Metallica – Load (1996) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Metallica - Album CoverThe 1996 album Load of Metallica really was the red-headed stepchild of my music collection for a long time. It got to be the sandwich in between the self-titled Black Album and Reload with The Unforgiven II. Only Load did not contain anything unforgiven, or any excitement that we could write home about.

But is this really so? Did they really lose the rudder and compass at the same time, as some of my brethren suggested? Kinda adrift in strange oceans and lost on unknown lands.

Well, perhaps the fact that Thrash Metal firmly departed out the [...] Click to raid more!

UFO – Review Series – Schenker Years

RockmusicRaider Editorial - UFO - Collection Schenker YearsIf there is one underrated band in the long history of rock and metal, then it is the British band UFO. Founded in 1968 by Phil Mogg, UFO proved to be one of the forerunners of the Hard Rock and Metal multiverse that we enjoy today. They have today some 22 studio albums under their belt, with an added score of live records and other versions to boot. UFO‘s latest album reached our shores in 2017, no less. Still going strong after after some 50 years of service.

Yet, reports tell us that Phil Mogg plans to [...] Click to raid more!

Metal Survey! Find your Metal Roots.

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Metal SurveyWhere are your Metal Roots? Do you have any at all? Are these black tee’s you are wearing genuine or fake metal? Questions over questions.

Since its inception, the RockmusicRaider blog was most active in all things Metal. This multifaceted genre brings about opinions in anyone, pretty much through the spectrum of emotions – from disgust to delight. From the most extreme harshness to metallic tinges so very soft, we hardly can call it metal anymore. In short, from fans to haters, everyone is moved and – more importantly – has an opinion on it.   

Yet, academia hardly found any [...] Click to raid more!