RMR’s 2019 Top 10 Records

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What a wealth of good records that came online in 2019. This year is – again – proof that the Folk, Metal, and Rock genres are still vibrant and very much alive. This is especially refreshing for rock and metal, where many an antagonist likes to declare the death of them – like every other day or so. But hey, the naysayers were proven wrong.

On the other hand, having lots of goodies to choose from makes our lives a tad more difficult, too. And that’s why we struggled with our choices this Top 10 much more than we ever … [...] Click to raid more!

Xaon – Solipsis (2019) – Review

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Cinematic Metal. The dream of shaving off a tasty slice of Hollywood without being there. And – by definition – only in sound and never in deed. Clad in metal that somehow and apparently must sound epic and be smothered in sweetish cheese.

Bands like AfterTime or – again – Illuminata come to mind. And for a while, it is nice to listen to those compositions that all kinda sound alike. But then suddenly this deluge of fondue does get to you. And you start to yearn for something a bit rougher.

So, luckily we finally … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Xaon release Eros!

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Xaon first got on the RMR metal detection radar with their EP Face of Balaam some years back. The full length The Drift followed in 2017, which already showed tendencies of abject symphonics on a bed of crunchy metal.

Now, the band followed this up with a new record called Solipsis in 2019 that sadly escaped our review pipe until now. Well, never say never, and this reviewer may still find time to get to it until the year is out.

Yet, here I stumbled across their newest video Eros from the aforementioned album. The change in direction really hits … [...] Click to raid more!

Lör – In Forgotten Sleep (2017) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Lör - In Forgotten Sleep - Album Cover I don’t travel very often. But when I do, I need some funky, entertaining tune to keep the attention at crisp levels and the energy flowing. To get there progressive tunes will be just what the doctor ordered. So I can drive fast, enjoy some road rage, rock weirdly around the car and scare my fellow travellers on the road. Perfect. What better idea than to consult the promo list for some hidden treasure waiting to be uncovered. 

So, here I stumbled across the latest promo from a band going by the cvlt-ish name of Lör. Austrian – must [...] Click to raid more!