Category: Reviews

Xeno Ooze - Parasligm Shift
[Artwork by: Arifullah Ali]

Xeno Ooze – Parasligm Shift Review

We here at Last Rites are eternal musical explorers. We are constantly looking for our next fix, whether they be warm embraces from established bands like Opeth and Insomnium, the excitement of being on the

Obsequiae – The Palms of Sorrowed Kings Review

Over a full decade and just a few albums, Minnesota’s Obsequiae has carved out quite the successful micro-niche in metal. Their melodic black metal is self-described as “medieval metal,” and the combination of Old World-y

Slow – VI – Dantalion Review

First of all, apologies for this review coming after the release date, but with Silence Lives Out/Over Whirlpool, slow is the name of the game. The Belgian one-man act has been on a bit of

Esoteric – A Pyrrhic Existence Review

Anxiety has become something of a very public topic as of late (slide over to Lone Watie’s brilliant review of Leprous’ Pitfalls for a brief discussion). As mental health falls into focus and our darkest

Year Of The Cobra – Ash And Dust Review

Being named Year of the Cobra (and writing some bitchin’ tunes) means that with every new release, you have to see “20__ is totally the year of the cobra, bro!” as often as a boy

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

Blood Incantation – Hidden History Of The Human Race Review

Shortly after death metal emerged from the womb in the latter half of the 1980s, there was an immediate pushback against what it was becoming. In fact, the entire Norwegian scene spawned partly as a

Schammasch – Hearts Of No Light Review

[Artwork by C.S.R / SAROS Collective] As young children, humans tend to be categorized and labeled by their peers. Some of those children are labeled weird or freak or merely “other”—an outcast to spend recess