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 début 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 their already rich musical careers. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Within Temptation – Mother Earth (2000) – Review

Kind of changing direction, but still following the vein of its predecessor 'Enter', the year 2000 creation and 2nd full studio album 'Mother Earth' of the Dutch band 'Within Temptation' is an astonishing piece of work. Actually, the first release was in The Netherlands and then, following in the rest of Europe as of 2001.

Perhaps a bit too much in a hazy, tree hugger kind of style, but still very varied, with a few extremely good tracks in them. They called their new style 'Celtic' - Grrmph! - whatever in hell this might mean.

Anette Olzon – Shine (2014) – Review

After her somewhat unconventional and forced departure from Nighwish - to say the least - Anette was looking for a calling and identity in music for a considerable amount of time.

So, what a nice surprise to find this album. Not what I expected - mind you - and at first I thought it sucked. But actually it rocks - in a geeky Anetty kind of way. Makes sense? Probably not yet. 


Much more aligned to her personality, she managed to turn her bad experience into some sort of a success story. I must say, I am thrown.