Video: Maziac’s Acid Malaise!

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Maziac‘s last EP Permutations seriously got on our good side. The UK-based band truly excelled in this mix somewhere between Heavy Rock and Progressive Metal. A short yet intensive demonstration of that band’s already impressive musical prowess.

Now they’re on the prowl again with a new video to boot. Acid gets us another highly technical track of pretty masterful prog mixed with Heavy Rock. It’s – in itself – a typical Maziac creation and a straight continuation from their former piece.

The clip with its downturned orange-colored and cartoon-styled action is a funky one, though. Some sort of a … [...] Click to raid more!

Eldritch – EOS (2021) – Review

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Did you ever buy something without really looking at what’s in the box? Or else, you thought you knew what you got, but the holy unwrapping ceremony brought something slightly different to light?

Such a thing quite often is the reviewer’s fate. Relatively little time is attributed to scouting, there is so much material. And whilst first impressions are often uncannily correct, there are cases where a record reveals its true face later. Sometimes to the point that a promo will finally not get a review.

Eldritch‘s 12th full-length album EOS is one of these special cases. It … [...] 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!

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. Death to … [...] Click to raid more!