Marianas Rest – Ruins (2019) – Review

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RockmusicRaider - Marianas Rest - Ruins - Album Cover“I had a dream, which was not all a dream”!

Ruins of Marianas Rest starts with a monologue that moves you out into space. One that Carach Angren could not have done better. And – truly – the tune and story also keeps you hostage to all sorts of horrors.

Only here, we have troubles of the mind that are at stake. Internalized terrors that somehow surface, when you least expect them. And not miscellaneous war crimes, or other horrifying dark urges.

But first and foremost, my question was: Where in Hel’s name do these solemnly marching metal sounds [...] Click to raid more!

Rusty Pacemaker – ruins (2015) – Review

RockmusicRaider Review - Rusty Pacemaker - Ruins - Album CoverRusty Pacemaker. Quite a stage name, ain’t it? Well, fear not, rock and metal fan – ’tis all about music. Rusty hails us from Austria, home of outfits like Illuminata and Summoning; a known turf for Rock and Metal.

It must be the steep valleys over there spawning this kind of tune. And it is his authentic craftiness that really got me interested to look at ruins, the sophomore full length album released earlier in 2015.

Rusty Pacemaker is an (almost) one-man band, scarcely seconded by Lady K on some tracks and, more prominently, by Franz Löchinger on drums. [...] Click to raid more!