Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (2021) – Review

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‘Thou shalt not hunt the dreaded mainstream‘. That’s one of our iron rules here over at the RMR office buildings. Well, to be truthful, you will find it mostly poured in lead than forged into cold, hard steel. Because sometimes, just sometimes, management here will make exceptions.

Because there are some Extreme Metal bands out there that we have taken a truly unholy liking to. And one of those is Cradle of Filth.

I am frankly unsure what drives us back to Dani Filth‘s often annoying screams that after a while sound like a caffeine … [...] Click to raid more!

Corpus Diavolis – Atra Lumen (2017) – Review

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Sometimes the vast RMR music database coughs up some gem that we didn’t quite cover when the time was right. You see, we get boatloads of material every day. So, the RMR deck crew may easily just sail past a stellar piece, and only rediscover it much later. And that is why we sometimes reach back in time and cover records that were released a considerable time ago.

So, this week we get it from both sides. First, we just enjoyed the musings of some Heavy Metal raiders who surf the shiny surface of the evil blackened lore of … [...] Click to raid more!

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

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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 only soothe the souls of nerds, … [...] Click to raid more!