Staff Infections – May 2024

Greetings, dear readers. It’s time to see what your friends at Last Rites have been listening to, with a feature we call Staff Infections. The battle for album of the month is not particularly fierce

Mortal Wound – The Anus Of The World Review

[Front cover artwork by Karina] A depiction of a Mortal Wound super-fan: If you are lucky enough to have parental units that counted your safety and prosperity as a top priority amidst your youth, then

Cover by Adam Burke

Tzompantli – Beating The Drums Of Ancestral Force Review

[Cover artwork by Adam Burke] I’m amped.  You know that feeling you get after listening to a piece of music that really gets the blood flowing? The kind that could push you to survive some

Full Of Hell – Coagulated Bliss Review

[Cover art by Brian Montuori] In the past 15 years, Full of Hell has unleashed 46 different releases on the world. Sure, a smattering of those are compilations, box sets or live albums, but a

Reversed – Wildly Possessed Review

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Candelabrum – Transmutations Review

So, the bad news first: I haven’t done my homework. Transmutations is Candelabrum’s fourth album, and I haven’t heard any of the other ones. I can’t compare Transmutations to any of the band’s other work,

Achelous – Tower Of High Sorcery Review

Achelous’s The Icewind Chronicles seemingly came from nowhere. Charming, I called it, back in the yesteryear that was 2022. Icewind was a strikingly confident and engaging collection of songs that felt, if nothing else, lovingly

Vestindien – Verdande Review

Foreword: Typically the foreword of a written work is not written by the author of the main work itself, the intent being to give an outside, enlightening perspective on the author and/or to give historical

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