Carach Angren – Lammendam (2008) – Review

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Carach Angren always fascinated the RMR crew. This band will stuff your face with unabashed, out-of-this-world theatrics. Bombast with a terrifying facelift delivered on a thunderous platform that makes the term epic pale like so much weak tea. A band that facetiously liveth on a horror-filled territory that not many other bands dare venture into. Because – usually – they don’t have the goods nor the capabilities.

But this band does.

In their relatively short career, Carach Angren produced some pretty sturdy pieces, like Where the Corpses Sink Forever1) or the bloodthirsty, yet unpronounceable Franckensteina Strataemontanus of 2020… [...] Click to raid more!

Cult of Lilith – Mara (2020) – Review

Last updated on 12 February 2021

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I don’t like tech death very much, I don’t like the mayhem it creates, and I don’t like the lack of coherence it usually engenders. Good dissonance is distinctly different and just screaming your way through a complicated mush of styles often leaves many of these bands on the road to perdition. A desolate place where only an imbibed few will utter the praise they crave.

Because their style – like it or not – will never hit those large fan crowds. And besides, just showing your wares as a tech master will … [...] Click to raid more!

Caligula’s Horse – In Contact (2017) – Review

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The path to greatness (or the lack thereof) by any one band out there often1) feels like a journey. Sometimes it is a stairway to heaven, but – more often – a friggin’ rollercoaster to doom. The latter one is usually driven by often bizarre tenets that must be followed. Because the powers that be demand it, whoever that might be, by the way. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as the proverb goes.

Now, with this band, we don’t quite know where things are heading to. Caligula’s Horse released their fourth [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (2020) – Review

Last updated on 1 January 2021

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“It’s alive!”

This battle cry in Necromancer of Carach Angren‘s newest album Franckensteina Strataemontanus1) just drives the essence of the piece home.

The record is full of such moments. Delicious little tidbits that underscore the great quality of (yet another) version of Frankenstein lore. And in truth, this is not a story that the RMR deck crew could leave by the wayside. Right?

On top, the record comes along in a deliciously obscured manner. With a slightly misspelled naming and a tale that greedily feeds on different storylines … [...] Click to raid more!