Splintered Throne – The Greater Good of Man (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew has a weakness. It’s not going after everything ancient mariners did for once, old pirates included. But it’s definitely lusting after the good ol’ and long-lost world of traditional Heavy Metal. And come to think of it, both are actually connected in some way. This was a time when metal wasn’t splintered into a gazillion fiercely defended fiefdoms. But it just came as a monoblock, kind of the counterweight to the almighty Hard Rock thing. Metal souls easily served, right? This is what turned those music halls into sweaty cauldrons, believe it or not.

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Jones Street – Out of the Gutter (2022) – Review

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Why am I suddenly looking at a picture of a weirdly young Guns N’ Roses clone? Well, there’s Axl friggin’ Rose, or – at least – a look-alike. Oh, and a young ersatz Slash is also present. All of that in the midst of all those shampooed beings. RMR in full glam mode.1)

Hair Metal on a trve metal blog? That’s heresy, or is it, now? Because, y’know, girls gotta have fun sometimes. And Jones Street here sported a lusty tune back in time. So, let’s unpack some of those shiny objects. No influencers with body hair and no … [...] Click to raid more!

Purple Dawn – Peace & Doom Session Vol. II (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew just covered a slightly grungy Stoner piece that works on an abundance of bass, drums, and smoky female vocals. A true delight that provides transport back to the ’70s and early ’80s.1) Yet now, it’s high time to get another version that flows in on an abundance of doom, wah-wah, fuzz, and a true lead guitar. Meet Purple Dawn, the uniquely colored time machine. Slushy dreams of long-gone psychedelic delights? Quite.


Peace & Doom Vol. II has no intention to reinvent the wheel. Or – worse – to hide its colors.2) Right off the … [...] Click to raid more!

Ian Voltage worship the Spring of Turmoil!

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Rock must be dirty, vile, and mean, right? That’s only partly true, of course, but it usually helps. And besides, the lore of punk sez that tough messages must be an integral part of any rock piece that deserves the label ‘red-hot’.

Again, this is debatable if we look at some bands and their limited lyrical, let alone messaging skills. Now, Ian Voltage here have taken some of punk’s message aboard. They indeed lustily scream whatever ails them currently into the world, and so they should.

But what renders their newest EP Spring of Turmoil truly tasty is that snazzy … [...] Click to raid more!