Rotting Christ – Triarchy of The Lost Lovers (1996) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers - Album CoverThe new year is still fresh, so what better moment than this one to reflect on some old metal for a change. Old? ’90s are old? Well, yeah, if you look at the rapid-fire development all things metal took since then. We sure show a totally different landscape today, if compared to all these years ago. And for sure again if you look at the style changes Rotting Christ took over the years to the present day. Triarchy of the Lost Lovers really took a fresh look at things and delivered powerfully well.

In essence, 1996 was a year of turning points of sorts!

This was the year where the mad cow hit the UK. Osama was still very active and a felt gazillion of black churches were burnt in the South of the US. 1996 was also the year that gave new direction to the Greek outfit Rotting Christ from thrashing malevolence to a more accessible doomish, kind of dreamy, but still grand Melodic Black Metal style. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Myrkur – Myrkur (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Myrkur - Myrkur - Album CoverThou shalt not review old records, because it is a waste of your life energy! The 11th Commandment of a review blog. Right? But rulez are there to be broken – at least sometimes. So, let’s have a look at what was, before M graced us with its unholy presence. And yes, we will harken back in time to the beginnings of Myrkur and their self-titled EP. You heard that right. The very same band, who earlier last year – in 2015 – roughed up the Black Metal world real good. And she did that so well, Myrkur ended up at the top spot of RockmusicRaider’s 2015 Top Ten Records.

Myrkur was already a big hype back in 2014!

At that time, nobody quite knew who was behind this supposedly female-led Black Metal act. This was – by the way – a pretty stiff marketing ploy orchestrated by Relapse Records. And in line with many of these elusive Black Metal outfits out there, playing fucking mystery-man hide-and-seek for a living.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!