Meadows End – The Grand Antiquation (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Meadows End - The Grand Antiquation - Album CoverIt looks like this blog needs a bit more growling to move it back to our metal roots. Lately we were hunting about the folksy parts of the music industry a lot. And finally ended up in cheese covered Power Metal lands, populated by fantasy cookie monsters and fairy dust. 

So, it is great news that Meadows End finally came forward with their new full length album The Grand Antiquation.

True to their credo, Meadows End kick off their 39 minute offering with a mix of Fleshgod Apocalypse, the hearty rumbling of Noumena and a slice of Wolfheart[...] Click to raid more!

Silver Dust – House 21 (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Silver Dust - House 21 - Album CoverFirst you get the purists out there. The ones with a good tune, but absolutely no willingness or know-how to market themselves. This is sometimes borne from the need to bury themselves deep underground, idealistic purposes or straight lackadaisical laziness.

Then you often hear: ‘I entered the mainstream’. Proudly pronounced by folks happy to be with everybody else. The ones that will hit all the levers the music industry has to offer. And go with the motions to be visible and sell their fares. Which is great, but usually boring.

But there’s this tiny slice of bands, not only [...] Click to raid more!

Nevermore – This Godless Endeavor (2005) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor - Album CoverHere’s to an album that was described to me as the epitome of metal wizardry. The cream of the cream of all things you can expect from anything metal. The steel-clad mountain any metalhead must vanquish before they can claim to be adepts of trve metal. Well, there you go. That’s a standard to die for. Or is it, now?

And let me tell you some truth to go with that. I am not a die-hard fan of thrash metal. Much of it goes along with mindless screaming and jerking about the stage. Never mind the lyrics or any story [...] Click to raid more!