Newsflash: Hunter’s Moon by Delain

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RockmusicRaider - Delain - Hunter's Moon - Album CoverI am stumped and pleased at the same time with Hunter’s Moon of the Dutch outfit Delain.

Why issue an EP, and then smother it in a truckload of endless live tracks and videos? Unless you want to make a weak offering palatable to the audience by stuffing it with a ton of recordings of times past.

Or you mix 16 minutes of originality with 48 minutes of miscellaneous recordings on a CD, plus untold minutes of video on another, to inflate earnings. Which – again – is a fine strategy. Because you gotta make a living, right?

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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 [...] Click to raid more!

Kamelot – The Shadow Theory (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kamelot - The Shadow Theory - Album CoverDo you know why the 2017 Ensiferum record still did not get a review? It is not for lack of trying. The reason is the predictability of their product. This argument leading to ‘I told you so’ on style and execution. This almost divine anticipation that – most of the time – is right on target. And this drives everyone around the RMR officescape nuts. 

And that’s the fault of these bands that grovel to the gods of the music industry and just say and do all the things the label will want to hear. So, whenever these [...] Click to raid more!