Adjusted: Halestorm – Halestorm (2009) – Review

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RockmusicRaider review - Halestorm - Halestorm - Album CoverI had never heard of Lzzy Hale before and for sure nothing of a US band called Halestorm. Wassatt? A spelling mistake? Well, folks, joking stopped like right away when I started to listen to their first track on their album named after themselves. Where did this rock-hard bundle of energy come from, roaring out of my headphones with this take-no-prisoners attitude. Holy. Shit.

Since then they have my undivided attention and I have Lzzy and her band in highest esteem. Halestorm produce high quality Rock of a [...] Click to raid more!

Khemmis – Desolation (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Desolation - Album CoverWe just covered the latest of King Goat, another (not so) new kid on the block in the Doom Metal multiverse. This band, together with players like Pallbearer – or again – Crypt Sermon served as a somewhat of a new breed of doomers. And by that token, these folks took the metal fan crowd by storm. Quite deservedly so, when looking at the overall quality of their combined tunes. Peaceville Three and Draconians of this world be gone.

The list would of course not be complete without Khemmis from the US. These [...] Click to raid more!

Dio – The Last in Line (1984) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Dio - The Last in Line - Album CoverI know. For a long time the review horizon stayed devoid of any new Dio records. To avoid overcooking the stew and scare our fans off, I guess. But – by Loki – the temptations are sometimes just too juicy. Specifically when The Last in Line released on 2 July some 34 years ago. So, here’s to a few moments for this fanboy to gush about Dio and his travels about the early metal landscape.

The ’80s definitely were a superb decade for metal in general. And without the crystal clear voice of Ronnie-James [...] Click to raid more!