Iron Maiden – Senjutsu (2021) – Review

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Some six years ago, Iron Maiden hit us with The Book of Souls. A 92-minute behemoth that – at first – we had some trouble wrapping our heads around. And in truth, the piece almost ended up in the oubliette somewhere. Yet, it nonetheless garnered an incredibly high score back then, which made modern RMR scratch his head in dismayed confusion.

So, before starting with this review, we gave the maidens’ last book a particularly long and hard look all over again. Sadly, the former stellar rating did not survive today’s standards and a severe downgrade had … [...] Click to raid more!

The Writing on the Wall by Iron Maiden!

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Oh my. A new clip from Iron Maiden is out in the open, and we didn’t see it coming. The RMR deck crew is eagerly awaiting that new full-length record. This elusive new piece is so overdue, it starts to feel like AC/DC that were pronounced officially dead, before making an about-turn back to reality. In this light, any new track that surfaces is an indicator of new delights heading our way, right?

So, The Writing on the Wall arrives out of the left-field after some six years of radio silence. And it comes in the form … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Solar Gift Live, sent by Jupiter Hollow!

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I am fascinated by Jupiter Hollow‘s video clip called Solar Gift that somehow strayed off their 2020 record Bereavement and found its way onto our huge video screen. But we weren’t dazzled by outstanding cinematographic craftsmanship, far from it.

The video itself feels like one of those Covid live sessions, shot in a studio on a ubiquitous band action setting. So, nothing really to write home about from that angle. Not that those videos are bad, we enjoyed a few cool ones over the last year or so. And perhaps too many.

Yet here, Solar Gift comes in a … [...] Click to raid more!

Inno – The Rain Under (2020) – Review

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Our relationship with Gothic and Dark Metal has often been stop and go over the last years. True, Lenore S. Fingers won pretty high praises. Yet, other bands (somewhat) in line with Inno‘s The Rain Under, like the forgettable diatribe of Lindsay Schoolcraft, really made not much of a dent into the RMR deck crew’s cold metal hearts.

And it is often the tediously uniform singing style that rubs us the wrong way. As if someone took a fucking diary and reads from it. And, I daresay, Inno is also guilty of some of that. To … [...] Click to raid more!