Second to Sun – Legacy (2019) – Review

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The RMR deck crew always keeps an eye on that Extreme Metal radar. The one that displays news from the pit, where these records dwell. And these days the trve spirit is a tad difficult to get by. We do get our fair share of posers and wannabes, of course.

But often weeks fly by without any really rough metal on the menu. Which can be good, too, of course. There’s much more to this metal multiverse than only them total brutalities.

So, it is good news that the cold winds from the East started blowing. … [...] Click to raid more!

Xaon – Solipsis (2019) – Review

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Cinematic Metal. The dream of shaving off a tasty slice of Hollywood without being there. And – by definition – only in sound and never in deed. Clad in metal that somehow and apparently must sound epic and be smothered in sweetish cheese.

Bands like AfterTime or – again – Illuminata come to mind. And for a while, it is nice to listen to those compositions that all kinda sound alike. But then suddenly this deluge of fondue does get to you. And you start to yearn for something a bit rougher.

So, luckily we finally … [...] Click to raid more!

Lacuna Coil – Black Anima (2019) – Review

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Lacuna Coil like wordplays. Already their own band name is one, which translates to something like empty or blank coil. Now, their newest full-length album Black Anima (anima = soul in Italian) names stuff in the same vein. I kinda liked this idea already, together with this ominous album cover. All this goodness smacks of change. And change is what we need more of from this band.

Now, already their 2016 record Delirium seriously stole from our coveted stock of brownie points. This one had true promise, and was written under duress so I understand, with … [...] Click to raid more!