AC/DC – Power Up (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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It’s jolly good that RockmusicRaider‘s scope is wider than the old gods allow. To cover metal, rock, and folk in one giant sweep indeed gives us leeway larger than the swagger of Mick Jagger. So, in this sense, we can easily take on pieces that were not forged in the steely metal mills that other reviewers oblige themselves to operate in.

Instead, we can freely go to those places where rock’n’roll is still dirty, blazing hot, and the lyrics are steamy. Of a time-tested brand that never really changes. And we … [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (2015) – Review

Last updated on 3 September 2021

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After the ’90s disasters, Iron Maiden got themselves into with weak records all along these years, I grew discouraged and dropped them pretty much from my metal radar. But now, after some investigation into the 2000s records, the RMR crew decided to give this band another try.

Undoubtedly, The Book of Souls is typical Iron Maiden and it may turn out to be one of their better albums. But it also comes away with a twist.

The style is definitely slower and a little heavier. Are they getting older? A tad too much beer brewing … [...] Click to raid more!

AC/DC – Back in Black (1980) – Review

Last updated on 11 July 2021

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Okay, I get it – we write the Year of the Lord 2014, and this AC/DC record is so old it should already have turned to dust. Along with everything else that lived back then.

But you know what?

Back in Black did not descend into oblivion, far from it. And many of them bands are still present today. The ones that rocked through music halls already way back in time. Okay, admittedly a bit more worn out they are indeed these days and not so fresh anymore, but still commanding sizable [...] Click to raid more!