Gorilla Pulp – Peyote Queen (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Gorilla Pulp - Peyote Queen - Album CoverAh, groovy! The first track Die of Thirst just started to blast out of my headphones, taking me on a journey. Where is my snazzy headband and embroidered, henna-colored sleeveless jacket before I continue? This harkens back, way back in time to the druggy, psychedelic times Hard Rock was born out of blues and stuff.

Gorilla Pulp really adopt this pre-metal style in Peyote Queen, sponsored by Retro Vox Records. A style in fashion back in the ’70’s up to early ’80’s and delivered with an enthusiasm that is frankly refreshing. When listening to [...] Click to raid more!

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015) – Review

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Rockmusicraider Review - Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. - Album Cover2015 is over and now I continue to unearth all these hidden gems that somehow went missing last year. And I am unhappy to say that I really missed that one.

Hand. Cannot. Erase. from Progressive Rock adept Steven Wilson is a very special piece of work. It comes – at least in parts – across kind of similar in the djent heavy style of the latest Leprous record The Congregation, grungily mixing some Strawbs-ish elements into its tune. In fact you will find a lot of early progressive hooks on this disc. All [...] Click to raid more!

Tiamat – Wildhoney (1994) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review Tiamat Wildhoney - Album CoverIs it good or bad to be reminded right away of another band, when starting on a review of one? Wildhoney of the Swedish gig Tiamat does exactly that to you. And the album resembles in style to what we get to hear from bands like Moonspell and of Pink Floyd. Yes, the one and only; no fucking kidding.

But even if this is so, it means that Tiamat display vision, creativity and courage to go to places where no others were before, taking inspiration from other work (in this case Pink Floyd). Unfortunately [...] Click to raid more!

Dirty Sound Magnet – The Bloop (2014) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Dirty Sound Magnet - The Bloop - Album CoverGotta love them! The Bloop sounds like stuff we already heard really and felt somewhere, but when? Ah, back in the ’70s – evidently. In yonder times when laid back and cool Rock was in fashion. Southern Bluesy Tunes that really relax you – good for the soul after all that complicated Metal stuff that I recently listened to.

Like getting yourself a bucket of shrimp down at the beach near New Orleans. And then chillin’ out some later with a cold beer in a beach chair getting your jelly-belly burned. Or just hanging out after [...] Click to raid more!