossed our hawse to date. It’s the RockmusicRaider version of the feasting hall, where the mead flows in streams, meat comes in abundance, and earthly pleasures of the flesh beckon you at every table end. And you don’t even need to die with a sword in your hand to get there.

Sounds good, huh? Free, eternal props and laurels galore. Only and as always, there is a catch to it. Rulez, always those friggin’ rulez, I tell ya.

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Sorcerer – Lamenting of the Innocent (2020) – Review

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“In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi”?

Not quite. But I was just looking at that superb album art with the demonic clergy on full display. So what do you want me to conclude?

But this is Sorcerer of course, and they do prefer to navigate in the lit soundscapes of the metal multiverse. The murky and smoky depths of the pit where their ritualistic brethren dwell are – not quite their thing, methinks. In this light, “Ave Voluptatis Carnis” might be more to the mark. In conjunction with the Malleus Maleficarum if you get … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2017 Top 10 Records

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I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about released. But time does move fast when you are having fun. And we now need to attack the 2017 Top 10 quickly, lest another few months go by. 

Methinks that the records retained in 2017 were not as blackened as in former years. Instead, we found a fair share of interesting progressive and avant-garde pieces that bubbled to the surface.

Many bands also engaged in all flavors of Post Rock or Metal. And those – I admit – delivered the best quality stuff, in general. In other words, those [...] Click to raid more!

Sorcerer – The Crowning of the Fire King (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sorcerer - The Crowning of the Fire King - Album Cover I am transfixed by sounds pouring out of my earphones. Staunch, epic metal sounds. The culprit is the Swedish band Sorcerer and their newest album The Crowning of the Fire King. Their second full length studio album. 

You will surely remember their 2015 come-back epic In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. This one got some serious acclaim for a band that over long stretches of their (almost non-existent) career produced nothing more than a few demos and compilations. But then – bang – came this first full-length record. A totally unexpected artillery volley out of the left [...] Click to raid more!