Infanteria – Patriarch (2022) – Review

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Thrash Metal and RMR. That’s always been a testy relationship, to say the least. An uneasy experience of ear-splitting ‘yeah’ screamers. A genre populated by masses of he-men who rush through their metal without thought to good songwriting. Or anything actually, apart from playing fast ‘n’ loud without regard to speed limits that could lurk along the way.

But for some, the genre worked out just dandy. And those are the ones that still fill stadiums to this day, even if some of them are way past their due date. Yet, those very same masters of the trade also needed … [...] Click to raid more!

Paganizer – Beyond The Macabre (2022) – Review

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Rogga Johansson is probably one of the most prolific creators of heavy music out there. There’s a seemingly endless stream of Death Metal projects he’s calling his own or is involved in. And sometimes this makes me want to contact this guy to help poor old RMR figure out how one manages all that complexity without going insane.

And we have a confession to make. The RMR crew ignored former Paganizer records. Because of, you know, too much Rogga. And that can lead to total sensory overload and metallic depression. But here, the mighty review committee decided to give … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gwydion, Faun’s tale of trees and mystique!

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The RMR crew just covered Eluveities latest video that found highest praise from the review committee at our mighty office tower. But a short while earlier, Faun joined forces with the Swiss folk metallists for their video Gwydion. And this is – in and by itself – a stellar idea.

Faun are of course known for their pretty sumptuous video productions. You’ll always find a pretty snazzy storyline based on some mythical character or ancient legend. Albeit that lately, the band produced some avalanche of different clips that somehow muddied the waters. In other words, instead of just only … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Aidus, a Brush with the Arcane, by Eluveitie!

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After Ategnatos hit in 2019, the RMR crew here deplored the increasingly commercial posture Eluveitie took. And after that, a long time of much nada followed that full-length album.1) If you ignore the occasional appearance of da master in somewhat strange productions, that is.

Now, much to my surprise, we saw Chrigel Glanzmann and his gang cooperate on Faun’s piece Gwydion2) not that long ago. And that action added much-needed spice to an increasingly listless production of the German folk artists. But I digress, this would be fodder for another review.

Now, Aidus here is the complete … [...] Click to raid more!