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!

Bartłomiej Krysiuk’s Batushka and the missing live gigs!

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The RMR blog covered the on-going Batushka controversy pretty closely so far. For those who were out of the loop for a while, here’s a quick rundown.

At first, we had a stellar Black Metal album – Litourgyia – that took the genre by storm. It led to a pretty fulminant success of a previously unknown band from Poland.

As is often the case, success (and money) rose to people’s heads, so all those loving bonds were canceled and a truly nasty divorce initiated. Quite unsurprisingly, this ended up in court, with a final decision still out there somewhere. In … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka: Hospodi or Panihida? A controversy made in Black Metal Hell!

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What a sad pickle.

At the very end of 2015, RockmusicRaider covered this unknown band called Batushka. A new star on the Black Metal horizon serving us Litourgyia on a platter of mightily sepulchral orthodox chanting.

Apparently from Poland, but very secretive at first, they unloaded their unholy wares on the unsuspecting metal crowd. With an unprecedented success to boot. Specialists and critics gushed over the record as if there was no tomorrow. Finally, a band emerged that could slake that blinding thirst for some real Black Metal in a dry desert populated by posers and wannabe satanists.

Truly, … [...] Click to raid more!