Staff Infections – July 2018

Here we are in July, dear readers, and we at Last Rites Hope you’ve been keeping your grill hot, your beverages cold and your sunscreen liberally applied. For our American readers, we hope you made

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 8th – July 14th

“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

Diamonds & Rust: Blue Öyster Cult – Fire Of Unknown Origin

Most people who were lucky enough to be a kid in the 80s spend inordinate amounts of time attempting to explain to anyone within earshot why that particular Golden Era was so extraordinary. Just ask

Khôrada – Salt Review

In music—as in life—expectations can cut two ways. Without expectations, there might be no disappointments. But without expectations, there’s also little chance for surprise. The relational structure of expectations, however, borders on tyrannical. As a

Burial Invocation – Abiogenesis Review

Some eight years after releasing its debut EP, Rituals of the Grotesque, Burial Invocation has finally released its first full-length album, Abiogenesis. Whatever the reasons for the delay, as things have been rather unsettled in

An Interview With Anicon: Brooklyn And Black Metal Tropes

Recorded during a furious winter, Anicon’s newest work, their sophomore LP Entropy Mantra, represents a shift in their sound. More riff-heavy than prior work and certainly more open to individual contribution, Entropy Mantra is yet another solid album from

Rotten Sound – Suffer To Abuse Review

All new Rotten Sound is always a cause for celebration. This six-song, twelve-minute EP comes two years after the band’s last full-length, Abuse To Suffer, and it’s clearly titled as that album’s inverse, so it’s

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: July 1st – July 7th

“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

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