All posts by Chris Sessions

I write for Last Rites, but in my mind it is spelled Lassed Writes because I am a dreamer.

SubRosa – For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages

Here is an ashamed thing I am: I live in the same state as SubRosa, within a 35 minute train ride, probably…maybe some city buses and walking… You get the point. I live within easy

Revocation – Great Is Our Sin Review

The modern metal critic’s dilemma: how many times can a reader read “this is a good/great record by a good/great band” before they are no longer served by reviews? You have to have some negative

Ghoul – Dungeon Bastards Review

Ghoul. Who are they? What are they? Why are they? What can we do about them? They…it…are…is… a travelling metal sideshow. And like a sideshow the performers come and go, the quality depends on how

Conclave – Sins Of The Elders Review

I have been sitting in this Conclave album for a couple of weeks, playing it and trying to pin down my impressions of it. I’ve said in the past that sludge is a strange animal

Deceptionist – Initializing Irreversible Process Review

OK. OK. So…OK. I have spent the last week picking myself up from the floor of my car, my room, my place in the universe and time, my soul, and my mind. Deceptionist has released

Cough – Still They Pray Review

Sludge is, to me, a strange beast. When I hear it, I immediately fall in love. An ocean of distortion; tectonic pacing; so many places to do the single neck-shattering head bang – I should

Hemotoxin – Biological Enslavement Review

The second thrash explosion of the last decade or so has been interesting to me who lived through the original. Back then I was initially drawn in by songs, such as Accept’s “Fast as a Shark”

Murder Made God – Enslaved Review

I am a giant homer for death metal; no regrets, no apologies. If a death metal band is just OK, I am in. I love it all. I love old school, new school, blackened, doomened,