Rise To The Sky – Every Day, A Funeral (2022) – Review

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Indeed. It looks like the folks over at Officium Triste really are in mucho trouble right now. A short while ago, the RMR crew enjoyed a deluge of tears with the folks over at Celestial Season.1) And now, more great Doom Death Metal is heading our way. Rise to the Sky the outfit is called, a Chilean one-man-show. And they want a funeral, every friggin’ day. Woe, that truly calls for an ocean of tears. So, go ahead, inflate that rubber dingy, and grab yer oars. A dark storm is a-lurkin’.


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Denigrate – Blackguard (2022) – Review

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It does happen, you know. Suddenly the red alert roars off, lights flashing, and all hands on deck. Because something hit the review pipe with full force. An unforeseen record just breached this slow-moving morass and caused some of that sump to wobble dangerously with an unseemly speedy rush to the top of the list by – something. That’s usually illegal over here, but what can you do, right? If urgency takes over, then this can’t be helped. And Denigrate just accomplished that rare feat. Rules broken, egos hurt, and the RMR crew in total discomfiture? It happens, sometimes. But … [...] Click to raid more!

Celestial Season – Mysterium I (2022) – Review

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Officium Triste already ran a similar campaign. Slow-marching Doom Death Metal, pregnant with weeping melodies and drunk on abundant orchestration, garnished with growls and weird monologues as the tracks lumbered on. It was also a somewhat tedious and – yes – even boring affair at times. So, where will Celestial Season take us? Spritzy refreshments underway or lukewarm metal parts only? We’ll keep the ice cubes ready, just in case.


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Et Moriemur – Tamashii No Yama (2022) – Review

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Some bands the RMR horde covers are way out there in the left field. And it’s not because they’re bad, it’s because they don’t give a damn about styles, conventions, and – seemingly – profits. They might lean a bit more this way or that, but by and large, they just do their thing.

The Czechs from Et Moriemur are one of those bands. They first appeared on our ‘zine with their 2014 piece Ex Nihilo in Nihilum to benevolent but still pretty limited applause. The RMR crew somewhat shamelessly ignored their pretty neat album Epigrammata from 2018. But their … [...] Click to raid more!