Krokus – Live Review – Hallenstadion Zürich 2019

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Videos are a good thing. Usually. The music industry depends on them to promote their wares and to boost sales. Thanks to YouTube and their ilk.

It is also well known that you need to make the first 30 seconds of airplay or so count, or you will lose this finicky audience at once. You know, these suckers that should keep their eyes glued to YOUR clip, and then come back for seconds. Tons of clicks, conversions on fire, that kind of thing.

Well, the same goes for videos that bands project during live shows. Short, crisp and like Thor’s … [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Metal Rendez-Vous (1980) – Review

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Damn, nostalgia hits ye like a ton of bricks sometimes, doesn’t it? Sounds and smells of long bygone times return once a certain piece plays on rock radio.

This just so happened a few days ago when I cruised along the country highway with my snazzy carriage. And – suddenly – Tokyo Nights blazed out of my sound system. You know, the piece Krokus did back in 1980 on their fourth album Metal Rendez-Vous.

This also made me realize that Krokus‘ story is far from being told on RockmusicRaider and that a new review … [...] Click to raid more!

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 – 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!