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.

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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 … [...] 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.

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Newsflash: Ossian Smith unleashes Sleepless Town!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Ossian Smith - Sleepless Town - Album Cover Sometimes it just takes simple rock to put a smile on your face. And one would think that we have seen it all when it comes to rock’n’roll. But you still find them out there. The artists that manage to squeeze their trade a bit more, and get something original and tasty out to their fan base.

Built on a cheekily hinted foundation of good ol’ rock tunes from the ’70s and ’80s, Finnish artist Ossian Smith happily mixes Punk, alt-Country, Southern, Folk Rock and more into a somewhat headstrong concoction. 

In a short 17 minutes, the EP Sleepless Town[...] Click to raid more!