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

Jack Starr’s Burning Starr – Stand Your Ground Review

Prior to receiving a promo copy of Stand Your Ground, my exposure to Jack Starr’s Burning Starr was pretty limited. In fact, I knew exactly three things about them: 1 – their namesake guitarist founded long-running American power

Tchornobog – Tchornobog Review

There is perhaps no more insuppressible force in nature than a volcano. Eruptions destroy the works of man and nature using a variety of elemental weapons, sometimes swiftly and sometimes through crawling inevitability. Lava oozes

Hell – Hell Review

We all have those transcendent moments during our exploration of this genre where something manages to redefine the HEAVY part of heavy metal. Old dogs will cite interminable examples from the earliest days, as well

Couch Slut – Contempt Review

In 2014, Brooklyn’s Couch Slut dropped one of the most harrowing listening experiences of the year in My Life As A Woman, a bleak examination of emotional depravity set to a noise/sludge hybrid. Part of

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea Review

So things got pretty dark the last time we met. Belated thanks to everyone for their support. I’ve taken a few more hits since then, but I think I’ve finally found the answer; a lucrative

Dzö-nga – The Sachem’s Tale Review

To fans of some of the greatest atmospheric, somewhat “avant-garde” works in the history of black metal, Boston’s Dzö-nga provides a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, The Sachem’s Tale provides a damn fine,

Bonehunter – Sexual Panic Human Machine Review

After a number of EPs, splits and demos (and one minor lineup tweak), Bonehunter finally released their debut LP (must have been highly anticipated), Evil Triumphs Again, in 2015. That album, although by no means perfect, set the

Expulsion – Nightmare Future Review

Sometimes you just know, y’know? That classic first line of a story that captures you from the first words; that perfect opening scene of a film that reels you in and keeps you hooked for

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