Scorpions – Lovedrive (1979) – Review

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It was the album art that drew me to this particular Scorpions album at first. Yeah, the sticky finger one. Of the guy who wanted to go a-touching, and paid the ultimate price. In a truly adolescent setting to boot.

These were the times of all kinds of surreal shit on album covers. And much more provocative ones than this one, too, yet sometimes of a deliriously tasty kind. This delicious rebel streak is long gone, unfortunately. Most of it got replaced by whitewashed rosiness of uniform political correctness. This goes so far that the bad boys of … [...] Click to raid more!

Saturnian Mist – Shamatanic (2021) – Review

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Sometimes the assault feels overwhelming. That’s when those Extreme Metal bands try to not only throw the kitchen sink at you but the whole friggin’ homestead. Suddenly, you got yourself a giant sonic Chinese Wall of Sound roaring mercilessly towards yer sorry ass. One that will threaten to swallow you whole. A noisy metal tsunami of sorts.

So, the only thing you really can do is take the proverbial elephant and cut it into pieces. That’s when the parts become edible and you’ll survive. Or you can just give up on them, which might not necessarily be a good option. … [...] Click to raid more!

Seth – La Morsure du Christ (2021) – Review

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I always wondered just how long it would take for some Black Metal outfit to turn the mother of all church burnings into a record. And no, this is not about the likes of Varg Vikernes1) who – between other atrocities – garnered some questionable fame by torching a number of spacious abodes of the nailed god.

Instead, it’s French Black Metal that – yet again – caught our attention. RMR here already covered that particular scene a number of times. Corpus Diavolis, Geisterfels, and a few others come to mind. All of them operating in that … [...] Click to raid more!