10 Most Popular Posts @ RMR – Edition I

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It is time again to take stock of sounds discovered and bands unearthed. But for the first time from an angle of the posts themselves and how they rated with you, the readers. The RockmusicRaider officescape would, of course, like to think that the likes and shares are a result of masterful penmanship.

But, hey, dream on. The written word is one of the vectors to get to the most popular posts, of course. But it is the musicians that really delivered their music with their hearts’ blood and essence of their mutual souls. And this [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2016 Top 10 Records

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Well, it is time for some 2016 Top 10 reflections on RockmusicRaiders‘ most coveted findings for the last year. And it might turn out to be a few more than ten, but we will keep the official ranking to this magic number. We will just add a few honorable releases to the list that kinda missed this Viking fighting ship. The list is also a reflection on those bands that got us thinking and managed to mess up the peace (of mind) and quiet of the writer supreme on this blog.

And it was a funny year: Seamlessly latching on [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome IV

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It is (already) time again for an update on what has been cooking at RockmusicRaider since Tome III. And there has been a lot of action, I can tell ya. 

It looks like Tome IV shows less influence of Black Metal and everything blackened. Even if this particular genre has whelped a few very good specimens worth mentioning. And I expect this to continue for the remainder of the year. But enough of this and let’s get down to what we got.

But first we take to the sea. The wild, cold sea. Rain drenched [...] Click to raid more!

Darkend – The Canticle of Shadows (2016) – Review

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Ah, the devil communicates in Italian. How very fitting. Black Metal moving closer to Rome, spiked fists and all. But then Darkend are speaking in tongues on The Canticle of Shadows – many tongues. 

Mixing English with Italian, French, and Latin into the fray. A real tower of Babylon, but what else would you expect from the devil? Right? 

Dissonance at every corner, monologues and a weird Lovecraft-esque type of nightmare Black Metal of the melodic kind. Some of that stuff is very reminiscent of the liturgical Batushka, keeping you unhinged like Myrkur or Saille at every turn of this stony path with [...] Click to raid more!