KHÔRA – Timaeus (2020) – Review

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Okay, pop adepts and garden variety metalheads, get out whilst you still can! This is not your territory. Everybody else come in and enjoy.

This is the dreadful realm of Extreme Metal, the disturbed haunts of dissonance. Dreary and ice-cold lands that bands like Dodecahedron – Plato’s fifth solid – so avidly occupy.

But this time it’s more planets and weird alien beings, methinks, judging by the bizarre and colorful album cover on display. Khôra‘s debut full-length Timaeus steps right into those deranged soundscapes that are often abused by noisy terrors devoid of sense.

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Kvaen – The Funeral Pyre (2020) – Review

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I always thought that Stortregn boasted about the sturdiest metal offering on this blog. Not the blackest, nor the evilest, mind you. But it would qualify as sturdy, no-nonsense Extreme Metal. The take-no-prisoner kind.

The one that comes with some quality oomph, not only noisy dissonance. From one of those bands that are capable to squeeze that steely metal out of the proverbial ore.

Well, Stortregn just saw their throne lobbed out of the window. Gone, into the ditch outside the castle walls.

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Kanseil go unplugged on Cant Del Corlo!

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Since we stumbled across Boscars, the first video released for Kanseil‘s Cant del Corlo, our lookout kinda had his radar in full motion to capture the EP once it dropped. And this single already intrigued us with its quiet and quietly professional airs.

Kanseil already got coverage for two studio records Doin Earde and Fulische on RMR. Both – of course – are fully plugged and more in a Folk Metal environment than anything else. And whilst these pieces are technically well done, they often still sound like a somewhat propped-up and electronically charged version of a … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Kanseil release Boscars in full acoustic mode!

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RMR followed Kanseil for some time already. Known for their somewhat gnarly Folk Metal delivered in part in an ancient dialect and a lot of Italian, they did manage to secure full reviews for Doin Earde and Fulische already.

You see, our deck crew always has a lookout at the masthead to scout for such bands. The ones outside of the mainstream, which unerringly take to their own path. Stony as it may be. And this band got on our good side pretty quickly.

It is funny, though, how many of those Folk Metal outfits are – at their very … [...] Click to raid more!