Newsflash: Tragul Ramp It Up!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Tragul 2018Same as the dreaded Henry MetalTragul ramped up their presence ever more during 2017. Only that this particular band took a much more interesting route.

The newly formed outfit decided to forego the usual treadmill chasing records. Instead, every 1-2 months a new video sees the light of day. A kind of a drip feed to the hungry masses addicted to your soundbites, which – in itself – is an interesting concept.

In a few short months their style morphed from an electronically tainted and symphonically challenged Sirenia offshoot to Symphonic Metal with a pretty serious Power Metal [...] Click to raid more!

Diabulus in Musica – Dirge for the Archons (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Diabulus in Musica - Dirge for the Archons - Album CoverOften in the metal universe, a new album is somewhat of a Pandora’s Box. Or the bottle with the genie that, once released, won’t fit back into it.

Now, I had somewhat of an issue with Argia last time we looked at Diabulus in Musica. And the juicy comments from some punks from the Ministry of Love to get lost over it were interesting, too.

The dreary black career cliff a band must navigate around usually looms at the sophomore effort. With Diabulus in Musica it was the junior record that got them to this sorry chunk of rock. [...] Click to raid more!

Diabulus in Musica – Argia (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Diabulus in Musica - Argia - Album CoverWhoa! Now some of the fans are going to be pissed off. So many very good reviews heaping praise on this record. And I just cannot get too warm with it.

We talk about Argia, the 3rd full-length album of Diabulus in Musica. Oh yeah, ’tis the one – the much awaited and hyped about. Once again, Argia is very complex fare, like their last one The Wanderer. And beautifully interpreted by Zuberoa Aznàrez, the delighting female front of this very talented band in tandem with Gorka Elso and the rest of the band.

Both founded the band [...] Click to raid more!

Diabulus in Musica – The Wanderer (2012) – Review

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At first sight, the Spanish band Diabulus in Musica sounds like yet another upstart in the Gothic / Symphonic Metal genre. Albeit a very talented one, judging by  The Wanderer, their newest concoction.

The name of the band derives from the famous tritone that was banned by the Catholic church to be used in their heavenly concoctions. Or devilish things will happen to the congregation. Like The Goat that will make an appearance on the unsuspecting churchgoers or something.

It really sounds like we got new guys on the block, right?

Well kind of – and after their first [...] Click to raid more!