Unleash the Archers – Abyss (2020) – Review

Last updated on 24 July 2021

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Oops, it almost happened again. We just about overlooked Abyss, the latest album from Unleash the Archers. Already the pretty juicy Apex suffered some serious delay from the merciless hands of the RMR deck crew. Now this time we caught it, fortunately.

As you may know, we didn’t like it one iota once time stood still. Yet the aforementioned predecessor to this album gave us hope. The overblown theatrics and this multidimensional screaming ceased1), and in came some substance.

Of course, UtA is a Power Metal band and … [...] Click to raid more!

DarkTribe – Voici L’Homme (2020) – Review

Last updated on 2 October 2020

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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 … [...] Click to raid more!

Temperance – Of Jupiter and Moons (2018) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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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. [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome VIII

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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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 [...] Click to raid more!