Aexylium – The Fifth Season (2021) – Review

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Ah, here we have another outfit from Varese in Italy. It looks like this spot in the state of Lombardy hosts a wealth of metal bands. The styles seem to range from total extremes to the folksier realms of the metal multiverse. So, once good ol’ RMR heads South again, a stop will now definitely be in order to visit with people. So we can have it all, from the folk people to the devil’s lore.

Aexylium already appeared on these pages with their former full-length Tales from this Land. Now, whilst their earlier piece went blatantly … [...] Click to raid more!

Slimelord bemoan Moss Contamination!

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You gotta be in the mood for that one. There are swampy creatures out there that – for once – don’t originate from Capitol Hill. Instead, they hail from some bog in good ol’ England. Meet Slimelord and their newest demo turned EP called Moss Contamination.

The RMR crew here was on the lookout for some real Death Metal, away from the weak gurgles some bands sport and sell it as the trve deathly fare. Instead, here this outfit peddles a doomy, muddy piece of some sort of grungy Death Metal that perfectly fits their creed. The growls indeed … [...] Click to raid more!

2021 and The Extreme: Black, Death, and the Arcane!

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Some years have a darker more ominous feel to them. And 2021 surely exudes those waves of additional woe in more ways than one, and we’re not quite done with it yet. At least that is what these first few months up to August taught us. And in truth, our late prog and alt harvest already spoke to that. Great findings for sure from metal bands of the light, but sparse pickings nonetheless.

On the other hand, the picture is much different from the extreme folks in the metal multiverse. This year, an avalanche of distorted sounds of the arcane … [...] Click to raid more!

Dimman – Songs and Tales of Grievance (2021) – Review

Last updated on 20 September 2021

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The RMR music search radar always combs the vast reaches of the metal multiverse for the funky and the extraordinary. For bands that don’t quite care about styles and conventions – and, in turn, don’t make a mess out of it. And sometimes we indeed stumble upon some promising vibes that talk to those grouchy deckhands stuck in the RMR office suite. Bands that can morph the many distractions the metal multiverse offers into something focused and innovative.

So, we’re glad that we came across the Finnish band Dimman with their first … [...] Click to raid more!