Newsflash: Doc Rotten are Sick & Suffering!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Doc Rotten - Sick & Suffering - Album CoverIt is insane, Doc Rotten continually remind me of old, pugnacious punk bands. A hint of The Pogues, raw and without the latter’s Irish veneer. A sip of grunge straight from Nirvana, and the brutality of the Sex Pistols.

And then this uncanny resemblance to old punk rock glories somehow got mixed up with some early Green Day in a sick kinda way. To top it, these guys did not resurrect themselves from the UK, but hail from Trenton, NJ in the good ‘ol US of A. Land o’ Trump and whatnot. So, this really is a good recipe [...] Click to raid more!

Infected Syren – Infected Syren (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Infected Syrens - Self-Titled - Album Cover RockmusicRaider 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 [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Should the Killing Volts say yes?

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Killing Volts - Why Should I Say Yes - Album Cover Geez, it is a long time that I have not heard that kind of groove. But here it is: A full load of grunge-flavored, intense Punk Rock hardly seen these days this side of NirvanaAnd it does my ears good after all these disks with high pitched metal that just whipped through the RockmusicRaider office floor. 

The Swiss band The Killing Volts brandishes this nonchalant, don’t-give-a-shit style that is so very important to their trade. Their decidedly short, but nevertheless juicily powerful EP Why Should I Say Yes will relentlessly drive this point home for every second of [...] Click to raid more!

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991) – Review

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Sometimes it is tough to give the past a real hard and unforgiving look. Especially when it comes to emotionally laden and much hyped-about albums like Nevermind from the long-defunct band Nirvana. And there are emotions galore in and surrounding this album and the band itself.

On top of that, one would think that pretty much all was already said, written, or otherwise dispensed of in relation to this album. In books, films, and in endless, sometimes contradicting articles on the news or on the never-forgetting internet.

Or was it?

So, it is somewhat of a challenging task to … [...] Click to raid more!