Hello there, I’m the Raucous Rocker. Today is a special review. No, not because it’s being done during Thanksgiving week (so many TV shows claiming to be Thanksgiving specials just because they’re shown around Thanksgiving time; I have no idea why) but because I am going to start a little series which features bands that followed me on Twitter. I’m always excited and flattered when a band adds me on Twitter (even though I’m sure almost all of them auto-added me in order to get more followers) and this series of reviews is my way of saying thanks--well, as long as their music is good. I’ll continue the project until I run out of bands following me, so if you want me to review you, follow me!
Now that my shameless self-advertising is out of the way, let’s begin my first review of the series. Like I said, these two bands followed me, although one (and only one) of these bands actually messaged me and asked for a review personally, so of course I couldn’t say no. These bands are Krokmiten and Texas Hippie Coalition…wow, that name gets me every time.
I will begin with the band who personally asked for the review, Krokmiten. They are an "experimental death metal" band from Canada, who released a very strange album which is basically one long track set to a nearly fifty minute long music video. Now, I have to be honest here--I didn’t listen to the whole thing, only about the first half. Not only is pure brutal death metal not really my thing, but I don’t have a particularly long attention span. Unless it was Wintersun making a fifty minute-long music video, there’s no way I would be able to sit through it all. But hey, Jari Maenpaa is about the closest any human has ever gotten to being omnipotent, so that is to be expected.