Karma Rassa – Vesna…Snova Vesna (2018) – Review

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I admit, we do like bands that somehow navigate outside of the proverbial box. Those that will point their music to wherever their artistic urges take them. A journey that gets us to unexpected soundscapes that we did not hear often before. Or never at all.

So – in this light – it is not that we forgot about Karma Rassa and their 2018 record Vesna…Snova Vesna. The time just had to be right to get our juices flowing for such an eclectic Progressive Rock and Metal album.

The band already pretty much got on our good side with [...] Click to raid more!

End of Green – Void Estate (2017) – Review

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A Doom Rock and Metal avalanche currently thunders into this valley of woe, where the fans dwell. It is big, scary, and heavy on tears and sorrow. RockmusicRaider already covered a few of those bands over time. Traditional outfits like My Dying Bride or again Vanha kind of hold the fort. Then you have the youngsters like Khemmis traipsing all over the hallowed established grounds of Doom Metal.

Then again you will find these sort of crossover bands that have enough doom in them to be called that, yet sit astride a score of other styles. … [...] Click to raid more!

My Silent Wake – Damnatio Memoriae (2015) – Review

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Doom Metal is one of the most fascinating genres in the metal multiverse. Ranging from clear voice and female-fronted outfits, like Draconian, over the Peaceville Three to the slow marches of Funeral Doom.

And it is all about emotion. Some project tear-drenched sadness. And others again go for angry desolation, fueled by everyday issues and concerns.

And this is the emotional scale My Silent Wake project in their album Damnatio Memoriae. Doom Death Metal to be consumed with a pinch of desolation and powered by general anger, even fury. And they deliver it well.   

Damnatio Memoriae literally means Damnation of Memory [...] Click to raid more!

Karma Rassa – Talks to Innerself (2016) – Review

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It sometimes seems, as if we preferred the heavy, blackened thumping of any extreme metal flavor throughout the RockmusicRaider office landscape.

But not so!

At times something more laid back is in order. And for that, we have the folks from the Progressive and Avantgarde field. 

Now, you usually find well-known bands like Leprous, Steven Wilson, or the gang around Arjen Lucassen on your radar. But these guys are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The community is huge. 

Whilst this is so, you will find loads of them progressive folks out there just djenting away until there is no tomorrow. And many of those often sound [...] Click to raid more!