Yanomamö have No Sympathy for a Rat!

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I recently searched for some real filthy metal. Something to soothe my tortured soul for a day or so. A metallic atrocity from the 12th circle of hell, something dirty and not from this side of purgatory.

Well, after a few hours of scouring the terrifying depths of the metal beast’s underbelly, I found … Sludge Metal. But mind you, this is not your usual, sticky fare of sludgy goodness that still exists where light pours in. Oh no, this is where darkness meets the demons from the underworld.

Yanomamö hail from Australia, the land of creepy critters and pretty … [...] Click to raid more!

Nirvana – Bleach (1989) – Review

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In a way, this is the review I never wanted to do. Bleach, Nirvana‘s starter kit, has no great allure and was never able to really convince me. Too bare bone in structure1), totally scratchy and with a somewhat unfinished varnish.

You see, Nirvana and me, we go way back and this anti-fanboy opinion of that first record is well-founded in all sorts of empirics. Or in other words, this has not always been a relationship of love and understanding. We can of course also find excuses why this album should exist … [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – Virus (2020) – Review

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Why is it we’re never learning from all the mistakes we ever made?

Invasion | Haken, Virus – 2020

Wow, Haken must have the mother of all crystal balls. Ever since we learned of the inception of their new record, the chosen name Virus was slightly disturbing to us. But this took on a whole new meaning once the Coronavirus pandemic wrecked our lives, a very dark and ominous one. A story studded with lyrics that are way too prophetic than they ever should be. But eerie as this may be, there’s no connection to the … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Varg unleash Zeichen!

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Who would have thought that the RMR crew will cover the German metal band Varg one day? The ones from Bavaria, by the way. So, this is neither about their namesake from Freiburg nor about one Louis Cachet1) and his misdeeds in infamy.

Often caught in a whirlpool of some strange meandering brand of Metalcore2), Varg‘s former offerings never quite managed to convince the RMR crew. Even if they have that knack for catchy melodies and choruses to dream for. And all of that totally devoid of cheese, which is quite a … [...] Click to raid more!