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

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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!

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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!

Top Female Vocalists @ RMR! True talent at work.

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Over the years we covered a whole bunch of female interpreters that more or less prominently appeared on the RockmusicRaider blog at some point in time. And this at a rate of some 25% of all reviews done to date.

Now, let’s be clear.

There will be no quota for anything on this blog, so don’t get your hopes up. We’re not going down sillyroad and die the painful death of fucking political correctness. Nor will there be any single-minded preference towards any type of interpreter on the RockmusicRaider blog.

We will – however – cover whoever in the world … [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence, from Nu Metal to – Pop? An editorial.

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Polarization. That’s what comes to mind when the RMR crew starts discussing Evanescence and their career. Some think that Amy Lee can do nothing wrong and everything she and her mates created so far is just dandy. Others, however, feel that the band sorely got on the wrong side of pop over the years. A (not so) happy conversation of groovy chatterboxes but no resolution on the corporate stance the mighty RMR office suite should take. Sounds like those modern and totally wretched politics, doesn’t it?1)

So, what’s it gonna be?

Early Evanescence, and then some.

Since its inception, … [...] Click to raid more!