Newsflash – Goddess and The Withering!

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Sometimes things are simple. The tune needs to connect straight with yours truly once you start on a record. And – boom – it goes viral in your head. And this just happened with the band Goddess from Norway.

Their album The Withering will catch your attention like that. And it does that with a goofy style mix of ‘Stoner Rock dude meets Death Metal brute’.

The EP was first released in 2014 with a new version out in 2016.1) Now, the updated version released on guitarist/vocalist Alexander Mora‘s label Voidcaller Records with a full remix and remaster. As … [...] Click to raid more!

Morass of Molasses – The Ties that Bind (2019) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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The Sticky Ones are on the prowl again. Those named after the 1919 Boston Flood disaster that drowned, injured, or otherwise killed scores of people in a tsunami of sticky, sugary goo.

Morass of Molasses already got on our radar with their debut These Paths We Tread. An album that surely excels with its sticky sludge and sappy, somewhat slow-motion delivery of all types of Stoner-esque delights.

In many ways, their newest record The Ties that Bind really latches on to where its predecessor left off. They still stick … [...] Click to raid more!

Valley of the Sun – Old Gods (2019) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Valley of the Sun - Old Gods - Album Cover There’s a new genre out there. Well, it is not new, at all. But it continues to gain momentum, importance, and – more importantly – general acceptance. One that is fun to listen to in a live environment. Famous for festivals and live venues in general. And it also gets you enough oomph to please in an earphone.

We’re talking about Heavy Rock and its many nuances out there. A style pretty much defined by its lava-like hotness and rough-hewn structure. Belted lyrics, boundless energy galore, and scratchy, loudly downturned guitars. Plus a frugal [...] Click to raid more!

Hey Satan – Orange Moon (2019) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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RockmusicRaider - Hey Satan - Orange Moon - Album Cover It is good that not all bands and artists fall off the deep end and indulge themselves in pseudo hip-hop, and / or some sort of bastardized Latino tunes. You know, those cookie-cutter tracks that overwhelmingly populate the hit and chart lists of radio stations.

And I admit, after much metal a dram of Salsa with pretty hot rhythms will do you good. As long as it is genuine. If not, this quickly veers into overkill. Often these fake tunes are so simplistic that it actually hurts to even stay with them longer than [...] Click to raid more!