DarkTribe – Voici L’Homme (2020) – Review

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There’s that cliché out there.

This idea that Power Metal must always sound like some juvenile wet dream. Hairdo dangerously close to glam, tight pants, the glaringly gaudy jacket, and the ubiquitous metal guitar shredder that should catapult you to new heights. All of that embedded in scratchy speed and soaring vocals. And garnished with a life-threatening addiction to cheese, dragon lore and trolls on steroids.

Not that all Power Metal is of that same, same, but different thing, though. Some protagonists like Gloryhammer try themselves as space goblins with unicorns to ride. And this with … [...] Click to raid more!

Temperance – Of Jupiter and Moons (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Temperance - Of Jupiter and Moons - Album CoverThe Italian band Temperance and the Rockmusicraider crew crossed paths a few times over the years. The offerings on the menu never quite made it to the blog, though. But with their 2018 record Of Jupiter and Moons things started to change.

A new level of power, juice and refinement is in the air that was not quite there before. And indeed, changes were made.

Michele Guaitoli (Kaledon, Overtures) joined the band in 2017. Together with Alessia Scolletti, who was active with Guaitoli on a variety of projects. And whose belting powers continue to [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome VIII

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It is again time to halt our march towards the lands of rock and metal. To summarize what happened over the last few months. And at first we thought that the selection of material for Tome VIII of the Intermittent Digest was kind of meager.

But not so.

To the contrary, we have material galore and it is high time to follow up on the Tome VII edition and to describe what got under the deck crew’s skin at the world-famous RockmusicRaider office suite. As always, Tome VIII is not a top ten, but a slice [...] Click to raid more!

Unleash The Archers – Apex (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Unleash The Archers - Apex - Album Cover Should I tell you a dirty, truly geeky secret? I kinda got a kick out of the Mad Max themed video Unleash The Archers released with their 2015 screamo Time Stands Still. Even if I just could not really get warm with this particular record in general. The yodeling and aimless speed crimes were just too bad.

This is the reason why their newest album Apex from 2017 kept on sitting neatly in the review queue. Now, as we just waded into disaster with another unrelated record, we thought to just go ahead and create some additional anxiety. [...] Click to raid more!