RMR’s 2017 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider 2017 Top 10

I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about released. But time does move fast when you are having fun. And we now need to attack the 2017 Top 10 quickly, lest another few months go by. 

Methinks that the records retained in 2017 were not as blackened as in former years. Instead, we found a fair share of interesting progressive and avant-garde pieces that bubbled to the surface.

Many bands also engaged in all flavors of Post Rock or Metal. And those – I admit – delivered the best quality stuff, in general. In other words, those [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome VI

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Well, before the back office overflows with material, we better launch a new edition of the RockmusicRaider world-famous (ahem…) Intermittent Digest series. This will let off some steam and things will improve – hopefully. 

The Tome V Edition was already substantial, but 2017 has been on the fast-track ever since with an enormous amount of material released to date. This includes many big bands that churned out their newest records right around fall of this year with a lot more still to come. On top of that the end of the year looms already with the inevitable top ten coming [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay (2017) – Review

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Already the corpse paint must have cost a fortune. Or was it only cheap Photoshop? Just look at the official pictures of the Cradle of Filth crew for their newest record Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay.

Impressive, ain’t it?

But the outcome of these darkly ominous paintings fit the theme perfectly.

But now – sadly or then perhaps not – CoF left the dark path of Black Metal, and went full tilt Gothic Metal. Yet, the band still maintains a healthy dose of galloping Heavy Metal style riffs, mixed with some decent speed. With a smattering of pretty … [...] Click to raid more!