Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Almost 20 years down the road after the founding of the Scorpions in 1965, the 1984 album Love At First Sting marked a major peak of this famous band’s career. I still do not think it is their best album, though. 

Blackout and for sure Lovedrive really took care of this fame thing to a large extent. In other words, this new album surfed onto the shore on the gigantic waves the latter two records created so well.

And a huge tsunami it indeed proved to be. The chart and [...] Click to raid more!

Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Did you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Wendigo rock their Initiation!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Wendigo - Initiation - Album Cover I’ll stick it to the bad weather. Because there is always bad weather up there. And so cold you have trouble staying on the beach. Rain pouring down, sheep galore and flat, vast, windy, watery landscapes.

This is Frisia, where Wendigo rock from since 2012. So, what else can you do in this wet environment than making music? And it is not the traditional songs, but – by Loki – absolutely great Hard Rock.

Their debut EP – appropriately named Initiation – will just make you forget about the wet, and let you start [...] Click to raid more!

Krokus – Headhunter (1983) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Krokus spawned a few remarkable records in their early days. Names like Pay It In Metal, Hardware (to a lesser extent), Metal Rendez-Vous still resound to this day. The latter caused this reviewer to seriously veer towards this band, by the way. And it makes sweaty, rocky concerts in “the pit” come back to memory.

But nothing mentioned before really blew the true Heavy Metal record Headhunter of 1983 out of the water, their 7th studio album. Not equaled then, and not ever since. And – clearly – the record was a true forerunner to what was to become speed and thrash. Metallica was [...] Click to raid more!