Cirkus Prütz – Blues Revolution (2022) – Review

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Do you like groove, and I mean THE groove? You know, that sentiment that makes you want to break out some weed and think back to times long gone. A time, when long, unruly hair was all the rage, ZZ Top was the ultimate measuring stick for beards, and none of that was a status symbol for select extremist rock genres.

These were also the times when crazy was the new norm, guitars wouldn’t survive the next concert, and erratic behavior was just dandy. That’s also when Blues Rock or just plain blues often spilled into the street from smoke-filled … [...] Click to raid more!

Coma Hole, Good ol’ Stoner, and some Grunge?

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Ah, the things you can do with a single bass guitar, a good drum kit, and smoky female vocals. Coma Hole here are one of the rare bands on RMR that will make do without the usual lead guitar. Instead, they slap dat bass as you’ve never seen before with sometimes amazing results. The last band that really made an impression like that on us were the dear departed ones of Riti Occulti.1) And that was back in – 2016.

So, here the RMR review board let Coma Hole‘s debut EP roar and they were truly intrigued. … [...] Click to raid more!

Jestr – The Dead & Riches (2022) – Review

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Alright, let’s move away from all those Post Metal folks for a minute. You know, the ones that don’t quite want to be metal anymore. But they haven’t quite decided yet if or if not being a real rock band might be great, too.

So, whilst the latter folks are kinda undecided, you get outfits out there that have rock written all over their flags and banners. And it’s on one of those that RMR will focus a bit better in the near future. Because – like it or not – the masters of ‘zine management neglected true rock way … [...] Click to raid more!

Hex A.D. – Funeral Tango for Gods And Men (2021) – Review

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Rock needs to be dirty and hot, right? Absolutely, and then some. Gazillions of bands did a helluva lot of that back in the ’70s and early ’80s. You know, those riffs that sailed on an abundance of groove, fuzz, and a gluttony of wah-wah. All of that filled with laid-back notions of blues rock and psychedelic soundbites.

One could acquire that stuff on cassettes1) and vinyl that had that tendency to quickly disintegrate. And this added to this woozy scratchiness that most remember so well.

You see, the astro-tongue thing, the one with the electric garden, was already … [...] Click to raid more!