Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Black Sabbath - Paranoid - Album CoverA new installment of the Old’n’Tasty series beckons. So, what better record to spiff this list up some than Paranoid from good ‘ol Black Sabbath. Even if its slow start did not really bode well in 1970. The album did however finally make it to quadruple platinum. But only in 1995, some 25 years later.

This is one of these records that improves with age like good red wine. And that many experts now consider a classic. But in the harsh light of reality, is it really that good? And what on earth is a classic at all? Questions [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Pyroxene issue an EP!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Pyroxene - EP - Album CoverQuirky, experimental bands often get a lot of face time around the RMR officescape. It is just refreshing to see bands come in and offer a new spin on overused genres in the metal multiverse.

The Slovenians Pyroxene do just that with their newest concoction. Even if they did not demonstrate a great lot of creativity by calling their EP – well – EP

Creativity will however arrive at your doorstep once you start on the first track. Energy levels going up straight away with Fireborn. The band happily mixes Hard Rock with Heavy Metal, throwing in some stoner [...] Click to raid more!