Staff Infections – June 2018

Breathe deep the pollen, friends—it’s June. While warm sun and the beautiful flowers are temporary, metal blooms eternal, so let’s see what the Hell all your pals at Last Rites have been listening to for

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 10th – June 16th

“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

Mortuous – Through Wilderness Review

Let’s talk about putridity, friend. More specifically, whether or not you enjoy putridity enough to celebrate it in your life. You may think you do, considering the fact that you once managed to sit through

Graven Maul – Crushed Skull Moon Tag-Team Review

The following is a joint effort of two of our most prized idiots. No, not those two idiots. Well, one of those idiots, and another idiot. Anyway, this was written by Ryan and Manny. Thank

Vhäldemar – Shadows Of Combat (Reissue) Review

Do you like Grave Digger and Helloween? I like Grave Digger and Helloween. Do you know who else likes Grave Digger and Helloween? Vhäldemar likes Grave Digger and Helloween. This fourth album from these Teutonic-toned

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 3rd – June 9th

“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

Ghost – Prequelle Review

At heart, rock ‘n’ roll has always been theater.  It’s performance, on-stage and under the lights; it’s exorcism and exhibition, a transference of raw emotion from performer to audience through words and action. It’s why

Deathstorm – Reaping What Is Left Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Reaping What Is Left, the third full length from Austrian thrashers Deathstorm, sounds almost exactly like Slayer. And not the clearly-influenced-by-but-bringing-a-little-something-new type of sounding almost exactly like Slayer,

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