Soothsayer – Echoes of the Earth – Review

Last updated on 13 April 2021

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Why on earth did Heilung change names, move to Ireland, and chant ever more weirdly around the soundscape? But it’s not Heilung, they’re still firmly lodged in Norway. And their chanting didn’t deteriorate either.1)

It is the Irish band Soothsayer that – for some reason – decided to start their new piece Echoes of the Earth with some atrociously bad wailings on eternal repeat.2) Fringe probably exists solely to lull RMR into some sort of a transcendental state3) to accept more such bizarre garbage that will come later.

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Wheel – Preserved In Time – Review

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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.

Do you know why I kinda stopped looking at Khemmis and – for sure – Pallbearer? They’re great musicians, sure. But somehow, they never quite hit the vibe of … [...] Click to raid more!

Byron – The Omega Evangelion – Review

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Sometimes I am not sure what makes me turn towards an album. It may be a random choice. Or – at times – the record will choose you – sort of. As in, you kinda fancy the beat, and next thing you know, you just listened to this thing for 30 minutes or so. In other words, the beat just got the better of you with some sort of metallic zen and a hefty dose of rocky hypnosis. The ultimate sales pitch of an album review promo. That kind of thing.

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Blood Libel by Sleepless – Heavy Metal 2.0!

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What happens when a bunch of Death Metal dudes state that they want to give Heavy Metal a try? Well, Blood Libel happens.

In truth, this is one blurb that kinda missed our review pipe when it hit the world stage already earlier this month. But once their piece finally roared out of the mighty RMR music machine, we were sold.

Because you won’t get yer usual Heavy Metal with its signature screams that are often as fake as many of them orgasms out there. Instead, you’ll get a Sabbath-esque demolition team on steroids boring down on you. Ominous … [...] Click to raid more!