Who remembers Arven? A cool sound, gone forever?

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Arven in Concert - RockmusicRaider Music Reviews

When the RockmusicRaider blog was still kinda in search of itself, we stumbled across Arven. An almost girlie band, with Till Felden, the drummer. But it wasn’t tremendous female power that caught our attention, it was their style.

Arven boasted this eclectic mix of Gothic and symphonically tainted, folksy Melodic Metal. A contribution to the metal multiverse that did not quite fit the mold – at all. And this is why the crew over here started concentrate ever more on what this band was all about.

To render this all more interesting, Carina Hanselmann – their frontwoman – … [...] Click to raid more!

RockmusicRaider’s Intermittent Best of… Tome I – The first few Months!

RockmusicRaider - Intermittent Best of...Well, hell’s bells! Time to kick this off with the first ever Intermittent Best of… of the RockmusicRaider story.

This was quite a run from no website a few months ago. To a blog that starts to pay off to some very, very limited fame. Still going strong, writing reviews left, right and center. Ready to invest what little time my already busy schedule leaves me.

The first review that started me off was Hydra from Within Temptation. This one is frankly not the best offering these guys ever produced. A friggin’ attempt to get into mainstream in my book. [...] Click to raid more!

Arven – Music of Light (2011) – Review

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You know, I came across this band kind of by accident. And – at first – I thought them to be without much merit. Not a tune for this cold metal heart. Right?

But how far from the truth! Music of Light has that knack to convince you otherwise, and quickly. An offering from Arventhe most amazing German almost girl band. A bunch of girls, plus Till, the lucky drummer.

Music of Light features a beautiful variation of rock, kind of Gothic rock metal, and then again symphonic with metal injections. Am I making sense yet? [...] Click to raid more!