Coma Hole, Good ol’ Stoner, and some Grunge?

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Ah, the things you can do with a single bass guitar, a good drum kit, and smoky female vocals. Coma Hole here are one of the rare bands on RMR that will make do without the usual lead guitar. Instead, they slap dat bass as you’ve never seen before with sometimes amazing results. The last band that really made an impression like that on us were the dear departed ones of Riti Occulti.1) And that was back in – 2016.

So, here the RMR review board let Coma Hole‘s debut EP roar and they were truly intrigued. … [...] Click to raid more!

Athemon – Athemon (2021) – Review

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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 – for instance – formed part of Haken until … [...] Click to raid more!

Evanescence – Evanescence (2011) – Review

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Oh my! I am in mourning. Black clad, bound in leather, a painting of somber colors and polished silver.

What a total and sad downgrade from the heights of Fallen to this album, kind of unhappily named Evanescence. Only that the evanescence1) of this gig seems to have finally disappeared completely.

First signs for this to happen already appeared on their former record The Open Door. The record that suffered from a certain lack of direction and oomph in the lower parts of the tracklist. Yet, the latter contained a lot of good stuff to render it … [...] Click to raid more!

Stygian Crown – Stygian Crown (2020) – Review

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Aye. Proto-doom is yet again on the menu. And Pale Divine just set the pace with their kinda weirdly mystical piece – like it or not.

The RMR deck crew is quite pleased that we finally get some sturdier fare in all things doom metal. One that reaches back to the earlier facets of this hugely grown genre. It’s just about time that things move away from the Peaceville Three, back to the roots where this all came from.

True, we got excellent fare in the Doom Death Metal universe, but real clear voice doom of the olden days is … [...] Click to raid more!