Hammer King – Poseidon Will Carry Us Home (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hammer King - Poseidon Will Carry Us Home - ReviewThis is a weird, déjà-vu kind of a record. A tribute piece of sorts to a genre, if you will. Places we already visited long ago, and then left again. Sweaty music halls filled with Heavy Metal beats, mixed with thrash, power and stuff. But that was – wait – in the ’80s, like.

The tremendous kicks we got out of those concerts were just sublime. Right up front by the stage where the sound disappears. But then, back at that time sound levels were such that you were deaf and dazed for about [...] Click to raid more!

Carpe Noctem – Vitrun (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Carpe Noctem - Vitrun - Album CoverAre you in the mood for some harsh metal? The mood to face the terrors of the underbelly of the metal multiverse?

If so, take the black door to your left. The one that leads to the square with the blood-red columns, where the cold wastes start and the terrifying winds blow. Those that will chill your soul with their unearthly howling. Just before the gods of the underground spew forth their heated breath to roast it to a crisp.

Some time ago we covered Dodecahedron with its pointed splinters of sharpened Extreme Metal. [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Reckoning from Resist – by Within Temptation!

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Rockmusicraider Video - Within Temptation - The Reckoning - Resist - Album CoverWhoa, we got moving pictures from Within Temptation after their last full length Hydra. At long last. Based on their upcoming album Resist from Within Temptation the band again treads known paths of pseudo sci-fi themes in a futuristic setting. 

True to their style, The Reckoning is yet another song with a guest contributor, this time with Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach). This has a long tradition in the Within Temptation universe. Yet it needs to be said none of those hybrid productions ever produced stellar results and this one is no different. [...] Click to raid more!

Halestorm – Vicious (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Halestorm - Vicious - Album CoverHalestorm rulez, they said. The band will continue to deliver, they said. And truly, after former premium releases like The Strange Case of… or the more lackluster Into the Wild Life, expectations for anything coming from Lzzy Hale‘s corner were high. 

Sky high.

The awfully long waiting time for new material to come out added to the angst that Halestorm could be headed towards loony road. Not to forget the somewhat rosy direction Halestorm took in their last record. Kind of exposing Lzzy‘s soft side at every turn of the road. [...] Click to raid more!