DarkTribe – Voici L’Homme (2020) – Review

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There’s that cliché out there.

This idea that Power Metal must always sound like some juvenile wet dream. Hairdo dangerously close to glam, tight pants, the glaringly gaudy jacket, and the ubiquitous metal guitar shredder that should catapult you to new heights. All of that embedded in scratchy speed and soaring vocals. And garnished with a life-threatening addiction to cheese, dragon lore and trolls on steroids.

Not that all Power Metal is of that same, same, but different thing, though. Some protagonists like Gloryhammer try themselves as space goblins with unicorns to ride. And this with … [...] Click to raid more!

Red Cain – Kindred: Act I (2019 / 2020) – Review

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The RMR deck crew likes tunes that kind of fall off the mighty freight train of the vile mainstream. Stuff that we somehow cannot classify, or would otherwise ignore. These are the things that all of a sudden haunt this office suite and won’t let go.

Or then again, things that dwell somewhere in the twilight zone of the metal multiverse. Those bands whelping records that you know are good, but you are not quite sure why.

Mainly because their tune is so way off the beaten path that there’s a disconcerting confusion about where this [...] Click to raid more!

Excalion – Emotions (2019) – Review

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Oh, by Loki and his terrible minions. The RMR deck crew dug a tad too much about the darkest dregs of metal that stick to the beastly underbelly of the metal multiverse lately. Time to kinda come back up to the light. For a breath of fresh air and some tune unpolluted by tremolos and mighty growls.

So, we set the lookout to watch out for metallic squalls and went a-questing to see what we might dredge up. And – indeed – it’s the cheese dripping album cover of Excalion‘s latest record Emotions that caught … [...] Click to raid more!

Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings (2019) – Review

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By the Holy Metal Cow and Loki’s Grail. We already went through the latest terror attack of Within Temptation. Didn’t we?

We did.

Earlier this year. And it was not all that pleasant if I recall correctly. Methinks that lately, all those Power and Symphonic Metal folks seem to be in step with each other. Pending a few changes in line-up and make-up, you will get the same, same but different primeval soup of preexistent sound bytes. As if some massive sampling is going on somewhere and unbeknownst to us. And truly, some sort of … [...] Click to raid more!