Spiral, by Rage In My Eyes!

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Ha! Who ever said that Power Metal needs to be cheesy and sweetish? It doesn’t. And if you need proof, head over to the Brazilians of Rage In My Eyes. They’re peddling a refreshing version of the somewhat time-worn and Kiske-infested1) genre that many a metal fan has given up on.

Yet here, the band hit the RMR review pipe with Spiral, their newest EP. In actual fact, they’re playing a mix of Heavy Metal of the likes of Hibria or Thy Row and the Southern Power Metal brand that bands like Arrayan Path2) do (or … [...] 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!

Iron Maiden – Senjutsu (2021) – Review

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Some six years ago, Iron Maiden hit us with The Book of Souls. A 92-minute behemoth that – at first – we had some trouble wrapping our heads around. And in truth, the piece almost ended up in the oubliette somewhere. Yet, it nonetheless garnered an incredibly high score back then, which made modern RMR scratch his head in dismayed confusion.

So, before starting with this review, we gave the maidens’ last book a particularly long and hard look all over again. Sadly, the former stellar rating did not survive today’s standards and a severe downgrade had … [...] Click to raid more!

Mysterizer – The Holy War 1095 (2021) – Review

Last updated on 18 September 2021

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Ah, Power Metal. Over time, the RMR deckhands developed some sort of affinity for the often overblown themes that the genre peddles for yer listening pleasure. Any fantasy will do in there, and that’s perfectly fine. And you get them all, from the sillybones, over the cheesecakes, to truly remarkable pieces.

Albeit that you need to be constantly on your guard to avoid slipping in those fondue puddles. Or you risk getting stuck in syrupy sugary sweetness that will make any stevia plant taste bitter. But that goes with … [...] Click to raid more!