Category: Features

A Devil’s Dozen – Absu

When one thinks of “black/thrash” metal, one typically thinks of bands such as Aura Noir and Deströyer 666. Both are staunch defenders of the style’s classic sound, which is not something typically said about Absu.

Void Ritual – Heretical Wisdom Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. After testing the waters with a smattering of EP, split, and compilation material, Heretical Wisdom is the first proper full length from Albuquerque’s Void Ritual. The sole product

Phylactery – Necromancy Enthroned Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. When it comes to cross-pollination of thrash, black metal seems to have all the fun these days. But Canadian heshers Phylactery have a thing or two to say

Staff Infections – August 2017

Here we are: the first installment of Staff Infections in the newly-remodeled Last Rites. It’s an easy job of picking the album of the month this time around, as the staff’s playlists converged on precisely

Rope And Knife / Metal Eater – Split EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. In this, the very first edition of Fast Rites to grace the sacred new halls of Last Rites, we examine a Split EP from Metal Eater / Rope

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

Staff Infections – July 2017

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome again to Staff Infections. July is upon us; high summer, and hopefully you have beer to drink, hotdogs to eat, jets to ski, fish to catch, baseball to play, motorcycles