Palus Somni – Monarch of Dark Matter – Review

Last updated on 7 June 2021

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Dark matter. A theme that truly is a bone of contention for some or a proven theory to others. Well, at least more or less. An elusive substance that some scientists state must exist, whereas others claim that it doesn’t. A theory that finds its origins in the late 1800’s, so it has been around for a while. But here we go, whilst the scientific community is split, it could be something that fills large parts of the universe.

Mysterious, raw, protoplasmic, untamed. A bit like Cthulhu with a mathematical equation for better … [...] Click to raid more!

The Vicious Head Society – Extinction Level Event – Review

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Ouch. From Abject Tomorrow to an Extinction Level Event. That’s what I call an upgrade, just think of the dinosaurs and their fate. From a dreary outlook of the future to total destruction. There you go.

This sounds a bit like being bumped up from the dregs of the infamous Cattle Train to the highest spheres of the ultimate First Class. There’s nothing higher than that, apart from Nirvana perhaps. A very dystopian nirvana, though. I think I’ll have a depressive panic attack right here. Where is that damned Xanax?

Yet all that abject medication apart, I quite … [...] Click to raid more!

Fragmentum – Masters of Perplexity – Review

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There are times when an album doesn’t click right away. So, upper echelon management at RMR lets it sit there in the review pipe for a while to see if – somehow – it matures. As in, improves with age. Or else, rots and worsens to the point of no return. It’s pretty much these two possibilities that are on the menu. For those who wonder, it didn’t improve. This ain’t no wine that somehow changes. So, let’s call it reviewer’s delusion for all it’s worth.

This so happened with the folks of Fragmentum and their sophomore album Masters [...] Click to raid more!

Dordeduh – Har – Review

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I confess. The RMR deck crew never heard of Dordeduh until we discovered Har. And at first, it was just the somewhat bizarre band name that struck me. But then, we have seen worse in this weird metal multiverse. Much worse.

And once I fired up the piece, I also understood that this was not in a language that I speak1) but some Eastern dialect. As in Eastern Europe – or Central Europe in modern speak.

And sure enough, I finally figured that it is Romanian, and that’s interesting. Because their lands positively gorge with dark tales … [...] Click to raid more!