Staff Infections

March 2017

posted on 3/2017   By: Jeremy Morse

Greetings, friends. It's time, once again, to find out what your pals at Last Rites have been listening to, with a little feature we call Staff Infections. As it turns out, Immolation, fresh off a victory versus Suffocation in our Battle Royal, and having just released a magnificent new album in Atonement, gets the blue ribbon for the second month in a row. In case you missed it, Mr. Obstkrieg has the scoop on Atonement, right here.

Since we’ve covered the bejesus out of Immolation lately, let us quickly move on to second place which is, somewhat confoundingly, a four-way tie that includes Andruini/Balach’s big old slab of doom, Dawn of Ages, A Blut Aus Nord album with a really long title, and a couple Floridian death metal chestnuts in Death’s Symbolic and Nocturnus’s The Key. Since Andruini/Balach’s songs are all longer than a Buffalo winter, and I’m not over-fond of black metal, let’s listen to some death metal:


Finally, as you might have noticed in perusing the playlists, some of our staffers seem to be engaging in binge-listening. El Capitan has been immersing himself in the Death catalogue, and Konrad has been splitting time between Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega, to the exclusion of all else. My question to you, dear reader, is do you ever engage in this practice, and, if so, which bands are you most likely to do it with? Let us know, along with sharing your playlist in the comments.

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Michael Wuensch

DeathSpiritual Healing
Death Symbolic
Nocturnus The Key
Pestilence Testimony of the Ancients

Matthew Cooper

Arduini/Balich - Dawn of Ages
Immolation - Atonement
Pestilence - Spheres
Tomahawk - Tomahawk
Death - Symbolic
Watchtower - Control and Resistance

Zach Duvall

Dodecahedron - Dodecahedron
Nocturnus - The Key
Arduini/Balich - Dawn of Ages
Deathspell Omega - Inquisitors of Satan
Darkspace - Dark Space III
Krallice - Prelapsarian

Chris Redar

Benighted - Necrobreed
Riff Raff - Neon Icon
The Haunted - Made Me Do It
Saprogenic - Expanding Towards Collapsed Lungs
Weezer - Blue Album
Danny Brown - Old

Danhammer Obstkrieg

Memoriam - For the Fallen
Holy Terror - Terror and Submission
Striborg - Spiritual Catharsis
My Dying Bride - Trinity
Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts
Oddisee - The Iceberg

Dave Schalek

Gorephilia - Severed Monolith
Extremity - Extremely Fucking Dead
Immolation - Atonement
Condemned - His Divine Shadow
Lunar Shadow - Far From Light
Enslaved - Eld


Inquisition - Nefarious Dismal Orations
Immolation - Atonement
Oingo Boingo - BOI-NGO
Joe Henderson - Mode for Joe
The Obsessed - Lunar Womb
Hellwell - Behind the Demon's Eyes

Mirela Travar

Warning - Watching From a Distance
Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Death in June - But, What Ends When the Symbols Shatter?

Konrad Kantor

Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
Deathspell Omega - Kenose
Deathspell Omega - Drought
Blut Aus Nord - The Mystical Beast of Rebellion
Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with The Stars
Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry

K. Scott Ross

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Ulcerate - Destroyers of All
Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With the Stars
Aosoth - IV: Arrow In Heart
Bill Evans - Cross-Currents
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance

Dave Pirtle

Pitchshifter - Infotainment?
Huey Lewis and the News - Greatest Hits
Rollins Band - Weight
Prong - Rude Awakening
Wheeler Walker Jr. - Redneck Shit
The Time - Pandemonium

Jeremy Morse

Massacra - Final Holocaust
Death Penatly - Death Penalty
Obituary - Cause of Death
Satan's Wrath - Galloping Blasphemy
Hellwitch - Syzygial Miscreancy
Defeated Sanity - Psalms of the Moribund

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