Tag: Industrial

Anaal Nathrakh ‒ Endarkenment Review

Let’s get the obvious point out of the way right now: about half of Anaal Nathrakh’s career has been rather superfluous. They haven’t really done much new since they truly cemented their formula on the

Self Hypnosis ‒ Contagion of Despair Review

Contagion of Despair, the first full length from the UK’s Self Hypnosis, is a huge, sprawling album in more ways than one. Most obviously, it pushes 80 minutes in length, which would seem very long

[cover art by Ani van Sunnjurck.]

Tristwood – Blackcrowned Majesty Review

It’s been almost 14 years since Tristwood graced the digital pages of Last Rites with their 2006 sophomore album, The Delphic Doctrine. Because there is just too much damn music out there, subsequent releases went

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

Porta Nigra – Schöpfungswut Review

Let’s assume that Porta Nigra means “black door,” which could potentially have a serious spooky factor. It would also mean that these Germans spend their evenings traveling by auto to the nearby cities of Frankfurt

Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far, Part 2

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But every year there’s so much great metal that we simply don’t have time to cover it all…

Mors Vincit Omnia: A Spotlight On Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Part 2

“Dear Friends…” Or so begin the always welcome mailing list updates from Sentient Ruin Laboratories with news on upcoming releases, sales, and the usual kind of information one would expect from an independent record label.

Deafkids – Metaprogramação Review

Let’s begin with a pair of tentative maxims: 1) If you only ever look for the new—the cutting edge, the bold, the progressive, the iconoclastic—in music, you are likely a sad-hearted doofus who has never