Old Man Wizard – Kill Your Servants Quietly (2021) – Review

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So, they’re going to burn down the good ol’ homestead and hoof it out of Dodge in a hurry. With a song on their lips and no regrets.

That’s at least what the artwork tells us. And indeed, now that we latched on to Old Man Wizard, the band decided to call it a day and close up shop. Which – of course – can be a fine strategy. Get out as long as the going is greatest (not only good), that kind of thing.

Now, that saddles us with their new album Kill Your Servants Quietly[...] Click to raid more!

Palus Somni – Monarch of Dark Matter (2021) – Review

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Dark matter. A theme that truly is a bone of contention for some or a proven theory to others. Well, at least more or less. An elusive substance that some scientists state must exist, whereas others claim that it doesn’t. A theory that finds its origins in the late 1800’s, so it has been around for a while. But here we go, whilst the scientific community is split, it could be something that fills large parts of the universe.

Mysterious, raw, protoplasmic, untamed. A bit like Cthulhu with a mathematical equation for better credence. Metaphysics by dark entities that … [...] Click to raid more!

Plague Weaver – Ascendant Blasphemy (2021) – Review

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The RMR deck crew is always on the lookout for new, molten metal. And these materials quite often come from outfits so far underground that they’re largely unknown to the Extreme Metal community. Let alone by the vile mainstream, if ever there will be a spot there for this kind of tune.

Plague Weaver appeared on our radar way back in 2020 when their sole master – RM – started to take on steam. Their EP Through The Sulphur Eyes left quite an impact crater over here. And we had our antennae tuned in their direction for more ever … [...] Click to raid more!

Pale Divine – Consequence of Time (2020) – Review

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Why does Pale Divine make me think of moonshine whiskey and the Appalachian mountains? Of rough, down-n-dirty bars somewhere on a lonely highway in a godforsaken valley. A place where the bearded ones dwell and downturned music plays on an old jukebox, fueled on a few dimes apiece. Only here we’re looking for that live gig on a tired wooden stage that has seen its best day already.

Well, I guess, because this is a band that plays their music like the lay of the land that surrounds them. This fuzzy, stoner-esque Doom Metal that really … [...] Click to raid more!