Moonspell – Night Eternal (2008) – Review!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Moonspell - Night Eternal - Album CoverBy Loki, the 9th studio album Night Eternal of the Portuguese band Moonspell is hard chow. You really need to listen to this jumble of tracks a few times and apply some goodwill at first. And I mean really go for it!

To take it all in IS tough – blackened, darkly ominous Gothic Metal sounds emerging from my earphones. Brutal, technically very demanding, riffs and harsh vocals assaulting your eardrums and virtually marching through your brain. If it is not burned away – that is – after listening to this record repeatedly. 

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AC/DC – Black Ice (2008) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - ACDC - Black Ice - Album CoverAfter a long, indeed a very long waiting time (the former album Stiff Upper Lip released in 2000) our Heavy Metal wielding band AC/DC finally presented Black Ice. In 2008, no kidding, almost a decade later than the former record. Of course, with their track record, there is no urgency anymore. But I nevertheless hoped that something more would come out of them earlier. I am after all a big fan of them.

At first sight it is a more subdued form of their former more exuberant style. Kind of sounding dangerously like Krokus in places. You know, the Swiss
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The Rasmus – Black Roses (2008) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Black Roses - Album CoverNot sure if this is really good, shifting away from their former style into the Pop Rock arena, that is. And some of my co-reviewers call this Hard Rock, err yeah. To their credit, still some (but only some) of their metal sting that was more prevalent before has been sustained. But by and large the Finnish band The Rasmus has landed a pretty good, but very gloomy next step in their career.

I was quite pleased to listen to some crunchier sound (well, in truth, only partly..) emerging in their 7th studio album Black Roses. The record started [...] Click to raid more!