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Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; Handsome & Interesting Man; Just get evil all the time.

Fluisteraars – Bloem Review

[Cover artwork: Fluisteraars] There are no rules in an art world where a banana duct-taped to a wall hauls in $120k and receives extensive press, and that’s a beautiful thing. Art is here to explore

Diamonds & Rust: Sodom – Agent Orange

[Album artwork: Andreas Marschall] Gelsenkirchen, Germany, early 1980s: A young Thomas Such finds himself not particularly taken with the notion of spending a perfectly good life buried in the depths of the local coal mines.

Marrasmieli – Between Land And Sky Review

Hyperbole is a useless endeavor, particularly when allowed to run amok within the often comedic realm of music reviews. Beyond the sheer awkwardness of it, limitless hyperbole mostly ends up yielding the opposite of its

Bestial Invasion – Monomania Review

People generally prefer to set their sights forward when a new year finally kicks into gear, and that obviously includes the majority of us in the music writing game. That’s good news for anyone interested

Best Of 2019 – Captain: Be A Dear And Hand Me My Work Glaive

I am no spring chicken. More like an autumn chicken, maybe—cool (ahem) and slightly grim, in its prime, and pecking away on the gravel driveway of life in hopes of finding nourishment, but mostly ingesting

We Have The Power! – The Top 20 Power & Prog / Power Albums Of 2019

First and foremost, welcome to List Season—that time of year when people with obsessive compulsive tendencies labor over ranking the year’s albums to the point of utter and complete brain collapse. As an aside, I

Terminus – A Single Point Of Light Review

This review is late. There are, of course, a number of flimsy excuses that lead to this particular flunk, but none of them really matter. What matters is that the review going forward, despite the

Dimhav – The Boreal Flame Review

[Artwork by Staffan Lindroth] Approximately 20 years of personal fandom has cemented two primary conclusions with regard to the individual known as Daniel Heiman: 1) he has a remarkable voice and remains embedded within the