What on earth is a Hyperborean? I had to look that up, can’t know everything, right? In short, it is a Northerner, a dude from the frozen tundras plagued by wind and ice. But before all Finns and Inuits start their lucky dance, just hold on for a minute. In Greek mythology, it’s all about those folks living in a place of perpetual sunshine beyond the reach of the God of the North Wind. There, take that, ye metal folks. I like that one better, some sort of Garden of Eden 3.0, complete with pickled herring and potent clear … [...] Click to raid more!
The RMR crew here wasn’t all that impressed with the doom soundscape over the last few years. Lighthouses like Pallbearer or – again – Khemmis lost their bite somewhat. To the point that their latest releases found themselves in that dreaded oubliette and not on the RMR review pipe where they should be.
There have been old-style doomsters like Pale Divine that got in our good graces more or less. Whereas others clearly did not. Yet, in 2021, we enjoyed a few pretty pristine sadboi offerings that really shook us to the core, we sobbed so hard. But still, … [...] Click to raid more!
Boy, there’s some wheeler-dealer stuff going on. We just heard some proggy news about Wheel from Finland, which didn’t quite make it onto our review pipe yet.
But suddenly, we get those doomy vibes from Germany. And indeed, we got ourselves yet another Wheel on the menu. One with that distinct early Doom Metal flavor. And they ain’t even coming from the US. And that’s almost heresy these days.
The German band Lunar Shadow crossed my hawse a few times before. But never at very high levels of intensity. Yet, they always appeared on our metal radar as a pretty competent band with a somewhat old-style rock and metal offering.
An outfit that improved with age as they worked on their skills over the years. A positive development in the making, with a ton of potential for success on the horizon. Yet again, they never quite made it onto the blog and we – thus – never turned the merciless RMR spotlight on this band. In hindsight, perhaps we … [...] Click to raid more!