Hey Satan – Orange Moon (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Hey Satan - Orange Moon - Album CoverIt is good that not all bands and artists fall off the deep end and indulge themselves in pseudo hip-hop, and / or some sort of bastardized Latino tunes. You know, those cookie-cutter tracks that overwhelmingly populate the hit and chart lists of radio stations.

And I admit, after much metal a dram of Salsa with pretty hot rhythms will do you good. As long as it is genuine. If not, this quickly veers into overkill. Often these fake tunes are so simplistic that it actually hurts to even stay with them longer than a few seconds.

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Scorpions – Lovedrive (1979) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Scorpions - Lovedrive - Album CoverIt was the album art that drew me to this particular Scorpions album at first. Yeah, the sticky finger one. Of the guy who wanted to go a-touching, and paid the ultimate price. In a truly adolescent setting to boot.

These were the times of all kinds of surreal shit on album covers. And much more provocative ones than this one, too. This delicious rebel streak is long gone, unfortunately, and replaced by whitewashed rosiness of uniform political correctness. And some of them covers were decidedly tasty.

Oh, and did I mention it? Quite unsurprisingly and as always, the cover [...] Click to raid more!

De Lirium’s Order – Singularity (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Delirium's Order - Singularity - Album CoverDo you want to learn the bitter truth? This record is a headbanging disaster.

So, to all of you fans of the extended moshpit, you need to restrain yourselves. If you try too hard, then your mutual heads just might fall off and roll into a corner. And then what?

Try to grope your way about the music hall to retrieve it? When you only see a portion of the floor. That’s gonna be fun, right?

Well, this is how I felt after a first head-spinning listen of Singularity, the 4th full length studio album of De Lirium’s Order[...] Click to raid more!