The RMR deck crew can sometimes be more elitist than others in the reviewer’s blogosphere actually are. And that applies to the progressive and alternative spectrum of the rock and metal arena. For instance, RMR here was eternally daunted by the intricate patterns Arjen Lucassen’s Ayreon launched our way. His work will forever fascinate the occupants of our mighty office suite. Yet, his records are virtually impossible to review, he’s so much out there in outer progressive space.
One of the most defining moments of Steven Wilson‘s solo project was without a doubt The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories). It proved to be one of those cornerstones of an artist’s career. Porcupine Tree was mute since 20091), and thus, Wilson‘s only direct outlet was this here project. As was his desire at that time.
RMR stalked into Wilson territory in 2015 with the insanely crafty Hand. Cannot. Erase. This one really haunted the day crew over here. A storyline to die for and a pristine execution all over. Since then, … [...] Click to raid more!
The RMR crew always has its feelers out for new or newish styles and – indeed – genres. You see, rock ‘n’ roll has been around for a while. And metal – well – starts to disintegrate into an overused and abused jumble of grades of metal that seem to go nowhere. Or at least, it ain’t really going where nobody went before. In other words, nobody was able to come up with something really new, and that’s been the case for many a decade.
So, we’re kinda excited to see those Post Metal somethings trickle in. They boast clean … [...] Click to raid more!
So, they’re going to burn down the good ol’ homestead and hoof it out of Dodge in a hurry. With a song on their lips and no regrets.
That’s at least what the artwork tells us. And indeed, now that we latched on to Old Man Wizard, the band decided to call it a day and close up shop. Which – of course – can be a fine strategy. Get out as long as the going is greatest (not only good), that kind of thing.
Now, that saddles us with their new album Kill Your Servants Quietly that shall … [...] Click to raid more!