Category: Features

Attention, Attention! Cruz Del Sur CD Giveaway!

The folks at Cruz Del Sur and ClawHammer PR are good people. So good, in fact, that they gave us some great albums to give one lucky reader, which makes us good people by proxy. Or

A Devil’s Dozen – W.A.S.P.

By 1996, I’d been listening to W.A.S.P. for about seven years. My first infection had come through one of those cheap compilation cassettes I loved so much back then. I’ve long forgotten which cassette, but

Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots

Hello and welcome to another exciting installment the first installment of Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots! As you may have guessed from the title, we are two idiots. In ancient times, the “village idiot”

Purtenance – Paradox of Existence EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. For a band that’s been around since essentially 1989, Purtenance has released a surprisingly sparse amount of material. In fact, between 1992 and 2012 they released exactly 0

Staff Infections – September 2017

Welcome, friends, to the September edition of Staff Infections, wherein we discuss, among other things, what the Last Rites staff has been listening to for the past month. I usually like to keep it light

Battle Royal: Opeth vs. Enslaved – Two Bands Enter, One Band Leaves

Battle Royal is ideally intended to hurt. It is intended to hurt our readers, and it is absolutely, unquestionably, 100% intended to hurt whichever staffers are knuckleheaded enough to partake. Battle Royal is having a

Vanum – Burning Arrow Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Vanum, a collaboration between Michael Rekevics (Fell Voices, Vorde, others) and Kyle Morgan (Ash Borer, Predatory Light, also others), released a promising black metal album in 2015’s Realm

Cosmic Void Ritual / Draghkar / Ensepulcher – Three-Tape Attack Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Fast Rites is a fun feature because it allows us to cover things like this: a three-tape attack from Blood Harvest. Each tape (and in one case an