Train – Save me, San Francisco (2009) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Train - Save me, San Francisco - Album CoverWell, busted: Here is one of my favorites – RockmusicRaider going mainstream billboard chasin’! What is the world coming to? 

Train, faithfully headed by lead singer Pat Monahan and supported by long time members Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood (left the band in 2014, by the way), always get me up to a good mood again.

OK, I get it, folks: No metal there. So sorry. But you know what? If you ever lived in good, old California, which I did, this is THE style. If you talk simple rock and nothing sturdier, [...] Click to raid more!

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014) – Review

Last updated on 15 November 2020

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Back to the future! This is what comes to mind when listening to this newest concoction of our favorite rockers from AC/DC from down under. Similar to other albums, this really starts to sound like some Krokus production gone to Australia – some Hoodoo right there.

Cookie-cutter style, nicely built and very solid Hard Rock of the Heavy Metal kind, with down-to-earth riffs. Of which some of them seem to have matured some more since we last heard them in a studio album back in 2008.

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Krokus – Hoodoo (2010) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!

AC/DC – Black Ice (2008) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - ACDC - Black Ice - Album CoverAfter a long, indeed a very long waiting time (the former album Stiff Upper Lip released in 2000) our Heavy Metal wielding band AC/DC finally presented Black Ice. In 2008, no kidding, almost a decade later than the former record. Of course, with their track record, there is no urgency anymore. But I nevertheless hoped that something more would come out of them earlier. I am after all a big fan of them.

At first sight it is a more subdued form of their former more exuberant style. Kind of sounding dangerously like Krokus
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