Gåte – Nord (2021) – Review

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The days are getting colder and darker and the old homestead is rattling with the cold winds from the North. So, you build that fire and try to settle down. Only, metal doesn’t fit too well right now. Instead, a good piece of Folk would be truly appreciated. One that whispers from old bygone times where the nailed god wasn’t quite invented yet, and the countryside home to all sorts of miscellaneous deities, large or small.

The RMR crew was thus mighty glad that Gåte and their newest album Nord finally found their way onto our review pipe. … [...] Click to raid more!

Earthwomb – Becoming Immanence (2021) – Review

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RMR just enjoyed a modern-day Atmospheric Black Metal record. A brand of atmoblack without the smelly shrouds of the dreaded underground. Artfully filthy1), with soaring melodies, and a pint or two of sorrow. And, of course, all technically outstanding with nary a perfectly styled hair out of place.

Yet, there are times when a spiffy production isn’t what our dark souls crave. Instead, we yearn for that fearsome grime and grit. For evil incarnate in a tune that reaches us from the basement of the Dark Lord. Red hot blasts of madness that comfortably rumble across our stomachs, … [...] Click to raid more!

Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation of the Black Widow (2009) – Review

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So, you think that you can stomach trve Extreme Metal, right? Howling mad metal, worse than the amorphous horrors the Lovecraft wackos like to throw at you. Something so unhinged, yet still strangely refined that will make a Dodecahedron concert seem like a genteel night at the opera with civilized glasses of champagne and salmon canapés.

RMR here already had a go at Anaal Nathrakh‘s 2020 piece Endarkenment. You know, the one with the pigs and the cocks in their eyes1). And we were mighty impressed with this record. Yet, what always surpassed the … [...] Click to raid more!

Black Soul Horde – Horrors From The Void (2021) – Review

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Why do all imagined beings from other worlds come with tentacles these days? Ah, yes. Because, you know, Lovecraft. The long-gone horror fiction writer with his motley bunch of cosmic horrors at his undead beck and call. And then, perhaps, because an octopus is indeed a weird and almost alien being, living right here on earth in places where we measly humans can’t exist.

And who would have thought that Thy Row would get some serious competition – still in 2021. So, Black Soul Horde indeed rushes on the scene with their Cthulhu-infested piece Horrors From The Void[...] Click to raid more!