Hey Satan – Orange Moon (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Hey Satan - Orange Moon - Album Cover It is good that not all bands and artists fall off the deep end and indulge themselves in pseudo hip-hop, and / or some sort of bastardized Latino tunes. You know, those cookie-cutter tracks that overwhelmingly populate the hit and chart lists of radio stations.

And I admit, after much metal a dram of Salsa with pretty hot rhythms will do you good. As long as it is genuine. If not, this quickly veers into overkill. Often these fake tunes are so simplistic that it actually hurts to even stay with them longer than a few seconds.

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Newsflash: Rebel Rampage get us Divided We Fall!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Rebel Rampage - Divided We Fall - Album Cover Rebel Rampage live their music true to their name, least you can say. Their 2018 record Divided We Fall bemoans the perceived wrongs that befell modern society in the US. And I daresay, they for sure find loads of ammunition during these times of confused and embarrassing chaos coming from the centers of power in Washington.

Of course, this kind of theme is nothing new. Specifically the punk scene famously performed that feat, up to their very own self-destruction for some back in their heydey.

It is not politics that piqued my interest in Rebel Rampage, though. The band [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Should the Killing Volts say yes?

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Killing Volts - Why Should I Say Yes - Album Cover Geez, 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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Sometimes 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?

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