Sidus Atrum – Spiral of Life (2022) – Review

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RMR recently started a series. One that will bring us harsh metal, terrible metal, the tastiest alloys from the darkest recesses of this particular multiverse.1) Kind of aligned to the current signs of the times, but designed to turn the next Top 10 Records list into a somber and decidedly steely affair. A response to the malevolent year that 2022 already seems to morph into. Sidious went first with a totally blackened aggression that damaged our loudspeakers longer than it should have.

But this time, we will try a slightly different tack. Sidus Atrum‘s Spiral of Life truly … [...] Click to raid more!

Apostle of Solitude – Until The Darkness Goes (2021) – Review

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The RMR crew here wasn’t all that impressed with the doom soundscape over the last few years. Lighthouses like Pallbearer or – again – Khemmis lost their bite somewhat. To the point that their latest releases found themselves in that dreaded oubliette and not on the RMR review pipe where they should be.

There have been old-style doomsters like Pale Divine that got in our good graces more or less. Whereas others clearly did not. Yet, in 2021, we enjoyed a few pretty pristine sadboi offerings that really shook us to the core, we sobbed so hard. But still, … [...] Click to raid more!

Without God – Siberian Tunes: Purple Clouds (2021) – Review

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This year already whelped pretty sturdy and traditionally-minded Doom Metal records that we still fondly remember. But the real rush towards oldish tears and trepidation started in 2020 when old-style doomers boarded the massive RMR 100-gun flagship with a mighty roar. Since then, our lookouts never stopped searching for more slow ‘n’ heavy sorrowful pieces.

One would typically go a-hunting on anglo-saxon shores for bands in that genre with – perhaps – a few injections from Western Europe. But sometimes the RMR radar will detect promising candidates from other spots on our vast globe. So, let’s head East for … [...] Click to raid more!

Desolation Angels – King (2017/2018) – Review

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Did you know that travel back in time is possible? It is. And this despite all those snazzy theories to the contrary that them scientists like to throw at us measly earthlings. Don’t believe me? Well, forget about all those wildly spinning time machines and fire up your disc player.1) Then, feel that nostalgia and pop in the 2018 piece King from Desolation Angels, and – wham – you’re back in the late ’80s where NWoBHM reigned supreme.

But why now? After all, heard it all before, headbanged it, got a lot of t-shirts, right? Well, it appears … [...] Click to raid more!