Intermittent Digest – Tome VI

RockmusicRaider - Intermittent Digest - Tome VIWell, 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 up fast, following the 2016 edition. So let’s get going with Tome VI without further ado.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Dirty Sound Magnet – Western Lies (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Dirty Sound Magnet - Western Lies - Album CoverYou’ve got bands that stick to their guns like there is no tomorrow. And they will always rehash what was before until their days run out. Comfort in sounds and numbers, right? And truly, for some it pays off. They fill stadiums with fans wanting nothing more than to listen to the same shit all over again. Mind you, these bands are good at what they do and a lot of fans like precisely that level of comfort.

Then you have others with a distinct taste for risk and change, the ones opening doors that were closed before. Darting off to take yonder foggy pathways that nobody knows where they will lead.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Empty Trail – Hollow Hearted (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Empty Trail - Hollow Hearted - Album CoverNot sure what it is with the Lone Star State. The flag? Stetsons? The water? Or is it the Texan climate that seems to churn out musicians of a special kind. Empty Trail reaches us from Austin, TX with their 2nd EP Hollow Hearted that was released back in 2014. 

Now, if I hear one-man band, EP, start-up and such, expectations are usually limited – teeth grindingly limited. Heard it all before already: Some of them are good. But often they range from cannot sing, but good sound to no sound, but great vocals, to just plain disaster. Sometimes I wonder how some of these guys can build a fan base.Got hooked? Raid this some more...