Aawks – (((((Heavy On the Cosmic))))) (2022) – Review

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Do you remember the ’70s when the hairy youngsters of the day just smoked or ingested anything in sight until it fumed out of their ears?1) Weed, mushrooms, mescaline, LSD, and plain dope were the fashionable substances back then. Ah, the things people did to themselves for free love2) and cosmic wisdom. Extended reach of the brain was all the rage. So you could get a taste of some elusive alien knowledge or something. Only that this brutal treatment fried a lot of said brains back into the stone age. Not that things improved a lot ever since, … [...] Click to raid more!

Gramma Vedetta – The Hum of the Machine (2022) – Review

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The Hum. You have heard about The Hum, right? Some low-frequency drone-like vibration or noise that some people apparently perceive and others do not. I believe, the most famous one might be the Taos Hum. Opinions vary widely as to what caused or causes it, or if it exists at all. So, here we got ourselves Gramma Vedetta with their newest epos The Hum of the Machine. New industrial beginnings with a spacey twist or just mean tinnitus? Machine vibrations galore. Grab yer spacesuit.


This is one of those records that makes you pay attention, and you have … [...] Click to raid more!

Purple Dawn – Peace & Doom Session Vol. II (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew just covered a slightly grungy Stoner piece that works on an abundance of bass, drums, and smoky female vocals. A true delight that provides transport back to the ’70s and early ’80s.1) Yet now, it’s high time to get another version that flows in on an abundance of doom, wah-wah, fuzz, and a true lead guitar. Meet Purple Dawn, the uniquely colored time machine. Slushy dreams of long-gone psychedelic delights? Quite.


Peace & Doom Vol. II has no intention to reinvent the wheel. Or – worse – to hide its colors.2) Right off the … [...] Click to raid more!

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!