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!

Scorpions – Rock Believer (2022) – Review

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It looks like a ripe old age won’t withhold bands from churning out decent material. The old warhorses from Saxon just proved that point a bit earlier with a fiery sermon of theirs. Now, as to the Scorpions, they’ve been at it since 1965. Yep, you heard that right, more than 50 years of service.1)

Now, if you ask Michael Schenker, the brother and endless nemesis of Rudolf, they’re all lying sons o’ bitches. I just enjoyed watching a somewhat nerdy interview with one of the most gifted guitarists of this world claiming it’s never 50 … [...] Click to raid more!

Elf Queen – Glory to the Brave (2021) – Review

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There are some releases out there that truly leave the RMR crew scratching their mutual heads. Often it is one of those records that shouldn’t ever be on any PRs distribution roster. Marketing strategy largely unfinished, the mix and master in smithereens, and a production that will make every music lover run for cover.

Elf Queen‘s Glory to the Brave is one of those records. It lurked about our review pipe for a few months now. And it’s frustrating, the production – let’s face it – feels like one of those warmed-up hangovers with no caffeine fix in sight. … [...] Click to raid more!