The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - The Riven - The Riven - Album CoverThis groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ‘ol whiskey fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, them bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

But a band sounding like a mix of the gravelly voice of vocalists like [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Dirty Sound Magnet release Social Media Boy!

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RockmusicRaider Video - Dirty Sound Magnet - Social Media BoyThe RMR deck crew surely loves it, when bands create new or newish content. Those who do not only brush up on stuff other guys did, and then call it their own.

Dirty Sound Magnet went down that rocky road. And clawed themselves to recognition with a ceaseless effort and – I daresay – a certain fearlessness and courage to go the extra mile. Now, their latest album Western Lies and a large number of concerts already made that point beautifully.

But they never stop and we got new material from their very own corner of Creative Rock. And as [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet in Concert add lava to Rock Oz’Arènes!

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Dirty Sound Magnet - Rock Oz'Arènes - 2018I now have seen Dirty Sound Magnet live twice. The first time around in 2014, promoting their flagship What Lies Behind. That was back in their old incarnation, when they sported Zep-fueled tunes on a bed of crunchy rock.

This time they got my attention right this week at the Rock Oz’Arènes festival in Avenches, the old Roman stronghold. And boy did things change: Gone are the musings from the past and in comes what the band calls Cryptic or Creative Rock. A mixture of Psychedelic and (very) Avantgarde Rock. Want proof of the pudding? Then try their latest [...] Click to raid more!