Wilderun – Epigone (2022) – Review

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If there’s one band out there that surprised us every time they issued a record, it’s Wilderun. At first, it is always that slightly nauseating feeling of indifference. Yet another metal record that gets sent way back into the review pipe, to wait for another chance. Only to find that after the fifth listen or so, the record will finally reveal some multi-layered goodness that will prove irresistible. A fil-rouge that’s very apparent in both Sleep1) and Veil2), both of which found highest praise in the end.

Now, Epigone here pushes this concept to … [...] Click to raid more!

Iotunn – Access All Worlds (2021) – Review

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This is one of those records. You commence on them with no major expectations. But then, this thing starts to fascinate you. And you didn’t expect to waste quite so much time on its innards. But there you are, headphones glued to yer head despite yerself.

In other words, the reviewer’s mighty crystal ball usually won’t work out as expected.1) Because you’ll only find out what’s really in it, once you let ‘yet another metal piece’ roar out of your music machine.

And contrite RMR is also somewhat embarrassed. It took us way too long to finally … [...] Click to raid more!

Burial in the Sky – The Consumed Self (2021) – Review

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Didn’t the RMR supreme council decide that tech death was out of scope for the time being? I think they did. Yet, our feisty deckhands constantly defy orders and bring more and more of those virulent vibes to bear on our already strained resources.

Well, it looks like sometimes, the avalanche of metal rushing down at us suddenly becomes a force unto itself and takes over. Especially when you get exceedingly well-written records that somehow navigate outside of the known pathways to glory.

Oh, and if you thought that Archspire got all the brownie points for the sexiest tech death … [...] Click to raid more!

To Bring To Nothing, by Gourmand!

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Are you sometimes tired of the ever similar Death Metal tropes? We are. The RMR gang often wades through a flood of much of the same muchness. Until suddenly, a bright light appears at the end of the tunnel. And we all hope that it is not the proverbial freight train.

Now luckily, the US band Gourmand sent us their latest blurb To Bring To Nothing with an interesting take on that old and somewhat tired genre. Already the band name stopped us cold. It speaks of the one that devours food, and much more than the entrails allow. That, … [...] Click to raid more!