Meadows End – The Grand Antiquation (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Meadows End - The Grand Antiquation - Album CoverIt looks like this blog needs a bit more growling to move it back to our metal roots. Lately we were hunting about the folksy parts of the music industry a lot. And finally ended up in cheese covered Power Metal lands, populated by fantasy cookie monsters and fairy dust. 

So, it is great news that Meadows End finally came forward with their new full length album The Grand Antiquation.

True to their credo, Meadows End kick off their 39 minute offering with a mix of Fleshgod Apocalypse, the hearty rumbling of Noumena and a slice of Wolfheart[...] Click to raid more!

The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - The Riven - The Riven - Album CoverThis groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ‘ol whiskey fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, them bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

But a band sounding like a mix of the gravelly voice of vocalists like [...] Click to raid more!

Metallica – Reload (1997) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Metallica - Reload - Album CoverThe Black Album came first in the ’90s, which was also the first one Bob Rock produced. This was a time, when Metallica started to see the light. That they could not just scream about the stage forever, and stay at the same levels of fan support that they already enjoyed earlier. Much to the dismay of one James Hetfield, it seems. Judging by some of his remarks that still float about the YouTube megasphere. 

So, a somewhat painful time of trial and error commenced. Of big controversies within the band that should last the better part of a [...] Click to raid more!