Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead - Album CoverI am sitting in a bar with some friends. Nice, dark and cool it is in here, some chicks lounging not far away at a table. Fatty finger food and caloric drinks galore that will wreak havoc with my jelly-belly. But hey, the brain likes fat and sugar, so here we go.

Downright comfy, right?

If only there wasn’t just that annoying background music. Like a cold drizzle out in the boonies, always there, but never quite present. Soulless soundbites without effect, created in the cold embrace of robots and synthesizers with some dude tweaking some buttons. I guess to [...] Click to raid more!

Serious Black – Mirrorworld (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Serious Black - Mirrorworld - Album CoverHarry Potter is back in his transcendent form of Serious Black – the band. And this only a short year after their remarkable, but still somewhat conflicted first record As Daylight Breaks.

But still.

Their first album felt like being in a jet fighter taking off. Bang it went, and you just hoped, you got these shock absorbing seats that could take the brunt of the attack.

This first album was a motley selection of tracks, kind of thrown helter-skelter at the emerging fan crowd. But their brand of Power Metal powered out of the speakers with gusto, and [...] Click to raid more!

Serious Black – As Daylight Breaks (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Serious Black - As Daylight Brakes - Album CoverFirst, I was confused. Very confused. What does Harry Potter do in my metal world?

Here I am listening to a newcomer called Serious Black composed by some very well known names in the metal genre. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Helloween), Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (Dreamscape) and Urban Breed (Tad Morose). And those six musicians of long date and some standing decided to found a new project – sorry – a band dangerously closely named after some character in the Harry Potter series.

Hell’s Bells.

But bad naming apart, then I [...] Click to raid more!