Newsflash: The War Inside – by Meka Nism!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Meka Nism - The War Inside - Album CoverGothic Metal is dead, right? And all thunder got sucked out of Melodic and Symphonic Metal already, right? Dry heaves left only, and we look forward to the next Nighwish album with awful dread, right? Well, correct for Nightwish. But a firm ‘hell no’ as new talent goes. There is still hope on the horizon, whatever faint the outlook may be. 

Meet the Orlando, FL based, highly talented 5-piece Meka Nism and their newest EP The War Inside. This is one of these blurbs that kind of sticks to your frontal lobe and will follow you around. And worse still for a reviewer as yours truly. The review pipe is in a desperate state, yet you find yourself listening to this record for the second time in a row. There you go, proof of the pudding. They are good, outstandingly so.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Video: SAATE unleash The Conjuring!

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RockmusicRaider Video - SAATE - The Conjuring - Video CoverThe RockmusicRaider officescape is usually not too keen on publishing videos. More often than not you get them YouTube clips working exaggerated theatrics on a bed of low-fi MP3. And in tandem frequently hacked to death like a killing by Freddy on a full moon night through atrocious camera work.

But hey, sometimes the mix just works. So happened with SAATE, a Swedish Metal band. Their newly released offering The Conjuring mixes sturdy metal musicianship with a tasty storyline. Nothing overdone or overwrought, though, the recipe to success is right on. I like the slight menace emanating from the clip, and rightly so. After all, they conjure up the demon and it is here to stay.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Red Cain go on the attack!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Red Cain - Red Cain - Album CoverLet’s wallow some more into the Progressive Metal swamp that got quite some attention lately at RMR. But to safely get there we need to perform some magick: First take two large spoons of progressive. Then mix with a large dose of groove and lavishly add a goodly shot or two of Moonspell. Heat the cauldron, bring to boil and stir well. Then sprinkle with some groove and you got yourself the self-titled début EP brought to you by Red Cain. And it is powerful stuff waiting for ye that risks to blast the socks off your feet.

The Canadian band from Calgary just re-emerged with a new lineup after a two year breather. Red Cain whomp forward with this really potent and dark Melodic Metal style. The band ain’t shying away from experiment neither and hits you with a fairly aggressive and massively complex four track attack of some 24 minutes.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!