Fellowship – The Saberlight Chronicles (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew found some solace in Power Metal over the last two years or so. A heretical thought, right? Not so anymore. The genre used to be the bane of the trve metalhead. Not something that one would easily touch upon without falling out with the tougher metal crowd. But the winds of change to better quality have been hard at work.

The RMR crew lately found records that actually improved over former concoctions in our swampy review pipe. And we detected pieces from Vandor, Ilium, or – again – Rage in My Eyes1) that got … [...] Click to raid more!

Video: The Art of Kintsugi, by Moonlight Haze!

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RMR covered Moonlight Haze‘s newest album Animus some time ago. One of the Power Metal surprises of 2022 that clearly took a hike up quality lane.

And speaking about quality. The band recently released a new clip for Kintsugi, one of the quieter tracks on their record. And interestingly, it is not super-charged cinematography that piqued our interest this time, but the execution of the theme.

You see, Kintsugi – the name of the clip – describes the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with – as the lore goes – a mix containing precious metals. In other … [...] Click to raid more!

Trick or Treat – Creepy Symphonies (2022) – Review

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Does Alestorm need some serious competition? They sure do. Bowes’ beer-crazed sailors overstayed their welcome somewhat lately, together with his other incarnations. But that’s only the first part of the equation. The second is yet another question. Do we truly need a Helloween soundalike to hit our shores? Perhaps we do. After all, Trick or Treat here started out as a tribute band of the latter, we’re told. Cheeseballs galore, watch out for squalls.


Power Metal seems to be on the rise again. And a lot of that is washing up on our shores from Italy these days. Now … [...] Click to raid more!

Moonlight Haze – Animus (2022) – Review

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Public Service Announcement: You’re about to step into the slippery realm of molten cheese and sugary power. A land where bright colors and shampooed beings of light happily coexist. So, fearless one, enter at your own peril, RMR will not be responsible for any rise in cholesterol levels or accidents on slippery metal surfaces. You have been warned.


Since Chiara Tricarico left Temperance, her new outfit Moonlight Haze kinda hovered out there in a far orbit around the RMR planetary system. Just out of sight but always still audible, like that damned radio barking away in the next room. … [...] Click to raid more!