Fellowship – The Saberlight Chronicles (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew found some solace in Power Metal over the last two years or so. A heretical thought, right? Not so anymore. The genre used to be the bane of the trve metalhead. Not something that one would easily touch upon without falling out with the tougher metal crowd. But the winds of change to better quality have been hard at work.

The RMR crew lately found records that actually improved over former concoctions in our swampy review pipe. And we detected pieces from Vandor, Ilium, or – again – Rage in My Eyes1) that got … [...] Click to raid more!

Graveshadow – The Uncertain Hour (2022) – Review

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I am stumped. Sometimes you’ll find a ton of talent in a band. But for some reason, their work somehow doesn’t shine the way it should. And still. As a reviewer, you want to leave a few comments at the door. Because you see the potential, and it’s almost painful how these outfits seem to destroy their very own creation with the stroke of a few watery guitar riffs and a sloppy production.

Tough love or lost time and energy that would have been spent better elsewhere? Hold on to something. This may be beyond your usual Six Flags rollercoaster … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Art of Kintsugi, by Moonlight Haze!

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RMR covered Moonlight Haze‘s newest album Animus some time ago. One of the Power Metal surprises of 2022 that clearly took a hike up quality lane.

And speaking about quality. The band recently released a new clip for Kintsugi, one of the quieter tracks on their record. And interestingly, it is not super-charged cinematography that piqued our interest this time, but the execution of the theme.

You see, Kintsugi – the name of the clip – describes the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with – as the lore goes – a mix containing precious metals. In other … [...] Click to raid more!

Alestorm – Seventh Rum of A Seventh Rum (2022) – Review

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Do you know Mallorca, the sunny island in the warm Mediterranean sea? A haven for cheap mass tourism and a modern Tortuga for the good ol’ booze-crazed party folk. And it’s also the questionable home of the Ballermann (for the Germans) or Magaluf (for you Brits reading this), seedy miles of artificial glitzy fun that spawned their very own gaudy pop stars. I kid you not.

The only thing that’s missing is probably a very own Alestorm Pirate Bar or something. A place to boost your moonshine-guzzling savvy up to that famed seventh rum. A tasty new opportunity for an … [...] Click to raid more!