Tag: Folk

Malokarpatan – Krupinské Ohne Review

[Cover artwork: Svjatogor] Over three albums in just under six years, Bratislava’s Malokarpatan have achieved a bit of a feat: they have managed to maintain their fun, slightly medieval aesthetic (both in their sound and

Thy Catafalque – Naiv Review

That Tamás Kátai and Thy Catafalque can still surprise after several albums of increasingly decreased musical boundaries isn’t just impressive, it’s a testament to the very nature of the project. Kátai and his ever-expanding band

Marrasmieli – Between Land And Sky Review

Hyperbole is a useless endeavor, particularly when allowed to run amok within the often comedic realm of music reviews. Beyond the sheer awkwardness of it, limitless hyperbole mostly ends up yielding the opposite of its

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

Dark Heresy – Abstract Principles Taken To Their Logical Extremes Review (Reissue)

We live in an age of flight. Airplanes are so ubiquitous and mundane we really can’t imagine a time when the idea of travelling in the air at speed was kind of absurd. If you

The Forest Whispers My Name – A Nordvis Produktion Spotlight

Of the many elements of a successful record label, perhaps one of the most difficult to achieve is a unified aesthetic. While it’s not a prerequisite for success – and certainly, the larger the label,

Amorphis – Queen Of Time Review

Let’s nail something home right from the jump: Amidst the ever-expanding ranks of heavy metal groups currently and constantly competing for collective ears, Amorphis ranks at or very near the top with regard to those

Thy Catafalque – Geometria Review

Every time Tamás Kátai gifts us with another Thy Catafalque album, he seems to be providing another slightly different glimpse at his wider vision. While the project’s sound is instantly recognizable and undeniably unique –