Saor – Origins (2022) – Review

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They’re like satellites that never connect to planet RMR. Bands that somehow float about our very own solar system, but more on an impossibly erratic course than the usual ellipse. It’s a bit like those comets that make no sense because nobody really understands what they do once they’re in intergalactic space.

And it is bands like Saor that buzz about our space but never quite reach the surface of our metallic abode. Our review pipe without Caledonian Metal. That’s not normal.

So finally, RMR Himself got ahold of Origins. Not because the music is so compelling, we couldn’t … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie @ RMR – A Shoutout!

Eluveitie 2021

If there’s one band on the RMR beat that got extensive coverage, it is – for sure – the Swiss band Eluveitie. An outfit that appeared out of nowhere in 20021) and broke into real fame by the time the 2008 piece Slania hit our turntables. An enigmatic and sometimes downright excellent band that that didn’t always get good rates from this ‘zine during its 20-year career. But the band around Chrigel Glanzmann continues to fascinate those deckhands @ RMR, so future coverage is literally ensured. And besides, a ‘zine like ours is supposed to be critical and … [...] Click to raid more!

Eluveitie – Origins (2014) – Review

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Whoa, the earthy metallists are on the loose. But, do we really have a bunch of very talented people trying to destroy their music? Might there be some mighty freight train gone astray? The drummer with too much energy drink? Fiddler out of control? But – to my amusement and against my grain – I do like it, harsh vocals of Chrigel Glanzmann and all.

Origins from Eluveitie is good stuff, make no mistake. 

The album neatly follows in the footsteps of the band’s former record Helvetios. It boasts an aggressive freshness that makes you go back for seconds. Yet, … [...] Click to raid more!