Newsflash – Swiss outfit Guns Love Stories go large in 2016!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Guns Love Stories - The Beauty of Irony - Album Cover You know, the Prog and Alt Rock genres are well established. Almost too well at times, you might think. So, it is good to see new bands coming on-line, cooking up some challenges for the established order.

Take that Leprous!

Meet Guns Love Stories joining us from Switzerland, straight from the shore of nice Lake of Lucerne. They just unpacked their newest and sophomore full length The Beauty of Irony this early 2016. Guns Love Stories deliver a wild, chaotic and captivating, but still refreshing mix of Progressive and Alternative laden tune. Some of that delivered with a fury [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Gothic Metal in The Eyes of Desolation!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - The Eyes of Desolation - Awake in Dead - Album Cover You know, I am not sure what really stuck with me. And got me to listen (much) longer than I usually do when doing selections for the review and news lists.

It must be this darkly threatening mix of Gothic Metal with Progressive Metal trends and elements thrown all over their tune.

With enough dissonance to keep you on your toes and awake. Add some crunchy metal ice-cubes into this Mojito in front of you and ready is your desolate cocktail for the evening.

The Eyes of Desolation just unleashed their newest EP Awake in Dead onto the unsuspecting world [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome III

RockmusicRaider - Intermittent Digest - Tome III Howdy, fans and friends! Months have passed again way too fast since the last point of the situation (as we say in French) and already it is time to halt the horses again and take stock. The first full year @ RockmusicRaider – 2015 – has passed and we start to approach mid-year 2016. By Loki, things are moving fast and I am not getting younger. So, what happened since Tome II. I can say one thing: Dark, dark is the going, when the going gets tough.

Felt waves of Black or blackened Metal are coming our way. I [...] Click to raid more!

Todtgelichter – Rooms (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Todtgelichter - Rooms - Album Cover “Wenn du gestorben bist, bist du allein!”

Wow!

Harsh Teutonic sounds pouring out of my earphones, reaching us from the rainy, water-logged flats of Hamburg in good old Northern Germany. And you will find a few more soundbits of the same ilk on this disc.

Rooms is like the possessed evil twin of the usually somewhat genteel Progressive Metal genre talking to you. The one that has gone down the Black Metal road, and then got second thoughts.

And it is not easy fare, pretty hard on your system and eardrums too. Like a Progressive mixture of a [...] Click to raid more!