Arkuum – Die Letzte Agonie (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Arkuum - Die Letzte Agonie - Album Cover Ah, the famed theme of death, and of dying things in general. Much ink was spilt already on the fundamental truths of everybody’s life over the last centuries. That we are going to die is one of them. One day. No matter what, it’s going to happen.

In actual fact, we all try not to die and survive for yet another day since we were born. And as long as we possibly can, which is kind of a frightening prospect, come to think of it. And much more ink will be wasted until science finally finds the famed fountain of [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The Maere riding Eschatos!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Eschatos - Maere - Album CoverA few weeks ago RockmusicRaider covered Parodos, a New Age Black Metal outfit from Italy. Their unusual offering to the Dark Lord was already way off the beaten path as Black Metal goes. This is pretty good, they said. And it might not get much better, they said. Yet, they were wrong, so wrong.

Because for today’s dose of daily metal, I will propose a juicy mix between the earlier concoctions of Myrkur and a mad-scientist version of the German Todtgelichter.

The Latvian outfit Eschatos and their newest EP Maere will fit that description. And indeed they boast [...] Click to raid more!

Dodecahedron – Kwintessens (2017) – Review

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Something creates dark, foreboding atmospheres. Cold, empty spaces filled with noisy dissonance to chill your soul with frozen hydrogen.

And no doubt you need this type of a wall of sound, if a record takes off with something called The Culling of the Unwanted of the Earth. Equally, if the main actor goes by the name of ‘The Entity’.

By Loki!

Dark and grey, a landscape of bleak winds howling through the low-lying mists. The mists that just about hide the sharp-toothed monsters within. Well, hell’s bells, quite a piece of work, now ain’t it? [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Immured by Cyclocosmia!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Cycloscopia - Immured - Album CoverSometimes alternative universes show up in the RockmusicRaider review pipeline that persist. And continue to haunt you throughout your day until you give in and write about it.

The band Cyclocosmia in all its spidery glory is one of those. They just unleashed their latest EP Immured this January 2017.

And theirs is a captivating tune. They mix the weirdness of Todtgelichter with the serenity of Darkher with astonishing ease. As with the latter, the questions poses itself, if Immured should qualify as metal or not. And again as before, the band gets this metal tinge out into the open [...] Click to raid more!