Moonshade – As We Set The Skies Ablaze (2022) – Review

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We did it yet again. It was time to just go ahead, reach into the boggy depths of the RMR review pipe, and pull a random record out of the muck. This practice already netted us a score or so of exciting new pieces that – otherwise – would not have appeared here.

AND – drumroll – the lucky winner of the RMR Global Pipe Prize Of The Moment is Moonshade. A Portuguese Death Metal outfit from the beautiful port city of Oporto.

An insane fool’s errand or simply a winner of the RMR Metal Music Lottery? All bets … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle Of Filth – Dusk… and Her Embrace (1996) – Review

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There are records that you gotta be in the mood for. And all of Cradle of Filth‘s pieces kinda qualify for that sentiment. The level of crazy intensity, the ceaseless high-pitched screams, the endless gallivanting in between the world of gothic moodiness and speedy blackened Extreme Metal tend to wear out even the sturdiest of metalheads. But in turn, CoF would not be itself if that ferocity would suddenly evaporate and be replaced with something that – I don’t know – Amaranthe would do, for instance. What a blasphemous thought, though, right?

Now, the question comes to mind, when … [...] Click to raid more!

Denigrate – Blackguard (2022) – Review

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It does happen, you know. Suddenly the red alert roars off, lights flashing, and all hands on deck. Because something hit the review pipe with full force. An unforeseen record just breached this slow-moving morass and caused some of that sump to wobble dangerously with an unseemly speedy rush to the top of the list by – something. That’s usually illegal over here, but what can you do, right? If urgency takes over, then this can’t be helped. And Denigrate just accomplished that rare feat. Rules broken, egos hurt, and the RMR crew in total discomfiture? It happens, sometimes. But … [...] Click to raid more!

Saxon – Carpe Diem (2022) – Review

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The avid fan of our ‘zine will surely be aware of our weakness (or fondness) for Heavy Metal and the eons-old movement of NWoBHM. But somehow, RMR never covered the folks over at Saxon.

Yep, these guys cruising alongside the likes of Iron Maiden and Judas Priest for many decades. Yet for some reason, they never got as much glitter as the other folks. Instead, they churned out record after record for over 40 years or so. An impressive and steady music career that wasn’t devoid of its own challenges.

So, here they are ready to unleash steel and … [...] Click to raid more!