All posts by Chris Sessions

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

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

Cognitive – Deformity Review

This year has been a bit of a whirlwind for me as far as reviewing goes. I have two gigs, one of which I only took in May – that being this gig here –

Mithras – On Strange Loops Review

Mithras. I mean, damn. Mithras. I heard Mithras years ago when this site was still MetalReview and even then thought “for all the familiarity of this music, this is something completely else.” So in my

Seputus – Man Does Not Give Review

What happens when members of a band which is essentially a giant “fuck you” to musical boundaries of any type decide to make music with boundaries? This is the central question Seputus forces a reviewer

Brain Tentacles – Brain Tentacles Review

To have grown up a hard rock/metal fan in the early eighties is, I think, to have a deep disdain for the saxophone. At least it is for me. Along with the pop-synth and the

Insomnium – Winter’s Gate Review

The modern metal world will occasionally present us with the album-length song concept. Green Carnation, Gorguts, Meshuggah… sort of. It is not a new idea. And in fact, bands like Opeth, Cradle of Filth and