Newsflash: Should the Killing Volts say yes?

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Killing Volts - Why Should I Say Yes - Album CoverGeez, it is a long time that I have not heard that kind of groove. But here it is: A full load of grunge-flavored, intense Punk Rock hardly seen these days this side of NirvanaAnd it does my ears good after all these disks with high pitched metal that just whipped through the RockmusicRaider office floor. 

The Swiss band The Killing Volts brandishes this nonchalant, don’t-give-a-shit style that is so very important to their trade. Their decidedly short, but nevertheless juicily powerful EP Why Should I Say Yes will relentlessly drive this point home for every second of [...] Click to raid more!

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Nirvana - Nevermind - Album CoverSometimes it is tough to give the past a real hard and unforgiving look. Especially when it comes to emotionally laden and much hyped-about albums like Nevermind from the long defunct band Nirvana. And there are emotions galore in and surrounding this album. Not to forget the band in particular.

On top, one would think that pretty much all was already said, written or otherwise dispensed of in relation to this album. In books, films and in endless, sometimes contradicting articles on the news or on the never-forgetting internet. Or was it? So, it is [...] Click to raid more!

Empty Trail – Bare (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Empty Trail - Bare - Albume CoverThe RMR crew very rarely issue a full review for an EP. There are exceptions of course, but those are few and far between. A feat that the US-based multi-instrumentalist Rick Lambert of Empty Trail pulled off with his earlier 2014 record Hollow Hearted. And deservedly so, rugged quality and all. This of course kept us interested in more rocky delights from this specific neck of the woods. And – lo and behold – here we are with new material ready to be reviewed.

Now, all things evolve and so does Empty Trail. It [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Zombie Rodeo is Cult Leader!

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Rockmusicraider Newsflash - Zombie Rodeo - Cult Leader - Album CoverHere I am unsuspectingly enjoying a lazy, sunny Saturday morning, kind of surfing around on the #metal and rock waves sent to my review list by folks. And then – whoom! – the groove hits big time. Welcome to the fuzzy, stoner-ish, grungy rock world of Zombie Rodeo. A band joining us from the cold North of Finland. Okay, it is not THAT much North, if compared to the real North. They’re hailing from Helsinki. But still North enough.

The band will release their newest and fourth EP Cult Leader signed to Inverse Records mid-November [...] Click to raid more!