Avantasia – Moonglow (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Avantasia - Moonglow - Album Cover Ah, countless calories galore. I just went to the fondue shop to get my fix of milk fat, garlic and loads of white wine. Together with two baguettes of course. You do need nice, crusty bread to go with this dish of molten cheese.

Well, in hindsight, this is not something I should have done. Because little did I know that I’d get started on Avantasia‘s Moonglow anytime soon.

Their 2019 record is so full of cheesy glory that – actually – there will be no need for future fondue excesses. Like for the next 250 years or so. [...] Click to raid more!

My Indigo – My Indigo (2018) – Review

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This is one of those ‘if only’ moments. You see, these instances where you wish that you or someone else would just have taken the path to the right in this fork of the road. Yet, for some bizarre reason, you or the other guy did not do that.

Just so happened with Within Temptation on Resist. If only they would have taken a different route, the right, the decisive one. Kind of what Sharon den Adel did, when she went full tilt solo with My Indigo.

This record kinda floated about the RockmusicRaider office suite for a … [...] Click to raid more!

Within Temptation – Resist (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Within Temptation - Resist - Review We write the Year of the Lord 2014. RockmusicRaider concocts her first ever review. And – much to our misfortune – it is a negative one to start this blog series with. Within Temptation is the name and Hydra is the game. 

Since that time I dreaded the moment that this band would release a new one of their once famously crusty records. Just remember masterpieces like Enter, Mother Earth or The Silent Force. Those positively sparkled with creativity and a sense of adventure. Always different and so succulently refreshing that you could just not get [...] 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!