Tag: Darkest Era

Best Of 2022 – Dan Obstkrieg: In Which Foolishness Is Again Considered

The introduction, in which claims are made It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the vest

Darkest Era – Wither On The Vine Review

We here at Last Rites Music Listening (And Sometimes Writing But Often Yelling About Seeming Minutiae) Emporium HQ strive for accuracy and timeliness. We aim to stay abreast of consumer trends. To anticipate the discerning

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: February 10th – February 16th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to


Fast Rites – Volume 6

We have a few “holiday leftovers” for you as we begin a new year at Last Rites. If you’re well sick-and-tired of ham or turkey sandwiches at this point (but your father STILL hasn’t taken

Zach Duvall’s Best of 2014: Santorinian Poetry

If you follow along with a lot of the heavy metal blogosphere closely, you might get the impression that 2014 was a down year for heavy music. I absolutely, positively refuse to accept that notion.

Darkest Era – Severance Review

Here’s a melancholy truth: Most lusters fade. Sparks cool. Sheens dull. Some things, though? They stick with you. Such has been the case with The Last Caress of Light, Darkest Era’s 2011 debut album. Too

Zach Duvall’s Top 20 Albums of 2011

What. A. Year. Can’t say much else. I probably had 30 albums to try to squeeze into 20 spots and 15 into the top 10 this year. There was just so much wicked stuff I’d

Darkest Era – The Last Caress Of Light Review

Sometimes being a little derivative on the surface is a good thing. It certainly helped the cause of Darkest Era, a newish act out of Northern Ireland presenting in their full-length debut The Last Caress Of