Splintered Throne – The Greater Good of Man (2022) – Review

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The RMR crew has a weakness. It’s not going after everything ancient mariners did for once, old pirates included. But it’s definitely lusting after the good ol’ and long-lost world of traditional Heavy Metal. And come to think of it, both are actually connected in some way. This was a time when metal wasn’t splintered into a gazillion fiercely defended fiefdoms. But it just came as a monoblock, kind of the counterweight to the almighty Hard Rock thing. Metal souls easily served, right? This is what turned those music halls into sweaty cauldrons, believe it or not.

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Echelon – Secret Power (2022) – Review

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The Trad and Heavy Metal wave is rolling again. The RMR crew discovered a few pretty cool bands – new and old – with the NWoBHM genes in their blood. That said, many of them reach far into the Power Metal realm. And that’s fine, boundaries are fluent and even the maidens sometimes have trouble deciding which side they want to be on.

So, already the album art of Echelon‘s debut record Secret Power positively screams Power Metal. Complete with strange towers, UFOs, and the Lord of the Ages or something at the controls of the world. All of … [...] Click to raid more!

Fer de Lance – The Hyperborean (2022) – Review

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What on earth is a Hyperborean? I had to look that up, can’t know everything, right? In short, it is a Northerner, a dude from the frozen tundras plagued by wind and ice. But before all Finns and Inuits start their lucky dance, just hold on for a minute. In Greek mythology, it’s all about those folks living in a place of perpetual sunshine beyond the reach of the God of the North Wind. There, take that, ye metal folks. I like that one better, some sort of Garden of Eden 3.0, complete with pickled herring and potent clear … [...] Click to raid more!