Blind Guardian – The God Machine (2022) – Review

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Well, I take it back. In the past, the RMR crew often moaned about those Power Metal outfits being too cheesy or just too overboard with – well – anything. Some sweetishly rosy concoction that overdosed on too much sugar and colorful popsicles of undefined origins.

But Blind Guardian‘s newest record The God Machine made us raise our mutual heads quickly. Their brand is indeed powerful PM without the usual fondue. So, we stand corrected, this genre can actually be fun AND tough like a spiked metal fist. And – they are part of that vile mainstream that the … [...] Click to raid more!

Science of Disorder – Apoptose (2022) – Review

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Science of Disorder is one of those bands. The ones that lurch into action with some promise, and then take their sweet time to produce more material. They actually started activities back in 1989 as Soulless and then changed identities in 2011 to the current moniker. Heart, Blood & Tears followed that same year with mixed reviews. In 2018, some seven years later, the more thoughtful Private Hell finally found a market spot.1)

Now, in the unholy year of the Dark Lord 2022, Apoptose2) reached the swampy depths of our review pipe. In other words, SoD ain’t in … [...] Click to raid more!

Infanteria – Patriarch (2022) – Review

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Thrash Metal and RMR. That’s always been a testy relationship, to say the least. An uneasy experience of ear-splitting ‘yeah’ screamers. A genre populated by masses of he-men who rush through their metal without thought to good songwriting. Or anything actually, apart from playing fast ‘n’ loud without regard to speed limits that could lurk along the way.

But for some, the genre worked out just dandy. And those are the ones that still fill stadiums to this day, even if some of them are way past their due date. Yet, those very same masters of the trade also needed … [...] Click to raid more!

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!