Iotunn – Access All Worlds (2021) – Review

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This is one of those records. You commence on them with no major expectations. But then, this thing starts to fascinate you. And you didn’t expect to waste quite so much time on its innards. But there you are, headphones glued to yer head despite yerself.

In other words, the reviewer’s mighty crystal ball usually won’t work out as expected.1) Because you’ll only find out what’s really in it, once you let ‘yet another metal piece’ roar out of your music machine.

And contrite RMR is also somewhat embarrassed. It took us way too long to finally … [...] Click to raid more!

Elf Queen – Glory to the Brave (2021) – Review

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There are some releases out there that truly leave the RMR crew scratching their mutual heads. Often it is one of those records that shouldn’t ever be on any PRs distribution roster. Marketing strategy largely unfinished, the mix and master in smithereens, and a production that will make every music lover run for cover.

Elf Queen‘s Glory to the Brave is one of those records. It lurked about our review pipe for a few months now. And it’s frustrating, the production – let’s face it – feels like one of those warmed-up hangovers with no caffeine fix … [...] Click to raid more!

Burial in the Sky – The Consumed Self (2021) – Review

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Didn’t the RMR supreme council decide that tech death was out of scope for the time being? I think they did. Yet, our feisty deckhands constantly defy orders and bring more and more of those virulent vibes to bear on our already strained resources.

Well, it looks like sometimes, the avalanche of metal rushing down at us suddenly becomes a force unto itself and takes over. Especially when you get exceedingly well-written records that somehow navigate outside of the known pathways to glory.

Oh, and if you thought that Archspire got all the brownie points for the sexiest tech death … [...] Click to raid more!