Newsflash: Hunter’s Moon by Delain

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RockmusicRaider - Delain - Hunter's Moon - Album CoverI am stumped and pleased at the same time with Hunter’s Moon of the Dutch outfit Delain.

Why issue an EP, and then smother it in a truckload of endless live tracks and videos? Unless you want to make a weak offering palatable to the audience by stuffing it with a ton of recordings of times past.

Or you mix 16 minutes of originality with 48 minutes of miscellaneous recordings on a CD, plus untold minutes of video on another, to inflate earnings. Which – again – is a fine strategy. Because you gotta make a living, right?

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Video: Sensorium by Ruby Bouzioti!

RockmusicRaider Video - Ruby Bouzioti - Sensorium Cover - BannerAfter two short blurbs on cover albums by Therion and INK respectively, we are again going at it. This really starts to look like a new trend over here at the famous RMR office suite. I guess a serious talk with the office manager will be in order. 

This time the victim is the track Sensorium of Epica. Taken from their first album The Phantom Agony that came on-line some 15 years ago. Complete with a very young Simone Simons in her beginner’s shoes.

The Greek interpreter Ruby Bouzioti and her merry musicians crafted a pretty juicy sound-alike of [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Reckoning from Resist – by Within Temptation!

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Rockmusicraider Video - Within Temptation - The Reckoning - Resist - Album CoverWhoa, we got moving pictures from Within Temptation after their last full length Hydra. At long last. Based on their upcoming album Resist from Within Temptation the band again treads known paths of pseudo sci-fi themes in a futuristic setting. 

True to their style, The Reckoning is yet another song with a guest contributor, this time with Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach). This has a long tradition in the Within Temptation universe. Yet it needs to be said none of those hybrid productions ever produced stellar results and this one is no different.

The band’s real strength [...] Click to raid more!