The Rasmus – Dark Matters (2017) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Dark Matters - Album CoverYou know what I accused Train of? That they went for some rosy, politically correct bullshit. A sugar-sweet regurgitation of whatever American feel-good spin doctors advertise. 

Gone are the days of carefree bouncing about the stage, and having a rebellious and jolly good time. If it is because of advancing age or because of the thought police would be the subject of a completely different post.

Now, I detect something of the exact same ilk with The Rasmus. Even if similarity does not mean that they committed the same capital sin. The band’s [...] Click to raid more!

The Rasmus – The Rasmus (2012) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Album CoverI was very worried about the not-so-stellar solo performance of Lauri Ylönen produced in his 2011 solo album New World. This sounded like some kind of a bad to worse development of former terrors, along the line of what we saw happening in The Rasmus last record. But – to our good fortune – this did not happen in this new record. Which is a big relief.

OK, it is now a given, folks! Their style is fully anchored in Pop Rock. But there’s nothing bad about that. If you do not
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The Rasmus – Black Roses (2008) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Black Roses - Album CoverNot sure if this is really good, shifting away from their former style into the Pop Rock arena, that is. And some of my co-reviewers call this Hard Rock, err yeah. To their credit, still some (but only some) of their metal sting that was more prevalent before has been sustained. But by and large the Finnish band The Rasmus has landed a pretty good, but very gloomy next step in their career.

I was quite pleased to listen to some crunchier sound (well, in truth, only partly..) emerging in their 7th studio album [...] Click to raid more!

The Rasmus – Dead Letters (2003) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - The Rasmus - Dead Letters - Album CoverWell, Hell’s Bells? What is that style? Kind of pop rock, not quite metal, but rock for sure. Then again captivating enough to get my attention?

This is the Finnish band The Rasmus performing their album Dead Letters with their lead singer Lauri Ylönen in charge of vocals. This album marked the take-off point for a varied, albeit short career, culminating in stellar records like Black Roses. Why short? Because at the time of writing this record The Rasmus enjoyed the silence of the lambs. A hiatus of sorts. And nobody knows when [...] Click to raid more!