Avantasia – Moonglow (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Avantasia - Moonglow - Album CoverAh, countless calories galore. I just went to the fondue shop to get my fix of milk fat, garlic and loads of white wine. Together with two baguettes of course. You do need nice, crusty bread to go with this dish of molten cheese.

Well, in hindsight, this is not something I should have done. Because little did I know that I’d get started on Avantasia‘s Moonglow anytime soon.

Their 2019 record is so full of cheesy glory that – actually – there will be no need for future fondue excesses. Like for the next 250 years or so. [...] Click to raid more!

Avantasia – Ghostlights (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Avantasia - Ghostlights - Album CoverAfter listening to Ghostlights from Avantasia, we are all going to be encased in a coffin of hard cheddar. Covered with yoghurt and buried in the deep abysses of the Mighty Milky Land, where the cheese was born. Never to come back. And if we do, then as the cheese-ridden undead, madly chanting away choruses from Tobias Sammet‘s latest mighty project.

Because this production will get into your head, replace your windy branches of your brain with Avantasia tracks, and make you repeat them all over again. The never-ending, kind of theatrically laden bombast will [...] Click to raid more!

Trillium – Alloy (2011) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Trillium - Alloy - Album CoverI have been a fan of Amanda Somerville ever since she appeared on my radar. Mainly as a background vocalist at first, starting with Epica’s The Phantom Agony. Then her other talents and projects came to light and prominence. Such as the Kiske/Somerville records that have brought her some considerable fame. And here she is with her own production and debut album Alloy of her gig Trillium.

So, excitement reigned and I could not wait to listen to this new record. Looking at the excellent album art and some samples found on YouTube – expectations running high. But [...] Click to raid more!