Eluveitie – Slania (2008) – Review

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Slania, Slania! Voice of a distant past. Ode to Helvetian and Celtic times, when the tribes ruled. As far as they could until the Romans arrived and made a mess out of it.

Yet perhaps, this may be a tad too much glorification of a time historians hardly know about. When tribes (supposedly) ruled on the land today called Switzerland. A story about people long gone and dead. And we don’t even know if they ever existed in the way imagined. It only appears that the Romans did have a few difficulties conquering these people. And it appears that … [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Lammendam (2008) – Review

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Carach Angren always fascinated the RMR crew. This band will stuff your face with unabashed, out-of-this-world theatrics. Bombast with a terrifying facelift delivered on a thunderous platform that makes the term epic pale like so much weak tea. A band that facetiously liveth on a horror-filled territory that not many other bands dare venture into. Because – usually – they don’t have the goods nor the capabilities.

But this band does.

In their relatively short career, Carach Angren produced some pretty sturdy pieces, like Where the Corpses Sink Forever1) or the bloodthirsty, yet unpronounceable Franckensteina Strataemontanus of 20202)[...] Click to raid more!

Deadly Carnage reissue Decadenza – again!

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A girl roasting the mighty balls of the beast? That’s exactly the picture we found on the cover of the age-old EP Decadenza from the Italian Extreme Metal band Deadly Carnage. And it is just too cheeky a theme for us to let that one go. We could not resist but look into this piece.

And yes, I know we shouldn’t even write about an EP that is now on its gazillionth release. But here we go, the artwork made us look and the sound did quite convince us. Decadenza first released in 2008 and went through a number … [...] Click to raid more!

Moonspell – Night Eternal (2008) – Review!

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By Loki, the 9th studio album Night Eternal of the Portuguese band Moonspell is hard chow. You really need to listen to this jumble of tracks a few times and apply some goodwill at first. And I mean really go for it!

To take it all in IS tough – blackened, darkly ominous Gothic Metal sounds emerging from my earphones. Brutal, technically very demanding, riffs and harsh vocals assaulting your eardrums and virtually marching through your brain. If it is not burned away – that is – after listening to this record repeatedly. 

But then the vampire or the thing that dwells in the darkness inside [...] Click to raid more!