Valley of the Sun – Old Gods (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Valley of the Sun - Old Gods - Album Cover There’s a new genre out there. Well, it is not new, at all. But it continues to gain momentum, importance, and – more importantly – general acceptance. One that is fun to listen to in a live environment. Famous for festivals and live venues in general. And it also gets you enough oomph to please in an earphone.

We’re talking about Heavy Rock and its many nuances out there. A style pretty much defined by its lava-like hotness and rough-hewn structure. Belted lyrics, boundless energy galore, and scratchy, loudly downturned guitars. Plus a frugal instrumental coverage of almost punk-ish proportions. [...] Click to raid more!

Top 10 Songs of UFO – the Schenker Years

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The Schenker years. One of the most illustrious and – I daresay – productive segments of UFO‘s 51 years or so of existence. It is a fact that this period did produce many of the major hits this underrated band produced over time. Trademark Hard Rock and fledgling Metal, or straight rock’n’roll continued to spew forward as the band accelerated out to space and went for stardom.

UFO inevitably created many sometimes iconic tracks in the process, 10 of which we have ranked for you. Now, fire up that playlist and let her rip.

Let’s begin!

# 10 Shoot

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Top 10 Songs of Uriah Heep!

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From time to time we like to reach backwards, way into times past. Uriah Heep has been a staple of the ’70s and ’80s, and they still are going strong to this day. This band for sure helped shape today’s rock and metal offerings through a style that would qualify as progressive. If not alternative at times, but for sure never fearful to experiment with new sounds and elements.  

The RMR deck crew already spilt a lot of ink on this specific band. It is now time to have a look at the Top 10 tracks they produced over time. The [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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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 it soothes the suffering soul. Now, [...] Click to raid more!