All posts by Chris Sessions

I write for Last Rites, but in my mind it is spelled Lassed Writes because I am a dreamer.

Boris – Dear Review

Here is the real problem: you can use words to describe Boris’ music, but you are wrong when you do so. I can use phrases like “mixing the textured guitar work of Justin Broadrick meets

Tricky Lobsters – Worlds Collide Review

A tale of two reviews. It was the best of albums, it was the worst of albums. When I first listened to Worlds Collide by Tricky Lobster I was convinced it was a fun, rocking

Loss – Horizonless Review

I ought to have more of a fondness for blackened death/doom than I do. With my depression, one would think it would speak to me as no other music can. But depression is not actually

Mountains Crave – As We Were When We Were Not Review

Reviewers are writers, by and large. I mean writers in “The Thing We Want To Do” sense. Obviously reviews take some writing. Writers are rarely content to give you only what you need. We want

John Frum – A Stirring In The Noos Review

John Frum sounds like a guy who will sell you insurance you can’t afford. Or a guy who will wash your car. Or cut your grass. Or steal your girlfriend. It does not sound like

The Ominous Circle – Appalling Ascension Review

I have in my time as a death metal fan tried to classify the vocal styles of the various vocalists. Some you are already familiar with: pig squealing, bull roaring, demonic howling, witch snarling; maybe

Maze Of Sothoth – Soul Demise Review

I have been wrestling with Maze of Sothoth’s debut full length, Soul Demise for a few weeks. Not at all because I don’t know if I like it, but because I am not sure how

The Replicate – A Selfish Dream Review

2017. I can’t help but expect a shit show from the world, given 2016’s wonton flinging of excrement at any critically minded human being, but we are not here to belabor the obvious, politically. We

Chris Sessions’ Best of 2016: Blerp Blerp

To quote Burgess’ Alex: “One thing I could never stand is to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blerp, blerp in between as it

Xoth – Invasion Of The Tentacube Review

I did not get the opportunity to review the latest Vektor, but I loved it. I love the whole idea of Death-meets-Voivod-meets-black-metal-graveling. In fact I think black metal graveling is almost built for tech-thrash. It just