Video: Aephanemer unleashes Panta Rhei!

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Aephanemer truly rewrote the way Melodic and Symphonic Death Metal is looked at today. The band rapidly went from unknown shredders to a known value by which the speedy factions of these genres shall be measured. Now, they are back with Panta Rhei, a first glimpse into their upcoming record A Dream of Wilderness, out in November 2021.

Usually, I am not too fond of the metal-band-in-a-cave theme with extended theatrics by hairy metal band dudes and dudettes. Yet here, first ’tis a modern cave with screens, so they’re forgiven.

But more importantly, the riffing and … [...] Click to raid more!

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

Last updated on 20 September 2021

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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 … [...] Click to raid more!

Eye of Purgatory – The Lighthouse (2021) – Review

Last updated on 24 July 2021

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Death Metal and Rogga Johansson are one of a kind. If there’s anybody in the metal multiverse who qualifies as an ambassador for that specific genre, he definitely is da man.

This guy doesn’t just make his brand of favorite music, he actually lives it. The list of active band projects is so long, it gives you a headache just to browse through them. To name just one, Paganizer, with its rough Death Metal offering, is probably the best-known outfit he successfully haunts.

And – of course – Mr. Johansson here already crossed [...] Click to raid more!

Malice Divine – Malice Divine (2021) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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Yet another one-man show. Right? Usually, those jacks of all trades risk ending up in a mess of tinny guitars and moldy vocals. It is a fucking revelation that some of them actually cut it, and with kudos to boot. But often you get that quagmire of one who wants to nail it by himself, but it never quite sounds right.

Malice Divine hovered around our radar for a long time, and way beyond the self-titled album’s release date. That’s one of those records of the ‘me-too’ kind. It constantly pops up … [...] Click to raid more!