Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

RockmusicRaider - Old n Tasty - Old Rock and Metal of all kindsDid you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst all of the original band members start to get kinda old, many of them are still alive and kicking.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Thormesis – Trümmerfarben (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Thormesis - Trümmerfarben - Album CoverA somewhat subtle hype was discernible lately in the closed confines of the Black Metal fan crowd. Like the odours of a black mass on the breeze, wafting through the morbid realms of a lonesome and foggy cemetery. A subtle wave of expectation that went on for a while. But now they are here: After some two years of wait, the German band Thormesis released their newest and fifth full length album Trümmerfarben. Of course, expectations were high after their last offering Freier Wille – Freier Geist. This album got pretty high marks throughout the board. And rightly so: A bit rougher around the edges, the latter does indeed generate a certain wow-effect right from the get go.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Ghost Avenue – Impact (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Ghost Avenue - Impact - Album CoverThis sounds like homecoming, folks. Good, soothing old Heavy Metal with no holds barred. The metal equivalent of motherhood, apple pie and the flag. Listening to this sound gives you this warm, cozy feeling of past good times, doesn’t it? Well, maybe not, if you are not old enough to remember.

This latest offering of Ghost Avenue harkens back to the times, when the ’80s were deliriously high on NWoBHM and all its bands. Many of them are still around, alive and kickin’ to this day. Well, then again not quite that many anymore, as we just saw a few important departures in 2016. 

This specific horde of Norwegian metallers made us wait almost four long years to finally inject their third full length album Impact onto an already saturated marketplace.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Khemmis – Hunted (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Khemmis - Hunted - Album CoverI think the likes of Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride just got themselves some serious company. But with a grungy flavor that constantly reminds me of the 2015 piece Crypt Sermon wrote. Now, where is this terrible name-calling coming from already at the beginning of a review? Well, the sophomore effort Hunted of the American band Khemmis does that to you. This is not to say that they are skimming off other bands too hard, just to be clear. They place themselves slam into this Doom Metal universe that other sad warriors already occupy for some time.

And Hunted differentiates how exactly?

First, to get there you need to give the record a serious listen.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Blind Justice acts in the Name of … Justice!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Blind Justice - In The Name of Justice - Album CoverOkay, let’s be clear: This is about the Greek band called Blind Justice. Not the hardcore punk nitwits from New Jersey or the folks from the UK, Italy or wherever they all come from.

And whoever said that time machines don’t exist? If you like your Heavy Metal featuring a ’70s/’80s style with some juice to go, then Blind Justice (the Greek outfit) and their début In The Name of Justice is a band to lend you ear to.

For those familiar with the band, yes this is indeed their first official album. The band started way back in time in the late ’80s, but only produced a few demos so far.Got hooked? Raid this some more...