Tag: Black

Dödsrit – Dödsrit Review

If you know me – and you should, if you don’t, because I’m fantastic – you’ll know that, generally speaking, the wide swath of black metal bores me. But there’s always an exception, of course,

Evilfeast – Ellegies of the Stellar Wind Review

There are many types of homes. You’ve got saltboxes, colonials, federals, a-frame, shingle, Victorian, foursquare, lodge, gablefront, storybook, split-level, etc. But, there’s really only one desirable way to live, and that’s definitely inside a cavernous,

Lihhamon – Doctrine, Iron Hands of Decimation & Miasmal Coronation (Split) Review

Lihhamon has largely flown under the radar, despite some claiming they own some lost demo cassette that is certainly killer but they just can’t “find it right now.” Full length Doctrine was originally self released

Krallice – Loüm Review

In a way, Krallice’s music has always struck me as being about listening. Although the quartet’s music is not improvisational, its knotty intricacy and near-constant interlocking and delinking patterns suggests a group of peers in

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus Review

The Crowning Quietus, the second full length and fourth proper release overall for Inconcessus Lux Lucis, is a gateway drug. It’s an extreme metal gateway drug for folks put off by the arena sheen of

Tetragrammacide – Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On one hand, debut full length Primal Incinerators of Moral Matrix sees India’s Tetragrammacide falling right in line with the kind of wall-of-sound black/death metal that is often

Malokarpaten – Nordkarpatenland Review

This second album from Slovakia’s Malokarpatan has certainly been building a buzz in the break room at Last Rites World Headquarters. I guess I’ll see what all the fuss is about… Usually, when an album

Belus – Apophenia Review

The Brooklyn black metal scene has a penchant for off-kilter, nearly jazzy black metal. Almost as if there’s a competition between the drummers in the scene to thrust each other into new, unchartered territory using