RockmusicRaider’s Intermittent Best of… Tome I – The first few Months!

cool-guitarWell, hells bells! This was quite a run from no website a few months ago to a blog that starts to pay off to some very, very limited fame. Still going strong, writing reviews left, right and center – investing what little time my already busy schedule leaves me.

The first review that started me off was ‘Hydra‘ from Within Temptation – frankly not the best these guys ever produced – a friggin’ attempt to get into mainstream. A pity if you think that they produced stellar stuff before, real pearls like ‘Enter‘ or ‘The Silent Force’, which still send shivers down my spine for some of them tracks in there. Real emotion!

Black Sabbath then came along with their latest masterpiece ‘13‘. A bunch of grumpy old men strumming away, still going strong – no meek singing, but rocking away with Doom and Heavy Metal at its best. A pity that their long-time drummer kind of lost himself looking for a contract. Good grief! This last record really reminded me of their very first album, kindred in style – by the name of Black Sabbath. And I love them for it – ways to go Ozzy, Geezer and Tony! They still play the thing that stands before me.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Arven – Black is the Colour (2013) – Review

Hahaaa! Rock'n'Roll!! Hand and fingers in the air! The newest album of the German band Arven takes off furiously fast. Nothing of the subdued style left anymore that somehow plagued their debut album 'Music of Light'.

Bang goes the metal riff, once you start listening, so fast that Carina's voice somewhat struggles to follow for the first instances. Holy. Metal. Cow.

Everything is rockier, more straightforward - indeed a much more self-confident approach to the music than before.

Arven – Music of Light (2011) – Review


When I came across this band, somewhat by accident, I thought 'OK, this is for girls, really', nothing in there for me. Sounds macho, huh? Hehe! 

But how far from the truth!  Listening to some of the songs I got hooked, very quickly convinced otherwise.