Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (2020) – Review

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Aw, Njord have merci on my blackened cold metal soul. I just listened a few times to the Curse of the Crystal Coconut, Alestorm‘s latest bag of goodies. And now my head is spinning.

Well, our famous Scottish pirates are at it again, ever questing about the wide-open seas as swiftly as the fair winds allow. Albeit that a few signs of aging become all but too apparent throughout the record.

Now, Sunset on The Golden Age and No Grave but the Sea were true steam machines. They gorged with golden ideas and truly … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Treasure Chest Party Quest by Alestorm!

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Ouch. “500 years ago when I was born, I crawled from the womb with a drinking horn…”. Oh my, Christopher Bowes giving birth to himself just takes things to the next level.

Treasure Chest Party Quest from their upcoming album Curse of the Crystal Coconut is about the silliest piece that whizzed across my earphones in 2020. But I admit, Alestorm in pseudo-Balkan tracksuit attire singing that getting drunk will make you stinking rich just reduced me to helpless mirth. This thing is so full of epic clichés, I almost had a heart attack. Not that this band’s former [...] Click to raid more!

Gloryhammer – Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Gloryhammer - Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex - Album Cover Oh, damn. I forgot to get to the cheese shop and procure myself a dose of fondue. You know, molten cheese with bread, imbibed with white wine and lots of garlic. Because you will be in need of a few (many) mighty cosmic bites of this excuse to eat bread with cheese.

If you are to survive Gloryhammer‘s latest space epic Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, that is. At least judging by their last record they unleashed onto the unsuspecting fan crowd.

Gloryhammer already garnered quite some attention in 2013 with Tales of the Kingdom of Fife[...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gloryhammer hit the Terrorvortex!

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RockmusicRaider - Gloryhammer - Gloryhammer - Song Cover The Dundee-based space cowboys from Gloryhammer are on the prowl again. In anticipation of their upcoming album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, the band released their first video. Impeccably called – well – Gloryhammer

And – I daresay – they’re not holding back. Superman flying through space screaming his tune, interstellar rockets never hitting the target. And Thomas Winkler, who tries to be something of a Thor, swinging the mighty hammer of glory to ward off the evil forces of the galaxy.

And I really did admire Christopher Bowes on his snazzy circular keyboard that truly [...] Click to raid more!