Judas Priest – Firepower Review

Greetings, fellow acolytes of the great Judas Priest! And welcome to the very first ever Judas Priest Week here at Last Rites. All week, we’ll be honoring one of the all time greats in various

Staff Infections: March 2018

Welcome, friends, to another edition of Staff Infections, wherein the Last Rites staff shares its collectively impeccable taste in music with the general public. This month, as has become typical, no runaway favorite has emerged,

An Interview With Skeletal Remains

There’s no denying that death metal has been kicking our scene’s ass for the last eighteen months or so. Skeletal Remains is yet another killer death metal band hailing from California, and their third LP,

Spite – Antimoshiach Review

Everyone has records they prefer to play in certain settings. Some almost demand to be heard through headphones or a hi-fi system, while others sound just fine through Bluetooth speakers or the stock system of

Paara – Riitti Review

Musically, there are generally two major approaches when combining black metal with Scandinavian folk music that come to mind: that of simply attempting to shoehorn folk instrumentation against the wall of sound guitars of black

Destroyer 666 – Call Of The Wild EP Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Surprise, surprise: only two years since the band’s last full-length album, Wildfire, and we already have new Destroyer 666 material. Sure, Call of the Wild is only an

The Grotesquery – The Lupine Anathema Review

As usual, it looks like Rogga Johansson has been a busy little beaver… Sweden’s one-man death metal factory, Rogga has two albums coming out soon, this fourth effort from The Grotesquery and also the fourth

Dry Insides – Deformity EP Review

There’s something to be said for music that sounds like it was recorded inside the rotting asshole of weeks-old roadkill. Although, obviously, what is said about that kind of decomposing noise depends on how much

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