Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

RockmusicRaider - Old n Tasty - Old Rock and Metal of all kindsDid you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst all of the original band members start to get kinda old, many of them are still alive and kicking.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Pallbearer – Heartless (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Pallbearer - Heartless - Album CoverDo you remember Khemmis and their 2016 album Hunted? Or King Goat‘s Conduit of that same year? These are powerful pieces of doom, saturated with a flow of tears that these guys kicked out onto the market. Both records have that tendency to keep your attention, even if a certain annoying lengthiness and over-complicated structures are inherent to them. But still powerful stuff nonetheless, ain’t it? This movement towards new doom horizons seems to be the sign of the time with a number of talented newbies coming on board to take over the doom universe from the old guard. And many of them come from the good ‘ol US of A.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Morass of Molasses – These Paths We Tread (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Morass of Molasses - These Paths We Tread - Album CoverSometimes it feels good to drown your sorrows in stoner-esque fuzziness. Remembering times that can only be fathomed by those old enough to recall the sounds, smells and sticky feeling of sweaty underground music halls. Distorted goodness served on the holy platter of wah-wah in all its bluesy glory. This is soul healing remembrance indeed. From Zep to Black Sabbath and back we heard it all, now didn’t we? The gods of substance-induced wailing be praised. And many an old band has been down that very well-travelled road already.

Now, the good thing is that many new bands attempt to take that road still. The bad – by contrast – is the need to succeed in a genre that is pretty much sucked dry already.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Pyroxene issue an EP!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Pyroxene - EP - Album CoverQuirky, experimental bands often get a lot of face time around the RMR officescape. It is just refreshing to see bands come in and offer a new spin on overused genres in the metal multiverse. The Slovenians Pyroxene do just that with their newest concoction. Even if they did not demonstrate a great lot of creativity by calling their EP – well – EP. The record is signed to the Finnish label Inverse Records.

Creativity will however arrive at your doorstep once you start on the first track. Energy levels going up straight away with Fireborn, the band happily mixes Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, throwing in some stoner and bluesy elements throughout the record.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Arduini/Balich – Dawn of Ages (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Arduini / Balich - Dawn of Ages -Album CoverIn the beginning I was skeptical. Six tracks of original content only and three re-heated ideas? And of old, much rehashed base material to boot? Well, hell’s bells, not sure about that one. That is how the RockmusicRaider offices started on Arduini/Balich‘s début record Dawn of Ages

The project saw its first flickering light of consciousness in 2013, when Victor Arduini wrapped up the experience with Freedoms Reign. He then recruited Butch Balich and the drummer Chris Judge from his former venue. A serious lack of creativity in the name ingenuity department notwithstanding, the band members are relatively well known. Arduini is a founding member of Fates Warning and was part of a number of other venues since the late ’80s.Got hooked? Raid this some more...