AC/DC – Power Up (2020) – Review

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It’s jolly good that RockmusicRaider‘s scope is wider than the old gods allow. To cover metal, rock, and folk in one giant sweep indeed gives us leeway larger than the swagger of Mick Jagger. So, in this sense, we can easily take on pieces that were not forged in the steely metal mills that other reviewers oblige themselves to operate in.

Instead, we can freely go to those places where rock’n’roll is still dirty, blazing hot, and the lyrics are steamy. Of a time-tested brand that never really changes. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.… [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s Hall of Fame of All Time!

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Welcome to Valhalla.

The hall of fame of the most famous records that crossed our hawse to date. It’s the RockmusicRaider version of the feasting hall, where the mead flows in streams, meat comes in abundance, and earthly pleasures of the flesh beckon you at every table end. And you don’t even need to die with a sword in your hand to get there.

Sounds good, huh? Free, eternal props and laurels galore. Only and as always, there is a catch to it. Rulez, always those friggin’ rulez, I tell ya.

For your divine right to appear on this list … [...] Click to raid more!

Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984) – Review

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Almost 20 years down the road after the founding of the Scorpions in 1965, the 1984 album Love At First Sting marked a major peak of this famous band’s career. I still do not think it is their best album, though. 

Blackout and for sure Lovedrive really took care of this fame thing to a large extent. In other words, this new album surfed onto the shore on the gigantic waves the latter two records created so well.

And a huge tsunami it indeed proved to be. The chart and certification numbers just speak by themselves. [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Iron Maiden Book of Souls - Album CoverAfter the ’90s disasters Iron Maiden got themselves into with weak records all along these years, I grew discouraged and dropped them pretty much from my Metal radar. But now – after some investigation into the 2000s records – decided to give it another try.

And I am mighty glad I did. 

Undoubtedly, The Book of Souls is Iron Maiden at its finest, but their 16th studio album also comes away with a twist.

The style is definitely slower and a little heavier. Are they getting older? A tad too much beer brewing or airplane flying in the five years [...] Click to raid more!