All posts by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

Necrot – Blood Offerings Review

I’m not sure what you, dear reader, want out of your heavy metal, but I’m in this for the riffs. To me, good riffs are the foundation of good heavy metal. What makes a riff

Staff Infections – June 2017

Here we are in June, and it’s time to discuss what the Last Rites crew has been listening to this past month or so. The staff is fresh off its yearly team-building exercise, otherwise known

Excommunion – Thronosis Review

It’s been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to death metal so far in 2017, and with Thronosis, Excommunion makes it even more embarrassing. This Colorado-based duo, featuring bassist/vocalist Christbutcher, also of Cryptborn and

Staff Infections – May 2017

Welcome, gentle readers, to a special Mother’s Day edition of Staff Infections. I have to admit tying a Mother’s Day theme into a piece on a heavy metal site is a bit beyond my capability.

God Dethroned – The World Ablaze Review

God Dethroned is a Dutch death metal band with a career that spans over a quarter century, and a catalog of 10 studio albums, including its latest, The World Ablaze, and aside from the last,

The Obsessed – Sacred Review

After twenty-odd years of fandom, it has just now occurred to me that it is unwise to expect any sort of stability from Scott “Wino” Weinrich. The past decade has seen Wino release a couple,

Altar Of Betelgeuze – Among The Ruins Review

In my years of metal fandom I’ve heard my share of genre mish-mashes, but stoner-doom-death is a new one for me. Finland’s Altar of Betelgeuze has apparently been practicing the style since 2010, and Among

Striker – Striker Review

Since 2010, Edmonton, Alberta’s Striker has released five records – including its latest self-titled disc – and Last Rites has not reviewed a single one of them until now. Shame on us, because Striker is