Fallujah – Empyrean (2022) – Review

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Household names and the vile mainstream. Bands that are seemingly known by everybody beyond their (un)usually vast fan multiverse. And – at times – it appears that they’re everywhere. Even if only a minor percentage of the music-producing masses will qualify.

Now, the metal world is a tad more restrained, but you got them as well. And the Bay Area folks of Fallujah are one of them. At least in Extreme Metal circles, they are. And even if you never listened to any one of their concoctions, you surely heard their name mentioned over and over again.

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Et Moriemur – Tamashii No Yama (2022) – Review

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Some bands the RMR horde covers are way out there in the left field. And it’s not because they’re bad, it’s because they don’t give a damn about styles, conventions, and – seemingly – profits. They might lean a bit more this way or that, but by and large, they just do their thing.

The Czechs from Et Moriemur are one of those bands. They first appeared on our ‘zine with their 2014 piece Ex Nihilo in Nihilum to benevolent but still pretty limited applause. The RMR crew somewhat shamelessly ignored their pretty neat album Epigrammata from 2018. But their … [...] Click to raid more!

Hexenklad – Heathenheart (2021) – Review

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Archaeology says they were in Canada eons ago. We’re talking about the Norse explorers that (apparently) invaded modern-day Canada some 500 years before Columbus struck down South. Those are captivating stories about Vikings trying to settle what is today North America. Only to get in trouble with the Skraelings of a millennium ago and to finally abandon their quest.

This inspired several Canadian bands like SIG:AR:TYR to hop onto that very specific bandwagon (or Viking ship) and start riffing about it. And not only that. The mystical lands of the Canadian outback and its fascinating history motivated a small but … [...] Click to raid more!