Newsflash: 80-69-64 – Magic code By Last Bullet!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Last Bullet - 80-69-64 - Album CoverI think the Canadians have a penchant for the South. It really looks that way. And who can blame them. Would you want to stay in the cold North when sun drenched highways, whiskey galore, bikes, dusty bars and hot chicks beckon you? Well, whilst most stay put, they at least portray this Southern Rock feeling through their tune. RockmusicRaider already covered bands like the folks from Vinyl Hero or others screaming about the soundscape in best Mad Max fashion. Albeit not from this genre. 

Now, some folks make me want to break out the next bottle of bourbon when I start on their music. And part of that group are Toronto badass rockers Last Bullet. They come in with a swagger and a dissident rebel streak that resounds well in the RMR officescape. I really like their credo to kick the friggin’ political correctness out the door. And let raw, roughly hewn rock and panem et circenses pour in. Need proof? The band just unchained the locks to their newest EP 80-69-64. And it shows. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Hey Satan – Hey Satan (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Hey Satan - Hey Satan - Album CoverLet’s hop on a time machine. Back to the rocking ’70s, where the groove ran high and times were wild. A different brand of wild, compared to today, mind you. Where scratchy lyrics and lo-fi sounds were all the rage. Then throw in some Southern Rock for good measure. Oh, and break out those jeans, will ya. You know, the ones with them wide tubes and flowers stitched onto them. That groovy enough? Not quite yet, I agree. Because now we will need some substances. Any chemical of that era will do. And loads of cigarettes with bottles of bourbon – lots of bourbon. Now we are ready to burn down this fuzzy road into the sunset where the cacti dwell and the groove lives.

This is where the Swiss rock trio Hey Satan and their self-titled debut album comes in. They feature some sort of stoner-laden Heavy Rock, a brand of no-nonsense, down-to-earth rock’n’roll that will just warm your heart and soul. And the stoner bug really bit them hard. The band filled their disc with a very powerful brand of Stoner and Hard Rock, spurted out through two screaming guitars and honest drum work. No bass, though, ’cause bass is for wusses. Right?  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Morass of Molasses – These Paths We Tread (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Morass of Molasses - These Paths We Tread - Album CoverSometimes it feels good to drown your sorrows in stoner-esque fuzziness. Remembering times that can only be fathomed by those old enough to recall the sounds, smells and sticky feeling of sweaty underground music halls. Distorted goodness served on the holy platter of wah-wah in all its bluesy glory. This is soul healing remembrance indeed. From Zep to Black Sabbath and back we heard it all, now didn’t we? The gods of substance-induced wailing be praised. And many an old band has been down that very well-travelled road already.

Now, the good thing is that many new bands attempt to take that road still. The bad – by contrast – is the need to succeed in a genre that is pretty much sucked dry already. And this is where we find the UK-based band Morass of Molasses with their newest album These Paths We Tread. A morass indeed, if you don’t mind me sayin’.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!