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

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RockmusicRaider - Karma Rassa - Vesna...Snova Vesna - Album Cover 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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RockmusicRaider Review - End of Green - Void Estate - Album Cover 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 covered a score of them 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. The German band End of [...] Click to raid more!

Et Moriemur – Ex Nihilo In Nihilum (2014 / 2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Et Moriemur - Ex Nihilo in Nihilum - Album Cover Sometimes records sit in the review pipe for no good reason for a very long time. And get passed over time and time again, just to be rediscovered more by accident than by design. This so happened with the Dying Ones from the Czech Republic.

In 2014 Et Moriemur unleashed a pretty underrated Doom Metal album called Ex Nihilo In Nihilum. Just to get a re-issue very late in 2016 by Minotauro Records.

So, why feature this album on the blog now, so very long after the fact?

First because they are good at what they do. There is [...] Click to raid more!

My Silent Wake – Damnatio Memoriae (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - My Silent Wake - Damnatio Memoriae - Album CoverDoom 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 [...] Click to raid more!