Intermittent Digest – Tome V

RockmusicRaider Editorial - Tome VIt is high time for a new update of the latest state of affairs and exciting findings on the RMR website. Many months have elapsed since Tome IV came aboard and the 2016 Top 10 saw the light of day. The mighty post count now is way beyond the three hundred mark and a new logo was unleashed. RMR has just a few days ago gone fully secure on this virus infested internet, too. That is something the IT security officer was nagging us about for some time – and rightly so. 

Last year however the RockmusicRaider deck crew experienced a massive slowdown of output to the trusted readers. Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Thormesis – Trümmerfarben (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Thormesis - Trümmerfarben - Album CoverA somewhat subtle hype was discernible lately in the closed confines of the Black Metal fan crowd. Like the odours of a black mass on the breeze, wafting through the morbid realms of a lonesome and foggy cemetery. A subtle wave of expectation that went on for a while. But now they are here: After some two years of wait, the German band Thormesis released their newest and fifth full length album Trümmerfarben. Of course, expectations were high after their last offering Freier Wille – Freier Geist. This album got pretty high marks throughout the board. And rightly so: A bit rougher around the edges, the latter does indeed generate a certain wow-effect right from the get go.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Metallica - Hardwired To Self Destruct - Album CoverIt is their number 10 in over thirty years, right? Well, fuck me running. This feels like yesterday, when we first started to listen to their sound. And Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – managed through Metallica‘s vanity label Blackened Recordings – comes along some 8 years after their last full length record. They are taking their time, don’t they? But then, they always have. 

When Metallica started their run for fame with their début Kill ’em All we thought that this was about it. Seemingly confirmed by their unimpressing sophomore Ride the Lightining, the excellent #3 called Master of Puppet surprised back then and still does so today.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Paradise Lost – Draconian Times (1995) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Paradise Lost - Draconian Times - Album CoverThe 5th studio album Draconian Times of British metallers Paradise Lost takes off to somewhere. Only we are not sure where this is all going. The tune they present often sounds like Heavy Metal, as in Metallica of the Load era during the mid ’90s, albeit at a slower pace of sorts. And this makes me wonder where the real Doom Metal element escaped to.

Further, for a doom album proper, the style thrown at us is almost too lively. This as compared to the more refined brand called Doom much later. Draconian Times is – in this sense – a strange animal indeed.

Now, what kind of album is Draconian Times really?

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