All The Empires Of The World - Last Rites
All The Empires Of The World operate on that strange threshold between ambient music and Very Loud Metal Music. This record is strictly undefinable. While reference points can be given - ritualistic noise, colossal riffs, beautiful evocations, hazy delayed guitar, pealing chords, remote vocals, tension, release, eruption, heaviness, light - it is the careful combination of these elements that makes it a rare joy. Mark tells us that: This record is a testament to finding the best in everything - it was influenced by my brother and two sisters and their complex and wonderful lives. Denial of the spirit is denial of the self.