Tag: Doom

Empyrium – Über Den Sternen Review

[Artwork by Fursy Teyssier] How are you fixed for melancholy? All things considered, probably just fine, as I’m sure you’ve likewise had more than your fill of essentially every branch of sadness the universe has

Dipygus ‒ Bushmeat Review

It’s never surprising to find out that a particularly nasty style of music comes from a seemingly less-than-nasty kind of place, but it never stops being amusing and satisfying. Such is the case with Dipygus

Asphyx – Necroceros Review

It’s a bit of an inside joke around Last Rites World Headquarters that ol’ Andy here only likes bands that debuted decades ago. And, hey, that’s okay — I can take some good-natured joshing… But

In Crust We Trust: 2020 EPs and Reissues

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to part two of In Crust We Trust‘s end-of-year soirée, which features my favorite EPs and reissues from 2020. I won’t repeat the lengthy introduction I wrote for the first part

Grayceon – Mothers Weavers Vultures Review

Because they belong to San Francisco’s diverse and recombinant music scene, Grayceon is hardly alone in making genre-agnostic but undeniably progressive heavy metal. They are, however, almost singularly adept at summoning big, unguarded emotions with

Cardinal Wyrm – Devotionals Review

[Cover artwork by Kim Holm] If you’re lucky enough to have tremendous knee pain, back pain or other similar joint pain, then it also means you’re old enough to remember the 1990s. (I don’t want

Possessed Steel – Aedris Review

[Cover artwork by Tamara Comas] Toronto, Ontario’s Possessed Steel spends precisely zero minutes and zip seconds attempting any sort of subterfuge regarding what’s on tap with their debut full-length, Aedris. And just in case you’re

Counting Hours ‒ The Will Review

The Will is the debut record from Finland’s Counting Hours, and in the interest of getting straight to the point, here’s the point: this record is unabashedly, lovingly, even aggressively 90s in style. Such a