Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea - Album Cover“Rum, beer, quests and mead. These are the things that a pirate needs!” By Davy Jones’ beard, only one band throws a chorus line like that at the audience. And only one can be reviewed whilst under the influence without a ticket from grammar police. These are the alcohol guzzling sea dogs of Alestorm. Let’s face it: When Christopher Bowes and his gang of merry pirates have another go at a record, fun and cheap booze are on the menu. And their 5th full length album No Grave But The Sea is absolutely no different. So, uncap your [...] Click to raid more!

Gloryhammer – Tales from the Kingdom of Fife (2013) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Tales of the Kingdom of Fife - Album CoverHow to best describe this?

Ah, yeah. The band calls it Heroic Fantasy Power Metal, no less. But it indeed feels like the beginning of the Kingdom of Cheese. This is what happens, when a Scottish pirate and a Swiss cheese artist come together to form a band.

The debut of the mighty Gloryhammer called Tales from the Kingdom of Fife happens. That’s what! 

Reminiscent of Hammerfall in many instances, the album for sure does not break any new ground. But whatever ground they break presents itself with an absolutely stellar enthusiasm and a technical prowess that puts [...] Click to raid more!

Gloryhammer – Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Gloryhammer - Space 1992 - Album CoverNever judge anything by its looks! I tell ya. Don’t. The garish album art of the newest Gloryhammer album Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards with its purple pinkish hue and green Lego monster just got my teeth hurting in a heartbeat.

And it is a good example why not. 

Gloryhammer present you with insanely catchy lines, melodies that will stick to you like honey in your hair, presenting their parodial metal cheese with an enthusiasm and energy that will wither away the mighty egos of other bands to nothing. By Loki!

In short, Space 1992: Rise [...] Click to raid more!