Aawks – (((((Heavy On the Cosmic))))) (2022) – Review

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Do you remember the ’70s when the hairy youngsters of the day just smoked or ingested anything in sight until it fumed out of their ears?1) Weed, mushrooms, mescaline, LSD, and plain dope were the fashionable substances back then. Ah, the things people did to themselves for free love2) and cosmic wisdom. Extended reach of the brain was all the rage. So you could get a taste of some elusive alien knowledge or something. Only that this brutal treatment fried a lot of said brains back into the stone age. Not that things improved a lot ever since, … [...] Click to raid more!

Nazghor – Seventh Secular Crusade (2022) – Review

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Well, who ever said that Black Metal oughta sound like those old masters down to the monotonous vile rasp and underground sound from back in the ’90s? Right, nobody. Apart from some purists perhaps that may still populate the smelly underbelly of the mighty metal multiverse.

But I daresay, variety is sorely needed in this bloodied realm of undead things and unspeakable horrors. A genre that adores its traditions and doesn’t take well to change. Even if some veterans made laudable efforts to the contrary without leaving their sacred grounds of long-gone times.

But there’s more on offer. The Swedes … [...] Click to raid more!

De Profundis – The Corruption of Virtue (2022) – Review

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Ah, we’re late again, so late. Work life at RMR starts to feel like Twitter these days. Not enough staff to keep the lights on, and we didn’t even fire anybody (yet). Because if we would, nobody would be left. So, the staff over here at the RMR office tower just slaves on in dogged resignation which leads to a smokin’ mountain of pent-up anger. So, there’s nothing better than some furious demolition delivered with some red-hot metal. And these are exactly the kind of meds everybody needs over here.

And down we plunged into the overheated review pipe to … [...] Click to raid more!

Kampfar – Til Klovers Takt (2022) – Review

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Kampfar‘s raw power already hit us like dark lightning back in 2019 when Ofidians Manifest appeared at our doorstep. It’s difficult to describe but there seemed to be some cosmic juice behind that sort of proto Black Metal. And besides, this band is one of the age-old BM outfits that survived all those tribulations that befell other biggies in the genre. And I guess, it’s their authenticity and starkly barebone approach to their craft that continuously garners them kudos after all these years.

So, at the time of the release of Til Klovers Takt, we wondered how in … [...] Click to raid more!