10 Most Popular Posts @ RockmusicRaider – Edition I

RockmusicRaider - Most Popular PostsHowdy fans and friends! It is time again to take stock of sounds discovered and bands unearthed. But for the first time from an angle of the posts themselves and how they rated with you, the readers. The RockmusicRaider officescape would of course like to think that the likes and shares are a result of masterful penmanship. But, hey, dream on. The written word is one of the vectors to get to the most popular posts, of course. But it is the musicians in the bands covered that really delivered their music with their hearts’ blood and essence of their mutual souls. And this is what we react to and the fans ultimately chose to like – or not. 

So, with this in mind, here is the first edition of the 10 most popular posts on RockmusicRaider to date:

#10 – Denigrate – Hollowpoint (2015)

The rockers from Finland returned strongly from their hiatus and immediately put the pedal to the metal. Literally. And they quite rightly found a space on the RMR 2015 Top Ten for their record. As we say, the quality of the pudding is in the eating, as the likes and shares prove. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Leprous – The Congregation (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Leprous - The Congregation - Album CoverBoy, this is Scandinavian month @ RockmusicRaider – for sure. And with some more Progressive Metal to boot. This time we are going deep down into the cold Northern fjords. The Norwegian Progressive Rock and Metal band Leprous have been on a roll over these past years. They churned out album after album rating highly with fans on the #metal Richter scale. Their fourth studio album The Congregation serves us with a real tough cookie indeed. The whole concoction is – in style, not content – not unlike the Zierler début and – in part – somewhat reminiscent of Guilt Machine with their currently sole record.  

The influence of Ihsahn aka. Vegard Sverre Tveitan and his wife Heidi Solberg Tveitan aka. Ihriel can be felt strongly, which probably also explains the choice of the ugly cover of a dead dog or jackal, whatever the fuck it is. The cover was developed by French artist Nihil living in Norway too. The style is right up his alley. And there is a smelly underbelly to this record. Something dark and foreboding that does not come out right, just lurking somewhere in the background. A cold reptilian stillness that does not quite manifest itself, if you get my drift. Judging by the influence this band got and still is getting, I am not all too surprised.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!