Steven Wilson – The Future Bites (2021) – Review

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I am feeling like a ghost these days. It is as if I’d absolutely need to go haunting something, find closure of an unknown cause. And it will not let me move on until I had my fill. Now, don’t worry, good ol’ RMR did not suddenly turn into a zombie looking for brains.

But I need to get one thing off my chest.1) And this is Steven Wilson‘s newest pop addiction piece The Future Bites.

To tell you the truth, I kinda wondered how long this resistance to supply a review would last in the … [...] Click to raid more!

Steven Wilson, The Future Bites – and the loss of prog in metal!

Last updated on 26 February 2021

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At the beginning of 2020, the outlook was dire. The progosphere started to lack any snazzy voice or a powerful ‘dear leader’ to pull the Progressive Metal genre down the road. Leprous just jumped off a cliff to sugary-sweet Lalaland with some confused wailing all their own. And Steven Wilson – well – after a testy go-between prog rock thing a few years back, he was about to defect to the anodyne world synthpop occupies – and occupied for many years.

It was thus great that by the end of last year and the … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Haken go Canary Yellow!

Last updated on 26 July 2020

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Well, this tune clearly harkens back to a time when Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson1), and Leprous still made Progressive Rock and Metal worth its salt. Haken‘s newest extract from their upcoming piece prominently called Virus really pricked our ears. Not because it is exceedingly crunchy or some sort of powerful metal, but because Canary Yellow is one artfully mastered track.

It does impress with a pretty unusual and somewhat gentle, yet potent style of Progressive Metal at the top of its art. Subtly thunderous, yet amazingly soft-spoken. … [...] Click to raid more!

Face The Day – Stuck in the Present (2018) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Face the Day - Stuck in the Present - Album CoverThe RockmusicRaider deck crew sometimes likes to support little known bands. Often so far under ground that they are hardly visible. And some of them want to be known, whereas many others don’t. On many occasions, the latter dwell in the more obscure realms of the metal multiverse. The ones with a purist streak that goes way beyond mere idealism.

And, I daresay, this practice is not the most intelligent way for a blog to get a gazillion of hits and a ton of them YouTube likes that will make you stinking rich. But [...] Click to raid more!