Newsflash: All Else Fails claim The False Sanctuary!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - All Else Fails - The False Sanctuary - Album Cover Okay, it is Punk Rock, but a hefty dose of it. No, actually this disk is so Progressive Metal, Frozen Sand just got themselves a partner in crime. Hell no all over again, ’tis Metalcore, like from Finland of all places.

But I must beg to differ again. The False Sanctuary from the Canadian band All Else Fails is all of the above. I have rarely heard a band that managed to marry all these styles together in quite such a comprehensive and alluring fashion. Not to forget that – usually – the RockmusicRaider deck crew does not [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome V

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome V It is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day.

The mighty post count now is way beyond the three hundred mark, and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RockmusicRaider deck crew experienced [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – Affinity (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Haken - Affinity - Album Cover One of the most popular kids on the metal block these days is Progressive Metal. The style in its rocky incarnation has been around for a while, of course. Just think about old rock bands like Jethro Tull, Kansas, or Uriah Heep, who got famous by not adjusting to the norm. Just to name a very few.

Over the last years, some sort of renaissance saw the light of day in the prog genre. Not all is good and groovy, though. Frankly, you need to beware of many bands that adorn themselves with the accouterments of Progressive Rock and [...] Click to raid more!

Frozen Sand – Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Frozen Sand - Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights - Album CoverFractals. An interesting subject. Something that can be divided into ever smaller shapes of the same. And fractals in a Progressive Rock piece are still more interesting. Does this mean we can sub-divide the music into same pieces as well? Probably not. Even if scientific studies were held to that subject.

But this is the title that Frozen Sand saddles us with in their newest full length Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights. The title and album are actually part of a storyline the band is developing called Fractals of Frozen Lifetimes. So, [author rolls eyes] here we [...] Click to raid more!