A Devil’s Dozen – Paradise Lost

“Sad songs say so much.” — ancient Eltonese proverb. WHY SO GLUM, CHUM? It’s said that art mirrors life, so then it follows that art is empty and largely meaningless without emotion, and then further,

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

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut Review

Let’s assume that Porta Nigra means “black door,” which could potentially have a serious spooky factor. It would also mean that these Germans spend their evenings traveling by auto to the nearby cities of Frankfurt

Empire Of The Moon – Εκλειψις Review

Empire of the Moon is a Hellenic black metal band that was formed in the 90s. Empire of the Moon is a Hellenic black metal band that sounds like it was formed in the 90s,

Obsidian Tongue – Volume III Review

Last we saw Obsidian Tongue, they redeemed us at the side of the lake on 2015’s four-way split, Northeastern Hymns. Their New England compatriots held up their corners admirably, but Obsidian Tongue stole the show

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2020, Part 2

Hello, friends. Welcome back to 2020 and to another batch of the Last Rites crew’s most highly anticipated metal albums of 2020, which is the year we just entered. Yesterday in Part 1, we ran

Last Rites Presents: Our Most Anticipated Albums Of 2020, Part 1

Hello, friends. Welcome back from whatever holiday-based bender of debauchery you’ve been on for the past week or two. It is, as you know, now 2020. This doesn’t mean you have to celebrate the return

Best Of 2019 – Jeremy Morse: Only Half Death Metal. Aren’t I Fancy?

Well howdy, dear readers. This is it: Last and least. I usually take a powder on these personal best-of lists, and I’m still not sure I have any business doing one this year. I didn’t

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