Aephanemer – Memento Mori (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Aephanemer - Memento Mori - Album CoverOnce upon a time there was a lone hawk and his guitar, soaring about the skies. He let his riffs and solos rip from his lofty height and went by the name of NifRiffs. After considerable time and some acclaim by the mice and other furry animals scurrying about the ground, NifRiffs decided to get serious and start a real band.

Having a knack for weird and unusual names, he called the band Aephanemer. A first demo EP named Know Thyself was published soon thereafter. Now, the name was there, but the band was still a one-man show. After much more hand-clapping that came and went, a proper band saw the light of day to drive things forward more seriously.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Fleshgod Apocalypse – King (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Fleshgod Apocalypse - King - Album CoverFleshgod Apocalypse is a relatively young band. They formed in 2007 in Perugia/Italy. You know, the medieval city with the escalators that move you from the catacombs to the light. A place of epic murder trials, chocolate and pasta.

How very fitting a background for the Machiavellian theme employed in this album. And not yet quite 10 years into the game, they came a hell of a long way in a very short time. And I am saying this now, because their style is really difficult to match in terms of complexity. Many a band certainly got some inspiration off their unique style, like Kaledon, Parodos or Lör.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Meadows End – Sojourn (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Meadows End - Soujourn - Album CoverNow, imagine you would marry the evil twin of Nightwish to Insomnium and giving the female front of the former the boot first. You would in all probability beget a magic child called Meadows End. Their style mixes the Gothenburg kind of Death Metal with some more symphonic elements. And this gets us a sound that is pretty unique. Albeit they sprinkle this with some Omnium Gatherum magic dust in places. Yet still the band does not go full clone on ye, but maintains that independent streak important to success. And it is this sense of independence that is prevalent throughout the record. Starting with the fact that no record label had its say in the production of Sojourn.Got hooked? Raid this some more...