Mighty Oaks – Live Review – Montreux Jazz Festival 2022

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It is true. RMR lost track of Mighty Oaks somewhat. The freshness of their first full-length album, Howl, got that band firmly on our radar – initially. That’s the sound and the refreshing energy that we fancy from a Folk and Folk Rock band. Unfortunately, the thrill levels were less pronounced once Dreamers came online. And we were only marginally more impressed by the 2020 piece All Things Go.

So, increased metal urges and the belief that Mighty Oaks firmly went down pop lane made us ignore their 2021 piece Mexico. And that wasn’t the best call … [...] Click to raid more!

Mighty Oaks – All Things Go (2020) – Review

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36 minutes of ecstasy after three years of wait, barely enough time to qualify as a full-length record. That is the listening pleasure that Mighty Oaks accord us in 2020.

Albeit that All Things Go boasts a tracklist of 11 short songs, which should be plenty to add a little flesh to the bones. But all of those are pointedly timed at some three minutes or so, something that a pretty mainstream punk rock band would strive for. Yet, this band here ain’t one of them.

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Mighty Oaks – Dreamers (2017) – Review

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The crew populating the vast office spaces at the RMR Tower sometimes says the damnedest things. Like this promise we made a long time ago after the Howl review released. The statement was that we would be back shortly with this review that – today – finally gets a taste of our writing prowess.

So, here we are back with Mighty Oaks‘s sophomore full-length album Dreamers. And a long wait it was indeed.

But, you see, there’s a reason for everything.

The time the second record comes around is a turning point for any band. Either it kicks … [...] Click to raid more!

Corte di Lunas – Tales from the Brave Lands (2020) – Review

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The RMR deck crew lately came across a score of pretty promising folk bands. All kinda trying to escape the supremacy of outfits that often brandish their Medieval and Pagan Folk like an oversized, sophisticated weapon.

Last year, we enjoyed the Swiss band Kyn and their pretty juicy medieval offering. Those that got – contrary to management’s instructions – a full review on an EP. And that’s proof of quality right there. Or – again – Shadygrove got some attention with a poppier brand of that folk thing back in 2018.

Then, we hear that Kanseil from the Northern reaches … [...] Click to raid more!