Newsflash: Under Siege – a metallic taste of the past!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Under Siege - Self-Titled - Album Cover

Damn. The Italian band Under Siege somehow got under the wheels of the mighty RMR review queue for their self-titled album released at the beginning of 2018. Not for any explicable reason, though.

But the good news is, the album finally resurfaced again. Management will however have to have a word with the deck crew for such insubordination. But I will spare you the details of that particular pep talk.

I admit, first I thought we were joining a friggin’ tattoo. You know, one of these events, where marching bands and others happily celebrate tradition, wear bizarre garb … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2017 Top 10 Records

I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about released. But time does move fast when you are having fun. And we now need to attack the 2017 Top 10 quickly, lest another few months go by. 

Methinks that the records retained in 2017 were not as blackened as in former years. Instead, we found a fair share of interesting progressive and avant-garde pieces that bubbled to the surface.

Many bands also engaged in all flavors of Post Rock or Metal. And those – I admit – delivered the best quality stuff, in general. In other words, those [...] Click to raid more!

Arrayan Path – Dawn of Aquarius (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Arrayan Path - Dawn of Aquarius - Album CoverMany a metal wizard is already active in the Power Metal arena, with many more trying to get a foothold in a very crowded genre. And this breeds uniformity, which – by definition – shuns progression and evolution to anything new.

Methinks, that the ‘typical’ sound and style now ingrained themselves into the minds of fans and pros alike. So much so, that a certain expectancy arose with the fan community as to how Power Metal ought to sound.

Known values are good for the soul, are they not?

So, to avoid to swim up mainstream creek without a paddle, [...] Click to raid more!

Incursed – Amalur (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Incursed - Amalur - Album Cover

The blasted July 2017 EP The Slavic Covenant of Incursed did not impress the RMR deck crew. Too many oldies and not enough goodies, I can tell ya. Bands need to produce new, awesome material that is unique and people will want to hear. Not endlessly regurgitate old stuff or go for weird pop covers.

The mighty Symphonic Metal front chicks from Exit Eden recently tried to pull that pop cover stunt as well. The outcome was – well – bizarre to say the least. With tracks ranging from juvenile wet dreams to age-old pop disasters that we all hoped [...] Click to raid more!