Earthwomb – Becoming Immanence (2021) – Review

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RMR just enjoyed a modern-day Atmospheric Black Metal record. A brand of atmoblack without the smelly shrouds of the dreaded underground. Artfully filthy1), with soaring melodies, and a pint or two of sorrow. And, of course, all technically outstanding with nary a perfectly styled hair out of place.

Yet, there are times when a spiffy production isn’t what our dark souls crave. Instead, we yearn for that fearsome grime and grit. For evil incarnate in a tune that reaches us from the basement of the Dark Lord. Red hot blasts of madness that comfortably rumble across our stomachs, … [...] Click to raid more!

Black Soul Horde – Horrors From The Void (2021) – Review

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Why do all imagined beings from other worlds come with tentacles these days? Ah, yes. Because, you know, Lovecraft. The long-gone horror fiction writer with his motley bunch of cosmic horrors at his undead beck and call. And then, perhaps, because an octopus is indeed a weird and almost alien being, living right here on earth in places where we measly humans can’t exist.

And who would have thought that Thy Row would get some serious competition – still in 2021. So, Black Soul Horde indeed rushes on the scene with their Cthulhu-infested piece Horrors From The Void[...] Click to raid more!

Noltem – Illusions in the Wake (2021) – Review

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Some of the RMR crew like to visit exhibitions. Nothing sleazy nor infested with demonic distortions or styles for nerds only. Just plain art displayed in more or less astonishing splendor.

And sometimes you stand in front of one of these paintings and you wonder why you like the piece. Nothing on the offering really talks to you at first. Yet, something kinda speaks to your inner self. It’s a communication of sorts that you cannot control, and you actually don’t want to. A pleasant discourse that takes place despite yourself.

The same happens sometimes with records. You … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (2021) – Review

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‘Thou shalt not hunt the dreaded mainstream‘. That’s one of our iron rules here over at the RMR office buildings. Well, to be truthful, you will find it mostly poured in lead than forged into cold, hard steel. Because sometimes, just sometimes, management here will make exceptions.

Because there are some Extreme Metal bands out there that we have taken a truly unholy liking to. And one of those is Cradle of Filth.

I am frankly unsure what drives us back to Dani Filth‘s often annoying screams that after a while sound like a caffeine … [...] Click to raid more!