Gåte – Nord (2021) – Review

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The days are getting colder and darker and the old homestead is rattling with the cold winds from the North. So, you build that fire and try to settle down. Only, metal doesn’t fit too well right now. Instead, a good piece of Folk would be truly appreciated. One that whispers from old bygone times where the nailed god wasn’t quite invented yet, and the countryside home to all sorts of miscellaneous deities, large or small.

The RMR crew was thus mighty glad that Gåte and their newest album Nord finally found their way onto our review pipe. … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Halloween, magick and ritual by Faun!

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Ah, dope. Faun are gearing up for a new album in 2022, following their dreamy 2019 piece Märchen & Mythen. AND they are (finally) back with a fresh set of moving pictures.

The band is known for its pretty sumptuous productions, as in Feuer or Walpurgisnacht. Mini-movies that we’ll always prefer over the ubiquitous band-in-the-wilderness thing. And we’re hopeful that this clip here will lighten the load of the pretty mediocre offering of videos covered so far this long year of 2021.

But fear naught.

Halloween here pretty much adds another layer on top of what we got … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Tvinna unleash Kreiz!

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Yo, ye folk bands of the mighty earth-lore, take heed. A new and pretty promising band is on the prowl. One that might very well make you hang your head in shame in the future.

The RMR crew already covered Tvinna for their first video back in 2019. And since then, we’ve seen only scarce news from this emerging band.

But fear naught. Kreiz, their newest clip, just hit the airwaves beginning of December 2020. This time with guest artist Eivør from the Faroes1) in tow.

Yet here, things are a bit more Gaia than may be … [...] Click to raid more!

Vermilia go for Keskeneräisiä Tarinoita!

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Okay, I admit it. Finnish is not my forte, at all. I do speak a few languages, but the more you move North and – for sure – East, complexities increase somewhat exponentially. Until you end up with Chinese, which is a totally different animal.

So, the abundant supply of Finnish Extreme Metal offerings in native language must convince us by their sole power of musical projection. And that same rule goes with the enigmatic Vermilia and their newest blurb Keskeneräisiä Tarinoita. Unfinished stories that title translates to, I am told.

But Hauras, Kuollut, Kaunis[...] Click to raid more!