Tag: Progressive

10s Essentials – Volume Four

Compliments and congratulations on enduring, fellow bubble beings! The 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is pulling into stop #4 this week. CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE? We’re certain you can, because this is nothing

10s Essentials – Volume Three

Greetings and felicitations, children of technology! Not much has really happened in the weeks that have passed since Volume 1 and Volume 2 dropped, right? RIGHT?? We soldier forward, we denizens of the heavy metal

Sweven – The Eternal Resonance Review

[Cover artwork by Raul Gonzalez] To say Morbus Chron disappointed the metal public by announcing their split back in the early days of September / 2015 is a bit of an understatement. Their 2011 debut,

10s Essentials – Volume Two

Greetings, travelers! Welcome to Volume 2 of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s. Were you present and accounted for when Volume 1 landed last week and promptly asked to be escorted to your leader?

Malokarpatan – Krupinské Ohne Review

[Cover artwork: Svjatogor] Over three albums in just under six years, Bratislava’s Malokarpatan have achieved a bit of a feat: they have managed to maintain their fun, slightly medieval aesthetic (both in their sound and

10s Essentials – Volume One

Surely by now you’ve gotten the hint that the Last Rites collective is a fan of “Best of Lists.” Not just year-end lists, but BIG lists that yank full decades through our extremely sophisticated and

Fughu – Lost Connection Review

When I reviewed Fughu’s debut album in 2009, I said of it, “On nearly every count, it can be said that Absence channels Dream Theater’s most famous (and, arguably, best) work, Images & Words.” Looking

Manic First Impressions: A Belated Dive Into Anacrusis

Like all of us here at Last Rites — and like most all of you, I would guess — I’ve spent a large part of my life exploring this beast called Heavy Metal. Since my