Video: Breath, or the lack thereof. By Rioghan!

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Pretty much one year ago, Rioghan appeared on our radar with her 2021 blurb Blackened Sky. The RMR crew was greatly impressed by the insane talent on display from someone so young. So, our valiant scouts kept a sturdy lookout for that first album that certainly should drop at some point.

And indeed, Different Kinds Of Losses has been announced for later in 2022.1) This is splendid news. Apart from the apparent involvement of one Einar Solberg, whose new-found style clearly didn’t garner any brownie points over here.2) At all. Let’s just hope that those annoying … [...] Click to raid more!

Jestr – The Dead & Riches (2022) – Review

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Alright, let’s move away from all those Post Metal folks for a minute. You know, the ones that don’t quite want to be metal anymore. But they haven’t quite decided yet if or if not being a real rock band might be great, too.

So, whilst the latter folks are kinda undecided, you get outfits out there that have rock written all over their flags and banners. And it’s on one of those that RMR will focus a bit better in the near future. Because – like it or not – the masters of ‘zine management neglected true rock way … [...] Click to raid more!

Gehenna or Paradise? Illumenium’s pathway to fame.

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From time to time, the RMR crew stumbled across tall tales told about the Estonian band Illumenium. An outfit chiefly famous for hawking their wares aggressively on windy street corners and in malls all around Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. But less so for outstanding musicianship and top-notch performance.

Their sales strategy admittedly stems from a desire to beat that vile capitalist commercialization through big corporations. And, as the lore goes, they’ll continue with their business strategy, regardless of legality and from the underground if necessary. It’s all about that time-worn stereotype that promoters, managers, producers, and their minions are … [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Evanescence (2011) – Review

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Oh my! I am in mourning. Black clad, bound in leather, a painting of somber colors and polished silver.

What a total and sad downgrade from the heights of Fallen to this album, kind of unhappily named Evanescence. Only that the evanescence1) of this gig seems to have finally disappeared completely.

First signs for this to happen already appeared on their former record The Open Door. The record that suffered from a certain lack of direction and oomph in the lower parts of the tracklist. Yet, the latter contained a lot of good stuff to render it … [...] Click to raid more!