Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea - Album Cover“Rum, beer, quests and mead. These are the things that a pirate needs!” By Davy Jones’ beard, only one band throws a chorus line like that at the audience. And only one can be reviewed whilst under the influence without a ticket from grammar police. These are the alcohol guzzling sea dogs of Alestorm. Let’s face it: When Christopher Bowes and his gang of merry pirates have another go at a record, fun and cheap booze are on the menu. And their 5th full length album No Grave But The Sea is absolutely no different. So, uncap your bottle, pour and unleash the metal waves rolling in from pirate country.

This new attack comes just after the RMR team pulled a few words out of the cargo hold for Sunset on the Golden Age. And make no mistake, you won’t find any significant change in approach or song writing from these dandy lads from Scotland. The band just continued to bore down these same old dire straits with all sails set, looming lee shore or not. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Alestorm – Sunset on the Golden Age (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age - Album CoverYou have got to give it to them: Whatever Christopher Bowes and his gang of merry troubadours touch is fun to listen to. Sometimes too intense for their own good or slightly overdone in reckless cheesiness, but never too serious. And always delivered with an eyewink of sorts. Their personas reach from the Davy Jones infested waters of Alestorm to galaxy hopping goblins in Gloryhammer.

Now this time we descend from bewildering space goblins to some more basic needs Heavy Metal pirates have. And turn the clock back to 2014, when Alestorm‘s fourth full length record Sunset on the Golden Age saw the light of day.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Silverbones – Pirate Metal from Italy out soon!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Silverbones - Wild Waves - Album Cover

Spicy! Scottish, beer guzzling pirate meets Italian corsair. Ha! Alestorm and the likes have got company in the Pirate Metal universe! Even if we do not quite know if Alestorm is still alive and kickin’, given their sudden career change, now employing astral dwarves with their new outfit Gloryhammer! But here a worthy heir to this powerful fleet presents itself, in the less astral and very real form of Silverbones – mighty #metal pirates from the South. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!