Intermittent Digest – Tome V

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome VIt is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day. The mighty post count now is way beyond the three hundred mark and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RockmusicRaider deck crew experienced a massive slowdown of output to the trusted readers. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Ninjaspy – Spüken (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ninjaspy - Spüken - Album CoverSome bands are very laid back in their approach to releasing their music. Especially the jazzier and progressively minded ones. And sometimes you wonder where this is all going. Then others just give you this impression at first, just to drop a sneaky karate kick to the back of your head. And let loose with a vengeance on a colossal Alternative and Progressive Metal stage. Spüken, the new full length of the Canadian metallers Ninjaspy, will do exactly that for you. Chaotic and somewhat unhinged grungy-punk energy outbursts included. 

But the first item that really got to me was the somewhat bizarre and strangely fascinating album cover.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: Words that Burn launch Mirror Perfect Mannequin!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Words That Burn - Regret is for the Dead - Mirror Perfect MannequinJudging by their former video work, this is the Irish band Words That Burn‘s most elaborate project yet. And indeed: Mirror Perfect Mannequin from their late album Regret is for the Dead (Wormholedeath Records) dazzles with a stunning choreography.

Hints of threats lurking in the shadows somewhere around you. Colors ranging only from white over a gazillion shades of grey to black the story exude an expertly orchestrated sense of menace that will not leave you throughout the length of the clip. You won’t see any frenzied drummer hitting their kit like the Animal from the muppets. Nor do we have to watch some exaggerated theatrics by some guitarist.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

The Vicious Head Society – Abject Tomorrow (2017) – Review

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I already was a big fan of the complicated sound compilations of Progressive Rock and Metal way back in time, when music was only fun and games. Seriously. And I am not only thinking of the early ones in the ’70s, but also of what happened later in the ’80s, when AC/DC and the NWoBHM rocked, yet the progressive folks kind of dwelled at the edge of this particular swamp of their own making.

Just transport yourself way back to bands like Styx, the early Kansas, the corny old offerings of Yes or the flute invested utterings of early Jethro Tull. And we still find this sound today with modern bands: The squeaky keyboard offerings, gallivanting melodies leading nowhere and anywhere.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Loathfinder and the Great Tired Ones!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Loathfinder - The Great Tired Onces - Album CoverAh, methinks that the RMR team moves fast and furiously down that danger infested and tribulation-laden Doom Metal road lately. And down it goes, ever down this slippery pathway, until you hit the flagstones in yonder dark cave. This is where Loathfinder dwell and blast off their début offering The Great Tired Ones, signed to Godz of War Productions

Their brand of Blackened Doom Death Metal comes with a heavy slugging sound, seemingly telling of some unknown terror moving down on you. I just get a kick out of these downturned guitars and the low-fi growls that, together with the doomishly slow tempo, just seem to grind your bones into the ground.Got hooked? Raid this some more...