Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment (2020) – Review

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I am using the word dense a lot lately. And that’s not meant in a bad way. The RMR deck crew recently took a liking to high-intensity, super-octane Extreme Metal records that will just blow you away by sheer force. Or at least try to. And – second – we have it with duos this year. Bands that only consist of two members. I have no explanation why 2020 turns out this way, but it does.

So, this time it is Anaal Nathrakh‘s time to shine. And before you grow yourself any silly ideas, the name means … [...] Click to raid more!

Varg – Zeichen (2020) – Review

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The German band Varg seems to hit a great many raw nerves around the metal community. The grievances are legion and range from unease about style to outright, virulent hatred.

As to the RMR crew, Varg never quite connected with our inner self to this day. We – indeed – stumbled across their wares in the past, but the love never generated that urge to write a review. Or any other article about that band for that matter.

Then there is the controversy about right-wing undercurrents that Varg apparently serviced. Something they vehemently denied in the meantime. As they … [...] Click to raid more!

Pyrrhic prescribe their fans Vile Slumber!

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Technical Metal. This excuse to go wild on any lick, hook, and element you might think of. True, RockmusicRaider already covered a few pretty good Tech Death bands out there. But it remains a troubled and hectic approach to your metal. A tendency of haste and untamed arrangements that often are counterproductive, to say the least.

Now imagine you go ahead and heap anything blackened that seems to fit on top of all the death elements you can think of. Now that would be what? Technical Black Metal on deathly meth? Well, whatever.

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Video: Endarkenment, Anaal Nathrakh’s Orange Glowfest!

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The summer of 2020. Hot and humid, and somewhat malevolent in more ways than one. This is a year of extremes, from a friggin’, full-blown pandemic to a tendency of political strongmen to creep out of the woodwork a bit all over the place, we get it all. And now, the folks of Anaal Nathrakh decided to add a few very dark thoughts to that pile of sorrows, so that we can feel better, I guess. Through a pretty impressive video that we took a sinful liking to.

Does anybody remember the track Obscene as Cancer? You know, the … [...] Click to raid more!