Tag: Avantgarde Music

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 4

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But even then, every year, there’s so much great heavy metal that gets released that we simply don’t

Nortt – Endeligt Review

Most art forms have their own genres, stereotypes, and conventions. A fairly time-worn convention in literature is the idea of the “beach read.” This is typically the sort of book – often lightweight, sometimes trashy,

Dzö-nga – The Sachem’s Tale Review

To fans of some of the greatest atmospheric, somewhat “avant-garde” works in the history of black metal, Boston’s Dzö-nga provides a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, The Sachem’s Tale provides a damn fine,

Progenie Terrestre Pura – oltreLuna Review

When Italy’s Progenie Terrestre Pura released U.M.A. four years ago, they offered a decidedly different, intensely hard-to-pin-down take on industrialized black metal. The programmed drums, use of synths, and heavily processed guitars brought Darkspace to

Mountains Crave – As We Were When We Were Not Review

Reviewers are writers, by and large. I mean writers in “The Thing We Want To Do” sense. Obviously reviews take some writing. Writers are rarely content to give you only what you need. We want

Ashbringer – Yugen Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. Some things benefit from precision modern engineering and production: skyscrapers, automobiles, pharmaceuticals. Others, not so much. A blanket, infused with memory. A favourite meal, prepared by a loved one.

Selvans – Lupercalia Review

Italy’s Selvans was formed by four ex-members of Draugr after that band’s breakup in 2013, and their very brief history is one of both tragedy and fierce ambition. After completing most of the vocals and

Darkspace – Darkspace III I Review

Darkness is the most fascinatingly vast concept the universe has ever offered us, and the most terrifyingly claustrophobic. It is infinite — and nothing — all at the same time. Apply this concept to our