RMR’s 2017 Top 10 Records

RockmusicRaider 2017 Top 10

I have the feeling that the 2016 Top 10 just about released. But time does move fast when you are having fun. And we now need to attack the 2017 Top 10 quickly, lest another few months go by. 

Methinks that the records retained in 2017 were not as blackened as in former years. Instead, we found a fair share of interesting progressive and avant-garde pieces that bubbled to the surface.

Many bands also engaged in all flavors of Post Rock or Metal. And those – I admit – delivered the best quality stuff, in general. In other words, those [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome VI

RockmusicRaider - Intermittent Digest - Tome VI

Well, before the back office overflows with material, we better launch a new edition of the RockmusicRaider world-famous (ahem…) Intermittent Digest series. This will let off some steam and things will improve – hopefully. 

The Tome V Edition was already substantial, but 2017 has been on the fast-track ever since with an enormous amount of material released to date. This includes many big bands that churned out their newest records right around fall of this year with a lot more still to come. On top of that the end of the year looms already with the inevitable top ten coming [...] Click to raid more!

Dodecahedron – Kwintessens (2017) – Review

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Something creates dark, foreboding atmospheres. Cold, empty spaces filled with noisy dissonance to chill your soul with frozen hydrogen.

And no doubt you need this type of a wall of sound if a record takes off with something called The Culling of the Unwanted from the Earth.1) Equally, if the main actor goes by the name of ‘The Entity’.

Dark and grey, a landscape of bleak winds that howl hauntingly through the low-lying mists. The mists that just about hide the sharp-toothed monsters within. Well, hells bells, that’s quite a piece of work, now ain’t it? In truth, … [...] Click to raid more!