Infected Syren – Infected Syren (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Infected Syrens - Self-Titled - Album CoverRockmusicRaider already covered a number of bands from Cyprus. Blynd or again Arrayan Path come to mind – to name just two. But never did we get a band like Infected Syren on the review list that seems to originate from the London East End much more than coming from an island in the Med.

And they are sinners. You don’t think they are? They are, for sure. Vile, rotten language. Spitting about the stage. Loud, brutal and fast guitar play with reckless abandon. Rebellious, ruthless screaming of vocals in a staccato voice seemingly reaching us from the past, straight from the ’70s. Devil-may-care innuendo at every dark turn of the record. Tracks slightly too long, away from the inherent two-minute madness many of their brethren like to indulge in – a blasphemy for the purists active within that genre. And – to the point made above – the band actually exchanges locations between Cyprus and London. Which adds to their credence in the genre and explains a lot.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Fifteen Minutes of Pain with Nightmen!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Nightmen - Fifteen Minutes of Pain - Album CoverHa! Somebody just stepped out of their garage and started rocking away! In a 70’s to 80’s style Punk Rock, Pop Rock and plain rock’n’roll that will just take you on a ride. And no, they are not based in the US of A. We talk about the Swedish band Nightmen and their second blurb Fifteen Minutes of Pain, just released this April 2016 through Lövely Records.

And true to one of their stated main influences, the Ramones are very (and I mean very) discernible in the 28 minutes of tune, covering a whopping 12 tracks. A lot of variety is crammed into this very short period of time, something other bands would need more than one hour to achieve. However, some of that stuff ventures way too much out onto poppy ground – and ’tis not to their advantage. That said, their seemingly simple songs are nothing of the sort. Whilst still a tad repetitive by design and style, the tracks on Fifteen Minutes of Pain are generally well crafted and straight to the point. Their raunchy, juicy and scratchy sound has this tendency to kidnap your attention away from other things and make you listen to the whole record.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!