Eli van Pike – Welcome to my Dark Side – Review

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Ha! RockmusicRaider is on the experimental warpath again. This time with slightly new flavors that were not really present on the blog yet until now.

Welcome to the realm of Oomph! and Rammstein, burning dicks, exploding dildos and all. Plus the wide wastes of electronically tainted metal the movement Neue Deutsche Härte (NDH) likes to inhabit. Welcome to my Dark Side left its dark abode, and it loudly captured our attention.

Eli Van Pike with their brand of electronically laden Industrial Metal decided to plow those very fields many other big bands already occupied for a while. Yet, their style darkly … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Eli Van Pike feature In Flames!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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What better style than Industrial Metal to invoke all of them demons that seem to haunt the modern global workings these days. And the German NDH movement may be the perfect backdrop for that kind of theme.

Eli Van Pike indeed have ample material for their tune in these troubled times, with the American government running roughshod over everything and anything. And the German class politique – indeed the whole of Europe – unable or unwilling to stand up to the bully. So, in a sense, the title In Flames[...] Click to raid more!

INK – Loom (2016) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ink - Loom - Album Cover The RMR deck crew loves the extraordinary. The tunes that sit outside of the vile mainstream. Those bands that push the boundaries towards galaxies unknown. And it don’t always need to be the smelly underbelly of the metal multiverse necessarily.

RockmusicRaider often also fancy relatively unknown bands and not only those with a gazillion records under their belts already. That is contrary to many reviewers, whose claim to fame resides solely with known bands. 

The Greek horde INK has been sailing about the outskirts of our musical consciousness for quite a while. Not only [...] Click to raid more!

Hanzel Und Gretyl – Satanik Germanik (2018) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hanzel und Gretyl - Satanik Germanik - Album Cover “Hänsel und Gretel verliefen sich im Wald. Es war so dunkel und auch so bitterkalt.”

Sounds familiar? Kind of does, doesn’t it?

Echoes from your childhood days that somehow followed you around through the years. Stories told by the fire that were supposed to teach, but always left a sense of slight unease. If not a feeling of outright queasiness.

It is always ironic, when parents try to keep their kids away from violent movies, but then turn to fairy tales that talk about drowning your enemies, poisoning your foes or again fattening up [...] Click to raid more!