Faun – Pagan (2022) – Review

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It’s a pity, in a geeky kind of way. Faun now is a different animal than it was once Von den Elben hit the fan crowd. 2013 was a time of change, a refreshing reminder that Medieval Folk can be fun and games without the burden of having to recreate history. True, some of that fare was a tad light-minded, but the RMR crew here did enjoy that new refreshing wind blowing down from the German heartland. By the time Midgard released, a motley selection of style directions appeared. A somewhat uneasy mix of old-time ethereal tracks and the lighter … [...] Click to raid more!

My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion (2020) – Review

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The RMR crew will always remember Feel The Misery of My Dying Bride to be the record that blew Paradise Lost out of the water. That was back in late 2015 when we thought we were all set. Ready to head into the making of the new top 10 list.

But nada, the miserables around Aaron Stainthorpe gave us their saddest piece yet and tore our plans asunder. But what is a little delay if it is for a good cause, right?

The last five years were not necessarily the happiest for the band. A number of lineup changes … [...] Click to raid more!

Darkend – Spiritual Resonance (2019) – Review

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I knew it. We will need to return to last year’s offerings. Because, lo and behold, Darkend‘s latest record Spiritual Resonance hereafter, somewhere fell by the wayside. And disappeared into the blackened yonder of RMR’s vast archives.

Their last record The Canticle of Shadows already garnered a pretty sturdy following on RMR, and – finally – appeared on three of our listings. First, the 2016 Top 10, the 10 Most Popular Posts and – lastly – on the Intermittent Digest IV. A feat not many bands mastered so far, ever.

This pretty stellar result somewhat took me … [...] Click to raid more!