Azaab – Summoning the Cataclysm (2022) – Review

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There’s always ample opportunity to expand a ‘zine’s coverage. South Asia especially hasn’t seen a lot of metallic attention from the RMR crew. And it’s not for the lack of trying, of course. By long-standing policy, it does not really matter where the material originates from,1) it’s the quality that counts.

So, here we got ourselves the first band from Pakistan ever that made the cut for the RMR review pipe. You know, that list of unfathomable depths, almost as complicated and mysterious as the Vatican archives. On top of all that, the band sports a name like a … [...] Click to raid more!

NordWitch – Mørk Profeti (2016) – Review

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To stand out from this vast Extreme Metal populace is hard. Real hard. I usually find an endless procession of coequal black-clad outfits of all flavors on my promo list. Some are a bit clownish, others real ritual seekers. As in invoking a daemon, that kind of thing.

All of them try to sell the same bland ol’ soup all over again. Jockeying for position in a genre that somehow lost a lot of its luster over time. And then there are those bands that can just give you this trifle of added spice.

NordWitch is one of them. Back in January … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash – Dismal Grandeur of Vanad Varjud!

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Talk about a style that will stick to you like water at 40°C below zero. A tune made for the bleaker moments in your metal life. Or for times, when you are not afraid. Best consumed in deep winter, when the wolves howl about the icy tundra of Estonia. 

Vanad Varjud‘s newest concoction Dismal Grandeur In Nocturnal Aura is, whilst not very long, still a very sturdy stew of all things wild and darkly metal.

The band’s very strange and icy cold mix of Doom Black Metal combined with a large offering of depressive elements will stick that gloomy atmosphere onto your mortally afraid soul. If you might want [...] Click to raid more!