Dirty Sound Magnet – DSM-III (2022 and Live) – Review

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RMR himself discovered Dirty Sound Magnet felt eons ago, incidentally at a live concert in 2013. This was still the time with Didier Coenegracht at the helm and the band’s – at the time – newest and only record What Lies Behind on the menu. DSM in a robe of Zep-ish pleasures that immediately hooked this reviewer. And this concert may also have been a major influence to get this here music ‘zine on the road. In short, RMR and DSM go way back.

In the meantime, much has happened and this band is now a totally different animal. Out … [...] Click to raid more!

Hex A.D. – Funeral Tango for Gods And Men (2021) – Review

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Rock needs to be dirty and hot, right? Absolutely, and then some. Gazillions of bands did a helluva lot of that back in the ’70s and early ’80s. You know, those riffs that sailed on an abundance of groove, fuzz, and a gluttony of wah-wah. All of that filled with laid-back notions of blues rock and psychedelic soundbites.

One could acquire that stuff on cassettes1) and vinyl that had that tendency to quickly disintegrate. And this added to this woozy scratchiness that most remember so well.

You see, the astro-tongue thing, the one with the electric garden, was already … [...] Click to raid more!

The Writing on the Wall by Iron Maiden!

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Oh my. A new clip from Iron Maiden is out in the open, and we didn’t see it coming. The RMR deck crew is eagerly awaiting that new full-length record. This elusive new piece is so overdue, it starts to feel like AC/DC that were pronounced officially dead, before making an about-turn back to reality. In this light, any new track that surfaces is an indicator of new delights heading our way, right?

So, The Writing on the Wall arrives out of the left field after some six years of radio silence. And it comes in the form of … [...] Click to raid more!

The Riven – The Riven (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - The Riven - The Riven - Album CoverThis groovy grind was already visible when The Riven released their 2017 blurb Blackbird. This good ‘ol whiskey fueled rock, filled with stoner-esque pleasures to the brim. The good old times of sensual rock suddenly beckoning you all over again.

You do find them still, them bands with a style that kinda went out of fashion many years ago. But not so often anymore. Dirty Sound Magnet in their old incarnation was one. Or again Last Bullet or Hey Satan with their grouchy, stony beat.

But a band sounding like a mix of the gravelly voice of vocalists like [...] Click to raid more!