Revenience – Daedalum (2016) – Review

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The wheel of the Devil. Ha! At last, I finally uncovered a means to invoke the Lightbringer, right?

But, nope. Meant by this is the Zoetrope, also called a Daedalum. A round device with slits that create the impression of moving images once actioned.

As the lore goes, the device saw the light of day in the 1800s. Patents by several crafty bastards followed quickly, all claiming glory for themselves. So, in essence, intellectual property disputes really are nothing new.

Now, the Italian band Revenenience named their debut album after the device. Early filmography in metal, that’s quite a novel … [...] Click to raid more!

Sagenland – Oale Groond (2021) – Review

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Finally. Here is to a band that embarks on a journey back to the roots of darkness. Black Metal in its ’90s Scandinavian robe. A time when the genre was a serious and often seriously dangerous affair, with church burners and real psychos that bounced all over the soundscape. Burzum, early Ulver, Bathory, and others come to mind. So, what better time than a stormy winter’s day to really get going with this record.

These days, Extreme Metal bands with a taste for all sorts of elements from the large pool of overused blackened undercurrents often deploy sumptuously lush … [...] Click to raid more!

Arrayan Path – The Marble Gates of Apeiron (2020) – Review

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Surprise reigned supreme at the RMR office suite when we discovered all those pretty sturdy bands that roam the limited reaches of the island of Cyprus. Lots of Power Metal, Thrash, and some genuine Punk Rock already crossed our hawse over the years. And that’s pretty wild. All that makes me wanna go visit there and mingle with the metal crowd a bit. But – alas – I can’t these days.

Arrayan Path1) suffered our scrutiny for some time now. The band, led by the Leptos brothers, that churns out these spiffy refrains just fascinates us. And … [...] Click to raid more!

Svederna – Härd (2020) – Review

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He that seeketh findeth“, right? We have our almighty TGIF1) day, today. And I was looking for some real sturdy Extreme Metal. A sharply pointed something to soothe my soul with. To fight fire with lava hot metal heat, that kind of thing. It burns pressure and depression off your back in one go, like one of those massages. But let’s not go there. This is a music blog.

Well, Sweden turned out to be the destination, and Svederna the target. A band that, in late August 2020, somewhat carelessly threw their newest Black Metal piece Härd onto … [...] Click to raid more!