Mist of Misery – Severance (2022) – Review

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By Loki and his millions of unholy minions. We’ve been down in the hellish pit and back a few times too many lately. So, our darkened souls yearn for some melodic mana to come along and soothe the pain inflicted by too much scorching metal in the 10th circle of hell.

So, along came a band we actually covered once before. Mist of Misery usurped our attention with that crisp yet melancholic EP Fields of Isolation some way back. A doomy mix that came with a few sudden outbursts of Black Metal, laden with atmospherics and a fair dose of … [...] Click to raid more!

Ellende – Ellenbogengesellschaft (2022) – Review

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Behold. The RMR crew finds itself back with that vibrant pool of excellent metal bands found around Germany and Austria. And we – of course – already drank deeply from that dark well of vile Extreme Metal that seems to spring forth from the tortured souls in those lands.

Now, some of the most exciting specimens originate from the Black Forest and – specifically – in the area around Bavaria and the greater swathes of the Austrian heartland. So, it seems like those dark valleys, somber forests, wild streams, and often magic sights inspire the doomy, atmospheric folks most.

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And Now The Owls Are Smiling – Epitaph (2022) – Review

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I won’t hide it from you. The RMR crew had severe issues with some parts of atmospheric doom, blackened or not. Specifically with bands that wasted our time with useless shenanigans that add zero value to the overall offering. And these still get our mutual blood boiling all over again – even after all that time.1) So, we kept our ears out of that particularly odd corner of the extreme metal multiverse for a while. Because somehow, this ‘thing’ almost always collided with good metal craftsmanship so far.

So, should we poke this particular bear all over again? I … [...] Click to raid more!