Newsflash: Project Renegade unchain Cerebra!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Project Renegade - Cerebra - Album CoverThis strangely subdued combination of Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and a strong dose of Stream of Passion really got my attention at first. Just at the moment when the RMR office police was about to action the terrible delete button. Then some industrial grade ambients and juicy hooks got added to the fray and the RMR robocops took their leaves.

Cerebra is an intriguing tittle of an EP of some three short tracks. The Greek female-fronted foursome Project Renegade run a cunning mix of juicy metal. The record features alternative, ambient, electronic elements intertwined with dark metal riddled riffs and a pretty heavy, but never overwhelming drum work.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Intermittent Digest – Tome IV

RockmusicRaider Reviews - Tome IVHowdy Fans and Friends! Yep! It is (already) time again for an update on what has been cooking at RockmusicRaider since Tome III. And there has been a lot of action, I can tell ya. It looks like Tome IV shows less influence of Black Metal and everything blackened. Even if this particular genre has whelped a few very good specimens worth mentioning. And I expect this to continue for the remainder of the year. But enough of this and let’s get down to what we got.

But first we take to the sea. The wild, cold sea. Rain drenched shores, ready to be invaded. Proud dragon-headed longships crawling with crazed, screaming RockmusicRaider Review - Amon Amarth - Jomsviking - Album Covervikings on the prowl.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

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.

And Daedalum takes its influences!

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Lacuna Coil – Delirium (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Lacuna Coil - Delirium - Album CoverLooks like it takes an asylum visit and some lineup changes to kick things up a notch. After the two somewhat swell deliveries Lacuna Coil mustered before, the band now lets loose their newest full length album Delirium this spring 2016 with renewed gusto. And it is some gusto, I can tell ya. 

What a change compared to Broken Crown Halo of 2014: This newly invented style is astonishingly good in more ways than one and an amazing feat pulling off such a record in a very reasonable time scale. Loud, screechy, scratchy, dirty, but still inarguably Lacuna Coil, they forge forward without looking left or right. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo - Album CoverYou know what this makes me think of? Mainstream – rock solid mainstream. This is what the 7th studio album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ of Lacuna Coil screams at me. All this wrapped nicely in the typical Lacuna Coil ball gown – perhaps with more Pop Rock mixed into it this time. Some softer tongues (not the evil ones, for once) in the reviewer community seem to tell me that all this is an attempt for Lacuna Coil to redeem themselves and to re-discover their old style. But gosh, if I would face the final exit of a long time lead guitarist AND the drummer to boot, for sure I would put the pedal to the metal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...