Video: Aephanemer unleashes Panta Rhei!

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Aephanemer truly rewrote the way Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal is looked at today. The band rapidly went from unknown shredders to a known value by which the speedy factions of these genres shall be measured. Now, they are back with Panta Rhei, a first glimpse into their upcoming record A Dream of Wilderness, out in November 2021.

Usually, I am not too fond of the metal-band-in-a-cave theme with extended theatrics by hairy metal band dudes and dudettes. Yet here, first ’tis a modern cave with screens, so they’re forgiven.

But more importantly, the riffing and … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR’s 2019 Top 10 Records

Last updated on 30 August 2021

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What a wealth of good records that came online in 2019. This year is – again – proof that the Folk, Metal, and Rock genres are still vibrant and very much alive. This is especially refreshing for rock and metal, where many an antagonist likes to declare the death of them – like every other day or so. But hey, the naysayers were proven wrong.

On the other hand, having lots of goodies to choose from makes our lives a tad more difficult, too. And that’s why we struggled with our choices this Top … [...] Click to raid more!

Intermittent Digest – Tome IX

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Now, wait a second, what?

It has been a whopping eight months or so since the latest Intermittent Digest released on this blog. In the meantime, we were busy as bees and looked at scores of new records. So, it is high time again to put the proverbial tent around this circus and start to make some sense out of what we found.

At this point in time, we also would have liked to mention the latest record of Batushka. Yet, we got two of them and some awful controversy surrounding the band. … [...] Click to raid more!

Aephanemer – Prokopton (2019) – Review

Last updated on 17 September 2021

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Prokopton. The path of the stoic. I kinda like that in context with Aephanemer. Already their 2016 piece Memento Mori showed the advanced skills of this band and – for sure – of lead guitarist Martin Hamiche. The latter record indeed was already a pretty good album in itself, but it did have its moments. And certainly, a lot of air still to fill.

Now, here I find these French metallers stoically walking down that path of their own making with their newest record. And in truth, Prokopton really and powerfully … [...] Click to raid more!