OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

From the far north’s greater Toronto area comes the riff-driven return of Olde via their new release, “Temple“.   Continue reading “OLDE ‘Temple’ Review & Stream”

ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Eldemur Krimm… I Googled the band hoping to find a potential origin of namesake.  I can’t tell you what it means to them, but I can tell you what it means to me; a whole lot of rocking the fuck out.   Continue reading “ELDEMUR KRIMM: ‘Dirigo’ Album Review & Stream”

AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

How does one begin to measure the success of an album?  Is it in popularity, execution or simply in the songwriting?  Today, we’re looking at the May 2017 release of ‘In•ter a•li•a‘ from At The Drive In, released via Rise Records.    Continue reading “AT THE DRIVE IN ‘In•ter a•li•a’ Album Review & Official Video”

O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RIffRelevant.com)

Blackseed Records presents the August release of “The Human Voice Is A Diseasefrom o Heiðrún.  Forged in the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this release holds all existing o Heiðrún recordings to date, in one haunting compilation.    Continue reading “O HEIÐRÚN ‘The Human Voice Is A Disease’ Album Review & Stream; Live Event”

DEVIL ELECTRIC S/T LP Review, Stream & Official Video


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Today, August 11th, saw the full-length, self-titled release from Australia’s Devil Electric light up the planet from Kozmik Artifactz.   Continue reading “DEVIL ELECTRIC S/T LP Review, Stream & Official Video”

STONERROR S/T Release Review, Stream & Official Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Straight out of the school of music that traces its origins back to the desert rock frontiersmen Kyuss comes Kraków, Poland’s Stonerror.    Continue reading “STONERROR S/T Release Review, Stream & Official Video”

EXIT EDEN ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ Album Review & Videos [Guest Contrib: Kira Schlechter*]

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Four singers – Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Trillium, Kiske-Somerville), Clementine Develay-Thieux (Visions Of Atlantis), Marina La Torraca (Avantasia, Phantom Elite), and Anna Brunner, an aspiring young singer  – are all established vocalists.   Continue reading “EXIT EDEN ‘Rhapsodies In Black’ Album Review & Videos [Guest Contrib: Kira Schlechter*]”

ACID DREAM ‘Physical Removal’ Album Review & Stream (NYP item)

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Acid Dream issues a stern warning on their Bandcamp page: ‘Do Not Enjoy Unless Loaded’.  Take their advice like I did, because things get pretty unsettling from the opening feedback before the band executes a single riff.   Continue reading “ACID DREAM ‘Physical Removal’ Album Review & Stream (NYP item)”

Mountaineer ‘As Righteous, As Flawed: Volume I’ & ‘Marbled Victory: Volume II’ Album Review & Stream

Mountaineer: As Righteous As Flawed – Volume I

(By David ‘Sunshine’ LaMay, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

It’s a pleasant Sunday morning and the impulse is striking me for some musical blathering.  With one interview waiting on response, another in formative stages, and a retro review in need of more digging, depth and history…  Continue reading “Mountaineer ‘As Righteous, As Flawed: Volume I’ & ‘Marbled Victory: Volume II’ Album Review & Stream”

WARBEAST ‘Enter The Arena’ Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

One of the most bittersweet metal albums of recent times, this past Friday, August 4th’s Housecore Records release “Enter The Arena” from Warbeast, is now upon us.   Continue reading “WARBEAST ‘Enter The Arena’ Review & Stream”