Eluveitie – Everything Remains (As it Never Was) (2010) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Everything Remains (as it never was) - Album CoverThe 2010 and 4th full length album Everything Remains (As it Never Was) from the Swiss Pagan Metal band Eluveitie clearly is an improvement over the already pretty good former production Slania. And yep, I know, there was Evocation I in between. But hey, time will tell if I will review that one as well. In time.

This new record is much more melodious, but still fosters enough aggressive Melodeath underlaying its core to convince. And they deliver their tune in an improved, but still decidedly own household style and brand. On this record we can actually hear the hurdy-gurdy (hello and welcome, Anna), fiddles and the flutes.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Rotting Christ – Aealo (2010) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Rotting Christ - Aealo - Album CoverTwo things hit home right away once you commence on Aealo. First, the record is intense like dark, hotly spiced chocolate consumed with ruby red wine and – second – it is not Black Metal. At least not in a proper sense. Okay, nothing new there, as even the powers that be officially called Rotting Christ Dark or Extreme Metal back in 2010.

And in truth, the Black Metal thing only (kind of) came back with the 2016 album Rituals. Despite the fact that the band hastened to state that this newest record would encompass all kinds of rituals. Weird ones and weirder ones still.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Krokus – Hoodoo (2010) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Krokus - Hoodoo - Album CoverWell, well! Who would have thought that Krokus would ever again get together and produce a new album called Hoodoo! This really was a great surprise back in 2010. And then with such a rocky Heavy Metal piece! 

Of course, the Swiss Heavy Metal band ‘Krokus‘ would not be themselves when they would not sound like AC/DC in their Bon Scott heyday – well kind of. Only this time this style direction is much more pronounced than in former productions. 

Now, Mark Storace still has it in him. The old fire still ablaze, albeit a bit quieter than a few years back. Indeed, this whole band of aging rockers still can show a lot of skills to other bands in terms of what good, old Heavy Metal really ought to sound like.Got hooked? Raid this some more...