Tag: Season Of Mist

TEMIC – Terror Management Theory Review

As a prog fan, listening to TEMIC’s Terror Management Theory for the first time is not unlike sliding into a new pair of slippers that somehow feel like you’ve lived in them for years. That

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2023 So Far, Pt. 3

And so we’ve come to the end of the road, and still we can’t let go… So here is the third and final installment of all the wonderful heavy records that snuck by us in

Henget – Beyond North Star Review

The debut album from Finland’s Henget is an attractive synthesis of styles that, while somewhat disjointed, fires with enough varied inspiration to remain compelling. The brainchild primarily of the improbably named King Aleijster de Satan

Rotten Sound – Apocalypse Review

As I was winding up to write this review, I ran into one of my fellow Last Rites scribblers by the coffee machine in the break room. Turns out, he had been listening to this

..And Oceans – As In Gardens, So In Tombs Review

…and Oceans have mostly operated in a delicately balanced duality of aggressively rich and textured melodic black metal—a seemingly simple concept that is rarely well-executed. Yet these Finns somehow make finding that sweet spot look

Abbath – Dread Reaver Review

Everyone’s favorite hotdog-scarfing black metal uncle is back in town and just in time to bring us some joyous fun as Spring pokes its shiny noggin out from the frozen Earth! Uncle Ab was ostracized

Shape Of Despair – Return To The Void Review

Immersed in loss, Of something –Dissolution Despair is a powerful force. It has a gravity that when experienced acutely can be felt as though your insides are being inexplicably drawn through your feet towards some

Best of 2021 – Chris C: It’s Been A Year

This has been a strange year in music. Blood Incantation announced their hour-long, ambient Century Media debut. Andi Deris proved the best bobbing head on the new and remarkable Helloween hydra. Melodic black metal not