Black Trillium – The Fatal Shore (2020) – Review

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Sometimes they just turn up out of nowhere. Unknown bands, with a compelling tune and a chip on their shoulder. Metal that just rushes onto your detection radar like a UFO on steroids. On top of that, they’re often the epitome of the underground, being locally known at best, or not at all at worst.

Then, maybe they emerge from a neck of the woods that may not be all that known for Extreme Metal. We’re all kinda tuned into Scandinavia for that kind of thing. Yet here we find ourselves with the Australians of Black [...] Click to raid more!

Corona @ Batushka: Confined!

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Throughout 2019 and beyond, the RMR crew followed the Batushka controversy closely. It’s indeed a pretty interesting case study. All those things that can happen when two parties cease to understand each other. We even enjoyed a trailer of one contestant threatening to expose themselves in the name of truth. Albeit with no return whatsoever to date. At all.

Now remember, this is the band that offered us Litourgyia in 2015. One Black Metal masterpiece that wandered straight onto our top 10 lists. And we don’t really want to lose all that goodness, because of attacks of grandeur.

But … [...] Click to raid more!

Blame Zeus – Seethe (2019) – Review

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Blame Zeus‘ newest record Seethe has total aggression splashed right over it. That overheated rage which just boils dangerously close underneath that very thin surface.

So, the RMR deck crew fired up the disk and let ‘er rip. Strapped into our chairs and ready for that atomic blast that surely would come our way.

But it looks like Blame Zeus won’t give us the volcano treatment. With violent and epic rock eruptions that would cover us all in burning ashes, like a rocky Pompei number two.

Or will they?

Well, at least not right away. … [...] Click to raid more!

Bölzer – Lese Majesty (2019) – Review

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It is true. We currently live through a deluge of new metal. An ocean of mostly mediocre offerings, with a few cherries to pick out nonetheless. If you can detect them, that is.

Now, the Swiss Extreme Metal band Bölzer was once hailed to no end as the new up-and-coming underground metal gods. A revival of sorts. The ones that finally would rewrite that metallic history, the one that the metal fan crowd so desperately craved.

Apparently.

Yet and whilst their early work was (and still is) an attention-getter, Bölzer had their share of abject controversy. … [...] Click to raid more!