2021 and The Extreme: Black, Death, and the Arcane!

RockmusicRaider - 2021 and The Extreme. Black, Death, and the Arcane!

Some years have a darker more ominous feel to them. And 2021 surely exudes those waves of additional woe in more ways than one, and we’re not quite done with it yet. At least that is what these first few months up to August taught us. And in truth, our late prog and alt harvest already spoke to that. Great findings for sure from metal bands of the light, but sparse pickings nonetheless.

On the other hand, the picture is much different from the extreme folks in the metal multiverse. This year, an avalanche of distorted sounds of the arcane … [...] Click to raid more!

2021 – Out of the Box: Prog, Alt, and Psy at RMR!

RockmusicRaider - Out of the Box: Prog, Alt, and Psy 2021 - Boy singing progressive music

The RMR crew loves a good progressive, alternative, psychedelic, or even experimental rock or metal piece. Because it is there that the out-of-the-box folks dwell. Those bands that won’t be bothered by the strict confines of some genres but dearly like their artistic freedom of creativity without constraints. Yet, some of these bands tend to go a bit or way too much overboard with their liberties. A fact that may or may not play in their favor.

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RMR Playlist

And time flies, doesn’t it? August of the year of the Lord 2021 is already well underway. It’s thus time to … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s Rating System Explained!

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I sometimes receive those calls for better clarity on the RockmusicRaider rating system. You know, this thing that nobody likes but everybody looks for anyway on reviews and such. And usually, this pretty much boils down to the question of what an 8/10 rating actually means. Or a 1/10 for that matter.

Well, for those familiar with the beginnings of the RMR blog, we actually started out with these terrible stars. This oldish visual system that came with these godawful plugins that mostly were only good to attract hackers. Which looked like so:

Rating: 5
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6 Hints to get your Promo noticed for review!

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So, you have created your album, put it on your internet site and – nada. Next day? Still nada. And you start to quietly wonder how you could get help to let this ignorant world know that you just created this stellar material.

Well, review sites – like RockmusicRaider – are one of the venues you have to gain many more fans and supporters on this cold, cold internet thing. These sites usually offer free or paid, bona fide1) feedback on the stuff you produce. And this might – just might – incite these readers to buy your tune … [...] Click to raid more!