Negative Vortex – Tomb Absolute (2022) – Review

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I always wondered what I liked better. Brutal, harsh Death Metal, or just vile and terrible Black Metal. And the answer is, it depends. After all, both genres hunt in the same or similar corners of the metal’s smelly underbelly. Yet, quite often, Death Metal gives a songwriter much better traction for all sorts of debaucheries. And whilst the blackened folks are steeped in tradition and self-inflicted rules,1) the deathly ones can let loose any which way they choose. Yet again, some of them forgot that just brutalizing the audience like some abominable monstrosity may not necessarily lead to … [...] Click to raid more!

De Profundis – The Corruption of Virtue (2022) – Review

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Ah, we’re late again, so late. Work life at RMR starts to feel like Twitter these days. Not enough staff to keep the lights on, and we didn’t even fire anybody (yet). Because if we would, nobody would be left. So, the staff over here at the RMR office tower just slaves on in dogged resignation which leads to a smokin’ mountain of pent-up anger. So, there’s nothing better than some furious demolition delivered with some red-hot metal. And these are exactly the kind of meds everybody needs over here.

And down we plunged into the overheated review pipe to … [...] Click to raid more!

Instigate – Unheeded Warnings of Decay (2022) – Review

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Oh boy. Sometimes I’m glad that a band cheated, only delivered some 35 minutes of airtime, AND had the gall to call that a full-length album. This happens when the levels of metal intensity levels shoot straight through the roof. And we had attacks like that of bands with a serious speed problem in the past.

It’s for felt ages that the RMR crew tried to find more reasonably grinding Death Metal with an itch for outrageous tech and brutality. Instigate here pushed themselves to the forefront. But can they beat established Tech Death bands that made an appearance on … [...] Click to raid more!

Paganizer – Beyond The Macabre (2022) – Review

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Rogga Johansson is probably one of the most prolific creators of heavy music out there. There’s a seemingly endless stream of Death Metal projects he’s calling his own or is involved in. And sometimes this makes me want to contact this guy to help poor old RMR figure out how one manages all that complexity without going insane.

And we have a confession to make. The RMR crew ignored former Paganizer records. Because of, you know, too much Rogga. And that can lead to total sensory overload and metallic depression. But here, the mighty review committee decided to give … [...] Click to raid more!