Gojira – Magma (2016) – Review

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RMR just covered the 2021 Gojira edition, and – in truth – we felt a bit underwhelmed by one of the most overhyped records of this year. And yes, we know that a friggin’ gazillion of fans paid that band money to fuel life and projects. But this crew here likes to be that lone screamer from the proverbial mountaintop, whilst all others follow da master like them famed lemmings of bygone times.

But unimpressed as we were, the piece gave us an appetite for moar of those Frenchmens’ fare. And the logical choice fell on Magma[...] Click to raid more!

Gojira – Fortitude (2021) – Review

Last updated on 5 July 2021

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The Germans have Rammstein, North America sprouts flowers like Nickelback, and the French – well – they boast slightly greenish produce like Gojira. And yes, I mean French. Even if Joe Duplantier likes to reside in New York, many leagues away from his native soil.

In a way, it’s a bit like every nation or region gets the flavor it deserves. All of those bands are … interesting in a geeky kind of way. And they all share an uncanny and tremendous success with the masses.

But until now, those … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Nymphetamine (2004) – Review

Last updated on 3 December 2020

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Whoever said the Black Metal scene is filled with necrotic-psychopathic eruptions of total bullshit? Made by wackos that prefer the night. And only the night.

There are a few good bands out there, you know. Those with some fantasy, that come without the urge to bludgeon you to death with spiked fists and electric guitars, coupled with disgracefully bad music.

Cradle of Filth is one of the more promising bands out there. And their 2004 album Nymphetamine graces us with one of their better productions, especially compared to Damnation and a Day of 2003.

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Within Temptation – The Unforgiving (2011) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Within-Temptation-The-Unforgiving-2011OK, I get it! Nothing is ever easy and change is a constant, as there is no such thing as a steady state in physical music creation. And it needs some courage to do the change-over that these guys have done. Like in radical and absolute. Nothing much left of Metal and Gothic or Symphonic, whilst there are some attempts to get back on track.

The 2011 album The Unforgiving from Within Temptation is a totally new direction from what was before. Some of my co-reviewers compared the record to Nightwish, but there [...] Click to raid more!