Suncraft – Flat Earth Rider (2021) – Review

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Woe, it’s a long time that the RMR crew didn’t come across a memorable Stoner record. One that makes you want to break out that weed and have at it. Or simply fire up yer blazing red Corvette and cruise down South along the Malibu coast. Until you turn left on Sunset to finally reach the Rainbow Bar & Grill for a bout of debauchery and – perhaps – some meet ‘n’ greet with some grizzled old rock singer.1)

Well, it ain’t the ’80s anymore for sure, and the originals are getting scarce out there. So, it’s … [...] Click to raid more!

Hey Satan – Orange Moon (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Hey Satan - Orange Moon - Album Cover It is good that not all bands and artists fall off the deep end and indulge themselves in pseudo hip-hop, and / or some sort of bastardized Latino tunes. You know, those cookie-cutter tracks that overwhelmingly populate the hit and chart lists of radio stations.

And I admit, after much metal a dram of Salsa with pretty hot rhythms will do you good. As long as it is genuine. If not, this quickly veers into overkill. Often these fake tunes are so simplistic that it actually hurts to even stay with them longer than a few seconds.

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Newsflash: First EP for Space Cult!

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RockmusicRaider - Space Cult - EP - Album Cover It took me a while to figure out where I already heard this kind of free-wheeling style. This chanting about the soundscape that kinda goes all over the place, but still keeps you glued to the boombox. Even if it is not quite ‘your style’. 

Right!

Lenore S. Fingers it was, from Italy. Alternative Metal of sorts with a somewhat confusing song structure. Only here, Space Cult present a similar tune, but fully embedded on rocky shores only. With no metal anywhere in sight.

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The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - The Riven - The Riven - Album CoverThis groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ‘ol whiskey fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, them bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

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