RUNEMAGICK - Of Funeral Wings / Digipak CD
Swedish Doom/Death Metal classic remastered!
Runemagick are among the most underrated bands in the history of metal. Their relative obscurity is hard to pin down. Musically, in terms of songcraft, atmosphere, and immersion into the unearthly realms of the occult, they are basically without peers. Yet despite a prolific thirty-year existence, their reputation exists on the fringes: highly regarded by some but not highly enough considering the overall quality of their output.
After a couple of listens you will be hooked by the atmosphere and guitarist/vocalist Nicklas Rudolfsson’s recognizable riffs that really feel like riding “On Funeral Wings”. It is amazing how Runemagick’s sound evolves on every album and becomes better all the time. Obviously, the music is most of the time really slow, atmospheric and quite catchy but sometimes the tempo is increased even though you don’t hear blastbeats on this album.
As a conclusion we must say that Runemagick really surpassed all expectations (again). If you are into Death/Doom Metal and don’t like this album, then there’s something wrong with you.
1. Monolithic Death
2. Rise of the 2nd Moon
3. On Funeral Wings
4. Dragon of Doom
6. Ocean Demon
7. Emperor of the Underworld
8. Trifid Nebula
9. The Doomsday Scythe
10. Riders of Endtime
11. In a Darkened Tomb
12. Black Star Abyss
13. Wizard with the Magick Runes