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!

The Conjurer, by Insomnium. Winter melancholy!

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Nothing and nobody has been able to really copy that typical Insomnium style. Nor should anybody, right? This muted cathedral sound, spiked with discreet symphonic elements. All of this usually delivers on smoothly flowing, soaring guitars – three of them actually – and Niilo Sevänen‘s stately growls. Plus a few cleans, just for spice.

We were already quite impressed with Heart Like a Grave back in 2019, a somewhat more assertive piece than the former ones. And the question is, what comes next?

Well, their new video The Conjurer does. If anything, the band didn’t jettison any of their … [...] Click to raid more!

Marche Funèbre – Einderlicht (2020) – Review

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Marche Funèbre. Ah, ’tis so decadently funeral, this Chopin thing.1) The name of the band brings classical heavy hitters to mind. Soaring melodies full of sorrow. And all that to bury one more lost soul.

So, did RMR suddenly cross those terrible waters of the river Styx and went full-bore classical? Never in life, or anywhere thereafter2).

Straight off the bat, Einderlicht‘s melancholy ways make themselves known. We were quite smitten by their knack to project doom. A sound not unlike Draconian, yet without the female touch.

The band – this time – … [...] Click to raid more!