Category: Features

Track Premiere: Black Earth – “Abject Practices Beyond The Threshold”

On the precipice of its second wave, a particular factor began to make itself more and more relevant to the emerging subgenre of black metal. Bands like Beherit in Finland or Xantotol in Poland were

Diamonds & Rust: Coroner – No More Color

“Generally speaking, dazzling displays of technical prowess don’t impress me much,” says the intrepid Blog-Warrior, his fingers tap-tapping across the keys as he immediately contradicts himself in his rush to lavish heaps of praise upon

Staff Infections – September 2019

Here we sit, friends, on the verge of autumn. I imagine, as you sip your pumpkin spiced latte and regrettably don a pair of long pants for the first time in months, you might be

Still Full Of Life: 20 Years Of Opeth’s Still Life

There are devotees of metal out there who don’t respect Opeth, just as I assume there are human beings roaming the planet who don’t care for David Attenborough. The mind boggles at what sort of

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t: Damnation From Both Sides Of The Fence

[Editor’s Note: Opeth Week continues with a Point/Counterpoint examination of Opeth’s 2003 album, Damnation, by our own Dan Obstkrieg and Manny-O-War. Dan hates it, Manny loves it. Beyond that, uh… we’re not quite sure what

A Paler Commune: In Honor Of Opeth’s Lighter Side

“FUCK THE SOFT SHIT,” screamed some knuckle-dragging doofus after Opeth played a song from Damnation on the 2006 Gigantour run throughout North America. “No, don’t fuck the soft shit. It’s part of who we are,”

A Devil’s Dozen – Opeth

I wasn’t quite ready for Opeth. I stumbled across Blackwater Park on the shelf at Best Buy. I had never heard of the band, let alone heard a lick of their music, so truthfully I

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: September 1st – September 7th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to