Tag: Doom

Dead Kosmonaut – Gravitas Review

Sweden’s Dead Kosmonaut is pretty clearly still feeling out their place in the heavy metal pantheon. On debut full length Expect Nothing and last year’s standout Rekviem EP, they’ve played a mix of smooth trad,

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Goblinsmoker – A Throne in Haze, A World Ablaze Review

Deep in the forest at the edge of the clearing, near the overgrown ruins of the Toad King’s ancestral palace, a letter lies on the ground, splashed with blood and caked in mud. It is

Worm – Gloomlord Review

A few preliminaries: before note one of Worm’s Gloomlord plays, it is recommended that the canny listener pause a moment and wonder at its tremendous title and cover art. Are you a gloomlord? Am I?

A Devil’s Dozen – Paradise Lost

“Sad songs say so much.” — ancient Eltonese proverb. WHY SO GLUM, CHUM? It’s said that art mirrors life, so then it follows that art is empty and largely meaningless without emotion, and then further,

Best Of 2019 – Craig Hayes: Hidden History Of Haze

“Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody’s going to die.Come watch TV. Listen to Motörhead.” Kia ora, I’m Craig, Last Rites’ oldest, chubbiest, and most far-flung contributor. This year I spent a lot more

Sky Shadow Obelisk – The Satyr’s Path Review

[Artwork by Lucas Korte] If you’ve even remotely followed the catalog of Sky Shadow Obelisk, then you know that you can only truly expect a couple things with each new release: it’s going to be

Slow – VI – Dantalion Review

First of all, apologies for this review coming after the release date, but with Silence Lives Out/Over Whirlpool, slow is the name of the game. The Belgian one-man act has been on a bit of

Esoteric – A Pyrrhic Existence Review

Anxiety has become something of a very public topic as of late (slide over to Lone Watie’s brilliant review of Leprous’ Pitfalls for a brief discussion). As mental health falls into focus and our darkest