Newsflash: Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus – Madness Galore!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus - Madness Incarnate - Album CoverToday is the day for a juicy slab of blackened, hypnotic metal madness, I declare.

Don’t agree?

Then you must join the wusses in Corpse Ripper’s realm and be condemned to listen to their punishment eternally. All others need to check out Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus and their short blurb Madness Incarnate published earlier in 2016. 

Based in the US, but rooted in the cold North of Finland, Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus formed in 2012. Running up to the current record, the band produced a number of EPs, demos and two full length albums.

At first their tune comes across as a bit repetitive, [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Dismal Grandeur of Vanad Varjud!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Vanad Varjud - Dismal Grandeur in Nocturnal Aura - Album Cover

Talk about a style that will stick to you like water at 40°C below zero. A tune made for the bleaker moments in your metal life. Or for times, when you are not afraid. Best consumed in deep winter, when the wolves howl about the icy tundra of Estonia. 

Vanad Varjud‘s newest concoction Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura is, whilst not very long, still a very sturdy stew of all things wild and darkly metal.

The band’s very strange and icy cold mix of Doom Black Metal combined with a large offering of depressive elements will stick that gloomy [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Gothic Metal in The Eyes of Desolation!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Eyes of Desolation - Awake in Dead - Album Cover You know, I am not sure what really stuck with me. And got me to listen (much) longer than I usually do when doing selections for the review and news lists.

It must be this darkly threatening mix of Gothic Metal with Progressive Metal trends and elements thrown all over their tune.

With enough dissonance to keep you on your toes and awake. Add some crunchy metal ice-cubes into this Mojito in front of you and ready is your desolate cocktail for the evening.

The Eyes of Desolation just unleashed their newest EP Awake in Dead onto the unsuspecting world [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Goholor – Metal from the Abyss!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Golohor - In Saeculis Obscuris - Album Cover

You do like your metal rough, black, and down and dirty, right?

Good. Meet Goholor. They just released their first and very short EP this January 2016 named In Saeculis Obscuris. And I can tell ya: It is intense. Refreshingly so and not for the faint at heart, with an energy that will not let you out of its clutches until the last note is squeezed out in the open.

The disk is perhaps a bit scratchy around the edges still and a tad repetitive, but getting there to the way such Black Metal concoctions with a Death [...] Click to raid more!