Splintered Throne – The Greater Good of Man (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew has a weakness. It’s not going after everything ancient mariners did for once, old pirates included. But it’s definitely lusting after the good ol’ and long-lost world of traditional Heavy Metal. And come to think of it, both are actually connected in some way. This was a time when metal wasn’t splintered into a gazillion fiercely defended fiefdoms. But it just came as a monoblock, kind of the counterweight to the almighty Hard Rock thing. Metal souls easily served, right? This is what turned those music halls into sweaty cauldrons, believe it or not.

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Seyr – Flux (2022) – Review

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A ride on the wild side. That’s what the human soul sometimes fancies. It’s one of the reasons why people disappear on dangerous trips into the wilderness.1) Or they enjoy some bungie fun whilst jumping off perfectly fine bridges. Or – again – some find solace in discovering the scariest rollercoasters and ride them until the good doctor arrives.

But this is of course beyond the real urge of any reasonably maniacal metalhead. The RMR crew here likes to explore bands that kinda arrive out of nowhere with a style that’s way out there in metal space. Artists that … [...] Click to raid more!

Fellowship – The Saberlight Chronicles (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew found some solace in Power Metal over the last two years or so. A heretical thought, right? Not so anymore. The genre used to be the bane of the trve metalhead. Not something that one would easily touch upon without falling out with the tougher metal crowd. But the winds of change to better quality have been hard at work.

The RMR crew lately found records that actually improved over former concoctions in our swampy review pipe. And we detected pieces from Vandor, Ilium, or – again – Rage in My Eyes1) that got … [...] Click to raid more!

Infanteria – Patriarch (2022) – Review

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Thrash Metal and RMR. That’s always been a testy relationship, to say the least. An uneasy experience of ear-splitting ‘yeah’ screamers. A genre populated by masses of he-men who rush through their metal without thought to good songwriting. Or anything actually, apart from playing fast ‘n’ loud without regard to speed limits that could lurk along the way.

But for some, the genre worked out just dandy. And those are the ones that still fill stadiums to this day, even if some of them are way past their due date. Yet, those very same masters of the trade also needed … [...] Click to raid more!