Summoning – Oath Bound (2006) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Summoning - Oath Bound - Album CoverSome voices out there declare that only new – as in brand new – records can get a review. To go back and contemplate good ‘ol tunes from the past is forbidden devilry. To be squished quickly, blown to smithereens with this mighty Thor’s hammer surely in their possession.

And you know what?

From a click rate or sharing standpoint, this is absolutely correct. But RockmusicRaider likes to do things a bit differently sometimes and break stuff, if need be.

And besides, now that I have the scent of Summoning in my nostrils after With Doom We Come, it [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – The Open Door (2006) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Evanescence - The Open Door - Album CoverLithium, I am longing for lithium! Only this eases my own and very private pain. This is how the 2nd studio album The Open Door of Evanescence comes across at first.  

In the beginning I had my doubts about The Open Door. Ben Moody just left in a hurry in October 2003 in the midst of the Fallen live tour. After all he played a key role in the creation of the last album.

Also, other band members left as well after that. Amy Lee thus became the undisputed leader of this band. And indeed: Evanescence very much became her [...] Click to raid more!

Delain – Lucidity (2006) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Delain - Lucidity - Album CoverLucidity is the first time the Dutch boys and girls of Delain really started to manifest themselves. And – WHAM – they produce something this good and with their very own brand. This is astonishing in a way, and yet again not surprising.

The band was founded by Martijn Westerholt back in 2002, who – I am told – had to leave Within Temptation after Mother Earth for health reasons. Most definitely, the change has been a good thing. And – as the saying goes – sometimes things seem to happen for a reason.  

As of the first track Sever[...] Click to raid more!