Spiral, by Rage In My Eyes!

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Ha! Who ever said that Power Metal needs to be cheesy and sweetish? It doesn’t. And if you need proof, head over to the Brazilians of Rage In My Eyes. They’re peddling a refreshing version of the somewhat time-worn and Kiske-infested1) genre that many a metal fan has given up on.

Yet here, the band hit the RMR review pipe with Spiral, their newest EP. In actual fact, they’re playing a mix of Heavy Metal of the likes of Hibria or Thy Row and the Southern Power Metal brand that bands like Arrayan Path2) do (or … [...] Click to raid more!

Athemon – Athemon (2021) – Review

Last updated on 23 October 2021

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Every once in a while, the RMR deckhands like to pluck a totally unknown band and their newest concoction out of the ether. Not that plowing the underground will saddle us with a gazillion of new followers, their marketing skills and/or market power are often conspicuously absent. But the fresh sounds and tunes, untainted by the evil mainstream, are often irresistible.

Now, Athemon‘s current crew Tom MacLean, Adriano Ribeiro, and their guesting drummer and percussionist Gledson Gonçalves seem to have been around the block a few times. MacLean – … [...] Click to raid more!

Aeons – Consequences (2021) – Review

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Do you remember the ‘I love you / I love you not’ game? You know, the one also played with an unsuspecting flower that thus brutally meets its unseemly demise. Remember that? Good.

Because sometimes we encounter records that do exactly that. At the outset already, and we haven’t even tortured the flower yet, there seems to be no love lost (so the flower can live). Yet, one full half-hour bleeds away and this thing still roars out of our loudspeakers. And we kinda scratch our heads and ask ourselves what we’re going to do with this record. … [...] Click to raid more!

Maziac and those Permutations!

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Do you want to know what really got me to listen to Maziac‘s newest EP Permutations? It was these three weirdos sitting on the couch mumbling to the lyrics of a clip of that same name. And that almost knocked me off my comfy reviewer’s chair. Albeit that all of that unfair mirth stopped dead once the band really took off and showed some real grit and – indeed – astonishing acerbic power.

At first, the folks over at Maziac blast away like any classic or heavy rock band. But then, they quickly hit you with … [...] Click to raid more!