Tag: Post

Neurosis – Fires Within Fires Review

Fires Within Fires feels like aging. Now, hold up. I’m not talking about the ages of the members involved, or at least not directly. Neurosis’s music, at least from Enemy of the Sun onward (and

Sumac – What One Becomes Review

Say what you want about Aaron Turner, just don’t call him lazy. Since the dissolution of his band Isis in 2010, Turner has found plenty of ways to keep himself occupied, most of which involve creating excellent

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Ygfan – Köd Review

Face it, hosers: 2016 has not been a great year for black metal thus far. Fans of the genre have been left grasping at straws to find something worth listening to. Sure, there have been

Alaric – End Of Mirrors Review

Unless you’ve been living under a very modern bridge that’s not at all gothic lately, you’ve noticed an intense resurgence in the post-punk, goth-rock, deathrock camp over the last five years or so. If you’re

Cult Of Luna And Julie Christmas – Mariner Review

The received wisdom is that post-metal is dead. Regardless of one’s affinity for the style, it shouldn’t be terribly controversial to note that we are now more than a decade past the most creatively fertile

Eight Bells – Landless Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. It’s almost a truism of heavy metal that we have lost the loudness wars. Too often modern music gets compressed to Hell and back again before being laminated with

Deafheaven – New Bermuda Review

As my second contribution to the Last Rites review catalogue so far, it’s unlikely that I could’ve picked a more divisive band to discuss than San Francisco’s Deafheaven. In this case, my remaining words must be deliberately and

A Secret Revealed – The Bleakness Review

Originally written by K. Scott Ross. Heavy metal vocals are an odd beast, particularly when it comes to dirty vocal styles. A singer needs to balance between having aggression and comprehensibility, particularly if they actually