Serious Black – Mirrorworld (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Serious Black - Mirrorworld - Album CoverHarry Potter is back in his transcendent form of Serious Black – the band. And this only a short year after their remarkable, but still somewhat conflicted first record As Daylight Breaks.

But still.

Their first album felt like being in a jet fighter taking off. Bang it went, and you just hoped, you got these shock absorbing seats that could take the brunt of the attack.

This first album was a motley selection of tracks, kind of thrown helter-skelter at the emerging fan crowd. But their brand of Power Metal powered out of the speakers with gusto, and [...] Click to raid more!

RockmusicRaider’s Intermittent Best of… Tome I – The first few Months!

RockmusicRaider - Intermittent Best of...Well, hell’s 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. Still going strong, writing reviews left, right and center. Ready to invest what little time my already busy schedule leaves me.

The first review that started me off was Hydra from Within Temptation. This one is frankly not the best offering these guys ever produced. A friggin’ attempt to get into mainstream in my book. [...] Click to raid more!

Serious Black – As Daylight Breaks (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Serious Black - As Daylight Brakes - Album CoverFirst, I was confused. Very confused. What does Harry Potter do in my metal world?

Here I am listening to a newcomer called Serious Black composed by some very well known names in the metal genre. Roland Grapow (Masterplan, Helloween), Thomen Stauch (Blind Guardian), Mario Lochert (Visions Of Atlantis), Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge), Jan Vacik (Dreamscape) and Urban Breed (Tad Morose). And those six musicians of long date and some standing decided to found a new project – sorry – a band dangerously closely named after some character in the Harry Potter series.

Hell’s Bells.

But bad naming apart, then I [...] Click to raid more!