Sun of the Suns – TIIT (2021) – Review

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It’s time to work on the leftovers from the Year of the Lord 2021. Those that were slated for review initially but for some reason never got enough attention. One of them is the – until recently – pretty much unknown band Sun of the Suns and their debut album TIIT.

And who ever said that we won’t be covering those joint Deathcore pieces anymore? The ones that gurgle themselves through a tasty Death Metal repertoire when they’re not busy ripping everyone a new butthole with their ‘core activities.

TIIT kinda lurked around our backstage area for … [...] Click to raid more!

Rage of Light – Redemption (2021) – Review

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One of the main challenges a metal band has in this ever-growing mass of often mediocre material is to stand out and shine. Many genres have been beaten to death so many times that any use of them will resemble that proverbial dead horse. It’s a conundrum of sorts that some manage well – and others less so.

And you basically get two factions. The first is the party of the diehard traditionalists. They will doggedly stick to the basics of any given subgenre, and no matter what. And thus, they will most likely find themselves lodged in … [...] Click to raid more!

Aeons – Consequences (2021) – Review

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Do you remember the ‘I love you / I love you not’ game? You know, the one also played with an unsuspecting flower that thus brutally meets its unseemly demise. Remember that? Good.

Because sometimes we encounter records that do exactly that. At the outset already, and we haven’t even tortured the flower yet, there seems to be no love lost (so the flower can live). Yet, one full half-hour bleeds away and this thing still roars out of our loudspeakers. And we kinda scratch our heads and ask ourselves what we’re going to do with this record. … [...] Click to raid more!

Black Passage – The Veil (2019) – Review

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Never, ever cease to look for those mutineers. For those bands that step outside the proverbial boundaries that somehow appeared. Invisible borders, not necessarily decreed by law, but more often by elitist popularism.

Driven by few to imprint their beliefs onto the masses that oftentimes gladly submit to the yoke of unified thought control and overcooked political correctness. A very Orwellian world, but one that we do see emerging more and more these days.

In music, ‘specialists’ will categorize everything that sounds into genres. And it seems that more is better and less truly sucks. Funny … [...] Click to raid more!