Passenger – Runaway (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Passenger - Runaway - Album CoverTo beat Passenger records with the allure of All The Little Lights or Whispers will be difficult, to say the least. Even if these two contained many sins that truly chipped away at their overall ratings. And indeed, this is the mighty rocky mountain that this particular artist currently tries to vanquish.

I have been less than amused with the 2016 record Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea. Even if this one contains pretty sturdy tracks like Anywhere with its funky beat. So, hey, you can’t get it right every time. [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Vanha - Melancholia - Album CoverSolemnly marching Death Doom Metal sounds with a melodic twist have a soothing quality. Comfort in dark, dreary sounds. Drenched in a sea of sorrow and countless tears.

Don’t you think?

Just savor the soaring guitars that always kind of feel out of place. Yet they must be there, or the tune sounds incomplete. Or visit the measured growls that compete with clear voice lyrics, as the theme and atmosphere demands. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

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Second to Sun – The Walk (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Second To Sun - The Walk - Album CoverDodecahedron graced us last year with some excellent fare. Icy cold was the embrace, and blazing hot the Extreme Metal. In the meantime, we enjoyed Vitrun of Carpe Noctem in all its terrifying splendor. Together with many others that must remain unnamed for sake of simplicity.

Those are all, kind of part of the same ilk. A real genre, so hidden that not many will call it music. And truly, some of that stuff is like ice picks in your brain that you cannot dislodge, until the last note gives up the proverbial ghost. [...] Click to raid more!