Staff Infections – August 2019

Welcome, friends, to a somewhat belated August edition of Staff Infections. Let us see just what the Last Rites staff has been listening to in the waning days of summer. For one, our pal Dave

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: August 11th – August 17th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Witch Vomit – Buried Deep In A Bottomless Grave Review

A witch could vomit for any number of reasons. Perhaps too much eye of newt went into the latest cauldron of emasculation potion. Maybe a dried lizard ear or dried frog tongue was left on

Hagzissa – They Ride Along Review

The cover art of They Ride Along, the full length debut from Austria’s Hagzissa, looks like a teenage scrawl on a piece of construction paper. This is no mistake. The figure ‒ arms out and

Cerebral Rot – Odious Descent Into Decay Review

What is the allure of swamp death? “What the hell is swamp death, moron? Stop making up more goddamned niches, there are already too many, most of them are horseshit, and no one likes you

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: August 4th – August 10th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Loud Words: A Punk Primer Pt. 1

I’ve been scribbling about underground punk and metal on and off for a couple of decades now, and I’ve often ended up writing about thundering releases made by musicians (and enjoyed by fans) who think

Mirror – Pyramid Of Terror Review

[Album cover artwork by Filip Leu] One thing the Last Rites collective seems particularly adept at in 2019 is allowing good things to fall through the cracks. Okay, that rings pretty true every year, but

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