Tag: Folk

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 –

Horn – Retrograd Review

Like a majestic dolphin breaching the icy ceiling of the ocean, leaping high into the air as it fills its lungs with oxygen before returning to the darkness of the deep sea, Horn returns with

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins Review

Two facts are indisputable: Primordial is a Very Good Band, and Exile Amongst the Ruins is a Very Bad Album. Maybe those facts seem difficult or painful to reconcile, but let’s face it: great bands

Paara – Riitti Review

Musically, there are generally two major approaches when combining black metal with Scandinavian folk music that come to mind: that of simply attempting to shoehorn folk instrumentation against the wall of sound guitars of black