Moonspell – 1755 (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Moonspell - Album CoverDo you know what I really had to get used to? A Moonspell disk all in Portuguese – with some Latin thrown in for good measure. But then, it fits the theme, doesn’t it? The record tells a story of the massive 1755 earthquake that ravaged Lisbon that same year. And – believe it or not – this still resonates with parts of the Portuguese population to this day. As to the RockmusicRaider sprawling officescape, we do like a theme-based album any time of the day. Because – usually – those get us the juiciest metal dishes to taste from. 

You need to give the band credit too: Each new Moonspell album comes with a different flavor to feed on their Dark and Gothic Metal urges.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Scardust – Sands of Time (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Scardust - Sands of Time - Album CoverProgressive 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 lost its compass completely and saw the light of day in Isreal.Got hooked? Raid this some more...

Video: As Hope Welcomes Death by Gone In April!

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RockmusicRaider Video - Gone In April - Threads of Existence - As Hope Welcomes DeathDo you remember Gone In April? Back in 2016 the US/Canadian band unchained their sophomore album Threads of Existence. A sturdy, yet dark Gothic and Symphonic Metal piece that garnered quite some attention in the RockmusicRaider officescape.

Well, they continued to work on their material and just unlocked the doors to their new video As Hope Welcomes Death – located at mid-point in the track list. Shot in a pretty dramatic, action-laden World War II inspired setting, the clip captures the essence of the track really well. A great screen performance, combined with a sound that fits the action. Well done!

‘Nuff said, check it out:

This video and many more live on the RockmusicRaider YouTube Channel.Got hooked? Raid this some more...