Video: Red Cain unchain Juliet!

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I already got a kick out of the opening drawl on the clip – and I quote – “…with a car entering highway 66, off route 6…”. That’s so cliché, the hook was in my flesh before I even watched the piece.

Well, hells bells, Red Cain are at it again.

This time with Juliet, lifted straight off their latest full-length Kindred: Act I. And that’s the second steely hook right there. Because – by Loki’s minions – you just can’t resist the vocalist lustily croaking “…Julieeeet, lips like strychnine, mannequin queen, she stands…”. The song … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Haken release Invasion!

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Well, to cover two videos on RockmusicRaider for one sole upcoming album is a true first. This is some sort of fanboy gluttony that should not be repeated too often, lest the blog lose its bite and focus. But hey, give credit, where credit is due, right?

Already Haken‘s former piece Canary Yellow off their upcoming record Virus fascinated us with their ’80s era, nuclear version of germ warfare gone wrong.

Yet here, Invasion positively stunned us. Not only is the storytelling superb (and superbly disturbing), but the somewhat pig-headed, rough style of Progressive Metal … [...] Click to raid more!

Plague Weaver see Through The Sulphur Eyes!

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The devil’s speaking in tongues? Looks like it. And he comes from Canada of all places.

The RMR deck crew set out to find that taste of the underground. The place that thrives on real Black Metal, not those pseudo tinfoil outfits destined to scare little kids or something. Looking for these hidden things1), from entities that you don’t easily come by. And in truth, we had a lot of mainstream-ish stuff on the menu lately. So, it’s high time for some abject, blackened brutality.

So, luckily Plague Weaver‘s Through The Sulphur Eyes[...] Click to raid more!

Video: Haken go Canary Yellow!

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Well, this tune clearly harkens back to a time when Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson1), and Leprous still made Progressive Rock and Metal worth its salt. Haken‘s newest extract from their upcoming piece prominently called Virus really pricked our ears. Not because it is exceedingly crunchy or some sort of powerful metal, but because Canary Yellow is one artfully mastered track.

It does impress with a pretty unusual and somewhat gentle, yet potent style of Progressive Metal at the top of its art. Subtly thunderous, yet amazingly soft-spoken. Which surprises even more, once you contemplate its fiery end.… [...] Click to raid more!