Tag: Giant Squid

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: November 25th – December 1st

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Khôrada – Salt Review

In music—as in life—expectations can cut two ways. Without expectations, there might be no disappointments. But without expectations, there’s also little chance for surprise. The relational structure of expectations, however, borders on tyrannical. As a

Grayceon – IV Review

The California trio Grayceon’s music is, admittedly, difficult to categorize. (While this means there is likely no one right answer, it does not mean there are no wrong answers: do not call it sludge. This

KK’s Best Of 2014: In The St. Nick Of Time

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the halls, not a creature was stirring, not even a Gaahl; church fires were started by the Norwegians with care, in hopes that Satan soon would be

Zach Duvall’s Best of 2014: Santorinian Poetry

If you follow along with a lot of the heavy metal blogosphere closely, you might get the impression that 2014 was a down year for heavy music. I absolutely, positively refuse to accept that notion.

Last Rites’ Best Of 2014 – Combined Staff List

Greetings, friends. The time has come once again to civilly and sensibly discuss the Last Rites Best of 2014 list, as collected and voted upon by our noble crew. If your favorite releases are missing,

Giant Squid – Minoans Review

The sea has long been a rich source of cultural, historical, and artistic inspiration. One of the earliest – and most potent – myths is the flood recounted in the Epic of Gilgamesh, which was

Giant Squid – Cenotes Review

There are difficult bands to put into words, and then there is Giant Squid. Quite frankly, none of the descriptive qualities of this band adequately paints the picture of what they bring to the table.