Intermittent Digest – Tome V

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome VIt is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day.

The mighty post count now is way beyond the three hundred mark, and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RockmusicRaider deck crew experienced [...] Click to raid more!

Xandria – Theater of Dimensions (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Xandria - Theater of Dimensions - Album CoverThey did it. They finally dit it. Xandria managed to keep one of their female fronts a bit longer than for a felt stretch of one album only. So, here they again feature the classically trained Dutch singer Dianne Van Giersbergen on their second album in a row. And rightly so. Talented girl that she is, she can easily match a range from Tarja Turunen, over Floor Jansen and back to Simone Simons. And that means something.

As the band’s progression goes, already their last contribution Sacrificium was a step up the star-studded ladder of operatic glory. This makes [...] Click to raid more!

Xandria – Sacrificium (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Xandria - Sacrificium - Album CoverWho would have thought that Xandria would evolve in this way. From the almost failed (oh yeah..), but widely hyped album Neverworld’s End, I had no great hopes for Sacrificium, the newest concoction of these Germans from Bielefeld.

Especially because the band likes to disband their front women at a very rapid pace. With that kind of turnover, you just will have trouble with succession. And the delivery of quality work – unless your singer is just a voice-piece. And let’s hope that this is not the case with this band. Honi soit qui mal y pense! As [...] Click to raid more!