Septicflesh presents the Hierophant!

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For some reason, the long-standing extreme metallists of Septicflesh never made it onto the RMR ‘zine. To find the reason for that decidedly unhappy development is difficult to discern. Not underground enough with the smell of the mainstream all over them, communication issues, problems with the label1), the reasons can be legion. And we have no real answer.

But as is often the case, bands suddenly appear on our radar through some moving pictures. And this time, Hierophant – the band’s latest clip – got ahold of our limited attention span. Ripped straight from their upcoming record Modern [...] Click to raid more!

Dark Worship peel off the Flesh of a Saint!

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Noise in metal and all its disturbing facets is a mood thing. Catch me at the wrong moment, and yours truly here will just rip that garbage apart. Find me ‘in the mood’ then things might look differently. It’s not because the RMR crew here won’t be able to be impartial to a point. But it’s more to the subject matter, context, and – indeed – presentation. A lot of what these bands are throwing at ye is usually anchored in some sort of an uneasy rage-fueled environment, disturbing belief system, or other malfunction.

And Flesh of a Saint truly … [...] Click to raid more!

Quantum Evolution Event, by Ilium!

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Here’s to a positive thought. A Quantum Evolution Event, so not all hope is lost, right? Usually, we get the dystopian version about extinctions and such. So, one brownie point goes to the Australians from Ilium straight. But, will it really be that positive? And will quantum evolution really be good for us or will we end up as sorry crossovers of – something as in THE THING, somewhere in another dimension?1) Because the album cover doesn’t bode well. Questions, and still more questions. But fear naught, we’re here for the music and not endless dusty philosophical prattle. … [...] Click to raid more!

Somnambulant II, tales of sleepwalking by Final Coil!

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At first, this sounded like the background music at my local sushi restaurant. It really did, and it made me hungry just listening to that stuff. In other words, Final Coil‘s Somnambulant II took us a moment or two to get into. But we are glad, we took the time.

This band has been lurking in the background of our review pipe for a number of years. Their eclectic and somewhat funky style never quite made it to the forefront, though. Unfortunately, time constraints, seasonal woes, and staff issues1) often prevent us from covering everything. And for such … [...] Click to raid more!