Top Female Vocalists @ RMR – First Edition!

RockmusicRaider - Female Vocalists 2019 - AprilNo, there will be no quota for anything on this blog. We’re not going down silly road. Nor will there be any single-minded preference towards female vocalists on the RockmusicRaider site, ever.

We will – however – cover whoever in the world of Folk, Metal or Rock piques our interest. And this regardless of where they come from or what they are, apart from some ideological caveats that would induce the terrible banhammer to strike. In other words, we’ll go for talent, rather than be guided by doctrine.

Yet, we have consistently covered female fronted acts on this blog, at [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – Vector (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Haken - Vector - Album CoverA variety of currents and undercurrents exist in the Progressive Metal universe. You get the thoughtful ones, those hauling emotion around like a shitload of bricks. The Reticent comes to mind. You have the experimental dudes like Wilderun, walking down them steps, towards alternative and avantgarde laden pastures.

And then you get the djent division.

Those who think that good prog inevitably must be stuffed with a goodly measure of djentability. Leprous or Vvon Dogma I are somewhat of an extremist example of those. And you’ll find many others of the same ilk, and their ardent supporters. 

Haken kind [...] Click to raid more!

Karma Rassa – Talks to Innerself (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Karma Rassa - Talks to Innerself - Album CoverIt sometimes seems, as if we preferred the heavy, blackened thumping of any extreme metal flavor throughout the RockmusicRaider office landscape.

But not so!

At times something more laid back is in order. And for that, we have the folks from the Progressive and Avantgarde field. 

Now, you usually find the well-known bands like Leprous, Steven Wilson or the gang around Arjen Lucassen on your radar. But these guys are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The community is huge. 

Whilst this is so, you will find loads of them progressive folks out there just djenting away until [...] Click to raid more!