Hey Satan – Hey Satan (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hey Satan - Hey Satan - Album CoverLet’s hop on a time machine. Back to the rocking ’70s, where the groove ran high and times were wild. A different brand of wild, compared to today, mind you. Where scratchy lyrics and lo-fi sounds were all the rage. Then throw in some Southern Rock for good measure. Oh, and break out those jeans, will ya. You know, the ones with them wide tubes and flowers stitched onto them. That groovy enough? Not quite yet, I agree. Because now we will need some substances. Any chemical of that era will do. And loads of cigarettes with bottles of bourbon – lots of bourbon. Now we are ready to burn down this fuzzy road into the sunset where the cacti dwell and the groove lives.

This is where the Swiss rock trio Hey Satan and their self-titled debut album comes in. They feature some sort of stoner-laden Heavy Rock, a brand of no-nonsense, down-to-earth rock’n’roll that will just warm your heart and soul. And the stoner bug really bit them hard. The band filled their disc with a very powerful brand of Stoner and Hard Rock, spurted out through two screaming guitars and honest drum work. No bass, though, ’cause bass is for wusses. Right?  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: The Riven caught a Blackbird!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Riven - Blackbird - Album CoverSome records just put a smile on your face. No hesitation at all to take them on and into the pipeline; and get your fingers hacking away at the keyboard. The tune just talks to you. And this is how it should be, if you feel like covering some juicy rock piece.

Well, this so happened with the début EP Blackbird from the UK-based band The Riven. Now, if you are looking for some London accent on this record, think again. Instead the band seems – at times – to step straight out of the Bourbon fueled swamps of Louisiana, where many musical delights are from.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

UFO – Lights Out (1977) – Review


In truth, the British Hard Rock band 'UFO' is one of my long time favorites. They have created great, great Hard Rock  sound and paved the way into what is today called Metal. 

One a of the best periods in the distinguished career of 'UFO' are indisputably - what is commonly called - the Schenker years. Back in the '70s a super-gifted young lad, almost too young to be that good a guitarist joined this band led by Phil Mogg in search of a riff maker.