Tyr – Hel (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Tyr - Hel - Album CoverIt is true. These guys have an ego bigger than the tiny Faroe Islands, where they hail from. The swagger they deliver their fare with continues to astonish me. But what can you do, when warrior blood flows in your veins.

Right? 

Hel, the newest record of Tyr, feels, as if the beer-swirling folks of Alestorm moved North, and grew some muscle and real beards. And Amon Amarth should be ashamed of themselves, they just got keelhauled by some trve vikings. Or at least by the remnants of the descendants, or something. 

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Metallica – Reload (1997) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Metallica - Reload - Album CoverThe Black Album came first in the ’90s, which was also the first one Bob Rock produced. This was a time, when Metallica started to see the light. That they could not just scream about the stage forever, and stay at the same levels of fan support that they already enjoyed earlier. Much to the dismay of one James Hetfield, it seems. Judging by some of his remarks that still float about the YouTube megasphere. 

So, a somewhat painful time of trial and error commenced. Of big controversies within the band that should last the better part of a [...] Click to raid more!

Metallica – Load (1996) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Metallica - Album CoverThe 1996 album Load of Metallica really was the red-headed stepchild of my music collection for a long time. It got to be the sandwich in between the self-titled Black Album and Reload with The Unforgiven II. Only Load did not contain anything unforgiven, or any excitement that we could write home about.

But is this really so? Did they really lose the rudder and compass at the same time, as some of my brethren suggested? Kinda adrift in strange oceans and lost on unknown lands.

Well, perhaps the fact that Thrash Metal firmly departed out the [...] Click to raid more!