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!

Metallica – Metallica (1991) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Metallica - Black Album - Album CoverBy Thor, I just realized that this blog never REALLY looked at the folks of Metallica. Okay, we got Hardwired…To Self-Destruct on the menu for sure. The somewhat frugal 2016 offering that only got some grudging claim to fame.

But one of the turning points in their career really spread along a series of albums starting with the self-named record Metallica, also called the Black Album. Back in 1991 the band already had serious action under their belt. Kill ’em All or Master of Puppets kinda rocked them to stardom already.

And yes, I know that we [...] Click to raid more!

Unleash The Archers – Apex (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Unleash The Archers - Apex - Album CoverShould I tell you a dirty, truly geeky secret? I kinda got a kick out of the Mad Max themed video Unleash The Archers released with their 2015 screamo Time Stands Still. Even if I just could not really get warm with this particular record in general. The yodeling and aimless speed crimes were just too bad.

This is the reason why their newest album Apex from 2017 kept on sitting neatly in the review queue. Now, as we just waded into disaster with another unrelated record, we thought to just go ahead and create some additional anxiety. [...] Click to raid more!