It’s interesting how bands often meander away and morph into other styles – or no style at all. Which is – come to think of it – the way to go. The RMR deck crew had the folks over at Heiden down as Pagan and Black Metal from the Czech Republic. Yet, as we see more often than not, trve metal seems to lose its sharp edge after a while, and those outfits kinda drift off into the murky yonder. Often they wander into lands where the horned pagan gods and earth lore rule supreme. Or they visit other delights … [...] Click to raid more!
Music is emotion, right? A visceral thing that’s not easily explained. It can be a true feel-good experience, or then again, something scary. Now, the RMR crew unearthed some truly dark and evil artists during our tenure. Psychopaths, like the ones that would kill people, had they not started to make music that greedily feeds their blackened and charred souls. And, in truth, some1) won’t ever make it onto the ‘zine – even if we have their files and numbers on record.
There are others, of course. But still, no creatures of the light, mind you. Bands that create … [...] Click to raid more!
Noise in metal and all its disturbing facets is a mood thing. Catch me at the wrong moment, and yours truly here will just rip that garbage apart. Find me ‘in the mood’ then things might look differently. It’s not because the RMR crew here won’t be able to be impartial to a point. But it’s more to the subject matter, context, and – indeed – presentation. A lot of what these bands are throwing at ye is usually anchored in some sort of an uneasy rage-fueled environment, disturbing belief system, or other malfunction.
And Flesh of a Saint truly … [...] Click to raid more!