Excalion – Emotions (2019) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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Oh, by Loki and his terrible minions. The RMR deck crew dug a tad too much about the darkest dregs of metal that stick to the beastly underbelly of the metal multiverse lately. Time to kinda come back up to the light. For a breath of fresh air and some tune unpolluted by tremolos and mighty growls.

So, we set the lookout to watch out for metallic squalls and went a-questing to see what we might dredge up. And – indeed – it’s the cheese dripping album cover of Excalion[...] Click to raid more!

Incursed – Amalur (2017) – Review

Last updated on 5 February 2021

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The blasted July 2017 EP The Slavic Covenant of Incursed did not impress the RMR deck crew. Too many oldies and not enough goodies, I can tell ya. Bands need to produce new, awesome material that is unique and people will want to hear. Not endlessly regurgitate old stuff or go for weird pop covers.

The mighty Symphonic Metal front chicks from Exit Eden recently tried to pull that pop cover stunt as well. The outcome was – well – bizarre to say the least. With tracks ranging from juvenile [...] Click to raid more!

Kaledon – Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness (2017) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Kaledon - Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness - Album Cover Sometimes you get this sense of déjà-vu. Like that prickly feeling down your spine, when you sense something unknown. And it started straight from the beginning of Kaledon‘s newest album Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness. 

‘Tis the flavor of Overtures, a known entity belting away at a Power Metal event. And – lo and behold – it is indeed Michele Guaitoli (Overtures, Temperance), who got hired to advance the glory of Kaledon‘s 9th full length album.

The band started to spin their tale many years ago already, in 1997 [...] Click to raid more!