Eternal Storm – Come the Tide (2019) – Review

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Spain’s Eternal Storm are one of these bands that excel in this game of the protracted flow. Their offering somehow feels like a river of metal and not-so metal sounds that coasts by majestically on its mid-tempo currents. Like so much metal flotsam in the remnants of a dreaded hurricane.

The band’s new record also is one of these mysteries. Multiple times I started their debut record Come The Tide for a thorough listen. And boom, the record just ended.

This made me wonder what part of this infamous reality of the matrix really failed me. … [...] Click to raid more!

Officium Triste – The Death of Gaia (2019) – Review

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We had our share of pretty cool Doom Death Metal pieces on the blog in 2019 already. Outfits with depression-inducing names like The Drowning or – again – Esogenesi come to mind.

These are bands that take the notion of doom on its deathly bed of anxiety to the absolute next level. And we are not quite sure that those can really be beaten. At the very least, any new contender will be up against this formidable bulwark of sorrow and pain. One that can hardly be vanquished.

Or can it?

Now, here we have the … [...] Click to raid more!

The Drowning – The Radiant Dark (2019) – Review

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I would never have believed it. We got Doom Death Metal bands out there that actually can put a smile on my face. Or at least a sad sneer or something. Because – guess what – with all that rampant doom, you cannot just descend into bliss. But you are condemned to weep in style. This is one ocean of heavily metallic tears rolling our way. Almost at funeral levels to boot.

The RMR blog already had its fair share of all things Death Metal this year, but boy this doom thing really booms in 2019. … [...] Click to raid more!

Esogenesi – Esogenesi (2019) – Review

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The cold quietly seeps in. Rain’s falling, the leaves turn brown and will soon fall off the trees. There’s this wind from the North that really gets into my bones these days. In short, fall’s here.

And with it come our thoughts of doom and depression. Lost melodies of Vanha flutter by like a disaster-laden butterfly from desolation camp. And we dream to escape to the place of eternal spring and juicy summer days. So, let’s just all move down to Australia, count some kangaroos, drink lots of the local brews, and look for Crocodile Dundee. … [...] Click to raid more!