Parius – The Signal Heard Throughout Space (2022) – Review

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Did you ever hear about the Wow Signal? A limited, short burst of data that seemed to hint at intelligent origins. ET, where art thou, that kind of thing. Well, many of you might not be aware of the story, it all happened back in 1977. And it was very short-lived, too. Somewhat of a microburst that vanished as quickly as it appeared. But it still got the undivided attention of the technician because it truly stood out from everything else.

Funny enough, I just enjoyed a short analysis of the incident on one of my YouTube channels. Their … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2020 Top 3 Videos and EPs!

RockmusicRaider - Top 3 Videos and EPs 2020

Did you know that RockmusicRaider will also rant about videos and those short blurbs called EPs?1) You probably did. But you didn’t know that our lazy asses finally got in gear to offer a short ranking list for both categories to our readers. As a first-ever in the illustrious career of the RockmusicRaider webzine.

It is true, we focus on full-length reviews and often pay little attention to clips and those shorter concoctions. But 2020 whelped some excellent material, which we found impossible to ignore. So, in this light, it would be a pity not to give them an … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2020 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider 2020 Top 10 Records

The terrible and unholy year of the Dark Lord 2020 was not as fertile as last year’s harvest would suggest. The crop yielded a fair amount of pretty excellent records. Yet, most of them erred on the good to very good territory1) and did not really qualify for that coveted top 10 spot.

After a slow start, things started to look more lively. At first, we thought that the progressive folks would pretty much deliver naught. Yet, suddenly we have a choice, and a difficult one at that.

Then we stumbled across folk pieces where there should be none, … [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – Virus (2020) – Review

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Wow, Haken must have the mother of all crystal balls. Ever since we learned of the inception of their new record, the chosen name Virus was slightly disturbing to us. But this took on a whole new meaning once the Coronavirus pandemic wrecked our lives, a very dark and ominous one. A story studded with lyrics that are way too prophetic than they ever should be. But eerie as this may be, there’s no connection to the current crisis. Even if some of the statements found sound way too close to the current situation.

In truth, ’tis a sequel to … [...] Click to raid more!