Arrayan Path – Dawn of Aquarius (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Arrayan Path - Dawn of Aquarius - Album CoverMany a metal wizard is already active in the Power Metal arena, with many more trying to get a foothold in a very crowded genre. And this breeds uniformity, which – by definition – shuns progression and evolution to anything new.

Methinks, that the ‘typical’ sound and style now ingrained themselves into the minds of fans and pros alike. So much so, that a certain expectancy arose with the fan community as to how Power Metal ought to sound.

Known values are good for the soul, are they not?

So, to avoid to swim up mainstream creek without a paddle, [...] Click to raid more!

Blynd – Liber Sum (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Blynd - Liber Sum - Album CoverPicture this: The genteel nation of Cyprus. Loads of Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Mediterranean Salad and some local wine on the side. Lazy drives around the countryside with visits to beaches and places unknown. Boat rides and snorkeling tours. Nice, gentle music, warm winds caressing your skin. Drinks at the bar with sunburned friends, hot chicks and all. Well, there you go, Liber Sum (I am free in Latin), you will think.

Sound good? Vacation needed? Liber Sum?

And now this: Harsh, pitiless metal sounds assaulting my ears out of my headphones, no clean singing allowed. Genteel little nation in the midst [...] Click to raid more!