Bewitcher – Cursed Be Thy Kingdom – Review

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Oh boy. It looks like The Beast finally possessed a band and made them play some metal. In other words, Iron Maiden chanted it for a few decades and Bewitcher here got the bug. Big time. But we’ll never know, of course, if it is really The Daemon at work or only Eddie with a cosmic joke.

And already the band’s slogan that I found on one of their sites – “Heavy Metal at the speed of Satan” – got on my good side real fast. So, I admit, that play button got pushed somewhat gleefully. Because I didn’t … [...] Click to raid more!

Blood Libel by Sleepless – Heavy Metal 2.0!

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What happens when a bunch of Death Metal dudes state that they want to give Heavy Metal a try? Well, Blood Libel happens.

In truth, this is one blurb that kinda missed our review pipe when it hit the world stage already earlier this month. But once their piece finally roared out of the mighty RMR music machine, we were sold.

Because you won’t get yer usual Heavy Metal with its signature screams that are often as fake as many of them orgasms out there. Instead, you’ll get a Sabbath-esque demolition team on steroids boring down on you. Ominous … [...] Click to raid more!

Nevermore – The Obsidian Conspiracy (2010) – Review

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It’s true. The RMR deck crew has a weakness for the sinister and the deep frightening darkness. The brutal and ritualistic metal soundscapes that Rock never touches. A sweet spot for the underground at large and for bands that show a ton of character.

In other words, the mainstream hunters, hustlers, copycats, and other chart-hungry, swampy creatures of the light1) almost run no chance to appear on this blog.

Nevermore, however, directly emerges from those murky depths of the juiciest records the somber subsurface of the metal industry could muster. So, we couldn’t resist taking another … [...] Click to raid more!

Midgard – Tales of Kreia (2020) – Review

Last updated on 27 December 2020

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Some bands truly like that balancing act – and most are good at it, too. That gallivanting about those gazillions of metal flavors to concoct something of their own making. They don’t necessarily invent anything new, but those records often hit you with a rock-solid metal avalanche.

Records of substance that provide that metallic manna any metalhead craves. The real thing, not watery remnants of a thing called metal long ago.

Often you find those pieces with bands featuring some fantasy theme that can range from Tolkien’s brave warriors to unicorns in … [...] Click to raid more!