All posts by Jeremy Morse

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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

Ravencult – Force Of Profination Review

I don’t generally get too excited about black metal. To me, the genre is too much about atmosphere, ideology, and screwing people out of money for rare, but entirely shitty recordings, and not enough about

Darkrypt – Delirious Excursion Review

17For a little-known band from India, Darkrypt is getting quite the push. The band’s debut, Delirious Excursion, was mixed by Dave Chandler at Priory Recording Studios in the U.K. and mastered by Dan Swano at

Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation Review

There was a time, and it doesn’t seem like that long ago, when the combination of death metal and a boss heavy metal pedal would set my heart aflutter. Sadly, that time has passed. In

Diamonds & Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: W.A.S.P. – The Headless Children

When Last Rites did it’s Most Essential Albums of the Eighties Feature, there was a fairly vigorous debate as to whether W.A.S.P.’s debut record belonged on the main list or if it should be relegated

Sodom – Decision Day Review

Let’s shoot straight here: If you are even a casual Sodom fan,  you probably have a good idea of what Sodom’s latest album, Decision Day, sounds like without even hearing it. Sodom might not be

Diamonds And Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: Riot – Fire Down Under

This reviewing gig exposes me to a lot of new metal, for free, and that’s great. But you know what I like more than discovering new metal? I like discovering old metal. For whatever reason,

Ghoulgotha – To Starve The Cross Review

I have only the vaguest memories of listening to Ghoulgotha’s debut, The Deathmass Cloak. Whether it was a case of too much music too little time, or simply that The Deathmass Cloak was unexceptional, the

Phobocosm – Bringer Of Drought Review

Having been previously unfamiliar with Montreal’s Phobocosm, I found the band’s second album, Bringer of Drought, to be a challenging listen. Phobocosm has a unique approach to death metal. The band is very heavy, oppressively