Stygian Crown – Stygian Crown (2020) – Review

Last updated on 17 January 2021

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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 … [...] Click to raid more!

Firelink – Firelink (2020) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Black Metal and its bigger brother Extreme Metal are fertile grounds. Somehow everything that sounds wild or arcane kinda lands in the playground of Folk’s cousin. Because both till these fields of the mystical and often pagan wisdom. And the lore they choose can be both, imagined or rooted in history somewhere.

Now, here we move to fantasy land all over again. In other words, those bands that dabble in pseudo-history and wild imagination will be on the menu. Stories garnished with everything the creative and sometimes delirious mind can … [...] Click to raid more!

Newsflash: Under Siege – a metallic taste of the past!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Damn. The Italian band Under Siege somehow got under the wheels of the mighty RMR review queue for their self-titled album released at the beginning of 2018. Not for any explicable reason, though.

But the good news is, the album finally resurfaced again. Management will however have to have a word with the deck crew for such insubordination. But I will spare you the details of that particular pep talk.

I admit, first I thought we were joining a friggin’ tattoo. You know, one of these events, where marching bands and others … [...] Click to raid more!