Video: The Reckoning from Resist – by Within Temptation!

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Rockmusicraider Video - Within Temptation - The Reckoning - Resist - Album CoverWhoa, we got moving pictures from Within Temptation after their last full length Hydra. At long last. Based on their upcoming album Resist from Within Temptation the band again treads known paths of pseudo sci-fi themes in a futuristic setting. 

True to their style, The Reckoning is yet another song with a guest contributor, this time with Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach). This has a long tradition in the Within Temptation universe. Yet it needs to be said none of those hybrid productions ever produced stellar results and this one is no different. [...] Click to raid more!

Avantasia – Ghostlights (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Avantasia - Ghostlights - Album CoverAfter listening to Ghostlights from Avantasia, we are all going to be encased in a coffin of hard cheddar. Covered with yoghurt and buried in the deep abysses of the Mighty Milky Land, where the cheese was born. Never to come back. And if we do, then as the cheese-ridden undead, madly chanting away choruses from Tobias Sammet‘s latest mighty project.

Because this production will get into your head, replace your windy branches of your brain with Avantasia tracks and make you repeat them all over again. The never-ending, kind of theatrically laden [...] Click to raid more!

Draconian – Sovran (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Draconian - Sovran - Album CoverScandinavia seems to be an endless source of all things #metal. This time we get it from Sweden, where I thought only the happy blonde bombshells dwell – but not so. The 6th studio album Sovran from Draconian is – at its base – real Doom Metal. 

A powerful brand of Doom wanting to ice the bones in your body and pound you crying into the dust with a deluge of sadness and tribulations. Interesting, how underrated this band is compared to the better known players in the genre. Especially in comparison with the Peaceville Three[...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – The Unforgiving (2011) – Review

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Within-Temptation-The-Unforgiving-2011OK, I get it! Nothing is ever easy and change is a constant, as there is no such thing as a steady state in physical music creation. And it needs some courage to do the change-over that these guys have done. Like in radical and absolute. Nothing much left of Metal and Gothic or Symphonic, whilst there are some attempts to get back on track.

The 2011 album The Unforgiving from Within Temptation is a totally new direction from what was before. Some of my co-reviewers compared the record to Nightwish, but there is no [...] Click to raid more!