Within Temptation – Resist (2019) – Review

Last updated on 31 December 2020

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We write the Year of the Lord 2014. RockmusicRaider concocts her first-ever review. And – much to our misfortune – it is a negative one to start this blog series with. Within Temptation is the name and Hydra is the game. 

Since that time I dreaded the moment that this band would release a new one of their once famously crusty records. Just remember masterpieces like Enter, Mother Earth or The Silent Force. Those positively sparkled with creativity and a sense of adventure. Always different and so succulently refreshing that you could [...] Click to raid more!

Temperance – Of Jupiter and Moons (2018) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Temperance - Of Jupiter and Moons - Album CoverThe Italian band Temperance and the Rockmusicraider crew crossed paths a few times over the years. The offerings on the menu never quite made it to the blog, though. But with their 2018 record Of Jupiter and Moons things started to change.

A new level of power, juice and refinement is in the air that was not quite there before. And indeed, changes were made.

Michele Guaitoli (Kaledon, Overtures) joined the band in 2017. Together with Alessia Scolletti, who was active with Guaitoli on a variety of projects. [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: The War Inside – by Meka Nism!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Gothic Metal is dead, right? And all thunder got sucked out of Melodic and Symphonic Metal already? Dry heaves left only, and we look forward to the next Nightwish 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 [...] Click to raid more!

Video: SAATE unleash The Conjuring!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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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, yet the recipe to success is right on. I also [...] Click to raid more!