Felled – The Intimate Earth (2021) – Review

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Splendid. 2021 seems to be the year of the style breakers. Those bands step out of the proverbial box and start moving down their very own path. And that is something the RMR deckhands truly appreciate.

The current metal multiverse is plagued by too many sub-styles, all of them sporting different attributes. But, only acting within the tight confines of a style will – in time – have a negative effect on a band’s ability to compose good music. Metal has in many ways become a playground for all sorts of nerds. And that is not necessarily a … [...] Click to raid more!

Eye of Purgatory – The Lighthouse (2021) – Review

Last updated on 24 July 2021

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Death Metal and Rogga Johansson are one of a kind. If there’s anybody in the metal multiverse who qualifies as an ambassador for that specific genre, he definitely is da man.

This guy doesn’t just make his brand of favorite music, he actually lives it. The list of active band projects is so long, it gives you a headache just to browse through them. To name just one, Paganizer, with its rough Death Metal offering, is probably the best-known outfit he successfully haunts.

And – of course – Mr. Johansson here already crossed [...] Click to raid more!

Dødsferd release Skotos. Feel that grind!

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A little while ago we covered a pretty severe thunderclap of the blackened kind. But this one was almost – too ‘modern’, even if it got pretty high praise from this team. So, we started yearning for more of that Scandinavian flavor, the old-school vibes Black Metal so comfortably brings to yer tortured metal soul.

Good that we found Dødsferd‘s very short blurb Skotos that prominently flashed its beacon on our review pipe. And if an EP really is a promise of what is to come in the future1), then this should be it. Their brand of … [...] Click to raid more!

Soothsayer – Echoes of the Earth (2021) – Review

Last updated on 23 June 2021

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Why on earth did Heilung change names, move to Ireland, and chant ever more weirdly around the soundscape? But it’s not Heilung, they’re still firmly lodged in Norway. And their chanting didn’t deteriorate either.1)

It is the Irish band Soothsayer that – for some reason – decided to start their new piece Echoes of the Earth with some atrociously bad wailings on eternal repeat.2) Fringe probably exists solely to lull RMR into some sort of a transcendental state3) to accept more such bizarre garbage that will come later.

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