Soothsayer – Echoes of the Earth (2021) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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Why on earth did Heilung change names, move to Ireland, and chant ever more weirdly around the soundscape? But it’s not Heilung, they’re still firmly lodged in Norway. And their chanting didn’t deteriorate either.1)

It is the Irish band Soothsayer that – for some reason – decided to start their new piece Echoes of the Earth with some atrociously bad wailings on eternal repeat.2) Fringe probably exists solely to lull RMR into some sort of a transcendental state3) to accept more such bizarre garbage that will come later.

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Evanescence – Evanescence (2011) – Review

Last updated on 27 March 2021

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Oh my! I am in mourning. Black clad, bound in leather, a painting of somber colors and polished silver.

What a total and sad downgrade from the heights of Fallen to this album, kind of unhappily named Evanescence. Only that the evanescence1) of this gig seems to have finally disappeared completely.

First signs for this to happen already appeared on their former record The Open Door. The record that suffered from a certain lack of direction and oomph in the lower parts of the tracklist. Yet, the latter contained a … [...] Click to raid more!

SAVN – SAVN (2014) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - SAVN - Album CoverHere comes SAVN, who was lauded as the breath of fresh air into an already dead (or kind of dead) genre that too many bands tried to ride into oblivion.

Well, hell’s bells, not quite. The genre is far from dead, with lots of good stuff coming out of it still.

So, what is this Norwegian act Savn? And more specifically, what is their debut album Savn all about? Judging by the creative process to get to a name of the record, not much. 

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