Tag: Doom

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Khemmis – Desolation Review

Somewhere here, underneath the harsh vocals and the completely unnecessary mini-bridges, lies a very decent, almost good traditional doom album. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the Last Rites staff to gather behind the scenes

YOB – Our Raw Heart Review

More often than not, the intimate details fueling the creation of an album are unknown to listeners. It makes sense, really, because art is meant to be personal, and a great deal of its interpretation

Age Of Taurus – The Colony Slain Review

It’s no secret that the apple that is doom metal has fallen moderately out of the public eye. Yes, America is still in love with Pallbearer and his brother, Darryl, and his other brother, Darryl,

Sleep – The Sciences Review

When paths diverge… only to collide. It has been a while since any transmissions from the godfathers of stoner doom have been received. Sure, there was a one-song EP that saw the replacement of Chris Hakius

Messa – Feast For Water Review

Sometimes it’s good to begin with where you intend to end up: Messa’s Feast for Water is an unhurriedly brilliant album that overflows with truly remarkable songcraft and a consistently enthralling atmosphere. If you’d like

Sky Shadow Obelisk/Djinn And Miskatonic – Split LP Review

Splits can serve an array of purposes. In this case, the self-titled, 30-minute split between Rhode Island’s Sky Shadow Obelisk and Bangalore, India’s Djinn and Miskatonic worked as an introduction to both bands as I

Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma Review

Are the placid waters of a large lake best disrupted by a deluge, or by singular drops upon its surface? Sit near any calm body of water as dark clouds approach, and you’ll probably experience

Monolithe – Nebula Septem Review

For reasons both unknown and likely unknowable, I am a complete mark for the sort of mathematical and musical formalism with which Monolithe has constructed Nebula Septem. For this seventh album, the seven musicians of