Category: Reviews

Acephalix – Decreation Review

We fans of death metal have been blessed, much like Noah, with a flood of tremendous death metal over the last 18 months. It’s like the early 90s all over again except with different players,

Cradle Of Filth – Cryptoriana Review

When Cradle of Filth was at the peak of their extreme metal powers in the late 90s, a career arc that included descending into cartoonish mediocrity was… actually fairly predictable. Even at their greatest, this

Wolves In The Throne Room – Thrice Woven Review

Recently, a dimwitted teenager and his equally dimwitted friends became responsible for sparking a 48,000 acre fire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. The teens were caught, praised be, but sadly, their punishment does not include

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

Helpless – Debt Review

About two weeks or so back, I got a message from Last Rites Central Command asking me if my Helpless review was ready. “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I responded, for once

Dyscarnate – With All Their Might Review

Time seems to move a lot faster when you get older. I remember Stumbling across a Dyscarnate video on YouTube, and being impressed with the clean-cut English trio’s no-nonsense take on death metal. I made

Roger Miret – My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory Review

Reading this autobiography of Agnostic Front-man Roger Miret further confirmed two painfully obvious theories that I’ve long known to be true: 1 – Agnostic Front and everyone involved with them are pretty much badasses. 2

Argus – From Fields Of Fire Review

Sometimes the universe throws you a sign, y’know? I mean, some days that sign might be getting kicked in the beans by a neighbor kid passing by on a skateboard and heeding the cosmic instruction

Gigan – Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence Review

Gigan is slowly but surely losing touch with this planet. With each subsequential release, Eric Hersemann and co (featuring longtime drummer Nate Cotton and new vocalist Jerry Kavouriaris) separate from the rigors and routines of

Cannabis Corpse – Left Hand Pass Review

It’s been awhile since I’ve personally checked in with Cannabis Corpse. Back when I reviewed Tube of the Resinated, they were exactly what they appeared to be: a Cannibal Corpse clone with a weed fetish.