Godiva – Hubris (2023) – Review

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I have a confession to make. RMR is a chocolativore. Sweet-flavored mana from the gods, aphrodisiac, and a divine vessel for rituals, this stuff has been consumed in liquid or solid form for ages. So, how could we resist the siren call of a band calling itself Godiva?

Now, we have two choices, either the name relates to the famous lady and her nude ride or the chocolate brand of the same name. The crew here just blatantly voted for the brand. I wonder why.

Yet, when we look at the album cover, a Victorian gory tableau sporting an … [...] Click to raid more!

Slaughter the Giant – Depravity (2022) – Review

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If there’s a most unlikely metal genre to evolve further, it’s Death Metal. It’s often the same old traditional beat that will get those old metalheads all excited. Bands going full-speed melancholia DM do still appear to this day. And they’re welcome over here more often than not.1) But that section of the deathly ones already got a lot of coverage and there’s only so much we can report. So, where’s that wind of change, those new vibes that would excite us to no end?

Well, luckily, we got ourselves new bands that will take their art to a … [...] Click to raid more!

Carrion Vael – Abhorrent Obsessions (2022) – Review

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Can Technical Death Metal put a smile on your face? It depends, as always. And that means in practice, only when Melodic Death Metal gets its juicy cut as well. Otherwise, this whole chebang risks becoming that runaway car crash of metal technocrats’ wet dreams. A ton of roborative sleep or wild somnanbulant gyrations in the bedroom. Turn on the mic.


The unholy year of the Lord 2022 has been a pretty proliferating affair in all matters tech. But this year’s also part and parcel of a tendency that bleeds over from previous years already. RMR fondly remembers the speedomaniacs … [...] Click to raid more!

StormbounD – December (2022) – Review

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Do you know what’s unfair? Any Israeli band with sympathies for the metal genres of the light on their flag will have the bar to success set at an impossible height.

Let’s face it, there’s real excellence in the Levant, a true hotspot for Gothic, Progressive, Melodic, and Symphonic Metal. And Israel fared extremely well in this realm so far. All a bit underrated still, but the European powerhouses of those genres got serious competition. And StormbounD here just threw themselves into the fray as an eager contender.

Moving goalposts or just highest standards? Take a seat at the judges’ … [...] Click to raid more!