The Rasmus – Dark Matters (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Dark Matters - Album Cover You know what I accused Train of? That they went for some rosy, politically correct bullshit. A sugar-sweet regurgitation of whatever American feel-good spin doctors advertise. 

Gone are the days of carefree bouncing about the stage, and having a rebellious and jolly good time. If it is because of advancing age or because of the thought police would be the subject of a completely different post.

Now, I detect something of the exact same ilk with The Rasmus.

Even if similarity does not mean that they committed the same capital sin. The band’s affinity towards disco style sounds exists [...] Click to raid more!

Silver Dust – House 21 (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Silver Dust - House 21 - Album Cover First 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!

For My Demons – Close to the Shade (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - For My Demons - Close To The Shade - Album Cover Is it fall yet? No, not quite. We are are about to reach summertime. When the weather is high, y’know, that kind of thing. Yet, when I leafed through the review pipe I found a dark, melancholy type of album. Not made for happy, sunny and airy times. And it is from last year to boot. One that patiently sat in the RMR review pipe for an extremely long time.

So, why the wait? Ye see, the time just needs to be right for this kind of music. If you are in the mood for trve metal, then a review [...] Click to raid more!

Lenore S. Fingers – All Things Lost on Earth (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider review - Lenore S. Fingers - All Things lost on Earth - Album Cover Someone opined a few days ago that the musical buck stops once you cross the alps and go South. In this guy’s august take on the scene, only classical music remains. But rock, folk and – for sure – metal take a nosedive to nothingness once you start cruising along the Po. And truly so, things change indeed, but not quite this way. From German precision, French bonhomie or the British stiff upper lip and lukewarm beer, you change into a more laid-back realm. But this does not mean non-existence of modern music, bad quality or – Loki forbid – [...] Click to raid more!