Gojira – Magma (2016) – Review

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RMR just covered the 2021 Gojira edition, and – in truth – we felt a bit underwhelmed by one of the most overhyped records of this year. And yes, we know that a friggin’ gazillion of fans paid that band money to fuel life and projects. But this crew here likes to be that lone screamer from the proverbial mountaintop, whilst all others follow da master like them famed lemmings of bygone times.

But unimpressed as we were, the piece gave us an appetite for moar of those Frenchmens’ fare. And the logical choice fell on Magma[...] Click to raid more!

Felled – The Intimate Earth (2021) – Review

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Splendid. 2021 seems to be the year of the style breakers. Those bands step out of the proverbial box and start moving down their very own path. And that is something the RMR deckhands truly appreciate.

The current metal multiverse is plagued by too many sub-styles, all of them sporting different attributes. But, only acting within the tight confines of a style will – in time – have a negative effect on a band’s ability to compose good music. Metal has in many ways become a playground for all sorts of nerds. And that is not necessarily a … [...] Click to raid more!

Vulture Lord – Desecration Rite (2021) – Review

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You might have guessed it. It is time to, yet again, descend into the darkened pit of diabolical lore and corpses BBQed on glowing tridents. On the menu are Vulture Lord, the band that remained without a major release for some 18 years since their second full studio record hit the airwaves. To top all that, this band pretty much is a leftover of the old Scandinavian Black Metal lore. After all, they did start in 1995 or so.

And – long after the demise of their former guitarist Trond Bråthen aka Trondr Nefas in 2012 – … [...] Click to raid more!