Within Temptation – Resist (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Within Temptation - Resist - ReviewWe write the Year of the Lord 2014. RockmusicRaider concocts her first ever review. And – much to our misfortune – it is a negative one to start this blog series with. Within Temptation is the name and Hydra is the game. 

Since that time I dreaded the moment that this band would release a new one of their once famously crusty records. Just remember masterpieces like Enter, Mother Earth or The Silent Force. Those positively sparkled with creativity and a sense of adventure. Always different and so succulently refreshing that you could just not get [...] Click to raid more!

Guilt Machine – On This Perfect Day (2009) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Guilt Machine Perfect Day - Album CoverThe album On This Perfect Day from Arjen Lucassen‘s Progressive Metal project Guilt Machine feels vaguely familiar. With tunes heard in the past that are stored in my vast music collection – somewhere.

But similarity is actually more in concept, than in tune. 

Because this here Long Island Ice Tea is much more complex than just simple tunes strung together. And it has the hallmarks of some modern Pink Floyd style production, or something in this direction. Or at least, this resembles what we consumed back in time, when they were all high on stuff. Psychedelic Progressive Rock at [...] Click to raid more!