Newsflash: An Age of Decadence through Silver Dust!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Silver Dust - The Age of Decadence - Album Cover Sometimes you will find a record that has this knack to hook you, but you have no idea why. It is some sort of visceral pull that makes you come back for more. So happened with the somewhat unorthodox Swiss Rock band Silver Dust and their latest album.

The band rose from the ashes in the year of the Lord 2013. And immediately released a first record, which spawned a single of some local acclaim. In 2016, their second album The Age of Decadence released through Escudero Records. This allowed them to get in front of some reputable venues, [...] Click to raid more!

Empty Trail – Bare (2016) – Review

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The RMR crew very rarely issue a full review for an EP. There are exceptions of course, but those are few and far between. A feat that the US-based multi-instrumentalist Rick Lambert of Empty Trail pulled off with his earlier 2014 record Hollow Hearted. And deservedly so, rugged quality and all.

This, of course, kept us interested in more rocky delights from this specific neck of the woods. And – lo and behold – here we are with new material ready to be reviewed.

Now, all things evolve and so does Empty Trail.

It is only in 2016 that the … [...] Click to raid more!

King Goat – Conduit (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - King Goat - Conduit - Album Cover I did not even like the record at first when I discovered the disc some time around spring break last year. Too loud, too chaotic, too unharmonious. Take that, unknown record! So, all its wonders more or less intact, the dish got shelved quickly and brutally. And continued to collect dust ever since, sent to oblivion to rot forever.

But then, some magic sun ray appeared [weird music playing]. And the 2016 début full length album Conduit from the UK band King Goat returned to some inkling of good graces. The album even received a first listen. Now, get this: [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – Affinity (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Haken - Affinity - Album Cover One of the most popular kids on the metal block these days is Progressive Metal. The style in its rocky incarnation has been around for a while, of course. Just think about old rock bands like Jethro Tull, Kansas, or Uriah Heep, who got famous by not adjusting to the norm. Just to name a very few.

Over the last years, some sort of renaissance saw the light of day in the prog genre. Not all is good and groovy, though. Frankly, you need to beware of many bands that adorn themselves with the accouterments of Progressive Rock and [...] Click to raid more!