Video: Endarkenment, Anaal Nathrakh’s Orange Glowfest!

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The summer of 2020. Hot and humid, and somewhat malevolent in more ways than one. This is a year of extremes, from a friggin’, full-blown pandemic to a tendency of political strongmen to creep out of the woodwork a bit all over the place, we get it all. And now, the folks of Anaal Nathrakh decided to add a few very dark thoughts to that pile of sorrows, so that we can feel better, I guess. Through a pretty impressive video that we took a sinful liking to.

Does anybody remember the track Obscene as Cancer? You … [...] Click to raid more!

Ironflame – Blood Red Victory (2020) – Review

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Summer finally arrived. And the Heavy Metal heatwave is on as well, methinks. We just covered Ghost Avenue and now need to return to Ironflame with Blood Red Victory. This is one record that the RMR deck crew over here criminally neglected for long, endless months. But hey, never say die, right?

So, let’s step right in, and brutally so. The team over here has been bruised by those dime-a-dozen soundalikes. Heavy Metal served on a mighty platter of wannabes with a taste for forgery. Those that copy the masters of the genre with wanton abandon and … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost Avenue – Even Angels Fail (2020) – Review

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Let’s break a lance for Heavy Metal. Since NWoBHM left the building, this style kinda went out of fashion. Call me a snob, but I still relish the times when metal was easy. You didn’t have to worry about a gazillion of silly styles that the fucking purists of the movement dearly wish to imprint on ye.

So, the RMR deck crew really relishes every band that still navigates in the goodies the ’80s brought forward, when Hard Rock grew stale and the new metal was sexy. The Norwegians from Ghost Avenue are one of those … [...] Click to raid more!

Raskol, Batushka’s newest race to Black Metal glory!

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Ah yes, Batushka. The never-ending saga of a deal gone sour. Two former partners that peck at each other like angry cocks. And that, from one of the most promising Black Metal outfits.

Now, some time ago, the crew over here decided to cover both parties. And I’m afraid that the 2019 record Hospodi did not necessarily get great grades in the process. Aggressive it was, true. But the band around BartÅ‚omiej Krysiuk presented a tune so generic it was neither here nor there.

Now, barely one year after that specific bone of contention, we get … [...] Click to raid more!