Nemesea – Uprise (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Nemesea - Uprise - Album CoverI did not quite know what to expect. Nemesea‘s last production The Quiet Resistance did – well – not exactly exert the metal-infused pull one would have expected. At least not on all fronts – some tracks were right there, some sort of very dark Pop Metal infected with Gothic elements. Then judging by their about-face they made with In Control away from their Gothic Metal laden style displayed in Mana, it does not bode well for future records (and boy did I love Mana…). Now The Quiet Resistance held loads of dark promise. But what about their newest and 4th full length album Uprise? And after some long five years of wait to boot. Did it go off the deep end or soar into the sky?

First, a word to what Uprise is not!

For those looking for #metal as in symphonically molten or even harder, sorry to disappoint. This is not it anymore – at all. They again did it! This album again veers away from their Amaranthe influenced stream displayed in their last record. And it shows Nemesea still likes to experiment and not stand still. Or is it that they still look for a style that will fit?  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Awake The Sun releases The Barren Sleep!

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RockmusicRaider Review - Awake The Sun - The Barren Sleep - Album CoverAlready digitally released back in 2015, the Progressive Doom Metal Band Awake The Sun will launch physical audio in Europe of their debut album The Barren Sleep in February 2016 through Sliptrick Records.

The album has been recorded at Xanctum LAB Studios in Padua and mastered by Giuseppe Orlando & Alfonso Corace at THE OUTER SOUND STUDIOS in Rome.   [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Sirenia – The Seventh Life Path (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Sirenia - The Seventh Life Path - Album CoverYou know, I like Gothic Metal and Symphonic Metal. I really do. It is usually more melodious and varied than the more straightforward types of metal that are existing out there. And after a weekend of down’n’dirty metal crunch, some Symphonic band-aid to soothe my bleeding ears is a welcome change. But here I am listening to the Spanish/Norwegian Gothic Metal band of two+ Sirenia‘s latest studio album The Seventh Life Path. And already I am confused.

No doubt: The talent at work is impressive. Morten Veland founded the gig back in 2001, the multi-instrumentalist In-Chief. And Ailyn Giménez serving you with vocals since 2008. Since its inception, Sirenia produced 7 studio albums, The Seventh Life Path being the latest (get the drift..), released earlier in 2015. The music displayed on the album is complex and varied – very Gothic Metal in style with a Symphonic twist. And – unfortunately – very pop too. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!