Grim Ravine – It’s a long way down, To Where You Are (2020) – Review

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Do you like diving? I do. Or at least, I did. Because Corona killed all the joys of life for the moment. Boy, you can’t even get no beer of that name no more. They just shut the factory down in Mexico, which is a bummer.

But when diving was still en vogue not so long ago, I did enjoy that peace and quiet down there in those blue waters. Corals, colorful fish – and the occasional dread when a shark eyes you too closely.

But the farther you go down, the murkier things become. Darkness prevails, and soon you … [...] Click to raid more!

Fer de Lance release Colossus!

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You’ve got those rare metal pieces that just talk to you. Those that project this visceral connection to your metallic inner self if you get my drift. And this is the way it should be. Metal that docks onto your brain receptors like there’s no tomorrow. Whoever needs vitamins, when you can have all sorts of metal, right?

The debut EP Colossus of Fer de Lance is one of those. A truly epic mix of Heavy, Doom and – yes – some pretty slow-motion, crazily tilted Power Metal that took the RMR office suite by storm.

True, the band is … [...] Click to raid more!

Tethra – Empire of the Void (2020) – Review

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Metal music is where many proponents dearly love a constant. Genres nicely stowed into neat little boxes and progressing along rulez that someone once decreed.

Someone.

Because we have no idea who that may have been. It’s a bit like the unwritten book of laws turned terrible grimoire. Because everyone can establish a style and then declare it the law of metal.

And some of those freewheelers paid a pretty hefty price. Like the astounding amounts of hate Myrkur had to endure. Because the band around Amalie Bruun dared to challenge the guardians of the genre’s … [...] Click to raid more!

My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion (2020) – Review

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The RMR crew will always remember Feel The Misery of My Dying Bride to be the record that blew Paradise Lost out of the water. That was back in late 2015, when we thought we were all set. Ready to head into the making of the new top 10 list.

But nada, the miserables around Aaron Stainthorpe gave us their saddest piece yet and tore our plans asunder. But what is a little delay if it is for a good cause, right?

The last five years were not necessarily the happiest for the band. A number of lineup changes … [...] Click to raid more!