Paganizer – Beyond The Macabre (2022) – Review

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Rogga Johansson is probably one of the most prolific creators of heavy music out there. There’s a seemingly endless stream of Death Metal projects he’s calling his own or is involved in. And sometimes this makes me want to contact this guy to help poor old RMR figure out how one manages all that complexity without going insane.

And we have a confession to make. The RMR crew ignored former Paganizer records. Because of, you know, too much Rogga. And that can lead to total sensory overload and metallic depression. But here, the mighty review committee decided to give … [...] Click to raid more!

Eye of Purgatory – The Lighthouse (2021) – Review

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Death Metal and Rogga Johansson are one of a kind. If there’s anybody in the metal multiverse who qualifies as an ambassador for that specific genre, he definitely is da man.

This guy doesn’t just make his brand of favorite music, he actually lives it. The list of active band projects is so long, it gives you a headache just to browse through them. To name just one, Paganizer, with its rough Death Metal offering, is probably the best-known outfit he successfully haunts.

And – of course – Mr. Johansson here already crossed our hawse a few times in the … [...] Click to raid more!

Rogga Johansson – Entrance to the Otherwhere (2019) – Review

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It appears that the RMR deck crew took a liking to a score of them one-man-show and/or solo projects over time. But this does not really come as a surprise.

These projects often deliver music differently, somewhat off the beaten track. You need those outfits that are hungry and want to succeed on a different plane than all the other mainstream folks.

And sometimes these projects and their records just grip you and won’t let go – at first at least. And you don’t even know why that should be. It’s truly visceral in a sense.

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