TDW – The Days the Clocks Stopped (2021) – Review

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Emotions and Progressive Metal are difficult companions and to express that kind of passion is a most complicated endeavor. Yet, they often go together.

I guess, largely because the genre is relatively unencumbered by boundaries of any sort. A hefty leeway that grafts itself onto the more adventurous realms of the vast metal multiverse. And if things grow too weird, we call it alt, psy, or – well – experimental.

So here, we stumbled – somewhat belatedly – across TDW‘s newest piece The Days the Clocks Stopped. It’s – yet again – an artist talking about self-experience … [...] Click to raid more!

Therion – Leviathan (2021) – Review

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Therion has been bouncing about our metal detection radar for years. This is a band with an august discography spanning back to 1987. But somehow, their wares never really quite hit paydirt with the RMR deck crew.

Until their pretty impressive selection of covers finally stuck with us, that is. But this cover thing is more of a sideline than any serious endeavor in terms of a full-length album. And it works well for a band that has a penchant for refreshing other bands’ material, of course.

The crew here – indeed – gave the band a try with … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Tvinna unleash Kreiz!

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Yo, ye folk bands of the mighty earth-lore, take heed. A new and pretty promising band is on the prowl. One that might very well make you hang your head in shame in the future.

The RMR crew already covered Tvinna for their first video back in 2019. And since then, we’ve seen only scarce news from this emerging band.

But fear naught. Kreiz, their newest clip, just hit the airwaves beginning of December 2020. This time with guest artist Eivør from the Faroes1) in tow.

Yet here, things are a bit more Gaia than may be … [...] Click to raid more!

The Reticent – The Oubliette (2020) – Review

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The Reticent likes themes. Big, thorny themes. And even larger emotions, about problems and issues that not many musicians like to tackle.

After all, there’s no mainstream or glittery fame to gain in all this. No snazzy rockstar perks beckon you just around the corner. Just hard, emotionally draining music creation that peddles to a decidedly limited audience.

The Reticent‘s last album On the Eve of a Goodbye was all about suicide, projected on a pretty stellar platform of outstanding Progressive Metal and genuine anguish. This record practically oozed emotion so realistic, it actually served as this ‘fil-rouge’ … [...] Click to raid more!