Silurian – End Of Ordovicia Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. When your band pedigree includes members of tech-heads Obsolete, dissonant death metallers Sunless, black/death churners Suffering Hour, and several others, you’re probably creating both a certain level of

Sonja – Loud Arriver Review

Long, long ago—even before the days when the lonesome warble of AOL’s “You’ve got mail!” swept through the wilds of the heartlands—goths and metal freaks shared an equitable “the enemy of my enemy is my

KEN mode – NULL Review

[Cover art by Randy Ortiz] “I don’t believe that you mean well” That lyric perfectly sums up KEN mode’s eighth album. The artists involved don’t feel the world has their best interests in mind, and

Dead Void – Volatile Forms Review

Given the current collective headspace, the thick layer of death/doom on Dead Void’s Volatile Forms probably isn’t the healthiest use of forty four minutes for the lot of us. There are certainly days where I

Blast Rites: Brain Famine – Die In The Vortex Review

In all things, balance is key. Such is the case here at Blast RItes, and so, for every disgusting gurglegore offering like the recent Organ Failure, we must achieve parity and a centering of our

Choke – Desiphon Review

Two of the things I love most in this life are grindcore and the Green Bay Packers. So when the new EP from this Green Bay-based death/grind outfit landed in the ol’ inbox, it came

An Abstract Illusion – Woe Review

[Cover art by Adam Burke] This is an allusion, Michael! To describe an album as interesting can be damning for some people. It can equate to introducing a stranger as having a great personality. You

Staff Infections – September 2022

Hello, loyal readers of Last Rites. It is time once again for you all to get a gander at what the heck we’ve been listening to for the last month, in a little feature we

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