Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep (2020) – Review

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I just browsed these age-old progressive rock pieces. You know, all those bands from back in the ’70s that didn’t quite know what to do with their talent.

Because their fare refused to fit the woozy woo-woo of the day, nor would it mix with the disco nerds. And let’s just forget about the harsher realms of an emerging Hard Rock and early metal scene.

Now, I kinda nursed the idea to scrutinize the old prog rock masters some more and finally get some of ’em on the blog. But this project didn’t quite materialize yet, and boy do I … [...] Click to raid more!

Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment (2020) – Review

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I am using the word dense a lot lately. And that’s not meant in a bad way. The RMR deck crew recently took a liking to high-intensity, super-octane Extreme Metal records that will just blow you away by sheer force. Or at least try to. And – second – we have it with duos this year. Bands that only consist of two members. I have no explanation why 2020 turns out this way, but it does.

So, this time it is Anaal Nathrakh‘s time to shine. And before you grow yourself any silly ideas, the name means … [...] Click to raid more!

Aleynmord – The Blinding Light (2020) – Review

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The exception proves the rule, right? You see, we have this doctrine over here. The one that said that thou shalt cover no instrumental record. Lest you pollute RMR’s belief that good rock’n’roll and metal must contain lyrics. But will a record with scarce wording and even stranger howling fall under that very same denomination?

Well, with Aleynmord‘s debut album The Blinding Light one could argue that the weird screams actually are lyrics. Which they ain’t until one of those rare moments arrive that could qualify as a lyrical performance. Or maybe there’s more of this, only that … [...] Click to raid more!

Haken – Virus (2020) – Review

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Why is it we’re never learning from all the mistakes we ever made?

Invasion | Haken, Virus – 2020

Wow, Haken must have the mother of all crystal balls. Ever since we learned of the inception of their new record, the chosen name Virus was slightly disturbing to us. But this took on a whole new meaning once the Coronavirus pandemic wrecked our lives, a very dark and ominous one. A story studded with lyrics that are way too prophetic than they ever should be. But eerie as this may be, there’s no connection to the … [...] Click to raid more!