Scardust – Sands of Time (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Scardust - Sands of Time - Album Cover Progressive Metal is an European affair. Right? This is what the Europeans think at least. And this annoys many American bands to hell and back.

But the EU prog nerds have a point. There’s just no real cool prog that emanates from across the pond anymore. The only thing we seem to get these days is preposterous news about how their government behaves itself. Okay, you will find exceptions like the excellent Moon Haven that RMR just recently reviewed. But then, these guys are arguably more on alt-metal territory than anywhere else. 

Now think about some Progressive Metal that somehow [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Project Renegade unchain Cerebra!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Project Renegade - Cerebra - Album Cover This strangely subdued combination of Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and a strong dose of Stream of Passion really has this proverbial knack to catch your attention. Just at the moment when the RMR office police was about to action the terrible delete button. Then some industrial grade ambient sounds and juicy hooks got added to the fray. And the RMR robocops took their leaves.

Cerebra is an intriguing morsel of an EP of some three short tracks. The Greek female-fronted foursome Project Renegade run a cunning mix of juicy metal. The record features alternative, ambient, electronic elements. All of that [...] Click to raid more!

RockmusicRaider’s Intermittent Best of… – Tome II

Caladan Brood - RockmusicRaider Music Reviews It for sure feels like a gazillion of months since I first wrote the Tome I Best of earlier in 2015. But we are only a few months down the road and already a new one is due.

Eventful was the time: From flamers attacking us with comments displaying a level of stupidity I never thought possible, to full-blown hacker attacks on the site, one total breakdown of the site with subsequent reloading and salvaging the server contents. This last one was quite heavy, barely avoiding losing months of writing.

Wondrous things were happening, too!

For example Anneke van [...] Click to raid more!

Stream of Passion – Embrace the Storm (2005) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Stream of Passion - Embrace The Storm - Album Cover You gotta love Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, depending on how you look at it. If well cooked, adequately spiced and served hot, this is a delight to listen to.

Stream of Passion‘s debut album Embrace the Storm does exactly that. The whole embeds almost irresistibly on Psychedelic, Gothic and Symphonic Metal elements. Not to forget that Embrace the Storm features a double female front – at least for the live shows: The sisters Diana and Marcela Bovio. 

And don’t we all love that, especially with both being very talented at their trade?

To top it, you got the [...] Click to raid more!