Iku-Turso – Into Dawnless Realms (2022) – Review

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Already the mystical castle-like shape on the cover art talked to us. Shrouded in terrible mists and surrounded by forests, it positively screams Black Metal. A true visual metaphor for all those extreme things metal has on offer for us. But will the record head down the path of synth-laden tracks plagued by the terrible drum machine? Or will it wander about the well-trodden routes of traditional atrocities? I guess we’re about to find out.

And as is the custom this year, the RMR crew is looking for new contenders for the Malevolent 2022 Series. And here we have a … [...] Click to raid more!

Trick or Treat – Creepy Symphonies (2022) – Review

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Does Alestorm need some serious competition? They sure do. Bowes’ beer-crazed sailors overstayed their welcome somewhat lately, together with his other incarnations. But that’s only the first part of the equation. The second is yet another question. Do we truly need a Helloween soundalike to hit our shores? Perhaps we do. After all, Trick or Treat here started out as a tribute band of the latter, we’re told. Cheeseballs galore, watch out for squalls.


Power Metal seems to be on the rise again. And a lot of that is washing up on our shores from Italy these days. Now … [...] Click to raid more!

Fall of Stasis – The Chronophagist (2022) – Review

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Do 50 minutes of airtime seem excessive to you? The old hands at the RMR office tower still prefer those vinyl-imposed 40 minutes or so. But this is only because they’re ancient as metalheads go. Yet sometimes, we come across pieces that make 30 minutes seem like an eternity, they’re so intense. Usually, you’ll find those records in the tech-death realm with totally overheated vibes and a speed problem.

Now here, a Melodic Death Metal record with a severe tinge of black found us out. The Chronophagist,1) Fall of Stasis‘s happily crazy record, indeed made us check … [...] Click to raid more!