Revenience – Daedalum (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Revenience - Daedalum - Album CoverWheel of the Devil, huh?  Welcome to Zoetropia. Meaning the Daedalum, featuring a round device with slits giving the impression of moving images when actioned. Officially invented in the 1800’s and patented by a number of crafty bastards, all claiming glory for themselves. When others (way) before them already attempted this feat.

But it is a nice touch to name Revenenience‘s debut album thus, ’cause the devil is always lurking somewhere in the background in this type of metal.

Bologna-based Revenience formed back in 2014. This whilst already working on their first album Daedalum, drawing on material from [...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – Mother Earth (2000) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Within Temptation - Mother Earth - Album CoverKind of changing direction, but still following the vein of its predecessor Enter, the Y2K 2nd full studio album Mother Earth of the Dutch band Within Temptation is an astonishing piece of work. 

Perhaps a bit too much in a hazy, tree-hugger kind of style, but still very varied. And with a few extremely good tracks in them. They called their new style ‘Celtic’ whatever in hell this might mean. And very importantly, they got rid of the Death Grunts that really were never very good with them.

Good thing, that!

And in truth, this album probably provided the [...] Click to raid more!

Anette Olzon – Shine (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Anette Olzon - Shine - Album CoverI always find it interesting how these fabled, tough and usually black haired front chicks of Gothic Metal outfits embark on a solo career. And suddenly the style is totally different. Just check the stuff out Anneke van Giersbergen did after her departure from The Gathering. And it is not only the hair color that changes.

So, after her somewhat unconventional and forced departure from Nighwish – to say the least – Anette Olzon was looking for a new calling and identity in music for a considerable amount of time. Evil tongues were of course predicting a fall [...] Click to raid more!