Metal Survey! Find your Metal Roots.

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Metal SurveyWhere are your Metal Roots? Do you have any at all? Are these black tee’s you are wearing genuine or fake metal? Questions over questions.

Since its inception, the RockmusicRaider blog was most active in all things Metal. This multifaceted genre brings about opinions in anyone, pretty much through the spectrum of emotions – from disgust to delight. From the most extreme harshness to metallic tinges so very soft, we hardly can call it metal anymore. In short, from fans to haters, everyone is moved and – more importantly – has an opinion on it.   

Yet, academia hardly found any serious interest in this music genre to date. The countless hours invested by artists were more associated with the smellier parts of society, not warranting any closer scrutiny from the brainy guys. PureGrainAudio together with Musical Universe and Cambridge University brought out this new metal survey that the RMR deck crew found most alluring.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Video: SAATE Come Again with Sovereign Plea!

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RockmusicRaider Video - SAATE - Sovereign Plea - Video CoverNobody quite does it like SAATE, the Swedish amazing metallers. You don’t believe me? Well, nobody yet managed to get on the RockmusicRaider blog two times in a row with a video in this fashion.

Already the band’s first video The Conjuring got the deck crew’s attention real quick. But this time they topped it up with a few more moving pictures with Sovereign Plea. At levels of quality at least as high as the first video, and with a slightly different tinge to boot. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Sound Of A Broken Heart by HDAW!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Heroes Don't Ask Why - HDAW - Sound of a Broken Heart - Album CoverRarely and usually completely out of the blue, you get these refreshing blurbs of rock and metal that will make you keep your faith in modern music. True, there were no real breakthroughs anymore lately in terms of new styles. But then bands with promise continue to come along. Those who know how to string elements together just right and forge a blazing hot slab of rock. Slap Betty or Last Bullet were just two of them out of many that made it onto the RMR blog page for that very reason.

Now, the Finnish band Heroes Don’t Ask Why – short HDAW – just lit up our music detection gear like the proverbial Christmas tree when the Grinch floats by. The band’s newest EP Sound of a Broken Heart storms forward in a somewhat Sabaton-ical frenzy and won’t let up until the bitter end. The disc sports a strange mix of thrashy Power Metal and slow acoustically led parts. All this comes with a serving of sludgy and kinda punky rock. Complete with a set of pretty sturdy metal solos. HDAW‘s ability to instantaneously switch from blazing hot metal and molten lava rock to velvet soft acoustics provides the icing on this particularly rocky cake.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!