Tag: IVoidhanger

Esoctrilihum – The Telluric Ashes of the O Vrth Immemorial Gods Review

[Cover art by Alan “Medusawolf” Brown; click here for the full painting.] Esoctrilihum’s lone member Asthâghul is the kind of prodigious talent that really makes a guy question his life’s achievements. Over the course of

Epectase – Astres Review

Astres, the debut full length from French duo Epectase, manages to be both incredibly promising and a mite confounding all at once, often for the intertwining reasons. The record is absolutely sprawling in both style

Cosmic Putrefaction – At The Threshold Of The Greatest Chasm Review

Gabriele Gramaglia is the type of metal artist that prefers to keep his works compartmentalized. The Clearing Path offers Gorguts-meets-DHG weirdo prog/black metal that is as likely to confuse as to delight; Summit takes a

Moss Upon the Skull – In Vengeful Reverence Review

One of the tricky things about describing music is choosing exactly how deep to go when picking points of comparison. This is particularly true for anything existing outside of normal bounds. Stay too general, and

Khanus – Flammarion Review

Finland’s Khanus is a very strange band, and not necessarily for the reason most of us westerns likely think–that snicker-friendly name that has no conveniently available translation. No, Finland’s Khanus is a strange band to

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We’ve Missed In 2018 So Far, Part 1

Here at Last Rites, we listen to a metric shit-ton of heavy metal—it’s just what we do. But even then, every year, there’s so much great heavy metal that gets released that we simply don’t

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus Review

The Crowning Quietus, the second full length and fourth proper release overall for Inconcessus Lux Lucis, is a gateway drug. It’s an extreme metal gateway drug for folks put off by the arena sheen of

Howls of Ebb / Khthoniik Cerviiks – With Gangrene Edges / Voiidwarp Review

On paper, a split featuring the Bay Area’s Howls of Ebb and Germany’s Khthoniik Cerviiks is about as perfect a pairing as one can imagine. In their respective young careers, both have been among the