Norse – Ascetic (2021) – Review

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I don’t know, is it the change of the season? Grey, cold, wet weather descends on a landscape that was vibrant and full of life earlier. Everything seems to be smothered in shades of grey to the point of depression. And this calls for a record that is equally bleak and grey, as RMR’s surroundings start to be. Something that talks to the howling soul inside, the one that seeks but doesn’t find that reprieve anymore, in a world of monochromatic colors.

Thus, Norse‘s new album Ascetic just felt like the remedy we were looking for. A … [...] Click to raid more!

Felled – The Intimate Earth (2021) – Review

Last updated on 27 August 2021

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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. … [...] 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!