Elderblood – Achrony (2021) – Review

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We did it again. The RMR deck crew pulled a record out of the review pipe by the sheer force of the album cover. The dead body hanging from a cross positively screams blasphemy and brutality at the audience. And the photo that comes with an original size of 666 x 666 pixels coaxed yet another evil laughter out of our raw throats.

And truly so, Elderblood‘s Achrony does its first impression credit. After yet another useless intro, The Great Fire of Sacrifice leaves no doubt where this is could be leading. Down-in-the-pit, harsh, reasonably blasphemous Black … [...] Click to raid more!

Wormlight – Nightmother (2021) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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Why is it that we always like to return to known values? Some of it is – I guess – the doubtful comfort of familiarity. Soundscapes that come with a set of rulez that were painted in hellish runes on blackened walls eons ago.

Visions of burning churches, sweaty halls filled with screaming fans that are egged on by hairy beasts with corpse paint on their faces. With rasped messages howled at them in often intelligible growls. All of that comes with that whiff of the unknown, hints of the underworld suddenly visible … [...] Click to raid more!

Sarcoptes bring us Plague Hymns!

Last updated on 5 January 2021

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Ah, don’t I like it when the drum beats rumble comfortably about my stomach. Black Metal, dark and ominous, and not from this world. Turn the boomboxes to full blast and rock the walls. That kind of thing.

Never mind the neighbors that will call the police, the National Guard, and the local exorcist to quell this racket from hell. Because, boy, this must sound like something is about to die in the RMR office suite. And so it should, because the 16-minute dish speaks about plagues.

And truly, Sarcoptes1) called their … [...] Click to raid more!

Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (2020) – Review

Last updated on 15 June 2021

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“It’s alive!”

This battle cry in Necromancer of Carach Angren‘s newest album Franckensteina Strataemontanus1) just drives the essence of the piece home.

The record is full of such moments. Delicious little tidbits that underscore the great quality of (yet another) version of Frankenstein lore. And in truth, this is not a story that the RMR deck crew could leave by the wayside. Right?

On top, the record comes along in a deliciously obscured manner. With a slightly misspelled naming and a tale that greedily feeds on different storylines … [...] Click to raid more!