Opeth – In Cauda Venenum (2019) – Review

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If there was one 2019 album that kinda lurked in the back of my mind, it is Opeth‘s In Cauda Venenum. The piece generated a constant and considerable background chatter, one that we found difficult to ignore. To the point that the crew here finally decided to give it a go.

The band graced the fan crowd with their 13th installment late last year. If this will be their lucky number remains to be seen. But they sure tried their best with an English and a Swedish version on that very same … [...] Click to raid more!

Blame Zeus – Seethe (2019) – Review

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Blame Zeus‘ newest record Seethe has total aggression splashed right over it. That overheated rage which just boils dangerously close underneath that very thin surface.

So, the RMR deck crew fired up the disk and let ‘er rip. Strapped into our chairs and ready for that atomic blast that surely would come our way.

But it looks like Blame Zeus won’t give us the volcano treatment. With violent and epic rock eruptions that would cover us all in burning ashes, like a rocky Pompei number two.

Or will they?

Well, at least not right away. … [...] Click to raid more!

Einar Solberg, Leprous, and the Pitfall.

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It is true. The RMR blog did post pretty critical coverage of Leprous‘ latest deliveries. And for cause, with Malina really taking the plunge in 2017.

Over the last years, the band with Einar Solberg at the helm, moved ever farther down into the sugary abyss other bands already shipwrecked in. And away from a once strong prog metal performance. Now, as the new release came closer, we got bits and pieces that indicated a new era approaching. For Leprous.

Yet, as it happens, this is Einar Solberg talking on Pitfalls, with Leprous – the band – … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: Leprous alleviate something!

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I admit, since Malina happened, Leprous kinda left the RMR building and disappeared from our joint consciousness. We weren’t quite sure if this band would get further coverage.

And we still ain’t.

Now, the release of Pitfalls approaches and we’re getting bits and pieces of this new album. Videos rocking away in the good, ‘ol coal mine, or whatever it is. Or the odd sales job that masks as an interview. You get the drift.

Alleviate is their newest clip with a pretty authentic Einar Solberg featuring on it. Yet still firmly ensconced in their post-metal existence, methinks. … [...] Click to raid more!