Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (2020) – Review

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Aw, Njord have merci on my blackened cold metal soul. I just listened a few times to the Curse of the Crystal Coconut, Alestorm‘s latest bag of goodies. And now my head is spinning.

Well, our famous Scottish pirates are at it again, ever questing about the wide-open seas as swiftly as the fair winds allow. Albeit that a few signs of aging become all but too apparent throughout the record.

Now, Sunset on The Golden Age and No Grave but the Sea were true steam machines. They gorged with golden ideas and truly … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: French Blunderbuss crunch out second EP!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Blunderbuss - Resurrection - Album Cover Whoever said that Nu-Metal was dead outside Limp fucking Bizkit and Korn? 

I reckon because these people haven’t met Blunderbuss yet. Even if this outfit sports a style that is bemoaned by many to be all bad, playing towards the somewhat gross and ill-fated metal-goes-rap machine that we saw appearing back in the late ’90s and early 00s. 

Now, why should YOU care? 

Because their split personality of Nu-Metal going Alt and Prog all of a sudden provides this kick in the gut that will make you pay attention. It is also a French bizkit in a US dominated genre, [...] Click to raid more!