Tag: Sludge

Weeping Sores – False Confession Review

The kids from metal’s answer to Frank Gorshin’s Riddler, Pyrrhon, have once again strayed from terrifying chaos into something a bit more user friendly. When their earlier side project Seputus was unleashed a few years

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…

Big|Brave – A Gaze Among Them Review

Loudness is a crutch. “Maximum volume yields maximum results” is a fine bit of sloganeering, but as a guiding principle for music, its pithiness belies its hollowness. Of course, the act of listening necessarily requires

Inter Arma – Sulphur English Review

Straight to the point: Sulphur English is the darkest and most brutal record that Inter Arma has made yet. It is also far less immediate than albums like Sky Burial and Paradise Gallows. Immediacy is

Squalus & Shadow Limb – Mass And Power Review

Hello, friend. Have you seen Jaws? I certainly have. It’s a truly great film where Richard Dreyfus yells a lot (like he does in every film) and people get eaten by sharks. You know who

Serpents Of Dawn – Into The Garden Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. It’s been a while since doom has had a big enough year that multiple high-quality albums end up falling through the cracks, but such is the case in

Brainoil – Singularity To Extinction Review

Trends are unstable and often unjust. And really, there’s no better illustration to that point than our dear old friend, sludge. The word itself seems enough to keep anything attached to it chained to disapproval.

Pig Destroyer – Head Cage Review

It’s been six years since Pig Destroyer released Book Burner. Add the additional five years between that one and 2007’s Phantom Limb, and we’re now 11 years removed from what remains as the band’s creative