Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime (1988) – Review

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At first, we got confused with Operation: Mindcrime of Queensrÿche. How come a record sounds so ’80s when the label says that it is made in 2003?

Okay, our bad, the researcher somehow did not connect the dots correctly. This was when the remaster happened. But the original record indeed dates back to 1988. So, all’s well in metal universe again.

Yet confusion does suit this band well. It snugly goes together with the hullabaloo around Geoff Tate in 2012, a time when the band fired him along with his wife and others of family … [...] Click to raid more!

Thought Machine: Free music for all. Right?

The Thought Machine - RockmusicRaider - Cool Guitar 2016Succeeding and – indeed – thriving in the music industry is hard. Real hard. Many bands out there try to eek out a living from the music they create. But very few make a decent amount of cash off their efforts. As in sustaining the operation.

And we are usually not talking bad quality music neither, mind you: Often this is really good stuff coming my way from little known bands. Amazingly good.

The same goes – by the way – with reviewers and other suppliers of added services. So here many of them often find themselves between a rock [...] Click to raid more!

Marauder – Bullethead (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Marauder - Bullethead - Album CoverScreamy vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums – zero keyboards. At least not much of it.

Hmm! This would usually be the recipe of which Heavy Metal is made of?

And truly so, the Greek band Marauder graces us with their 6th full-length studio album Bullethead carved out of a block of solid, steely metal.

Their brand of Heavy and Power Metal really cuts it down to bare bones only – most of the time. Riffs, licks and solos evoking memories of Iron Maiden without the screams of Bruce Dickinson. Delivered in a somewhat scratchy, gruff way to boot [...] Click to raid more!