Cirkus Prütz – Blues Revolution (2022) – Review

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Do you like groove, and I mean THE groove? You know, that sentiment that makes you want to break out some weed and think back to times long gone. A time, when long, unruly hair was all the rage, ZZ Top was the ultimate measuring stick for beards, and none of that was a status symbol for select extremist rock genres.

These were also the times when crazy was the new norm, guitars wouldn’t survive the next concert, and erratic behavior was just dandy. That’s also when Blues Rock or just plain blues often spilled into the street from smoke-filled … [...] Click to raid more!

Lucid Grave – Cosmic Mountain (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew is a weird bunch. Instead of going for the easy, high-rolling stars of the rock and metal world that would net us gazillions of clicks and wild riches, we often pick bands with no name and even weirder styles.

That trait saddles us with pretty pig-headed adepts of the underground and no social recognition to speak of. Yet again, these records often contain that fresh material, still untainted by the greedy little hands of big labels. And that’s often more alluring at the RMR office tower than honey is to bees.

Gently humming bumblebees on colorful flowers … [...] Click to raid more!

Suncraft – Flat Earth Rider (2021) – Review

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Woe, it’s a long time that the RMR crew didn’t come across a memorable Stoner record. One that makes you want to break out that weed and have at it. Or simply fire up yer blazing red Corvette and cruise down South along the Malibu coast. Until you turn left on Sunset to finally reach the Rainbow Bar & Grill for a bout of debauchery and – perhaps – some meet ‘n’ greet with some grizzled old rock singer.1)

Well, it ain’t the ’80s anymore for sure, and the originals are getting scarce out there. So, it’s great news … [...] Click to raid more!

Hey Satan – Orange Moon (2019) – Review

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It is good that not all bands and artists fall off the deep end and indulge themselves in pseudo-hip-hop, and/or some sort of bastardized Latino tunes. You know, those cookie-cutter tracks that overwhelmingly populate the hit and chart lists of radio stations.

And I admit, after much metal, a dram of Salsa with pretty hot rhythms will do you good. As long as it is genuine. If not, this quickly veers into overkill. Often these fake tunes are so simplistic that it actually hurts to even stay with them longer than a few seconds.

So, luckily we got ourselves outfits [...] Click to raid more!