Marianas Rest – Ruins (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Marianas Rest - Ruins - Album Cover “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 keeps 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 [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2018 Top 10 Records

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Howdy Fans and Friends!

It is high time 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 … [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Melancholia - Album Cover 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 demands. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

And you will want more of it. Because, indeed [...] Click to raid more!

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

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!