Tag: Avantgarde Music

Anachronism – Meanders Review

[Artwork by Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration] Despite having spent many years focusing on creative endeavors such as writing, drawing cartoons, and designing book covers, I do not consider myself an artist. I would say

Best Of 2022 – Ryan Tysinger: Lifelong Journeys For Technicolor Vapors

First of all, forgive the self-indulgence. These words could be inscribed atop any list, any review, any critique; yet they beg to be uttered. After all, it’s a fundamental rule in critical writing: don’t use

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 1

Once upon a time in the MetalReview Dot Com Days Ov Yore, this crew of particularly persnickety prickly pears would review everything sent to the email inbox (or PO box). It’s unfathomable to think of

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Rising, As The Celestial Phoenix From The Smouldering Pyre, Its Sanguine Wings Stretched Across The Starless Aeons Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings, Travl’r. The wake of the estival solstice has daylight enacting its measured retreat: Darkness marches forward, and once more the tides in the eternal war of time have begun to shift in the favour

Profetus – The Sadness Of Time Passing Review

[Artwork by Yuka Yoshihara] More so than any other branch of metal, funeral doom represents a true “sink or swim” moment. People who love it seem wired to do so from the womb for reasons

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far, Part 1

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…

Windfaerer – Alma Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Windfaerer succeeds where many other atmospheric black metal bands have lately flopped by never leaving the ferocity of black metal too far behind in favor of overly wispy

Progenie Terrestre Pura – starCross Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. As they did after their first LP, Italy’s industrial/black metal/sci-fi wizards Progenie Terrestre Pura have followed up the monstrous oltreLuna with an EP. But in contrast to the