Hey Satan – Hey Satan (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hey Satan - Hey Satan - Album CoverLet’s hop on a time machine. Back to the rocking ’70s, where the groove ran high and times were wild. A different brand of wild, compared to today, mind you. Where scratchy lyrics and lo-fi sounds were all the rage. Then throw in some Southern Rock for good measure. Oh, and break out those jeans, will ya. You know, the ones with them wide tubes and flowers stitched onto them. That groovy enough? Not quite yet, I agree. Because now we will need some substances. Any chemical of that era will do. And loads of cigarettes with bottles of bourbon – lots of bourbon. Now we are ready to burn down this fuzzy road into the sunset where the cacti dwell and the groove lives.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: 10 Hateful things for Tornado Kid!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Tornado Kid - Hateful 10 - Album CoverIt is variety that got my attention first and their tongue-in-cheek genre description of Booze’n’Blues on their Facebook page. Then the corniness kicked in – profanity and blasphemy galore included. But that’s alright. And next came the interesting title Hateful 10. Going by the lore Tornado Kid tell us, they were so fed up with painfully re-doing their 10 tracks of musical prowess for their first full length, they started to hate it. So, they went ahead and changed the name from Cowboys of the North to the aforementioned Hateful 10 moniker. Cool story and as the Italians say: Si non è vero, è ben trovato.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Nirvana - Nevermind - Album CoverSometimes it is tough to give the past a real hard and unforgiving look. Especially when it comes to emotionally laden and much hyped-about albums like Nevermind from the long defunct band Nirvana. And there are emotions galore in and surrounding this album. Not to forget the band in particular.

On top, one would think that pretty much all was already said, written or otherwise dispensed of in relation to this album. In books, films and in endless, sometimes contradicting articles on the news or on the never-forgetting internet. Or was it? So, it is somewhat of a challenging task to get a few critical words out into the open that others did not yet cover ad nauseam.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Skallbank publishes their Singles!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Skallbank - Skallbank: The Singles - Album CoverAlready the cheeky start of their video Falsarium with the Kumbaya chanting weirdos wins this band a mention on the RockmusicRaider log-book of cool music videos. Just when my internal what-the-fuck emergency switch wanted to kick into action, this screaming rock piece started in earnest. I had to laugh so hard, when the sorry acoustic guitar was ripped out of this guy’s hand and the sound kicked out of the ground like a fucking rocket into space. Good one! But more to that later.

The culprits – the Swedish rock band Skallbank – like it rough and heavy. They present us with a pretty wild ride of five metal-infused rock tracks called Skallbank: The Singles.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Newsflash: Perpetual Escape gets Into My Dreams!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Perpetual Escape - Into My Dreams - Album CoverUp for some punky Progressive Rock today? Perpetual Escape will give you some: Their newest album Into My Dreams serves you with a groove that for sure makes you forget your woes for a while, as you go on listening. What I liked is this refreshing roaming around styles, tastes and flavors giving every track a new twist. Poppy elements will stumble over parts decked out in Hard Rock. Others again lead you Progressively down some windy dirt road. All that delivered in English with a French accent to boot. The fact that they got two vocalists – male and female – is another positive. And for once nobody tries to impress me with growls, where there should be none and there is no notion of Beauty and the Beast.Got hooked? Raid this some more...