Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (2019) – Review

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I got a headache. A big one. So, time to break out that Aspirin, will ya. Or I’ll probably die from metal poisoning, or – worse – turn into a metal zombie.

And this after only one full listen of Veleno, the newest heap of mighty Death Metal from the flamboyant Italians of Fleshgod Apocalypse

For those who thought that King contained enough full metal jacket for a lifetime, come again. Because Veleno is an all-out attack on your metallic sensory system. A friggin’ 62 minutes of full, frontal assault, filled to the brim [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Prokopton (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Aephanemer - Prokopton - Album Cover ProkoptonThe 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 Cover Now, 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!

Aephanemer – Memento Mori (2016) – Review

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Once 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. [...] Click to raid more!