Gone in April – Shards of Light (2019) – Review

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Will the metal fan crowd still find Gothic Metal bands out there worth their salt? A difficult proposition at best. Because we have heard and seen it all.

Or have we?

And – more importantly – there is no such thing as typical Gothic Metal. The genre more describes a trend and serves as a recipient for a hodgepodge of different styles and variations. Much like other genres.

For example Pagan Metal, which is always driven by historical beliefs that go beyond the lore of the nailed god. And one that – for sure – … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gone in April release If You Join Me!

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Sometimes you can feel those vibes. The promise of bands that appear on the scene. Those that are not quite famous yet, but have got the goods to go places – in time.

So happened with Gone In April that the RMR crew took a liking to. And already their last 2016 full-length Threads of Existence had us pretty much hooked.

Now finally, the band released a new video called If You Join Me. The one providing that welcome glimpse into their new album Shards of Light due out in early September 2019.

And as always with this band, … [...] Click to raid more!

Astralium – Land of Eternal Dreams (2019) – Review

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I already stated once upon a time that I was pretty much done with Symphonic Metal. You might have heard that from me. Then Delfinia happened, and I found myself with egg on my face.

So, the RMR deck crew’s ‘new’ approach became a trifle more careful.

And it goes somewhat like this: If anybody can deliver a chunk of Symphonic Metal that is so good, it might unhorse biggies like Nightwish, then I want to know about it. Ha, there you go, destiny. I got you good this time. No more egging poor, old … [...] Click to raid more!