Iku-Turso – Into Dawnless Realms (2022) – Review

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Already the mystical castle-like shape on the cover art talked to us. Shrouded in terrible mists and surrounded by forests, it positively screams Black Metal. A true visual metaphor for all those extreme things metal has on offer for us. But will the record head down the path of synth-laden tracks plagued by the terrible drum machine? Or will it wander about the well-trodden routes of traditional atrocities? I guess we’re about to find out.

And as is the custom this year, the RMR crew is looking for new contenders for the Malevolent 2022 Series. And here we have a … [...] Click to raid more!

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!

Sidious – Blackest Insurrection (2022) – Review

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Right. This dire start into the malevolent year of the Dark Lord 2022 demands some vile and truly metallic response. The RMR crew’s mutual soul is pregnant with desire for the real thing. Deep, dark, blackened things to be precise, terrible things. Atrocities that whelped themselves in somber Scandinavian forests, summons to old daemons howled into the cold night and hardened in the hot fires of age-old churches. That is what we desire whilst the drums of war sing their terrible song to whatever dreary destination they may take us.

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Septicflesh presents the Hierophant!

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For some reason, the long-standing extreme metallists of Septicflesh never made it onto the RMR ‘zine. To find the reason for that decidedly unhappy development is difficult to discern. Not underground enough with the smell of the mainstream all over them, communication issues, problems with the label1), the reasons can be legion. And we have no real answer.

But as is often the case, bands suddenly appear on our radar through some moving pictures. And this time, Hierophant – the band’s latest clip – got ahold of our limited attention span.

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