Tag: Vanhelgd

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: March 3rd – March 9th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Best Of 2018 – Dan Obstkrieg: Hi, Hello, How Are You? Here Is Some Music.

I am skeptical of certainty. I suppose that’s a strange lead-in to an article in which I share my ostensibly well-reasoned opinions as to which albums released this year are the best. But yes, the

Staff Infections – October 2018

It’s Staff Infections time. You know the drill: We share what we’ve been listening to for the past month, and you gape in wonder at our impeccable taste in music. Speaking of impeccable taste in

Vanhelgd – Temple Of Phobos Review

The open question: Do Vanhelgd play fashionable death metal unfashionably, or unfashionable death metal fashionably? On the one hand, Vanhelgd’s melodicism and (in particular) the potently reverbed vocals sometimes suggest a kinship with such peripatetic

Vanhelgd – Relics Of Sulphur Salvation Review

Though it might seem counterintuitive, there’s actually a bold calculus at work for a band digging in the blood-soaked trenches of a well-established style. Artistically speaking, the stakes are higher but the payoff is lower.