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!

Echelon – Secret Power (2022) – Review

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The Trad and Heavy Metal wave is rolling again. The RMR crew discovered a few pretty cool bands – new and old – with the NWoBHM genes in their blood. That said, many of them reach far into the Power Metal realm. And that’s fine, boundaries are fluent and even the maidens sometimes have trouble deciding which side they want to be on.

So, already the album art of Echelon‘s debut record Secret Power positively screams Power Metal. Complete with strange towers, UFOs, and the Lord of the Ages or something at the controls of the world. All of … [...] Click to raid more!

Dance of the Witches, debauchery by Cult of the Night?

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Do you like yer metal raw and rusty? The kind that draws blood if you don’t strap on your body armor? Well, the RMR deckhands just found a short blurb on da almighty review pipe. And that one slammed a smile on our faces whenever it roared out of our loudspeakers.

Australian underground metallers Cult of the Night released their new EP Dance of the Witches a few weeks ago. And they chose not to reinvent the proverbial wheel, far from it. Instead, they banked on olde metal tropes, I guess to make them great again. Or something. And by … [...] Click to raid more!