Dream Evil – The Book of Heavy Metal (2004) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Dream Evil - The House of Heavy Metal - Album CoverNow I finally know where Ms. Slayes of Unleash The Archers got the famous metal scream from on Time Stands Still at the beginning of Test The Metal. Dream Evil invented it first.

On their 3rd full length album The Book of Heavy Metal that escaped into nature back in 2004. And they had the crunch it takes to produce some crystal clear and steely metal back then that – in all its somewhat cheesy splendor – will still please the fan crowd of today. 

Given their somewhat Dio-esque soaring style I always wondered if the band name had anything [...] Click to raid more!

Tiamat – Wildhoney (1994) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Tiamat Wildhoney - Album CoverIs it good or bad to be reminded right away of another band, when starting on a review of one?

Wildhoney of the Swedish gig Tiamat does exactly that to you. And the album resembles – in style – to what we get to hear from bands like Moonspell and of Pink Floyd. Yes, the one and only, no fucking kidding.

But even if this is so, it means that Tiamat display vision, creativity and courage to go to places where no others were before. They take inspiration from other work (in this case Pink Floyd).

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Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo - Album CoverYou know what this makes me think of? Mainstream – rock solid mainstream. 

This is what the 7th studio album Broken Crown Halo of Lacuna Coil screams at me. All this wrapped nicely in the typical Lacuna Coil ball gown – perhaps with more Pop Rock mixed into it this time.

Some softer tongues (not the evil ones, for once) in the reviewer community seem to tell me that all this is an attempt for Lacuna Coil to redeem themselves and to re-discover their old style. But gosh, if I would face the final exit of a long time lead [...] Click to raid more!