Krokus – Headhunter (1983) – Review

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Krokus spawned a few remarkable records in their early days. Names like Pay It In Metal, Hardware (to a lesser extent), Metal Rendez-Vous still resound to this day. The latter caused this reviewer to seriously veer towards this band, by the way. And it makes sweaty, rocky concerts in “the pit” come back to memory.

But nothing mentioned before really blew the true Heavy Metal record Headhunter of 1983 out of the water, their 7th studio album. Not equaled then, and not ever since. And – clearly – the record was a true forerunner to what was to become speed and thrash. Metallica was already at it, but this was [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Dirty Dynamite (2013) – Review

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Holy Momma!

Just reviewed the newest AC/DC record of the year of the lord 2014. I was kind of looking for some electrical charge in there (not even supercharge, mind you) and not finding it.

And here I start on my newest copy from the Swiss Band Krokus and their 2013 album Dirty Dynamite and – wham – I am clinging to the wall, being hurled there by some stellar metal style Hard Rock. Slam – Bang!! Just wanted to have a little midnight music kind of thing. And now this!

This is just rockingfuckinggood!!

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Krokus – Hoodoo (2010) – Review

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Well, well! Who would have thought that Krokus would ever again get together and produce a new album called Hoodoo! This really was a great surprise back in 2010. And then with such a rocky Heavy Metal piece! 

Of course, the Swiss Heavy Metal band Krokus would not be themselves when they would not sound like AC/DC in their Bon Scott heyday. Only this time this style direction is much more pronounced than in former productions. 

Now, Mark Storace still has it in him. The old fire still ablaze, albeit a bit quieter than a few years [...] Click to raid more!

AC/DC – Black Ice (2008) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - ACDC - Black Ice - Album CoverAfter a long, indeed a very long waiting time (the former album Stiff Upper Lip released in 2000) our Heavy Metal wielding band AC/DC finally presented Black Ice. In 2008, no kidding, almost a decade later than the former record. Of course, with their track record, there is no urgency anymore. But I nevertheless hoped that something more would come out of them earlier. I am after all a big fan of them.

At first sight it is a more subdued form of their former more exuberant style. Kind of sounding dangerously like Krokus in places. You know, the Swiss
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