The Rasmus – Black Roses (2008) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Black Roses - Album CoverNot sure if this is really good, shifting away from their former style into the Pop Rock arena, that is. And some of my co-reviewers call this Hard Rock, err yeah. To their credit, still some (but only some) of their metal sting that was more prevalent before has been sustained. But by and large the Finnish band The Rasmus has landed a pretty good, but very gloomy next step in their career.

I was quite pleased to listen to some crunchier sound (well, in truth, only partly..) emerging in their 7th studio album Black Roses. The record started extremely fast at #1 in the Finnish Charts right away and was relatively well represented across Europe.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

The Rasmus – Dead Letters (2003) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Dead Letters - Album CoverWell, Hells Bells? What is that style? Kind of pop rock, not quite metal, but still metal. Then again captivating enough to get my attention?

This is the Finnish band The Rasmus performing their album Dead Letters with their lead singer Lauri Ylönen in charge of vocals. This album marked the take-off point for a varied, albeit short career, culminating in stellar records like Black Roses. Why short? Because at the time of writing this record The Rasmus enjoyed the silence of the lambs. A hiatus of sorts; and nobody knows when they will re-emerge from the darkness.

Variation is king on Dead Letters and it boasts a breezy pace on most of the tracks.Got hooked? Raid this some more...