Gloryhammer – Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) – Review

Last updated on 20 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Gloryhammer - Space 1992 - Album CoverNever judge anything by its looks! I tell ya. Don’t. The garish album art of the newest Gloryhammer album Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards with its purple pinkish hue and green Lego monster just got my teeth hurting in a heartbeat.

And it is a good example of why not. 

Gloryhammer present you with insanely catchy lines, melodies that will stick to you like honey in your hair, presenting their parodical metal cheese with an enthusiasm and energy that will wither away the mighty egos of other bands to nothing. By Loki! [...] Click to raid more!

Kamelot – Haven (2015) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kamelot - Haven - Album CoverKamelot!

The name sends you echoes of mystical events way back in time. To King Arthus’ court of the round table of valiant knights. An epic era much shrouded in fabulously famous legends of all kinds. And here we are expecting something stellar around these lines. Metal at its best.

And I am getting something that somehow sounds like it, but it just does not quite feel right. Epica made the same mistake lately with their 2014 disc The Quantum Enigma– the overdone turkey one, with too much gravy. Too much over-compressed bombast, [...] Click to raid more!

Epica – Consign to Oblivion (2005) – Review

Last updated on 31 December 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Epica - Consign to Oblivion - Album CoverBut, where is the metal? This is the question I asked myself since starting with this record. It kind of gets off the ground with some theme seemingly from the Pirates of the Caribbean or something. And then – more symphonic orgasms by the dozen. But the metal? The METAL? It somehow lost itself along the way, methinks.

‘Tis a most strange production! Or is the 2nd studio album Consign to Oblivion of the Dutch Symphonic Metal band Epica just an example of playing it safe? But as they like to call their style [...] Click to raid more!