Fortis Ventus – Vertalia (2022) – Review

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Symphonic Metal. A genre that many pronounced dead and gone, yet you’ll still find tons of bands tilling these very same fields. In truth, the genre’s heyday was in the early ’00s, up to the early ’10s. After that, too many clones and soundalikes appeared on that limited territory. So much so, that today even the biggies of the genre experience identity crises that make some of them increasingly reluctant to go for innovation. And so, some cling to their past successes instead.

This – in return – leads to brutally bland material. Reheated all over again, with huge loads … [...] Click to raid more!

Amorphis – Skyforger (2009) – Review

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RMR just covered Amorphis‘ 2022 piece Halo. And contrary to a few croaks of imminent defeat out there, the band still shines as strongly as it did some 13 years earlier. They must be doing something right in this outfit. Or – perhaps – it is the Finnish fresh air, the pristine water, and frequent trips to the sauna. This band churns out one great record after the other. Consistently, reliably, and with minute attention to detail and quality.

So, as we are on a roll with this band, the time has finally come to reach way into … [...] Click to raid more!

Glasya – Attarghan (2022) – Review

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Glasya wish to be a Soundtrack Metal Band1). Storytellers that will try to sway the merciless audience outside of their direct sphere of influence with snazzy shreds of cinematic sounds. All of that fueled by inspiration found in the long-gone realms of movie soundtracks of the ’60s and ’70s. That’s a truly funky idea.

The band made its first real mark with Heaven’s Demise back in 2019. One of those ‘typical’ Power and Symphonic Metal pieces out there. Although, the production and flow were pretty powerful and – yes- near to flawless. Only, the tracks rolled in on … [...] Click to raid more!

Misteyes – Creeping Time (2016) – Review

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Well, gosh. RMR speaks to the seriously defunct. Our deckhands sometimes love to reach back into our vast collection of albums and pull out a record that didn’t make it onto the review pipe. And often, those old pieces belong – or belonged – to bands that gave up the ghost in the meantime. That’s quite sad because many of those outfits showed insane promise. But for some reason, this bunch of reviewers here didn’t pick up on it when there was still time.

So, Creeping Time from Misteyes somehow magically appeared out of the Void of Unkown Review Matter… [...] Click to raid more!