Within Temptation – Resist (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Within Temptation - Resist - ReviewWe write the Year of the Lord 2014. RockmusicRaider concocts her first ever review. And – much to our misfortune – it is a negative one to start this blog series with. Within Temptation is the name and Hydra is the game. 

Since that time I dreaded the moment that this band would release a new one of their once famously crusty records. Just remember masterpieces like Enter, Mother Earth or The Silent Force. Those positively sparkled with creativity and a sense of adventure. Always different and so succulently refreshing that you could just not get [...] Click to raid more!

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 [...] Click to raid more!

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.  

Awake The Sun hail from Venice, Italy delivering an eclectic mix of Progressive and Doom Metal, shrouded in an atmospheric, gloomy, somewhat keyboard and synthesized heavy #metal cloak. The project saw the light of day through [...] Click to raid more!