Kamelot – Haven (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kamelot - Haven - Album CoverKamelot!

The name sends you echoes of mystical events way back in time. To King Arthus’ court of the round table of valiant knights. An epic era much shrouded in fabulously famous legends of all kinds. And here we are expecting something stellar around these lines. Metal at its best.

And I am getting something that somehow sounds like it, but it just does not quite feel right. Epica made the same mistake lately with their 2014 disc The Quantum Enigma– the overdone turkey one, with too much gravy. Too much over-compressed bombast, too many instruments to play with. [...] Click to raid more!

Blynd – Liber Sum (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Blynd - Liber Sum - Album CoverPicture this: The genteel nation of Cyprus. Loads of Souvlaki, Tzatziki, Mediterranean Salad and some local wine on the side. Lazy drives around the countryside with visits to beaches and places unknown. Boat rides and snorkeling tours. Nice, gentle music, warm winds caressing your skin. Drinks at the bar with sunburned friends, hot chicks and all. Well, there you go, Liber Sum (I am free in Latin), you will think.

Sound good? Vacation needed? Liber Sum?

And now this: Harsh, pitiless metal sounds assaulting my ears out of my headphones, no clean singing allowed. Genteel little nation in the midst [...] Click to raid more!