Newsflash: Neoheresy unleash Oblawa!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Neoheresy - Oblawa - Album CoverIf you visit a restaurant a number of times and you always find the same menu card, you will finally give up on them. And you’ll end up looking for places, where the food is equally good (or better), but the variation more stringent. The same goes with some of the metal genres that are out there.

Black Metal especially positively screams for some rejuvenating relief and some fresh pathways to travel. Too many bands are just holed up in their caves, drumming and rasping away – come hell (no pun intended…) or high water – in the same drowsy fashion they always did.

Now, luckily we have gigs like the Polish Neoheresy who try that different, but decidedly more thorny route to a new metal nirvana.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: AntimateriA ramps up the Amps!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - AntimateriA - Valo Aikojen Takaa - Album CoverWeren’t we just about done with Black Metal for 2016? I mean, with all the good stuff that already came our way, there could not be more, right?

Wrong!

The Norns at the roots of Yggdrasil were just laughing at me again and made another plan. By Loki! AntimateriA is the name of the plan and their new album Valo Aikojen Takaa is Thor’s Hammer so to speak. The disc just released beginning of September 2016, signed to Purity Through Fire RecordsAnd the band brings pretty sturdy, seldom seen #metal oomph to the party. 

So that is why Valo Aikojen Takaa made it onto the blog out of nowhere?

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Sojourner – Empires of Ash (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sojourner - Empires of Ash - Album CoverPicture this: A kiwi band from Dunedin in New Zealand, now based in Scotland (of all places), sporting a Swedish frontman from Malmö. Meet Sojourner and their début full length album Empires of Ash.

Their tune is something like Jethro Tull got married to Clannad (ok, not #metal, I know) and then met Ashbringer. All that jazz placed into a landscape reminiscent of Caladan Brood and Summoning combined.

So, what empires await thee?

If you are looking for something to tell you what dwells on the disc, just check out the album cover first. But the album is not that predictable after all. Somewhat to my surprise, I found Atmospheric Black Metal at a very high level of quality.Got hooked? Raid this some more...