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 find themselves 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! Yeehaah!

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. 

Of course Mark Storace still has it in him – the old fire still ablaze, albeit a bit quieter than a few years back.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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

Record Rating:  8 Star  Apple Music Badge – Buy with Amazon!

RockmusicRaider Review - Everything Remains (as it never was) - Album CoverThey did it! Bingo! The 2010 and 4th full length album ‘Everything Remains (As it Never Was)‘ from the Swiss Pagan Folk band ‘Eluveitie‘ clearly is an improvement over the already pretty good former production ‘Slania‘ (Yes, folks, I know, there was Evocation I in between – in time I will review this one as well. Perhaps, LOL) .

It is much more melodious, but still enough aggressive Melodeath remaining in it to convince. And all that delivered in their own household style and brand. Now we can actually hear the hurdy-gurdy (hello and welcome, Anna), fiddles and the flutes. And not too many annoying bagpipes in the background screeching away.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

We are the Fallen – Tear The World Down (2010) – Review

Rockmusicraider Review - We Are The Fallen - Tear The World Down - Album CoverDon’t we like another Evanescence album and then a good one to boot? Well, Jeez, ’tis not one of ’em. Oops, sorry (well, I’m not… LOL). It is indeed the old band, just without Amy Lee. And a lot of that stuff they produce really sounds like it. Just listen to Tear The World Down and you’ll understand. Interestingly, the front woman and singer Carly Smithson at times really sounds like Amy, so evil tongues could say We are the Fallen have recreated their own band all over again.

But this would be way too simplistic and nothing is ever simple in life, right? Now, folks, this is much more straightforward and rockier than Evanescence ever was – almost falling out with #metal as well and back into Hard Rock.Got hooked? Raid this some more...