Demise of the Crown – Demise of the Crown (2016) – Review

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Demise of the Crown Self Titled Album CoverDiscovering Canada is really something. Apart from the stunning countryside, a generally more laid back atmosphere than down South and yonder the mighty border, neat cities and generally nice people, you will find a pretty good and very active #metal community. Power Metal outfits like Unleash the Archers, but also Demise of the Crown are part of this landscape. The latter just unleashed their self-titled and independent début album beginning of March 2016.

A bunch of seasoned musicians (..so they say), they formed back in 2014 in Montréal getting on the Power Metal train with the somewhat lofty aim and I quote – “…a band determined to shake the foundation of power metal.” Well, okay, there you go.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Uriah Heep – Demons and Wizards (1972) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards - Album CoverIf you are looking to pick up some Uriah Heep records, there is no way around their 1972 piece Demons and Wizards. This one is probably one of the best, if not THE best album they made at that time. Or ever since for that matter, alongside The Magician’s Birthday, released surprisingly that same year.

And let’s not forget: The ’70s were the most productive set of years in the history of the band. At three occasions – 1971, 1972 and 1977 – Uriah Heep produced two albums. For each one of those years. And this is only for the studio albums, not counting the live productions and compilations. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Uriah Heep – Salisbury (1971) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Uriah Heep - Salisbury - Album CoverWell, I have dabbled in Progressive Rock and Metal for a while and more in the modern theme of things, if we can call it that. But far into the past, there already were jewels that we tend to forget. Salisbury, the 2nd studio album of the olden times Uriah Heep is one of them. The band’s name derives from the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield. Actually the antagonist hero in the story, no less. 

Starting with ‘Very ‘eavy, Very ‘umble’ – the band’s first record ever – Uriah Heep went on full progressive mode with Salisbury. Actually, this piece of work – I am tempted to call it a masterpiece – was way ahead of its time.Got hooked? Raid this some more...