Evanescence – Fallen (2003) – Review

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The first studio album Fallen of the US band Evanescence hit the charts like a bomb. The piece already displayed that unique sound that the band under Ben Moody‘s and Amy Lee‘s leadership created. And these were the times when the relationship still kinda worked between these two.

This, combined with the ethereal voice of Amy Lee, created the true potential this band possessed back then. And the success speaks by itself. Once the album released in Europe in 2004 (the US release was – incidentally – in 2003), it took off like a rocket. And it … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Lexi Layne and The Darkness of your Heart!

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It is true, you know. This channel is sorely in need of some genuine rock. True, we just covered Dirty Sound Magnet and their high-octane rock. But it looks nonetheless like metal and its nuances took over and started to rule our lives.

As always, whatever we cover should be a tune based on emotion. Not just these dime-a-dozen bass/snare affairs that putter through their existence without rhyme or reason.

Lexi Layne and her new video The Darkness Of Your Heart made an astonishingly abrupt appearance on our rock radar. Her pretty meaty rock style sports fledgling traces of a … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The War Inside – by Meka Nism!

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Gothic Metal is dead, right? And all thunder got sucked out of Melodic and Symphonic Metal already? Dry heaves left only, and we look forward to the next Nightwish album with awful dread, right?

Well, correct for Nightwish. But a firm ‘hell no’ as new talent goes. There is still hope on the horizon, whatever faint the outlook may be. 

Meet the Orlando, FL based, highly talented 5-piece Meka Nism and their newest EP The War Inside.

This is one of these blurbs that kind of sticks to your frontal lobe and will follow you around. And worse [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Project Renegade unchain Cerebra!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Project Renegade - Cerebra - Album Cover This strangely subdued combination of Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and a strong dose of Stream of Passion really has this proverbial knack to catch your attention. Just at the moment when the RMR office police was about to action the terrible delete button. Then some industrial grade ambient sounds and juicy hooks got added to the fray. And the RMR robocops took their leaves.

Cerebra is an intriguing morsel of an EP of some three short tracks. The Greek female-fronted foursome Project Renegade run a cunning mix of juicy metal. The record features alternative, ambient, electronic elements. All of that [...] Click to raid more!