Coagulating Mirth. No laughing Matter, by The Atrophic!

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It’s funny. The Atrophic is a new band. So new, they haven’t yet found a space in the mighty metal archives.1) And, for some reason, this band opines that – somehow – Technical Death Metal cannot be fun and is shunned by many – because it’s just noize hacked to death by metal-crazed technicians.2) Add melody and symphony to this shebang or ban all these clueless misfits to the 11th circle of hell.3)

Yet, once the RMR crew let Coagulating Mirth roar out of its cage, we were all ears. And indeed, their debut EP turned … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Art of Kintsugi, by Moonlight Haze!

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RMR covered Moonlight Haze‘s newest album Animus some time ago. One of the Power Metal surprises of 2022 that clearly took a hike up quality lane.

And speaking about quality. The band recently released a new clip for Kintsugi, one of the quieter tracks on their record. And interestingly, it is not super-charged cinematography that piqued our interest this time, but the execution of the theme.

You see, Kintsugi – the name of the clip – describes the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with – as the lore goes – a mix containing precious metals. In other … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Gwydion, Faun’s tale of trees and mystique!

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The RMR crew just covered Eluveities latest video that found highest praise from the review committee at our mighty office tower. But a short while earlier, Faun joined forces with the Swiss folk metallists for their video Gwydion. And this is – in and by itself – a stellar idea.

Faun are of course known for their pretty sumptuous video productions. You’ll always find a pretty snazzy storyline based on some mythical character or ancient legend. Albeit that lately, the band produced some avalanche of different clips that somehow muddied the waters. In other words, instead of just only … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Aidus, a Brush with the Arcane, by Eluveitie!

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After Ategnatos hit in 2019, the RMR crew here deplored the increasingly commercial posture Eluveitie took. And after that, a long time of much nada followed that full-length album.1) If you ignore the occasional appearance of da master in somewhat strange productions, that is.

Now, much to my surprise, we saw Chrigel Glanzmann and his gang cooperate on Faun’s piece Gwydion2) not that long ago. And that action added much-needed spice to an increasingly listless production of the German folk artists. But I digress, this would be fodder for another review.

Now, Aidus here is the complete … [...] Click to raid more!