The Sonic Overlords – Last Days of Babylon (2021) – Review

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“We need more dirt [in rock ‘n’ roll].” – That’s a quote attributed to Krokus‘ Chris Von Rohr, and it fully resonates with the RMR deckhands. The ‘zine indeed needs much more rock and a bit less metal1) to be honest. And we haven’t been too successful in toning this down some lately, given the avalanche of pretty excellent material that rolled our way.

The Sonic Overlords with Morgan Zocek at the helm hovered around the fringes of the mighty RMR soundscape for a while. And now they’re finally ready to unleash their debut album Last [...] Click to raid more!

Thy Row – Unchained (2021) – Review

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It is a fact. The grizzled old warhorses from those good ol’ times when Hard Rock and Heavy Metal were in full swing are not getting younger. And sometimes I fear that there will not be enough decent young blood to keep the genres alive and well furnished with fresh material.

True, we had Iron Maiden this year with Senjutsu, and they’re still alive and kicking. Boy, we even had AC/DC who came back from the dead lately. But – to my point above – looking at these folks more fills me with foreboding than anything else.… [...] Click to raid more!

Suncraft – Flat Earth Rider (2021) – Review

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Woe, it’s a long time that the RMR crew didn’t come across a memorable Stoner record. One that makes you want to break out that weed and have at it. Or simply fire up yer blazing red Corvette and cruise down South along the Malibu coast. Until you turn left on Sunset to finally reach the Rainbow Bar & Grill for a bout of debauchery and – perhaps – some meet ‘n’ greet with some grizzled old rock singer.1)

Well, it ain’t the ’80s anymore for sure, and the originals are getting scarce out there. So, it’s … [...] Click to raid more!

Marisa and The Moths – Marisa and the Moths (2019) – Review

Last updated on 18 September 2021

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We need more rock!

The good ol’ warcry again rang out after too much metal ravaged our ears somewhat fierce lately. That devout wish combined itself with an urge to clean up our database with reviews we might have missed over time. And that’s how Marisa and the Moths (re)appeared on our radar with their self-titled 2019 piece.

There’s a ton of Grunge Rock outfits out there. Most of them wanting a slice of the long-gone masters of all time. The band that somehow became the stick by which everything with … [...] Click to raid more!