Marianas Rest – Ruins (2019) – Review

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“I had a dream, which was not all a dream”!

Ruins of Marianas Rest starts with a monologue that moves you out into space. One that Carach Angren could not have done better. And – truly – the tune and story also keep you hostage to all sorts of horrors.

Only here, we have troubles of the mind that are at stake. Internalized terrors that somehow surface, when you least expect them. And not miscellaneous war crimes, or other horrifying dark urges.

But first and foremost, my question was: Where in Hel’s name do these solemnly marching metal sounds [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2018 Top 10 Records

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Howdy Fans and Friends!

It is high time to concoct a follow-up to the immensely successful 2017 Top 10 list. Now, 2018 is over and we have this sinking feeling that RockmusicRaider should send something out before another 12 months or so of stellar music leaves our memory. Forever gone in the windy tunnels of time, lost in a music industry that became its own best enemy. But that will be for another editorial we are sure to write in 2019.

2018 was a difficult year. The RMR crew here was time-strapped, so – in all – we were unable … [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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Solemnly marching Death Doom Metal sounds with a melodic twist have a soothing quality. Comfort in dark, dreary sounds. Drenched in a sea of sorrow and countless tears. Don’t you think?

Just savor the soaring guitars that always kind of feel out of place. Yet they must be there, or the tune sounds incomplete. Or visit the measured growls that compete with clear voice lyrics, as the theme and atmosphere demand. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

And you will want more of it. Because it indeed soothes the suffering soul. Now, … [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome V

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It is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day.

The mighty post count now is way beyond the three-hundred mark, and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus-infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RMR deck crew experienced a massive [...] Click to raid more!