Newsflash: Under Siege – a metallic taste of the past!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Under Siege - Self-Titled - Album CoverDamn. The Italian band Under Siege somehow got under the wheels of the mighty RMR review queue for their self-titled album released beginning 2018. Not for any explicable reason, though.

But the good news is, the album finally resurfaced again. Management will however have to have a word with the deck crew for such insubordination. But I will spare you the details of that particular pep talk.

I admit, first I thought we were joining a friggin’ tattoo. You know, one of these events, where marching bands and others happily celebrate tradition, wear bizarre garb and hack away [...] Click to raid more!

Stortregn – Emptiness Fills The Void (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Stortregn - Emptiness Fills The Void - Album CoverStortregn‘s 2016 record Singularity starts with this friggin’ solo. First one guitar, then the second chiming in. Very unusual for the genre they so avidly depict. But this … thing juicily draws you in, a magic metal pull. And down you go through the rabbit hole, where overheated amps shred a growling sound made for the true metalhead. Such stellar beginnings and the ensuing performance will be very difficult to beat on the next record. 

So, with some trepidation the RockmusicRaider crew stood in waiting for this new offering from the metal hotheads of Stortregn. Will [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Xael – The Last Arbiter beckons you!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Xael 2017 - SinglesI really got a kick out of these guys. Firing up our mighty music machine with Apathy of the Immortal, I got them folks from the Canadian band Xael lustily chanting away like good ‘ol boys from Main Street Parish Church Sunday School. I kid you not: I had visions of them in pristine, white robes with little, golden song booklets in their hands performing in front of the congregation.

But – luckily – just at the moment I started to seriously frown at the loudspeakers and got ready to switch channels, the metal kicked in with a vengeance. [...] Click to raid more!