Reveries End – Edge of Dark Waters (2016) – Review

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Here is an interesting one! 

At first, you might think Edge of Dark Waters of Reveries End is dime-a-dozen Gothic Rock with some Metal. All heard, done, and gone out of fame and fashion something like 10 years ago. The kind that makes you want to paint your lips black and slap on some sickly pale color to your face.

Right? There is some truth in that, but not so fast.

‘Tis a pretty good record that should be worthy of your time. Because you’re gonna find a helluva lot of pretty cool facets to this one single, round disc that at first looks [...] Click to raid more!

Sirenia – The Seventh Life Path (2015) – Review

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You 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 [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s Intermittent Best of… – Tome I!

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Well, hells bells! Time to kick this off with the first-ever Intermittent Best of… of the RockmusicRaider story.

This was quite a run from no website a few months ago. To a blog that starts to pay off to some very, very limited fame. And this is just the beginning with – surely – many more reviews to come. With the limited time that I have at my disposal with a day job and many other duties.


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The first review that started me off was Hydra from Within Temptation. This record is frankly not the best offering these guys ever … [...] Click to raid more!

Leaves’ Eyes – Njord (2009) – Review

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Irish Rain from the Norwegian/German band Leaves’ Eyes 2009 3rd full studio album Njord actually sounds pretty good. But only just – and it is a folk song to boot. A few pipes, a little foggy, fairy voice chirping along about the rain in Ireland. And bang, you got yerself a song. This actually fits well with the overall structure of the album, but more to that later.

Njord is – by the way –  the ancient god of seafarers. But also the terror of all seamen who face the ocean at their peril each day. At least, that was [...] Click to raid more!