Cardiac Arrest – The Day That Death Prevailed Review

That snuggly blanket you wrap around yourself at night with your glass of red wine or hot cocoa. That ice cold tea or frosty beer that you always enjoy on the back porch after you

Unruly – Unruly Review

As a proud citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand, let me remind you that NZ’s tourist-poster image is mostly smoke and mirrors. Sure, we’re a relaxed, friendly, and socially liberal bunch down here, and we’ve got

Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville Review

Consider, if you will, the splendor and aura of a classic detective film noir. One where the men all wear suits with bowler hats calling ladies dames while they chain smoke in a diner somehow

Omitir – Ode Review

Romanticism can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it can create a distorted view of the past, skewing and altering history, recalling good old days that never really ever were. On the other, it

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations Review

There might have been a situation in high school where you liked jam bands. Don’t worry about it, we aren’t going to out you to the heavy metal police, the scenester militia, or even the

Vassafor – To The Death Review

To the Death is the latest pitch-black, all-enveloping masterwork from Aotearoa New Zealand colossus Vassafor. The band’s third full-length is a mammoth work of esoteric artistry, which paints nightmarish scenes while imperious black and death

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Another Dive Into The Nethers Of The Black Metal Underground

Last night marked the new moon. The darkest night of the lunar month, when the terrestrial body, in its tireless rotation about the tellurian rock, is blackened by the very shadow of the earth itself,

Staff Infections – July 2020

Greetings, friends. It’s time for Staff infections—the feature wherein the Last Rites staff shares what it’s been listening to for the last month, and you, dear readers, get to marvel at our spectacularly good taste

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