RMR’s 2021 Top 10 Records

RMR's 2021 Top 10 Records

2021 has been a productive year for the RMR ‘zine. Many a band out there used the times of Covid to issue one or even two records. And the outcome was often stellar. It really seems that times of crisis like this one stimulate all those artistic neurons with sometimes fantastic outcomes.

And interestingly, this year didn’t predominantly affect one style only. Instead, we were literally flooded with good and often great material in rock, folk, and – surely – metal. True, the extreme spectrum of the metallic realm got its fair share again. And tech and prog also contributed … [...] Click to raid more!

2021 – Out of the Box: Prog, Alt, and Psy at RMR!

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The RMR crew loves a good progressive, alternative, psychedelic, or even experimental rock or metal piece. Because it is there that the out-of-the-box folks dwell. Those bands that won’t be bothered by the strict confines of some genres but dearly like their artistic freedom of creativity without constraints. Yet, some of these bands tend to go a bit or way too much overboard with their liberties. A fact that may or may not play in their favor.

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And time flies, doesn’t it? August of the year of the Lord 2021 is already well underway. It’s thus time to … [...] Click to raid more!

Red Cain – Kindred: Act II (2020) – Review

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For a while, I was very worried. These bad quality sound tidbits of Red Cain‘s Kindred: Act II that I had the displeasure to find throughout 2020 sounded so Amaranthe, I almost hit a depression worse than Covid. I mean, I love the talented Elize Ryd, but the stuff this particular band struts often sounds like a hangover grown stale.

So, I was ready to sacrifice everything to the mighty Cthulhu1) only to avoid that yet another talented band would start to surf the sickeningly sweet wave of the Pop Metal mainstream. Because – you see – we … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2020 Top 3 Videos and EPs!

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Did you know that RockmusicRaider will also rant about videos and those short blurbs called EPs?1) You probably did. But you didn’t know that our lazy asses finally got in gear to offer a short ranking list for both categories to our readers. As a first-ever in the illustrious career of the RockmusicRaider webzine.

It is true, we focus on full-length reviews and often pay little attention to clips and those shorter concoctions. But 2020 whelped some excellent material, which we found impossible to ignore. So, in this light, it would be a pity not to give them an … [...] Click to raid more!