Tag: Lupus Lounge

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…

Negura Bunget – Tau Review

Negura Bunget. That name, while not referring to the exact same group of people that produced albums such as Om, still carries with it a great amount of weight. Regardless of the people in the

A Forest Of Stars – A Shadowplay For Yesterdays Review

Originally written by Matt Longo I’ve never enjoyed strip joints. Sometimes I wonder how and why I’m wired this way, but it seems there’s some shit that people are expected to love, things I reflexively

Secrets Of The Moon – Seven Bells Review

The mind of the hopelessly obsessive music fan cannot help but search for hidden connections, shared trajectories, the limnal algebra of an ever-expanding dendritic web. For our current purposes, two of Germany’s most deliberately reverent

Lantlôs – Agape Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Lantlôs has long been my favorite band of the wimpy black metal genre. In addition to the band’s skilled melodic sense and intense drumming and vocals, their ability to channel the

Farsot – Insects Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay “The insect, in a frightening tour de force of adaptability, proved conclusively that he could endure where man would ultimately fail.” This is a line uttered by a documentary-style narrator

Helrunar – Sól Review

Superfluous. There isn’t a better word in the English language to describe Helrunar’s latest full-length, Sól. In fact, this album goes well beyond anything that even the most patient fan of metal would catagorize as

Nàttsòl – Stemning Review

Out of the shadowy forests of Norway comes Nàttsòl, a band that has secretly been in the works since the cold, dreary winter of 2006. Stemning, the band’s freshman effort, pays homage to many of