Denigrate – Blackguard (2022) – Review

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It does happen, you know. Suddenly the red alert roars off, lights flashing, and all hands on deck. Because something hit the review pipe with full force. An unforeseen record just breached this slow-moving morass and caused some of that sump to wobble dangerously with an unseemly speedy rush to the top of the list by – something. That’s usually illegal over here, but what can you do, right? If urgency takes over, then this can’t be helped. And Denigrate just accomplished that rare feat. Rules broken, egos hurt, and the RMR crew in total discomfiture? It happens, sometimes. But … [...] 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!

Video: Breath, or the lack thereof. By Rioghan!

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Pretty much one year ago, Rioghan appeared on our radar with her 2021 blurb Blackened Sky. The RMR crew was greatly impressed by the insane talent on display from someone so young. So, our valiant scouts kept a sturdy lookout for that first album that certainly should drop at some point.

And indeed, Different Kinds Of Losses has been announced for later in 2022.1) This is splendid news. Apart from the apparent involvement of one Einar Solberg, whose new-found style clearly didn’t garner any brownie points over here.2) At all. Let’s just hope that those annoying … [...] Click to raid more!

Dimman – Songs and Tales of Grievance (2021) – Review

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The RMR music search radar always combs the vast reaches of the metal multiverse for the funky and the extraordinary. For bands that don’t quite care about styles and conventions – and, in turn, don’t make a mess out of it. And sometimes we indeed stumble upon some promising vibes that talk to those grouchy deckhands stuck in the RMR office suite. Bands that can morph the many distractions the metal multiverse offers into something focused and innovative.

So, we’re glad that we came across the Finnish band Dimman with their first single some time ago. Not too much there … [...] Click to raid more!