Cognizant – Cognizant (2020 Reissue) Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Dallas-based death / grind outfit Cognizant sees a CD reissue of their first album here, thanks to the kind souls at Selfmadegod. This fancy little slab of tech-grind

Demoniac ‒ So It Goes Review

So It Goes, the second full length from Chilean thrashers Demoniac, is a bit of a strange record. It’s also a pretty wicked cool record, but let’s start with the strange side first. The most

Sodom – Genesis XIX Review

Seems like about 90% of the reviews for any Sodom album released in the past two decades or so have been cut from a similar cloth: “Old-school thrashers remain remarkably consistent,” “Sodom sounds like Sodom,”

Undergang – Aldrig I Livet Review

[Cover artwork by David Torturdød] Why are we as disgusting human beings so attracted to things that are disgusting? There are a number of reasons, but it’s essentially rooted in the fact that we’re all

Glorious Depravity – Ageless Violence Review

[Cover art by Ars Moriendee] Like all metalheads worth their weight in god’s tears, the Last Rites crew is a big fan of Doug Moore. Is it because he used to contribute his eloquent sentences

Engulfed – Vengeance Of The Fallen Review

A dark sun rises in the west. The midday heat recedes. Cold billows forth from the caverns below. Your body is sucked into the blackhole on the horizon. You and thousands of dead corpses are

Houkago Grind Time – Bakyunsified (Moe To The Gore) Review

It’s hard to tell by looking at me, but I used to be a runner. Back then, the building that I worked in had an unoccupied office area that was repurposed into a “gym,” and

Staff Infections – November 2020

Hello, dear readers. It’s November—mid-November by the time you read this—which would ordinarily mean this awful year is almost over, but I would not be surprised if 2020 somehow manage to last thirteen or fourteen

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