Staff Infections – June 2019

Have you ever wondered to yourself just what the learned, well-mannered and temperate folks at Last Rites have been listening to during any particular month? Well, friends, you’re in luck, because we have this little

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 9th – June 15th

“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

Ripped to Shreds – 魔經 – Demon Scriptures Review

A lot of people think there are few substitutes for seeing a band live. To counter that argument one can point out that there is a great substitute: listening to an album roughly the length

Sadistic Ritual – Visionaire Of Death Review

More than just about any style of metal, it’s nearly impossible to stand out as a thrash band. That’s really been the case since it was the dominant form of metal way back in the

Nucleus – Entity Review

Trends. Often scoffed at, particularly in the circles of extreme music—which, some might argue, are vehemently against this to begin with—trends have a way of naturally occurring. There’s no escaping them, particularly in a time

Esoctrilihum – The Telluric Ashes of the O Vrth Immemorial Gods Review

[Cover art by Alan “Medusawolf” Brown; click here for the full painting.] Esoctrilihum’s lone member Asthâghul is the kind of prodigious talent that really makes a guy question his life’s achievements. Over the course of

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 2nd – June 8th

“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

Krypts – Cadaver Circulations Review

Ah, death / doom… When it comes to this heaviest of low and slow amalgamations, the Finns don’t necessarily have the market kornered, nor are they the originators… But nevertheless, they are simply goddamned great

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