Newsflash: Varmia sends us a Prolog!

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Well, by the broken bells of hell. Total darkness trickles down South from the Northern frozen landscape. RMR barely starts the year, and the Polish band Varmia hits us with their newest slightly pagan-esque EP Prolog. Time will tell if ’23 will again turn out to be a malevolent year like the last one. But this band launches us to a good start.

First and foremost, Prolog hits you with a strange mix of the lost dregs of (very) early Enslaved, Bathory on a sunny day, and the unhinged rage of early Myrkur. This goes together with a … [...] Click to raid more!

IATT – Magnum Opus (2022) – Review

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Every year you get those bands that once arrived in good order in our inbox for further treatment. Only to be surpassed time and again by other records. And this for no particularly good reason. Or at least that is what we thought.

Now, late (very late) in the year, the RMR recovery team rummaged about the dregs of undead records way down in that overheated section of our musty review pipe. And IATT‘s1) Magnum Opus finally crawled out from under a few others and made itself known to us.

And that’s a good thing. Because you’ll get … [...] Click to raid more!

Whiskey Ritual – Kings (2022) – Review

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Let’s explore your punkish side for a change. Away from this vile metal thing that usurps yer senses to no end. You know, back to a fiery brand of rock that comes in short blurbs of hellish brutality. With lyrics that are yelled straight in your faces like one of those addle-brained drill instructors over in the US. And all of that wild clamor and brouhaha will make you call the Anger Management Hotline for assistance. But fear naught, this time it’s not true punk like this one or this one.

But first, a caveat. Whiskey Ritual‘s album … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Abschied by Ellende!

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Whoa, sometimes one doesn’t see the forest for the trees. The insane rush towards moar full-length reviews often lets us forget that other gems might be lurking in plain sight.

And sure enough. Not that long ago, RMR covered Ellende‘s Ellenbogengesellschaft, a perfect specimen of what we call Forest Metal over here. Abschied,1) one of the main contributions on the record spawned a pretty snazzy video that somehow got lost in the fray, until now.

Beautiful wood-laden landscapes trade places with an older couple trying to enjoy their last bright moments together. It’s all about departure … [...] Click to raid more!