Astralium – Land of Eternal Dreams (2019) – Review

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I already stated once upon a time that I was pretty much done with Symphonic Metal. You might have heard that from me. Then Delfinia happened, and I found myself with egg on my face.

So, the RMR deck crew’s ‘new’ approach became a trifle more careful.

And it goes somewhat like this: If anybody can deliver a chunk of Symphonic Metal that is so good, it might unhorse biggies like Nightwish, then I want to know about it. Ha, there you go, destiny. I got you good this time. No more egging poor, old … [...] Click to raid more!

Ævintyr – Gjest Baardsen (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider is going to prison, and takes a hike on a time machine at the same time. And no, the RMR deck crew is not about to be punished because of a blatant attack of blabbermouth. So far, no SWAT team has tried to break down our doors. And we survived pretty much all hacker attacks that constantly plague our server farm.

Have I confused you yet?

Imagine you take Gentle Knife and add a really stubborn, even eccentric streak to it. Sailing on a current so out in the Progressive Rock universe, it is almost … [...] Click to raid more!

Amon Amarth – Berserker (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Amon Amarth - Berserker - Album CoverSometimes things just fit. At the time of the release of Berserker, Amon Amarth‘s 2019 epic, I was just reading the newest novel of Bernard Cornwell’s Viking series.

A perfect backdrop to a great story, whilst Johan Hegg growls about the English growing confused when faced with the berserkers of the Norse invaders. Back in time, way back in time.

And it is interesting how stamina and – for sure – authenticity will keep you on track with a style that did not change much over time. If anything, Amon Amarth will serve as a dead-certain value in [...] Click to raid more!