Iotunn – Access All Worlds (2021) – Review

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Iotunn - Access All Worlds - Album Cover

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!

RMR’s 2021 Top 3 Videos and EPs!

RMR's Top 3 Videos & EPs 2021

It’s time for the second installment of the best videos and EPs awards on the RMR ‘zine. Our crew’s first attempt last year was a pretty snazzy success, so we’ll continue with that second major annual Top 3 list with a new installment. Now, whilst 2020 was a pretty fertile ground for shorter offerings, 2021 turned out to be a bit more frugal.

This was especially true for videos. Many of the clips we saw over those last 12 months were the typical band-in-action pieces. So, nothing to really write home about, they’re all kind of similar. Methinks that the … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2021 Top 10 Records

RMR's 2021 Top 10 Records

2021 has been a productive year for the RMR ‘zine. Many a band out there used the times of Covid to issue one or even two records. And the outcome was often stellar. It really seems that times of crisis like this one stimulate all those artistic neurons with sometimes fantastic outcomes.

And interestingly, this year didn’t predominantly affect one style only. Instead, we were literally flooded with good and often great material in rock, folk, and – surely – metal. True, the extreme spectrum of the metallic realm got its fair share again. And tech and prog also contributed … [...] 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!