Second to Sun – Legacy (2019) – Review

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The RMR deck crew always keeps an eye on that Extreme Metal radar. The one that displays news from the pit, where these records dwell. And these days the trve spirit is a tad difficult to get by. We do get our fair share of posers and wannabes, of course.

But often weeks fly by without any really rough metal on the menu. Which can be good, too, of course. There’s much more to this metal multiverse than only them total brutalities.

So, it is good news that the cold winds from the East started blowing. And with them arrived … [...] Click to raid more!

Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr (2019) – Review

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The success of a band defines itself by the fan engagement it gets, on live events and any support medium currently available. It basically represents the sum of the actions of all its member musicians – and their hopefully outstanding contributions.

And many times you will find band members in these bands that seem to shine. And kinda stand out from the others, in the bright light the band and its brand disperses overall.

Then – suddenly – the shining ones decide to leave and tempt to go their own way. Either totally separate or as solo projects that will … [...] Click to raid more!

Dark Mirror Ov Tragedy – The Lord Ov Shadows (2019) – Review

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Why is it that these Extreme Metal outfits always have that need to wear out their drummer? Overly elaborate drum patterns will just work them into a heart attack.

Just watch some of the videos that start with the stick wielder and their pained expression. So far I have seen none really with a heavenly smile on their faces. And to add insult to injury, I openly heard some bands joking about that, by the way.

You’ll mostly find that situation in these epically charged and overly bombastic works of operatic Symphonic Metal. And with those bands living in pseudo-Black [...] Click to raid more!

Silver Dust – House 21 (2018) – Review

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First, you get the purists out there. The ones with a good tune, but absolutely no willingness or know-how to market themselves. This is sometimes borne from the need to bury themselves deep underground, idealistic purposes, or straight lackadaisical laziness.

Then you often hear: ‘I entered the mainstream’. Proudly pronounced by folks happy to be with everybody else. The ones that will hit all the levers the music industry has to offer. And go with the motions to be visible and sell their fares. Which is great, but usually boring.

But there’s this tiny slice of bands, not only … [...] Click to raid more!