All posts by Captain

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; Handsome & Interesting Man; Just get evil all the time.

Pagan Altar – A Tribute And A Review Of The Room Of Shadows

FROM A DUSTY SHELF… Specific interpretations of “the underground” in relation to metal can lead down any number of passageways. For many, the term represents little more than a categorization for virtually any band not

Droid – Terrestrial Mutations Review

Release date: July 12, 2017. Label: Nightbreaker Productions and Temple Of Mystery Records. If you’re Ontario’s Droid, you’re probably pretty tired of the following two items: 1) people informing you about how much you sound

NEW SITE: A New Frontier – Out With The Old, In With The New.

What ho! Wait, what? Ho, what? What happened here. Everything looks different. People don’t like different. People like uniformity. People like routine. We like routine. Last Rites has had the same routine for as many

Hell – Hell Review

We all have those transcendent moments during our exploration of this genre where something manages to redefine the HEAVY part of heavy metal. Old dogs will cite interminable examples from the earliest days, as well

Tau Cross – Pillar Of Fire Review

Pobody’s nerfect. No regerts. A guy goes on a trip up the coast and asks a friend to check in on his mother and his cat while he’s away. After being on the road for

Manilla Road – To Kill A King Review

Surviving for over 35 years and producing one of the more plentiful and consistent discographies in metal puts Wichita’s Manilla Road in an interesting position. It’s clear that principal architect (and sole founding member) Mark Shelton continues

Impetuous Ritual – Blight Upon Martyred Sentience Review

One of life’s rules of thumb: No one really cares about your dreams, particularly the ones you think are “really fucked up.” Those nightmares are made-to-order for you and you alone – carefully crafted by

Metalian – Midnight Rider Review

Wake up, feel like hell, get ready for work, sit in traffic, manage spreadsheets, eat a sensible lunch, rot in a meeting, rifle through department emails, trash your inbox, sit in traffic, walk the dog,

Anathema – The Optimist Review

I have always been a fan of Anathema, but I haven’t always been a very good fan of Anathema. I was there at the beginning and count The Silent Enigma as required listening for early