Video: Xaon release Eros!

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Xaon first got on the RMR metal detection radar with their EP Face of Balaam some years back. The full length The Drift followed in 2017, which already showed tendencies of abject symphonics on a bed of crunchy metal.

Now, the band followed this up with a new record called Solipsis in 2019 that sadly escaped our review pipe until now. Well, never say never, and this reviewer may still find time to get to it until the year is out.

Yet, here I stumbled across their newest video Eros from the aforementioned album. The change in direction really hits … [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Prokopton (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Aephanemer - Prokopton - Album CoverProkoptonThe path of the stoic. I kinda like that in context with Aephanemer. Already their 2016 piece Memento Mori showed the advanced skills of this band and – for sure – of lead guitarist Martin Hamiche. The latter record indeed was already a pretty good album in itself, but it did have its moments. And certainly a lot of air still to fill.

Now, here I find these French metallers stoically walking down that path of their own making with their newest record.

And in truth, Prokopton really and powerfully reaffirms the status quo. You won’t [...] Click to raid more!

Meadows End – Sojourn (2016 / 2018) – 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 Scandinavian kind of Death Metal with not very subtle symphonic elements. And this gets us a sound that is pretty unique. Even if further influences like Omnium Gatherum, Amon Amarth and a tad of Wolfheart cannot be denied.

The Swedish Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal band Meadows End came into being way back [...] Click to raid more!