Tag: Black Metal

Best Of 2019 – In Crust We Trust: The EP / Reissues Edition

Welcome to this second end-of-year edition of In Crust We Trust, which focuses on my favorite EPs and reissues from 2019. Much like In Crust We Trust‘s first end-of-year edition, this volume slithers about in

Rapid Fire: How DIY Spirit Transformed Into The Fastest Fest In The Southeast

One of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the southeastern United States, Charlotte, North Carolina is a prime example of the New South. The city is primarily known as the financial hub for the east

Howling Southerlies: Distant Fear, Malevolence, And Kruor Noctis

Kia ora, cuz. Spring has sprung in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although, you wouldn’t know it given the howling wind and freezing rain currently trying to destroy my Hobbit hole. Still, miserable weather seems like a

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: A Raw Black Metal Roundup

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is the mother flower from which all styles of metal began to branch out. As anyone who was there at the time and the following years through the

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

Abysmal Lord – Exaltation Of The Infernal Cabal Review

There are records that were made to be treated as an experience. These records were made for lighting some votives, shutting off the lights and sinking back into the couch as you allow the music

Olkoth – The Immortal Depths & Treasures Of Necromancy Review

Several of us here at Last Rites share an affinity for castles, whether it be sprawling towers lunging towards a moonlit sky on an album cover or tales of laying siege to a mighty fortress

Mors Vincit Omnia: A Spotlight On Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Part 2

“Dear Friends…” Or so begin the always welcome mailing list updates from Sentient Ruin Laboratories with news on upcoming releases, sales, and the usual kind of information one would expect from an independent record label.