Dance of the Witches, debauchery by Cult of the Night?

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Do you like yer metal raw and rusty? The kind that draws blood if you don’t strap on your body armor? Well, the RMR deckhands just found a short blurb on da almighty review pipe. And that one slammed a smile on our faces whenever it roared out of our loudspeakers.

Australian underground metallers Cult of the Night released their new EP Dance of the Witches a few weeks ago. And they chose not to reinvent the proverbial wheel, far from it. Instead, they banked on olde metal tropes, I guess to make them great again. Or something. And by … [...] Click to raid more!

Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile (2021) – Review

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‘Thou shalt not hunt the dreaded mainstream‘. That’s one of our iron rules here over at the RMR office buildings. Well, to be truthful, you will find it mostly poured in lead than forged into cold, hard steel. Because sometimes, just sometimes, management here will make exceptions.

Because there are some Extreme Metal bands out there that we have taken a truly unholy liking to. And one of those is Cradle of Filth.

I am frankly unsure what drives us back to Dani Filth‘s often annoying screams that after a while sound like a caffeine overdose. But … [...] Click to raid more!

Nightshadow – Strike Them Dead (2021) – Review

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Yeeha! Here we go again.

It feels like we just covered the newest piece of Bewitcher with their idea of Speed Metal1) a few minutes ago. And now we are at it again. Only this time, all this metal goodness more feels like some rough-hewn crazy mix of overheated Power Metal and the speedier realms of Heavy Metal.

A piece that makes you want to strap on some body armor. Or – at least – makes you leap for that war axe that rusted away in the corner. Because goblins and monsters surely await somewhere.

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Bewitcher – Under The Witching Cross (2019) – Review

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One thing is certain. The folks over at Bewitcher like to keep their metal wares short, crisp, and razor-sharp. Already their 2021 piece Cursed be Thy Kingdom soothed our cold metal hearts with that sort of speedy fare that seems to spew forth straight from the times NWoBHM was a thing. And it came at a relatively short runtime that won’t damage yer attention span.

Now, with the 2019 piece Under The Witching Cross1), the RMR deck crew discovered an even faster, almost bare-bone version of their Brand of Heavy Metal. And this one – wait for it … [...] Click to raid more!